Inspire Me: 9 great things to do in the next week

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STAND and deliver! Following his hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour earlier this year, in which he played his iconic album to more than 30,000 fans across the UK, Adam Ant has revealed he is to tour to The Playhouse next year.

Anthems: The Singles Tour will come to the Greenside Place venue on 6 May 2017 and showcase his impressive back catalogue of material including hit singles, B-Sides and personal favourites.

The 1980 album Kings of the Wild Frontier saw Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) make his mark as the singles Kings of the Wild Frontier and Antmusic both hit No 2 in the UK charts. Dog Eat Dog reached No 4.

As Antmania swept the nation, Stand and Deliver hit the No 1 spot in May 1981 and stayed there for five weeks becoming his most successful single. Prince Charming followed it to No 1 and a further 12 singles went top 30

All are sure to feature at The Playhouse. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Adam Ant: Anthems, The Playhouse, Greenside Place, 6 May 2017, 7.30pm, 0844-871 3014


WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden visits The Caves on Monday for an intimate and candid Audience With... evening. Get up close and personal with the legendary guitarist who will perform an acoustic rock set with fellow guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick from the band FM.

Expect a mix of great blues inspired guitar blended with a sing along of some of those Whitesnake classics.

Promoter Ian McCaig says, “In 2015 we were given the chance to host Bernie Marsden at our wee venue in Troon.

“As a lifelong hero it was just great to have this legend playing in our venue, little did we expect what we got!

“Ninety minutes of conversation and an acoustic electric set featuring FM’s Jim Kirkpatrick, with tales of past bands and tours mixed in with some old Whitesnake classics and Marsden’s blues numbers.

“It was there that the idea of touring An Audience with Bernie Marsden came about.

“The ambience of being so close and literally in conversation with the guys makes these gigs all the more special.”

An Evening with Bernie Marsden,The Caves, Niddry Street South, Monday, doors 7pm, £19.50,


HAVING returned by popular demand, Vue Ocean Terminal’s over 60s Senior Screenings continue next Thursday at 1pm with the hit romantic drama Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance.

Tickets for the screening are just £3.99 and include a complimentary cup of coffee or tea and biscuits.

Ian Chester, General Manager of Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal, says, “Our Senior Screenings not only provide our senior customers with the chance to enjoy the big screen with a cuppa, but also to socialise with others in the community.

“We are pleased to reintroduce the screening following continued high demand.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming familiar and new faces back to the showings.”

Senior Screening: Me Before You, 29 September, 1pm, £3.99,


ONE Hundred and Eighty! It’s time for the Capital’s darts fans to step up to the oche and take on a champ, this Saturday, when Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow and 1983 Embassy World Darts Champion Keith Deller pop in to the Grosvenor Casino for Legends of Darts.

Bristow was one of the most dominant figures in the sport, claiming five titles between 1980 and 1986, while Deller famously laid waste to reigning champion Jocky Wilson and John Lowe, respectively ranked World Nos 2 and 3, on his way to the final in 1983.

At Legends of Darts, you can play them both.

Challengers will line up in teams of four to play both against and alongside the champions, with a special trophy and signed darts up for grabs. Compered by Russ Bray, one of the game’s top referees, the day includes a free hot buffet and the chance to watch Bristow and Deller take part in a special poker tournament after the arrows have landed.

Over 18s only.

Legends of Darts, Grosvenor Casino, Maybury, Saturday, 1pm, £25,


SOULFUL harmonies, glamorous costumes and fabulous dance routines, that’s the promise at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre tomorrow evening, which can mean but one thing, legendary disco divas The Three Degrees are back in the Honest Toun.

Celebrating more than 40 years in the business, original members Valerie Holiday and Helen Scott, together with Freddie Pool promote their new album, Strategy, a tribute to Philadelphia which includes the hit songs When Will I See You Again, Year Of Decision, Take Good Care Of Yourself and many more.

Brunton, Musselburgh, tomorrow, 7.30pm, £25-£37.50, 0131-665 2240


THAI dining with a sophisticated edge, that’s the promise at Chaophraya, Castle Street, with the introduction of a new menu set to transform its dining experience.

Fusing culinary imagination and fine cuisine, the menu boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary dishes inspired by tastes from across the Thai regions.

Signature dishes include chamber aged sirloin steak cooked on a Himalayan salt block, soft shell crab served on a bed of mango salad, as well Thai Tacos and Phad Thai. Individual dishes start at £6.50 for starters, £10.50 for mains and £7.50 for desserts.

Drawing inspiration from the rich culture of Thailand, the restaurant, which is named after the Chaophraya River in Bangkok, is also encouraging guests to embrace traditional Thai dining culture by eating ‘family style,’ where by multiple dishes are shared by everyone at the table.

To book a table call 0131-226 7614


TO celebrate their tenth anniversary, The Shee decided to ask their folk and roots heroes to write original pieces of music specifically with the band in mind.

Not only did they oblige, but The Shee have since recorded the results on their latest album, Continuum, which is released today. To promote it, the sextet play the Queens Hall, tomorrow, with Sarah Hayes.

The Shee, Queens Hall, Clerk Street, tomorrow, 7.30pm, £16, 0131-668 2019


A NEW era begins at the Royal Lyceum next week as the curtain raises on the world premiere of The Suppliant Women, a new version of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy by David Greig, and his first main stage play as the company’s Artistic Director.

The Suppliant Women, Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street, 1-15 October, £10-£30.50, 0131-248 4848


BENIDORM star Joan Collins brings her one-woman show, Joan Collins Unscripted, to the Festival Theatre, Saturday.

Spend an entertaining evening in the company of the Hollywood legend as she shares stories from her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous actresses.

Exciting secrets will be revealed during the evening, which includes a question and answer session. Having appeared in more than 118 films and TV shows, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, there’s plenty to ask about.

Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, tomorrow, 7.30pm, £19.50-£57.50, 0131-529 6000