LeithLate & A Kind of Seeing present Drifters

Archive films with live soundtracks

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Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh arrives in the historic port of Leith to perform his beautifully atmospheric live vocal score to John Grierson’s groundbreaking 1929 silent herring fishing film DRIFTERS as part of a major UK tour to fishing ports on the UK’s East coast this summer.

Screening alongside DRIFTERS at this event will be rare archive films of Leith dating as far back as 1918, accompanied live by Leith-based female singing collective Davno. The group’s ethereal arrangements of traditional songs from Poland, Russia and Ukraine celebrate the port’s international community and complement Jason’s semi-improvised soundtrack to present an exhilarating cinematic experience.

This special film event takes place in Destiny Church Leith – originally built as a Turkish bath in the mid-19th century before being converted into a cinema and still maintains one of the last remaining plaster cinema screens in Europe.

Tickets £8/6, available from Citizen Ticket.

The Shutter Project


The Shutter Project is one of LeithLate’s ongoing public art initiatives which operates throughout the year and seeks to create new street artworks on the shutters of local Leith businesses. For more information on our facilitated artworks and artists to date, have a look at What we do.

The Mural Project


The Mural Project is one of LeithLate’s ongoing public art initiatives which operates throughout the year and involves the installation of new street artworks in and around the Leith area. For more information on our facilitated artworks and artists to date, have a look at What we do.

Below is our mural tour map from LeithLate15, detailing a number of historic and contemporary murals in the Leith area. LeithLate runs regular mural tours annually as part of the LeithLate festival, with new artworks popping up all the time. Check our festival listings for more information.

LeithLate17: Friday

LeithLate17: Friday 16 June

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Blow away the cobwebs of LeithLate17’s opening night with a spot of building on the Friday of the festival, participate in a film screening and discussion looking at the subject of gentrification or attend the premiere of a brand new dance piece by notable theatre maker Luke Pell…

Ever built a REAL Minecraft world? Come and join a team of crafty miners assembling a Picnic Biome at Out of the Blue from 12pm. Grass, ladders and other materials will all be supplied. The Minecraft picnic area will then be utilised by live music event The Critter Session on Saturday (see LeithLate17: Saturday).

Over at Pilrig Church, Leith Creative has matched up Deptford Cinema in London (Community Cinema of the Year 2016) with Leith Community Cinema to present a film programme surrounding the issue of gentrification at Pilrig Church at 3pm. There will be a screening of Leith-related short films including ‘Banana Republic’ about Cables Wynd House, followed by new feature film ‘A Moving Image’ which looks at the role of artists in the gentrification process in Brixton. The screening will be followed by a general discussion on the subject of gentrification in Leith

On the Friday evening, LeithLate is delighted to present the premiere of new dance piece In the Ink Dark from theatre maker Luke Pell and collaborators. The 1hr piece is performed by an eclectic group of dance and performance artists with an original music composition, In the Ink Dark collects and explores – people from Leith and Edinburgh’s – experiences of loss and landscape, memory and materiality through dance, design and poetry. The performance premiers at LeithLate17 in the main auditorium of Leith Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Tickets via the Get Tickets link above.

Continuing LeithLate17 exhibitions include (12-6pm):

Settlement Projects – sound artist Yann Seznec unique sound installation comprised of shop donations.

Old Ambulance Depot – Ltd Ink Corporation with Kevin Harman exhibiting his online emotional galaxy installation co-be.co.

Leith Walk Police Box – PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN place+platform / Poor Art* exhibition with invited artists that seeks to explore imagery at the fringes of conventional,
mainstream representation; rejected or ‘found’ photography, copies and repetitions, missed moments and documentation.

Rhubaba – You hardboiled I softboiled by Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu.

Travelling Gallery (parked up outside OOTB Leith Walk Studios) – EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT exhibition featuring KP Brehmer, Tessa Lynch, Jamie Green and Amalia Pica.

