Canongate Stars & Stories | John Knox House Edinburgh  | Mon 25th December 2017 Lineup

Canongate Stars & Stories

John Knox House in Edinburgh

Sunday 24th December - Sunday 7th January 2018

Sun 8:00am til Mon 12:00am (last entry 1:00am)

No age restrictions

Celebrate Edinburgh’s literary history on a walking trail of illuminated quotations, lighting Canongate windows.

 

Canongate Stars & Stories on Sunday 24th December - Sunday 7th January 2018

Celebrate Edinburgh Old Town's rich print and publishing history with this illuminated walking trail: Canongate Stars and Stories

Runs 9th November 2017 - end of March 2018

'Behold the line of blazing windows more than a mile long.' - Catherine Sinclair

The Canongate has a fascinating history of writing, publishing and performance, and as a way of bringing this to light, The City of Literature Trust has partnered with organisations in the Old Town to create a walking trail which takes in lightboxes displaying quotations relating to the area.

From John Knox House down to the Scottish Parliament, visitors and residents are invited to wrap up, grab a map, and explore the Canongate and its closes in a uniquely literary way.

'Man is not truly one, but truly two.' – Robert Louis Stevenson

There are 24 boxes to discover, with free maps available (from

November) in partner venues and from key literary locations

around the city. There will also plenty of information online about each of the writers and their work, at cityofliterature.com/starsandstories.

The Trust is also delighted to be partnering with the University of Edinburgh, Napier University and the LitLong app. LitLong allows you to explore literary Edinburgh through a map featuring nearly 50,000 excerpts from books set in Edinburgh, each of them connected to the locations they mention. So whether you want to create a trail of Irvine Welsh quotes, or find out who wrote about the area around you, LitLong is a free, easy way to enjoy Edinburgh as a city of inspiration. Find out more: Litlong.org

'Nobody left home hatless.' – Muriel Spark

Canongate Stars and Stories is part of the City of Literature’s #wordsonthestreet campaign, which aims to make literature visible on the streets of Edinburgh. As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, the city has an incredible portfolio of books, words and ideas – the City of Literature is passionate about making these accessible to all, so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

Locations are as follows;

Canon’s Gait

Canongate Books

Clarinda’s

Dynamic Earth

Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

Edinburgh School of English

Evergreen Studio

Hillcrest Housing Association

John Knox House

Mama Said

Michael’s Steak and Seafood Bar

Luscious Café

Mimi’s Bakehouse Nicholson’s Kiltmakers

Robert Graham 1874

Saltire Society

Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Parliament

The People’s Story

Tweeddale Court

White Horse Pub

Whitefoord House

World’s End Pub

Locations are as follows;

Canon’s Gait

Canongate Books

Clarinda’s

Dynamic Earth

Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

Edinburgh School of English

Evergreen Studio

Hillcrest Housing Association

John Knox House

Mama Said

Michael’s Steak and Seafood Bar

Luscious Café

Mimi’s Bakehouse Nicholson’s Kiltmakers

Robert Graham 1874

Saltire Society

Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Parliament

The People’s Story

Tweeddale Court

White Horse Pub

Whitefoord House

World’s End Pub

Entry Prices

Entry price (public): FREE

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