Heverlee Transforms Arches into Belgian Micro-Festival
Launching on Belgian National Day (21 July), Edinburgh’s New Waverley arches will soon be transformed into a contemporary Belgian beer garden as Heverlee beer launches a three-day micro-festival from the 21-23 July. Heverlee at New Waverley fuses Scottish and Belgian cultures and has been curated by some of the Scotland’s best known names in food, music and art to create an exciting and diverse line-up.
Brought together for the very first time by Heverlee, street food market, The Pitt, venture out of Leith for a rare appearance in the city centre, joining forces with Firecracker Recordings to take-over the currently unused space for three days.
Popping up outside their usual home of Leith, The Pitt will serve up a range of Belgian inspired dishes including; classics moules-frites and steak-frites and Carbonade flamande (a traditional Belgian beef stew) made with Heverlee beer. For those looking for something sweet, mouth-watering traditional Belgian waffles will also be served.😍
Artist Fraser Gray, who runs art’s organisation LeithLate’s highly successful Shutter Project and Mural Projects, will also be inviting a range of street artists to create one-off murals, taking cues from Belgian life, live across the weekend.
Following their appearance at this year’s Hidden Door festival, Edinburgh’s projection specialists KinoKlub will be installing an immersive art installation in one of the arches, engulfing the space with Belgian themed animations and scenes from classic Belgian cinema. On the Sunday, Picture House Pop Up will take over the arch for an exclusive screening of two feature length films, soon to be announced.
The full line-up of arts and entertainment will be available via Heverlee’s social channels in the weeks leading up to opening night.( see below for social channels)
At the bar, guests will have the chance to enjoy cold pints of Heverlee as well as two limited Heverlee brews, created especially for the event and revealed on the opening night. Cans of Heverlee will also be available at New Waverley, before they hit the shelves of shops and bars later this year.
Heverlee at New Waverley, East Market Street, Edinburgh.
Open Friday (21st) 16.00-23.00, Saturday (22nd) and Sunday (23rd) 12.00 – 23.00. No entry fees apply.