We all dream of winning the lottery, but for Woody Grant the dream has become a conviction.
This is a busy time of year for Eddi Reader.
Cautionary tales don't sound like an appealing prospect for Christmas, but two seasonal shows - Red Shoes at Glasgow Tramway and The Selfish Giant in Edinburgh's Festival Theatre Studio, both firsts for their respective venues - have found clever, appetising ways of making Awful Warnings into tasty theatre-works for younger children.
GIVEN that the RSNO's concert on Thursday night took on a decidedly seasonal hue, with an extract (Winter) from Glazunov's The Seasons, with its lovely slippery surfaces and chilly atmospheres, and Act Two of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, the quintessential Christmas concert piece, full of glitter, glamour and beauty, I feel I should be donning the Santa beard and a suitably avuncular, charitable disposition.
Spike Lee usually signs his films "A Spike Lee Joint".
Hippodrome Festival dates announced
There are probably few people who will not, at some point, feel that they are running a losing race against Time.