Our Imagine portobello day was well attended with lots of interesting conversations and ideas as well as lively participative and watchable music at points in the day. Stimulating talks from Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster and journalist with a clear hold on all that is Nordic, and Andrew Dixon who led Hull to achieve Cultural City award this year. Many useful ideas and views from participants about culture in Portobello, and we will produce a report on the event which will be posted here and open for futher comment. We hope to have some sort of follow up in the Autumn (after summer demands and to give time to consider the report).
The following article was published in the Scotsman and focusses on dynamic ideas about what would help to put Portobello on the visitor map as well as offer local rsidents further facilities.
Karl Stern, BTOTB Trustee