A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME will launch both the opening of the John Muir Way and the The Kelpies, Falkirk prior to their opening to the public on the 21st April.

On two evenings, 17th and 18th April, a selection of one-off, specially-commissioned night-time artworks will illuminate Helix Park creating an extraordinary, animation of the horse head sculptures to a pulsating soundtrack.

Artist Andy Scott’s 300 tonne, 30 metre high horse head sculptures will be ‘brought to life’ with a light, sound and flame performance provided by Groupe F, the internationally renowned pyrotechnic company who famously lit up the Eiffel Tower at the Millennium.

The celebration marks the start of a series of John Muir Festival events taking place over nine days.

A list of all the events on offer can be found on the John Muir Festival website. The John Muir Festival 2014 celebrates the life and legacy of pioneering conservationist John Muir and marks the opening of a new national pathway, the John Muir Way, which runs through Falkirk, named in his honour.

Check out Avocado Sweet’s feature on The Helix Park from June 2013.