A NEW festival will feature an intimate live gig of original songs and Big Country covers from Kirsten Adamson, the daughter of the band’s former lead singer, Stuart, who died in 2001.

Pics n Mix will also host the world premiere of a new vision of music TV, late-night dance sessions from Ramrock Records’s Joseph Malik and Daniel Walls (aka Digital Liquid), DJ Miss World and live poetry and rap from Intercultural Youth Scotland.

The three-day event will see live music, cinema, theatre and conversation at Leith’s Biscuit Factory from November 19-21.

Other highlights include an archive screening of Lucy Enfield’s 1993 short documentary The X In Scotland, examining the influence of Malcolm X in Scotland, followed by a Q&A hosted by Intercultural Youth Scotland with co-writer and musician Malik and poet and performer Kokumo Rocks.

There will also be a live concert from Sean Logan and a showing of the 2021 Bafta-nominated Leith-shot short film Harmonic Spectrum, which follows Logan as he uses the piano to navigate life on the autistic spectrum.

Scottish rave culture movie Beats will be screened before the world premiere of Callum Easter’s Saturday Night Variety Show which was filmed in Edinburgh and is a vision of how music TV could be “if powered by absinthe, love and self-disgust”.

Edinburgh’s queer history and future will be discussed by Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr, the founders of the city’s first LGBTQ+ bookshop Lavender Menace. The talk will be accompanied by an archive screening of STV’s 1983 documentary Coming Out about gay life in Scotland and a live spoken word performance by Gray Crosbie.

There will also be a screening of the BBC documentary Choose Life, which examines Edinburgh during the decade the city had the unenviable title of the Aids capital of Europe. It will be followed by a Q&A with the production team.

Actor Tallulah Grieves will introduce a special screening of the riotous coming-of-age movie Our Ladies as it follows a group of Catholic school girls who visit Edinburgh from Fort William for the first time for a choir competition.

On the last day there will be a family-friendly screening of the animated fantasy film Oran Na Mara in Gaelic, with English subtitles.

There will also be an archive screening of the ever-popular 1988 documentary Leithers.