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BOOKS BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND
This seventh annual event takes ‘rebels’ as its theme this year. Among those appearing across the country are Akala (pictured), Joanne Harris and Sam Conniff Allende while there’s also Banned Books and a Beer, and the Feminist Disco. See preview, page 83. Various venues, nationwide, Mon 19–Sun 25 Nov.
AROUND TOWN EDINBURGH’S CHRISTMAS
Setting aside their usual menu of double and triple-bills, Rambert bring us a full-length narrative piece, Life is a Dream. Choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, this is a two-act reimagining of the 17th-century play in which an imprisoned prince is allowed his freedom for one day, only to react with violence. With set design from the Quay Brothers and a score by the late composer Witold Lutoslawski, this is sure to be a 2018 dance highlight. See preview, page 126. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Thu 22–Sat 24 Nov. What better way for capital residents and visitors to celebrate the seaon’s festivities than with a trip into town for shows including Black Beauty and Wendy and Peter Pan (pictured). See Highlights, page 50. Various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 16 Nov–Sat 5 Jan.
6 THE LIST 1 Nov 2018–31 Jan 2019