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Mall tales The List joins author Ewan Morrison to launch a new multimedia project Words: Anna Millar

T he highs, lows, and occasional misfortunes of the everyday take centre stage this fortnight as part of a unique new storytelling initiative concerning the world of shopping malls. Inspired by author Ewan Morrison, in conjunction with award- winning digital gurus, Blackwatch Media, the List are on the hunt for your stories.

Morrison’s interest in malls began when he started work on his latest fiction novel. ‘I was interviewing people who shopped, worked there, developers, all sorts. I quickly realised the amazing real-life stories people had to share.’ Morrison is now planning an extended non-fiction e-book Tales from the Mall, as part of his findings, with some of the more interesting stories being made into animations by top animators.

encouraged to send in their own tales, with the top five stories being turned into animations, and the top twenty-five stories included in the enhanced e-book of Tales from the Mall. The best five will also receive free copies of Morrison’s novels, as well as a chance to be seen in print on these very List pages. ‘Your stories could be just a paragraph or a page, or something longer,’ explains Morrisons. ‘You may have heard the one about the man who was accidentally locked inside John Lewis for a night and slept in the bedding section or the one about the teenager who caught her mum buying lingerie with her lover in Victoria’s Secret.

‘Whatever your story, we want to hear it.’

As part of the project members of the public are Send your stories to

WEST END FESTIVAL LINE-UP REVEALED Myths and legends will be at the heart of Glasgow’s West End Festival 2010. The arts jamboree returns to the city next month for its 15th year. Showcasing its wares across 50 venues, this year’s line-up promises over 400 events. In keeping with previous years, the Mardi Gras parade kicks off a programme which includes gala days, music, theatre, dance, comedy, food and drink

events, open days and exhibitions. Ashton Lane’s Fête de la Musique, the Gibson Street Gala and the Bard in the Botanics all make a return to the programme, along with Festival Sunday at Kelvingrove Park, complete with five stages of music and performances. Additions to this year’s programme include the West End Festival Highland Games at Hughenden on Sat 26 Jun, culminating in a Final Fling Ceilidh and music concert.

5 Things. . . TRIBUTE ACTS Ahead of Misstallica in Glasgow, some all-female metal tributes

1 Judith Priest With tribute acts

it’s all in the name. And these girl- fronted sound-a-likes

to Judas Priest have hit pay dirt.

2 AC/Dshe There are not one but two AC/Dshes doing the rounds (from Melbourne, Australia

and California, USA) both bowing down in worship to Bon Scott-era AC/DC classics.

3 Lez Zeppelin They live by

their motto ‘all girls, all Zeppelin’. Though we’re not sure they

could beat Scottish tribute Ned Zeppelin.

4 Iron Maidens Kirsten

Rosenberg (as Bruce Chickinson) can easily match Bruce

Dickinson’s falsetto. They count the real Iron Maiden among their fans.

5 Misstallica Devil horns at

the ready: that’s right it’s the all metal, all female Metallica and

they’re coming to Scotland: O2 ABC, Glasgow, Mon 24 May. WWW.LIST.CO.UK Visit us daily for arts & entertainment news

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE VENUE Which are the best music venues in Scotland? We’ve launched an online vote, in association with PRS for Music, to find out. It’s up to you, List reader, to decide where’s best to watch live bands. Votes will be counted and winners announced after 31 May. Up until then we have five £25 iTunes gift cards to give away to people who’ve voted every week. Vote now at

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