Punjabi Junction – SUNSET STRIP CARROT DANGLE exhibition curated by Holly Knox Yeoman that includes Stephanie Mann and opening performance by David Sherry, addressing the theme of precarity and the changing identity of Leith. Audiences are encouraged to participate by donating food and other items destined for Edinburgh North East Food Bank post-LeithLate.

Trinity House Vaults – recipient of the inaugural ‘LeithLate Award’ at RSA New Contemporaries Clara Hastrup video installation in the hidden vaults under maritime museum Trinity House.

Further events taking place at participating LeithLate17 venues include:

Victoria – 50s night from 8pm with house Dj and special guest from The Green Door.

Leith Depot – Kim Edgar at 8pm. Kim performs with Steffen Wutzke (bass) and Christian Hass-Lachmann (drums).

LeithLate17: Public Poetry Trail

LeithLate17: Public Poetry Trail

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‘O cam ye east or cam ye west
Or bring ye news to me, man?
Or were ye at the Port of Leith
And did the landing see, man?’

Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca’s recent poem ‘Leith Swing’ makes reference to a number of historical buildings of import to Leith’s history. Join Edinburgh City of Literature as we go on a physical tour of the poem, which will take the form of pavement stencils, starting outside Custom House by the Shore. Christine De Luca will also be in attendance to read her poem to tour goers.

Tours take place at 2pm and 4pm, lastly roughly 1hr each. This is an outdoor tour that traverses uneven surfaces. Please dress for the weather.

Public Poetry Trail stencilling and map designed by Bethany Thompson.

LeithLate17: Mural Tours

LeithLate17: Mural Tours

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LeithLate is delighted to bring audiences an updated version of the ever popular mural tours this LeithLate17 festival.

Tours will run at 12pm and 3pm on Sunday 18th June, meeting outside the Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street. Tours take around 90mins each and include stairs. Please come dressed for the weather.

Artists participating in this year’s tours include Kirsty Whiten, Fraser Gray, Rabiya Choudhry, Tim Chalk and Elph. (Please note: programme subject to change.)

Our mural tours are very popular. If you can’t use your ticket, please let us know or return it as soon as possible.

Juliana Capes at Deptford X


LeithLate is delighted to announce the appearance of LeithLate16 artist Juliana Capes at the upcoming Deptford X in London, as part of our ongoing festival twinning relationship. Juliana will present her Annul installation on Brookmill Road by Broadway Fields for the duration of Friday 23 September during daylight hours. An additional exhibition, ‘Public art that the public unmakes’ will be on display in Deptford Lounge from 23 Sep – 2nd Oct.

LeithLate17: Saturday

LeithLate17: Saturday 17 June

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Gear yourself up for the LeithLate weekend with a host of live music up and down the walk, including The Critter Session with Hailey Beavis and friends, live instores at Elvis Shakespeare, all-dayer at The Mousetrap, and not forgetting LeithLate’s very own Club Tropicana at the Leith Franklin Cricket Club till 3am with FiniTribe dj’s and more! Big night oot and that…

The Critter Session is a regular open mic night in Leith run by musician and raconteur Hailey Beavis. For LeithLate17, Hailey will be uprooting the critters from regular pad Woodland Creatures, and bringing them to the Minecraft picnic surroundings (see LeithLate17: Friday) of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall for a very special edition! Featured musicians will include Lake Montgomery, Bungalow, Roberta Banana, Hailey Beavis, UrbanFarmHand and Mima Fuse. The Critter Sesh kicks off at 1pm, suggested donation £3 entry on door.

LeithLate favourite Elvis Shakespeare will also be running instore gigs throughout the day, line-up as follows: 2.30pm Toby Mottershead: Frontman of Black Diamond Express, 3.30pm: No Things, Leith’s very own Garage-Punks, 4.30pm Blueflint: acousitic bluegrass sounds with the wonderfully matched voices of Clare Neilson and Deborah Arnott 5.30pm Thee Girl Fridays: a mixture of garage-punk and googly-goodness-good-time-rock ‘n’ roll with added twang.

