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Colette Sadler: 'With art, we're just reflecting back what we're seeing, we're like mirrors, and maybe it's creating alarm bells'

31 May 2019

Choreographer discusses curating Glasgow's new three-day festival, Present Futures

A well-known face on the contemporary dance scene, choreographer Colette Sadler is also making a name for herself as a curator. Following the success of 2016's multi-disciplinary arts symposium 'Fictional Matters', Sadler returns to the Centre of…

Jonas Brothers FINALLY announce UK shows, here's how to get tickets

31 May 2019

The bros are back and will support new album Happiness Begins with UK dates

The Jonas Brothers have announced that they will perform in the UK in early 2020. The trio, who haven't toured in almost a decade, will take to arenas across the UK at next January and February. Tickets for the Jonas Brothers' UK shows go on sale at…

NCT 127 announce Wembley show, find out how to get tickets

31 May 2019

K-pop phenomenon perform in the capital this July

NCT 127 have announced they will perform at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Sun 7 Jul. Tickets for the show are available from 10am on Fri 7 Jun. NCT 127 are yet another group paving the way for K-Pop across the globe. The 10-piece band, made up of…

SAY Award's Live at the Longlist event taking centre stage in Scotland's capital

30 May 2019

The longlist will be unveiled at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall, with performances from C Duncan, Kobi Onyame, Idlewild's Rod Jones and Modern Studies

Edinburgh's will be playing host to The SAY Award's Live at the Longlist event for 2019 for the first time in the history of the prestigious music prize. The capital city's audience will be a part of the exclusive reveal, by hosts Vic Galloway and…

Aviemore gears up to welcome the Celtic Media Festival for its 40th edition

30 May 2019

Catriona Logan discusses the event's 40th anniversary and the changes she's seen in her time at the helm

The Celtic Media Festival (formerly the Celtic Film and Television Festival) was initially created as a way to promote the underrepresented culture and languages of the Celtic nations in the media, when it was first held on the isle of Benbecula. 'It…

Hail Satan?

30 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Activist group The Satanic Temple are the focus of Penny Lane's sharp documentary

It might sound scary but, with a rising membership and a mission to 'encourage benevolence and empathy among all people', The Satanic Temple – founded by Lucien Greaves and Malcolm Jarry in 2013 – is certainly worthy of examination. In this entertaining…

Late Night

30 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Mindy Kaling is the writer and star of a shrewd comedy co-starring Emma Thompson

Comedian Mindy Kaling brings her piquant perspective to a classic tale of an outsider entering a hostile workplace. Taking on an industry she knows all too well, TV comedy, the writer-star piles subjects for discussion up high, framing her observations…

Josephine Partridge on Hormonal Housewives: 'It's all about friendship and acceptance, and we can see that translating to the audience'

30 May 2019

Lively sketch-based theatre that looks at contemporary women's lives live on stage

Hormonal Housewives is a rare production, concentrating not on the esoteric anxieties of usurping kings or tragic protagonists, it takes a bold and revealing look at contemporary women's lives. From sex to celebrity gossip, its cast of familiar actors…

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens finally hits screens

30 May 2019

TV adaptation of the apocalyptic fantasy-comedy has an all-star cast with Michael Sheen and David Tennant in lead roles

'I first read Good Omens as a teenager and it's been one of my favourite stories ever since,' said Michael Sheen at the official launch of the television adaptation of the fantasy novel by two of the genre's most famed creators. 'To be part of the team…

Sacred Paws – Run Around The Sun

30 May 20194 stars

Rich and rewarding follow-up to their SAY Award winning debut album

The arrival of this second album by Glasgow-based duo Sacred Paws, winners of the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2017 for debut *3Strike a Match*2, feels like a brisk return from a group who are clearly under a reasonable amount of pressure to get…

Sinkane – Dépaysé

30 May 20193 stars

Joyous and upbeat with themes of inclusivity and faith in humanity explored

A collision of Sinkane's journey to date, *3Dépaysé*2 reckons with their place in today's turbulent world. Sinkane is the musical project of Ahmed Gallab, who was born in London to Sudanese parents and emigrated to America at the age of five. He played…

Ma

30 May 20191 star

Octavia Spencer turns psycho in a shambolic chiller from Tate Taylor

Blumhouse Productions – home of low-budget horror (Paranormal Activity), more ambitious genre fare (Get Out) and the occasional critically acclaimed drama (BlacKkKlansman) – have a rare misfire on their hands with this disappointing psychological…

Afro-pop, riotous punk and perfectly-synced dance routines: Highlights from The Great Escape 2019

