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LeithLate17: Public Poetry Trail

LeithLate17: Public Poetry Trail

'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.

LeithLate & A Kind of Seeing present Drifters

Archive films with live soundtracks

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.

LeithLate17: Programme Overview

15th–18th June 2017

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: 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 grandeur 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.

LeithLate17: Mural Tours

LeithLate17: Mural Tours

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.

LeithLate17: Saturday

LeithLate17: Saturday 17 June

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: Friday

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 LeithOn 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, link in event bio.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: Friday

LeithLate17: Friday 16 June

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 LeithOn 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: Thursday Opening Night and Overview

LeithLate17: Thursday 15 June

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!

Juliana Capes at Deptford X

[foogallery id="298"]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.

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

  • Edinburgh Printmakers - exhibition Species of Space by Robert Powell. In addition, there will be printmaking demonstrations for the public throughout Friday and Saturday. http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/
  • Gayfield Creative Spaces - The Improvement of Invalid Youth by Dennis and Debbie Club, a new audio-visual multi-projection installation which revisits the history of the site, by taking as a point of departure a publication from 1856 with the same title. Dennis and Debbie are a digital artist duo. http://dennisanddebbie.club/
  • Joseph Pearces – live music on Thursday night by country duo Bear Necessities.
  • Basement Art Club (under Pack & Send) back garden - Back Garden Biennale, curated by Sara Sinclair. The BGB has been taking place since 2006, with artworks installed in gardens, sheds, a caravan, a public park, a crofters' store and inside homes. http://www.back-garden-biennale.co.uk
  • Settlement Projects charity shop - Place + Platform with Poor Art Collective. Place + Platform is a nomadic Edinburgh based collective run by Abi and Susannah, Poor Art is an online magazine run by Michael Kay and Sam Wood. The eponymously titled Poor Art exhibition will present art amidst the oddities; expect an eclectic mix of sculptures, performance and posters questioning "What is the value of art?" http://placeandplatform.weebly.com and https://medium.com/poor-art/poor-art-5e2c52c287f6#.58pn6gdwu
  • McDonald Road Library - #artcore takeover. Young creative apprentices from #artcore will be taking over McDonald Road Library to present an evening of spoken word, physical performance and music from DJs and producers. http://www.outoftheblue.org.uk/artcore/
  • Leith Walk Police Box - Wish You Were Where by Eye Am Camera. Visual arts collective Eye Am Camera is a newly formed collaborative project created by Sandy Sigala and the group will be distributing their collection of work to the public for free throughout LeithLate16.
  • Leith Walk - Juliana Capes. Juliana is presenting a suite of street works around the theme of luck, including pavement piece Annul on Leith Walk. http://www.julianacapes.co.uk/
  • Brass Monkey Leith - Soul Deep vinyl dance party.
  • Elvis Shakespeare - a variety of local bands playing in the shop Thursday 23rd 6-9pm and Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 2.30-5pm, including Sacre Noir and My Electric Love Affair.
  • Out of the Blue Drill Hall - Rabiya Choudhry. LeithLate exhibition of Rabiya’s LeithLate currency commission, plus work from associated #artcore workshop with young people to design their own forms of currency. Rabiya’s LeithLate currency will be mass produced via Out of the Blueprint’s riso press and given away for free during LeithLate16. On Thursday night, there will also be an all women poetry slam at the Drill Hall, hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Glasgow Women's Library.
  • Rhubaba - exhibition How to Survive on Land and Sea by Daniella Watson. Daniella has been Rhubaba's writer-in-residence over the past 2 years. The resulting text consists of a collection of stories and ephemera relating to a little-known artist collective called The Trajectorians. http://www.rhubaba.org/
  • The Creative Showroom - open studios event. The Creative Showroom is a new retail shop and studio spaces for 8-10 creatives, located halfway down Leith Walk set up by surface pattern designer Gill Norval from Dibujo Design.
  • Victoria - exhibition Eye Be by Georgia Rose Murray and live music on Thursday by Spanish/Scottish/German 6 piece band The Rhumba Radges. https://georgiarosemurray.com/
  • Woodland Creatures – The Critter Session open mic with Hailey Beavis, plus Black and White, a printmaking exhibition by Pamela Scott.
  • Boda - live music on 23rd and Hawaiian luau party on 25th.
  • Pat's Chung Ying Oriental Foods - Nearest Neighbours: Leith by Ian Gouldstone. Ian is a digital artist whose work incorporates games, animation and new media. Ian's new work for LeithLate16 in the window of a Chinese supermarket also coincides with the initial stage of a new partnership/twinning between LeithLate and Deptford X, London's longest running contemporary arts festival. http://iangouldstone.com/
  • Leith Athletics - Kosmischer Läufer installation. There will be an installation of Kosmischer Läufer ephemera with special music link to the secret cosmic music of the East German Olympic Programme 1972-83. http://www.kosmischerlaufer.com/
  • Mousetrap - live music from 5-piece band FC Ukulele with DJ Pryzmat spinning tunes to close.
  • OOTB Leith Walk Studios - open studios event on Thursday. New artist studios space on Leith Walk managed by The Out of the Blue Drill Hall. Participating artists include Sarah Muirhead and Sheil Yule.
  • Leith Depot - "....but the night will always be remembered" site-specific installation of sound and print, plus weekend gigs during the day with Franklin Fest garage bands on Saturday and The Humors on Sunday. https://leithdepot.com/
  • SilverHub Studios - open studios of this contemporary jewellery studio plus exhibition of resident jewellers. Blueflint will also be playing live on the Thursday night to celebrate the studios’ 5th birthday. There will be a silver ring-making workshop on Saturday. http://www.silverhubstudios.com/
  • The Edinburgh Remakery - repair workshops. Newly opened Remakery outlet on Leith Walk from the Remade in Edinburgh team. http://www.remadeinedinburgh.org.uk/

