Edinburgh’s Playtime jazz session has announced three August promotions as part of its host venue, the Outhouse in Broughton Street Lane’s Fringe programme. Guitarist Graeme Stephen presents his original score to the classic 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari on August 16 at 7pm. Canadian drummer Chris Wallace returns to his former base to guest with Playtime regulars, saxophonist Martin Kershaw, bassist Mario Caribe and Graeme Stephen in a celebration of the music of legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter on August 23 at 7pm. The final session features the Playtime house quartet interpreting classics from the Great American Songbook on August 25 at 9pm.


The international students competing in the Dare to be Digital scheme have arrived in Dundee to prepare for Scotland’s biggest video games festival.

Dare ProtoPlay is held as the finale of Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital game design competition, which this year sees 16 teams of students building games at their home universities. The students then travel to Dundee to show their games to the public, with three winning teams picked as the exclusive nominees for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, a prize which can only be won by entering Dare to be Digital.

Last year’s Dare ProtoPlay festival attracted over 13,000 people across four days. The BAFTA Ones to Watch winners will be announced at the British Academy Games Awards early in 2016. Dare ProtoPlay runs from August 13-16 in Dundee’s Caird Hall and City Square. The festival is free.

There is also the opportunity for children aged 8-14 to play, judge and score the Dare games as junior judges.


The leading Fringe venue Summerhall is flying the Greek flag.

The owner and founder of the venue, Robert McDowell, said flying the flag over the former university building was a signal of solidarity with Greece and its people.

He said: “Summerhall is flying the Greek flag during this festival as an expression of love and solidarity for the people of Greece, where theatre, democracy and the idea of Europe originates."