Friday 29th November

6.30pm Festival Exhibition Opening and Poetry Reading

We like to begin the Adventfest weekend with a launch of our community artwork exhibition*. This year’s open exhibition is of works on the theme – Dancing in the Dark. The works will be auctioned during Advent in support of our 2019 charity, Building Bridges.

During the exhibition visitors can offer for any of the artworks by putting their bid into a sealed box. The box will be opened at the close of the exhibition (1pm on Sunday 15th December) and successful bidders will be notified (in plenty of time for Christmas). Come and have a glass of wine and get in an early bid for your favourite artwork. The evening will include a short poetry reading by Rosemary Hector - from her new book of Advent poems, A Quickening.


If you would like to enter an artwork, please be sure to deliver it to St James by Wednesday 27th November. It can be in any medium, set in a recycled frame, monochrome (black, white & grey only) and should be a personal response to the theme ‘Dancing in the Dark’. For more information please email us.

8.00pm Silent Disco

With all da latest gear - your own pair of headphones supplied and three different channels - so you can choose the music that suits you! In case you’re flagging, your ticket includes tasty half-time pies from The Piemaker. Don’t forget your glo-wear…..

TICKETS £7.00 from Eventbrite - see link at   BYOB

at St James, Leith 2019

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