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Lighting the lives of Edinburgh locals with your ticket to Silent Light

14th Dec 2018

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this Christmas season, you’ll know that our brand-new attraction for 2018, Silent Light, has been a hit at Edinburgh’s Christmas.

This Christmas, we invited the team behind the Fringe 2018 hit, Silent Adventures, to collaborate on a unique outdoor event for people of all ages to enjoy! Silent Light fuses the stunning hit of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016, Street of Light with a silent street party. It’s a festivity like no other, with people dancing and singing underneath a spectacular architectural installation of archways festooned with thousands of lightbulbs synchronised to music!

It’s been great seeing Silent Light bring a smile to people’s face and to extend the festive cheer we teamed up with One City Trust to support their incredible charitable work in the city by donating 50p from every ticket sale.

The work that One City Trust does is so important – fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh. Established in 2003 in response to the One City report of the Lord Provost’s Commission on Social Exclusion, the Trust uses the idea of a ‘community foundation’ to give people and organisations a means to reach across the divides of the city and support those who are excluded from the community.

We support One City Trust because it is a simple and effective way to make a positive impact on local communities now and in the future. Just some of the work they’ve done so far includes:

  • Edinburgh Tool Library
  • Fern’s Kitchen Catering
  • Fetlor Youth Club
  • Community One Stop Shop
  • Craigmillar Literacy Trust
  • Milan SWC
  • SABS
  • Big Hearts Trust

So far, we’ve raised an incredible £10,000 and we’re not stopping there! Our aim is to DOUBLE this figure by the time Silent Light dances for the final time. But we need your help.

Tickets to Silent Light cost just £4.50 and it’s the perfect way to kick off your Edinburgh’s Christmas experience. We’ve got three playlists to suit everyone’s tastes and our bars will keep you toasty til you start dancing! Bring friends and family – the more the merrier – and don’t forget to tell everyone about Silent Light made you realise you didn’t know your 90-year-old mum could dance like that!

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Posted by Annie Wheeler