EVENT – Leith Festival, 8th – 17th June 2012

8th - 17th June 2012

Leith Festival returns for 2012

The Leith Festival is proud to return for 2012 despite funding troubles, and the jam-packed programme in and around the heart of Leith is available now.

The Festival kicks off on Friday 8 June and runs until Sunday 17 June, with an exciting line-up of 170 free or low cost events at 36 venues, showcasing home grown artistic and musical talent, local theatre and dance groups.

The famous Leith Gala Day and Pageant on Saturday 9 June is expected to attract 10,000 people and runs from 11.00am to 4.30pm. If you wish to take part in the parade, you need to register.

Leith Pageant is returning to Leith Walk, and will end on the Links, the site of the Gala Day bringing together performers and locals.

Gala Day is the traditional community event that has been a crucial part of the Festival for over 100 years, celebrating all strands of the community in a day of multi-cultural arts.

Leithers rallied to the call when in December last year, the Leith Festival committee held emergency meetings. Thanks to fundraising friends of Leith Festival, the event can go ahead again this year.

Some other events of note are:

Taylors Funfair (including the special needs morning on 7th June), free guided tours of Trinity House, a Tea Dance, Bellydancing at the Parlousr Bar, Trainspotting Tours and a pop-up Boutique shop in Balfour Street.

There’s plenty of choice for all the family with many of the events free.

Discounted dining during the Festival

Local food businesses are helping out by offering discounts during the Festival.

Los Cardos are offering 20% off purchases, Iso Bar are doing 2 for £10 on their lunch menu, The Constitution will give you 30% off your food bill and Tapa Barra y Restaurante are doing lunches for 2 for £10 including a soft drink.

To take advantage of these great deals, you need to show your Festival programme or a relevant tickets stub.

Further information

The printed programme is now available from venues across Leith or the office at 17 Academy Street, Leith.

For information, go to the Festival website, www.leithfestival.com or call 07532 371 712 or 0131 629 1214.

You can also like the Leith festival Facebook page and follow then on twitter @LeithFestival

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