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May News

Friday 29th April 2022

Out of the Blueprint welcomes visitors to see the new work of current artist-in-residence Sarah Phelan at a social event and …

April News

Friday 1st April 2022

Throughout our history Out of the Blue has initiated a significant number of social enterprises and cultural projects which connect together …

March News

Friday 25th February 2022

Out of the Blue aspire to provide space for as many people as possible to be creative. Property prices in …

February News

Friday 28th January 2022

The Out of the Blue Dill Hall is home to over 150 studio artists and organisations. Many of the organisations …

January News

Friday 7th January 2022

Happy New Year. The challenge of providing space for people to work, create, exhibit, perform, eat, drink, dance, teach, learn …

December News

Thursday 25th December 2021

Out of the Blue have been running popular Arts Markets since we were able to open the big blue Drill …

November News

Thursday 28th October 2021

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall cafe (established 2007) has been reviewed as one of the five best cafes …

October News

Thursday 30th September 2021

Out of the Blue welcome the increase in popular classes, exhibitions, events, markets, and other participatory opportunities across our sites.  Over the past 5 …

September News

Friday 27th August 2021

Out of the Blue continue to enable the return of much needed convivial and creative activity across our sites.  Out …

August News

Friday 30th July 2021

Out of the Blue embrace summer with a rich variety of home grown initiatives.  During the first week of August, …

July News

Thursday 1st July 2021

Covid-19 affected organisations within Out of the Blue’s creative industries network especially hard; organisations that week in, week out provided …

June News

Friday 28th May 2021

Out of the Blue has always provided space and opportunities for a huge range of all year round creative endeavours. …

May News

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Out of the Blue have thrown the big blue front doors wide open, and we are welcoming customers back to …

April News

Friday 2nd April 2021

Out of the Blue very much look forward to welcoming you to the Drill Hall as restrictions are eased. We …

March News

Friday 26th February 2021

Out of the Blue are obviously very keen to re-open our doors when safe to do so. We have been …

February News

Thursday 28th January 2021

Like many organisations, Out of the Blue’s operation is fundamentally impacted by COVID-19 and the need to stop the spread …

January News

Monday 11th January 2021

Edinburgh is in COVID Protection Level 4 with current restrictions essentially returning us to a position similar to the lockdown …

December News

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Out of the Blue have made our lovely creative spaces available to enable people to meet, teach, learn, exhibit, rehearse …

November News

Friday 30th October 2020

Five years ago Out of the Blue created Out of the Blueprint as a social enterprise print studio based at the Out of …

October News

Friday 25th September 2020

Out of the Blue are proud owners of the ‘A listed’ Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith. We pride ourselves …

September News

Friday 28th August 2020

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall benefits from having a range of spaces which for many years have accommodated …

August News

Friday 7th August 2020

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall cafe team have adapted the cafe operation and are delighted to be able to …

July News

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Following guidance from the Scottish Government’s route map through and out of the crisis, Out of the Blue are working …

June 2020 News

Thursday 28th May

As we enter phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map through and out of the crisis, Out of the …

May 2020 News

Thursday 30th April 2020

Out of the Blue are working with our partners to ensure we continue to do all we can to support …

March 2020 News

Thursday 27th February

Out of the Blue thrives on the mix of enterprise and social impact, commonly known as social enterprise.  Whilst supporting …

February 2020 News

Wednesday 29th January

Out of the Blue’s work focuses around four strategic strands; creative spaces, creative projects, creative education and creative enterprise. Over …

January 2020 News

Tuesday 7th January

Happy 2020 from all at Out of the Blue and thank you for your support to help us reach our …

December 2019 News

Friday 22nd November

Out of the Blue’s city wide venues help us fulfil our mission for Edinburgh to be a creative, participative city in which everyone is able …

November 2019 News

Tuesday 29th October

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall offers a flexible feast of creative activity. The atrium of the Drill Hall, …

October 2019 News

Friday 27th September

Both the Out of the Blue Drill Hall Café and Out of the Blueprint are fully operational social enterprises providing quality products and services, …

September 2019 News

30th August 2019

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is an A-listed building built in 1901 and designed by the renowned architect …

August 2019 News

Friday 26th July 2019

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall provides a variety of spaces all year round for studios, workshops, rehearsals, performances, …

July 2019 News

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Springing from nowhere in 1994, Out of the Blue has continued to grow through the years to provide affordable spaces, …

June 2019 News

Friday 31st May 2019

Out of the Blue’s 25 year history has proven that tenacity is vital for sustainability. Our DIY ethos has relied …

May 2019 News

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of …

April 2019 News

Monday 1st April 2019

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is a Category A listed building reflecting its history and architecture. Since Out …

March 2019 News

Thursday 28th February 2019

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall cafe is so much more than a purveyor of delicious food to those …

February 2019 News

Friday 1st February 2019

Out of the Blue is 25 years old. During the year we will showcase our work through exhibitions, performance and …

January 2019 News

Thursday 10th January 2019

Happy New Year from Out of the Blue who are 25 years old in 2019. Springing from nowhere (hence the …

December 2018 News

Friday 23rd November 2018

Out of the Blue supports hundreds of artists from across all mediums. We support them in providing space and opportunities …

November 2018 News

Monday 29th October 2018

Out of the Blueprint runs an inclusive training programme that supports young people aged 16 – 24, including those with …

October 2018 News

Thursday 27th September 2018

Amongst many other things Out of the Blue delivers on-the-job training in the Drill Hall Cafe and Out of the Blueprint for people needing …

September 2018 News

Thursday 30th August 2018

OOTB doesn’t just sit in the community – we create it.  Throughout our history we have delivered a huge range …

August 2018 News

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Out of the Blue’s August programme is a rich tapestry reflecting both guests’ festival events and our all year round ‘Made …

July 2018 News

Friday 29th June 2018

As Edinburgh awaits the waves of festival visitors, the Out of the Blue Drill Hall’s ‘open all year’ programme of …

June 2018 News

Thursday 24th May 2018

Summer gives Out of the Blue the chance to throw open the doors and offer the opportunity for all to …

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 …

April 2018 News

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Supporting the aspirations and adventures of Out of the Blue studio based artists has always been an important element of …

March 2018 News

Thursday 1st March 2018

Along the road from The Out of the Blue Drill Hall at the former tram depot on Leith Walk, We …

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