Make It Happen Day – Leith

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Got an idea for how to help improve an area in Leith? Leith Creative and GivRum can help Make It Happen! We’re calling on local people who care about their community to take part in a day of action and adventure in Leith.

Make It Happen is an event where participants have just one day to take a simple project from idea to reality – Challenge Anneka style! Together we will brainstorm on what’s needed where and make small changes to improve some of the areas around Leith Theatre and Leith Library. A public vote in the morning will decide the best ideas to hand, ideas which will then have access to a materials bank and limited cash fund in order to complete the projects within the day time limit. There will also be some tools available, plus team facilitators to help groups realise their projects.

This event has previously taken place in Denmark and Brazil, with a diverse range of ideas coming out of the process including street furniture building, urban gardening, and music workshops for the community.

All ages are welcome and participation is free.
To take part and get more information register by email to

10:00 Start the day at The Village pub, then visit the Make It Happen focus areas (around Leith Theatre and Library)
11.00-12.30 Idea workshop and voting at The Village pub.
12.30-17.30 Selected ideas have 5 hours to complete their projects in teams!
17.30 Event close and celebration at The Village pub till late.

This event is hosted by place-based research project Leith Creative in collaboration with GivRum – a Danish non profit organisation working to democratize urban development. Supported by the Scottish Government.

August 27 2018


Date: 27/08/2018
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
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The Village

16 South Fort Street
Edinburgh, EH6 4DN United Kingdom

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