15DAYStolive The things to catch this fortnight

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The King’s Speech FILM Colin Firth heads up a roll call of classic British theatre actors in this Golden Globe-nominated film about King George VI’s speech therapy. See review, page 46. General release from Fri 7 Jan.


Blue Valentine Celtic Connections

FILM Open-ended relationship drama that charts the progress of a married couple by cross-cutting between time periods. See review, page 47. General release from Fri 14 Jan. MUSIC A selection of stars from the Scottish trad scene connect with their worldwide counterparts in a hugely varied musical celebration. See previews on pages 58 & 59. Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 13–Sun 30 Jan.

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Big’n’Bashy Global Cool

127 Hours

CLUBS Bass supremos Big’n’Bashy team up with Electrikal Sound System for a no-holds-barred night of hedonistic, boundary-blurred, genre-bending music. See preview, page 37. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 15 Jan.

SHOP Get yourself along to this eco upcycling event and turn an old jumper into a modern fashion masterpiece. See Lifestyle, page 24. ‘Sew Remade’ workshop, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Wed 12 Jan. FILM Echoes of Saw as James Franco has to do the unthinkable in order to save his own life except Danny Boyle’s film is based on a grizzly true story. See review, page 48. General release from Fri 7 Jan.

Jack and the Beanstalk THEATRE The panto dream team of Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott triumph once more in this colourful, exuberant version of the classic tale. See listings, page 78. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sun 23 Jan.

4 THE LIST 6–20 Jan 2011