Month: April 2014

The Great Pretender

Chrissie Hynde has been a Pretender for over 35 years, selling 25 million records and scoring eight top 10 hits, including two number ones. So why now, over 40 years since she moved to London from Ohio in a bid to follow her artistic dreams, has one of the most iconic female rock stars decided to release an album, entitled Stockholm, under her own name?  “It’s because I’ve been asked about it for 30 years and I thought ‘you know what – f*ck it’. Every time I put a Pretenders album out people say ‘it’s just you, isn’t it?...

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Tradfest 2014 – Traditional Scottish Culture. Live.

As the world casts their ‘aye’ over Scotland in the build up to the independence referendum, TradFest celebrates the revival of Celtic arts and Scottish cultural traditions In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, TradFest returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottishtraditional, Gaelic and folk arts.  Scotland will welcome the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games and TradFest is delighted to be part of the celebrations showcasing traditional Scottish culture, live. Rooted in the past yet intrinsically connected to the present TradFest takes...

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Hitting The Pedal With Brian Johnson

As lead singer in AC/DC, Brian Johnson is used to dangerous, high-octane rock n roll music (not to mention the lifestyle that goes with it). But the Gateshead born 64-year-old also gets his hazardous kicks from his other love - speed racing vintage sports cars. When Freeview channel Quest approached Brian Johnson to make a series, Cars That Rock, about his relationship with four wheels, he positively jumped at the chance. “They came over to see me in Arizona and we went for coffee and the producer asked if I’d like to do a six part series on cars....

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The New Moon! All the fun of The MoonWalk Scotland, in just 6.55 miles!

You’ve heard of The MoonWalk Scotland - Edinburgh’s iconic night-time fundraising event, organised by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk. But did you know that The MoonWalk now has a 6.55 mile Power Walking challenge - the New Moon? On Saturday 7th June, thousands of people wearing brightly decorated bras will Power Walk through Edinburgh from Inverleith Park at Midnight, raising money and awareness for breast cancer. The 6.55 miles New Moon is an exciting addition to the event and is the perfect challenge for those who can’t commit to the longer distances, the Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full...

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Microsoft joins Aberlour’s Going for Gold Evening

With Microsoft now confirmed as sponsors, tickets are now selling out fast for Aberlour’s prestigious event, Going for Gold: An Evening with Dr Katherine Grainger CBE. The evening, which will take place on Thursday 5 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, is described as a prestigious, black-tie dinner, and is an ideal opportunity to network with some of the big names in Scottish business, including Microsoft who have just confirmed their sponsorship of the evening. As well as a formal dinner, hosted by BBC Sports presenter and broadcaster, Alison Walker, there will be an opportunity hear from gold medal-winner Dr Katherine Grainger...

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