The weekend that was... (Fri 9 – Sun 11 Mar 2012)
Blog Invasion Alert
We’re dedicating our blog this week to our pals from Edinburgh City of Literature because we’ve been blown away by their ace work of dressing up our city in such glorious fashion. Because of enLIGHTen, instead of bowing our heads against the winds, we now cast our glances heavenwards admiring and pondering upon the projected quotes.
In Twitter-verse (#edlighten), we found loads of people who have been wandering the New Town in wide eyed amazement and sharing 140-character nuggets of their enjoyment at the sights. We’ve invited these super wordsmiths to invade our blog and hope you can share in their experiences and inspire you to head out to the streets and catch these projections before they’re gone.
Light wizards NL Productions behind enLIGHTen's Royal Society Projection. Dazzling!
Video by NL Productions
Blog Invader #1: Liah Moss
Author of Tumblr blog Design Outside the Box, Liah Moss sent us an awesome video of the projection mapping on the facade of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (22 George Street). Visit her blog to view it.
"I think it's great to see projection mapping in Edinburgh and would love to see more of it here.
I think it worked really well - contrasting old architecture and transforming the space into something unusual and spectacular.
It brought people out of their everyday lives and made them look up, and perhaps more aware of the architecture around them."
- Liah Moss
About Liah Moss
She is in her 3rd year of BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts and have created Design Outside the Box to share design inspirations.
Blog Invader #2: Lizzie Cass-Maran
Lizzie tweeted this at last friday's enLIGHTen tour organised by Edinburgh City of Literature: Off to @EdinCityofLit #edLIGHTen tour with @AriCassMaran.
We asked her to share her experience on the tour.
"The Adam Smith display opposite Waterstones on George Street vied in my head for first place – and afforded me a nice debate with my neighbour afterwards about the origins and changed connotations of the word ‘enthusiasm’ – but my favourite piece was probably the puffersphere on Charlotte Square. It’s a quite mesmerising display and I can imagine standing in front of it for ages, losing myself in time (and probably being bumped into by the odd tourist).
Next, to visit the website and listen to the ‘responses’ from local writers and poets; I’m so pleased Edinburgh City of Literature have included living, working writers in with the celebration of historical masters."
- Lizzie Cass-Maran
Our favourite photos from enLIGHTen's gallery
What's next at enLIGHTen?
Tour 2! Wed 14 Mar, 7pm
Meet at the gates at the George Street side of St Andrew Square. You will know them by the enLIGHTen flyers.
The tour should take about an hour. Wrap up warm, bring your camera and prepare to be dazzled!
What are Clicket Blogs?
Every Friday, Clicket peruses the weekend calendar of arts and cultural things to do in Edinburgh. We decide on 3; one on Friday, another on Saturday and (why not) a third on Sunday.
On our #FollowFriday tweet, @ClicketEdin recommends the folks who present these events and venture out – camera in hand and hearts expectant.
It’s not a retrospective blog though. Because we do our best to tell you what’s on next in those places we’ve been to so you can use our nifty “My Clicket” tool to plan your own weekend’s itinerary. Do remember you need to have registered and logged in to be able to make use of this part of Clicket.