Organisers behind Scotland’s favourite sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, unveiled the 2023 show theme ‘From the Deep’ at Deep Sea World in Edinburgh on World Ocean Day today (8 June).
On a day designed to unite and rally the world to protect and restore our blue planet, a diver in the Underwater Tunnel at Scotland’s national aquarium Deep Sea World unveiled the new theme by revealing signage with ‘From the Deep’ emblazed on the front in fluorescent ink.
As the name suggests, this year’s show, which will run from 5 October until 5 November 2023, will have an aquatic theme and has been designed to create a bigger splash than ever before. The event will showcase Scotland’s natural landscape as its Autumnal best. Using captivating visuals and an original music score, this year’s show will see visitors transported into the depths of an underwater world. Blending light, video, and sound to create a truly unique visitor experience, Faskally Wood will transform into an underwater forest with a deep watery glow of aqua blue and green. As with previous years, this year’s show will include several impressive installations, including a spectacular light show over Loch Dunmore which will use music, animation, projection, beams, lights, and lasers to tell the story of bioluminescent creatures that are found throughout marine habitats, from the ocean surface to the deep seafloor.
Nela Popovic, executive director of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “We’re thrilled to be announcing our new show theme ‘From the Deep’. Our aim is to raise the creative bar year on year by introducing new themes and this year we promise our visitors will be captivated. Our team have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to create an event which will be a big splash, encouraging our visitors to soak up the incredible atmosphere. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to the beautiful Faskally Wood in October for an extraordinary aquatic themed show.”
Tickets will go on sale for the 2023 event from 10am on Friday 16 June.