One of Edinburgh's most intriguing festivals, Hidden Door, returns to the city for 2017 between the 26th May and 4th June. This year's event is turning the derelict Old Leith Theatre into a buzzing hub of music, art, performance for a ten day jam-packed schedule. Although the theatre had remained derelict since originally closing its doors in 1992, the partially-renovated space presented a suitably atmospheric backdrop.
Hidden Door Festival aims to showcase the best new creative work in Scotland in a unique setting and create an experience for the people of Edinburgh which is thrilling, innovative and high-impact.
Karen Fleming, co-director of DOK Artist Space, was a panelist at Hidden Door, discussing how important is a cultural infrastructure. Also present were the Chair, Chris Dobson (Associate Director, 3DReid Architects), Lee Ivett (Baxendale / GSA / Architecture Fringe), Diarmaid Lawler (Architecture and Design Scotland) and Hazel Johnson (Hidden Door)
Leith is rapidly gaining recognition of its unique qualities on a national level. Marking Hidden Door’s inaugural visit to the port, the panel discussion considered how culture plays a part in this … and how does the 2017 festival fit into all this?