Man and the machine
Visual artist Matt Patinson, aka Culprit, who suppiled the artwork for The List’s feature on artists with interesting day jobs a few issues back, is putting on a show of screenprints at the new Hula juice bar/gallery in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket this fortnight. If you don’t have time to drop in for a spot of art accomanied by smoothie cocktails, feel free to drop by Pattinson’s website, www.culpritart.blogspot.com
Hula Juice Bar, West Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Fri 29 Jun, 6pm.
• As part of Scotland’s campaign for good health, the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust is to hold Scotland’s largest yog health workshop at Glasgow’s SECC. The six-day event, to be held from Thursday 19-Tuesday 24 July, will be led by world-renowned yog practitioner Swami Ramdev Ji (pictured) and will involve a series of ‘pranayam’ (systematic breathing techniques) combined with yog asana postures that are suitable for all ages and abilities and can lead to reduced stress levels, improved circulation, healthier joints and enhanced energy, concentration and flexibility. For further information and to reserve tickets, please see www.secc.co.uk or contact the box office on 0870 040 4000.
• This year’s Big Word Summer Slam takes place on Thursday 21 June at The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh’s Chambers Street. The evening’s programme, which features 25 poets battling their way through heats, semis and the final to be crowned the Big Word Slam Champ, is hosted by Jenny Lindsay with special guests William Douglas and Milton Balgoni. Doors open at 7.30pm with the Slam taking place from 8-11pm. Tickets are a snip at £5 (£4 concession).
• Calling all record diggers! Edinbrillo is a special event aimed at those who love to scour charity shops and car boots in search of the vinyl jackpot. The free event takes place at Edinburgh’s Southern Bar on Saturday 30 June, from 7pm-1am, and allows vinyl collectors to play their recent aquisitions with no genre boundaries or musical boundaries in place. Suffice to say, as all music will be spun on vinyl, most of it is likely to hail from the 60s and 70s. Among the cream of the Scottish digging fraternity will be Mr Divine and Craig from club night Modern Lovers, Colin Hero from Headspin, and all the way from Australia (via Japan), DJ Sheep. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
• Lulu, at Edinburgh’s Tigerlily, plays host to a special charity club night called Iglu on Saturday 30 June. The event is hoping to attract 300 clubbers to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tickets are £10, which includes one free raffle ticket. With all DJs, venue and prizes being donated all money raised on the night goes to the Marie Curie Hospice in the capital’s Fairmilehead.
• There’s still time for music lovers to take advantage of Knockengorroch’s Early Bird ticket offer for The Hairth festival, which takes place from Friday 14-Sun 16 September and features such bands as The Herbaliser, Aberfeldy and Bombskare, playing in a natural amphitheatre in the Scottish Borders. These reduced price advance tickets are available throughout June at £55, £50 and £27. This offer extends to Wednesday 4 July for List readers. Full price tickets will set you back £60, £55 for a concession or £30 for 11-16 year olds while under 11s go free. All tickets are available online from www.knockengorroch.org.uk or from the festival box office on 01644 460 662.
• Save the Children have launched a DVD entitled Unjust Treatment, which seeks to highlight the horrors facing young people seeking asylum who are detained in Dungavel and other UK detention centres. The film was researched, scripted and filmed by a group of young people who were all personally affected by the issue, conducting the interviews with children and their parents about their distressing detention experiences. Susan Fisher, Save the Children’s Assistant Programme Director said, ‘Save the Children is again calling for the detention of children who have sought safety in Britain to end. The DVD is a part of our long running campaign to end the detention of children. Detention is no place for a child.’ For further information and to view the film visit www.savethechildren.org.uk/caris