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 creative opportunities ranging from a Cello Clinic to Wiff Waff the drill hall once more buzzes with activity.

Out of the Blue are delighted to have Creative Scotland support to establish a youth arts hub to create and connect a city-wide hive of multi arts activity, platforms for performance, training placements and an opportunity for young people to take charge of creating their own creative social enterprise. The project will get underway with the recruitment of a Hive Manager and a Hive Development Worker.

Many people know of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall’s association with the worst disaster in British Railway history. On the morning of Saturday 22nd May 1915, near Gretna, 210 men were killed and 224 injured. 102 of those killed were from the 7th (Leith) Battalion of the Royal Scots. Many of these victims were brought back to Leith and laid out in the Drill Hall prior to burial in the local Rosebank Cemetery. Out of the Blue is undertaking a programme of work  to investigate and show the impact on the community, and to mark 100 years since the disaster.

The first stage of this project is the formation of a research group who will meet weekly on Mondays at The Drill Hall starting on Monday 8th September.

Visit our website for a full run down on the range of eventsclassesworkshops and exhibitions. Feel free to get involved in the action and get regular weekly updates by joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

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