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Festival Fest!

It’s an action packed festival weekend for team VJP Media. 

Combining music, literature and performance this year’s Solas Festival in Tibbermore, Perthshire could be the best yet. Dubbed ‘Scotland’s best kept secret’, s identity and place in the wider world ahead of the September referendum. 

An all-star line up includes Liz Lochhead, King Creosote, Josie Long, Robin Ince, James Robertson and Shelagh McDonald. And with music, a mini film festival, comedians, circus performers, writers, talks, debates, theatre and dance all on display there really should be something for everybody. www.solasfestival.com

This year St Magnus International Festival celebrates connections with Norway and Italy and the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies as well as Scotland’s Year of Homecoming. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, the Trondheim Soloists, Sergei Leiferkus, Nicholas Daniel, Joan Rodgers, the Fidelio Trio, Astrid String Quartet and Hugo Ticciati all take to the stage across the week long festival. 

Culture and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop was in Kirkwall to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution at a concert headlined by some of Norway’s most acclaimed classical musicians – the five-time Grammy Award-nominated Trondheim Soloists. www.stmagnusfestival.com

Magic Is In The Air!

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Capital and over 30 magicians from 8 countries are making their way to the Festival Capital of the world.

Friday 29th June is opening night and MagicFest is delighted to have a sold out audience of magic lovers, press and special guests including the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.

The Magic and Variety Gala Evening Show at the Royal Lyceum Theatre will also see the winner of the prestigious Great Lafayette Award announced to an annually nominated, respected magician in recognition of their contribution to live magic.

Still not bought your tickets? Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician puts it perfectly:

“Edinburgh is known as the world’s leading Festival city and magicians from around the world regard it as extremely prestigious to perform here. The Edinburgh International Magic Festival can now be mentioned in the same breath as the Edinburgh Festival and The Fringe – a great honour for the Art of Magic. The fact that Edinburgh is Europe’s most haunted city also makes it attractive to magicians…. we need all the help we can get!”

www.magicfest.co.uk