Royal Tattoo with behind the scenes extras
The DVD of this year's Royal Edinburgh tattoo has been released and is now available at the Tattoo Shop in Edinburgh's Market Street, from other retailers, and direct from the Tattoo website. This year's event was the 64th on the espalande of Edinburgh Castle and as well as the perennial vast assembly of massed pipes and drums, it included musicians and dancers from Korea, Mexico, Mongolia and New Zealand. The 98-minute recording is narrated by actor Bill Paterson and includes behind the scenes footage among the extras not previously broadcast.
Kid Congo Powers' date
The ever-dapper Kid Congo Powers, erstwhile of The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave's Bad Seeds, has announced a Scottish date at Glasgow's venerable Nice'n'Sleazy venue in Sauchiehall Street on Tuesday November 26. Appearing with The Pink Monkeybirds, who are regularly as nattily attired and attuned to his specific brand of sleazy garage rock, the quartet will perform selections from recent In The Red label release Haunted Head, which includes tracks in tribute to Susan Tyrell and Phyllis Diller.
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Apply now for arts foundation
Fine art students studying anywhere in the UK are invited to apply for the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize, administered by Newcastle's Northumbria University and established last year by Wee Teng Woon, a law graduate from the university. He now lives in Singapore but maintains strong links with north-east England.
The winner of the £20,000 prize has the use of a studio in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, and is selected by a panel chaired by Scots artist and Baltic professor Christine Borland.
Last year's winner was Holly Hendry of London's Slade School of Art and entrants this year should submit a current CV, up to eight images of recent work, and application form, which includes a 500 word statement outlining their reasons for wishing to become a Woon Foundation Fellow.
There is a £10 entry fee.