1 OUR very own Eddi Reader, popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other artists’ records, is doing a gig today at Fringe by the Sea at North Berwick.

Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

For tickets visit www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/fringe-by-the-sea-2021/eddi-reader-1

2 GENE Loves Jezebel embark on their 40th Anniversary UK Tour! Even bigger than the last tour, when the band released Dance Underwater, their first studio album of new material in 15 years. Fans can expect to hear all the classic GLJ songs plus a few from the critically acclaimed new album too.

On their last tour they wowed audiences both sides of the continent and live, they are seriously on fire, so make a date with destiny and be part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations! Venue: 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh. This Thursday, August 19.

3 A “NEW look” innovative EIFF set to deliver in person events in Edinburgh and beyond with indoor and outdoor cinema experiences alongside online festival screenings celebrating film’s ability to... read more on Edinburgh International Film Festival at www.edfilmfest.org.uk

4 BIG Gary Little, in my opinion Scotland’s finest male comedian, is doing a run at the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show Unprecedented. He’s on at the Beehive Inn, Grassmarket, and if you’ve seen big Gary before then you will know what a great night it will be. If you’ve never seen this outstanding performer then you’re in for a major treat. I wouldn’t miss a show, my tickets are already booked, the man is a born raconteur. For more information and to buy tickets head over to www.tickets.edfringe.com, dates available up until August 30 but selling like hot cakes. I had to book during the week!

5 A FAMILY sports and outdoor adventure festival showcasing sports competitions, adventure experiences and exploring STEM through exercise, the Energy Festival at Scone Palace promises to be a great day out for all the family. Today, tickets £10. Read more at www.ents24.com/festival/energy-festival/6232420

6 THE Festival Players Theatre Company is a professional theatre company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare. For its 35th Year, Festival Players International brings you Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, the thirst for all things Tudor has never waned in popular culture. This Wednesday, August 18, 7pm at RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross. Follow the charismatic King Henry in this stirring tale of leadership, bravery, humour, and love – two hours of exhilarating entertainment for a summer’s evening.

Please come dressed for all weathers, bring your own seating, picnic blankets, food and drinks. Portaloo toilets are available on site. Tickets from £8 are a available at www.crbo.ticketsolve.com/shows/873618384

7 SKERRYVORE represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, and they are doing a gig at Blair Atholl. The band have a growing fanbase and this gig will be really popular. Entrance is free and it is first come, first served but tickets are required. Children welcome. The venue will be closed from 6.00pm to 7.00pm for a sound check – so head on over to Food in the Park. Doors will open at 7.00pm for ticket holders only. Friday, August 20, 19:00–23:00.