Celtic Connections returns for its 25th edition, with an ambitious and eclectic line up, guaranteed to brighten up a dark and cold Glaswegian winter. Throughout its 25 years, Celtic Connections has grown in terms of events, stages and visitors, as well as in the music that it showcases, the genres it embraces and the international
Performing Arts News
October 21 – November 5
Scottish Opera’s ground breaking work for children aged 6 to 18 months comes to Glasgow this autumn following its sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival.
Scottish Opera take their fabulous travelling theatre to the Haddington Show in East Fortune on Saturday July 1.
June 23 – 25
As festival season bites across the country it’s good to see a more thoughtful and soulful approach to outdoor frolics. Solas, the midsummer celebration of music and the arts pitches up in The Bield at Blackruthven in Perth.
Artistic Director David Greig’s barnstorming season at the Lyceum has been rewarded with a flood of nominations for the prestigious Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Five productions from the last year have pulled in 15 different nominations including Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, Best New Play, Best Director and Best Production – giving the
The Late Shows Various venues across Newcastle and Gateshead Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 Times vary between venues Tyneside is famous for a few things. Like stottie cake, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and that bloke from The Police. But none of those are quite as much fun as The Late Shows, the annual after-hours
May 9 – 13
Mayfesto, the Tron’s edgy min-fest of provocative work kicks off with a performance built around Electro sound pioneer and strident composer Daphne Oram.
BambinO at the Scottish Opera is a stimulating mini opera aimed at 6 to 18 month old children, complete with percussion, cello and tiny pianos, designed to enthral, stimulate and engage kids.
April 14 – 15
The festival for discerning food and drink fans sets up camp in Aberdeen this weekend where it takes over the AECC for two days.
April proves to be a busy month for Scottish Ballet as the company stretches into film-making and visual media. Under the Skin, is a digital dance season released in stages throughout the month which demonstrates the versatility and artistry of contemporary dance.
In an inspired collaboration Scottish Opera are teaming up with Vanishing Point Theatre to present Bartok’s mysterious and unsettling adult fairy tale Bluebeard’s Castle and another of his masterpieces The 8th Door