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Artists donate their work for cancer funds

Artists donate their work for cancer funds

About 80 of Scotland's most collectable artists, including Muriel Barclay, Gerard Burns, Marion Drummond, pictured, and Glen Scouller, have donated work to a fundraising exhibition called Art for Care.

The exhibition for Marie Curie Cancer Care will take place from May 11 to 14 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Organisers are aiming to raise £20,000 and if this target is reached, the cash will provide more than 1000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care in the west of Scotland.

Many of the artists have a personal interest in the charity, including Marion Drummond, who recently lost her best friend to cancer.

She said: "We were lucky to receive help from Marie Curie nurses, who were with us when we sorely needed them."

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Folk stars for club sessions

Glasgow's Live at the Star folk club continues its weekly Tuesday sessions in the basement of The Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street with Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, England-based singer, songwriter and "DADGAD" guitar authority Sarah McQuaid on April 29, Canadian singer of original and traditional songs Eileen McGann on May 6, and club favourite, singer-guitarist Flossie Malavialle on May 13.

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Brass brothers to cast a spell

Chicago horn octet Hypnotic Brass Ensemble return to Scotland as part of the siblings' Bad Boys of Jazz tour that trails the forthcoming documentary Brothers Hypnotic, showing their lives from growing up as the sons of jazz musician Phil Cohran to touring the world, working with Damon Albarn, and bringing hip hop into their brass chorales through recordings with Mos Def, Childish Gambino and Q-Tip. They play Oran Mor, Glasgow on Wednesday May 14 and the Caves, Edinburgh on May 16.

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Reflections on French fantasy

Edinburgh College of Art graduate Kristian Smith, pictured, is the latest artist to show in the airy rooms of the French Institute in Edinburgh's Randolph Crescent. Impressionism is a show of photography and collage that is the fruit of the artist's residency in Clermont Ferrand and reflects on fantasy and projection, with particular inspiration from novelist Emile Zola and French pop star Claude Francois, whose Comme d'Habitude became Frank Sinatra's My Way after Paul Anka had added English lyrics.

The exhibition runs until Saturday May 10 and can be visited between 9.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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