May 2018 News

Tuesday, 1st May 2018

The May Out of the Blue Drill Hall programme includes an eclectic mix of inspiring homegrown and guest events. Out of the Blueprint are back for round two of Print Jam, with a jam-packed day of workshops and activities, on Saturday 5th May with Life Drawing, expert advice and tips to make your drawings come to life. Or get stuck in with the DIY zine club and have a go at making your own publication – with free risograph demonstrations throughout the day.

Bruncheon (12th May) brings a heady mix of local musical talent alongside delicious home-made OOTB Drill Hall café food. This month’s Bruncheon features an exciting new collaboration with Edinburgh College’s apprentice songwriters and their mentor Annette Chapman.

The monthly Flea Market (26th May) offers over 45 stalls full to bursting with clothes, jewellery, small furniture, music, books, bric-a-brac and much more. Wiff Waff Wednesday (30th May) is a convivial ping-pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food from the Drill Hall Arts Cafe.

Nevertheless She Persisted is an exhibition of work by Edinburgh based photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie highlighting the stories of 25 women. The series acknowledges their struggles and celebrates their survival. Tuesday 8th – Friday 18th May (not Sunday).

Changeworks are utilising food that would have otherwise gone to waste by turning it into a feast for all at the Feed the 1000 event on Sunday 6th May. Besides a delicious free lunch, there will be cookery demonstrations, films, other food freebies and more.

Flocking Instinct 3 (7th – 26th May) is a collaborative sculpture making project that explores the possibility for connections, belonging and change for people and communities. The project is part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, which aims to challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

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