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Night Walk for Edinburgh

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01.01.2023 - 31.03.2025
Free Admission
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Download the award-winning Night Walk for Edinburgh app on your smart phone or tablet and immerse yourself in the surreal world of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Night Walk for Edinburgh is a 50 minute walk, best viewed at dusk, which takes you through the closes and backstreets of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Following a film on your tablet or smart phone and a soundtrack on your headphones, you will walk up Advocate’s Close and along a route that weaves around the Royal Mile before returning to where you started, unravelling a disjointed tale – part game- playing, part surrealistic poetry, perhaps even a murder mystery – layered with history, invention and memories. Cardiff and Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh is a permanent part of the Fruitmarket’s collection. Commissioned for the city of Edinburgh by the Fruitmarket.

To participate in the walk, you will need to:

  • Download the Night Walk for Edinburgh App from the App Store or Google Play and have 1Gb available for the HD film
  • Before you set off you need to download the film through the app onto your tablet or smartphone using a WiFi network.
  • Have a set of working headphones for your device.
  • Dress for the terrain and the weather. If you have any further questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Once the film is downloaded in the app head to the bottom of Advocate’s Close on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND. A map is available on the App.

If you are unable to get to Edinburgh or unable to walk the route, don’t worry as you can still download the film on your device and watch it when and where best works for you.

You can download the Night Walk for Edinburgh Guide which includes the list of performers HERE

Commissioned for the city of Edinburgh by Fruitmarket.
Acquired by the Fruitmarket with Art Fund support.

And supported by The Cardiff Miller Commission Circle

Royal Mile: Dasha Shenkman OBE, Nick Thomas

Old Assembly: Melanie Reid

Advocates: Sophie Crichton Stuart, Fiona and Kenny Cumming, Sarah and Gerard Griffin,

Catherine Muirden and Werner Keschner, William Zachs and Martin Adam

App created by Evan Morgan

App developed with additional support from Art Fund and Creative Informatics and the Centre for Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

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