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 is currently underway and the Lost Spaces exhibition (27th June- 1st July) offers a timely design-based reflection about the value of lost spaces around Leith Walk/Easter Road. The exhibition is pertinent to OOTB’s constant mission to secure participatory creative space to satisfy immense demand.  The relationship between architecture and the various forms of power that surround it are explored in discussion with a panel of architects on 2nd July.

#artcore is Out of the Blue’s multi arts project developing a unique and vibrant youth arts scene in Edinburgh, one where young people take charge. Music has always been an important part of the programme and on 2nd July a collaboration with Off The Record brings together key figures from the music business taking part in seminars, workshops and advice sessions for young musicians and those who want to work in the industry.

A cracking line-up for our July 9th Bruncheon has been put together by special guest programmer Candythief who will also be hitting the stage. Come along for top-notch live music, great food, and excellent company.

The Retina Festival is one of many returning festivals to utilise the unique airy atrium of the OOTB Drill Hall. This year’s festival exhibition (11th-23rd July) will feature work by 35 award-winning photographers. Also an interesting exhibition Glazed & Confused (4th-9th July) will feature work by a collective of potters from Edinburgh’s Adult Education classes and private classes run by Yvette Hunwick at Southbridge Studio Pottery.

And before another festival hits town Wiff Waff Wednesday (27th July) provides a night of ping pong for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. And rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market (30th July) with over 45 stalls full to bursting with clothes, jewellery, small furniture, music, books, bric-a-brac and so much more.

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