Friday, 8th July
Lockerbie: Unfinished Business
Little Theatre, Holme Street,
7.30pm to 9pm approx
When 270 people were killed in Britain's worst terrorist atrocity, grieving father Jim Swire found his faith in his own country's legal system shattered. His shocking story is told in this Fringe First awardwinning production by writer/performer David Benson and director Hannah Eidinow.
Using a blend of verbatim material and dramatisation, Benson presents Swire's ongoing struggle to find the truth in a hard-hitting piece of political theatre with international relevance. The tragedy has new-found topicality since the release of Abdelbaset Ali al- Megrahi, the man convicted for the bombing. This show reveals a very different story to the one in the headlines, casting doubt on the official version of events in an urgent and compelling piece of theatre.
'A show that every thinking citizen of this country should see, and act upon. **** ' (The Scotsman)
Friday, 8th July
The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9pm to 11.30pm
Greg Lawson violin
Phil Alexander piano
Pete Garnett accordion
Mario Caribe double bass
Guy Nicolson percussion
Rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music from some of Scotland's finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances.
Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe's Bagel combines the energy and passion of Eastern European folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Celtic Feet, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), their sound mixes klezmer, folk dance, jazz, eastern percussion Friday July 8 continued and more, topped off with dazzling musicality and classical rigour. The result is a band which has the excitement of occasional improvisation, with an energy that keeps it all highly danceable, visually exciting and mind-bogglingly good to listen to!
'Expressive and raunchy...improvising confidence but with a classical attention to detail' (The Guardian)