Category Archives: Events

Royal Observatory show: ‘Apollo 21: Lost Among Stars’


It’s 1975 and the Apollo programme – the golden age of space travel – is coming to an end. Tara Beckett is boarding Apollo 21, a dream come true. But soon after reaching orbit, the mission is thrown into jeopardy. Lost, alone, and running out of air, will she make it back to Earth or is she destined to wander between worlds forever? Performed by an ensemble cast, Illicit Ink Skyground explores the beauty, hostility and wonder of the cosmos through touching, funny and scientific storytelling.

Presented by Illicit Ink and the Royal Observatory  on Wednesday 15th April at 7pm. Tickets must be booked in advance via the Edinburgh International Science Festival Website.

Illicit Ink Skyground: The Company We Keep

It’s Christmas. Cheer is in the air, snow is on the ground, and the great recession claims another victim. A company you’ve never heard of – and will not miss – is being forced to close its doors, to say goodbye to the memos, the clients and the deadlines.

All that’s left is to pack up the boxes and ring in the holidays with the final office gathering. But is there a chance for survival after all? Or will this party be its final act? Will they get to say goodbye, say their piece, or say nothing at all to this dysfunctional motley crew?

Join Illicit Ink for a sinister story of capitalism, corruption and office romance gone awry.

Illicit Ink Goes to Glasgow for a night of comedic confessions

Do you have a dirty little secret? These writers certainly do. Combining spoken word, storytelling and stand-up, this event will see our performers reveal shameful secrets, unearth forgotten embarrassments and maybe – just maybe – own up to some sinister deeds. They can tell any stories they like – as long as they’re true. It’ll be funny, it’ll be frank and it might well prove a little frightening.

So, come along to Glasgow and hear professional liars telling the truth for one night only!