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June 2019

Leith Festival’s Primary Schools Poster Competition

June 5 - June 21
Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh, EH6 4AE United Kingdom
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Children from local primary schools submit entries for this annual creative competition, it's a Leith Festival tradition. Opening Time: As per library opening hours. Prizes will be awarded at Gala day, after the Country dancing.  

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Taylor’s Fun Fair

June 5 - June 9
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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All the fun of the fair for all of the family. Wednesday 5th June 6pm-9.30pm open to public Thursday 6th June 1pm-3pm Taylor's Funfair kindly host 'Funtime' for local children with special needs Thursday 6th June 4pm-9.30pm open to public Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2pm-9.30pm open to public Sunday 9th June 12pm-7pm open to public

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Club Nitty Gritty Neil Young Special

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - June 8 @ 1:00 am
The Village Bar, 16 South Fort St EH6 4DN + Google Map

Local bands gather together to celebrate 50 years of Neil Young's solo career, plundering his momentous back catalogue to deliver their own takes on some of the Godfather of Grunge's greatest songs. The back room at The Village should be jam-packed for this free event. Crazy Horses welcome to join the Goldrush. Live music ends at 11, records spinning till 1am

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Lapidary Demonstration and Displays

June 8 - June 15
The Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club, 20 Maritime Lane (off Constitution Street), Leith
Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ United Kingdom
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Lapidary is the art and craft of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or minerals and turning them into beautiful creations that can be used as jewellery or ornaments. Our primary aim is to 'encourage an interest in natural minerals and the craftsmanship related to them, on a non-commercial basis'. Visitors can view these skills as members prepare stones, facet gemstones or do silverwork during the normal working week or may try gold panning (Saturdays / Sundays). Display areas also…

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4 Doors Down

June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 10:00 pm
Maritime Lane, 16 Maritime Ln EH6 6RZ United Kingdom + Google Map

'4 Doors down' is a new public art initiative in the old town of Leith. Four humble doors in Maritime Lane and Maritime Street will showcase how new street art on these unloved and unused doorways can entertain, inspire and brighten a small corner of Leith for residents, workers and visiting tourists during June 2019 and beyond. Under the guidance of the Leith Festival and Leith Late experienced talented street artists will be given the opportunity to create urban artworks…

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‘Queens for a Day’ Pop-Up

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Griffen Fitness, 3 Balfour Street
Edinburgh, EH6 5BY United Kingdom
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Pop by the pop-up exhibition on the history of the Pageant on Gala day. Watch the Parade as it makes it way past at midday.

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A Window to Leith

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 1:00 pm
Roseleaf Bar and Cafe, 23/24 Sandport EH6 6EW + Google Map

Exhibition of papercuts exploring some well-known views of Leith. Emma Westwater creates multi layered papercuts in a bold, graphic style. This exhibition celebrates her favourite vistas of Leith. Emma lived and worked in Leith for many years and is now based at The Makery in Dunbar, East Lothian.

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Leith Market

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leith Market, Dock Place EH6 6LU + Google Map

Meet local traders, with the friendliest shopping around. Every Saturday.

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Exposed 19 – Edinburgh College Photography

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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Showcasing award winning work from both the HND and BA student photographers, Exposed is one of Scotland's largest and much talked about photographic exhibitions, portraying a wide variety of different photographic styles and genres. Date & Time: 10am - 5pm 8th, 10th to 15th June

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Trinity House Open Day

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Trinity House, 99 Kirkgate
Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ United Kingdom
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On June 8th we'll be throwing open our doors to the public. Visitors to the house can take a self-guided tour of the house, watch a video about Leith's maritime history and see our new temporary exhibition about Leith's sporting past. For younger visitors, why not take our bug trail and find out all about museum pests? New for 2019 - come find us on Leith Links for object handling and local history.

