• Leith

Top June Events Round-up

Claire Brunton | 28 May 2009

The Leith Festival is kicking off from Friday 5 June and running 'til Sunday 14 June, and boasts 150 events in 50 venues all within a one mile radius. The community event has continued to grow and features more comedy, art, music and dance than ever before. The Gala Day and 102nd Parade from Lochend to Leith Links on Saturday 13 June provides a fitting crescendo to the lively and popular highlight to Edinburgh's calendar.

The Made in the Shade gals are taking over the GUU Debating Chamber and Reading Room to host their Summertime Hop, Glasgow's first indie shopping festival, on Saturday 20 June. The 12 hour music and craft fair combines vintage and handmade goods with rum, cake and rock and roll.

Smirnoff Black and Hugo Boss are offering men a little something for the weekend at their Boutique Barbers event at the Hugo Boss store in Buchanan Street from 11-13 June - worth a look if you fancy a free cocktail with your traditional pamperment.

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School is giving life drawing a bit more glamour at The Arches in Glasgow on Sunday 21 June with contortionists, fire-jugglers and burlesque stars ready to model for beginners and novices alike.

Nous Vous are presenting their Heavy Bones selection of sculptures, drawings and collages from 1-6 June at design hub Analogue, on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh.

Leela Soma will be launching her new book Twice Born, a tale about Glasgow seen through the eyes of an Indian, at Borders, Buchanan Street, Glasgow on Thursday 4 June.

Dead Ringers' Jan Ravens will be impersonating the night away at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh on 26 June.