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Marina announces second leg of Love + Fear tour, here's how to get presale tickets

28 May 2019

Following a successful string of shows earlier this year Marina is set to tour the UK once again this Autumn. The singer, who formerly performed as Marina and the Diamonds kicks off the second leg of her Love + Fear UK tour in October. Presale tickets…

Jon Ronson: 'I really like being a twig in the river of the story without pre-judgment and just totally open to curiosity'

28 May 2019

Peeking behind the curtain of the US adult entertainment industry, the investigative journalist found things that were delightful as well as disturbing

In 2017, a number of deaths rocked the American porn industry. In particular, the suicide of 23-year-old August Ames (real name Mercedes Grabowski) led people to assume that there was something rotten in the adult entertainment world, a business that…

Rosie Kay: 'When you've got five more dancers, you can have five more stories'

28 May 2019

Choreographer discusses doubling the size of her award-winning 2016 work

As any military unit knows, the more personnel you have, the bigger the impact. So when choreographer Rosie Kay was given the chance to double the size of her award-winning 2016 work, 5 Soldiers, she jumped at it. 'Originally there were only five…

Live Review: Riverside Festival, Glasgow, Sat 25 & Sun 26 May

28 May 20194 stars

Despite the weather, Glasgow's premier electronic music festival shines, with sets from Denis Sulta, Jon Hopkins, Jeff Mills, Todd Terje and more

Riverside Festival has become Scotland's premier electronic festival. Located on the grounds of Glasgow's Riverside Museum, the festival transforms the usually family-friendly space into a secluded site of debauchery for the bank holiday weekend. The…

The Lighthouse

28 May 20195 stars

Cannes 2019: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe face off in a strikingly realised psychological thriller from Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers brought a spare, stark rigour to his feature debut The Witch that promised much for the future. He more than delivers on that promise with The Lighthouse, an oppressive, richly textured slow-burn of a psychological thriller, pitched…

AMBIT: Photographies from Scotland (Street Level Photoworks)

28 May 20194 stars

Diversity of technique and theme exhibited from five new artists at this two-part show

An exhibition in two parts, the other half of Ambit can be seen at the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh, where six photographers' work is on display. Here, a range of five artists are showing their images, although Street Level seems somehow more spacious…

Best Spanish restaurants in Glasgow

28 May 2019

Authentic tapas and pinchos that will make you feel like you're in Spain

Spanish food has grown up in Glasgow over the past few years. More actual Spaniards are involved these days, and it shows. Meanwhile, a move away from the tired old tapas list has brought some creative, original and very delicious cooking to the city.

The Steve Hillage Band extends UK tour

28 May 2019

Due to huge demand a further 10 shows have been announced for November

Due to huge demand, Steve Hillage has announced he and his band will tour the UK in late November. Tickets for the shows are available at 10am on Fri 31 May. Steve Hillage has amassed a huge solo discography since starting his music career in the…

James Arthur announces 16-date UK tour, find out how to get tickets

28 May 2019

X Factor winning singer to perform this October in Manchester, Hull, Newcastle and more in support of new record

James Arthur has announced he will embark on a huge UK tour this October entitled the You, Up Close and Personal tour. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Fri 31 May. James Arthur rose to fame after winning the ninth series of The X Factor in…

Simone Kenyon: 'There's definitely a growing interest in women discussing and celebrating their experiences in the mountains'

28 May 2019

Artist and choreographer discusses her new live artwork, inspired by Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain

'There's something about the way Nan Shepherd writes that really stood out to me,' says artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon. 'A few years ago I was working on a project about women and walking so I was reading a lot of nature writing – stuff about…


27 May 20194 stars

Rambert2's mixed bill combines sharp choreography and unstoppable energy

Like international dance companies Batsheva and Nederlands Dance Theater, the UK's Rambert last year launched its own younger, edgier group, Rambert2. It's built from dancers at the start of their career, and if their first mixed bill is an indication…

A Vigilante

27 May 20194 stars

Olivia Wilde is phenomenal in this sucker punch revenge drama from Sarah Daggar-Nickson

Fuelled – and grounded – by an astonishing, animalistic central performance from Olivia Wilde, this feature debut from Australian filmmaker Sarah Daggar-Nickson uses its bare-bones narrative to deliver a sucker punch study of an abused woman taking back…

Thunder Road

27 May 20195 stars

Emotionally raw and excruciatingly funny portrait of a flailing cop, from debut director Jim Cummings

