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October 2017 News

Friday, 29th September 2017

We embrace Autumn at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall with many classes getting into full swing in aerial, drama, and many other …

September 2017 News

Wedneday, 30th August 2017

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is an all year round centre providing excellent opportunities for people from Leith, …

August 2017 News

Friday 28th July 2017

Out of the Blue look forward to welcoming Edinburgh’s residents and visitors to the OOTB Drill Hall in August. OOTB’s …

July 2017 News

Thursday, 29th June 2017

July sees the transformation of space at the Drill Hall, from Leith Moves performance to exhibition space. As part of …

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 …

May 2017 News

Friday, 28th April 2017

Enjoy a rich and diverse programme of events at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall this May. It is …

April 2017 News

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Out of the Blueprint is OOTB’s brilliant in-house Riso print service and education project. Current artist-in-residence Rumana Sayed has produced a …

March 2017 News

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Spring is just around the corner and the Out of the Blue Drill Hall March programme is alive with classes, …

February 2017 News

Thursday 26th January 2017

As the sun begins to tantalisingly raise itself through the glass roof of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall’s …

January 2017 News

Tuesday 10th January 2017

A very Happy New Year from all at Out of the Blue. We are delighted to offer a rich and …

December 2016 News

Thursday 1st December 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. On the 2nd the …

November 2016 News

Wednesday 26th October 2016

Leith Moves is an Out of the Blue Heritage Lottery Fund supported education project investigating the historical significance of Leith …

October 2016 News

Wednesday 26th September 2016

Following the successful production of ‘Tales from The Hanging Captain’ in this year’s Leith and Edinburgh Festivals, the Out of …

September 2016 News

Wednesday 31st August 2016

A fond farewell to Forest Fringe and hello to an all year round programme of classes, workshops, exhibitions, markets and events …

August 2016 News

Friday 29th July 2016

Out of the Blue grew from a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of Edinburgh – all year round. …

July 2016 News

Wednesday 29th June 2016

As we wave goodbye to Leith Festival and prepare to welcome the Forest Fringe, Out of the Blue offer a …

June 2016 News

Thursday 26th May 2016

Out of the Blue look forward to welcoming many a happy Leither for a rich mix of Leith Festival and …

May 2016 News

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is one of the nationwide hubs working in support of the Government’s Time …

April 2016 News

Thursday 31st March

In 1996 when Out of the Blue was a fledgling, John Molleson became Chair of a small board of trustees. …

March 2016 News

Friday, 26th February 2016

Out of the Blue are embarking on a new project to investigate significant historical moments in the life of Leith …

February 2016 News

Friday, 29th January 2016

Out of the Blue house over 150 artists in studios throughout Edinburgh and are constantly trying to satisfy huge demand for …

January 2016 News

Thursday 7th January

It’s good to be at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in January to get a flavour of new …

December 2015 News

Friday 27th November 2015

Out of the Blue Drill Hall based film maker Ray Bird’s brilliant documentary film of our Gretna 100 social history project is …

November 2015 News

Friday 30th October

Throughout our history, Out of the Blue have initiated many projects which have given opportunities for thousands of people to …

October 2015 News

Thursday 1st October

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall houses over 100 studio artists whose creative endeavours range across all artforms. Despite …

September 2015 News

Friday 28th August

Out of the Blue say a fond farewell to the Forest Fringe and prepare once more to make our own …

August 2015 News

Thursday 30th August 2015

Out of the Blue once more embrace the extraordinary Forest Fringe (17th – 30th), a delight for visitors and local people …

July 2015 News

Thursday 25th June

The OOTB Drill Hall is offering up 4 exhibitions in July. Citizen Curator and Jan Bee Brown’s Seven of the …

June 2015 News

Monday 1st June

Out of the Blue (OOTB) are delighted to offer a programme of exhibition, performance and events supporting the Leith festival …

May 2015 News

30th April 2015

On the 22nd May 1915 at Quintinshill near Gretna, the worst crash in the history of British rail travel killed over …

April 2015 News

31st March 2015

To find out “who is going to slay the Jabberwock?” and the answer to many other puppetry questions, be sure …

March 2015 News

Thursday 26th February 2015

Out of the Blue have launched a significant youth arts project supported by Creative Scotland.  #artcore is a multi arts project developing …

Strangetown Radio Plays

February - May 2015

The Strangetown Radio Plays project, in conjunction with #artcore, offered young actors and those with no prior acting experience a …

February 2015 News

29th January 2015

Throughout the year the Out of Blue Drill Hall offers 360 degrees of creative offerings of many a hue. Many …

January 2015 News

19th December 2014

A very happy new year from all at Out of the Blue. We hope to welcome you to the Out of …

December 2014 News

27th November 2014

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall embraces winter with a very busy and varied December programme. You are very …

November 2014 News

30th October 2014

Out of the Blue have consistently generated studio space to enable artists to work and make a living from their …

October 2014 News

25th September 2014

October sees the 18th Independent Radical Book Fair (22nd – 26th) offering the chance to keep our minds in tip top shape by participating …

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 …

August 2014 News

29th July 2014

Welcome to the Out of the Blue Drill Hall at Edinburgh Festival time. Over recent years OOTB have been a venue …

July 2014 News

30th June, 2014

July at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall brings many opportunities to experience a wide range of classes, workshops, events and …

June 2014 News

30th May 2014

Out of the Blue are moving seamlessly into the next 20 years with a rich and varied June Programme. The …

May 2014 News

23rd April 2014

Out of the Blue have been a hot house of creativity since birth; born in a small shop in Edinburgh’s …

April 2014 News

26th March 2014

Out of the Blue have been a hot house of creativity since birth; born in a small shop in Edinburgh’s …

March 2014 News

28th February 2014

A very warm welcome to the Edinburgh Fair Trade Family Fair (1st) with music, stalls and brunch. Not to be …

February 2014 News

30th January 2014

You are guaranteed a warm soon-to-be Spring welcome to the OOTB Drill Hall this February. The drill hall is always …

January 2014 News

24th December 2013

Happy New Year from all at Out of the Blue. Start the new year the way you aim to continue …

December 2013 News

December 2013 News

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall embraces winter with a very busy and varied December programme. You are very …

November 2013 News

1 November 2013

November’s Bruncheon (9th) features the fine accordion playing of Isi Lohss. Isi has made the ‘Sound of Muesli’ a brilliant …

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