New 24 hour Edinburgh Festival

April 12, 2010 by  

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is well known for its festivals, festivals that always require the very best print work from Edinburgh printing companies. However, the city could soon be getting another festival to celebrate the arts, one that is open twenty four hours a day.

The new festival is called the ‘White Night festival’, or Nuit Blanche in French, and if it goes ahead it will see Edinburgh copy the likes of similar festivals held in Paris and Rome. The idea of the festival is that some of the city’s best loved arts venues will open their doors for twenty four hours, and will be absolutely free after dark.

The famed Edinburgh venues that could take part in this new festival include St Giles Cathedral, the City Art Centre, the Assembly Rooms, Usher Hall and Princes Street Gardens. The festival is likely include artistic themes such as film, dance and performance art – as well newer themes such as installation art and sound and light shows.

Discussions are currently underway about holding the White Night Festival in Edinburgh, and the idea has already gained support from some of the best galleries and museums in Scotland.

According to a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the National Museum of Scotland:

We have participated in this feasibility study and are keen to see the outcome.

The National Galleries director, John Leighton, commented:

We would be delighted to be a part of a ‘Nuit Blanche’ if such an event were be to held in Edinburgh.

I was directly involved in establishing Museums at Night in Amsterdam and know from personal experience that these events can be a great success.

Should the new festival go ahead, it is likely to require poster printing in Edinburgh to ensure that it is promoted successfully.