So much culture, so little time. P H O T O
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KIDS BIG MUSIC FOR MINIS
Taking on a heap of contemporary issues, this young people-oriented festival explores the gap between rich and poor, the tyranny of 24-hour information- overload and the ongoing struggles for non-binary individuals. See preview, page 123. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 15–Sat 17 Nov. Gigs, workshops and events for your tiny ones take over the Royal Concert Hall for two days as this hands-on mini-festival features SambaYaBamba (pictured), the Celine Donoghue Band, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. See preview, page 100. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov.
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D O M N C K M A S T R A N G E L O
T H E A R T S T A N D T H E S U N D A Y P A N T E R
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R E N A T O G H A Z Z A
C O U R T E S Y O F
MUSIC THE TWILIGHT SAD
FILM INTO FILM FESTIVAL
VISUAL ART EMMA HART
THEATRE THE JOURNEY
Featuring the optimistic title of It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, The Twilight Sad’s fifth studio album drops our way in mid-January with a warm-up Edinburgh date coming up and single ‘Videograms’ out now. See preview, page 108. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Thu 29 Nov.
With an innovative ‘F-rating’ for movies in their Year of the Woman strand, the Into Film Festival also gives young people up to the age of 19 the chance to engage in all aspects of the filmmaking process. See preview, page 91. Various venues, nationwide, Wed 7–Fri 23 Nov. The ‘badly-behaved and messy’ work of this rising star of the London art scene comes to Edinburgh in ceramic form, a material that Hart says ‘can be an exciting way to talk about chaos’. See preview, page 133. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 3 Feb.
Tackling the global refugee crisis, Steve Lambert and Badac Theatre’s immersive new production explores the deep effect that fleeing your home has on a human being. See preview, page 124. Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov.
CHOSEN BY COMEDIAN RAY BRADSHAW THE PROCLAIMERS
The Proclaimers are coming to the Playhouse in Edinburgh and I genuinely think it will be amazing. I saw them once in a tent at T in the Park (a music one not a three-man one) and they were incredible. You forget how many bangers they’ve had: some iconic, some political and some in Shrek. In all my years of doing stand-up at music festivals, it’s the gig that stands out the most (that’s not strictly true, as 800 moshers at Download Festival hating me because I told them ‘When You Say Nothing at All’ by Ronan Keating was one of the best songs ever written still haunts me, but that’s another story for another time). I reckon being in a sold-out venue in Edinburgh with 3000 people singing ‘Sunshine on Leith’ will give even the hardiest of people goosebumps. I’m insanely jealous of everyone that’s going. Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam, Mac Arts, Galashiels, Fri 2 Nov; Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 17 Nov; Falkirk Town Hall, Sun 18 Nov; The Proclaimers, Edinburgh Playhouse, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov; O2 Academy, Glasgow, Fri 16 & Sat 17; then touring.
1 Nov 2018–31 Jan 2019 THE LIST 7