Review: Renowned playwright Zinnie Harris takes her directorial skills into a new arena with her film debut ‘A Glimpse’, as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Join us as we highlight reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.
Review: The first of four virtual live pieces from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) brings a crisp and soulful jazz to the sweeping 12th-century arches of Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral.
Review: A season of fifty short digital artworks from Scotland’s National Theatre features several of Scotland’s best-known actors working from isolation on new scripts.
Review: The third in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts culminates in a masterful Mendelssohn piece, bookended by two contrasting pieces from 20th and 21st centuries.
Review: The Resol String Quartet’s performance on the theme of Prodigies Grow Up, is the second in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts airing from lunch times in February and March.
Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.
Review: In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.
Review: John Adams’ acclaimed take on President Nixon’s memorable 1972 visit to Maoist China returns to Scotland after 42 years.
Review: Celtic Connections 2020 Highlights
Review: The Sunderland-based art-rockers focus their eager energies on a new set of erudite and historically-themed songs, in the vast cathedral-like setting of Kelvingrove’s centre hall.
Review: One of England’s most idiosyncratic songwriters brings his surreal, angular takes on life to Glasgow.
Review: A visually spectacular retelling of this well-known fairytale.
Review: Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre brings Carlo Collodi’s famous boy-puppet story to life, presenting Robert Alan Evans’ and Lu Kemp’s adaptation at Tramway.
Review: Entertainment in true Glasgow style in Lewis Hetherington’s hilarious take on the pantomime perennial, at the East End’s Platform arts centre.
Review: Featuring the classic song Walking In The Air, Howard Blake’s musical play, based on Raymond Briggs’ much-loved book, has come to Glasgow.
Review: We know the song and maybe have seen the film – how about the musical? Artmag reviews the Glasgow run of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit office comedy.
Review: English theatre company 1927 use music, theatre and projected animation to bring to life thirteen ancient folk-tales in a dazzling, surreal compendium of oddness.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Great Unknown James MacMillan Symphony Premier at Edinburgh International Festival
Review: The leading Scottish composer of his generation celebrates turning 60 with five performances at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival. This culminates with the world premiere of his Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ and shows off MacMillan’s talent to compose for both voice and orchestra.
Review: Irish indie-folk band Villagers played Leith Theatre as part of Edinburgh International Festival’s contemporary music programme.
Review: The Mercury-nominated singer and guitarist visits Edinburgh as part of the Festival’s eclectic contemporary music programme.
Review: Edinburgh International Festival welcomes Sydney Theatre Company for the first time, prior to touring the UK with the respected Australian novel The Secret River (2005). Kate Grenville’s book is adapted for the stage by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield.
Review: ArtMag attended the first night of Scottish Ballet’s production of Arthur Miller’s chilling The Crucible, opening Edinburgh International Festival’s 50th birthday year.
Review: The Magic Flute, Mozart’s magical singspiel rooted in fairy tale heroes and damsels in distress, is presented by Scottish Opera in Glasgow before touring Scotland and showing in London and Belfast later this year
Review: Rhiannon Giddens dazzled with the Celtic Connections Orchestra