OOTB is 20! Programme

Monday 12th - Friday 23rd May 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. Created by intrepid and determined young artists, who having seen what was possible in the cities of mainland Europe, returned home to a commercially rich and creatively poor city.

Their dreams, supported by the principles and commitment of many, many people have now carried OOTB into our twentieth glorious year! Thousands of people now arrive at the OOTB Drill Hall for studios, classes, workshops, markets, projects, events, festivals and to visit the vibrant Cafe. OOTB will showcase our contribution to the culture of Edinburgh throughout the rest of 2014, starting off with the Bongo Lives/OOTB is 20 festival throughout April and May, featuring live music, film, exhibitions and performance at the Bongo Club and the Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

See our programme of events at the Drill Hall below, or download a pdf copy of the OOTB is 20 Showcase Day and Bruncheon programmewhich includes details of our workshops and tasters!


Out of the Blue is 20! Exhibition
Monday 12th May – Friday 23rd May 10am – 5pm

A voyage of discovery depicting many of the iconic OOTB images and artefacts of the last 20 years

Bruncheon featuring the Sound of Muesli – Bongo Club Performers special
Saturday 17th May, 11.30am – 3pm
This month at Bruncheon, we will be honouring the Bongo Club with a brilliant line-up including folky acoustic duo Minpin, Jack o’ Diamonds from Black Diamond Express, and singer songwriter Candythief. There will also be some spectacular aerial displays going on above your very heads courtesy of All or Nothing Aerial Theatre. Free entry

Out of the Blue Drill Hall showcase day and building tours
Saturday 17th May. From 10am – 5pm (drop in)
Over the last 20 years many thousands of people have attended workshops, classes, exhibitions and events hosted by Out of the Blue.

Come and get a taste of what’s currently on offer by trying anything ranging from aerial, drawing, music, drama, and circus skills. Just come along on the day and sign up to dip your toe in the sea of creativity.  Download the Showcase Day Programme more details and times.

Explore the behind the scenes nooks and crannies of the B listed drill hall. Tours will include visiting artists at work and insight into the buildings historical and architectural significance.

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