MOTOR AND AIR SHOW THE WHEELS AND WINGS SHOW National Museum of Flight, North Berwick, Sun 27 Sep
Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks in a number of ways. Sure you can hang glide or go white water rafting but, for those of a safer disposition, there’s the Wheels and Wings Show. Taking place at the National Museum of Flight in North Berwick, you can enjoy planes, bikes and automobiles from the comfort of the ground. As well as the 200-plus cars on display, there’s also a Wheels
Zone, where audiences can enjoy motoring demonstrations, including the likes of Ferraris, Jaguars, Aston Martins and Formula One cars. If fewer wheels are more your thing, you can test your mountain bike skills, check out the motorbikes on display and further explore the weird and wonderful world of two wheelers. As far as wings go, the usual air shows have been cancelled out of respect for recent events, but there are plenty of static exhibitions of all kinds of flying machines, from the RAF and the British Army among others, as well as engineers and transport experts on hand to explain the how, why and where behind getting up in the air.
There are plenty of gentler pursuits, indeed there are 32 acres of family-friendly attractions, including birds of prey shows, military re-enactments, aviation and motoring simulators, a fairground, interactive car shows and a retail village of more than 80 stalls selling all your winged and wheeled needs. (Kirstyn Smith)
AROUND TOWN | Reviews
STIRLING FRINGE FESTIVAL
Various venues, Stirling, Fri 18– Tue 29 Sep, stirlingfringe.com See
preview, page 51.
THE WHEELS AND WINGS SHOW
National Museum of Flight, North Berwick, Sun 27 Sep, nms.ac.uk/
flight See preview, above.
LEITH LATE Various venues, Leith, Thu 3–Sun 27 Sep, leithlate.co.uk September events at the art festival include open studios at St Marga- ret’s House, Wasps Albion Road and Process Studios as well as an artist exchange between Edinburgh and Copenhagen at The Biscuit Factory.
IMAGINATION FESTIVAL Various venues, Fri 4–Sun 6 Sep, imaginationfestival.co.uk Scotland’s first festival of ideas exploring politics, history and culture. Richard Holloway, Kirstin Innes, Alan McKinlay and Will Hutton all appear in the programme of music sets, discussions and speakers.
GLASGOW TIGERS SPEEDWAY Ashfield Stadium, Sun 6 Sep–Sun 4 Oct (Sun only), glasgowtigers. org Watch fast-paced motorbike action, on bikes that have no brakes. Yes, that sounds very dangerous to us, too.
GLASGOW COMIC MART
org Get your paws on comics, memorabilia, collectibles and original artwork.
GREAT SCOTTISH RUN George Square, Sun 4 Oct, greatscottishrun.com Take to the streets of Glasgow for a 10k or half marathon starting in George Square and finishing at Glasgow Green.
FIREWALK West Parliament Square, Thu 10 Sep, samh.org.uk A firewalk with SAMH in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day , where participants aim to walk across 20 feet of wood embers, without getting burned.
Sep, cyclefestedinburgh.com Two days of exhibitors, stalls, displays and presentations aimed at cycling and bike enthusiasts. Check out the Savage Skills Stunt Team and hear talks from professional cyclists.
THE CAKE AND BAKE SHOW Royal Highland Centre, Fri 30 Oct– Sun 1 Nov, thecakeandbakeshow. co.uk The UK’s biggest baking show, delighting all sweet-toothed cake connoisseurs with celebrity chefs, demos, workshops and markets.
SAMHUINN FIRE FESTIVAL The Royal Mile, Sat 31 Oct, beltane.org Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year. It takes the form of a stunning torchlit procession with acrobatics, fireworks, beautiful costumes and performances.
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Sat 3 Oct, britanniapanopticon.
CYCLEFEST EDINBURGH Corn Exchange, Sat 19 & Sun 20
CO-PROMOTION Swedish bars Calendar
Sept @ Victoria
Wed 2: Serenity Pub Quiz @ 8pm
Sat 5: Singles Night @ 8pm
Wed 9: Exhibition Opening - Michael Branagh, preview @ 7pm Sat 12: Me & the Devils’
Unothodox Party Music - disco, groove phsycadelica @ 9pm Sat 19: DJ Jonny Fontaine - unstoppable funk and relentless gooves @ 9pm
September Coming Up...
Thu 10: Boda’s 11th Birthday Thu 10: Fuck Up Night in Akva
Mon 23 Nov: Clothes Swap @ Soﬁ ’s
Wed 23: Fundraising for Marie Curie Sat 26: Neu Reekie! UNBOUND!
Sun 6 & 27: Becc’s Bath Club 1920’s Blues @ Joseph Pearces, 6pm
Check out the full calendar at bodabar.com
52 THE LIST 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015