The wondrous evolution and growth of LeithLate

“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.”

08/06/2015
The Scotsman
David Pollock

Martin Baillie
LeithLate lays down blueprint

“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.”

21/06/2014
The Scotsman
Joyce McMillan

Martin Baillie
Pride of place: street art in Leith

“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.”

02/07/2013
Walking Heads

Martin Baillie
Review of LeithLate13

“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.”

17/06/2013
The Scotsman
Joyce McMillan

Martin Baillie
Shutters’ exposure: Brightening up Leith

“…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.”

28/06/2012
The Scotsman
Roger Cox

Martin Baillie
Walking the Walk with LeithLate

“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.”

30/05/2012
Walking Heads

Martin Baillie