FORTY artists have come together for the first Wasps Christmas market – and marking the 40th anniversary of Scotland’s artist studios.

It includes work by silversmith Hamish Dobbie, glasswork from Cressa McLaren, textiles by Morag Macpherson, and illustrations by Suzi Plunkett.

There will also be original prints, ceramics, paintings, felt work, batik, leather accessories, photography and weaving.

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The Wasps Artist and Makers Market takes place in the Briggait building in Glasgow, on 10 December from 11am to 4pm

The stallholders come from Wasps studios in different parts of Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Irvine, Dundee and Kirkcudbright.

Wasps is holding a year of celebrations, from April 2017 to May 2018, to celebrate its first 40 years and the growth it has had in that time.

Wasps provides studio space for more than 800 tenants in studios as far apart as Shetland and The Borders

Wasps stands for Workshop and Artists’ Studio Provision Scotland Ltd. It was established in 1977.

THE team behind Aberdeen Art Centre's Cabaret is to return with a new production of the Broadway musical, Company, with support from Aberdeen City Council.

Oliver Savile (Wicked, Phantom of The Opera); Anita Louise Combe (Gypsy, Chicago); and Ashleigh Gray lead the cast this new production.

Company has music and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth.

Its songs include Marry Me A Little, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, Another Hundred People, and Being Alive.

Sondheim has described Company as the first musical in which he found his voice.

Directed by Aberdeen born Derek Anderson, who directed the sell-out success of Cabaret and The Pillowman, Company will play a limited season from 1 to 10 February 2018.

SCOTTISH Youth Theatre have unveiled their 2017 performance – Tommy and the Snowbird.

The show is devised by the cast and is directed by Scottish Youth Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mary McCluskey.

Tommy and the Snowbird feature’s songs, theatre and "festive magic."

The cast are Jai Sharma (Tommy), Rachel Still (Snowbird, Tommy’s mum) and Michael Dallas (Brian, the Man on the Moon)

Tommy and the Snowbird is performed at Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court in Glasgow.

Performances run on selected days until 30 December and ticket prices start at £6

HUE And Cry have released the new single ‘Let Her Go’ from their recently released 14th studio album ‘Pocketful Of Stones’, on Blairhill Records.

The song is a ballad featuring guest vocals from singer Pat Kane’s daughter Eleanor.

It is one of two songs on the new record to be written in tribute to Eleanor.

He said: “This is a story song, very specifically about getting her into her “first flat in London”, for her first year at stage and dance school there, and all the pounding fatherly emotions it raised in me.”