Leith Festival 2011 features Gala Parade and Tug o’ War

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  • 27 May 2011
Leith Festival

Also hosts Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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

Leith Festival Gala Day and Pageant

The Leith Festival comes to its annual climax, with stalls, music and fun, plus the annual pageant (from noon).

Leith Festival Tattoo

Annual Leithers' answer to that big noisy thing up at the castle – expect massed pipes and drums, appearances from Leith Community Concert Band, highland dancers and guests.

Leith Festival

The vibrant community of Leith shows off its festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events including exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films. Festival Gala Day, Sat 9 Jun, and Leith Festival Tattoo, Sun 17 Jun.

Leith Festival Comedy Session

Throwing themselves head first into the festival spirit are a number of local comics doing their best to tickle your funny bone. Part of Leith Festival. Wed 15 Jun: Susan Morrison indulges in some faffing about. Part of Leith Festival. Thu 16 Jun: Sian Bevan and Susan Morrison tell their Electric Tales, then Bob the Gob…

Leith Festival Comedy Late 'n' Live

Edinburgh's best comedians pit their considerable wits against each other and the audience. Part of Leith Festival.

Leith Festival Floating Laughter

Comedy kings and queens come out to rock the boat and, hopefully, your world with their massive wit. Part of Leith Festival.

Leith Festival Art Expo

Annual art exhibition, this year intriguingly described as an 'analogue/digital crossover'. Part of Leith Festival.

Leith Festival Vollytographers Exhibition

Local photographers exhibit. Part of Leith Festival.

Leith Festival Open Decks

Anything goes at this open decks DJ party. Part of the Leith Festival.

Leith Festival Music Session

All day session of bands. Part of the Leith Festival.

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