Super Portobello group Big Things on the Beach have a great record of running community arts events. In 2008 and 2009 they ran major exhibitions of outdoor artwork in people’s gardens and around Portobello – the Garden Gallery, last year they had (what I thought was a Planet of the Apes inspired) artwork on the beach called “Black Swan”.
On Sunday they ran a Welcome event as part of the run up to the Cultural Olympiad. Called the Big Welcome it involved groups making tablecloths a fair and even ceilidh dancing on the prom!
I hope these photos give a flavour of the day… it’s worth saying that Big Things on the Beach also have a great track record of providing stunning weather for their events!