In the City of Sylvia



A man returns to a City to try to track down a woman he met SIX years earlier in this affecting piece. See page 47. Selected release from Fri 73 Mar.

Toby Paterson: Ever

Growmq Never Old VISUAL ART New work by the acclaimed Scottish artist draws on Paterson’s travels in Central and Eastern Europe. See page 88. The Modern Institute. Glasgow. until Thu 9 Apr.

Be Near Me THEATRE Ian McDiarmid's versuon of Andrew O'Hagan‘s novel about a priest's relationship With a teenage boy. which scandalises a small Ayrshire community. tours Scotland. See

page 81. Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow.

Wed 25 Mar—Sat 4 Apr.

Ross Noble


The first-class rib tickler

rocks up to the Glasgow

International Comedy Festival With his high-octane brand of wit. See page 40. Theatre Royal. Glasgow. Fri 20—Sun 22 Mar.

Ballet Lorent


One of the most dynamic and exciting dance companies in the world heads north of the border for the first time With a new work entitled Designer Body. See page 82. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. Sat 27 Mar.

Turner and Italy VISUAL ART JMW Turner's love affair with Italy, and the country's influence on his work is explored in this new work With Brian Eno. See page 80. exhibition at National Galleries. See Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 31 page 87. National Gallery Complex, Mar. Edinburgh, Fri 27 Mar—Sun 7 Jun.

DaVId Byrne MUSIC The former Talking Heads frontman celebrates his solo and group collaborative


LGBT Arts Festival Weekend LGBT The culmination of three months of workshops. events and courses takes place at the UK’s only dedicated LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing and features open mic poetry, performances and exhibitions. See page 60. LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Edinburgh, Fri 20—Sun 22 Mar.

19 Mar—2 Apr 2009 TH! LIST 8