This year is the ninth annual 3 Harbours Arts Festival, the largest, most diverse arts festival in East Lothian. Held in Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton from 31 May to 8 June, there will be a full programme of visual art, workshops, tours, trails, literature, film, photography and drama, as well as a relaxed festival atmosphere with the whole community joining in.
The festival kicks off with the launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry at Prestonpans Community Centre. Thousands are expected to flock to see the beautiful artwork, which tells the stories of Scots who travelled the world and their influence, no matter how large or small.
As always, there will be plenty of music on offer, from Delta blues to sea shanties, and the Pop-up Seafood Café returns for a day to the Prestoungrange Gothenburg, a historic arts and crafts pub and restaurant known locally as “the Goth”.
The festival is as all about “art in unusual places”, so expect exhibitions in garages, private homes, churches and pubs throughout these three beautiful coastal towns.
For more information, visit: www.3harbours.co.uk