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Edinburgh to London: fast and free
13th March 10

Edinburgh to London: fast and free

Years ago I was in Edinburgh with a girlfriend. She was leaving the city on a coach for London and I was devastated when I couldn’t book a seat on the coach too. I waved her off with a tear in my eye. With no desire to do anything on my own I was lost and restless. Nor did I have money to overcome the loneliness. I felt crap.

I opted to get “out of there” and decided to hitch “anywhere”. So I walked to the local bus stop and got on a bus going west, out of town, towards the ring road, past Corstorphine and the Zoo. Then I sulkily put out my thumb and trusted to whatever showed up.

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Project 2010
Build a cardboard city
13th March 10

Build a cardboard city

Gather up all the cardboard boxes you can find, grab some glue sticks, a little tin foil and a few friends and construct your own city in a day. Create the Eiffel Tower out of lollysticks, build the Golden Gate Bridge with coloured paper and string or the Sydney Opera House in egg boxes. Build small, dream big and send us your photos when you’re done eh? Read More »

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Project 2010
Draw a blind self portrait
13th March 10

Draw a blind self portrait

To celebrate the launch of Light Box’s Happiness Project, we’d like to challenge you all to draw a blind self-portrait. Look in a mirror or sit opposite a friend and just start sketching. Use pen or crayons, glue and glitter, finger paint, make a collage, make a mess. There are no rules. No, wait, there is one rule – don’t, whatever you do, look at your paper! Read More »

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Project 2010
Build a snow creature
13th March 10

Build a snow creature

There have been reports of settling, even drifting, and you know what that means…? Tomorrow is a SNOW DAY! To celebrate, the love of it challenges you to build the most imaginative snow creatures and sculptures the world has ever seen. We want to see your snow zombies, snow monsters, snowy replicas of Jon Snow… oh and we want to see your snow forts, impenetrable snow forts. And castles. Read More »

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Project 2010
Have a monster swap
13th March 10

Have a monster swap

Making a monster is child’s play. Follow our guide to making cuddly creatures out of fabric scraps or an old scarf, turn a teddy bear inside out then sew him back up again, or get splicing and sew the head and neck of a beanie giraffe onto a penguin’s body. Swap your monster with a friend and send us a photo of the little critter in his/her new home. Read More »

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Project 2010
Paint with light
13th March 10

Paint with light

Painting with light is a really fun photography technique that gives great results but is so easy to try. Pop your camera on a tripod (or rest it on a wall), set it to a slow shutter speed and start experimenting. Scribble eco-friendly graffiti on buildings with a torch, make patterns with glow in the dark hula hoops or poi, or animate your own story in light. Use your imagination, set off into the city and play. Read More »

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Project 2010
Have an indoor picnic
13th March 10

Have an indoor picnic

Don’t let the weather put you off – there’s nothing like an indoor picnic to brighten up even the dreariest of days. Wait for a miserably rainy day, push back the sofas, lay down a blanket and invite your friends over for cream tea. Or bridge those boundaries and whip out a gingham rug on the train to work and invite your fellow commuters to join you for a scone or book a meeting room and invite your colleagues to eat their butties together at an office picnic. Read More »

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Project 2010
365 days, 365 photos
13th March 10

365 days, 365 photos

Our events editor Steph Wetherell has just had a gem of an idea: “In 2010 I’m going to take a photograph every day, and build up a record of a year through those snapshots. Each photo represents a moment, a place, a memory. Put together, it forms a bigger picture of the year as a whole. Read More »

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Things to do without electricity
13th March 10

Things to do without electricity

When I was a kid I was amazed how many people assumed you needed to buy the game to play it, not realising that often you just need pencil and paper. They’d rather buy some tacky plastic game or watch TV than make their own fun! I’m of the play-it-on-paper or build-your-own-game tribe. Read More »

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Project 2010
Write a bucket list
3rd March 10

Write a bucket list

Put aside an hour this week to scribble down your ultimate ‘things to do before you die’ list. Where in the world do you want to go, what sights do you want to see, what books do you want to read and what adventures do you want to go on? Read More »

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