Local Round-up: Fundraiser to put others in the shade

Miss Edinburgh and the Teenage Cancer Trust are encouraging club-goers to bring their shades and party for charity on Saturday for the Rock Your Shades night at City nighclub.

The event has been organised by Sarah Kremeyer, Miss Edinburgh, who said: "I am hoping it will be a good night and we will raise a lot of money."

The initiative is part of a campaign to raise 1.1 million to build a new unit at Western General Hospital which will support Edinburgh and Fife teenage cancer patients.

Handy talk on exhibition

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THE creation of work by the artist Tony Cragg is to be discussed in a free event in the Capital.

Work of Many Hands: Tony Cragg's Distributed Craftsmanship, which is linked to a major exhibition of Cragg's work, will be held at the Scottish National Gallery on Tuesday, August 9, at 12.45pm.

Sweet success for city bakery

A CITY bakery has made it into the finals of the National Cupcake Championships.

Staff from Bibi's Bakery will travel to London for the bake-off on August 15. The event pits the best cupcake makers in the country against one another and marks the first milestone in the run-up to National Cupcake Week.

Cinema link-up is work of art

THE opening of an exhibition at the National Gallery will be beamed live to cinemas across the UK.

The exhibition brings together the largest ever number of da Vinci's paintings, including some never seen before in the UK and opens on November 8 at 7pm.

Launch sees novel new look at Fringe

A NEW novel set against the background of the Edinburgh Fringe is set to be launched in the Capital.

Grassmarket Blood is the third novel by 25-year-old Bronwen Winter Phoenix.

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She said: "Edinburgh is my favourite place to be around the month of August, and I'm particularly looking forward to it this year."

The book is launched at Waterstone's, Princes Street at 6pm on August 9.

Fly along to free event on controversial bird

RSPB Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are holding a talk on sparrowhawks.

The free event, at 5.30pm on Wednesday, will end the Sparrowhawk Date with Nature project which gave the public the opportunity to follow the lives of six young sparrowhawks.

Keith Morton of RSPB Scotland, said: "Wednesday will be a great opportunity for people to find out more about this fascinating, yet controversial, species and its colourful past.

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