Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Sharp, often devastating emotional observation leavened with a dose of humour from the Louisiana-born songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player.
Blue Jazz Sextet
The backing band at the Blue Jazz Voices course at Sage Gateshead step out of the shadows.
Singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice and great lyrics.
Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Annual contemporary art exhibition celebrating the UK's art school students.
A tribute to the music of Black Sabbath.
Folk noir and gypsy jazz quartet.
Alt.indie hip hop mix from K.Flay (aka Kristine Flaherty) who blends smart witty lyrics with an angry, quickfire delivery.
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
Folk duo and winners of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award singing in Scots, Gaelic and English.
Bigfoot's Tea Party
An eclectic techno and electronic music party.
Dundee and District Philatelic Society
Regular meetings of the local stamp enthusiasts. New members and visitors always welcome. Annual membership is £10 (under 18s free.)
Durand Jones & the Indications
14+ Under 16s with an adult
Lanreath Grand Firework Display
Traditional bonfire night fireworks, with hot food available. The display begins at 7pm.
Blues and folk from the singer and musician.
Folk, bluegrass and Americana.
Stadium style indie tunes with a hint of folk thrown in.
An Evening Shared with Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan
Comedy double-bill featuring stand-up and impressions from Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan.
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shows off his skills on guitar, saxophone, drums and piano.
The residents of this famous clubbing institution spin funky, disco and vocal house.
Rose Room comprises virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, Jimmy Moon on double bass with guitarists Tom Watson and Tam Gallagher. The music embraces the swing jazz era with a dash of western swing.
Six day festival celebrating documentary and factual storytelling. The 2017 programme features 35 world premieres, 21 international, 24 European and 73 UK premieres, not to mention a second-to-none lineup of guests, including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry, Nick Broomfield and Walter Murch.
Tom Allen: Absolutely
Sharp of both tongue and suit, Tom Allen (you'll have seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala) presents a brand new show. Ages 14+.
Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man
Paul Sinha (a familiar face on ITV quiz show The Chase) contemplates life after the end of a long-term relationship.
Biggar Little Festival
The name is something of a red herring as this small Lanarkshire festival is really punching above its weight with a large programme of varied arts events put on by different community groups and local businesses, plus a couple of big name touring artists booked by the festival committee. Covering comedy, theatre…
Black Star Riders
New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).
An authentic tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac! It doesn't get much better than this!
John Hackett Band
Electronic duo comprising of Andy Barlow and Lou Rhode.
Hip hop and rap duo, part of NYC's Beast Coast collective.
Barbara Nice: Raffle
Character comedy from Janice Connolly about a housewife. Entrance price includes a raffle ticket.
Experimental metal band from Seattle.
Tenement Jazz Band
Traditional jazz band composed of young jazz musicians aiming to recapture the energy of early jazz.
The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.
Solent Male Voice Choir
Founded in 1961 by a group of Portsmouth postmen who discovered that they liked singing while sorting the mail, the Solent Male Voice Choir now draws its membership from all over the Solent area.
Glasgow Chamber Choir
The amateur choir was founded in 1994 and plays four to five concerts per year, with a repertoire that stretches from Taverner to the 21st century.
R&B / hip hop sounds from Glasgow-based Amandah Wilkinson and John Baillie Jnr.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
- Written by: Eric Carle (book), Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)
Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Group featuring singer Tali Atzmon, Jenny Bliss (violin, viola da gamba), Yaron Stavi (bass) and Gilad Atzmon (bass clarinet, soprano sax and accordion.)
A mixed programme from the Czech trio.
Bristol-based electronic jazz outfit.
The Brodsky Quartet was founded in 1972, and during their long career they've set benchmarks for enterprising repertoire, discipline, tone and style. They've been acclaimed as the world's number one interpreters of Shostakovich's quartet music, and a thriving educational programme enables them to go on introducing their…
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The Boy George Experience
Keith George presents a tribute to Boy George.
A night of comedy with open mic opportunities and a different line-up every time.
Blues and boogie piano from Dom Pipkin.
Bon Jovi tribute act.
R&B, pop and soul from the British singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades.
Spiders on Mars
Bowie tribute act.
Variety and comedy musical show that combines elements of classical, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up comedy and dance.