Scottish Ballet gift archive to Glasgow University Library - News in brief

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The West End Fair, Scotland’s largest Art Craft and Design fair is returning to Edinburgh. Over 100 makers, artists and designers will sell their own work including wood, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, fashion, accessories, glass, metal, mixed media, art and photography. St Johns Church will host the fair between the 8 and 30 August; entry to the event is free.

In anticipation of their upcoming 40th Anniversary celebrations in September, the Scottish Ballet has gifted over 700 boxes of archive material to Glasgow University Library, including photographs dating back to 1969 intended to leave their mark on Scottish culture.

Balloch pub The Tullie Inn’s annual Folk Festival is set to include winners of the Glasgow’s Got Talent competition, ‘Celtic Spirit’ will take to the Tullie’s stage on Friday 24 Jul at 9.30pm.`

After a 100% increase in attendance last year, The Festival of Spirituality and Peace (FoSP) is back this year and hoping to build on their success. The theme for this year is ‘The Call of Home’ and is aiming to re-store the festival ethos of using diverse ranges of art and culture as a platform for peace and reconciliation.

Musical lovers should be happy to hear that Les Miserables, the world’s longest running musical, will be back in town next April as part of their anniversary celebration. The show will play at the Playhouse with Gareth Gates as Marius. Based on Vistor Hugo’s 1862 novel, Les Mis is one of the most performed musicals of all time, boasting a roster of hits including ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘On My Own’.

Holyrood Park is set to take a step back in time as The Historic Scotland Ranger Service organises the Hutton and A’ That tours from Fri 24–Mon 27 July, in line with the 2009 Year of Homecoming. Visitors are offered a chance to find out how poets, authors, kings and scientists were influenced by the ancient royal park. Walks are £3 per person; call for details on 0131 652 8150.


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