CREATIVE Scotland, the national cultural funding agency, has published, in draft form, its new plan for 2014-24, and made it open for feedback online. The document presents a draft version of its ambitions and priorities, and the final version will be published in April.
In particular, Creative Scotland would like comments on the sections dealing with Shared Vision, Our Purpose, Ten Year Ambitions and Connector Themes.
The current wording has been developed over the past few months, and the online consultation can be accessed until 5pm on Friday February 7.
Folk is back for Star sessions
THE Star Club resumes its weekly Tuesday sessions in the Admiral Bar, Glasgow, on February 11 following a break for Christmas and Celtic Connections.
Local vocal group Celtic Quines open the new programme followed by Canadian Dan McKinnon on February 18 and future attractions include well-established British folk scene personalities Archie Fisher, Vin Garbutt and Steve Tilston and one of the great guitar stylists, Michael Chapman, whose career has blossomed in his seventies through his association with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and the acclaimed reissue of his classic album Fully Qualified Survivor.
Youngsters sign up for jazz bill
CUPAR Blues and Beyond Club celebrate nine years of bringing a diverse array of live music to the Fife town on February 7 by presenting an ensemble drawn from Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra and top Scottish blues band Blues 'n' Trouble in a double bill at Elmwood College as part of Fife Jazz and Blues Festival.
Hall & Oates set for 80s festival
DARYL HALL & John Oates make a rare return to Scotland this summer to headline the fourth Rewind Festival of 1980s pop music to be held at Scone Palace, Perth on Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. Co-headlining the festival is Billy Ocean and also confirmed are The Boomtown Rats, Heaven 17, The Sugarhill Gang, Jimmy Somerville, 10cc, ABC, and Blancmange. Many more 1980s stars are promised.