News in brief
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns to the capital, Wed 25 Oct-Sun 5 Nov. This year, the new Storytelling Centre provides the focus for the festival, whose theme ‘Across the Water’ celebrates Scotland and Ireland’s heritage of story, music and song. www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com.
The festive season may seem like a long way off, but party-lovers can book tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2006/7 from Sat Oct 7. The line-up of bands and musicians will be announced throughout October. www.edinburgh
Dance fever is sweeping across Glasgow thanks to a new website. www.danceinthecity.
com provides up to the minute information for all those wishing to watch, learn or teach dance at all levels. The site also provides news and discussion boards for those working within the dance community.
Glasgow’s Briggait, a former fishmarket in the Merchant City, is to be transformed into one of the largest resources for visual artists in the UK. The building will house visual arts organisations, including Wasps Artists’ Studios and Glasgow Sculpture Studios, provide space for 250 working artists, and be open to the public daily.