CONTENTS 1 FEB–31 MAR 2020 | LIST.CO.UK
J anuary's finally over and what a long, cold month it's been. If, like us, you too have been feeling those first-month blues, there's thankfully loads to look forward to across the coming months to help us escape that rut. Edinburgh will be buzzing with the arrival of Manipulate Festival (page 20) and so too will Glasgow when it welcomes back the annual Glasgow Film Festival (page 32) and Glasgow Comedy Festival (page 40). We dig into some highlights, including Ljubljana Puppet Theatre's Open the Owl (page 20), and also chat to Mark Cousins about his 14-hour epic Women Make Film (page 32), and comedian Jordan Brookes (page 42) about his Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning I've Got Nothing.
Elsewhere, there's the Edinburgh International Improv Festival (page 23) and Glasgow's Aye Write! (page 57), as well as Femspectives (page 24) and the inaugural Paisley Book Festival (page 58). Plus there's some terrific music on the horizon, including the goddess that is Angel Olsen (page 26) and hip-hop legend DJ Shadow (page 78). With this issue, you'll also find your copy of the Guide to Scotland's Festivals, which gives you the lowdown on all the major events to look out for in 2020; and our Art & Design special, celebrating the fantastic year ahead in the visual art calendar. Next time, we'll be eagerly anticipating the summer months and all those brilliant festival line-up announcements that will inevitably begin to trickle out. But for now, enjoy the last of winter and the start of a new decade in the best possible way: with great theatre, film, music, comedy and lots more.
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GLASGOW & EDINBURGH EVENTS GUIDE
1 FEB–31 MAR 2020 | ISSUE 757 LIST.CO.UK
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GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL ANGEL OLSEN
WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN
SINGER-SONGWRITER TO CHARM AWARD-WINNING FUNNYMAN ADDRESSES
FESTIVAL’S 16TH EDITION GLASGOW ON VALENTINE’S DAY
HIS MENTAL HEALTH
MANIPULATE FESTIVAL Fans of puppetry, animation and visual theatre are in for a treat as Edinburgh once more hosts Manipulate Festival. A large number of acts from across Scotland and much further afield will warm the cockles during a long winter week. Our cover stars Slovenia's Ljubljana Puppet Theatre are joined by the likes of Scotland's Paper Doll Militia, England's Improbable Dolls, Canada's Festival Stop Motion, Slovakia's Katanari, and France's Collectif AÏE AÏE AÏE in a true assembly of international talent.
GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL The metaphorical red carpet is laid out for another galaxy of top stars and movies. Among the surefire delights are new films Eternal Beauty (above), Our Ladies and How to Build a Girl, plus oldies such as Tank Girl, Brazil and Stalker. GLASGOW COMEDY FESTIVAL Dark times keep unfolding around the globe, so it's time to find the funnies. Happily, Glasgow hosts a laugh riot with Jimmy Carr, Jordan Brookes, Janey Godley, Jamali Maddix and people whose forename doesn't start with a J eg. Catherine Bohart (above).
T A E R G
S 13 R E F F O Win tickets to Science Lates: Sound & Screen at Glasgow Science Centre
13 Win a copy of 60 Years of Adelaide Fringe anniversary book
13 Win weekend camping tickets to Doune the Rabbit Hole festival 13 Win tickets to Edinburgh Science Festival at City Art Centre
CANADA GOES GLASGOW See page 35 for details
Wee Dub Festival
Mark Cousins Jordan Brookes
FOOD & DRINK
Leith Arches Sugo Pasta
AROUND TOWN Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
BOOKS Aye Write!
Paisley Book Festival Martin MacInnes
COMEDY Steve Martin & Martin Short
Stewart Lee Sarah Keyworth
Queen & Slim Parasite
Potrait of a Lady on Fire
Scottish Chamber Orchestra The Secret Garden
Kim Petras DJ Shadow
THEATRE & DANCE
The Lion King
Home is Not the Place I Think We Are Alone
Curb Your Enthusiasm / Avenue 5 Podcasts
Paula Rego Oscar Marzaroli
FIRST & LAST David Baddiel
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