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Visual art: In the frame15 Sep 2008
The most significant works of art in Scotland
Glasgow and Edinburgh’s galleries and museums play host to some of the most famous art works in the world. David Pollock selects the ten you cannot afford to miss.
Pump up the volume - Music venues round up15 Sep 2008
Glasgow and Edinburgh play host to some of the hottest hangouts in the UK. David Pollock explores the very best and handpicks the gigs you cannot afford to miss.
Hair today, gone tomorrow15 Sep 2008
A good hair cut usually gets put to the bottom of the to-do list when you're a student. It's hardly surprising when a cut and colour can cost more than your monthly food bill. Bad dye jobs and drunken fringe trims are regular occurrences when home…
Student guide: Clubbing hitlist - Glasgow15 Sep 2008
David Pollock selects the top ten club nights you cannot afford to miss. OPTIMO Riding the crest of a wave for the best part of a decade now, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes’ Optimo (Espacio), which borrows the aesthetic of early 80s New York nightlife and…
Student guide: Clubbing hitlist - Edinburgh15 Sep 2008
David Pollock selects the top ten club nights you cannot afford to miss. Residents Hobbes and Erik D’Viking DJ all over town, but the eclectic party night Trouble is still their biggest deal. Diversity is key; since the start of 2007, Rob Da Bank…
The A to Z of style15 Sep 2008
From vintage and ethnic through to leather and guyliner, Shelley O'Neill opens the closet on a treasure trove of must-have styles for the coming year
Raising the curtain15 Sep 2008
The List steps out from the wings and showcases the very best performance spaces and cherry picks the shows you cannot afford to miss.
Big screen - Upcoming film releases15 Sep 2008
Same, same but different is a pretty accurate way to describe the coming year in cinema. There's the annual mix of blockbusters, prestige Oscar-bait and offbeat cult movies, but, of course, you haven't seen the new crop of films yet. There are franchise…
Cashing in15 Sep 2008
With the ominous credit crunch upon is, Natalie Woolman, investigates the ways to make your money work for you. By now, you've all heard at least one horror story about student finances. The one about the guy who spent his entire loan on an expensive…
Acting out15 Sep 2008
With the sheer range of different clubs at university you could be forgiven for setting your watch by them, but there is still plenty more to be had just beyond your reach. One man waiting for your call is Tawona Sitholé, whose urban poetry…
The Coen Brothers - Brother, thou art great15 Sep 2008
As the screwball Kings of comedy, they have written, directed and produced some of Tinsel Town’s finest. Miles Fielder gets up close to the masters of mayhem, the Coen Brothers This past year was the Coen brothers' year. Following the release to…
Top ten money tips15 Sep 2008
We are all guilty of stubbornly avoiding our bank balances from time to time but one way to avoid the mounting panic every time you hand over your debit card is writing down everything you buy. Not only does it lessen the chances of being surprised by…
Music festival fever15 Sep 2008
Scotland’s exciting music scene has paved the way for a plethora of music festivals, each a little different with something to suit every musical taste. T in the Park has grown from a little weekend event in Strathclyde Park into a huge three day…
A night in - Upcoming film highlights on TV15 Sep 2008
After a month of hitting the best nights in town, Miles Fielder hand picks the films worth staying in for.
Festival jobs15 Sep 2008
Fancy being a roadie for a rock band or selling tickets to your favourite author? The festival season comes rife with possibilities to fill up your CV and your life. Whether you are a music lover, dance buff or book worm, the festival season is never…
Visual art: Hidden Art15 Sep 2008
Away from Edinburgh and Glasgow’s public galleries, which have collections which match their budgets, many smaller spaces flourish. ‘Small’ is all relative, however. Venues like Glasgow’s centre for design and architecture The Lighthouse (www.the…
In the swing of it - Jazz, Blues and Folk venues15 Sep 2008
Boasting some of the finest new names and most exciting stalwarts of the jazz, blues and folks scene, Edinburgh and Glasgow have long set an impressive stall with some of the most diverse festivals and year round line-ups.
Film spotlight: Horrors15 Sep 2008
Like the living dead, horror movies may not be popular with everyone, but there are enough shock and gore fans out there to ensure that they're continually being resurrected. Generally speaking, you need to look beyond Hollywood for innovations in…
Spotlight on: Film festivals15 Sep 2008
In addition to the plethora of film seasons on offer throughout the year at Scotland's art house cinemas, the country boasts not one but two great annual events: the Glasgow Film Festival, which operates out of the Glasgow Film Theatre and will be held…
Perfect pitch - Classical venue guide15 Sep 2008
For those looking for something a little more civilised, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a host of classical venues on offer.
The name’s Bond15 Sep 2008
It's been a big year for Bond. Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of 007's creator Ian Fleming have included everything from centenary stamps to a new novel by Sebastian Faulks. But what everyone's really waiting for is the next Bond film, Quantum…