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SCOTLAND’S Airshow comes to the National Museum of Flight on 23 July bringing the Red Arrows back to East Fortune as well as the Swiss Airforce, who will be displaying in Scotland for the first time, and the Black Cats helicopter team.
To celebrate the occasion, the Evening News has teamed up with the National Museum of Flight to give five lucky readers the chance to win a family ticket value at £55. See today’s (14 July) Evening News.
WEST coast rockers Twin Atlantic play La Belle Angelle tomorrow to showcase tracks from their new album GLA, due for release 9 September.
Formed in 2007 by Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae and Craig Kneale, the four-piece are no strangers to the Capital. McTrusty recalls, “When we played Studio 24 it was easily the wettest gig of our lives.
“The stage had an inch of water from body heat/sweat/lights/volume of rockers. Like a Nirvana ‘92 show.
“We had to play completely standing still for fear of falling into 500 people’s sweat pool. I was wearing a white v-neck shirt that got so heavy with sweat I did a double nipple slip by the end of the show.”
Twin Atlantic, La Belle Angelle, Hasties Close, tomorrow, doors 7pm, £18, 0131-220 1161
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
AS the world’s finest golfers are set to compete at The 145th Open at Royal Troon, why not swing by the indoor miniature golf course in Livingston Designer Outlet. Paradise Island Adventure Golf is hosting its very own Open Championship for mini golfers from today through to Sunday.
Tee off on a ship wreck, through sea caves to a desert island, facing twists and turns designed to send the ball and player on a roller coaster ride. Or there’s the Lost Lagoon for more adventurous mini-golfers on their way to the monkey temple ruins.
Both courses culminate at the finale 19th hole, where players are challenged to complete it in one for the chance to win a free game pass.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Livingston, £3.50 (under 5s)-£25 (groups of four), www.paradiseislandgolf.com
Edinburgh Festival Carnival
THE Mound is the place to be on Sunday for the Edinburgh Festival Carnival, which starts 2.30pm and makes its way to the West End of Princes Street. The parade is followed by free performances in Princes Street Gardens and the Grassmarket.
Taking part are M-Jam, Immortal Style, D’Arte Company, Bombrando, Chinese Lion and Dragons, The Beltane Society, Samba Ya Bamba, and watch out for The Tartanettes.
Edinburgh Festival Carnival, The Mound, Sunday, 2.30pm, free
World Wide Wrestling League
THE World Wide Wrestling League bring their Wrestling Showdown to Southside Community Centre on Saturday when you can see former W3L Heavyweight Champions Nathan Reynolds and Mike Musso in action.
Musso will take on Dickie Divers, whilst Reynolds will do battle with Darkside – both members of the controversial Contingency Plan, a group of wrestlers that have risen through the W3L ranks through rule breaking tactics.
The event will also see a Womens Championship match as local Carmel Jacob challenges current champion Kasey Owens.
The World Wide Wrestling League (W3L) is a Scottish-based wrestling promotion founded in 2003, committed to bringing family friendly wrestling to towns and cities across Scotland.
Wrestling Showdown, Southside Community Centre, Nicolson Street, Saturday, 2.30pm, £13, www.W3Lwrestling.com
Theatre Royal Bar
ENJOY the best of both worlds at The Theatre Royal Bar, Greenside Place. If it’s raining, sit inside and enjoy the latest major sporting event on one of the big screens, if it’s sunny, sit outside in the bar’s sun-trap ‘pavement cafe’ area.
Famous for its flower baskets and decorative wooden exterior, the Theatre Royal is arguably the Capital’s most theatrical bar - its walls are a treasure trove of vintage show posters and play bills. It attracts an eclectic, but loyal clientele of locals and visitors alike, due partly to a top notch menu and friendly bar staff.
Situated a couple of doors down from the Playhouse, the Theatre Royal is the ideal venue for that pre-show get together, alternatively, chill around its island bar after a hard days work.
The Theatre Royal, Greenside Place, Noon-Midnight, to book a table call 0131-557 2142
SIMPLY Red have sold more than 50 million albums since breaking into the charts in 1985 with Money’s Too Tight (to Mention). Tonight (14 July), Mick Hucknall and his band come to the Castle Esplanade, followed tomorrow and Saturday by the Stereophonics (both sold out) and next Saturday by Runrig.
Tickets for Simply Red and Runrig available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0444
The Sunday Night Laugh-In at The Stand
GARY Little, Rhona McKenzie, Iain Campbell, Donald Alexander and Shona Lawson, all under the watchful eye of host Ro Campbell, provide the laughs on York Place on Sunday evening. And better still, admission is just £6.
Sunday Night Laugh In, The Stand, York Place, Sunday, 8.30pm, £6, 0131-558 7272
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, various venues, until 24 July
IT’S time to get into the swing as the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, one of the Top 10 jazz festivals in Europe prepares to once again attract an audience of more then 67,000 music lovers.
This year’s event boasts more than 170 concerts over ten days, from today.
Some of the biggest names in jazz, blues and soul are in the Capital to take part including Jools Holland and his Orchestra, Curtis Stigers and The Average White Band.
For full programme, prices and times go to www.edinburghjazzfestival.com or call 0131-473 2000