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Open Studios at Quality Yard Art Space

June 8 @ 11:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane
Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ United Kingdom
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For the first time at Quality Yard Art Studios 6 local artists will be opening their new studios and exhibition area, to Leith Festival visitors, offering a glimpse behind the scenes and the opportunity to meet the artists. Following Andy Cumming's successful month long Edinburgh Art Festival 2018 Pop Up exhibition the Quality Yard studios have now been fully reconfigured with 6 studios and 150 square foot stand alone exhibition area. The six artists are Zoe Atherford, Olivia Turner, Andy…

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The Cube Project

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane
Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ United Kingdom
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The Cube is an inclusive platform that anyone can take part in. It is sparky creativity and collaboration. Come along to Quality Yard on 8th June and have a doodle on a cube. Great for kids and family's or friends and for people who want to make friends and feel a part of the community. All ages welcomed. The Cube is an on-going participatory artwork that helps support social and community benefits and values as well as health and well-being…

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“Caps Aff” All-Female Grafitti Jam

June 8 @ 11:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
Quality Yard Art Studios, 20 Maritime Ln EH6 6RZ + Google Map

Following the success of Quality Yard's 2018 Leith Festival debut come along and see the yard transformed once again by Scotland's finest female street artists and their collaborators. 360° of original street art in this unique location tucked away in the historical courtyard. A great opportunity to discover one of Leith's hidden treasures. Part of the LeithLate19 weekend. Opening Times: 8th June: 11:00am - 18:00pm 9th June: 11:00am - 16:00pm

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Mr Boom at Gala Day

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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Catch legendary children's performer Mr Boom at the karaoke stage when he lands in Leith

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Bruncheon! featuring The Sound of Muesli

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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Brunch and live music event at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Local musical talent creating a chilled out atmosphere alongside delicious home-made cafe food in the open space of the Drill Hall. Part of Our of the Blue's 25th Anniversary celebrations.

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Meet the Artists

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scottish Design Exchange, 1st floor, Ocean Terminal EH6 6JJ + Google Map

Meet local artists and designers at the Scottish Design Exchange

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Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Pilrig Park, Balfour Street Entrance EH6 5BA United Kingdom + Google Map

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling invites cyclists, large and small, to join in Pageant, and will be running a 'best dressed bike' at beginning of parade. Prizes supplied by Leith Cycle Co.

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Leith Festival Pageant

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Pilrig Park, Balfour Street Entrance EH6 5BA United Kingdom + Google Map

Leith Festival Pageant started in 1907; keep the tradition alive and join us for a celebration of Leith's maritime heritage. Pageant Departure The Pageant will begin at 12pm on Saturday 8th June 2019, assembling at the bottom of BALFOUR STREET, AT PILRIG PARK ENTRANCE. All participants must be ready at the assembly point between 11:30am – 11.45am. Pageant Route The Pageant will move towards the top of Balfour Street, turning left onto Leith Walk. Once the Pageant reaches the bottom…

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Open Studio Weekend

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Studio 52, 52 Albion Rd EH7 5QZ + Google Map

Artist's studio open weekend exhibiting a large selection of affordable original art. Come, browse the art, chat with the artist and pick up a unique bargain. Oils on canvas, clay & stone sculpture, and traditional hand-cut photomontage. Limited edition signed prints available. Watch the work in progress in the studio as Alan demonstrates his skills. Date & Time: 8 June 12pm - 5pm 9 June 12pm - 5pm

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Messenger Sound System at Gala Day

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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Dub reggae soundsystem and sunshine on Leith

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Mainstage at Gala Day

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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LeithLate and The Skinny present the mainstage at Gala day - Check our Mainstage Performers page for full line-up http://leithfestival.com/gala-day-main-stage-performers/

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Country Dancing at Gala Day

June 8 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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Enjoy dancing performed by children from two local primary schools

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The Leith Dog Show

June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leith Links, Leith Links
Edinburgh, EH6 7QR United Kingdom
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Enter your furry friend in the Official Leith Dog Show run by Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home. Categories (or more correctly dogegories) are - 1. Prettiest girl, 2. Handsomest boy, 3. Best OAP, 4. Most like owner, 5. Best trick and 6. Waggiest tail...

