Irvine Welsh Q&A at charity Trainspotting screening
Iconic book-cum-film Trainspotting takes centre stage as its author Irvine Welsh does his bit for charity. A screening of the film will be held at the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh on Wed 1 Sep to mark the 10th anniversary of Scottish charity Love in Action (SLA), featuring a Q&A with Welsh, as well as the launch of a special competition allowing the winner the prize of being immortalised in Welsh’s new book, Skagboys, the prequel to Trainspotting, due out in 2012. All proceeds from the competition and screening will go to SLA, which provides funding to a grass roots nongovernmental organisation (NGO) running projects in the southeast Indian state of Andra Pradesh, caring for nearly 600 once destitute children in Homes-cum-Schools. Tickets are £20 and available at www.sla-india.org.