Two Linbury winners take theatre work
Two of the four winners of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013 have been assigned to work on a production with companies in Scotland. Ana Ines Jabares Pita, a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, will join the National Theatre of Scotland while Alexander Ruth, a graduate of the London College of Fashion, will work with the Dundee-based Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT). His placement will tie in with a major collaborative project between SDT and the V&A in Dundee, which will focus on the creative and practical sides of designing for the stage. The touring display of designs by all finalists is on show at Dundee's Bonar Hall until March 1.
Northern Roots acts revealed
The Northern Roots Festival has announced the programme for this year's event, which expands from its original home at Bogbain Farm into venues across Inverness from May 30 to June 1. Highland Sessions, at Eden Court Theatre on Saturday, May 31, features Transatlantic Sessions' most recent hit, singer Aoife O'Donovan, alongside the Highlands' own Rachel Sermanni and 2013 Mod gold medallist Robert Robertson with a group from Feis Rois and the Inverness Gaelic Choir. Other attractions include Bella Hardy, who won the Folk Singer of the Year title at the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, harmonica player Will Pound, Scots Americana band The Dirty Beggars, and singer-songwriter Blue Rose Code.