August 2018 News

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Out of the Blue’s August programme is a rich tapestry reflecting both guests’ festival events and our all year round ‘Made in Leith’ programme. It reflects that we support artists and people in the local area and beyond to create, exhibit, perform, teach, learn and make a living.

Out of the Blueprint host Print Jam (4th August) as a celebration of all things print. With workshops and activities throughout the day, young people make zines, comics, illustration and art. 

Active Inquiry Flashback Drama Group and Strange Town Young Company are performing Overtime: Stories of work in Leith (Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August 2018). 

As part of this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, award winning composer and guitarist Graeme Stephen, performs his new work Letters for Peace with Mr McFalls Chamber String Trio (15th,16th,17th August). The production weaves together music, spoken word and image to engage with the public perception of war and highlighting the sacrifices objectors made in the name of peace.

Electrick Village Theatre Company blend virtual reality technology with sensation-stimulating storytelling to create a completely immersive experience in The Extension (Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th August).
Other regular Drill Hall special events include the Flea Market (25th August), Bruncheon (11th) and Wiff Waff Wednesday (29th).  

OOTB studios at the Drill Hall and in various locations around Edinburgh offer artists space to produce work, exhibit and perform. We currently have a few studio spaces available and a few more will be coming available soon. Check our Rent a Studio page and join our studio mailing list to be kept up to date on opportunities as they arise.  

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