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

LeithLate16: Mural Tours

25 June 2016

Starting point: Out of the Blue Drill Hall36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG12:00–18:00Saturday 25th June sees the return of the successful Mural Tours as part of this year's LeithLate16 festival, taking in a selection of Leith’s historic and contemporary murals with appearances from some of the mural artists themselves along the way to talk about their work.Tours are hosted by Cameron Foster and meet at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on the day. Each tour takes around 90mins to complete, ending at the Leith History Mural by Leith Library. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to negotiate busy roads at certain points along the route. Free places reservable via eventbrite.

LeithLate presents Made in Edinburgh/Made in Leith

14–18 November 2015

This November, LeithLate presents a special season of feature films that were made in Edinburgh, preceeded by short films made in Leith.

Saturday 14th NovemberDestiny Church, 7.30pm

Restless Natives+ music video shorts:– PAWS, Bainz (shot in Leith Waterworld)– The Magic Numbers, You Don’t Know Me (shot in The Strathie pub)– Young Fathers, ShameRestless Natives (1985) is the story of two Scottish friends who become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with fake weapons. The screening will open with a selection of music videos shot in Leith, including 'You Don't Know Me' by The Magic Numbers, shot in The Strathie pub on Iona Street.Tickets £5/4Get tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336180

Friday 20th NovemberOut of the Blue (in collaboration with Freeze Frame Film Club), 7pm

The Prime of Ms Jean Brodie & introThe Prime of Ms Jean Brodie (1969) tells the story of a headstrong young private school teacher in 1930s Edinburgh (played by Maggie Smith) who ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.Tickets £3 for film only, £15 for film and three course meal. If you would like to book a three course meal at the cafe before the screening for a combined ticket price of £15, please contact the cafe directly on 0131 555 7100.Get tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336186

Saturday 21st NovemberDestiny Church, 7.30pm

Shallow Grave & Martin Smith shortShallow Grave (1994) was directed by Danny Boyle and features Euan McGregor as one of three friends who discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash. The screening will open with a short film by local Leith filmmaker Martin Smith.

