Cast yourself in the Speed of Light

Over the three weeks of Edinburgh International Festival 2012 (9 August - 1 September), thousands of walkers will ascend Edinburgh’s iconic mountain Arthur’s Seat to become part of a mesmerising visual display.

NVA’s Speed of Light is a mass choreographed act of walking and endurance running, taking place as part of the London 2012 Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.  This extraordinary event is also part of the Year of Creative Scotland programme.

Hundreds of runners wearing specially designed light suits will take to the intricate networks of paths criss-crossing Arthur’s Seat creating stunning formations through which the walking audience, carrying their own light sources, ascend to the summit for a spectacular view of the runners and the city.

NVA’s Speed of Light is one of only four national projects, commissioned as part of Legacy Trust UK’s Community Celebrations programme, set up to build a lasting legacy from the UK’s hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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