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 Funded project, Leith Moves builds on the success of last year’s ‘Tales from the Hanging Captain’, with ‘The Waves on the Seas’, an Active Inquiry Flashback Drama Group and Strange Town Young Company collaborative production (22nd – 24th). Tickets available via our online box office. Strange Town youth theatre are also performing Traffik by Duncan Kidd which follows the parallel journeys of different characters and different groups of refugees forced to leave their own countries.  

Out of the Blue welcomes back Exposed – the graduate show of Edinburgh College’s award winning photography department, showcasing the talent of 80 new photographers (7th-15th) as part of Leith Festival. LeithLate also features a closing night party for the Exposed 17 photography exhibition, plus Out of the Blueprinted riso exhibition and LeithLate zine with Young Saheliya, Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre. 

LeithLate is an annual art extravaganza with a jam-packed programme of visual art, theatre, poetry and live music. We’re delighted that the Out of the Blue Drill Hall will be this year’s LeithLate hub, with lots of events taking place at the Drill Hall and other venues from 15th – 18th June. Come and join a team of crafty miners at the Biomorphis Minecraft picnic build at Out of the Blue Drill Hall (16th). The Minecraft picnic area will then be utilised by live music event the LeithLate Critter Session on Saturday 17th. 

Out of the Blue Leith Walk Studios will also be participating in this year’s event with Open Studios (15th) and a chance to visit The Travelling Gallery which will be parked up outside Leith Walk Studios from 15th – 18th. 

Pop down to Drill Hall LeithLate info desk for print programmes, tickets and more information. See the full LeithLate17 programme at www.leithlate.co.uk

The All Women Poetry Slam 2017 (9th), hosted by award-winning writer and spoken word poet Carly Brown promises to be an incredible night of spoken word, in partnership with Edinburgh City Libraries, the Bonnie Fechters and the Harpies Fechters and Quines festival. 

This month’s Bruncheon! (10th) will be a Brazilian and world music special, with northeastern-style Forró music and dancing, as well as some Cajun vibes and also much loved Bruncheon veteran Iain Mackechnie. All in tune with exotic delicacies such as Moqueca de Peixe, Pão de Queijo and summer cocktails from the Drill Hall Arts Café. 

And June’s Wiff Waff Wednesday (28th) brings a much celebrated evening of ping pong for all ages and abilities, with music, drink and great food from the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Friendship 1st, competition 2nd. 

The next Out of the Blue Flea Market is July 1st. 

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