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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 …

February 2018 News

1st February 2018

The sun is over the yardarm and the Drill Hall is warming up nicely in readiness for springtime. Avail yourself …

January 2018 News

Thursday, 21st December 2017

A very happy new year from all at Out of the Blue! January at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall …

December 2017 News

Friday 24th November 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall with a series of opportunities …

November 2017 News

Friday, 27th October 2017

A warm welcome awaits you at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in November where a rich and varied …

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 …

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