LeithLate19 Weekend
to Jun 9

LeithLate19 Weekend

LeithLate19 Weekend

Saturday 8 + Sunday 9 June

LeithLate is delighted to be partnering with Leith Festival to bring you the LeithLate19 Weekend, packed full of activities to delight and entertain you over the weekend of Gala Day.

Most activities over the weekend are free and open on a drop-in basis. For ticketed events, see below.

Leith Gala Day

LeithLate is co-curating the Mainstage at Leith Gala Day on Leith Links this year in collaboration with The Skinny, as part of the LeithLate19 Weekend taking place on 8th and 9th June.. We're programming live music from female-identifying musicians and bands from 1.30pm on Saturday 8th June, compered by Roberta Pia of The Banana Sessions, who is also performing and playing a dj set to close. The Gala Day Mainstage line-up details are as follows:

Saturday 8 June
1.30pm: Roberta Pia (The Banana Sessions)
2.15pm: Goodnight Louisa
3pm: Super Inuit
3.45pm: Thee Girl Fridays
4.30pm: Tongue Trap
5pm: Roberta Pia – 90s bangers DJ set to close

Attendance to Leith Gala Day is completely free. The live music on the Mainstage is just one of a host of community-based activities taking place on the day including stalls from local organisations, (a number of which LeithLate are sponsoring), family area, and even dog show! Join us on the Links for an unforgettable Gala Day!


Saturday 8 June
Doors open 19.00, gig starts at 19.30
The Happiness Hotel, 61 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EY
£6 / £10 combo ticket

LeithLate presents ALRIGHT HEN? – an intimate gig at The Happiness Hotel co-curated by our pal and ultimate riot grrrl Lou Mclean.

This incredible line-up in a unique Leith venue follows on from our free day-time gig on Leith Links, showcasing some of Scotland's best female-identifying musicians.

The night will kick-off with rebellious riffs from Girls Rock School, followed by folk-alt-rock sounds from singer-songwriter Annie Booth. The Countess of Fife will bring some country-punk anarchism to the stage, with Lou McLean seeing the gig off in style with her razor-sharp lyrics set to catchy pop melodies.



Saturday 8 June
Doors open 21.00
Leith FAB Cricket Club, 1 Links Gardens Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 7QR
£6 / £10 combo ticket

LeithLate proudly presents YAS QUEEN! club night at Leith FAB Cricket Club - a thoroughly tongue-in-cheek celebration of the Queen's birthday and the official after-party for Leith Gala Day 2019.

We'll be rolling out the red carpet for our very own drag queen Mystika Glamoor, whilst all-female DJ-collective Miss World will be providing some royally good beats.


Leith Mural Tours

Sunday 9 June
12.00 – 13.30 / 14.30 – 16.00
Meeting point @ Leith History Mural, corner of North Junction Street & Ferry Road
Free, donations welcome

LeithLate is delighted to announce the return of our popular Mural Tours as part of LeithLate19 Weekend. Cameron Foster will take you on a guided walking tour of Leith's best street art ranging from historical murals to contemporary art works. You'll even have the opportunity to meet some of the artists behind the murals.


Also on over the weekend…

Caps Aff All-Female Graffiti Jam

Saturday 8 June 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 9 June 11:00 – 16:00

20 Maritime Lane, EH6 6RZ

Following the success of Quality Yard’s 2018 Leith Festival debut come and see the yard transformed once again by Scotland’s finest female street artists and their collaborators. 360° of original street art in this unique location tucked away in the historical courtyard.

4 Doors Down

Starts Saturday 8 June 8:00
– ends Sunday 16 June 22:00

20 Maritime Lane, EH6 6RZ

4 Doors Down is a new public art initiative in the old town of Leith. Four doors are being painted by Scottish street artists as part of Leith Festival & LeithLate 2019.

“These unloved and unused doorways will be showcasing how street art can entertain, inspire and brighten a small corner of Leith for residents, workers and visitors during the festival and beyond.”

The Cube project - Doodle on a Cube!

Saturday 8 June 11:00 – 18:00

20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ

Visit Quality Yard in Maritime Lane and Doodle on a Cube. “For kids, families and friends and people who want to make friends and feel part of the Leith community. All ages welcome. The Cube is an on-going participatory artwork that helps support social and community benefits and values as well as health and well-being through this creative process.” To follow the Cubes story please follow @____thecube____ or @mia_mcgregor on Instagram.

Open studios at Quality Yard Art Space

Saturday 8 June 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday 9 June 11:00 – 16:00

20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

For the first time six local artists will be opening their studios and exhibition area offering a glimpse behind the scenes and the opportunity to meet the artists. Participating artists are: Zoe Atherford, Olivia Turner, Andy Cumming, Karen Fleming, Douglas Allison and Lauren McLaughlin. Visitors can also enjoy the newly repainted 360 degree street art courtyard outside

Lapidary Demonstration and Displays at The Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club

Saturday 8 June 10:30 – 16:00
Sunday 9 June 10:30 – 16:00

20 Maritime Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ

Lapidary is the art of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or natural minerals and turning them into jewellery or ornaments. Visitors can view these skills as members prepare stones, facet gemstones or do silverwork and can try gold panning. Display areas also show examples of members’ work, part of the Club Collection of over 3000 minerals and a comprehensive library collection.

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Pintxos: Basque Film and Food Crawl
3:00 PM15:00

Pintxos: Basque Film and Food Crawl

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In collaboration with Scotland’s leading Spanish cinema mavericks CinemaAttic, LeithLate presents a Basque short-film and food crawl of Leith Walk pubs this April.

Participating bars include Victoria Bar, Leith Depot and Brig Below. Each will be screening individual short-film programmes from the Basque Country's leading short-film distributor Kimuak, accompanied by traditional Basque pintxos. Pintxos are a Spanish tapas particular to the Basque Country, known by their distinctive ‘spearing’ by a cocktail stick - a common means of socialising and a cornerstone of Basque culture. Entrance to bars, food and films are all free.

The free film and food crawl culminates the same evening at Henderson Halls on Henderson Street for an afterparty where attendees can enjoy the great Basque cult classic feature film El Dia de la Bestia (The Day of the Beast) from 1995 by Alex de la Iglesia. The event closes with a dj set from Pako Vega. Afterparty tickets available at £6 each from Citizen Ticket.

This event is part of Cinemaattic's Basque Spring, a film retrospective that will bring classic and contemporary films from the Basque Country to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The programme of films examines themes such as ‘Understanding the Basque Conflict’ and ‘Rethinking Land and Tradition’, and is part of the wider initiative #ScotlandGoesBasque bringing leading Basque artists to Scottish festivals throughout 2019. Check full list of events part of the Basque Spring at https://cinemaattic.com/

This event is the first in LeithLate’s ongoing programme of LeithLate19 events taking place in 2019. Please check back here or keep an eye on social media for future events in the programme.

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