SCOTTISH BALLET's version of The Crucible will open the Edinburgh International Festival's dance programme in 2019.

As part of its 2019/20 season, Scottish Ballet announced the production, a world premiere, as well as another premiere, chief executive Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen in Winter 2019.

The 50th anniversary season receives its opening in the Highlands, at Eden Court in Inverness on Thursday 28 March with Spring!, a double bill of Sophie Laplane’s world premiere Dextera and Elite Syncopations choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

The company will also present its second Digital Season in 2019, with a series of "commissioned films, live streams and virtual reality experiences" including the work of the company’s first digital artist in residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom.

Scottish Ballet has also launched 'Five in Five' which aims to stage five new full-length ballets in five years.

Arthur Miller's classic play will be turned into a new ballet with choreography by Helen Pickett and a new musical score from Peter Salem, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

The ballet will receive its world premiere at Edinburgh’s Playhouse, opening the Edinburgh International Festival dance programme in 2019.

The ballet will then tour to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness in September and October 2019.

To mark the anniversary, Scottish Ballet is inviting the public to submit a wish, and five will "come true".

The judging panel will be Susan Calman, Fred MacAulay, Dame Darcey Bussell, Christopher Hampson, Janice Forsyth and Principal Dancer Christopher Harrison.

Mr Hampson said: "Scottish Ballet forged new ground in 1969, and we continue to promote Scotland’s pioneering spirit in everything that we do.

"We embrace our 50th anniversary with an unprecedented programme of new work, affirming our commitment to be one of the most daring dance companies in the world."

DEVERON Projects, an arts organisation based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, is to organise a "People's Vote" march on October 20.

It will coincide with the People’s March Vote in London as part of a programme of events "exploring how we can prepare locally in the run up to Brexit."

Claudia Zeiske, director of the arts organisation, said: "Building on Aberdeenshire's stance as the first council region in Scotland to back a 'People's Vote' on the final terms of Brexit, we wanted to add our voice to the debate.

"Over the years we have been inviting artists from across the world to come and live and work in Huntly looking at local issues from an international perspective.

"By holding the Huntly march at the same time as the event in London we want to link local issues with those being raised nationally.

"This is one of our last chances to voice a demand for further debate before 29/03/2019 and we hope people will join us for debate and demonstration."

THIS winter Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) will be showing two new commissions by Glasgow-based artists Lorna Macintyre and Margaret Salmon.

Pieces of You Are Here will mark Scottish artist Lorna Macintyre’s first solo exhibition in a major UK institution in which she will debut a new body of work commissioned specifically for Gallery 2 at DCA.

A focal point for these works will be an archaeological artefact now housed at the McManus museum in Dundee: a small terracotta tile excavated from the nearby Carpow Roman Fort in Abernethy that bears a pawprint by a dog, who, centuries ago, walked across this clay surface as it was drying.

Margaret Salmon, a Glasgow-based American artist and filmmaker, will present a new moving image work and installation titled Hole, commissioned specifically for Gallery 1 at DCA.

At the heart of this exhibition will be a "new 16mm work that uses a female erotic gaze to look for places where love might be found in contemporary life and to explore what might constitute supporting, loving relationships today."

Eoin Dara, Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts said: "I feel hugely privileged to be working with both Lorna and Margaret this year to develop new works for our galleries at DCA.

"In her remarkable film work Margaret somehow manages to capture and convey complex human feelings and states of being that we would otherwise think of as undocumentable moments of intimacy and tenderness.

"Lorna, on the other hand, in her photographic and sculptural work, is able to take our everyday surroundings and objects that might be thought of as unremarkable or mundane and suffuse them with such emotional intensity and poetic grandeur that they become irrevocably transformed before our eyes."