Author Archives: portylightbox

In Focus for a Better Future

WIFIE (Women In Focus In Edinburgh) In Focus for a Better Future has been created to coincide with the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. Following the 2015 Paris Agreement, this conference is probably the most important … Continue reading

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Art Walk Porty 2021

Last weekend Art Walk Porty 2021 started. In preparation the phone box was cleaned, the glass polished and the outside given a coat of paint. The installation this year is slightly unusual. It’s called PORT and whilst the installation itself … Continue reading

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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2021.

The most recent installation in the phone box was part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival which was held in May. Once again MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller Carers Project were delighted to be involved in the Festival. This year’s artwork is … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Christmas

So as 2020 draws to a close, the final installation this year in the Porty Light Box is a Celebration of Christmas. The local churches have been thinking about ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas in the community this year … Continue reading

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Fired Earth

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Small enough to hold in one hand, strong enough to hold up a building. Durable enough to last many lifetimes, cheap enough to be available to all. The brick is a lesson in simplicity and efficiency. It also shows us … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en

Upon that night, when fairies light, On Cassilis Downans dance, Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze, On sprightly coursers prance; Or for Colean the rout is ta’en, Beneath the moon’s pale beams; There, up the Cove,to stray an’ rove, … Continue reading

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World Cerebral Palsy Day 6th October

THE WORLD IS GOING GREEN FOR CEREBRAL PALSY IN 2019 World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated in 74 countries and this year the whole world will be lit green for the event.  From Australia to Poland, Germany to the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

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Portobello Book Festival 2019

Today is the final day for this years Portobello Book Festival.   Hopefully some of you will have been able to enjoy the amazing variety of events on offer.

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Let-up by Fi Bailey

Local artist Fi Bailey used the Porty Light Box for an installation during this years Art Walk Porty. Part of my practice is rethinking everyday spaces, so I was interested in the position the Light Box holds as a community … Continue reading

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A Portobello Year

Please make sure to check out the latest installation in the Porty Lightbox – “A Portobello Year” by local community photographer Jon Davey.   He’s captured some of the highlights and events of a year in Portobello – from the Loony … Continue reading

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