Fishing Folk: forthcoming events

Posted on 14/05/2014 by


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Events for May:

Newhaven Gala Day – join our local community celebrations
Saturday 24 May, from 12.30 pm at Newhaven Harbour

As many villages around Scotland know, the local gala day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, and in our village of Newhaven, in a city that attracts performers from about the world, that is really saying something.

For the first time our Newhaven Fishing Folk Choir, will be entertaining the crowds with a mixture of fishing songs and a brand new ‘Song for Newhaven’, created by Jed Milroy and Victoria Primary’s P4 class especially to mark the occasion.

This event is open to – all
Tickets – Free

the disappearing sea – exhibition preview at the Wee Museum
Friday 30 May, 5 – 6.30 pm at Victoria Primary School

For the last few months artist Johnny Gailey has been working with staff and pupils at Victoria Primary towards the redisplay the Wee Museum.

Through workshops and visits to archives they have been learning about the history of Newhaven and what did happened to the sea…

Find out more about Fishing Folk and the Wee Museum by joining us for the opening.
The Wee Museum is open by appointment through out the year.

Newhaven History Day – getting together to discuss this place
Saturday 31 May, 12 – 4.30pm, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Since earliest times Newhaven has been famous for it’s fishing, it’s shipbuilding and – it’s local community identity.

Our Newhaven History Day will gather together some of the voices of this place, residents and experts, to discuss the stories, songs and the rich heritage that is the fisher folks legacy. But as the last generations who remember the fishing industry pass on, how will Newhaven survive into the future?

This event is open to all

For further information contact:

Citizen Curator
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT