EDINBURGH's Greek Film Festival will run at the Filmhouse from December 1-6.

It begins on December 1 with Amerika Square/Plateia Amerikis, directed by Yannis Sakaridis.

It is followed by Medea Louder Than My Thought by Nikos Grammatikos, The Story of the Green Line by Panikos Chrysanthou, Beneath the Olive Tree, a documentary narrated by Olympia Dukakis, Lines by Vassilis Mazomenos and Food for Love by Marianna Economou.

There are price reductions if you buy three or six festival tickets.

The festival has been running since 2001.


THE Edinburgh International Book Festival is to hold an event to take place in January 2018 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Muriel Spark.

Muriel Spark: Crème de la Crème will feature readings and performances from Spark’s body of work, as well as personal stories from friends, leading authors and other special guests.

As part of Muriel Spark 100 and the Book Festival’s Booked! Programme of events, Muriel Spark: Crème de la Crème will take place on January 31 at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

Crème de la Crème will explore the life and work of the author who wrote 22 novels, including the renowned The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

The literary critic and author of Appointment in Arezzo, Alan Taylor and Rosemary Goring, Herald Literary Editor and adapter of Far Cry from Kensington for radio, will guide the audience through the life of this most unconventional of writers.

For the first time since 1963, Spark’s play Doctors of Philosophy will be presented on stage through performed extracts, directed by the Lyceum’s Artistic Director, David Greig.


Phil Cunningham has announced he will be performing six shows in Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh with a group of fellow artist for Christmas.

He will be joined by Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker, Kris Drever, Ian Carr and Kevin McGuire along with a special guest Brass Band.

Cunningham's Christmas Songbook will go to Stirling's Albert Hall, Perth's Concert Hall, Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Edinburgh's Queen's Hall for two nights.


The Fiesta x FOLD will be a new festival that will take place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park next year.

The event which will take place on June 30 and July 31, 2018, will feature Nile Rodgers and Chic.

The venue will be able to hold up to 10,000 and in addition to the main stage.

Ricky Scoular and Brian Traynor, Promoters of The Fiesta x FOLD said: "Music is undoubtedly a huge part of the festival but The Fiesta x FOLD will be so much more. This will be reflected in our food offering and also in some other exciting event plans that we will be sharing over the coming weeks."

Tickets are on sale.