Summer Solstice at Crawick

Crawick Multiverse - Summer Solstice 2015

An extraordinary fusion of art and science takes place this weekend at Crawick Multiverse!

The Summer Solstice Festival runs June 24 – 26, for a spectacular midsummer celebration of art, science and music in the 55-acre space in Dumfries & Galloway.

Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue in Dumfries & Galloway, which uses landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space inspired by the themes of space, astronomy and cosmology.

The packed weekend includes the official unveiling of a new mosaic from the globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks, and the opening of an exhibition featuring work by Charles and artist, designer and performer Alex Rigg.

A series of fascinating science lectures is also planned – and one highlight is Our Universe in Pictures, Poetry and Music by RSE President, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

On Sunday, June 26, the festival reaches its climax with a day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the summer solstice.

Visitors can witness the Riding of the Marches, and a procession led by the Sanquhar Pipe Band. The weekend’s grand finale also includes a fire display and a performance by soprano opera singer Claire Egan.