Games, Arts & Community
This video is part of a series of PlayAway Conversations with people working outside of the games sector about games, creativity and the crossovers between real-world and online environments.
with Kate Wimpress & Genevieve Kay-Gourley, from North Edinburgh Arts
Kate Wimpress is the Director of North Edinburgh Arts and Chair of Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF).
Genevieve Kay-Gourley is the Depute Director of North Edinburgh Arts.
North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) is a purpose built cultural centre offering local residents a place to relax, explore, learn, meet, volunteer and have fun. Our award winning venue incorporates two studios, a 96 seat theatre, recording studio, gallery, offices and a café with children’s play area leading onto a large garden. It is loved by the local community attracting over 34,000 visits last year.
Over 30 hours of creative activities are on offer each week, most with a family focus, alongside a wide range of other events such as exhibitions, dance shows, circus skills workshops, community theatre, poetry readings and film clubs. We are also home to Muirhouse Link Up and Tinderbox Orchestra.
Through partnership working and ongoing local and city consultation the award-winning centre, opened in 2002 acts as the cultural centre of the community, providing a safe, enjoyable and creative environment for people of all ages to relax and develop within.