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Revamped theatre is to host awards

Revamped theatre is to host awards

Arts & Business Scotland has announced that the revamped Theatre Royal in Glasgow will be its venue for this year's award ceremony.

The building in Hope Street, home to Scottish Opera, will play host to the ceremony and after-party on October 24.

The theatre's construction work will be completed in time for the city's hosting of the Commonwealth Games this summer, although it was originally planned to unveil its new foyer in May.

Nominations for this year's Arts & Business Scotland awards closed yesterday.

l www.aandbscotland.org.uk

Painter takes classical line

The Scottish-based painter Charles Harris, an outspoken campaigner for traditional art, has written a book on the subject of Classical Art.

The Perthshire-based artist has published Trust Your Eye: An Illustrated History Of Painting, which features many colour plates of classical paintings with accompanying text by the landscape and portrait painter.

l www.charlesharris.co.uk

Sculptures on show at campus

Two impressive new sculptures can now be seen by visitors to the University of Stirling.

Where Is The 4th Dimension?, a piece created by Scottish sculptor Kate Thomson in Lasa marble on a black granite plinth, has been located outside the University's Cottrell Building.

A second piece - Bijin, by Thomson's partner artist Hironori Katagiri - is located in the Japanese sculpture courtyard at the University's Pathfoot Building. Bijin was inspired by a series of Japanese Ukiyoe portraits: it means "beautiful and elegant lady" in Japanese.

Both artists have created other works on show around the University's main Stirling campus.

l www.artcol.stir.ac.uk

Bonzai is set for launch CD

New Edinburgh jazz fusion band Bonzai Quartet launch its first CD, Lemon Soul Jelly Roll, at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on Thursday.

The band, led by guitarist Dan Abrahams, formed towards the end of last summer and has quickly grown from rehearsing scribbled notes on manuscript paper to playing regular gigs around Edinburgh. The group will be joined on Thursday by collaborator, up and coming singer Rianna Walcott. The music starts at 9pm.

l www.thejazzbar.co.uk

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