YOU wouldn’t believe the random items and emails that arrive on the desk of an entertainment editor. In Spotlight on... I’ll highlight the ones that might otherwise slip under the radar, have some cult value or simply just be worth mentioning again. This week ...
SOREN SOLKAER - STARBIRD
TEXTURED and moody, the work of Søren Solkær has gained the 33-year-old an enviable reputation and fuelled his rise to astronomical heights in the world of international photography.
Famous for snapping stars of the rock variety, the Danish photographer brings an exhibition of his work to Edinburgh this month in the form of Starbird, a collection of portraits that range from deep and intimate studies to large format cinematic scenes shot in mind-blowing locations that have been featured in magazines such as Q, GQ, Arena, Rolling Stone and Wallpaper.
Starbird features portraits of Powersolo [pictured], Pete Doherty, David Lynch, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Bjørk and Sir Paul McCartney. A must-see for rock fans and art lovers alike.
The Danish Cultural Institute, Doune Terrace, Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm, until March 26, free, 0131-225 7189
SARAH MILLICAN - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLICAN
FLAVOUR of the month on the comedy circuit at the moment, Sarah Millican brings her latest tour to the Edinburgh Playhouse tomorrow and Saturday.
Yes, after selling out all 120 dates on her debut tour, the South Shields stand-up is back on the road with her 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show, Thoroughly Modern Millican.
So, if you missed her at the Assembly Hall and have ever wondered how to make a home-made treadmill, pondered the practicalities of an orgy, or even queried what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food, now’s your chance to find out. Although, take note, the show is recommended for 16+
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, tomorrow and Saturday, 8pm, £21, 0844-871 3014
LIFE in ancient Egypt is currently been brought back to life at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, where the acclaimed Fascinating Mummies exhibition is the star attraction until May 27.
To rekindle memories of your visit, a companion book has been published by National Museums Scotland, Fascinating Mummies - Highlights of the Exhibition.
The 64-page full colour paperback boasts an introduction to each of ancient Egypt’s dynasties, gives an intriguing insight into Egyptian attitudes towards life and death, as well as exploring the art of mummification.
With photographs of all the main exhibits, including Ankhhor, the Theban priest whose remains lie at the heart of the exhibition, this book is the ultimate souvenir of a visit to the recently refurbished museum or an equally good introduction to ancient Egypt for those yet to make it along in person.
Fascinating Mummies - Highlights of the Exhibition, published by National Museums Scotland, £5.99
Fascinating Mummies, NMS. Chambers Street, until May 27, £9, 0300-123 6789