Around Town Hitlist
Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Try not to get your pencils in a twist at the peek-a-boo burlesque life drawing classes. There are prizes for the best picture, and your charming hosts Lucille Burn and the splendidly-named Rufus T Farenheit will keep things running smoothly.
The Arches, Sun 23 Aug
Late Summer Yard Sale and Cafe Aww
Lovely little jumble sale and local craft artist fair with an indoor cafe and the equally lovely Half My Heart Beats club DJs providing sweetly twee tuneage. Organised by The Littlest Birds, which is also a lovely name. Loveliness all round, really.
Albany Centre, Ashley Street, Sun 23 Aug
The Other Boleyn Girl author talks about her newest novel, The White Queen, which charts the life of an ambitious woman in space in 2525. Only joking. It’s set during the War of the Roses.
Mitchell Theatre, Fri 21 Aug
The Peat Cutter’s Ball
Traditional ceilidh (you can kind of tell by the name, really) in aid of Leukaemia Research.
St Andrew’s in the Square, Mon 24 Aug
Novelist McIlvanney The Younger (yes, he’s William’s son) launches his debut novel, The Colours of the Town, a thriller set in the political worlds of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mitchell Theatre, Thu 27 Aug