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Wizkid announces London and Manchester shows, here's how to get tickets

11 Jun 2019

Nigerian musician brings his Starboy Worldwide tour to the UK for two nights only

Wizkid has announced he will perform in Manchester and London this October. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on Fri 14 Jun. Wizkid, who has been putting out music since 2010, gained international recognition following his collaboration with…

Madonna's London Palladium residency set to go on general sale to the public

11 Jun 2019

Madame X tour will transform the capital's iconic venue for 15 nights in 2020

Madonna is set to bring her highly anticipated Madame X tour to the UK in early 2020. The singer will perform an impressive 15 nights at the London Palladium from Sun 26 Jan–Sat 15 Feb. Following the Verified Fan sale that went ahead in May, remaining…

Annie Lennox announces rare Glasgow show, find out how to get tickets

11 Jun 2019

Join the icon for an evening of music and conversation at the SEC

Annie Lennox has announced that she will bring her intimate show An Evening of Music and Conversation to the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow on Thu 26 Sep. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on Fri 14 Jun. Lennox premiered her new show at London's…

Ariana Grande adds extra London dates to 2019 UK tour

11 Jun 2019

Find out how to get tickets for the newly announced O2 Arena shows

Ariana Grande has announced two extra shows will go ahead at The O2 in London as she extends her European tour into Autumn. The new dates are set for Tue 15 and Wed 16 Oct. Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale at 10am on Fri 14…

Be Like Teflon: A recipe book that defies and celebrates tradition

10 Jun 2019

A new spin on a flooded format, Be Like Teflon is an absorbing recipe book created by Jasleen Kaur as part of a series by Glasgow Women's Library

Finding a new flavour of recipe book seems like an impossible task in the days of the Great British Bake Off and a bazillion bakery blogs, but with Be Like Teflon, the Glasgow Women's Library and artist Jasleen Kaur have managed just that. Alongside…

Bloody Scotland unveils the gruesome details of its 2019 programme

10 Jun 2019

Expect a killer ceilidh, murderous theatre and grisly tales galore this September in Stirling

The organisers of Scotland's international celebration of crime writing, Bloody Scotland, have revealed their dastardly plans for the festival's 2019 edition, which is set to take place in Stirling from 20–22 September. With several beloved traditions…

Theatre about Scotland coming to the Fringe in 2019

10 Jun 2019

From hip hop and football to Adam Smith and ABBA, a host of shows are celebrating all the colours of Caledonia this August

It isn't entirely unfair – although it is deliberately provocative – to say that much of Scottish theatre dwells on the conditions and experience of being Scottish. Whether this is a necessary reflection on a nation caught between Brexit and…

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots): 'I never really had a fantasy or dream to be a rockstar, I just wanted to make music'

10 Jun 2019

Bassist of the American alt-rock band discusses their history and present with new vocalist Jeff Gutt

Stone Temple Pilots have been through the grinder. They crashed the grunge scene with their debut album Core in 1992. An album filled with moments of light and dark, hugely emotional songs and big stomping rock. It was a huge commercial success (selling…

Simon Nock on Horrible Histories: 'The show brings a very anarchic, exciting telling of history through its many gruesome tales'

10 Jun 2019

Stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's books horrify and delight in equal measure

Audiences go through the gamut of emotions while attending a Horrible Histories stage show. One minute covering their eyes in terror, the next holding onto their tummies in case their most recent meal returns thanks to the horror unfolding, before…

Come one, come all to the Lagunitas Beer Circus

10 Jun 2019

Fire-breathers, bearded ladies, acrobats and razor-blade eating clowns await you this July

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is coming to London town, but not as you know it. The legendary Lagunitas Beer Circus is not for kids, but that doesn't mean you should leave your playful side at home. Join the beer-loving crowds at Flat Iron Square on…

Jordi Albareda on Fair Saturday: 'We will only change the world through little steps. Let's take one'

10 Jun 2019

With the inclusive festival and global movement continuing to expand each year, founder Albareda tells us what to expect from this year's celebrations in Scotland

The idea for Fair Saturday initially came to life in 2014, when 20 choirs and three soloists got together and organised 18 concerts across the city of Bilbao. With 8000 attendees and around €8000 raised for various charities, it was seen as a resounding…

The Chemical Brothers add London show to autumn tour, ticket info

10 Jun 2019

Superstar DJs play at The O2 this November as part of huge UK arena tour

The Chemical Brothers have announced they will perform at The O2 Arena in London on Sat 30 Nov. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on Fri 14 Jun. The Chemical Brothers released their ninth studio album No Geography earlier this year. The duo…

A Season in France

10 Jun 20193 stars

North African director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun paints a human face on the refugee crisis in a Paris-set drama

Great expectations are harried away to weary desperation in A Season in France. This plaintive drama from North African director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (recipient of the 2010 Cannes Jury Prize for A Screaming Man) paints a human face on the refugee crisis…

Sometimes Always Never

10 Jun 20193 stars

Bill Nighy is as excellent as ever in this somewhat self-conscious comedy drama

Between Bill Nighy's fastidious lead and the title's nod to the rules for buttoning up (or not) suit jackets, this gently melancholic comedy drama from debut director Carl Hunter is a mite too fussy for its own good. Though the role of a dryly elegant…


10 Jun 20193 stars

Solidly told thriller based on one family's daring attempt to flee East Germany

People went to extraordinary lengths to escape from East Germany. In the opening titles of Balloon, we are reminded that between 1976 and 1988 some 38,000 tried and failed to cross the Berlin Wall. 462 lost their lives in the attempt. Previously the…

The Hummingbird Project

10 Jun 20194 stars

Quirky, intriguing tech drama from Kim Nguyen, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård

Revelling in the precise minutia of its technological geekery while also taking a deep dive into the far more complex realms of human endeavour, The Hummingbird Project is a quirky, intriguing drama which largely rests on the strength of its leads. It's…

Travis Scott announces UK tour date, find out how to get tickets

10 Jun 2019

Hip-hop mega star brings Astroworld to London this July

Travis Scott has announced he will perform at London's O2 Arena this summer. The hip-hop super star brings his famous Astroworld show to the venue on Tue 16 Jul. Tickets are available at 10am on Fri 14 Jun.

Trevor Noah announces second London date set for 2020, get presale tickets

10 Jun 2019

The Daily Show host comes to the capital for two nights with show Loud & Clear

Trevor Noah is bringing his new show to London next April. Due to demand, the award-winning comedian has added a second show at The O2 which will go ahead on Fri 3 Apr. Presale tickets for the newly announced Trevor Noah London date are available from…

We the Animals

10 Jun 20194 stars

Magical coming-of-age tale that follows a biracial boy as he learns to love himself

Jonah, the observant narrator of this film, the one whose vibrant and volatile working-class family life unfolds before us, is a half Puerto Rican boy living in upstate New York. As played by Evan Rosado, he wanders round wild woods with his two…

Who's playing at Forth on the Fringe 2019 at Edinburgh Playhouse

10 Jun 2019

Milton Jones, Reginald D Hunter, Cirque Berserk, Basil Brush and more take over the Playhouse this August

Now in its eight year, Forth on the Fringe has forcibly marked itself into the Fringe's annual programme. Forth 1's radio breakfast show hosts Boogie and Arlene will return to showcase an eclectic mix of comedy, music, cabaret and dance shows across…

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…