HEART by Michael Pendry

at St. Giles' Cathedral


Fri, 26 Jan 2024 – Sun, 11 Feb 2024


Times Vary: Free daytime access / Ticketed Evening Illumination


St Giles’ Cathedral

Ticket Price

£5.00 plus booking fee

This month St. Giles’ Cathedral will once again become the focus of a new public sculpture created by German artist Michael Pendry, with ‘HEART’ making its UK premiere in the capital in collaboration with the Burns&Beyond and the St. Giles’ 900th; the anniversary of the founding of the cathedral, which celebrates with a series of events throughout 2024.

This year HEART will light-up the cathedral with the very symbol of life itself, a new three-dimensional work measuring five metres tall, which will transform the space with a ticketed evening illumination and soundscape for visitors.

What better symbol for the festival which takes its inspiration from Rabbie Burns and promotes ’Luv, hope and Kindness’, than a heart?

The artist is already well-known in Edinburgh as he was the creative talent behind Les Colombes an installation sited in the cathedral, when a floating flock of more than 2,000 paper doves were hung in the nave. Each bird brought a message of hope, peace, humanity and new beginnings, appropriate for the end of the pandemic.

Tickets for evening illumination of Heart at St. Giles’ Cathedral available now.