Cromaphilia: Steff Norwood, Bernie Reid, Ragnar Jónasson has opened at the Patricia Fleming Projects gallery in Glasgow.

It is a group exhibition bringing together three artists who employ a bright colour palette in their work.

They use materials such as industrial car paint, dyes and spray paint.

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Steff Norwood is based in Glasgow. He graduated with a degree in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007.

He is founder of the Old Jail in the east end of Glasgow, known for its house parties in the 90’s and art exhibitions in the 2000’s.

Bernie Reid, along with designer Beca Lipscombe and fine artist Lucy McKenzie formed Atelier E.B. an art-based interiors company. He is based in Edinburgh.

Ragnar Jonasson, born in Reykjavik, Iceland is based in Glasgow. He graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2006 and an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2008.

www.patriciaflemingprojects.co.uk

KATE Bush’s hit song, Wuthering Heights, was voted as Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book or poem, in a vote for Book Week Scotland, which ended yesterday.

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity which runs Book Week Scotland, announced that Wuthering Heights, the 1978 Number One, had been voted the winner with 17% of the total votes.

Motorcycle Emptiness by Manic Street Preachers was voted second place with 8% of the overall public vote.

The song was inspired by Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton.

In third place, with 6% of the overall vote, is White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, which references Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Selkirk band, Frightened Rabbit, also made the Top 10, in joint-tenth place, with Backyard Skulls, inspired by crime writer Christopher Brookmyre’s Where the Bodies are Buried.

Members of the public were encouraged to submit their favourite book and poetry inspired songs via social media and the Scottish Book Trust website.

This longlist was then evaluated by a panel who helped reduce the submissions into a ‘Top 40’ playlist. The panel consisted of Sarah Mason, Saltire Society Programme Director; Kirsty Baird, Sing in the City Founder and Musical Director; and Nyla Ahmad, Book Week Scotland Young Programmer.

www.scottishbooktrust.com

'S E Nollaig a th' ann (It’s Christmas) is a new Gaelic Christmas song recorded by Làn Chomais, a rock band of pupils from Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld.

Làn Chomais, all of whom are the product of tuition from Fèis Lannraig a Tuath, was formed in March 2017 this year.

Kevin Rodgers who is a Gaelic teacher at the school, has been mentoring the young musicians and, with support from North Lanarkshire Council and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, helped them make their first recording in time for the Christmas market.

He said: "Làn Chomais are very hopeful the track will enter the Scottish download charts, and highlight to the whole of Scotland that Gaelic is as relevant in North Lanarkshire as it is in any other part of the country."

’S e Nollaig a th’ ann by Làn Chomais will be available on ITunes, Amazon, Google and Spotify from December 7.

www.feisean.org