A “Mini Christmas Midnight Run” video to wish you…

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LONDON You know how much we love the project The Midnight Run. For the new year 2015, which is about to begin, we have big dreams about it and we’ll do everything that is possible to make them true. This video, that we want to share with you now, it was made last Christmas and it’s the first “Mini Christmas Midnight Run” organized by Inua Ellams together with Southbank Centre. “Mini” because – unlike all the other Midnight Runs that usually take place in the warmer seasons – lasted only six hours (instead of twelve: usually, a MNR begins at 6 in the evening and ends at 6 in the following morning).

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With this video, simply real and moving, we want to wish Happy Holidays to all of you but especially… a Happy New Year to all the dreamers like us! To people who daydream and who will never stop seeing the world as they imagine and create it!

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P.S. Follow us and follow The Midnight Run… lots of beautiful news coming soon! #MNRlight2015

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The idea behind the Midnight Run is simple, to negate the frenzy and hysteria of mass media and reality t.v. for actual reality; for the simplicity of walking and talking. To reclaim the streets and rediscover a city after dark, to inhabit its confines of glass, concrete, steel and structure, as a child does a maze; with as much innocence and wonder as is natural. In the Midnight Run’s motto, ‘star’ can be taken literally, or as a metaphor for the city, dwellers, in which case it takes on a beauty and importance:

The Midnight Run //
Cause we can’t see stars for fumes
we turn to smashed glass, believing
shards shine like constellations do.

This Midnight Run was created for London’s Southbank Centre. // Filmed and Edited by Katie Garrett. // Photo Gallery by Yemisi Blake // themnr.com

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“Only at Christmas time”

– song by Sufjan Stevens –

Only to bring you peace,
Only at Christmas time,
Only the King of Kings,
Only what once was mine,
It takes the end of time,
It takes a long, long time,
Only one thought of mine,
Only at Christmas time.

He brings us peace,
He brings us joy,
He brings all thoughts to destroy,
Only at Christmas time,
To bring us peace,
To bring us joy,
To bring all thoughts to destroy,
Only at Christmas time.

Only at Christmas time,
Only a dream to cry,
Only at Christmas time,
If you can read the sign,
Only at Christmas time,
Everything lost will be found,
Only at Christmas time,
Only at Christmas time.