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We're excited to let you know we have just launched our first ever Hidden Features event in Edinburgh! 

This new series of cinema screenings showcases local film-makers short films in unusual hidden city spaces around Edinburgh.  Hidden Features events promote and provide a platform for local film-makers to share their work whilst also revealing and exploring hidden interesting spots of the city.  Each Hidden Features event takes place in a different nook of urban space, transformed into a cinema space for one night only, and has a different theme.  

The first ever Edinburgh-based Hidden Features event will be taking place on Thursday 27 August at 7.30pm along the theme of 'The Secret Life of the City' in a secret EH6 location that will only be revealed to ticket-holders 24 hours ahead of the event.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Pre-booking tickets is essential. Get yours here, with a lovely 20% off by entering discount code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

Hidden Features builds on the series of 'Secret Cinema' events in Australia founded by HERE + NOW Curatorial Director Jenny Humberstone, which brought together volunteers, local stakeholders, film-makers and artists to collaborate and co-create a series of projected film screenings that activated and enlivened vacant or stalled spaces, finding a creative use for these otherwise neglected nooks of the city. 

Join us to explore a hidden nook of urban space transformed for one night only into a secret cinema space screening local film-makers work along the theme 'The Secret Life of the City' . 


In September two of the HERE + NOW team, Jenny Humberstone and Liz Thomas, spoke at Architecture + Design Scotland's vacant spaces themed Pecha Kucha event at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow.   It was an inspiring night with speakers from all over the UK discussing their approaches to creatively addressing the issue of stalled or vacant urban spaces.

Sad you missed out? Don't worry! The lovely folk at A+DS recorded all the talks from the night. Take a peek at Liz's presentation about the Wasteland Collective and Jenny's talk on an outdoor cinema project 'Secret Cinema' in Australia below.