The Mousetrap will be running an all-day version of their popular queer Grrrl Crush nights in celebration of LeithLate17 and Pride. Grrrl Crush are parties run by girls for girls who like girls, championing women on the music scene. The event is straight friendly and trans inclusive. Support your local girl gang.

Last but certainly not least, come join LeithLate at its very first club night CLUB TROPICANA at the Leith Franklin Cricket Club from 9pm. Entry is threeee pounds – fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone. Hawaiian lai’s and outdoor swimming pool included, Hawaiian shirts and holiday wear strongly encouraged. Party like a Wham Bar till 3am with FiniTribe dj’s and more tba! Tickets available above via the Get Tickets link.

Continuing LeithLate17 exhibitions include (12-6pm):

Settlement Projects – sound artist Yann Seznec unique sound installation comprised of shop donations.

Old Ambulance Depot – Ltd Ink Corporation with Kevin Harman exhibiting his online emotional galaxy installation co-be.co.

Leith Walk Police Box – PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN place+platform / Poor Art* exhibition with invited artists that seeks to explore imagery at the fringes of conventional,
mainstream representation; rejected or ‘found’ photography, copies and repetitions, missed moments and documentation.

Rhubaba – You hardboiled I softboiled by Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu.

Travelling Gallery (parked up outside OOTB Leith Walk Studios) – EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT exhibition featuring KP Brehmer, Tessa Lynch, Jamie Green and Amalia Pica.

Punjabi Junction – SUNSET STRIP CARROT DANGLE exhibition curated by Holly Knox Yeoman that includes Stephanie Mann and opening performance by David Sherry, addressing the theme of precarity and the changing identity of Leith. Audiences are encouraged to participate by donating food and other items destined for Edinburgh North East Food Bank post-LeithLate.

Trinity House Vaults – recipient of the inaugural ‘LeithLate Award’ at RSA New Contemporaries Clara Hastrup video installation in the hidden vaults under maritime museum Trinity House.

LeithLate17: Programme Overview

15th–18th June 2017

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LeithLate returns with an exciting LeithLate17 programme of visual art, theatre, poetry and live music! In addition to our new festival programme, we return with our annual sell-out mural tours and a brand new Public Poetry Trail! As well as returning to unusual Leith spaces such as a former Police Box and charity shop, we’re also bringing on board brand new venues including Trinity House’s underground vaults at the Kirkgate, social enterprise curry house Punjabi Junction, and the Leith Walk Launderette, it’s going to be a mighty fine year! We are of course kicking off the festival with our opening night, swiftly followed by annual LeithLate Afterparty, this year to be held at Henderson Halls and curated by Lost Map Records. Keep reading to find out more…

 


The LeithLate17 line-up each day is as follows:


Thursday 15th June 6-9pm, followed by afterparty:

The Thursday night of LeithLate17 sees the return of the huge one-night event that takes place across a host of different venues on and around Leith Walk. This year, we have artists participating across 25+ spaces during the course of opening night, full details of which are to be released later this week. This massive artcrawl is followed by the now-legendary LeithLate17 Afterparty from 9pm at Henderson Halls with live performances from Savage Mansion, Kid Canaveral, and tunes from Lost Map and LeithLate dj’s, tickets available from here.


Friday 16th June 12-6pm, followed by In The Ink Dark:

In a continuation of our festival twinning with London’s longest running visual arts festival Deptford X, we’ve has matched up Deptford Cinema (Community Cinema of the Year 2016) and Leith Community Cinema to present a film programme surrounding the issue of gentrification at Pilrig Church. LeithLate17 is also host to the launch of a new ambitious production entitled In the Ink Dark by performance maker and choreographer Luke Pell in an immersive dance performance situated in the grand surroundings of the main auditorium of Leith Theatre, tickets available here.


