Bellfield’s Back 23 June

Bellfield is re-opening and it’s time to party! Join us to celebrate the return of Bellfield as a community resource for Portobello on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Starting in the afternoon, there will be lots going on from piping, folk singing and story-telling, to have-a-go Capoeira and dancing sessions. Soup and sandwiches will be on offer from local foodies Green Kilt. The afternoon event is free and open to all ages – just drop by.

In the evening we’ll dim the lights and enjoy a rich spread of cabaret acts, including Dance Ihayami, Spanish/Scottish music collective Gallo Rojo, comic Keir McAllister and Edinburgh’s Russian Choir. The Skylark will be running the bar, and Green Kilt will be roasting up a BBQ feast.

Tickets for the Cabaret are £12 (£6 concessions) and available in person from The Skylark or Cove on Portobello High St, or online at Brown Paper Tickets (online booking fee applies). Please note – after 9pm at the cabaret some content may be unsuitable for children.

Bellfield’s Back – with a bang!

Saturday 23 June 2018
2-5pm – FREE family activities and demos (no need to book)
7-11pm – Cabaret
Food | Dancing | Comedy | Singing | Drama | Story-telling | Magic
Bar by The Skylark and catering by Smokin’ Bros
Tickets £12 (adults) / £6 (concession)
Available to buy in person at The Skylark or Cove on Portobello High Street or online at Brown Paper Tickets (booking fee applies)

Full line up:

Afternoon 2-5pm (free, no need to book)
Gareth Simpson
Busking Sharks
Einstein’s Wardrobe
Brass Blast
Ashley Grandson and Partner
Iris Howitt
Mrs Mash
Euan Johnstone
Barbara Jones
Emma Hardie (Capoeira taster)
Dance Ihayami (Family taster)
Portobello Time Bank
Edinburgh Tool Library
Edinburgh Community Food
Tribe Porty Youth Theatre

Evening Cabaret 7-11pm (tickets £12/£6 book in advance)
Dance Ihayami
Marcus Britton and friends
Gallo Rojo
Jed and Jo
Ann Louise story tellin
William Douglas
House Band
Keir McAllister
Portobello Community Choir
Russian Choir

Image: Jon Davey Photography

Bellfield Re-Opens 23rd June

After much hard work to get Bellfield ready to re-open for community use, Action Porty is thrilled to announce an opening date for Bellfield of 23rd June, 2018.

We’re now busy planning a celebratory opening event which will include family-friendly activities, food, music, and dancing during the afternoon and a cabaret in the evening. Further details will be announced soon.

In the meantime, if you’d like to perform at the opening or help with organising please email

Thank you for helping us make sure this vital community asset remains available to our community.

Community-led design in the Scotsman

Ahead of our drop-in community design event this weekend, the Chair of Action Porty, Justin Kendrick,  has outlined some of the issues surrounding the development of the Pitz/Tumbles site in the Scotsman newspaper. You can read the article here.

We hope local residents will join us at Portobello town hall on Saturday as we all work to try to turn a threat into an opportunity. Find out more about the event on our dedicated Westbank/Pitz page here