News in Brief
The Scottish Government’s ‘One Scotland’ campaign RoAR (Rock Against Racism) campaign kicks off this fortnight with local lads Franz Ferdinand, who’ll be heading to the Scottish Borders for a special RoAR gig in Selkirk’s Victoria Hall on Wed 17 Jun. For the chance to support Franz Ferdinand and other major acts in 2009, log onto www.rockagainstracism.info
A Group of up and coming Scottish artists from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, have been given the opportunity to work as gallery assistants during the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, after receiving professional development bursaries. They will appear alongside visual artist Martin Boyce until November.
Always ones to do their bit for the environment, T in the Park heads have created a list of Green T Top Tips. View them at www.tinthepark.com/greent.
People across the UK have selected islands off the west coast of Scotland as the perfect spot for a British island escape in a recent YouGov survey listing various island escapes around Britain. From a sample of adults from across the UK, 14% chose the islands including Arran, Skye, Islay and Mull.
Youth music project the Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle is coming to Glasgow to offer some of the city’s finest young songwriters, bands and ensembles the chance to arrange, record and perform their own music accompanied by a dream team of session musicians from all over the UK. The Swindle is looking for local musicians aged between 16 and 25. See www.rocknrollswindle.org.uk
Finally, with the Edinburgh Moonwalk fast approaching, there’s still time to do your bit for charity. In a bid to raise funds, Sparkle in the City will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Fri 26 Jun. We’re offering readers of The List £10 off advance tickets (normally £25). All proceeds support breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is behind Edinburgh’s MoonWalk. See www.list.co.uk/offers and select Sparkle in the City.