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Wednesday 23 June 2021, 10.30am– 12noon

2020 saw 100 years since Leith became part of the City of Edinburgh; prior to that it was a separate burgh. Since we were not able to run these in person during 2020 we are celebrating them this year. Our talks programme explores the rich heritage of Leith and its unique identity.

Leith Theatre was built as a gift to the people of Leith following the amalgamation with Edinburgh in 1920. The joint speakers will outline the chequered history of the Theatre, where it is now and where it might go in the future. Jack Hunter is the chair of the Board of Trustees of Leith Theatre Trust. He has been involved since 2005 in the campaign to secure, restore and operate the Theatre for the local and artistic community.  Katharine Taylor is a volunteer with Leith Theatre. She has researched the history of the building from the inception of the decision to build the Theatre up to when the local action group took on the challenge of saving the building. 


All our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you can meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour. Take advantage of our special offer, book 10 lectures for £80 when you book in person or over the phone.

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Leith 2020: Leith Theatre Past Present and Future