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Artist Moving Image Screening

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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Screening of new moving image works by Edinburgh based artists

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Persevere Film Screening

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - June 16 @ 4:00 pm
Little Shop of Memory, 1st floor, Ocean Terminal EH6 6JJ + Google Map

Living Memory Association presents a fantastic opportunity to see the Leith film, Persevere. The film allows Leithers, old and new, to tell the story of the ancient port's proud industrial past and their hopes and fears for the future of this once vibrant and tight knit community. Using rare archive footage and interviews, the film charts the decline of the working dock and the rise of the new waterfront developments attempting to find out whether the spirit of Leith can…

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Reggaeton Workshop

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Granary, 32-34 The Shore
Edinburgh, EH6 6QN United Kingdom
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Free Reggaeton workshop with The Granary Salsa team

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Leith Whisky Trail

June 8 @ 4:30 pm - June 9 @ 6:30 pm
The Shore EH6 7BZ + Google Map
£20

Take a 'sip back in time' on the Leith Whisky Trail! Learn all about the history of the brokers, blenders and bottlers resident in what was once a thriving whisky district whilst listening to some entertaining stories of Leith's whisky days of old. After the tour, you'll taste four carefully selected drams from the 60s, 70s, or 80s - a real blast from the past! Each event will last approximately 2 hours (which includes 45 minutes of walking). Date &…

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LeithLate19: Happiness Hotel Gig

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Warehouse, 61 Queen Charlotte St EH6 7EY + Google Map
£6

In the evening of Saturday 8th June, LeithLate retreats to hidden gem The Happiness Hotel (AKA the Song, By Toad recording studio) for an intimate gig hosted and curated by Leith-based riot-grrrl pop musician Lou McLean. Tickets £6 available from Citizen Ticket.

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Tablao Flamenco “Primavera Flamenca”

June 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
South Leith Baptist Church Hall, Kirk Street Entrance
Edinburgh, EH6 5HA United Kingdom
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£10

TuFlamenco brings a "Tablao Flamenco" to the Leith Festival straight from the heart of Andaluc’a, another spectacle of raw flamenco by your most popular Edinburgh based flamenco musicians, always involved in delivering passionate and unforgettable events. Featuring: 'Al Baile', the powerful, elegant and explosive dancer Gabriela Pouso, 'Al Toque', flamenco guitar virtuoso and composer of polished technical brilliance Daniel Martinez. 'Al Cante', the singing of two passionate, penetrating voices and soniquete full of flavour and compás, Inma Montero & Danielo…

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Meditation Centre Open Day

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Centre, 172 Leith Walk EH6 5EA + Google Map

Are you curious about meditation and/or Buddhism and would like to check out our city temple on 172 Leith Walk? If so, put Sunday, 9th June, on your calendar. From 10am-3pm, we'll be serving up delicious refreshments prepared onsite, and providing tours of the temple as well as free guided meditations (10:30 - 11:00pm, 12:00 - 12:30pm, and 2:00 - 2:30pm). Whether you're completely new to KMC Edinburgh or have visited our temple before, you're welcome to come along and…

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This is Local Leith (Kids go free)

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leith Theatre, 28-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh, EH6 4AE United Kingdom
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£2

A huge, one-stop marketplace that celebrates the extraordinary breadth of talent in Leith's independent businesses. From the kitchen table to the shop front, This Is Local Leith will feature designer makers, high end crafts, quality vintage, artisan food producers, jewellers, artists, and so much more! We'll also have the very best in local Street Food so bring the family and make a day of it! Escape the high street and support the abundance of creative talent in our town with…

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Sunday Service

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pilrig St Pauls, 1B Pilrig Street
Edinburgh, EH6 5AH United Kingdom
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Leith Churches Together - This year’s Leith Festival Service will take place on Sunday 9 June at 11:30 am in Pilrig St. Paul’s Church. This year the service coincides with Pentecost and everyone is encouraged to wear Red, Orange, and/or Yellow (flame colours) as we celebrate the Holy Spirit at work through the lives of God’s people. Professor Jolyon Mitchell from New College, Edinburgh University will be our Guest Preacher. Please note the later start time of the service.

