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A fortnight of festivals and fiestas

Leith Festival Comedy, visual arts, music, film, drama, book events, sport AND a gala procession! Residents of Leith, they are really spoiling you. Edinburgh, various venues, Leith, until Sun 10 Jun.

Scotland’s Mardi Gras: The Byres Road Street Party Arrrrrrrriba! Mardi Gras is here, babies, kicking off the West End Festival in an explosion of colour. Samba Ya Bamba, Sticky Fingers and the Amphetemeanies will all be present and correct. See www.westendfestival.co.uk for more info. Glasgow, Byres Road, Sun 10 Jun.

The Edinburgh Moonwalk It’s too late to apply to take part, but thousands of the good ladies of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas will take to the streets at midnight (pictured) to raise money for breast cancer charities. Everyone wears a specially decorated bra, too, and often not much else. Check out the route at www.walkthewalk.org if you want to support the walkers. Edinburgh, Meadows, Sat 16 Jun.

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