We caught up with Tony Hawks to find out more about being a Patron for LABF…
What made you consider being a patron for LABF?
I’ve been to the Festival before, and I’m an admirer of its aims.
How do your values correspond with the message of the Festival?
I’m a big believer in questioning everything without blindly following, simply because it’s the ‘norm’. I think this Festival encourages and nurtures free thinking.
What compelled you to do the kind of work you do?
It’s in my heart. If I didn’t do it as a profession, I’d be doing a version of it as a hobby. I’m lucky to be getting away with it as a job!
If you had to choose one thing that made you feel free, what would that be?
Thinking and expressing myself without persecution.
If you could send one message to the whole world, what would that message be?
Work out what you really want. If that’s a peaceful happy world, then question everything that is done in the world (including everyday business and trade) and ask if that leads to the end goal you want.
What does being free mean to you?
Being able to challenge and question without having to live in fear.