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LeithLate19: Mural Tours (Ticketed Event)

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Start at Leith History Mural, North Junction St EH6 6HN + Google Map

Sunday 9th June sees the return of LeithLate's legendary Mural Tours, involving a guided walking tour of a selection of Leith's public art murals, with the added bonus of having a few of the original artists in attendance to talk about their work. Featured murals on the tour include: the Leith History Mural, the Leith Dockers Mural and The Leith Aquatic on Henderson Street. Mural Tours will start at the Leith History Mural at 12pm and 2.30pm, please book your…

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House of Jack Dance Class Tasters for All Ages

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shapes Studio, 19 Arthur Street EH6 5DA + Google Map

Free 30-minute street dance tasters for all, from Primary 1 to adults - dance in a fun, encouraging environment!  Open to everyone, no previous experience needed. Tasters will run as: 1 pm - Primary 1-3.  1.45 pm - Primary 4-7.  2.30 pm - Secondary 1-5.  3.15 pm - Adults hip hop.  4 pm - Adults house.  4.45 pm - Adults 80s and 90s. (Full class descriptions available via the website link)  Join in and see what House of Jack is…

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Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk (Ticketed Event)

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr Bells Baths, 15 Junction Pl EH6 5JA + Google Map

Join us for a **FREE** Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk to explore the hidden tales of Leith's trailblazing women. This special Leith Festival walk will continue to explore the historical and contemporary women of Leith and the role they have played in building the diverse and culturally rich community that Leith is today. Free but booking essential, see Facebook for details, or register in the cafe foyer of Dr Bells Baths from 1:40 pm on the day. For further walk information…

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Resound A Silent: Charlie Chaplin with Live Music

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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£8

The origins of cinema are brought to life with a collection of short films starring Charlie Chaplin and will be accompanied with live music from Dave Abbott.

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The Granary Live Music

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Granary, 32-34 The Shore
Edinburgh, EH6 6QN United Kingdom
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Enjoy live music on The Shore every Thursday to Sunday. Date & Time: 9th June 4:00pm-6:30pm & 13th-15th June 9:00pm-11:00pm

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LeithLate19: Cricket Club Afterparty

June 9 @ 10:00 pm - June 10 @ 3:00 am
Leith Franklin Cricket Club, 1 Leith Links EH6 7QR + Google Map
£6

Top your LeithLate19 night off in style as we return to the Leith Franklin Cricket Club for another epic 3am-close clubnight. Taking the Queen's birthday as our theme, join us for a shimmy with Edinburgh's very own all-female DJ collective MISS WORLD - showcasing female & queer DJ talent - on the decks. Tickets priced £6 available from Citizen Ticket.

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Exposed 19 – Edinburgh College Photography

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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Showcasing award winning work from both the HND and BA student photographers, Exposed is one of Scotland's largest and much talked about photographic exhibitions, portraying a wide variety of different photographic styles and genres. Date & Time: 10am - 5pm 8th, 10th to 15th June

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Fitness Hacks for Cyclists workshop

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Griffen Fitness, 3 Balfour Street
Edinburgh, EH6 5BY United Kingdom
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£10

You look after your bike, but do you look after its engine? Keeping fit in between bikes rides can make you a better cyclist. Join Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen in her studio for this interactive workshop of fitness hacks for cycling. With a Q & A at the end ask the PT any question. Now in its 7th year, Tracy's popular workshops have been a fixture on the Leith Festival programme since 2011. Free healthy nibbles and hot drinks provided.…

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“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornwale EH6 4JT + Google Map

Emotes will take over the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop gallery spaces, showcasing the installations, ceramics, performances and prints made as part of the unique Schools Programme. Now in its seventh year, this initiative has brought 150 P5s and P6/7s from Trinity and Victoria Primary Schools to make artwork at ESW for one hour a week throughout the school year. Based on experimental and avant-garde educational practices, each workshop is devised by some of the most exciting established and emerging Scotland-based artists,…

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Tea Dance

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street
Edinburgh, EH6 7EE United Kingdom
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£5

The annual Leith Festival Traditional Tea Dance - music to dance to, tea and cakes, bingo and raffle. Tickets available on the door.

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Macrame Workshop (Ticketed Event)

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leith Community Centre, Links Room, 12A Newkirkgate EH6 6AD + Google Map

Have a go at macrame. Materials provided, No experience required.

