8 February - 11 March 2018
Edinburgh City Centre
The city of Edinburgh is encouraging locals to take a moment to escape the buzz of the capital in one of three enchanting lighting activations that have taken over the city. Launching today (8 February), Edinburgh Lumen will provide tranquil portals that take visitors from the fast-paced streets of the city into captivating light creations set against calming music.
Creating an aura of calm, the three unique installations will transform St Andrew Square, Assembly Rooms Lane and The Mound Precinct, into zen-like portals of tranquillity from 8 February to 11 March 2018.
Serenity Gardens will turn the green space of St Andrew Square into a peaceful haven with a bespoke lighting design touching every corner of the garden - from the trees and water features, to the flowerbeds and shrubbery. Accompanied by calming music, it will make for a peaceful escape, in the heart of the city centre.
Just off George Street, down the west lane of the Assembly Rooms, locals and visitors will find a spot to take five for themselves, in Moments Lane. Three tranquil animated scenes projected on to the lane’s walls will captivate the imagination of passersby.
The lane will be aglow with a countryside scene, complete with chirping birds and gently swaying trees and grass, joined by a coral reef paradise, submersing viewers in the peace and calm of the deep. Finally, a third scene of a clear dark night, crowned by the most beautiful phenomenon in nature, the Aurora Borealis.
The final show-stopping installation will transform Edinburgh’s Mound like never before, with a large immersive walkthrough light experience, set to create countless Instagram moments. Standing five meters high and made up of 12,000 individual suspended lights, Ocean of Light measures 9 x 9 metres for people to walk through and interact.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the enchanting Edinburgh Lumen experience every evening from 5pm to 10:30pm until the 11 March 2018.
Keep up to date with Edinburgh Lumen at www.edinburgh.org/lumen and share your zen-moments on social using #EdinburghLumen.
Edinburgh Lumen has been developed by NL Productions for the City of Edinburgh Council to provide locals and visitors with a unique free experience that will light up the normally dark winter nights.