Epic Chalking and Aerial Tasters…

So, the fun continues….this weekend looks to be bustling and busy. I’ve already posted about the brilliant Art Walk Porty happening this weekend.

Also taking place this weekend, we have the Epic Chalk Day Number 4 at Inverleith Park on Sunday 4th September from 12-3pm. There will be lots of chalk so come and create some beautiful artworks in the park. Along with this, there will be music, yoga, face painting and refreshments…

All you need to bring along is yourself and your creative imagination and get ready to draw.

Epic Chalk Days are brought to you by EKoS – Empowering Kids of Scotland, a non-profit organisation.  You can find out about future events by following EKoS on Facebook here.

Also, on Sunday the 4th are some great sounding aerial taster courses at Out of The Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street…so if you watched some circus shows during the festival and fancied giving it a go -here is your chance !!

All or Nothing taster classes :

  • Family aerial tasters £15 for 1 adult & 1 child, +£5 per extra student:
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4th September
    • all ages and abilities welcomed!
  • Youth aerial tasters £11pp:
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm, 4th September

Still lots to look forward to……..including Art Walk Porty 2-4th September

So, with the festival coming to a dramatic close this evening with the festival fireworks it will be much quieter over the next few months, and life in Edinburgh will be returning to normal.

That said, don’t get too sad, as there are still loads of great events and festivals over the next year to look forward to until August 2017 rolls round  and gives us the usual plethora of festival delights !

This coming weekend, the 2nd-4th September is starting us off with a bang and there are a host of fun things to be doing with the family…I’ll be posting about Epic Chalk Day 4 and the Family Aerial taster session later, but for now I wanted to tell you all about Art Walk Porty which is taking place this weekend, the 2nd-4th September in Portobello.

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In it’s second year now, the event builds on Portobello’s diverse creative community and its unique coastline with site specific art, artist open studios, popup art in local shops and venues,and a maker’s market, arranged around a local walk of Portobello. Showcasing quality contemporary art, supporting emergent artists as well as having an invited artists programme, and working with local shops and venues, and other public sites. The event engages the local community and wider audiences to a rich and diverse programme.

It all looks great – something totally different and unique after the festival hecticness in Edinburgh central the last few weeks ! Especially a metal octopus, only fully visible at low tide and a makers market in the fantastic Dalriada pub…

More fun times ahead….Art Walk Porty this weekend…

Phew..it’s been a busy old festival season –  32 shows later and I am exhausted ! I’m also feeling a little sad that it is all over as I’ve had so much fun and it’s great to see the city so alive with all the shows, performers and events.

But there is no need to be sad for long as I have done a little research and September promises to bring us some fantastic festivals and events too including Septemberfest, a Harvest festival, Viking festival and even a Pirate day !  I am sure all of these will help ease us all into the Autumn….

So, today the fun kicks off with the Art Walk Porty – on from the 3rd – 6th September, this art project celebrates the public space and artistic activity of Portobello, featuring open artist studios, site-specific beach art, pop-up makers markets and more.

Site specific works will be placed in many hidden and unfamiliar parts of the prom and beach. Amongst the works, Emma Macleod creates a clay ceramic installation for the Figgate Burn tunnel playing homage to Portobello’s industrial past and Lauren Fox creates a tidal octopus positioned at the end of the groyne on Bath Street, only fully visible at low tide. On the high street St Mark’s Church is home to a new installation from Juliana Capes.

Check out the website for more information, but with art walks, open studios and art in the shops and cafes it all looks really interesting….