Bruce Springsteen's songs capture the hope, disappointment and sorrow of the American Dream in one fell swoop; Jim Cummings' stirring debut feature not only references the singer's 1975 working-class anthem in its title, it plays out as a passionate…


27 May 20194 stars

László Nemes follows his Oscar-winning debut with another supremely confident film set in 1913 Budapest

With Son of Saul, the Hungarian writer-director László Nemes not only won an Oscar with his very first feature, but created one of the definitive Holocaust dramas. It was a staggering achievement; but how on earth do you follow it? If there was any…

Star of The Office US Creed Bratton to tour the UK

24 May 2019

Didn't know Creed was a musician? Well now you do. Catch him live with a guitar this autumn

Actor and musician Creed Bratton has announced he will embark on an eight date tour of the UK this autumn. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. Many know Creed as the mysterious, eccentric and hilarious character from the hit TV series The Office…

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Degree Show 2019

24 May 20194 stars

Art and future design technology meet at this feast of cutting edge work

Attending the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Degree Show is, as ever, a feast of work which sits at the cutting edge where art and future design technology meet. Even though other universities are – by necessity of the way technology has altered…

Club Tropicana: The Musical set for Edinburgh Playhouse this June

24 May 2019

Joe McElderry stars in brand-new 80s fuelled musical from the producers of Hairspray

Edinburgh Playhouse are asking you to 'Relax' and leave your passport at home as the ultimate, all singing all dancing staycation comes to the venue this June. Club Tropicana is the new musical from the producers of touring shows Hairspray and Priscilla…

Young Ahmed

24 May 20192 stars

Cannes 2019: Disappointing radicalisation drama from the Dardenne brothers

Celebrated Belgian filmmakers the Dardenne brothers weave a flimsy social realist yarn about a radicalised Muslim teenager who is fixated on killing his teacher. Over a period of weeks, Ahmed's mother (Claire Bodson) notices drastic changes in her son's…


24 May 20194 stars

Geek girls party hard in an effervescent and edgy comedy from actor-turned-director Olivia Wilde

Geek girls get a well-deserved blowout in the fabulous first feature from actor-turned-director Olivia Wilde. The teen party movie has been done to death but Booksmart feels box-fresh in its focus on characters who have traditionally been sidelined.

Back to the Future: The Musical to debut at Manchester Opera House, tickets on sale

24 May 2019

Multi-award-winning creative team bring the adventures of Marty and Doc to life on stage in 2020

Back to the Future: The Musical is set to run at Manchester Opera House for a limited 12-week period from Thu 20 Feb 2020. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. After six years of development Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and the…

Zed Event's new iCombat laser tag 'is video gaming for real'

23 May 2019

A new immersive combat and scare attraction experience comes to Glasgow's Argyle Street Arches

Remember Glasgow's Alien War/s? If you were a fan of being scared in the late 90s, there's a good chance that you paid a visit to the total reality game that took place at the Arches. Or maybe you're familiar with the Zombie Shopping Mall Experience in…

The Secret Life of Pets 2

23 May 20193 stars

Cutesy and chaotic animated sequel that should please kids more than parents

A sequel to the 2016 animated kids' movie about what pets get up to when we're not at home, this picks up the story of New York mutt Max (Patton Oswalt, taking over from disgraced comedian Louis CK). Alongside rescue dog Duke (Eric Stonestreet), Max…

Political Theatre: 21 Pornographies, Brexit Means Brexit and The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black Black Oil

23 May 2019

Three varying approaches to the political on stage

In much contemporary criticism, the influence of Bertolt Brecht is frequently described as a series of formal innovations – the breaking of the 'fourth wall' through direct addresses to the audience and the manipulation of the 'alienation-effect' to…

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

23 May 20194 stars

Re-imagined fairytale captures the love that binds us and the sense of adventure that sends us out into the world

Finegan Kruckemeyer's tale of three sisters left alone in the woods by their father has been performed all over the world – which tells you something about its universality. It may focus on growing up as a triplet, something few of us can identify with…

Matthias & Maxime

23 May 20192 stars

Cannes 2019: A kiss jeopardises a friendship in this unpersuasive effort from Xavier Dolan

Best known for Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm and Mommy, writer-director Xavier Dolan's finest films have been searing, immaculately crafted autobiographical dramas that allowed him to analyse life, love and suffocating family ties. Sadly, Matthias…