From the Edinburgh Evening News July 2nd 2014 – Link –
CLASSIC video game characters Pac Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario and the Angry Birds are set to descend on the National Museum of Scotland later this year in an exhibition that will see the venue transformed into a giant arcade.
The Game Masters exhibition will feature over 100 playable games covering a period which has seen video games evolve from a niche interest to a massively popular leisure activity, international cultural art form and a global commercial entertainment industry.
And as well as playing the games, visitors will discover more about game design and development through rare original game artwork, 2D objects and interviews with game designers.
Good to see this back, I remember this was here way back in 2002 as ‘Game-On’
link to the national museum page
Edinburgh’s Floral Clock is located in West Princes Street Gardens. (below the statue of Alan Ramsey, opisite the national gallery) This is an actual working clock, it may be the oldest of its type on the world first commissioned in 1903. Every spring they replant the flowers with a new design so that its ready for the summer.
Edinburgh’s floral clock has a circumference of 36ft and width of almost 12ft, with the hands measuring approx. 11ft and 5ft in length
This year it will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Edinburgh as a Fair Trade city.
Get yourself down to the The Great Exhibition @ Surgeons’ Hall – History of Surgery Museum
as it closes on 18 May 2014 until Summer 2015.
Surgeons;’ Hall Museum will be closed for redevelopment from 18 May 2014 until Summer 2015.
On the 17th May 2014, we will be celebrating the Museum as it was and giving you the chance to create artworks and express your views about your favourite parts of the Museum.
Try your hand at architectural drawing, pathology modelling, forensic skull drawing and bookmaking. There will be a chance to display your artwork in the Museum for public vote, special guests will be appearing and the evening will end with a very special musical performance.
Entry and activities will be free-of-charge all day. Art classes are suitable for all ages and levels (under 12s should be accompanied to the art classes by an adult).
More info on their site link