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Stake Your Claim: Save Our Botanics, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Sunday 30 Mar, 2pm. See www.saveour and www.savepollok for more details.

have launched a video competition with a cash prize open to anyone who downloads the Glasgow band's successful Deluge Songs album. See m/ terradiablo for more details. The closing date for the competition is Wed 16 Apr.

JK ROWLING may have just been added to the Forbes Celebrity Billionaires list. but the star of the Harry Potter adaptations is having less luck. Daniel Radcliffe's co-stars are currently trying to wean him off his 20-a-day cigarette habit. nicknaming him “Harry Puffer' on set.


have announced that they are on the hunt for brand new artists to add to their roster, following the Scottish label's first release, from singer-songwriter lain Petrie. For further info see www.fourtrak

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I The programme for Big in Falkirk, one of Scotland's largest free events. this year includes some old favourites alongside new commissions. Now in its ninth year. the arts Jamboree regularly attracts more than 100.000 visitors. This year's highlights include the world premiere of Full Circle by pyrotechnic posse The World Famous. Outdoor theatre will be showcased in colourful style by Brit spectacular Bollywood Steps while live music comes courtesy of Slovakian musicians Terrafolk and crooners 10CC. Big in Falkirk takes place at Callendar Park on Sat 3 8- Sun 4 May.


has secured olmost £2 million from the UK Film Council to extend the EIFF’S ‘commitment to identifying, nurturing and promoting new films and tolent’. The full festival rogromme will be ounched on Wed 7 May.

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