Social media call… Thursday 8 March, 8.30pm

Our Twitter pal Dawn Davies took this marvellous photo of Charlotte Square's puffersphere. We want to see yours.

Dear everyone and anyone who uses Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, wordpress, blogger, Blipfoto, tumblr, Vimeo, etc and etc.

You are cordially invited to join us for the great switch on of our enLIGHTen projection on the Royal Society building, at 22 George Street, on Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You’ll have the opportunity to chat to the team who’ve brought you enLIGHTen, to photograph, film, review and write up what you see,  and to share what you find to help us show people how glorious Edinburgh looks with her lights on.

You’ve perhaps already seen our puffersphere at Charlotte Square, and the tumbling fountain of words on the Melville Monument at St Andrew Square, but the Royal Society building is going to be something quite different indeed. The style of lighting is called projection mapping, using video projectors to create animated images “mapped” on the building’s surface, working with our fantastic partners at NL Productions and Pufferfish. We believe it’s the first time such technology has been used for cultural purposes in Scotland. And we don’t want you  – or enLIGHTen fans online – to miss a thing.

PLUS! In breaking news…:

Our friends at have come up with this smashing incentive to get you out on the streets on Thursday evening:

(1)    A unique opportunity to have your photo/blog/review/video/any creative content about the night promoted on its blog. To sweeten the deal, the top ten picks get to win a pair of tickets each to a special Punchline Night of Comedy, in association with Usher Hall* on 15th March 2012. Sign up with Grace, the Clicketeer  who’ll be present on the night.

(2)    For everyone else, is offering a sweet 2-for-1 offer to Punchline Comedy* to everyone present so you can make a night out of it on 15th March – enjoying glorious Edinburgh with her lights on and then to a night of laughter at Usher Hall. This exclusive offer is available to respondents of this social media call from 8th to 11th March (4 days before the official announcement of this offer to the rest of Edinburgh). Ask Grace, the Clicketeer, for instructions on the night.

So join the party. Bring your friends. Let’s tell people.


* limited offer – subject to availability