Multiverse Will Be The Perfect Place to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Crawick Multiverse is holding a special sunrise-to-sunset summer solstice celebration – a chance to enjoy the longest day amidst a spectacular 55-acre environmental artwork inspired by the sun and stars.

The site, which features standing stones, a great avenue, huge mounds and the beautiful Sun Amphitheatre, will open at 4am on Tuesday, 21 June.

Summer Solstice at the Multiverse (which is supported by EventScotland) will be relaxed and informal, with activities that gently enhance the experience of being in a place specifically designed to link us to the cosmos.

There will be music, outdoor theatre, tai chi and yoga sessions around various parts of the Multiverse – with a special performance from the top of the mounds that represent the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.

However, the idea is for visitors to have the time and space to mark the solstice in their own way, enjoying a site that many feel has a sense of spirituality akin to ancient henges and stone circles. It also represents the next stage in the emergence of the art installation, created by the late Charles Jencks, into an outdoor events and performance venue.

Sharon Glendinning, Crawick Multiverse General Manager, said: “Crawick Multiverse was created [by Charles Jencks] to be ‘a cosmic landscape worthy of the ancients’ and is the perfect place to celebrate the solstice.
“The events and activities we have planned are intended to be engaging and fun, while bringing people closer to the tranquillity of the natural world around us, and the wider universe.”

Crawick is situated between Sanquhar and Kirkconnel, on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, added: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the Solstice at the Multiverse 2022 through our National Events Programme. It joins an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events taking place across the country this year as part of the wider recovery of tourism and events in Scotland.
“Events play an important role in our communities, enabling us all to connect, enjoy and share memorable experiences.   Having them in our calendar further strengthens Scotland’s outlook and position as a world-leading events destination and reinforces Scotland’s place as the perfect stage for events.”
  • More information about this new event and tickets are available at https://www.crawickmultiverse.co.uk/our-events/summer-solstice-at-the-multiverse/

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