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4 MUSIC The Lighthouse Late

5 FILM Spectre

6 BOOKS Wigtown Book Festival

This very mag hooks up with The Lighthouse once again for an excellent evening’s entertainment, the event’s soundtrack provided by the superb FOUND, Apache Darling, Supermoon and the Spook School (above). See preview, page 74. The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Fri 9 Oct.

One of the most anticipated films of any year is a new Bond movie and this 24th affair in the franchise looks set to get 007 fans across the globe shaken but, of course, not stirred. Daniel Craig is our hero with Sam Mendes in the director’s chair once more. General release from Mon 26 Oct. An excellent programme in Scotland’s National Book Town features adventurer Robert Twigger, KLF legend Bill Drummond and rising star Kirsty Logan (above) while Jamie Byng chats about 21 years at Canongate. See Highlights, page 55. Various venues, Wigtown, Fri 25 Sep–Sun 4 Oct.

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7 KIDS / AROUND TOWN / FILM Hallowe’en

8 FILM Macbeth

9 DANCE Royal New Zealand Ballet


Many of us like a fright, and Hallowe’en is pretty much set up to provide that. Among the spooky highlights is the Children’s Classic Concert entitled Magic and Monsters, scary walks in Mary King’s Close and a screening of The Shining. See feature, page 38. Various venues and dates in October. It’s the story that refuses to die and no wonder when it can be turned into visceral cinema such as Justin Kurzel’s film, starring Michael Fassbender as the murderous Thane with Marion Cotillard as his manipulative Lady. See feature, page 16 and review, page 61. General release from Fri 2 Oct.

Produced by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, former principal dancers at, respectively, the American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet, this new staging of the beloved Giselle certainly has a strong pedigree. See preview, page 87. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 27–Sat 31 Oct.


The Dundee Literary Festival has grown into a vibrant, surprising festival brilliantly run by Anna Day and her team at Literary Dundee. The festival is supported by a warm and engaged local audience, and is increasingly seeing more people make the journey to Dundee from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Festival venues are a short walk from Dundee train station and there are plenty of great places for lunch and refreshments: the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) cafe is a good pit-stop, as well as legendary record store Groucho’s. So get yourself up to sunny Dundee for what is always an interesting, diverse line- up of authors and events. Ask Bob: Bob Servant’s Guide to a Wonderful Life, Òran Mór, Glasgow, Fri 9 Oct; Dundee Literary Festival, various venues, Wed 21–Sun 25 Oct; authors include Janice Galloway (left), Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson.

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