Today’s choice: Alasdair Gray | Dead Man’s Waltz | Hero as Riddle
Three daily Edinburgh Festival recommendations, featuring late-night cabaret Dead Man’s Waltz, Scottish jazz musician Martin Kershaw and iconic writer Alasdair Gray (pictured).
Music: Dead Man’s Waltz: Story’s End
Summerhall, until 18 Aug, 11:30pm; more info
Late night multimedia cabaret of stories about death. Part of the Made in Scotland showcase.
Music: Hero as Riddle
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 7; more info
Scottish jazz musician Martin Kershaw revives his Eduardo Paolozzi-inspired piece for one night only, as part of the Made in Scotland showcase.
Books: Alasdair Gray
Book Festival, 3pm; more info
The author’s ‘Settlers and Colonists’ essay has been a big talking point in the Scottish independence debate. He returns to the subject today.