North Edinburgh Community Festival

The North Edinburgh Community Festival is a free, family friendly and community-led event taking place for the first time in West Pilton Park and the West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre on 7th May.

North Edinburgh Community Festival

About North Edinburgh Community Festival

This is a day to celebrate all the amazing talent and opportunities in North Edinburgh, with over 100 organisations, groups and individuals living and working in the area offering free activities, stalls and performances!

Location:
West Pilton Park, West Pilton Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 4BU
West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, 19 W Pilton Grove, Edinburgh EH4 4BY

Highlights of the day include:

LIVE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE:
from local community acts including:
Tinderbox Orchestra
Granton Youth Mixtape
Fischy Music
Ama-zing Harmonies
Pulse of Place Samba Drumming
Yer Local Bams
Burns Song
Broughton High School
Craigroyston Community High School
Pirniehall & St. David's Primary Music Clubs

COMMUNITY STALLS:
Over 50 community stalls including:
Fresh Start, Pennywell Pantry, Lauriston Farm, Granton Community Gardeners, North Edinburgh Arts, Granton Goes Greener, Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, Health in Mind, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust , Community Renewal, Project Esperanza, Stepping Stones, West Granton Community Trust, Girl Guides, Carr Comm and many more.

PARADE:
A community parade from Muirhouse Millennium Centre to West Pilton Park led by LIFT (Low Income Families Together). Themed "Under the Sea"

FOOD STALLS:
Free and "pay what you can" food from:
Scran Van, Edinburgh Food Social, Edinburgh College, Rapid Relief Team, Pollinator Picnic

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS:
All-ages workshops and interactive activities from:
North Edinburgh Arts Arts & Dance, Graffiti, Stitching and Art Bugs, Muirhouse Library Storytelling, The Green Team interactive play, Play Rangers, Moving Music Drumming Circle, Writing with the Super Power Agency, Tragic Carpet Drama workshops, Tinderbox Makerbox Digital Music workshop

SPORTS:
All-age sports sessions with:
Spartans Academy Skills Challenges, Herriot Watt Rugby and Chair Yoga

LEARNING & SKILLS:
Edinburgh College Food Demos and Courses, Cruden Homes, Robertson Group, CCG Scotland, Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, Royal Navy's Simulated Walkthrough Submarine, Army Inflatable Assault Course, Police Scotland, Capital City Partnerships, Edinburgh Guarantee team
All this has been made possible by our event sponsors and funders:
City of Edinburgh Council
Muirhouse Housing Association
Police Scotland
Edinburgh College
University of Edinburgh Micro Grants
Crexcell
Immediate Waste

The event is being run in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, North Edinburgh Arts, Police Scotland, Edinburgh College, Tinderbox Orchestra, Granton Youth, LIFT, Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, Project Esperanza, Fresh Start

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