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The Enchanted Forest attracts International storytellers to tell tales

The Enchanted Forest attracts International storytellers to tell tales

13 October 2016

Some lucky visitors to The Enchanted Forest this year, will be given regaled with tales from around the world with two internationally renowned storytellers set to join the event’s in house storytellers for a special guest appearance. On Saturday 15th October, Finnish Storyteller Markus Luukkonen will join Highland Perthshire storyteller Claire Hewitt in her cosy storytelling yurt to share a tale with her. Markus is on a three-month storytelling residency in Scotland. He is a founder member of Finnish Storytelling Association called Samova Ry and also a founder member and storyteller of to...

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The Enchanted Forest sweeps the board at The DRUM’s Scottish Event Awards

The Enchanted Forest sweeps the board at The DRUM’s Scottish Event Awards

06 October 2016

Scotland’s premier sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, has swept the board at this year’s Scottish Event Awards, picking up three titles at the annual awards ceremony this year held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow including the prestigious Chairman’s Award. A three times winner of Best Cultural Event at The Scottish Event Awards, the Pitlochry based sound and light show has now added Best Large Event to its accolades, fighting off stiff competition from fellow nominees Edinburgh’s Christmas, The Royal Highland Show, Spectra Aberdeen’s Festival of Light and Virgin Money Street of Lig...

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The Enchanted Forest shortlisted for Thistle Award

The Enchanted Forest shortlisted for Thistle Award

03 October 2016

Scotland's premier sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, has been shortlisted for Best Event or Festival for the third year running at the regional heats of the Scottish Thistle Awards, announced on Friday. A previous winner of the national title for Best Event or Festival, this is the third shortlisting in a row for this popular Autumn event. The event, which launched its 15th show last week, called SHIMMER, features original music and a series of fantastic light displays devised by some of the country's top creative talent. This year's event runs until Friday 30th October but, with ov...

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Enchanted Forest celebrates a shimmering 15th show

Enchanted Forest celebrates a shimmering 15th show

29 September 2016

The 15th annual Enchanted Forest launched tonight in a shimmer of light, original music and some of the country’s top creative talent. A select audience of press and VIPs gathered in Faskally Wood, Pitlochry for the opening of what is now a must-see on the UK’s tourist calendar and a cultural and financial boost to the local Perthshire community. Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, switched on the lights for this year’s show, called SHIMMER. For The Enchanted Forest’s most ambitious display to date, organisers have not only lit up Faskally...

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15 reasons to visit The Enchanted Forest in its 15th year

15 reasons to visit The Enchanted Forest in its 15th year

13 September 2016

The Enchanted Forest, a brilliant sound and light show that transforms a Perthshire wood each October, is 15 years old this year. To celebrate, here are 15 facts about the show, now a multi-award-winning event that sells tens of thousands of tickets. This year’s Enchanted Forest, called Shimmer, starts on September 28th and runs every night in October at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. 1. The Enchanted Forest had humble, and small, beginnings with just 1500 people coming to the first show over 3 nights. Last year, a record 62,000 tickets were sold. Sales this year are already set to surpass th...

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The Enchanted Forest Marks Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design with Glasgow Graffiti Artwork

09 September 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, will mark VisitScotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design with the development of a unique piece of street art in Glasgow this Saturday afternoon by internationally renowned graffiti artist, Conzo Throb. The state-of-the-art sound and light show, which this year is entitled shimmer, will be interpreted and depicted on a large scale mural which will be painted in front of a live audience on Glasgow’s Argyle Street between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Derek Allan, Producer of The Enchanted Forest ...

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Enchanted Forest reveals new creative talent behind shimmering new show

Enchanted Forest Reveals New Creative Talent Behind Shimmering New Show

18 August 2016

If you caught this year's Edinburgh Festival opening ceremony, you'll have got a taster of another of Scotland's favourite annual spectacles: The Enchanted Forest. Perthshire's multi-award-winning sound and light show in the woods is set to shimmer this October with its most ambitious display to date. Among the creative talent is 59 Productions, the team behind the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time, which launched this year's Edinburgh International Festival. The spectacular public artwork saw Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock transformed into a vast canvas for digitally animated projecti...

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Enchanted Forest Shortlisted for Three Scottish Event Awards

Enchanted Forest Shortlisted for Three Scottish Event Awards

15 July 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s premier sound and light show, has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards. The show, which takes place every October at Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, has been shortlisted in the Large Event of the Year and People’s Choice Award categories of The Drum Scottish Event Awards. The People’s Choice Award is a new category added this year in which judges choose the shortlist and the public votes for the winner. The show’s marketing and communications agency, Volpa, was also shortlisted for Marketing Strategy of the Year for last year’s show, FLUX. FLUX attract...

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Enchanted Forest Community Trust Funds 25 Local Projects

Enchanted Forest Community Trust Funds 25 Local Project

21 June 2016

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of the award-winning sound and light show in the woods, have awarded £10,000 to a range of local projects in Highland Perthshire, from pipe band uniforms to the upgrade of a bookshop, to yoga classes for the elderly. This is the third year that such a fund has been available and the highest number of projects that have been helped. This year’s Enchanted Forest, now in its 15th year, is set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood in Perthshire. The 2016 show is set to be the biggest yet, with 65,000 tickets now on sale. The spe...

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The Enchanted Forest releases 65,000 tickets for 15th Anniversary Show

The Enchanted Forest releases 65,000 tickets for 15th Anniversary Show

17 June 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, will today - Friday 17th June - release 65,000 tickets for what will mark its 15th anniversary show. The state-of-the-art show, entitled shimmer, will run throughout October and this year more than 65,000 tickets are going on sale with organisers are urging customers to book early to avoid disappointment. Last year’s award winning show attracted a record 62,000 visitors smashing all previous box office records and selling out quickly. The 2016 show runs from Thursday 29th September to Friday 30th October at Fa...

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