Pleasure Ground

The 2018 Art Walk Porty Festival ‘Pleasure Ground’ reflected upon the seaside entertainment history of Portobello, of an era of music halls, bandstands and the fairground showing archive material of community activity alongside newly commissioned work relating to our public grounds of the seaside and promenade.

  • Pleasure Ground Newspaper

    Pleasure Ground Newspaper

    The newspaper details our 2018 Pleasure Ground programme with many archival images relating to Portobello’s seaside entertainment history. Available to download here

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  • Carousel


    Artist Fiona Hermse worked with members of Portobello Older Peoples’ Project to create a series of mobile, merry-go-round style sculptures based on collected memories of Portobello’s pleasure industry past. The […]

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  • Pier to Pier

    Pier to Pier

    Pier to pier is a participatory performance, a meeting of one space that is lost and another which is very much in existence. In this case it is the melding of […]

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  • Festoon


    Created by artist Deirdre Macleod, Festoon invited participants to walk slowly in a line, carrying portable lighted frames around the darker spaces of Portobello during the 2018 Art Walk Porty […]

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  • Bandstand Project

    Bandstand Project

    Lewisvale Park Musselburgh AS I WALK. I GLIMPSE. I HEAR. The bandstand has long served as the public site for community music occupying many of our public parks and promenades. […]

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