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Le Week-End - a recommendation from Visible Fictions' Douglas Irvine

15 Oct 2013

The artistic director of the kids' theatre urges you to see the Jim Broadbent-starring romcom

I create a lot of work for younger audiences – maybe this is the reason I’m so excited to see Hanif Kureshi and Roger Michell’s latest cinematic collaboration, Le Week-End. Starring the brilliant Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, this tale of a…

Fighting against stereotypes with Luminate and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

14 Oct 2013

The festivals tackle negative perceptions about aging and mental health respectively

The traditional festival – a condensed blast of hedonism, centred around loud music and a youthful, party atmosphere – has been increasingly replaced by careful curation and a desire within the arts to reach out beyond its usual audiences. The Scottish…

Kubrick³ and Colour Me Kubrick spin two stories around the same man: Kubrick impersonator Alan Conway

31 Jul 2013

The London real estate agent successfully impersonated the director in the early 1990s

Surely the most astounding – and hilarious – true story to be dramatised at the Fringe this year will be Kubrick³. The PIT theatre company production, written and directed by David Byrne (not that one), tells the story of a conman who passed himself off…

5 Things - Masks

10 Oct 2012

We select our five favourite mask wearers, including MF Doom, Daft Punk, Zorro and Rubberbandits

Phantom of the Opera An interesting choice of shape – surely it takes more effort to buy a whole mask and cut a bit out? Is your cheek that attractive?

Interview: Zach Braff, writer, director and star of All New People

2 Feb 2012

The Scrubs and Garden State star discusses his new theatre production

‘I’m still Jenny from the block,’ says Zach Braff after a moment’s reflection. ‘Even now I feel a bit underground in the acting world.’ For those who enjoyed Braff (and 20 million viewers around the world did) as the lovable JD in US comedy drama…

Zach Braff: Ten things you might not know

2 Feb 2012

The star of Scrubs, Garden State and All New People also voices the US Andrex puppy

1 He is the youngest of four children. He has two brothers, Adam and Joshua, and a sister, Shoshanna. His mother and father are divorced and have both remarried. He says he now spends Thanksgiving with his ‘four parents’. 2 He had an ‘American…

An Appointment with the Wicker Man

1 Feb 2012

Robin Hardy’s 1973 classic to become the play-within-the-play for new NTS production

‘There are many films that people would love to see adapted cleanly onto the stage,’ says Greg Hemphill, and if current trends are anything to go by, he looks to be right, ‘but when we discussed it with Vicky [Featherstone, National Theatre of Scotland…

Marilyn explores relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Simone Signoret

1 Feb 2011

Major new play from Sue Glover examines life of American actress

As a major new play about the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Simone Signoret opens at the Citizens Theatre, Allan Hunter explores the lives and cultural impact of these two very different film icons

The Hot 100 2010 - Mark Millar, Kevin Bridges and Alasdair Gray take top 3 spots

16 Dec 2010

Our annual chart of the top creatives in Scotland

The Hot 100 is a list of Scots who’ve made a sizeable creative splash in 2010. It includes musicians, artists, writers, actors, fashion designers, technological innovators, shop owners, festival directors, record label heads and one mad cyclist.

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2010

10 Sep 2010

Bill Douglas Trilogy screening and premiere of David Greig’s Monsters in the Hall

If there’s one thing that Scotland has in spades, it’s a proliferation of some mighty fine smaller scale festivals, and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (now in its 4th year) has more than earned the credibility to rub shoulders with…

May 2010 News Roundup

28 May 2010

The final phase of a seven year project to convert a former military building in Edinburgh into an arts venue will be completed this month, following a £750,000 renovation. Multi-arts venue Out of the Blue, on Dalmeny Street, offers studio and…

Glasgay! - Steven Thomson interview

24 Sep 2009

2009 will be both one of Glasgay!’s best and most troubled years. The programme is stronger than ever, but as Glasgay! has grown in its cultural importance it has attracted new levels of criticism and controversy that now threaten to undermine its…

Chess in Concert

27 Aug 2009

Video footage of the Abba/Tim Rice musical

Filmed performance of the blokes from Abba and Tim Rice’s musical about the sex lives of chess players. (It’s actually slightly more complicated than that, but who cares really?) Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008 with a full orchestra and chorus…

Big Red Door Festival

6 Aug 2009

Okay, this is where the fun starts, folks. Never mind the host of comedians and burlesque clubs exported up from London – the best cabaret spot in town is distinctly home-grown. Behind The Big Red Door is a very special venue indeed, hand-built from…

The Hot 100 2008

11 Dec 2008

It’s been a helluva year. 2008 has been a time of significant global change, socially, politically and culturally, with Scotland no exception. So here, for your delectation, is The List’s pick of the 100 people, places and things that rocked our world…

All the world’s a stage

15 Sep 2008

Merchant City Festival (25-28 Sep) Located in the heart of old Glasgow, this event locates a programme of film, theatre, comedy, visual arts, street theatre, live music, food and fashion within an area of real…

Refugee Week

5 Jun 2008

This year, Refugee Week has built a programme loosely themed around the idea of ‘Different Pasts, Shared Futures’, with exhibitions looking at the different ways individuals interpret the cities around them, plays, talks, fairs and film festivals…

Glasgay! announces Tennessee Williams Festival

1 May 2008

The Glasgow-based LGBT festival Glasgay! has announced a new Tennessee Williams Festival for Autumn 2008, to commemorate the author on the 25th anniversary of his death. Among the events scheduled for the Williams Festival are four UK premieres of…

Twelve days of Christmas - daily entertainment

15 Nov 2007

1 Norweigan Carol Concert Struggling to tap into the festive spirit? Awaken your seasonal senses at this sonorous evening of family carol singing with a Scandinavian slant. St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Thu 22 Nov. 2 The Wizard of Oz The…

Film City Glasgow takes Ibsen play to big screen

4 Oct 2007

One of the Edinburgh International Festival’s most successful productions is set to make its silver screen debut, with the help of a Glasgow film company. DollHouse, based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic text, was showcased at this year’s EIF by leading…

Merchant City Festival

7 Sep 2006

Tales of the Merchant City

This year’s celebration takes place from 20-24 September across Glasgow’s vibrant artistic quarter, and features more than 300 events in 70 venues, which this year includes the recently renovated Old Fruitmarket and City Halls. Jason Byrne and Adam…