Favourite memories of Edinburgh at Christmas will be celebrated in a moving Christmas card – to be shared online and at locations around the capital.
Cinescapes – a Leith-based project which specialises in hyper local pop up cinema events – is appealing for members of the public to share their favourite festive photographs.
These will be crafted into a multimedia installation which will be projected at secret locations around the city.
Members of the public who would like to share their favourite Christmas photographs or cinefilm clips should email: email@example.com
Additionally, there is an online exhibition celebrating the people of Leith.
Launched on the centenary of Leith becoming part of Edinburgh, on November 5, 1920, it takes its title from a protest banner which read: “Leith For Ever. We protest against Amalgamation.”
Co producer Barbara Kerr said: “It’s very much a community project. We want people to make suggestions of people, places, stories and facts that make Leith what it is.
“Leith For Ever wil celebrate what makes Leith special. We want people to comment, make suggestions and share online – and if any other groups would like to participate we would love to hear from them.”
The exhibition is the brainchild of a group of Leith-based organisations, including Leith Civic Trust, Yardheads productions, Leith Festival and Cinetopia. The idea of presenting One Hundred Days of Leith was originally suggested by Leith-based Citizen Curator Duncan Bremner.
Duncan Bremner, Executive Director of Citizen Curator said: “I guess Leith has always had a different feeling from Edinburgh. In many ways Edinburgh history is the great and good – the Castle, the crown, the law – but Leith has always been a working community so the history of Leith is more about the social history, of everyday folk.
“The idea was partly inspired by the BBC series ‘A History of the World in 100 objects’. What would Leith be in 100 things – particularly when you think not just of objects but of people and places and stories.
“Leith is not just about its history, it is also about its community and it has a fantastic mix of assets.
“It is a really broad mix and hopefully a project like this will allow people to talk about the things they love about Leith.”
(adapted from a communication from Save Leith Walk)
Save Leith Walk would like to invite you to a Community Assembly to discuss how you would like Leith run. This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Leithers and share what you value in your community and what you would like to improve. Together we can build momentum to take action in shaping our neighbourhood and take ownership.
The Electoral Reform Society will facilitate the event and help with bringing aspirations together. The information gathered on the day will be used to create an Action Plan for the local community, enabling the people of Leith to take a pro-active role in the development of their community. There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and sharing of ideas.
The Scottish Government has announced the £1.5 million fund will be open for applications until 21st July 2017.
First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund has supported participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.
For 2017/18, £1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund is available in two categories of £750,000 each:
Category one for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies.
Category two for Community Organisations and Community Councils.
The fund aims to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local participatory democracy.
Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.
The closing date for applications is midnight 21 July 2017.
A study has commenced exploring how neighourhood can better support older adults to live at home and in their communities.
Give the rapid growth of ageing populations in many cities, the importance of developing appropriate design interventions to enable active and healthy lifestyles for older residents is more urgent than ever.
Place-making with older adults: Towards age-friendly communities is a three year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be exploring how older adults experience the communities they live in.
We will be working closely with older adults, local government, service providers, community organisations and pracitioners to deliver policy and practice recommendations to support the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities.
As part of the work we are looking to speak to anybody over the age of 60 who currently lives in Leith. Please contact Dr Ryan Woolrych on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0131 451 3899 or 07957 406677 to hear more about the project or to participate in the research.
Leith Central CC is happy to announce that its AGM will be enhanced by a presentation by Martin Perry, Director of Development THRE (developers of the St James Quarter) on St James Quarter and associated works: impact on Leith Walk and mitigating measures.
The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 22nd May, at McDonald Rd Library. Other items include