Tag: Adult

The Sideshow

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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 Strange Town in collaboration with All or Nothing. Part of the Displaced project exploring gentrification and regeneration in Leith and... View Article

Black Arches

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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.

Electro Cycle Club Night

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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 the best in Techno and Progressive House.

Keara Murphy: MEN

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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 we desire.” – The List Magazine Ticket Price: £8 (£6 Concession)

Leith Whisky Trail

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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 & Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th June

“Not a Slave” exhibition

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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 free bubbly and a lot of laughs.

Humpday Lucky Dip gig

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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.

CultFusion #6

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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 Sweeny. There’s music too, and a warm, appreciative audience that’s well worth being part of. So join us!

Trainspotting Tour

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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 & Time: 7pm – 9pm 12th to 14th June

Visit the SS Explorer

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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 compiled by Citadel Arts Group. Audiences from Citadel’s play, ‘Sea Changes’ will enjoy visiting the ship that inspired the show.... View Article

Sea Changes

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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 story of this important vessel through the eyes of young Sean, fresh out of Aberdeen jail and unused to the... View Article

Leith Vs The World

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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)

Tea Dance

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

Fitness Hacks for Cyclists workshop

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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. Book your place by emailing tracy@griffenfitness.com

LeithLate19: Cricket Club Afterparty

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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.

The Granary Live Music

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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

Leith Whisky Trail

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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 & Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th June

Reggaeton Workshop

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Free Reggaeton workshop with The Granary Salsa team

Club Nitty Gritty Neil Young Special

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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

The Granary Live Music

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Enjoy live music on The Shore every Thursday to Sunday