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December 2017 News

Friday 24th November 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall with a series of opportunities to fill you with good tidings, comfort and joy. Two special Xmas Arts Markets (9th & 16th) provide …. . . Read More


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November 2017 News

Friday, 27th October 2017

A warm welcome awaits you at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in November where a rich and varied programme of activity craves your participation. Our regular monthly Bruncheon (11th) brings a revolutionary flavour to the hipper …. . . Read More


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October 2017 News

Friday, 29th September 2017

We embrace Autumn at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall with many classes getting into full swing in aerial, drama, and many other creative forms for participants of all ages. Our cafe associated events programme dominates proceedings in October …. . . Read More


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September 2017 News

Wedneday, 30th August 2017

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is an all year round centre providing excellent opportunities for people from Leith, Edinburgh and beyond. Whilst August offers a showcase to the world, September is the start of …. . . Read More


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August 2017 News

Friday 28th July 2017

Out of the Blue look forward to welcoming Edinburgh’s residents and visitors to the OOTB Drill Hall in August. OOTB’s contribution to festival time is very much made in Leith.  Leith Moves is an Out of the …. . . Read More


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July 2017 News

Thursday, 29th June 2017

July sees the transformation of space at the Drill Hall, from Leith Moves performance to exhibition space. As part of this year’s Retina Festival, we look forward to hosting the The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition (11th-21st), …. . . Read More


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Fringe rehearsal space available

July/August 2017

Out of the Blue offers a range of spaces suitable for show rehearsals and production in Leith and Abbeymount; both locations easily accessible by public transport. Spaces are bookable by the hour/day with rates starting from …. . . Read More


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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 stage at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. The Out of the Blue Heritage Lottery …. . . Read More


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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 10 years since OOTB launched the Drill Hall Arts Cafe, recently described as “…a gem of a …. . . Read More


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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 stunning not to be missed print exhibition Don’t Be Denied (1st April – 6th May).  With …. . . Read More


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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, exhibitions, markets, events and performances. We are delighted to welcome back the Puppet Animation Festival (27th-29th) …. . . Read More


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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 atrium, we present a warming mix of creative offerings for February.  Regular Monday meetings of the Leith …. . . Read More


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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 varied programme of events, classes, workshops, projects and exhibitions for the people of Leith, Edinburgh and …. . . Read More


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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 Freeze Frame team offer Gremlins, a classic antidote to the traditional Christmas movie. Book a 3-course …. . . Read More


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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 Docks. Following on from the success of the ‘Gretna 100’ production and the ‘Tales from the Hanging …. . . Read More


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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 the Blue instigated Leith Moves project gets into gear for a raft of new creative activity …. . . Read More


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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 at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. September offers plenty. There is still a chance …. . . Read More


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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 …. . . Read More


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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 July programme of rich and diverse creative events at the OOTB Drill Hall. The Architecture Fringe …. . . Read More


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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 LeithLate action at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in June. LeithLate16 will be based at …. . . Read More


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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 to Shine, 10 year youth arts strategy, supported by Creative Scotland. #artcore has generated a huge …. . . Read More


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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. John now feels it’s time to retire! OOTB current Board of Directors and staff offer our …. . . Read More


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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 Docks. Leith Moves is a Heritage Lottery Funded arts and education initiative following the format of our recent …. . . Read More


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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 creative space. To complement our revitalised website artist directory, we have started a new section of our …. . . Read More


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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 opportunities on offer throughout the year. Out of the Blue’s acclaimed monthly Bruncheon will pick up …. . . Read More


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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 now available on Out of the Blue’s Youtube channel. The film powerfully illustrates how a participatory …. . . Read More


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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 get involved in a huge range of creative activity. On November 21st, the Gretna 100 Film …. . . Read More


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Creative Work Experience with Out of the Blue

8 October 2015

#artcore are launching a brand new 2015-16 programme of exciting workshops, events and new traineeship opportunities for young people aged 16-25. The Workshop Trainees will assist lead artists in delivering workshops and support the young people who …. . . Read More


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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 this, the demand for OOTB studios is immense. To this end we are delighted to announce …. . . Read More


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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 entertainment. Welcome back to our all year round programme of events, exhibitions, classes, workshops and much much …. . . Read More


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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 alike. For new visitors; the Out of the Blue Drill Hall is both in Leith and …. . . Read More


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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 7th explores the impact on Leith and its people of the Gretna rail disaster. The exhibition includes The …. . . Read More


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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 2015. The critically acclaimed Active Inquiry/Strange Town Young Company production of Persevere reprises (20th) alongside another …. . . Read More


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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 200 people with the majority of those who died being men from the 7th (Leith) Battalion …. . . Read More


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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 to book tickets for the charming and enchanting Puppet Animation Festival performances and workshops at the Out of the …. . . Read More


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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 a unique and vibrant youth arts scene in Edinburgh; one where young people take charge. We …. . . Read More


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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 are the result of collaborations brought to us and some of Out of the Blue’s own …. . . Read More


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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 the Blue Drill Hall often during January and throughout the year. Appropriately for the season of goodwill and merriment Wiff …. . . Read More


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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 welcome to join us for some seasonal spice. Our legendary Christmas Arts Market‘s are enhanced by a chance …. . . Read More


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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 creative practice. We have also consistently generated teaching, rehearsal, exhibition, performance space and projects to enable …. . . Read More


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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 in the many and varied author led events and the chance to buy many, many books. If …. . . Read More


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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 at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall for the historic month of September 2014. With …. . . Read More


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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 for both the International and Fringe Festival and for the second year running we are delighted to …. . . Read More


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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 exhibitions. OOTB Drill Hall resident theatre company Strange Town’s Summer performance project enables young people to discover their talents and …. . . Read More


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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 legendary Out of the Blue Arts Market offers the chance to buy quality artworks direct from the makers …. . . Read More


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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 Old Town back in 1994 when to find creative space in Edinburgh was a massive challenge. …. . . Read More


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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 Old Town back in 1994 when to find creative space in Edinburgh was a massive challenge. …. . . Read More


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