Meanwhile in Leith Festival 2023

30sep12:00 pmMeanwhile in Leith Festival 2023Join us to celebrate the vibrancy of Leith and connect with a wonderful community of like-minded people! OrganiserLeith Community GrowersMeanwhile Site (find us just off Leith Walk, behind the big metal fence, next to Inchkeith House), Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8NP12:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeClimate Action,Cultural, Arts & Social,OutdoorThemeCircular economy,Climate Justice,Community,Family Friendly,Food & Agriculture,LGBTQIA+,Mental Health & Wellbeing,Nature & Biodiversity,Networking & Community Engagement

Event Details

We’re so excited to invite you all again to join us on Saturday, the 30th of September to our second Meanwhile In Leith festival!

With that being said, we have sad news and good news to share from the Meanwhile Site. First the sad news; we will be saying goodbye to the space that’s been our home for the last 2,5 years by the end of October. The Meanwhile Site is getting developed and our wee garden has to go. BUT here’s the good news: We’re not leaving without a bang! We have all been working hard to come up with a festival lineup that resembles the joy and community that has been created here over the last years! So, for one last time, we’re celebrating our wonderful community at the Meanwhile Site, a shared community space between Leith Community Growers, Out of the Blue, local artists, Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education, and Leith DIY.  We want to create a day for all of Leith to share the joy of growing, nature, culture and community. The day will be full of fun workshops, creative drop-in sessions, live music and local stallholders; from a capoeira performance to parkour and skate workshops, learning the basics of bread making, and creative plant ID sessions – we’ve got you covered.

Join us from 12 pm to celebrate the Meanwhile Site. Entrance to the festival is free of charge, however, some workshops require booking in advance. We are family and dog-friendly.

See you soon at the Meanwhile Site!

Register for Access Parkour Ltd workshops here:
Family Taster Parkour Workshop
Adult and Teens Taster Parkour Workshop

What’s on

Open Studios and Stalls
from 12 pm – close

Leith Community Growers
Cat’s Skate Club
Queer by Nature
Scotland the Bread
Rhyze Mushrooms
Hariheart & Ham
Madeira Woodwork

At the Ramp

  • 12 pm Capoeira performance
  • 12.30 pm Skating
  • 1.30 pm Family Taster Parkour Workshop (book in advance)
  • 2.30 pm Adult and Teens Taster Parkour Workshop (book in advance)
  • 3.30 pm Cat’s Skate Club Beginners Workshop

In the Garden

2 pm Food by Leith Food not Bombs
  • 2.30 pm Creative Plant ID drop in session
  • 3 pm Flax Demo with Rosie Bristow
  • 3.30 pm Creative Plant ID drop in session
  • 4.30 pm Creative Plant ID drop in session


  • 2.15 pm Klez Un Mair
  • 4.30 pm Nicole Cassandra Smit
  • 5.30 pm Conundrummers