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Leith Vs The World

June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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£5

Leith vs The World: an inter-disciplinary, inter-planetary, literary tug-of-words! The Edinburgh Literary Salon brings a rip-roaring take on Live Literature poetry-slam meets literary death-match, with song and flash-fiction thrown in. It will be wordy; it will be messy; it will be totally entertaining! Raising funds for Edinburgh Literary Salon (6pm, every last Tuesday, the Wash Bar)

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Visit the SS Explorer

June 12
SS Explorer, Moored at Edinburgh Dock EH6 4ED + Google Map

The SS Explorer, moored at Leith's Edinburgh Dock, is Scotland's first custom-built fisheries research vessel. Twice saved from demolition, she is currently being restored by the Explorer Preservation Society. Members of the society will show groups round the ship and recount her fascinating story: the cutting-edge marine research carried out aboard uncovered early evidence of global warming; she was a spy ship listening in on Russian submarines. A book of memories of those who worked on the Explorer has been…

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Sea Changes

June 12 - June 14
Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street
Edinburgh, EH6 7EE United Kingdom
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£7

SS Explorer, moored at Leith, is Scotland's first custom-built fisheries research vessel. Citadel Arts Group has collected memories of crew, officers, scientists and cook, to create a powerful play, 'Sea Changes' by Jim Brown ('Whit aboot the Wimmen?' 'Malky') directed by Mark Kydd ('Dancing with Mrs Murphy'). Jim's research uncovered stories of Explorer as spy ship listening in to Russian subs. She conducted important marine research indicating early signs of global warming. Jim uses humour and music to tell the…

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Trinity House Packs A Punch

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trinity House, 99 Kirkgate
Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ United Kingdom
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On June 12th Trinity House Packs a Punch - come inside from midday to view a new exhibition about Leith's legendary boxers like Ken Buchanan and Jackie Brown. You can explore local sports heritage by looking at archive photography. Perhaps you used to spar? If so, there'll be opportunity to grab a ringside seat and tell us your tales from the ropes. You're sure to come out fighting! At 2pm visitors can also enjoy a tour of Trinity House with…

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Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk (Ticketed Event)

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr Bells Baths, 15 Junction Pl EH6 5JA + Google Map

Join us for a **FREE** Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk to explore the hidden tales of Leith's trailblazing women. This special Leith Festival walk will continue to explore the historical and contemporary women of Leith and the role they have played in building the diverse and culturally rich community that Leith is today. Free but booking essential, see Facebook for details, or register in the cafe foyer of Dr Bells Baths from 1:40 pm on the day. For further walk information…

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CultFusion #6

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The Persevere Bar, 398 Easter Rd EH6 8HT + Google Map
£3

Scotland's most misleadingly named poetry night returns to Leith Festival once again. This year we welcome Gerda Stevenson, renowned Scottish actress, writer, director, singer and songwriter, recently acclaimed for her collection 'Quines: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland'; Marjorie Lotfi Gill, a seasoned poet who last year published a short collection entitled 'Refuge', including compelling poems about her childhood experience of the Iranian Revolution; the admired young Canadian Patrick James Errington, author of 'Glean', and the dauntless hanger-on Rex…

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Trainspotting Tour

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 9:00 pm
Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street
Edinburgh, EH6 7EE United Kingdom
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£5

From the author of the acclaimed best book about Welsh's Trainspotting, Tim Bell takes us on a deep dive into Trainspotting and back to the Leith of the 1980s and 1990s, warts, laughs and all. It's the story that belongs to Leith and went world-wide. Nobody knows it like Tim Bell knows it. Go. See. Sing. Think. A signed copy of CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE LEITH: Trainspotting on Location will be available to buy. Ticket Price: £5 (£4 concession) Date &…

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Humpday Lucky Dip gig

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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Celebrate the halfway point of Leith Festival with a selection of local bands - the debut set from Lizards of Alba, plus 'Erb & Ting and the notorious Victor Pope Band. Get over the hump with us.

