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  • Space Club! somewhereto_ Hub Now Open in Edinburgh

    We’re excited to announce that the new somewhereto_ hub on Castle Terrace in Edinburgh is now open! If you’re 16-25 years old and looking for a space to do what you love in Edinburgh, then check out this amazing new space. Space Club was listed on the somewhereto_ website earlier this week and has already been booked up by Edinburgh theatre groups Creative Electric and Tortoise In A Nutshell for theatre rehearsals, and a group of artists are gearing up for launch of their interactive arts event ‘JobCentreSuperPlus’ taking place there on the 22nd of March.

    Space Club is an empty office block which used to house public offices like the Job Centre and Companies House. We’re sharing the space with much-loved Edinburgh arts charity The Forest, who are also sharing space for artists to use as studios and workshop space. It’s a fantastic, quirky building with a wide range of diverse spaces including a large foyer (perfect for one off events or performances), a rehearsal room, the ‘Photomatrix room‘, which is ideal for a small film club, and a huge gallery space. It’s ideal for anything from film clubs to art shows, performances, rehearsals and whatever else you can think of.

    Artists and Volunteers Wanted!

    Space Club is already shaping up to be a key creative hub for somewhereto_ in Edinburgh and we can’t wait to see what else it’s used for in the coming months! If you’re 16-25 and need a space to do something within the arts, then get in touch to discuss whether the space might be right for you (we can help find you somewhere else if not!).

    We’re also looking for volunteers aged between 16-25 to help us run the space. If you’d like to get more involved, and are ready to take on a position of responsibility helping others access space, and helping shape and run the hub, get in touch.

    To arrange a visit to Space Club or to find out more about volunteering, contact claire@hottapmedia.com.

    somewhereto_ has launched Platform 7, an exhibition featuring seven emerging UK artists and seven young curators, all under 25. The exhibition launched in Edinburgh 18th October with a packed preview event.

    For most of the artists and curators this is their first experience of curating or exhibiting outside of college shows. The collection features works by Sarah Boulton, Hannah Topalian, Martina Martin, Yuan Zhang, Rosie ShepleySaule Zukaityte and Hannah Reilly.

    The exhibition investigates the idea of having a platform in order to react to the theatrical nature of the showcase. The curators; Nella Aarne, Sean BellJemma Craig, Gordon DouglasYasemin Hacioglu, Lizzie Hudson and Rachael Smith, were pulled together from a UK-wide callout by somewhereto_ delivery partners Hot Tap Media.

    They were mentored by Glasgow curator Emma Brasó to help create the group exhibition.

    Platform 7 is at Whitespace Gallery, 11 Gayfield Square Edinburgh, until 25th October, and will then tour Liverpool and Manchester alongside a Showcase collection by partners The Skinny magazine.

    It’s free to attend, and you can find more information on Facebook

    So guys, as you know we have launched the somewhereto_showoff competition *woops* *cheers* *mass applause*

    This is your chance to perform at a top secret location during the Games aaand  fly to Rio de Janeiro with BAFTA winning actor Adam Deacon where he will film you doing your thing. So whether thats belly dancing, BMXing, basketball freestyling- WHATEVER, you can get involved by clicking here

    You can either come to one of our tour shows or upload a 60 sec vid yourself. This week we are going to be at: Great Yarmouth College on 28th June; at the National Space Center in Leicester on 29th June; The London Youth Games 30th June; PING Leicester 30th June; The Literary and Open Mic Fest in Hull 30th June-1st July aaand T4 On The Beach on the 1st July. Come to one of  our events with your friends and show us how you showoff! 

    somewhereto_showoff has landed in Edinburgh, whoop whoop! 

    You can check out the highlights from the somewhereto_ shooff launch last week with Adam Deacon at St Pancras International last week here: http://bit.ly/Mc9vWX

    Today we are taking the showoff stage to Edinburgh from 12-4 at the Mound Precinct. Come on down to #showupshowoff your talent to be in with a chance to fly to Rio de Janeiro with Adam! If you can’t make it down, you can still enter the show off competition here - http://somewhereto.com/showoff, or via our Facebook app here - http://on.fb.me/Kl6z58

    Edinburgh’s Farmers Market - a space in front of hundreds in Scotland’s capital!

    Bustling city centre location - the farmers market is an outdoor event situated in the heart of Edinburgh. The market hosts a range of stalls all promoting local produce. They are looking for different events/entertainment that will compliment the market and give it a little atmosphere. Young people interested in this space will also need to complete a short proposal. Young Scot will support this process.

    If you’d like to use this space for your creative needs or showcase, click here for more info.

    CALL TO ACTION in Edinburgh!

    The somewhereto_ show off stage is coming to Edinburgh’s Mound Precinct on Thursday June 21st - offering young talent the chance to show up and show off your skills and WIN the chance to perform at a very famous, secret location, this summer. One winning act will also be flown to Brazil, to appear in a short film, directed by BAFTA winner Adam Deacon. Come down from midday to perform on the stage and enter the competition (whether your talent is in dancing, football, BMX riding, magic, singing or something completely different). If you can’t make it down, don’t worry, your can enter a 60 second clip of you performing your talent online here: www.somewhereto.com/showoff

    Two Huge Halls @ The Calton Centre, Edinburgh

    The Calton Centre is a stunning building with two halls available. Hall A has a Canadian maple, solid wood sprung floor and a large stage. There’s also a wing which may be used for seating. Perfect for dance and theatre groups.

    Hall B has a Canadian maple sold wood sprung floor and can fit up to 50 dancers. It can be used whole or split into two separate rooms - B1 and B2. The divisions are also great for activities such as yoga and pilates.

    Two great halls which fit up to 50 people each, and can be used for a whole array of different activities. 

    What are you waiting for? Get in touch now if you would like to use these great spaces for free or if you are looking for something similar in your area.