We have already provided details about this year’s Leith Festival but now the start is only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to get excited.
You can have a look at what’s on at the Leith Festival website and there are paper copies of the programme scattered around town and places like Ocean Terminal and Leith library. There is also an eco-friendly downloadable pdf available.
Tickets for all events are now on sale online, via telephone on 0131 555 5879 and in person at the ticket office based at 22 Duke Street in the heart of Leith.
There are so many great events in the programme to choose from, including an under 18s School of Rock night for the first time. One event suitable for everyone, is the excellent Gala Day and parade. The day kicks off at 11am with lots going on with the parade leaving Lochend Park at 12.30pm. The infamous tug of war is back as well as pony rides, a Polish DJ and country dancing.
The festival also has a good selection of comedy performances including an appearance by Vladimir McTavish at Cruz. Literature and music lovers are well catered for and there will be a selection of great films screened throughout 10 day festival.
There is a theatre, dance and performance programme, including a tea dance sponsored by Superjam as well as a visual arts programme. The walks, talks and open doors programme allows you to see behind the scenes at Seafield Crematorium and take part in a Trainspotting Tour.
Have a look at the full programme of events and start planning to make most of the 10 days. Some events are free and others a few pounds, so buy now to avoid disappointment.
My personal favourite of the Leith Festival is Under Junction Bridge which is a recital of classical music and film soundtracks. It’s literally held under the bridge, creating a fantastic chilled out evening.