Events at this location include:

  • Migration and the Sea: Creative Energy in Leith / Pop Up Exhibition
  • Migration & Maritime Culture / Walks by Design with Jan Bee Brown, Artist and Storyteller

Click on the ‘View this Event’ buttons below to see some pictures recording the experience.


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.