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Ballet Black

10 Jun 20194 stars

Ballet Black's intelligent triple bill showcases versatility and precision

Ballet Black's triple bill seems to swell as the evening goes on, both in the size of the pieces and in their power. We start off with the clean purity of Martin Lawrance's minimalist Pendulum, move through the playful psychedelic Click! by Sophie…

Muse announce London and Birmingham shows for September

10 Jun 2019

Hear material from latest record Simulation Theory live this autumn

Muse have announced they will perform at The O2 over two nights on Sat 14 and Sun 15 Sep. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on Fri 14 Jun. Rockers Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard released their eight studio album Simulation…

Best shows to see at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019

7 Jun 2019

Comedy, theatre, shows and workshops for kids, you name it, its happening in York this July

The Great Yorkshire Fringe returns for a fifth year to the city of York this summer. Between Thu Jul 18–Sun Jul 28 an eclectic programme jam packed with comedy, theatre, cabaret and magic shows suitable for all ages will transform multiple venues across…

Fringe Déjà Vu: 10 theatre shows coming to the Fringe that we've already reviewed

7 Jun 2019

Get a critical sneak peek of returning and touring works that are coming to Edinburgh in August

Whether it is a result of Fringe success, a further development of a work in progress or simply the consequence of The List's ability to remain one step ahead, the Edinburgh Fringe has plenty of shows that won't get a review because we have already done…

Access all areas: How to create an accessible, welcoming eating environment for all

7 Jun 2019

Our Eating and Drinking Guide reviewer Ellen Renton discusses the importance of disability access and the small, crucial steps every eatery can take to get it right

Every year, The List's reviewers visit around a thousand cafés, bars and restaurants across Edinburgh and Glasgow for our Eating & Drinking Guide. Checking disability access is just one of the areas they look at and reviewer Ellen Renton explains why…

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels: 'It's been such a labour of love for so many people, a true collaboration'

7 Jun 2019

Famous man and dog duo embark on a musical adventure, set to a live orchestral score

It's been exactly 30 years since Wallace & Gromit, Nick Park's series of animated comedies about one man and his dog, debuted with 'A Grand Day Out', and since then there have been multiple spin-offs and three Academy Award wins. Meanwhile, having…

Architecture Fringe focuses 'attention on the contradictions and opportunities presented by our everyday lives'

7 Jun 2019

This year's event centres around an 'In Real Life' theme and features two weeks of exhibitions, talks, installations and events

Back in 2015, the Architecture Fringe was conceived by a volunteer group of architects, designers, engineers, visual artists and curators in order to encourage broader public debate about architecture and design in Scotland. The 2019 edition promises to…

Honeyblood's new album 'captures Tweeddale's knack for putting a twist on reality'

7 Jun 2019

The release of In Plain Sight launches line-up changes, fresh sounds, and a new label for the Glasgow native

Three albums in, Honeyblood is now fully honed to the bone-sharp solo vision of its founding heroine, Stina Tweeddale. In Plain Sight is the child of a new label (Marathon Artists), a new freedom and fresh collaborations. It's a strange child, born of…

Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show 2019

7 Jun 20194 stars

Impressive degree show featuring tuneful installations, abstract sculptures and sweary bunnies

There are certain pieces which emphasise exactly what's so enjoyable about Glasgow School of Art's MFA Degree Show. The cutesy cheek of Owain McGilvary and Yan White's digital cartoon print of a little bunny leaving its body with the motto 'Fuck this…

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2019

7 Jun 20194 stars

Big, ambitious work in this eclectic show of graduating students' creations

With the refurbishment of the main building at ECA now complete, students are revelling in the spacious studios with big, ambitious work abounding, particularly in sculpture. Suzanne Anthony makes objects which resemble playground equipment from…

Sacha Polak on Dirty God: 'That's why we make films; to show people that they are not so alone in the world'

7 Jun 2019

Director discusses why the protagonist of her new film refuses to be defined by her scars, or behave as you might expect

If you thought that watching X-Men battle speeding space shuttles or the Men in Black take on legions of aliens was the bravest thing you'd see on the big screen this summer, you'd be wrong. That honour belongs to Jade, the protagonist of Dutch…

Michael Bublé adds extra Aberdeen, Liverpool, Nottingham, London and Newcastle dates to 2019 tour

7 Jun 2019

Catch Bublé in Aberdeen, Newcastle, Liverpool, Nottingham and London this autumn

As Michael Bublé comes close to the end of his spring arena tour he has announced he will return this autumn. Further UK dates for An Evening with Michael Bublé have been added in Aberdeen, Newcastle, Liverpool, Nottingham and London. Tickets for the…

Liam Gallagher: As It Was

6 Jun 20193 stars

The motor-mouthed musician is the subject of a fun but repetitive documentary

Whether you love him or loathe him, there is something inherently amusing about Liam Gallagher. There's the provocative outbursts, the swagger, the comical contrast between his exceptional talent and his childish behaviour. The Oasis frontman didn't…

