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

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

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... View Article

Leith Festival’s Primary Schools Poster Competition

Leith Library 28-30 Ferry Road, Edinburgh

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.  

Lapidary Demonstration and Displays

The Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club 20 Maritime Lane (off Constitution Street), Leith, Edinburgh

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... View Article

4 Doors Down

Maritime Lane 16 Maritime Ln

'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... View Article

‘Queens for a Day’ Pop-Up

Griffen Fitness 3 Balfour Street, Edinburgh

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.

Exposed 19 – Edinburgh College Photography

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

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

A Window to Leith

Roseleaf Bar and Cafe 23/24 Sandport

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.

Trinity House Open Day

Trinity House 99 Kirkgate, Edinburgh

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... View Article

The Cube Project

Quality Yard 20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh

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.... View Article

Open Studios at Quality Yard Art Space

Quality Yard 20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh

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... View Article

“Caps Aff” All-Female Grafitti Jam

Quality Yard Art Studios 20 Maritime Ln

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... View Article

Meet the Artists

Scottish Design Exchange 1st floor, Ocean Terminal

Meet local artists and designers at the Scottish Design Exchange

Open Studio Weekend

Studio 52 52 Albion Rd

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.... View Article

Exposed 19 – Edinburgh College Photography

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

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

“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 21 Hawthornwale

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... View Article

Trinity House Packs A Punch

Trinity House 99 Kirkgate, Edinburgh

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... View Article

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

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

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... View Article

Custom House Open Day

Custom House Custom House, 65-67 Commercial St, Edinburgh

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,... View Article

Meet the Artists

Scottish Design Exchange 1st floor, Ocean Terminal

Meet local artists and designers at the Scottish Design Exchange

“Not a Slave” exhibition

Leith Depot 140 Leith Walk, Edinburgh

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... View Article

“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 21 Hawthornwale

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... View Article

Lapidary Demonstration and Displays (Daytime)

Quality Yard 20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh

Discover Scottish minerals and traditional crafts of lapidary/silverwork
Daytime from 10:30am - 4pm: Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th June 2022
Evening from 7pm - 9:30pm: Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Friday 17th June 2022

Lapidary Demonstration and Displays (Evening)

Quality Yard 20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh

Discover Scottish minerals and traditional crafts of lapidary/silverwork
Daytime from 10:30am - 4pm: Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th June 2022
Evening from 7pm - 9:30pm: Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Friday 17th June 2022