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June 2017 News

Thursday 1st June 2017

June is busting out all over and Leith is dominant as Leith Moves, LeithLate and Leith Festival events take centre …


May 2017 News

Friday, 28th April 2017

Enjoy a rich and diverse programme of events at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall this May. It is …


April 2017 News

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Out of the Blueprint is OOTB’s brilliant in-house Riso print service and education project. Current artist-in-residence Rumana Sayed has produced a …


March 2017 News

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Spring is just around the corner and the Out of the Blue Drill Hall March programme is alive with classes, …


February 2017 News

Thursday 26th January 2017

As the sun begins to tantalisingly raise itself through the glass roof of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall’s …


January 2017 News

Tuesday 10th January 2017

A very Happy New Year from all at Out of the Blue. We are delighted to offer a rich and …


December 2016 News

Thursday 1st December 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. On the 2nd the …


November 2016 News

Wednesday 26th October 2016

Leith Moves is an Out of the Blue Heritage Lottery Fund supported education project investigating the historical significance of Leith …


October 2016 News

Wednesday 26th September 2016

Following the successful production of ‘Tales from The Hanging Captain’ in this year’s Leith and Edinburgh Festivals, the Out of …


September 2016 News

Wednesday 31st August 2016

A fond farewell to Forest Fringe and hello to an all year round programme of classes, workshops, exhibitions, markets and events …


August 2016 News

Friday 29th July 2016

Out of the Blue grew from a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of Edinburgh – all year round. …


July 2016 News

Wednesday 29th June 2016

As we wave goodbye to Leith Festival and prepare to welcome the Forest Fringe, Out of the Blue offer a …


June 2016 News

Thursday 26th May 2016

Out of the Blue look forward to welcoming many a happy Leither for a rich mix of Leith Festival and …


May 2016 News

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is one of the nationwide hubs working in support of the Government’s Time …


April 2016 News

Thursday 31st March

In 1996 when Out of the Blue was a fledgling, John Molleson became Chair of a small board of trustees. …


March 2016 News

Friday, 26th February 2016

Out of the Blue are embarking on a new project to investigate significant historical moments in the life of Leith …


February 2016 News

Friday, 29th January 2016

Out of the Blue house over 150 artists in studios throughout Edinburgh and are constantly trying to satisfy huge demand for …


January 2016 News

Thursday 7th January

It’s good to be at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in January to get a flavour of new …


December 2015 News

Friday 27th November 2015

Out of the Blue Drill Hall based film maker Ray Bird’s brilliant documentary film of our Gretna 100 social history project is …


November 2015 News

Friday 30th October

Throughout our history, Out of the Blue have initiated many projects which have given opportunities for thousands of people to …


October 2015 News

Thursday 1st October

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall houses over 100 studio artists whose creative endeavours range across all artforms. Despite …


September 2015 News

Friday 28th August

Out of the Blue say a fond farewell to the Forest Fringe and prepare once more to make our own …


August 2015 News

Thursday 30th August 2015

Out of the Blue once more embrace the extraordinary Forest Fringe (17th – 30th), a delight for visitors and local people …


July 2015 News

Thursday 25th June

The OOTB Drill Hall is offering up 4 exhibitions in July. Citizen Curator and Jan Bee Brown’s Seven of the …


June 2015 News

Monday 1st June

Out of the Blue (OOTB) are delighted to offer a programme of exhibition, performance and events supporting the Leith festival …


May 2015 News

30th April 2015

On the 22nd May 1915 at Quintinshill near Gretna, the worst crash in the history of British rail travel killed over …


April 2015 News

31st March 2015

To find out “who is going to slay the Jabberwock?” and the answer to many other puppetry questions, be sure …


March 2015 News

Thursday 26th February 2015

Out of the Blue have launched a significant youth arts project supported by Creative Scotland.  #artcore is a multi arts project developing …


February 2015 News

29th January 2015

Throughout the year the Out of Blue Drill Hall offers 360 degrees of creative offerings of many a hue. Many …


January 2015 News

19th December 2014

A very happy new year from all at Out of the Blue. We hope to welcome you to the Out of …


December 2014 News

27th November 2014

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall embraces winter with a very busy and varied December programme. You are very …


November 2014 News

30th October 2014

Out of the Blue have consistently generated studio space to enable artists to work and make a living from their …


October 2014 News

25th September 2014

October sees the 18th Independent Radical Book Fair (22nd – 26th) offering the chance to keep our minds in tip top shape by participating …


September 2014 News

27th August 2014

After the joys of Edinburgh in August, it’s back to a wide ranging and diverse offering of classes, workshops and events …


August 2014 News

29th July 2014

Welcome to the Out of the Blue Drill Hall at Edinburgh Festival time. Over recent years OOTB have been a venue …


July 2014 News

30th June, 2014

July at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall brings many opportunities to experience a wide range of classes, workshops, events and …


June 2014 News

30th May 2014

Out of the Blue are moving seamlessly into the next 20 years with a rich and varied June Programme. The …


May 2014 News

23rd April 2014

Out of the Blue have been a hot house of creativity since birth; born in a small shop in Edinburgh’s …


April 2014 News

26th March 2014

Out of the Blue have been a hot house of creativity since birth; born in a small shop in Edinburgh’s …


March 2014 News

28th February 2014

A very warm welcome to the Edinburgh Fair Trade Family Fair (1st) with music, stalls and brunch. Not to be …


February 2014 News

30th January 2014

You are guaranteed a warm soon-to-be Spring welcome to the OOTB Drill Hall this February. The drill hall is always …


January 2014 News

24th December 2013

Happy New Year from all at Out of the Blue. Start the new year the way you aim to continue …


December 2013 News

December 2013 News

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall embraces winter with a very busy and varied December programme. You are very …


November 2013 News

1 November 2013

November’s Bruncheon (9th) features the fine accordion playing of Isi Lohss. Isi has made the ‘Sound of Muesli’ a brilliant …


October 2013 News

26 September 2013

October features many regular events designed to draw local, national and international contributors and audiences to the OOTB Drill Hall. …


September 2013 News

1st September 2013

It was such a great pleasure for us to host the Forest Fringe ’13. The subtlety and charm of the …


August 2013 News

31st July 2013

August is special. Over recent years OOTB have tried our best to fully connect the drill hall to the festival, …


July 2013 News

27th June 2013

Summertime is music to our ears here at the OOTB Drill Hall, with classes, workshops, exhibitions, events and performances to …


June 2013 News

30th May 2013

The OOTB Drill Hall feeds and supports individual and collective creativity across a huge range of activities. June’s programme offers …



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