Saturday 17th June 12-6pm, followed by Club Tropicana:

Saturday brings music and art together with our bespoke exhibitions still running throughout Leith Walk and The LeithLate Critter Session at Out of the Blue joins the musical roster on Saturday, curated by Hailey Beavis. ‘Club Tropicana’ the late-night festival party will close Saturday’s celebrations at Leith Franklin Cricket Club with electro DJs Davie Miller (FiniTribe) and more tba, tickets here.


Sunday 18th June 12-6pm, followed by Lane party:

On our final day of LeithLate17, we see the return of the annual sell-out Mural Tours with the artists in person discussing their artworks , we are also excited  to present our latest tour, the Public Poetry Trail! The Public Poetry Trail will feature the work of Edinburgh Makar Christine de Luca, who will be reciting the poem in person to audiences. There is also the opportunity to celebrate Leith’s heritage with Custom House, Leith Theatre’s Main Auditorium and maritime Trinity House all opening their doors to LeithLate17 goers on the final day of the festival! To close festivities LeithLate17 welcomes Custom & Excess; an inspired collaboration of Custom Lane, Paradigm and We Throw Switches. This event transforms the lane into an all-day summer party with DJ sets and unique mix of indie games with fun interactive experiences and Studio 19 at Custom House invite to discover Leith’s musical talents with their live intimate sessions.


In-depth information with regards to venues and exhibitions will be released closer to the event. All daytime events are free to attend (some ticketed for numbers), late evening events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday come with a modest charge.

LeithLate17 is supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh City of Literature and Settlement Projects.


We look forward to welcoming you to Leith in this, our seventh edition!

– Morvern Cunningham, LeithLate Producer and Director

LeithLate17: Thursday Opening Night and Overview

LeithLate17: Thursday 15 June

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The LeithLate17 festival kicks off with a massive opening night event, which sees art installations, live music and performances taking place across 26 different venues the whole length of Leith Walk, all of which are free to attend. There’s no set route or way to navigate venues, just get in amongst it and see what you discover! The night culminates in the now-legendary LeithLate Afterparty, this year curated by Lost Map Records at Henderson Halls near the foot of the Walk. The stonking afterparty line-up includes Savage Mansion and Kid Canaveral, plus Lost Map and LeithLate dj’s playing party music till close. Tickets only a tenner & include drink tokens, book your tickets via the link above.

The full list of participating LeithLate17 venues is as follows:

1) Edinburgh Printmakers – My Cat Knows What I’m Thinking by Dr Eric Great-Rex plus hourly tours of the printmakers throughout the night.

2) Joseph Pearces – live music by Anders Panders live looping.

3) Windsor Buffet – live music from 4-piece band Smokin’ Jeffreys’ from 7.30pm.

4) Settlement Projects charity shop – sound artist Yann Seznec unique sound installation comprised of shop donations plus solo electronics set.

5) Old Ambulance Depot – Ltd Ink Corporation opening its doors for the first time with Kevin Harman exhibiting his online emotional galaxy installation co-be.co.

6) Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh – exhibition of archive photography about the battle of Broughton Street Unemployed Centre plus Euan Sutherland artworks series Small Revolutions.

7) Leith Walk Police Box – PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN place+platform / Poor Art* exhibition with invited artists that seeks to explore imagery at the fringes of conventional, mainstream representation; rejected or ‘found’ photography, copies and repetitions, missed moments and documentation.

8) Brass Monkey Leith – dancefloor friendly special edition of regular monthly dj night Electric Mud. Regulars Lee and Russ will be joined by bETAMAX stalwart Chris Fast and playing the finest in funk, RnB, Soul, Punk, New Wave, Garage, psych and beyond.

9) Santoga Yoga Centre – Wordpolishers present REFRACTION, an English-Polish literary translation event with Polish translations of poems by Rachel McCrum, Jenny Lindsay, JL Williams, Magi Gibson, Kapka Kassabova, Georgi Gill, Michel Faber and Richie McCaffery, plus English-translated Polish poems.

10) Tourmalet – website launch and makeshift awards ceremony for ‘Introduction-to-Performance’, a curriculum devised with Edinburgh College HND Contemporary Art Practice students in collaboration with performer Gordon Douglas.

