Leith Festival 2011 features Gala Parade and Tug o’ War
Also hosts Edinburgh Short Film Festival
This article is from 2011.
Not for nothing is the slogan for this blossoming festival ‘I Heart Leith’ – whether giggles, galas or gigs are your want, they’ve got it covered. Much like the area itself, this annual jamboree has the community and colour to entertain the locals, and the allure to bring in festival-goers from a little farther afield. This year event numbers are on the up as the festival spreads itself across local bars, centres and fields in Leith. The Gala Parade is back (11 Jun), so too the festival’s line-up of comedy, theatre, dance, film, food and drink, and more. The sportier can opt for some Tug o’ War, while music-lovers can head to one of the folk, rock or pop line-ups on offer, with a suitable homeboy feel of celebrating up-coming and local talent as part of the mix. Film buffs should find the odd gem at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Line-up: Deco Dance, Leith Festival Tattoo, Susan Morrison, Kim Edgar
Plus: Great community vibe
Minus: Set over ten days it requires some diary planning
Various venues, Leith, Fri 10–Sun 19 Jun