Curated programme

Thursday 31 August 
7pm-9pm: Art Walk exhibition preview at Art Walk Hub. Sponsored by Bellfield Brewery, with Tired Water performative offering by Vira Putri

Friday 1 September 
10am-4pm: Join Claudia Zeiske to walk from Cramond Causeway to Portobello as part of Slow Coast 500 or join at Seafield Prom (3pm)
4pm: informal meetup with refreshments at Art Walk Hub

Saturday 2 September 
12pm-1pm: artist talk with Henna Asikainen, discussing Wing Cradle at Portobello Kilns

2pm-4pm: Tree Walk publications launch and walk with Annie Lord, from Art Walk Hub  

4.30pm-5.30pm: From Mouth to Source (Braid Walk project) poetry and conversation with Jonathan Baxter, Helen Boden and James Spence at Art Walk Hub

Sunday 3 September 
11am-12pm: Jamu-making workshop with Vira Putri at Portobello Promenade

1pm-2pm: talk with artist Christina Riley at Portobello Beach

3pm-6pm: Sand vessel workshop with Murray Morrant at Portobello Beach

Monday 4 September
7pm-9pm: WanderWomen and Peter Jones: seaside sketching and mindfulness workshop

Thursday 7 September 
2pm-3pm: Seagrass talk with Lyle Boyle from The Ecology Centre

6pm-8pm: Water collection devices talk and workshop with Tonya McMullan and Craigentinny Community Garden

Friday 8 September 
2.15pm-5pm: walking workshop with Dana Olărescu and Camille Aboudaram (DELUGE project) at Aberlady Nature Reserve with saltmarsh restoration talk from Clare Maynard

Saturday 9 September 
10am-12pm:  WanderWomen and Peter Jones: seaside sketching and mindfulness workshop

11am-12pm: artist talk with Linde Ex (DELUGE project)

1pm-3pm: billboard engagement event: Deluge with Dana Olărescu and Camille Aboudaram starting from Seafield

4pm-5.30pm: artist talk with Anna-Rosja Haveman and Maddi Nicholson (DELUGE project)

8.30pm-9.40pm: fish ‘n’ chips film night: Afloat, curated by Rosy Naylor on the Prom, by Pipe Street (Oscars)

Sunday 10 September 
10.30am-12pm: Embroidery mapping workshop and talk with Claudia Zeiske as part of Slow Coast 500  

12pm-2pm: coracle launch and swim with Jenny Pope, Portobello Beach 

2.30pm-3.30pm: Jamu-making workshop with Vira Putri at Art Walk Hub

4pm-5pm: The School of Pedestrian Culture walk with Lucas Priest from Art Walk Hub  

6pm-8pm: festival closing event with wild food beach cooking from forager/chef Judith Lamb. Portobello Beach, by Morton Street. Sponsored by Bellfield Brewery


1-10 September 
Art Walk Hub
189 Portobello High Street
Artists: Jonathan Baxter, Tonya McMullan, Murray Morrant, Jenny Pope, Lucas Priest, Vira Putri, Claudia Zeiske
Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm

2-3 and 9-10 September
Wing Cradle 
Portobello Kilns, Bridge Street
Artist: Henna Asikainen
Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm

26 August-10 September
Portobello Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue
Mon-Wed, 10am-8pm
Thur-Sat, 10am-5pm
Preview: 25 August, 1pm-3pm

From 1 September
Pipe Street Toilet outdoor walls
Portobello Prom
Artist: Christina Riley

VESSEL at Boatyard Fencing, Portobello Prom, near Bath Street
Photography group: Porty Connects

Braid Walk project 
Porty Lightbox, Bellfield Street
Artists: Jonathan Baxter, Helen Boden, Sarah Gittins, James Spence

Art Walk Extended

13-20 September
Online screening of film programme Afloat curated by Rosy Naylor, available at

Saturday 16 September
Public artist-led tour with Tonya 
Seafield Water Treatment Plant
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

20-27 September
Exhibition at mote102 with HUNITI GOLDOX, Tonya McMullan, Jenny Pope, Claudia Zeiske
102 Ferry Road, Leith
Preview: 20 September

Thursday 21 September
Conversing with Tomatoes food event with Tonya McMullan and wild chef Judith Lamb 
Portobello Beach 

Saturday 30 September
Tree Walk with Annie Lord, Craigmillar, from Bingham Sensory Garden

Thursday 5 October
7pm-8pm: Plot to Plate Cook Book launch with Craigentinny Telferton Allotments, marking the start of this year’s Portobello Book Festival 
Portobello Bookshop

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