Referencing Russia's rich heritage of folk tales, the books follow young hero Danny, who becomes aide-de-camp to the low-flying Granny in her struggles with various demonic and fantastical foes. After a first book set in London, the second moved to the Scottish capital and its magic festival, and tomorrow's talk, starting at 7pm and under the auspices of the Scotland-Russia Forum, will reveal details of the third in the series.
The RSNO's principal cello Aleksei Kiseliov, above, is the featured soloist in the latest concert by one of the country's newest orchestras on Wednesday, September 18. Kiseliov plays the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the London Firebird Orchestra, under the baton of Edward Farmer, at St Paul's Covent Garden in a programme that also includes Smetana and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Wildlife artist Jonathan Sainsbury has a show of new work at St Serf's Church in Comrie as part of Perthshire Open Studios, which runs until Sunday. As well as original works, prints and postcards are available in an exhibition that is being used by the church as an opportunity to open its doors to the community. It is venue number 91 on the Green Route of the Perthshire Open Studios trail and open from 10am to 5pm today, 10am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday.