Leith Festival special - Pop up Punk Aerobics
DOORS 7:30PM // Entry by Donation
Leap about like a manic to awesome tunes! Punk Aerobics upstairs at Leith Depot. The rules are there are no rules...
1. This is fitness for misfits, for those who aschew the conformity of a gym.
2. The rules are there are no rules. With minimal choreography, and maximal vertical movement (i.e. pogo-ing), punk aerobics will be half an hour of high energy rock and roll favourites.
3. We can exercise in whatever clothes we feel comfortable in (bondage pants optional).
4. It’s a way of dealing with pent-up frustration with the system that’s broken and seems to get worse. Diss disempowerment and embrace difference.
5. Bouncing to your favourite tune is excellent exercise and a guaranteed mood boost.
6. Momentum and core strength gets you everywhere in a mosh.
7. The playlist? Needless to say it will feature Fugazi, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks. Plus more. We are open to new ideas.
8. Entry is by donation (you don’t need to pay if you’re skint, just come along)..
9. And when people ask why we’re doing it, it’s just because we can...
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LEITHLATE17 : Opening of Naf Cartoonist's latest work with Jimmy Francey Solo saxophonist
DOORS 6:00pm // £Free
LeithLate returns with an exciting LeithLate17 programme of visual art, theatre, poetry, live music and film, plus regular mural tours and a brand new Public Poetry Trail.
Over arching our 4 days line up we have Andy Mckay, Naf founder showcasing his leith depot commisioned cartoon in our Downstairs Bar.
Naf has been a professional cartoonist for 15 years and his work has appeared in magazines and books all over the world. His work has been months in the making and will now be a permanent feature at leith depot.
From 8pm to 9pm a solo set from Jimmy Francey, saxophonist.
Upstairs Venue LEITHLATE17 : Graeme Stephen Trio Late Night Film Score
DOORS 10:30pm // £Free
Tom Bancroft on drums, Lizabeth Russo on vocals and Graeme Stephen on guitar will perform a late night show.
Upstairs Venue LEITH FESTIVAL : Kim Edgar
DOORS 7:30PM // £10 / 8
Kim performs with Steffen Wutzke (bass) and Christian Haas-Lachmann (drums) as part of Leith Festival.Limited space! Tickets on door only. To avoid disappointment, reserve tickets by emailing email@example.com and pay on door.
KIM EDGAR - Edinburgh-based pianist and songwriter Kim Edgar’s second solo album, The Ornate Lie, has grown out of her love of stories, and in particular, fairy tales. Playing with traditional storytelling structures, "The Ornate Lie" draws on topics including the objectification of women in magazines, child neglect, love, helplessness and mortality.
Downstairs Bar LEITHLATE17 : Bourbon 'N Razors Dj Set
DOORS 8:30PM // £Free
Ayakara - Leith Theatre Fundraiser DOORS 7:30PM // £Ticketed (Tickets here)
Ayakara are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a benefit concert at The Leith Depot on Saturday 17th June to raise money for the restoration of The Leith Theatre in association with the Leith Theatre Trust. All ticket proceeds will go towards the regeneration process of bringing back to life one of Edinburgh's finest live venues that for too long has been in a state of disrepair. Further donations can be made on the night to return the theatre back to its original glory!
AYAKARA - "Ayakara talk of “recording timeless, seminal albums”. If they stay on the same track, that’s not beyond them" - Jim Gellatly, Scottish Sun, September 2016 "The Leithers are establishing a reputation for their live shows, which often involve audience participation" Olaf Furniss/Derick Mackinnon, Scotsman, September 2016 "Ayakara are exciting and they are fresh and they are one of the sparsely found saving graces of Edinburgh music right now" Snog Magazine, June 2016 "The group are a cut above their contemporaries purely because they are so free spirited" Channel7A, Jamie McDonald, May 2016
INDIGO VELVET - Indigo Velvet are a young Tropical-pop quartet from Edinburgh. They kickstart 2017 on Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland) and Jim Gellatly's (The Sun) ’one’s to watch’ lists, after a landmark 2016 saw them championed by Record of the Day, The Metro, Scotland On Sunday, Clash Magazine, The Sun, The Skinny Magazine. Radio play includes a spot-play on BBC Radio 1, Radio X, BBC Introducing, and live sessions on Amazing Radio and the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. They played to sizeable crowds at: T In The Park, Lindisfarne Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and ended 2016 with a 12-date UK Tour.
Upstairs Venue LEITH FESTIVAL : Belly Dancers DOORS 3:30PM // £TBC
Upstairs Venue LEITHLATE17 : The Reverse Engineer & Ian Dodds DOORS 7:30PM // £Free
To wrap up Leith Depot's series of events for LeithLate17, join electronic musician and sound artist The Reverse Engineer, aka Dave House, with filmmaker and photographer Ian Dodds for a one-off audiovisual show. Responding to a film produced specially for the event, Dave will improvise an ambient soundscape around Ian's hypnotic visuals. Both artists will be using material from their recent installations at Hidden Door festival, including recordings made in the Leith Theatre.