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Leith's May Day Book Fair

Sunday, May 05 2019
11:00 - 18:00
location: Leith Community Centre

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We’re thrilled to bring together Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, Sfbbooks, Lavender Menace & Elvis Shakespeare for some bookish May Day celebrations!

A FREE one-day festival of ideas, celebrating community and working class voices on everything from the Arts to Environmentalism!

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, takes place on May First and celebrations unfold throughout the week to include the Edinburgh May Day march 2019 on Saturday 4th and a number of worker and community led events you can follow at the Edinburgh and Lothians May Day page.

Our May Day Book Fair will include book stalls with new and second-hand books on all subjects for all ages with a rich offering of left and progressive publishing!

Details & full program to be announced in April. Topics covered will include:

-Gentrification & Community Organizing

-The Future of Work & the Gig Economy

-The Arts in Scotland

-Action against Climate Change.

There will be a Scottish Folklore storytelling session to start the day off too, so bring all the family!

The event will be completely FREE to attend, and anyone can come along.

That said, our venue and staff costs come to over £300 so anything you can chip in would be much appreciated, either donating through eventbrite in advance or through the collection tin on the day!

If you are a community or activist group operating in Leith and you’d like to have a stall or stand, shoot an email at books@lighthousebookshop.com, and if you’re organisation or group is interested in fielding a speaker on any of the above topics do let us know too!

This event will operate under the Lighthouse Safe Spaces policy which you can read here: https://bit.ly/2UYQFto

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