'We Need New Stories': The Edinburgh International Book Festival comes out in praise of storytelling

6 Jun 2019

The 2019 programme features book launches, a wider international range than ever and a variety of responses to the seismic changes of the 21st century

In a complex world, we need more than just a few simple stories to understand what's going on. That's the underlying theme of the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, according to director Nick Barley: 'Stories are devices that help humans make…

Jonas Brothers add extra London date to 2020 tour, tickets on sale

6 Jun 2019

As new album Happiness Begins is released, the brothers Jonas UK tour gets bigger

The Jonas Brothers have added a second London date to their 2020 due to huge demand. Nick, Kevin and Joe will perform two nights back to back at The O2 on Sun 2 Feb and the newly announced date Mon 3 Feb. Tickets for the extra show are on sale…

Festival report: All Points East, London, Sat 25 May

6 Jun 2019

Anna Calvi reigns supreme on a guitar-heavy day headlined by The Raconteurs, Interpol and The Strokes

Once the location of popular summer festivals like Field Day and Lovebox, London's Victoria Park is now home to just one; arguably the most popular of the capital's new major events. In its second year, All Points East presents two weekends of…

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War: 'We learn from history that we do not learn from history'

6 Jun 2019

Exploration of Scotland's role in pivotal conflict embarks on national tour

After a successful debut in 2018, 549 – Wonder Fool's study of the Scottish men who fought for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War – heads out for a comprehensive tour of the country. The company's desire to reveal a hidden story…

Ballet Black: 'At the moment, we're the only company in the UK that can tell this kind of story'

6 Jun 2019

Ballet Black's artistic director Cassa Pancho discusses finding the right voices and the right balance in their triple-bill

In a few short years, Sophie Laplane has gone from company dancer with Scottish Ballet to its choreographer-in-residence – and now a sought-after dance maker outside Scotland. Her latest triumph took place in March, when Ballet Black premiered Laplane's…

My Comedy Hero: Eleanor Conway on The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Absolutely Fabulous

6 Jun 2019

The Walk of Shame comic discusses dated dairy references and the importance of behaving badly

At school, we'd eagerly await a new episode of The Mary Whitehouse Experience and the morning after would run up to each other shouting 'milky milky' in people's faces: it still makes me laugh now. The only reason I now don't do it as an adult, I think…

Pixx – Small Mercies

6 Jun 20194 stars

The indie pop singer evolves outwards to explore bird life, gender roles and Catholicism in her second album

At a time when the mainstream British recording industry appears to be taking the path of least creative resistance in choosing to throw its weight behind a succession of stale males, the lesser publicised evolution of Pixx, aka 23-year-old Londoner…

Author talks to look forward to at the debut genre literature festival, Cymera

6 Jun 2019

Sci-fi, fantasy and horror fans are spoilt for choice, with authors such as Ben Aaronovitch and Aliette de Bodard visiting the Scottish capital

The Cymera Festival is fast approaching and, in Festival Director Ann Landmann's own words, 'It's going to be a super fun weekend'. The Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing has its debut edition at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh…

Fringe by the Sea announces 2019 programme

6 Jun 2019

North Berwick welcomes big names like Groove Armada, Idlewild, Kirsty Wark, Gordon Brown and many more

Another day, another festival announcement, and today North Berwick's very own Fringe By the Sea announces it's 2019 programme. This year's programme packs in 160 music, comedy, kids, books and films events into the seaside town over 10 days from Friday…

David Baddiel to embark on huge 2020 tour, presale tickets on sale now

6 Jun 2019

New show Trolls Not The Dolls explores the dark corners of digital culture

Comic David Baddiel is heading back on the road in 2020 with brand new show Trolls Not The Dolls. The tour kicks off next January as Baddiel performs across 46-dates. Presale tickets for all dates are on sale now. General sale begins at 10am on Fri 7 Jun.

Mark Donald: 'I want the focus to be on flavour overall; that's how I made the menu'

6 Jun 2019

We catch up with the new chef behind the Michelin-starred Number One at The Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh

Hidden within the prestigious walls of The Balmoral, Michelin-starred Number One stands on its own as a destination restaurant, welcoming foodies from far and wide. Number One is an Edinburgh institution and has a long-established history of delivering…

Boyz In the Wood: 'They took us out to the woods and got all freaky with us'

6 Jun 2019

The young cast of Boyz In the Wood chat about the film's early success, their mischievous adult co-stars, and what Eddie Izzard is really like

Ninian Doff has previously been better known as the creator of music shorts for artists including Royal Blood, Migos, Miike Snow and Chemical Brothers. Now he's created Boyz in the Wood, his debut feature in which a quartet of lads attempting to gain…