PoLHA’s 40th Birthday with Thinktastic: This is Your Life

Over the summer we joined our friend Mike Stevenson, founder of Thinktastic, in the preparations of Port of Leith Housing Association‘s 40th birthday celebrations.

We took part in the project by filming and editing a short film that was shown at their birthday event on the 2nd of September. We shared many touching moments interviewing the association’s tenants, staff members and partners, who shared their stories and feelings looking back at their experience with PoLHA over the last 40 years.


The live event was skilfully orchestrated and conducted by Mike Stevenson, whose heartfelt speech quickly engaged the audience and triggered many Leithers’ memories. It is always a pleasure to see Mike’s ability to inspire in action. His intelligence and his versatility have led him and his Thinktastic team to proudly offer a whole range of services from motivational speaking and bespoke events to training and development courses for organisations.

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The event took place at the Hibs’ stadium and was attended by 150 guests including PoHLA’s staff, tenants, partners and contractors. It is not every day that we have the opportunity to receive such a positive live feedback through the heart-warming reactions of our “film stars” as they saw themselves on screen for the first time. The film was so well received by PoLHA that they used some still images of it for their banners, which you can see in the event.

Our short film has been featured on POLHA’s website and you can watch it by clicking here.

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The event was a big success and the best example of Port of Leith Housing Association’s good practice in their services, which have improved the quality of life of the community in Leith for the last 40 years. Please find here a snippet video edit of the event: