Out & About with Sarah

The street food craze is well and truly here to stay and no one does it better than The Pitt on Pitt Street. With the sun shining and the nights long and bright, this is the best time of year to visit this weekly street food market. Taking place every Saturday from 12pm-10pm, they’ve got live food and entertainment and the best street food traders from around Scotland. Entry costs just £2pp and children are free.
Call 07736 281 893 for details.

There are few things we love more than gin and disco, so we’re positively giddy that some clever person has thought up The Gin and Disco Festival. Taking place at the Biscuit Factory on 30 June, expect great tunes and the very best gin the city has to offer. Tickets cost £22.25pp and the event takes place from a stamina-testing 3pm-3am.
Call 0131 629 0809 for details.

We’re super-excited about this year’s Hidden Door programme, which sees Leith Theatre taking centre stage. From visual art to spoken word, attendees to this boutique festival are in for a treat. Look out for the Distant Voices project. Presenting the launch of the album Not Known at this Address, it brings together some of Scotland’s most celebrated songwriters with people who have first-hand experience of the criminal justice system. The event takes place on 29 May from 7pm-1am.
Visit www.hiddendoorblog.org for details.

Elemental: Jewellers & Leith School of Art is an exhibition featuring the work of nine artists who explore the connections between jewellery making and Leith School of Art. Expect the unexpected, with unusual textures and experimental materials utilised to striking effect. The exhibition is free and runs until 8 June.
Visit www.leithschoolofart.co.uk for details.

Got a passion for fashion? Head to the Malmaison this summer, where professional fashion photographer Julien Borghino will be hosting special fashion photography workshops. Taking place on 19 May and 23 June, he will teach his students how to develop their own photography style for both female and male fashion shoots, how to choose locations, direct models and work with natural and artificial lighting. Workshops take place from 4pm-7pm and cost £65.
Call 08446 930652 for details.
Published: June 2018