Fishing Folk sail into Newhaven this month

Posted on 01/03/2014 by


Fishing Folk

Since earliest times, Newhaven has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography. As part of Fishing Folk, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician

Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of this heritage.

Events in March:
Friday 7 March, 12 – 1pm at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Newhaven
Working Lunch – an occasional get together – with Johnny Gailey.
Johnny will talk about his work as an artist, educator and curator. As part of Fishing Folk, Johnny will be rediscovering the lost sea and communities of Newhaven.
This event is open to all
Soup of the day will be – Auld Reekie (veggie cock-a-leekie)
A contribution of £1.50 covers the cost of lunch
Please RSVP to ensure supply…!
Tuesday 11 March, 7 – 9pm at Newhaven Parish Church Hall
Newhaven Community History Group – sharing the history of Newhaven – this month the Work & History of Fisherman’s Mission.
A monthly syllabus of talks and events brought to you by NCHG
This event is open to all
Visitors welcome at £2 per meeting
Sunday 16 March, 7 – 9pm at the Old Chain Pier in Newhaven
North with the Lights by the Sea – interesting music close up – with Wounded Knee and The Moon, the Sun and the Daughter.
A live, unplugged event celebrating contemporary music making in Newhaven. Brought to you by our friends at North with the Lights by the Sea
This event is open to over 18’s – Tickets £4.00
Sunday 23 March, 7 – 9pm at the Old Chain Pier in Newhaven
It’s no fish ye’re buying – Fishing Folk artists’ talk/perform – with Jed, Johnny and special guest Hamish Moore
A multi-media night of folk music and chat, celebrating Newhaven’s history and the art of music making. Special guest Hamish Moore + more to be announced.
This event is open to over 18’s, Tickets – Free
For further information contact:
Citizen Curator
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT
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Citizen Curator is a contemporary arts organisation working with the history and identity of Leith and North Edinburgh. 
This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City of Edinburgh Council