BELLE and Sebastian, the popular Scottish band, has written the soundtrack to a new movie, Days of the Bagnold Summer.

The film is the directorial debut of actor, writer and comedian Simon Bird, star of the Inbetweener films.

The movie features Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig and Alice Lowe.

Days of the Bagnold Summer is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Costa Book Award.

The screenplay is by Lisa Owens, author of the novel Not Working.

The film is about a heavy-metal-loving teenager and how, after holiday plans fail, must spent a whole summer "with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum."

Belle and Sebastian, from Glasgow, have released eleven albums including Tigermilk, If You’re Feeling Sinister and The Boy With The Arab Strap and many EPs and singles.

Bird has also co-created, co-written and co-starred in Chickens, a series for Big Talk Productions and broadcast on Sky.

THE works of the poet Joan Ure are to remembered in a new book of selected poems.

With a foreward by the writer and artist Alasdair Gray, the poems have been selected and edited by Richie McCaffery and Alistair Peebles.

Published by Brae Editions, it is titled The Tiny Talent and is published on November 5.

It contains 22 poems by Ure, the pen name of Elizabeth Clark.

The editors said: "The idea of seeking to publish a selection of Joan Ure's poetry derived in part from an awareness that as well as being the occasion to celebrate the achievements of other notable Scottish writers, and reawaken interest in their work, 2018 also marked Ure's own centenary, though at the time seemed likely to be overlooked."

Ure wrote essays, prose, poems, short plays, but only one booklet of her writing was published in her lifetime, brought out by Kenneth Roy in 1970.

A later selection, Five Short Plays, was published after her death in 1978.

The editors added of the poems, "their availability, we hope, will further demonstrate, and help celebrate, the substantial achievements of a 'real writer'."

THREE artists will take part in the artist development programme at the Summerhall venue in Edinburgh this autumn.

The Summerhall Space programme offers artist space for one week to develop new work.

The artists for the autumn 2018 programme are Skye Reynolds, a choreographer and dance artist, Kevin Gilday, a writer and spoken word artist and Shotput, a dance theatre duo.

Skye Reynolds is working on a new solo project Alive in collaboration with Director Susan Worsfold (The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven, Eve).

Alive explores the "intimate and universal themes of life, death and female identity."

Kevin Gilday will use the space to begin development of his new show Suffering from Scottishness, "a one man spoken word cabaret, deconstructing contemporary Scottish identity."

Shotput is a new collaboration between Jim Manganello and Lucy Ireland bringing together their experience in theatre and dance.

Verity Leigh, Summerhall’s Programme Manager, said, “This is the third time we’ve run Summerhall Space and we were thrilled to get so many fantastic proposals for new work from artists basing their practice in Scotland.

"It was very hard to narrow it down to three projects; there were many more we would have liked to support. The three successful proposals represent a diverse range of artists, artforms and ideas and we are looking forward to seeing these new works begin here at Summerhall.”