Evening of fine jazz and award celebrations
The red carpet is being rolled out this evening at Le Monde hotel in Edinburgh's George Street for the Scottish Jazz Awards 2013, which will be presented in the venue's Dirty Martini Club.
With the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to guitarist Jim Mullen and Services to Jazz gong to BBC producer Keith Loxam, the winners in 10 categories have still to be revealed, including the naming of the Best Album of 2013, selected by the public in an online poll.
The reception begins at 6.30pm, with a trio of pianist Brian Kellock, drummer Mario Caribe and drummer Mark Scobbie as the house band. The event kicks off a 7.30pm, with Herald readers who won tickets among the guests from Scotland's jazz world.
Award winners come to town
Two former winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year are guests of Linlithgow Arts Guild for a concert in Linlithgow Primary School on Saturday, November 2, featuring Czech music alongside a Mozart Sonata and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending.
Pianist Tom Poster, pictured, won the competition in 2000 and also took first prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2007.
Violinist Jennifer Pike played the Mendelssohn Concerto to win the 2002 BBC Young Musician title when she was just 12 years old and went on to make her Proms debut at 15. The pair will play Dvorak's Four Romantic Pieces and Nocturne in B.
Everyone knows artist's name
John Harrold, the illustrator of the Rupert the Bear stories for 35 years, has an exhibition of his work opening in his native Glasgow on Saturday.
Harrold, who was born in the city and studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art, now lives on the outskirts of Paris and has just published a new book for children, The Magic Stone. The exhibition, which runs until November 22 at the Roger BillCliffe Gallery, includes work from the new book alongside some classic Rupert drawings and sketches made for the Daily Express cartoon strip and the Rupert Bear annuals.
Playwright tells a good yarn
Sylvia Dow, formerly head of education at the Scottish Arts Council began a career as a playwright at the age of 70 and has already scored a success with A Beginning, A Middle and an End.
Now she has woven a new play, Threads, from the stories of women involved in knitting circles in the Borders. It will have a rehearsed reading at the Heart of Hawick Tower Mill on Tuesday October 29 at 7pm, under the auspices of Stellar Quines theatre company. The company has been awarded a £10,000 "All Our Stories" grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake the Knit Two Together (K2TOG) project - part of Luminate, Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival.