LeithLate16: Opening Night and Overview

23–26 June 2016

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.

LeithLate16 Map and Guide

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The LeithLate16 line-up each day is as follows:

Thursday 23rd June 6-10pm:

The Thursday night of LeithLate16 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 50+ artists participating across 20+ spaces during the course of opening night, full details of which are below. This massive artcrawl is followed by the now-legendary LeithLate16 Afterparty from 9pm at The Hibernian Supporter’s Club with live performances from Nice Church, DTHPDL and Carbs (Jonnie Common and Jamie Scott) and tunes from She-Bang Rave Unit, tickets available from here.

Friday 24th June 12-6pm:

On Friday, we have a series of panel talks taking place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, tackling global issues of particular relevance to Leith. There will be three sessions covering the following topics: Gentrification in Leith, The Politics of Public Art, and The Value of Art and Artists. Special guest panel speakers include: Emily Gray (Civic Room curator), Fraser Gray (fine/street artist), Alistair Gentry (artist and writer), Laura Doherty (Cultural Benefits project). Tim Brinkhurst (Young Fathers manager) and Stacey Hunter (creative producer). Free tickets available to reserve here.

Saturday 25th June 12-6pm:

Saturday sees the return of our popular Mural Tours from LeithLate15, which visit a selection of some of Leith’s historic and contemporary murals, with appearances from some of the mural artists themselves along the way to talk about their work. Free tickets available to reserve here.

Sunday 26th June 12-6pm:

The last day of LeithLate16 and a final chance to see our bespoke exhibitions, plus special event, the LeithLate16 Art Mart, taking place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. The Art Mart is a cross between a cabinet of artistic curiosities and an art show, featuring The Department of Lost and Found, The Thermos Museum and Penniless & Obscure zine. Followed by the LeithLate16 Closing Party at Pilrig Church from 7pm with live music and spoken word, in association with The Grind Journal. All profits from the Closing Party go to Amnesty International.

LeithLate16 opening night (Thursday 23rd June, 6-10pm) full programme

We look forward to welcoming you to Leith in this, our bumper sixth year!Morvern Cunningham, LeithLate Producer and Director