11) Elvis Shakespeare – live music in-store gigs: 6.30pm Stephen McLaren with virtuosic piano, haunting vocals, and atmospheric beats, 7.30pm Dead Broke & Dirty play the ‘Devils music’ for all you rock and roll junkies out there, 8.30pm Geek Maggot Bingo high-energy, three-piece garage rock ‘n’ roll band.

12) Laundrette – Edinburgh-based company Creative Electric present ‘Is this the real life? Is this just broccoli?’ where audiences can marry their loved ones, or inanimate objects, in a completely non-binding ceremony.

13) Rhubaba – You hardboiled I softboiled by Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu plus live music performances by Nice Church and others from 7.30pm.

14) The Creative Showroom – open studios plus exhibition by local photographer Dave Cullen and live music.

15) Out of the Blue Drill Hall – Closing night party for Exposed17 photography exhibition by Edinburgh College graduates, plus risoprint exhibition and LeithLate zine with Young Saheliya, Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre.

16) Victoria – live music from Rumba Radges, an international band formed by musicians from Germany, Scotland and Spain.

17) Woodland Creatures – Out of the Bedroom open mic event featuring Edinburgh-based award winning singer songwriter Lisa Rigby.

18) Boda – Birds, Beasts and Bones print exhibition by Rona Innes.

19) The Mousetrap – electronic dj Neil Templar with Templar Nights.

20) OOTB Leith Walk Studios – open studios featuring artists Johnathan Elders, Sarah Muirhead, Rona Innes, Stevie Powers and Conrad Molleson.

21) Travelling Gallery (parked up outside OOTB Leith Walk Studios) – EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT exhibition featuring artists KP Brehmer, Tessa Lynch, Jamie Green and Amalia Pica.

22) Leith Depot – NAF cartoonist Andy McKay showcase of Leith Depot commissioned cartoon plus Saxophonist Jimmy Francey playing a solo set from 8pm.

23) The Edinburgh Remakery – drop-in IT and textiles repair and upcycling evening event.

24) Punjabi Junction – SUNSET STRIP CARROT DANGLE exhibition curated by Holly Knox Yeoman that includes work by Stephanie Mann with opening performance by David Sherry, addressing the theme of precarity and the changing identity of Leith. Audiences are encouraged to participate by donating food and other items destined for Edinburgh North East Food Bank post-LeithLate.

25) The Kirkgate – live community stage in association with Leith Festival, plus mobile Place Standard wheel by Here + Now.

26) Trinity House Vaults – recipient of the inaugural ‘LeithLate Award’ at RSA New Contemporaries Clara Hastrup video installation in the hidden vaults under maritime museum Trinity House.

All this, immediately proceeded by the now-legendary LeithLate Afterparty with Lost Map! Kicking off at 9pm, the afterparty is the ultimate way to round off your LeithLate17 opening night experience, with bands and dj’s playing till late. Remember to buy your afterparty tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

 

LeithLate17: Sunday

LeithLate17: Sunday 18 June


It’s Father’s Day! It’s the final day of the festival! Bring your dad (or your mum, or loved ones in general) to our bustling last day of events all focusing on Leith’s heritage. Come check out historically significant buildings Leith Theatre, Custom House and Trinity House, participate in one of our tours that are taking place across Leith, and of course, come party with us one last time at Custom Lane!

Celebrate Leith’s heritage at the Leith Heritage Open Day with Custom House, Custom Lane, Leith Theatre’s Main Auditorium and Trinity House all opening their doors to LeithLate17 goers between 12-6pm on the final day of the festival. Explore the maritime artifacts at Trinity House in the Kirkgate, investigate artist studios in Custom House, and view the gradeur of the main auditorium of Leith Theatre with remnents from In The Ink Dark by Luke Pell (see LeithLate17: Friday).

