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Programme set for city festival

Memory projector
The memory projector is among the highlights of this year's event

The programme has been announced for this year's four-day Merchant City Festival in Glasgow.

More than 300 performances of theatre, music, comedy, fashion, visual arts and film will take place in more than 80 venues in the "cultural quarter".

Performers at this year's festival, from 24 to 27 September, include Raymond Mearns and Kevin Bridges.

Last year's event attracted more than 50,000 people. Many of the performances are free of charge.

Among the highlights will be the Memory Projector which will feature stories from the area's past and present. Audiences will be able to explore themes such as travel and journeys, memory and future.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is also set to perform Edmund Meisel's score for the screening of Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" at City Halls.

The festival's artistic director, Neil Butler, said: "The Merchant City is Glasgow's vibrant cultural quarter, an area rich in arts and culture all year round.

"The past eight years have seen the Merchant City Festival flourish into one of the most exciting multi-arts platforms in Scotland."

The full programme is available on the Merchant City Festival website.

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