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The Granary Quiz Night

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Granary, 32-34 The Shore
Edinburgh, EH6 6QN United Kingdom
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Free quiz night, a £50 gift card to be won

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Phoenix Choir Summer

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leith Theatre, 28-30 Ferry Rd, EH6 4AE + Google Map

We’ve got 4 community choirs from across Edinburgh – each with their own style and voice, coming together for one night of amazing music in this extraordinary Leith venue! You’ll hear songs from each of the choirs, showing their unique take on music from George Michael, to Mumford & Sons, Marvin Gaye and more – before joining forces to make one mighty Phoenix Choir! Up-beat, Up-lifting and totally contagious. Ticket Prices: £8 (£6.50 Concession)

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The Granary Live Music

June 13 @ 9:00 pm - June 15 @ 11:00 pm
The Shore EH6 7BZ + Google Map

Enjoy live music on The Shore every Thursday to Sunday. Date & Time: 9th June 4:00pm-6:30pm & 13th-15th June 9:00pm-11:00pm

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Layers of Leith – ‘My Leith. Your Leith. Our Leith?’

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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Layers of Leith explores the changing face of Leith through the waves of regeneration and gentrification that it has witnessed. The exhibition aims to celebrate, inform and empower through its multimedia exhibits. Taking you on a journey of Leith's rich historical past to the present day where the current wave of gentrification has been met with resistance and solidarity from the people who live here. The Layers of Leith exhibition is a culmination of the work and research of a…

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Leith Community Centre Ceilidh (Ticketed Event)

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Leith Community Centre Association, 12A Newkirkgate EH6 6AD + Google Map

Join us for an evening of free Scottish food & dancing as part of our fiftieth anniversary celebrations. No dance experience is required as our live ceilidh band will call the dances and talk us through them as we go, we can all learn together. Take part in some or all of the dances. This is a dress as you please ceilidh, dress in whatever you feel most comfortable in. All over 12's welcome. Come alone or bring friends &…

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Custom House Open Day

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Custom House, Custom House, 65-67 Commercial St
Edinburgh, EH6 6LH United Kingdom
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Scottish Historic Buildings Trust are pleased to open the doors of Custom House to visitors as part of the Leith Festival. Come and join us for family fun: workshops, circus entertainment, children's activities and various stalls. There will also be an exhibition of photos of Leith by fine art photographer Daniel Dabrowski. For more information, please look at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/customhouseleith

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Leith Market

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leith Market, Dock Place EH6 6LU + Google Map

Meet local traders, with the friendliest shopping around. Every Saturday.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Leith Toy Hospital, 64 Constitution St EH6 6RR + Google Map

See what goes on at the toy hospital! Bring your favourite doll or cuddly toy and some snacks along for a picnic (we'll go to Leith Links if the weather is nice). Get all your questions answered and meet new friends! The toy hospital will be offering a discount all week to anyone who mentions Leith Festival, so it's a great time to come in for a check-up. We will also have donated toys available for re-homing, in exchange for…

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Meet the Artists

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scottish Design Exchange, 1st floor, Ocean Terminal EH6 6JJ + Google Map

Meet local artists and designers at the Scottish Design Exchange

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“Not a Slave” exhibition

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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Andy McKay, a local Leith based artist, presents an exhibition of contemporary acrylic paintings on canvas. His work is well known to many in the area as it bedecks The Leith Depot's main bar walls in the form of two quite uniquely different murals. The exhibition will be on display in the upstairs venue of The Leith Depot for the duration of the festival and on Saturday 15th June there will be a 'Meet The Artist' event incorporating music, some…

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Errant Boy & Stephen McLaren

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 8SD United Kingdom
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Errant Boy is an BBC Introducing artist and has gained a **** review in The Scotsman. Latest album Memory Fractures has been praised for its energy and strong songwriting. Dreampop troubadour Stephen McLaren mixes the personal and political in a compelling melodic brew. Solo debut We Used To Go Raving is recommended by The List and The Skinny. Errant Media is a Leith-based independent label/promoter, home to Shards, Errant Boy, Stephen McLaren and Locked Hands. Supported by BBC Introducing Scotland,…

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Leith Whisky Trail

June 15 @ 4:30 pm - June 16 @ 6:30 pm
Meet at the anchor on The Shore, The Shore
Edinburgh, EH6 6RA United Kingdom
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£20

Take a ‘sip back in time’ on the Leith Whisky Trail! Learn all about the history of the brokers, blenders and bottlers resident in what was once a thriving whisky district whilst listening to some entertaining stories of Leith’s whisky days of old. After the tour, you’ll taste four carefully selected drams from the 60s, 70s, or 80s - a real blast from the past! Each event will last approximately 2 hours (which includes 45 minutes of walking). Date &…

