Festival review: LeithLate 2016, Edinburgh

27/06/2016 The Scotsman David Pollock

“…a frankly visionary festival which captures the essence of Leith as it is now, and which deserves to thrive and grow in future.”



Police box and pavement pennies signal LeithLate16

23/06/2016 Edinburgh Evening News

“AN old police box, a back garden and a Chinese supermarket will be turned into mini art galleries as an annual festival gets under way on Leith Walk.”



‘It’s mad that we have a really vibrant culture with nowhere to go after 1am’ – Morvern Cunningham talks LeithLate16

03/06/2016 The List David Pollock

“Bigger and bolder than before, LeithLate is spreading its wings and making Edinburgh’s iconic area ever more culturally vital”



Ain’t Leith Grand: LeithLate Turns Six

01/06/2016 The Skinny Adam Benmakhlouf

“LeithLate producer Morvern Cunningham and commisioned artist Rabiya Choudhry talk LeithLate16, the arts and making money”



Edinburgh’s poets to feature work on city’s billboards for LeithLate

18/05/2016 The Scotsman Brian Ferguson

“WORK by a string of modern-day Edinburgh poets will appear on billboard advertising on the streets of the city”



Mural tours and record store show among expanded LeithLate line-up

09/06/2015 STV Pamela Tulloch

“From one night to one weekend to four months… LeithLate15 really has outgrown its name.”



The wondrous evolution and growth of LeithLate

08/06/2015 The Scotsman David Pollock

“When…the first LeithLate event [was held] in 2011, it was a one-off, single evening art and music crawl around the shops and art spaces of Leith Walk and its environs, with each venue holding pop-up performances and exhibits. By 2014 it had stretched to two days, but this year has brought a quantum leap of ambition.”



LeithLate lays down blueprint

21/06/2014 The Scotsman Joyce McMillan

“It’s one of the transforming powers of art that it can help change the way we see familiar things, not least the places where we live…but it can rarely have worked so brilliantly, and on such a slender, unpretentious shoestring, as it does on the midsummer evening every year when Morvern Cunningham launches the Leith Late Festival, a brief but joyful celebration of creative life in and around Leith Walk.”



Scots artist Paolozzi immortalised in shop mural

15/04/2014 The Scotsman Brian Ferguson

“ONE of Scotland’s greatest ever artists has been immortalised in a striking new mural – on a derelict shop front.”



Pride of place: street art in Leith

02/07/2013 Walking Heads

“We’re on the trail of a bold new street art project in Leith – a graffiti grand design – far from city centre art galleries. It’s tucked away down a side street so you have to seek it out which adds to the adventure.”



Review of LeithLate13

17/06/2013 The Scotsman Joyce McMillan

“LeithLate is such a striking success that the only question is why this kind of event doesn’t happen at least once a month in neighbourhoods all across Scotland, rather than just once a year, in Leith.”



LeithLate – various venues, Edinburgh, Thu 13 Jun 2013

17/06/2013 The List Niki Boyle

“Sterling art and music evening based on and around Leith Walk”



Leith Late – many-venued, multi-arts night out returns for third year

11/06/2013 The List

“Back for a third year, Leith’s sprawling, many-venued, multi-arts night out returns, showcasing over 30 artists and performers across 17 venues.”



Street artists get creative to give Leith Walk’s shops a facelift

31/05/2013 STV Alison McCallum

“For years it’s been a blight on the area but now the opinion on street art is changing in Leith as it is used to brighten shop shutters.”



Counting down to three hours of Leith arts extravaganza

15/05/2013 The Scotsman

“A Barber’s shop, an ambulance depot, a former army drill hall and a charity shop are among the venues for a three-hour cultural extravaganza taking place in the Capital next month.”



Shutters’ exposure: Brightening up Leith

28/06/2012 The Scotsman Roger Cox

“…the Shutter Project will invite six artists to decorate the steel security shutters of six local businesses in the coming months, transforming stark, utilitarian bits of street furniture into colourful installations.”



Walking the Walk with LeithLate

30/05/2012 Walking Heads

“Celebrating creative life in what is now surely the capital’s most interesting street, LeithLate returns for a second year on Thursday 28 June when a night of quirky invention will spread along Leith Walk.”



The Artists’ Trail: Leith Late 2012

30/05/2012 The Skinny Rosamund West

“Leith Late is back on 28 June, uniting the creative spaces of Leith for a one-night-only festival of the arts.”



Is Leith really the Camden of the future?

26/01/2012 The Scotsman Roger Cox

“HISTORICALLY, Edinburgh’s Dundas Street, in the heart of the New Town, has been the main centre for buying and selling art in the capital…but in the past few years a very different part of the city has started to make a name for itself as an art mecca: Leith Walk.”



It’s for one night only, but LeithLate is proof of an underground creative spirit blooming in the capital

05/06/2011 The Scotsman David Pollock

“As the annual Leith Festival returns for a ten-day run in June, one event that’s not part of the official programme deserves particular attention.”