5 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this January

  • The List
  • 28 December 2019
5 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this January

Anais Mitchell / credit: Shervin Lainez

Highlights include Celtic Connections, Move~Gluasad and Maisie Adam

Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi dips his directorial toes into weighty political satire with an excellent cast featuring Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen and Stephen Merchant. Based on the Christine Leunens book Caging Skies, it revolves around a brainwashed Nazi Youth member who is appalled to discover that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Perhaps not obvious source material for a comedy movie, but it contains startling moments of hilarity and humanity.
General release from Fri 3 Jan.

Celtic Connections

For 18 days, over 300 events will put the roots, world and Celtic focus upon Glasgow, with a strong line-up of international acts alongside homegrown talent such as Anais Mitchell, Eddi Reader, Rachel Sermanni, RURA and Fergus McCreadie.
Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 16 Jan–Sun 2 Feb.

Maisie Adam

This popular So You Think You're Funny champion of 2017 takes her second solo show on the road, with Hang Fire asking people to calm down a bit when it comes to online behaviour.
Gilded Balloon Basement at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Jan; The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 22 Jan.

Star Trek: Picard

The Starship Enterprise keeps on floating through space with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard, the beloved captain having been enticed out of retirement for one last mission.
Amazon Prime Video, Fri 24 Jan.


Julia Taudevin and Kieran Hurley have created a show delivered by five women about migration, loss and humanity, featuring multi-lingual storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song.
Various venues, Isle of Lewis, Mon 27–Fri 31 Jan.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Celtic Connections

Glasgow's annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrates the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe, featuring ceilidhs, workshops, talks, dancing, art exhibitions, and free events.

Various venues: Glasgow

Mon 24 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Tue 25 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Wed 26 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

…and 11 more dates until 6 Feb

Jojo Rabbit

  • 5 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 3 January 2020

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather…


Julia Taudevin's work exploring migration and loss throughout history, performed in Gaelic, English and other languages.

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie's second full-length show features the comedian trying to work out how is to blame, and for what.