JUST AN OBSERVATION

Just an Observation
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With the very welcome Indian Summer- actually the only summer we have had this year- drawing to its inevitable conclusion and the first stirrings of winter hovering expectantly in the wings it would be wise to take advantage of the slightly lighter notes before we are cloaked in darkness for seemingly endless months.
Tonight a perfect opportunity to have a good time in aid of a worthy cause presents itself in the form of Sanctuary at Studio 24 where some of Edinburgh’s finest will coalesce both on and off the stage, behind the scenes, in the audience and on the dancefloor at a benefit in aid of those refugees who are stuck in Calais through no fault of their own but are in desperate need of medical assistance and general help.
With a line up including compere Tam Dean Burn hosting a line up including Neu Reekie boys Kevin Williamson and Michael Pedersen, music from Samba Sene and Diwan, Delightful Peoples, The Youth and the Young, Texture and Katherine McMahon. As if this wasn’t enough the lovely Rachel and Corneilius who rocked the floor at Rammed will be spinning tunes guaranteed to keep the dancefloor packed throughout proceedings.
Definitely not a night to be missed and all in a good cause so what is not to like?
Elsewhere the Street in Picardy Place celebrates its eleventh birthday party tomorrow night with a party although I am sure that it was only a couple of months ago I went to their alcohol fuelled opening night. Not that I have ever been very good at counting years and lose several at regular intervals and at my own convenience as many of my friends will attest.
Out at the cinema the new version of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender is on my to do list for the coming week. Hopefully it impresses more than the hyped up Legend which despite having great subject matter as the Kray twins was only saved by Tom Hardy’s performances as both brothers. Fassbender certainly has his work cut out for him matching some theatrical legends in the part and Shakespeare doesn’t always translate well to the cinema so it will be intriguing to see what this production has to offer.
Right about to sign off and remember tonight Studio 24 and Sanctuary; it is the right thing to do!

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