(adapted from an email from Leith Festival – click the thumbnail to see the full-size graphic and QR code)
Leith festival has a long tradition of community engagement and celebration. Dating back to 1907, the festival has provided over a hundred years of entertainment to the residents of Leith. The last few years have seen Leith Festival grow to encompass not just Gala day, but a week-long celebration of all things Leith with local businesses, community groups and organisations all joining in.
We couldn’t run this event without the help of volunteers. We need stewards primarily to help on Gala day. Setting up, the pageant, and cleaning up after the event are all things which an extra few pairs of hands make a massive difference in. If you can spare a few hours any time from 8am through to around 7pm on the 9th June, or from around 5/6pm to 9.30/10pm on the 17th we would love to welcome you to the team.
This year, the festival kicks off with Gala day in Leith Links on the 9th June (10am-6.30pm), music, entertainment, stalls, food, shows and games all promise to make this a great day out for big and little kids alike. Gala day also includes the pageant (12 noon to 1 pm) from Pilrig Street to Leith Links – if anyone is part of a community group and wants to join in the pageant, registrations are still open!
Various events are planned throughout the following week culminating in Leith Tattoo at Malmaison Plaza on the 17th. Check out our Facebook page , or pick up a programme locally. A new website will be launched soon but in the meantime this gives some basic information.