Tickets £5/4Get tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336182

Saturday 28th NovemberDestiny Church, 7.30pm

The Acid House & The Port short (short documentary on The Port of Leith pub by Rory Alexander Stewart)The Acid House (1998) involves three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer and former Leither Irvine Welsh. The screening will open with a short documentary The Port by Rory Alexander Stewart about the legendary Port O'Leith pub on Constitution Street.Tickets £5/4Get tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336184This screening is part of the BFI's Britain on Film season. Britain on Film is a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK that reveals new and unseen stories of our lives through the history of film.

Travelling Gallery at Custom House

27 August 2015.

175 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, United KingdomWe’re excited to announce a late addition to the LeithLate15 programme, welcoming back to Leith the Travelling Gallery to be a part of the festival once more! (Event image from LeithLate13.)The Travelling Gallery is a mobile art gallery on a bus and will be parked up next to Custom House on Thursday 27th August from 12-6pm. Featuring their latest exhibition Eyes on the Prize, the Travelling Gallery showcases the work of selected past Scottish Turner Prize winners and nominees, including Christine Borland with Brody Condon, Martin Boyce, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Callum Innes, Jim Lambie, Ciara Phillips, Lucy Skaer and David Shrigley.In addition to this, Custom House will also host an open day of the building on 27th August, to coincide with the timings of the exhibition. The building will also host an artist talk on the day by Mike Inglis at 5pm, about his design of the current exterior vinyl wrap of the Travelling Gallery. Entrance to the exhibition, Custom House and artist talk are all free.

Mural Tours

9 and 23 August 2015.

Over two Sundays this August, LeithLate15 will be running a series of free Mural Tours, taking in some of Leith’s murals (both old and new) and giving the public an opportunity to meet some of the artists involved in the making of artworks. Tours will start at the iconic Leith mural painted by Tim Chalk and Paul Grime in the 1980s and finish at The Leith Aquatic mural produced by Blameless on Halmyre Street. A map of the tour will also be produced and distributed in order that anyone may follow the route in their own time.There are six mural artworks featured in the tours, as follows:• Leith History Mural by Tim Chalk & Paul Grime, by Leith Library• Swanfield Mill Mural by David Wilkinson, Bonnington Road• Eduardo Paolozzi Mural by Russell Ian Dempster, Henderson Street• Untitled Mural by Tim Chalk, opposite Links View House, Tollbooth Wynd• Leith Dockers Club Mural by Tom Ewing, Academy Street• The Leith Aquatic Mural by Blameless Collective, Halmyre StreetParticipating artists who will be present during the tours include:• Tim Chalk• Russell Ian Dempster• Tom Ewing• Rabiya Choudhry, Richie Cumming and Fraser Gray (Blameless Collective)

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Elvis Shakespeare 10th Birthday

4 July. Instore and after party with Broken Records, My Two Dads and The Fnords.

This July LeithLate15 teams up with renowned second-hand book and record dealer Elvis Shakespeare to celebrate their 10th birthday! On the day, there will be a series of in-store appearances by musicians and performers that have supported the shop over the years, with an afterparty in the evening across the road at Pilrig Church.

Music starts in the shop on Leith Walk from 2pm with music from Little Pebble, Blueflint and Dominic Waxing Lyrical, alongside spoken word from Rodney Relax and more tbc. Continuing the revelry in the evening is an eclectic bill of bands who have played the shop over the years, including garage punk band The Fnords, My Two Dads (Drew from Wounded Knee and Dylan from PET), plus our fabulous headliners Broken Records.Tickets are only a fiver, available in advance here.

There will only be a limited amount of tickets on the door, so best book ahead!There will also be a licensed bar on the night, with all profits from the event going to both Elvis Shakespeare and LeithLate. This event is supported by local brewery Pilot Beer and quality boozer Brass Monkey Leith.

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.[foogallery id="310"]

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.