Tag: Family

“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

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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, including Charlotte Barker, Adam Benmakhlouf, Nick Evans, Adam Gandy, Ashanti Harris, Kate Owens, Ciara Philips, Maeve Redmond and Aniela Piasecka.... View Article

Leith Festival Tattoo

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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.

Hibs Historical Tours

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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.

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

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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

Errant Boy & Stephen McLaren

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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, Vic Galloway, Song, By Toad, The Herald and Scotland on Sunday. Errant Media promotes regular gigs at Edinburgh’s Leith Depot.

Meet the Artists

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Meet local artists and designers at the Scottish Design Exchange

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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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 a donation to our Fund for Distressed Bears, which funds surgeries for those toys who can’t afford it.

Custom House Open Day

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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

Leith Market

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

Leith Community Centre Ceilidh (Ticketed Event)

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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 & family. This is an alcohol free venue. Free tickets available from Community Centre office.

Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk (Ticketed Event)

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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 contact Kate – 07783042804. Please note: We will be walking in an urban area and public space – all members... View Article

Trinity House Packs A Punch

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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 our junior guides from Leith Primary School.

“Emotes” ESW Schools Programme Exhibition

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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, including Charlotte Barker, Adam Benmakhlouf, Nick Evans, Adam Gandy, Ashanti Harris, Kate Owens, Ciara Philips, Maeve Redmond and Aniela Piasecka.... View Article

Exposed 19 – Edinburgh College Photography

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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

Unsung Leith: Buggy Walk (Ticketed Event)

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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 contact Kate – 07783042804. Please note: We will be walking in an urban area and public space – all members... View Article

House of Jack Dance Class Tasters for All Ages

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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 all about!

LeithLate19: Mural Tours (Ticketed Event)

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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 (free) ticket in advance via Citizen Ticket.

Sunday Service

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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.

This is Local Leith (Kids go free)

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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 the fabulous women that brought you Vintage Nation Leith, in the iconic venue that is Leith Theatre.

Meditation Centre Open Day

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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 join in the fun!

Tablao Flamenco “Primavera Flamenca”

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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 Olivera. Ticket Price: £10 (£8 concession)

LeithLate19: Happiness Hotel Gig

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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.

Persevere Film Screening

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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 persevere. The opening event on Sat 8th will be presented by Persevere director, Derek Tillbrook, followed by a Q&A session.... View Article