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leith St Andrew’s Church, 410 - 412 Easter Rd EH6 8HT + Google Map

Capital Concert Band – Leith’s very own dynamic wind band – presents popular music themes from the stage, television and cinema, including: “The Greatest Showman”; “Harry Potter”; “Oliver”; “Guys & Dolls”; “Last of the Summer Wine” and “Dallas”. Entertainment for all the family! Ticket Price: £8 (£5 Concession) & £20 Family

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Keara Murphy: MEN

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street
Edinburgh, EH6 7EE United Kingdom
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£8

The truth about men. The whole truth about men. And nothing but the truth about men. BBC Radio 4 'Women's Hour' 2019, BBC Radio 4 "Pick of the week" 2017/2019, BBC Radio Scotland Documentaries on "Robert Burns", BBC Radio Scotland "Mistress MacKenzie and Friends", BBC Radio Scotland. "The Shark's Mouth", BBC Two "Joy Division" (Film), BBC One "The Best Man" (Film), CBBC "Millie Inbetween" (Sitcom), "Comic genius! She's Eddie Izzard with less make-up and more Glasgow. And what more can…

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Electro Cycle Club Night

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - June 16 @ 1:00 am
The Village Bar, 16 South Fort St EH6 4DN + Google Map

Welcome to the wonderful world of Electro Cycle, where we bring The Sound of House to a loving nation through our club night at The Village Bar Leith. We treat you to the best in Deep House, Funky House, Chicago House, Tech House, Acid House, with a bit of Disco thrown in and even some Jazz Funk from our resident DJs Hi-Tech John & Foxxy DJ. For our Leith Festival special we have invited the multi talented RMY to play…

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Hibs Historical Tours

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Easter Road Stadium, Hibernian Football Club, 12 Albion Place
Edinburgh, EH7 5QG United Kingdom
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Open Day starting at the Main Reception in the West Stand of Easter Road Stadium (home of Hibernian Football Club) which will include open gallery displays and self-guided tours of the West Stand. The tour includes the dressing rooms, Directors suite and box, and pitchside. Visitors will also be able to access the South Stand (where the Hibernian Community Foundation have facilities), East Stand concourse and Memorial Wall and the Famous Five Stand including the Football Club shop.

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Black Arches

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leith Depot, 140 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT United Kingdom
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Black Arches (Gareth E. Rees and Matt Frost of garage punk band The Dirty Contacts) perform improvised sets of intense heavy psych and electronic noise to experimental short films by international artists and collaborative duo Elizaveta Maltseva and Tara Kathleen Stewart, and photographer and musician Alex Amoros (The Liquorice Experiment) presenting from his new book of street photography, 'Londoners'. With DJ sets of 60's psych, freakbeat and garage punk by the artists.

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Leith Festival Tattoo

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Malmaison Square, Malmaison, Tower Place
Edinburgh, EH6 7BZ United Kingdom
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The festival's traditional last event, bringing together the best of music and dance from Leith's cosmopolitan community, topped and tailed by the pipes and drums.

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The Granary Comedy Night

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Granary, 32-34 The Shore
Edinburgh, EH6 6QN United Kingdom
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Life is better when you're laughing...

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“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornwale EH6 4JT + Google Map

Emotes will take over the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop gallery spaces, showcasing the installations, ceramics, performances and prints made as part of the unique Schools Programme. Now in its seventh year, this initiative has brought 150 P5s and P6/7s from Trinity and Victoria Primary Schools to make artwork at ESW for one hour a week throughout the school year. Based on experimental and avant-garde educational practices, each workshop is devised by some of the most exciting established and emerging Scotland-based artists,…

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The Sideshow

June 20 - June 22
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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£8

Omawick. A small town on the edge of a big town. A place with a rich history and strong community spirit. But recently times have been hard and change is needed. The Fiar is coming. Change is coming. But is it the change that the community wants? Who speaks for Omawick and what will be left behind once the Fair has moved on? Inspired by the current Save Leith Walk campaign, The Sideshow is a partnership between Active Inquiry and…

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