The Sunday of LeithLate17 also sees the return of our annual sell-out mural tours, beginning at the Kirsty Whiten WRONGER RITES mural outside the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, and finishing up outside the iconic Leith History Mural beside Leith Theatre and Library. As always, the tours will not only be led by an informative guide, but by the artists themselves, who will give audiences special insight into the content and installation of the artworks. Tours take place at 12pm and 3pm, free but ticketed.

The Public Poetry Trail takes place in conjunction with Edinburgh City of Literature, taking Edinburgh Makar Christine de Luca’s recent poem ‘Leith Swing’ as inspiration. Audiences will be guided by de Luca’s words in the poem in a trail that leads from Custom House at the Shore through Leith to the Kirkgate through the form of pavement stencils, with Christine de Luca reciting her poem live in person. Tours take place at 2pm and 4pm, free but ticketed.

To close the day, Custom Lane hosts our closing party in collaboration with Paradigm Electronic Arts, Forest & We Throw Switches, transforming the lane behind Custom House into an all day summer party. Expect DJ sets by Main Ingredient and Paradigm’s Resident DJ Behaviour bringing vibes of pure joy and a unique mix of indie games with fun interactive experiences. Plus Studio 19 at Custom House invites you to discover Leith’s musical talents with their live intimate sessions, with Computer: Piano (2pm), Sink (3pm), Lizabett Russo (4pm), Sanna (6pm) and Ed Dowie (8pm).

Continuing LeithLate17 exhibitions include (12-6pm):

Settlement Projects – sound artist Yann Seznec unique sound installation comprised of shop donations.

Old Ambulance Depot – Ltd Ink Corporation with Kevin Harman exhibiting his online emotional galaxy installation co-be.co.

Leith Walk Police Box – PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN place+platform / Poor Art* exhibition with invited artists that seeks to explore imagery at the fringes of conventional,
mainstream representation; rejected or ‘found’ photography, copies and repetitions, missed moments and documentation.

Rhubaba – You hardboiled I softboiled by Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu.

Travelling Gallery (parked up outside OOTB Leith Walk Studios) – EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT exhibition featuring KP Brehmer, Tessa Lynch, Jamie Green and Amalia Pica.

Punjabi Junction – SUNSET STRIP CARROT DANGLE exhibition curated by Holly Knox Yeoman that includes Stephanie Mann and opening performance by David Sherry, addressing the theme of precarity and the changing identity of Leith. Audiences are encouraged to participate by donating food and other items destined for Edinburgh North East Food Bank post-LeithLate. *ARTIST AND CURATOR CONVERSATIONS FROM 2PM*

Trinity House Vaults – recipient of the inaugural ‘LeithLate Award’ at RSA New Contemporaries Clara Hastrup video installation in the hidden vaults under maritime museum Trinity House.

LeithLate16: Opening Night and Overview

23–26 June 2016

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LeithLate makes a triumphant return to the Walk this summer, with a jam-packed programme of exhibitions and events taking place over a four-day period from 23rd-26th June. LeithLate16 will be based at our hub the Out of the Blue Drill Hall this year, with a host of activities taking place in and around the building over the four days of the festival. We are delighted to be supported for a second year by Creative Scotland, and welcome the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and Edinburgh City of Literature Trust to our list of supporters. All events are free to attend, with the exception of the LeithLate16 Afterparty on Thursday 23rd June and the Closing Party on Sunday 26th June.


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LeithLate16: Afterparty

23 June 2016
Hibs Supporters Club

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11 Sunnyside, EH7 5RA
21:00–00:00


Thursday 23rd June sees the return of the LeithLate16 artcrawl across multiple Leith Walk venues, with over 100 participating artists and musicians. The night culminates with the now-legendary LeithLate16 Afterparty at the Hibs Supporters Club from 9pm with Nice church, D T H P D L and CARBS (Jonnie Common and Jamie Scott) plus tunes to close from SHE-BANG RAVE UNIT.

Tickets £7! Cheap bar prices! Come support your local arts festival and have a barry time while you’re at it, tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361975