Events at this Location includes:

  • Migration and the Sea: Creative Energy in Leith // Pop Up Exhibition
  • Walk by Design // Migration & Maritime Culture

While Admission and the Walk by Design are free, you may wish to sign up in advance via Eventbrite to reserve your place.

Events at this location

Open Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May - 10am to 4pm

Migration and the Sea: Creative Energy in Leith // Pop Up Exhibition

A touring exhibition showcasing new uses for Scotland’s oldest fabric makes its Edinburgh stop this weekend in Leith. We return to Custom Lane on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May with a pop-up exhibition and new displays focusing on migration, creative energy and maritime cultures.

We presents the first view of a brand-new textile woven in Scotland by a Leither. The exhibition includes a projection of last year’s event, the Edinburgh City Maritime Heritage Box, on loan from City of Edinburgh Council, and a maritime display from SS Explorer. We are honoured to support COLOURS of Edinburgh, an innovative social enterprise which aims to eliminate refugee misconceptions by giving a platform to share their stories through art, digital media and research.

On Saturday 25th, we will also be supporting visual artist Rosemary Taylor’s photo-booth project capturing images of working women’s hands.

Walk by Design // Migration & Maritime Cultures

On Sunday 26th, a new guided Walk by Design on migration and maritime cultures around Leith begins at 2.30pm with a rousing choral start thanks to the Newhaven Community Choir. This new Walk by Design has been designed in collaboration with artist-storyteller Jan Bee Brown.