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Message from the Skies

  • 01 January 2018 - 25 January 2018
  • 5pm until 10pm | Free
  • Various locations across Edinburgh
  • Booking: No ticket required

See Edinburgh in a brand new light in 2018. Take a literary journey through the city, and read a new story, New Year's Resurrection, by leading Scottish writer Val McDermid told through projections onto Edinburgh’s buildings and landmarks.

Message From The Skies

In the first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Edinburgh International Book Festival have commissioned Val McDermid to write a short story that will be told through projections onto buildings and landmarks around Edinburgh. McDermid will collaborate with dramaturg, Philip Howard, Edinburgh based projection company Double Take Projections and some of Scotland’s best soundscape artists to bring the story to life.

Explore the city as you read, moving from location to location to discover the next part of the story. Each building or landmark is its own chapter, so you can enjoy the whole story in one evening or over a period of time. 

The accompanying free app translates the story into seven different languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese and Spanish and an audio description will be available for visually impaired visitors.  

Message from the Skies is part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. 

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