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Message from the Skies

Throughout Edinburgh

Message from the Skies returns to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on Tuesday 1 January with a selection of love letters written to Europe.  Read more …

The words of six internationally celebrated writers - Billy Letford, Chitra Ramaswamy, Kapka Kassabova, Louise Welsh, Stef Smith and William Dalrymple - will illuminate and animate buildings around the city during the first month of 2019. 

Message from the Skies runs until Friday 25 January 2019 and is commissioned and presented by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Produced by Underbelly, in partnership with Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust. Developed with support from Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.

More information on this production is available at

The critical consensus

If none of the other five installations can compete with Dalrymple’s for sheer physical and political impact, they nonetheless provide some fine food for thought and feeling, at their locations around the city.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 02/01/2019

Features about Message from the Skies

Suzy Glass--Message from the Skies

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 01/01/2019

Message from the Skies--love letters to Europe

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 01/01/2019

Where and when?

Multiple venues. Check the website for event and venue details., from Tuesday January 1, 2019, until Friday January 25, 2019.

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