Farthest Shore to gets its Scots premiere
The Edinburgh Royal Choral Union will perform the Scots premiere of a new oratorio by Aberdeen-based composer Paul Mealor at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
The Farthest Shore will also feature soprano Emily Mitchell, baritone Jerely Huw Williams and the NYCoS Edinburgh Choir under the baton of Michael Bawtree, and has a libretto based on a Celtic tale from Anglesey.
Also in the programme will be Britten's Rejoice The Lamb, in the composer's centenary year, and the well-loved Faure Requiem.
It is on November 9. Tickets available from the Usher Hall box office and at the door.
Boy on run tale wins film award
Scotland's Africa In Motion Film Festival, which runs until Sunday, has announced the winner of its sixth Short Film competition.
The contest encourages young filmmaking talent with a cash prize of £1000 from sponsors Buni TV and The Africa Channel. Five films were shortlisted, comprising a diverse and captivating collection of work from across the continent.
The winner is My Shoes, directed by Tunisian filmmaker Anis Lassoued, a semi-animated film that transports the audience into the dream world of a nine-year-boy who loves to run.
Station tribute to Kindertransport
Suitcase is a site-specific theatre piece created to commemorate the anniversary of the Kindertransport that rescued many Jewish children during the Second World War.
Devised by Ros Merkin and produced by her sister Jane, whose mother was one of the first to escape from Vienna in 1938, it premiered at Liverpool Street Station, London, on the 70th anniversary of the first trains arriving in Britain.
Over a period of 18 months more than 9500 children were saved from almost certain death. Very few saw their parents again.
To mark the 75th anniversary, the promenade show is on a UK tour, starting with three performances at Central Station, Glasgow, on November 12.