Join the News Group and start to change the world


Don’t let it get you down – come and turn the news into community action

How do we deal with the words and images bombarding us every day?   Leith Open Space is delighted to support ACTive Inquiry in a current affairs workshop with a difference. Here’s your chance to pull the news to pieces as we explore how to become active and influential participants instead of passive consumers of too much information. Make a note of the date: 28 November in the Old Drill Hall. Here’s the very ACTive Gavin Crichton to tell you why..

24 hours a day the News is streamed to us through newspapers, television and the internet. Every week we are bombarded with thousands of words and images to process and try to understand. This sheer amount of information can turn us into passive consumers of current affairs, and a society obsessed with consumption has to continue to churn out more and more images and words for us to consume.

This is a FREE workshop from ACTive INquiry in partnership with Leith Open Space which will use a range of drama and other techniques to analyse current news stories and explore how we can become active participants in current affairs rather than passive consumers.

No previous experience is necessary and the workshop is free of charge.


The workshop will be facilitated by Ben Stollery and Gavin Crichton [you might have seen their first community drama productions in the Old Drill Hall earlier this year].

Date:              Saturday 28th November

Venue:            The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

Time:              10am-1pm

Price:             Free (although donations towards room costs will be welcomed!)

For more information please contact Ben on 07963 782 874

To book a place please contact Gavin on

ACTive INquiry promotes increased participation in the arts as a catalyst for active involvement in society. More information is available on our website

Please note that Out of the Blue Drill Hall has a licensed cafe serving a range of drinks and homemade hot and cold food.


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