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Message from the Skies

See Edinburgh in a brand new light this New Year! 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.

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The critical consensus

Message From The Skies remains a rich and brilliant introduction to the city and to its literary heritage, as well as to a lost tradition of female writing long overdue for recognition.

***(*)(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 02/01/2017e

At its best, it is like peering, not just at the grand facades of the buildings, but into the two-faced psyche of a nation’s literary history and the self-image it promotes. If Edinburgh feels like a ghost down at this time of year, for three weeks, at least, all life is here.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 03/01/2018

Features about Message from the Skies

Val McDermid and Philip Howard--Message from the Skies

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 28/12/2017

Val McDermid's innovative new work to honour writing duo

Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman, 01/01/2018

Crime novelist Val McDermid's story projected on to landmarks

Angus Howarth, The Scotsman, 03/01/2018

Message from the Skies--take a daunder in the city!

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 04/01/2018

Where and when?

Multiple venues. Check the website for event and venue details., from Monday January 1, 2018, until Thursday January 25, 2018.

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