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Take part in Deep Time

Want to see your photo in the Edinburgh International Festival opening event?

Deep Time visualisation of fossilised creatures projected onto Edinburgh Castle rock

The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time is an epic, outdoor, public artwork, bringing together spectacular animation, lighting and music, and delving deep into 350 million years of Edinburgh’s history. Blending trailblazing technology, narrative drama and emotional storytelling, Deep Time embraces the work of University of Edinburgh academics from across science, arts and humanities, celebrating the wonders and beauties of the natural, the geological and the man-made, exploring the very foundations of Edinburgh itself.

And you can be part of it.

The finale of the event will explore Edinburgh through its human population, flashing through thousands of faces of residents from the past and the present. And now’s your chance to get involved.

The organisers are looking for photographs of people who have called Edinburgh home – both those who live or have lived in the city. Photographs can be submitted via the International Festival’s website below by Monday 1 August.

Deep Time will take place on Sunday 7 August at 10.30pm and free tickets have just been released on the EIF website below.

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to lend its expertise to help tell the story of our alumnus James Hutton and his theories of deep time. This spectacular show is another cutting-edge project demonstrating our long-standing and inspiring partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival and our pioneering work with the digital arts.

Professor Dorothy MiellVice-Principal and Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science


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