Writing on the wall


We missed the unveiling of the Burns Banner at the start of the Fringe but couldn’t resist going down to Market Street this week to try to spot the letters painted by Leith groups. See if you can pick out Ola Kasprzak’s contribution to the giant mural. 


Ola at the workshop organised by artist Stephen Raw [see more in Leith Open Space story Many Hands or Burns Banner blog on Scottish Poetry Library website].

Sorry, it is a bit of a trick question. In the original picture taken at the workshop at Swietlica in Fort Community Centre Ola seems to be holding an ‘n’.  On the banner (admittedly with a little help from the ‘map’ on the Burns Banner website) it has turned into a ‘u’ and it is pretty hard to pick out from street level as it is right up at the top in the first line of the poem by Robert Burns.

You can see it clearly in the nice sharp picture on the Burns Banner website. But it’s worth taking a walk along Market Street to see how public art and poetry brighten up the view.


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