ONE of the north of England's most famous theatres is to stage a show at the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time.

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre is to stage Build a Rocket by Christopher York.

It will be seen at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh throughout August.

A one-woman show directed by the SJT’s Artistic Director Paul Robinson, it tells the story of Yasmin, played by Serena Manteghi (My Mother Said I Never Should, The Railway Children).

Mr Robinson said: “I couldn’t be more excited about this play, a stunning debut about a teenager from Scarborough who gets pregnant and decides to keep her baby.

“It doesn’t flinch from the issues."

'SHOW Me Your Glow', Ciara Phillips' exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio has broken the organisation's GI (Glasgow International art festival) attendance record.

During the nineteen days of the festival, 4260 people visited the gallery.

The two weeks of GI, the biannual festival of the visual arts, are often busy but the gallery said the figures are "unprecedented".

Official figures have yet to be released by the festival organisers, but it is anticipated that figures will be up across the board and across the city.

A NEW commission is being offered to young musicians, to be performed at the Blas Festival.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal, with Thorntons Investments, are offering the chance.

Its Chief Executive, Arthur Cormack, said: “We welcome financial support from Thorntons Investments and commend the company on its further collaboration following its sponsorship of the category we won at last year’s Gaelic Awards.

"Working together, we are delighted to offer a new commission for a young musician which will guarantee performances of the new music at Blas, as well as the opportunity to record the work, after the festival, to bring it to a wider audience."

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is looking for young musicians to put forward ideas for the new commission.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 21 May.