30 May 2019

Some of the best acts we managed to catch across three days at the UK's biggest showcase festival

Brighton in May is any music lover's idea of paradise, with gigs taking place in every nook and cranny of the seaside town; interesting talks, panels and debates to devour; and every space buzzing with talented artists and music industry experts. As the…

EarthGang to tour the UK this autumn, here's how to get tickets

29 May 2019

Hip hop duo set to perform in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol

EarthGang have announced they will head out on a five-date tour of the UK throughout September and October. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 31 May. EarthGang, comprising of rappers Johnny Venus and WowGr8, formed in 2008 and released…

10 classic albums to get your Dad this Father's Day

29 May 2019

From The Smiths, to Van Morrison, to R.E.M your dad needs to unwrap one of these vinyls on Sun 16 Jun

There's no musical format quite like the resurgent vinyl record. Streaming has its pros and cons, but there's no ownership involved,and makes for a rather underwhelming gift; the much maligned CD is well and truly out of fashion, no longer needed for a…

Bill Bailey: 'If I'm a national treasure, does that mean I'm like the Elgin Marbles and will get repatriated at some point?'

29 May 2019

The king of musical comedy mash-ups and the most beloved hippie materialist in our land is back with more gently surrealist musings

For a man who has made his living largely based on years spent indoors mastering musical instruments, Bill Bailey does love a good wander outside. For a recent birthday, he went for a long walk ('going mad these days is having dessert' he insists)…

Edinburgh International Film Festival reveals its full 2019 programme

29 May 2019

Festival's 73rd outing includes a focus on American and Spanish cinema, new culinary adventures and Toy Story 4

Every year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival hits silver screens across the city, delivering to our doorstep a veritable feast of cinematic wealth from across the world. From the highbrow art house to your summer feel-good blockbuster, the EIFF…

Kevin Barry – Night Boat to Tangier

29 May 20194 stars

Booze-soaked and lovelorn third novel from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize

Two ageing Irish gangsters sit in a ferry terminal on the southern coast of Spain. They are waiting for a boat going to, or possibly arriving from, the Moroccan port of Tangier. They are looking for someone who may be aboard. They are old friends, and…

Best bars and pubs in Glasgow

29 May 2019

Our favourite places in Glasgow for great food, beer and cocktails

Whatever your choice of tipple, chances are Glasgow's thriving bar and pub scene has got you covered. From your favourite local to a more high-end drinking hole, Glasgow has truly outdone themselves this year, with a fleet of new kids on the block, as…

Best Chinese restaurants in Glasgow

29 May 2019

Top spots in the city for classic and quirky Chinese dining

Chinese food in Glasgow may not be the on-trend cuisine, especially compared to other Far Eastern offerings, but the city has a number of quality operators. From long-standing fine-dining affairs to more canteen set-ups, the city can supply top-notch…

Best Indian restaurants in Glasgow

29 May 2019

Glasgow's best places to get a curry, as hitlisted in our Eating & Drinking Guide

Home to some of the most venerable curry houses in the country, Glasgow's love affair with Indian cuisine goes way back, but it doesn't stand still. New innovations abound, so whether you are looking for some quick and spicy street food, elegant high…

Best Italian restaurants in Glasgow

29 May 2019

The tastiest pasta, pizza and more authentic Italian food in Glasgow

Italian was once the only option for a night out and the city's reliable family restaurants are good crowd-pleasers for inter-generational occasions. Pizzas, however, like burgers a few years ago, have now spiralled off on their own and the city now has…

Best Scottish restaurants in Glasgow

29 May 2019

Taste the best of modern Scottish food across the city

A diversity of approach in terms of style, commitment to tradition and progressive culinary thought are all elements that make the current Scottish food scene so enthralling.

Sonica: Cryptic reveal full 2019 programme for sonic arts festival

29 May 2019

Prepare for your 'senses to be ravished' at the festival of visual sonic arts, presenting works from Max Cooper, Ella Orleans and many more

This year, Cryptic's festival of visual sonic arts, Sonica, will celebrate its fifth year and today its full programme has officially been announced. For eleven days from 31 October to 10 November, venues across Glasgow will be taken over by a showcase…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

28 May 20193 stars

Michael Dougherty takes the reins of a reverent and action-packed addition to the MonsterVerse

When director Gareth Edwards revived Godzilla in his 2014 film, fans complained that the atomic lizard didn't bank enough screen time in his own show. Similar complaints certainly can't be levelled at this third entry in the MonsterVerse franchise…