Community News: Art in prisons subject of gallery event

A DISCUSSION about the benefits of art therapy in Scottish prisons is to be held in Edinburgh.

Creativity versus Criminality: Art Therapy in Prisons will provide a rare opportunity to hear art therapist, Joyce Laing, who was part of the dramatic advances in art therapy in the Special Unit at HMP Barlinnie, discuss her work.

Following the lecture, at the National Gallery of Scotland on December 7, there will be a discussion of the implications of the National Gallery's Outreach project.

Pupils tune up for concert

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PUPILS from a series of Edinburgh schools are to perform at a carol concert.

The Sunflower Garden Christmas Concert, at St Andrew's & St George's Church on George Street, will feature performances by pupils from four Edinburgh schools.

It is due to take place at 6.30pm on December 8.

Dance along to Bolshoi show

Edinburgh audiences are being given a chance to see the world famous Bolshoi Ballet perform The Nutcracker live from Moscow this Christmas.

The Cameo Cinema will stream the acclaimed festive performance.

The performance starts at 3.45pm on December 19.

Fundraising fete cancelled due to snow

A FETE raising cash for a city cancer charity has been cancelled due to the weather.

The event at the Maggie's Centre in the Western General was supposed to go ahead this week, but heavy snow stopped volunteers attending.

It has now been rearranged for December 16 between 2pm and 7pm at the centre.

Organisers said they were "gutted" to have to make the decision, but conditions had left them little choice.

City jeweller's work sparkles

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A JEWELLER from the Capital has had her designs on show at an international exhibition.

The collection of Fiona Hermse went on show at the Flux exhibition in Birmingham's historic jewellery quarter last weekend.

New route makes safer crossing for pedestrians

A NEW safe pedestrian route past the Forth Road Bridge car park has been completed.

Pedestrians can now cross the car park via a newly marked, lit and signposted path around the southern end of the FRB building.

Before now the most convenient route was down the steps at the viewpoint and then across the road in front of the bridge authority's garages and workshops. This raised safety concerns for pedestrians crossing the road behind reversing vehicles.