Past programme

Over the past two years, #artcore has run a varied multi-arts programme at sites across the city, working with a range of partners.  

In Spring 2015, we trialled a series of short projects working with young people, on varied, experimental studios, labs and happenings, trying out fresh ideas.

Then from Autumn 2015 until summer 2016 we ran a weekly programme of activities, working with over 1500 young people, supporting them to develop their own creative ideas and projects - from gaming to animation, from physical theatre to creative writing, from circus skills to comics! See below for more info and pics of what happened!

Comics Workshop

Every Wednesday, Jan - July 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30pm Where: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh. Age range: 16-25 Working with independent comics …

Music Collective

October 2015 - May 2016

DROP IN SESSION Where: North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 15a Pennywell Road, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ Time: 5-8pm Music Collective was a …

Freemachines Workshop

March - July 2016

Where: Granton Library, 29 Wardieburn Terrace, Edinburgh Time: 5:00-7:00pm Age Range: 13-17 In the #artcore Freemachines workshop, participants were encouraged …

artcore Circus

October 2015 - July 2016

Where: Full Cirqle, 8 Baileyfield Crescent, Edinburgh Time: 7:00-9:30pm Age range: 16-25 The #artcore Circus was a weekly circus skills …


January - July 2016

DROP IN  Where: Full Cirqle, 8 Baileyfield Crescent, Edinburgh Time: 6:00-8:00pm Age Range: 13-25 Suitable for beginners to advanced performers …

Lucky Frame’s CoderDojo

April 2015

#artcore collaborated with Drumbrae Library Hub and visiting artist Yann Seznec of Lucky Frame to host the CoderDojo microproject. The group had a …

Strangetown Radio Plays

February - May 2015

The Strangetown Radio Plays project, in conjunction with #artcore, offered young actors and those with no prior acting experience a …

Demo Lite Project

April - July 2015

The Demo-Lite project gave young musicians and bands with limited experience the chance to rehearse for free and be coached by professional …

Pyroceltica #artcore Circus

May-July 2015

Pyroceltica is an Edinburgh based entertainment company specialising in Celtic fire theatre and circus entertainment. The company performs locally as well …

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