Prison art to be unveiled at the weekend
Release, the fifth annual Koestler Trust Scottish prison art exhibition, will be unveiled at Glasgow's Tramway on Saturday.
Each year the Koestler Awards attract hundreds of entries including paintings, drawings, creative writing and animation from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children's homes and community justice services across Scotland.
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This year's exhibition, sponsored by Creative Scotland, has been curated by young people from the Kibble Safe Centre in Paisley. The works for release have been selected from more than 900 Scottish entries for this year's Koestler Awards scheme.
The scheme has been run for more than 50 years by the UK's best known prison arts charity to promote artistic achievement in the criminal justice and secure sectors.
War through the eyes of artists
A look at the First World War through the eyes of two Scottish artists - one of whom served as an officer during the war - takes place at a major Edinburgh gallery next month.
The works by Adam Bruce Thomson and James Morrison are at the Scottish Gallery in Dundas Street from November 6 to November 30.
Guy Peploe, managing director of the Scottish Gallery, said: "The two exhibitions, taken in tandem, will provide a unique perspective on the war. Adam Bruce Thomson served during the conflict as an officer, and had to make use of materials that were to hand as he created images from the war that many will find touching."
Literary lunches are launched
Chris Agee, the Keith Wright Literary Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, has instituted a series of literary lunches in Glasgow.
The events, at Bar Gandolfi in Albion Street, begin tomorrow at 1pm with readings from Liz Lochhead and Rob McKenzie.
On October 13 the event will feature James Robertson and Andrew Greig. November 27 will feature Kirsty Logan and John Glenday and the event on December 4 will feature Mr Agee, John Burnside and Sandy Hutchison.