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. The Forest Fringe grew from a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. 

For the fourth year running, Out of the Blue and the Forest Fringe are engaged in a merging of space, ideas and productions at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall as part of as an ever audacious programme of experimentation and adventure which makes exciting, improbable and spectacular things happen. 

Out of the Blue’s contribution of home grown Leith talent to the Forest Fringe is wide ranging. Tales from the Hanging Captain (13th & 14th August) features OOTB resident theatre companies and brings riveting stories from the history of Leith Docks to the world. Chains on Sink Plugs (18th & 19th August) is a one man show from Active Inquiry cast member David Nicol. DEAD ENDS is a new radio drama serial created for and performed by 18-25 year olds, produced by Strange Town for OOTB’s youth arts project #artcore. Overall Forest Fringe offers an amazingly rich and varied programme running from 11th – 20th August. Tickets for all shows are bookable in advance and are free by donation.

If you need to get your wardrobe in tip top condition for the Festival, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair returns to the Drill Hall for a two day weekend bonanza on the 6th and 7th August. 

And also prior to the festival fun at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, A Date in Time (4th August) provides an authentic and meticulously researched 1916 style dinner with live music, stories and projections. The legendary Flea Market takes place on 30th July and 27th August. 

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