Contents 18 MARCH 1 APRIL

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Outdoor Swimming Glasgow Art Fair The Hairy Bikers

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Emily Mackie Derek Walcott James Kelman Alex McBride Emily Woof

Death Disco Devil Disco Club Ikonika Skinnyman

Bill Burr Sean Lock

Bernard Rose The Blind Side Lourdes The Headless Woman The Kreutzer Sonata Extract DVDs

Kids Concerts Listings

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Thee Silver Mount Zion The Besnard Lakes Bobby Wellins and David Patrick Haddowfest Egyptian Hip Hop Burnt Island Lady Gaga Records Jazz & Folk Classical

Every One Three Sisters If That's All There Is Scottish Dance Theatre Eurydice The Hobbit

Lynn Ahrens But What of Frances Stark The Printmaker's Art Laura Aldridge

Recruitment I Saw You Flatshare Classified Courses and Tuition

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Cover story: Kick-Ass Scottish comics writer Mark Millar’s tale of masked vigilantes in the real world gets the high gloss, big screen treatment for a very adult, very bloody, very sweary take on the superhero. Henry Northmore meets him, as Kick-Ass prepares for its Scottish premiere. See page 22.

Features 26 Peter Brook Legendary director Brook makes a welcome return to Glasgow with his latest work, 11 and 12. 20 God of War III Kratos hacks his way through Greek mythology in the third and final instalment of this epic trilogy for the PS3.


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Regulars 2 First Word Corinne Bailey Rae waxes lyrical about what makes her tick.

7 Noticeboard We bring you the highlights from this year’s Edinburgh International Festival programme. 12 Get Stuffed The Big Breakfast: We bring you the finest breakie options the cities have to offer.