Projections to recolour famous Leith mural to mark centenary of the port's amalgamation with Edinburgh

LEITHLATE, the arts organisation that produces public art projects and creative events in Leith, have announced a series of events (all free or pay what you can) that will make up Leith 100, a season of events to mark the centenary of Leith’s take-over by Edinburgh - locals voted four to one against.
Leith History MuralLeith History Mural
Leith History Mural

To star the celebration of Leith’s unique and independent spirit, 24 January will see a sing-a-long screening of the popular musical Sunshine on Leith, featuring the hits of The Proclaimers.

The night, at Leith Theatre, will include live music from musician Riley Briggs, front man of indiepop group Aberfeldy.

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Next, on 2 February Leith Theatre will also be the venue for a Sunday matinee screening of the 1988 documentary Leithers, directed by Alistair Scott. The film documents the people who lived and worked in Leith during the 1980s and there will be an introduction from the film-maker himself followed by a short panel discussion.

Then on 8 February Double-Take Projections – the team behind Edinburgh Castle’s Castle of Light – will present a unique spectacular outdoor projection event. The light show will revitalize, reimagine and animate Leith’s much-loved History Mural, located on the corner of Ferry Road and North Junction Street,for one night only.

Finally, throughout Leith 100 there will be a pop-up exhibition at Leith Library about the making of the Leith History Mural with never-before-seen archives and original artworks by artists Tim Chalk and Paul Grimes.

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