Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Looking for Lucey: Celebrating the work of filmmaker Eric Lucey

Looking for Lucey is a unique soirée inspired by the work of University of Edinburgh’s own scientific film pioneer Eric Lucey, whose work has recently resurfaced and is gaining attention in both the academic and art world. This exclusive event showcases some of Lucey’s mesmerizing work from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections and displays a selection of carefully selected archive films drawn from the Scottish National Library Moving Image Archive.

The archive films are accompanied by a musical score and spoken word, composed in inspiration of the films, and performed live by an Edinburgh-based duo Opul. The evening closes with a selection of short films, offering a contemporary look on the ideas of science and experimentation in cinema. Taking place in the awe-inspiring Assembly Roxy, the event includes a free drink and a pay bar. 

How to book

Tickets for this event are priced at £7 (£5 concessions).

You can book your tickets online on the Assembly Roxy website


Looking for Lucey is the opening part of Timescapes, a series of three events exploring observations of time through cinema. This curatorial project has been created by students on the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation programme in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

Timescapes offers a fresh, new look at the camera’s role in scientific observation, experimentation and manipulation of time. The other two events in the programme are part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Find out more about the series on the Timescapes website

Are you interested in studying Film, Exhibition and Curation at LLC?

Our one-year, taught Masters programme encourages you to interrogate and experience the circulation of film, and to understand what film does to audiences and what audiences do with film.

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Looking for Lucey: Celebrating the work of filmmaker Eric Lucey

A unique soirée celebrating scientific film pioneer, Eric Lucey’s work with archive films, live music and spoken word.

Assembly Roxy - Central
2 Roxburgh Place