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the rest. Also touring, see list.co.uk/ days-out for details.
THREE AGES POETRY SLAM Tron Theatre, Sun 7 Apr, tron.co.uk THE BLEND BY CHIVAS Mharsanta, until Wed 5 Feb, chivas. Three teams of poets go head-to- com Learn about the history of Chivas head in this poetry slam competition, Regal and the skills and craftsmanship divided up into age categories it takes to make their signature blended ‘Teens’n’Twenties’, ‘Thirtysomethings’ whisky with a complimentary drink in hand. and ‘Old Enough to Know Better’. Then, get hands-on and create your own Hosted by Robin Cairns. whisky, with a 200ml bottle blend to take home that night.
MODEL RAIL SCOTLAND SEC, Fri 21–Sun 23 Feb, modelrail- scotland.co.uk The model rail
HINA MATSURI JAPANESE SPRING FESTIVAL
Kibble Palace, Sat 29 Feb, japanese-matsuri-glasgow.org.uk Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami and sampling some Asian sweets.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Braehead Arena, Thu 5 Mar, harlemglobetrotters.com The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their international basketball skills, perform some of their best tricks and slams. Check out the skills of Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: CRYSTAL Braehead Arena, Wed 11–Sun 15 Mar, cirquedusoleil.com Acclaimed circus company Cirque du Soleil blend acrobatics, aerial arts and ice skating in their new production Crystal. Also touring, see list.co.uk/days-out for details.
MOONSTRUCK: 500 YEARS OF
MENTAL HEALTH Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, until Fri 28 Feb, rcpe. ac.uk An exhibition that explores the changing understanding of mental health over the past 500 years.
A CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CULTURE
St Cecilia’s Hall, Sat 1 Feb, stcecilias.ed.ac.uk A celebration of Chinese culture, featuring music, song, poetry and dance, in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
BEN FOGLE: TALES FROM THE
effects presentations, retro gaming consoles, trade stalls and a cosplay competition. Actors and voice-over artists make appearances over the weekend along with cult comic book illustrators and writers
AUDACIOUS WOMEN FESTIVAL Various venues, Fri 21–Sun 23 Feb, audaciouswomen.scot A festival for and by women with something to give – breaking down personal, political and institutional barriers and giving a massive shout out to women everywhere.
EDINBURGH’S FESTIVAL OF IRELAND
Various venues, Fri 13–Sat 21 Mar, edinburghsfestivalofireland. org A little bit of Ireland descends upon Edinburgh around St Patrick’s Day as the city celebrates the rich culture of the Emerald Isle. This is a multi-arts, family- friendly celebration of the links between Edinburgh and Ireland, with storytelling, music, comedy and lots and lots of dancing.
OUT OF TOWN
WILDERNESS DUNDEE WOMEN’S FESTIVAL
King’s Theatre, Sun 2 Feb, benfogle.com TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling. Also touring, see list. co.uk/days-out for details.
YEAR OF THE RAT CELEBRATION CONCERT
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Thu 6 Feb, rbge.org.uk The Rainbow Melodies music ensemble from Tianjin University perform a selection of Chinese folk music on traditional instruments, such as the erhu, Chinese zither, drums, pipa and suona horn.
Various venues, Dundee, Sat 29 Feb–Sat 14 Mar, dundeewomensfestival.org.uk Two weeks of events, dramas, discussions and workshops, the theme for 2020 is ‘Women Making Waves’. The idea is to keep informed, stay confident and make a difference.
FIFE WHISKY FESTIVAL Cupar Corn Exchange, Fri 6–Sun 8 Mar, fifewhiskyfestival.com The Fife Whisky Festival brings 30 distilleries and independent bottlers from all over Scotland to showcase their whisky wares.
CAPITAL SCI-FI CON LOCHWINNOCH ARTS FESTIVAL
Corn Exchange, Fri 14–Sun 16 Feb, capitalscificon.co.uk Science-fiction convention aiming to raise funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). There will be large-scale props from movies plus live special Various venues, Lochwinnoch, Fri 6–Sun 29 Mar, lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk Lochwinnoch’s annual arts festival is a celebration of music, art, dancing and theatre.
Museum Late: Jurassic Party
XXX MANIPULATE Xxxx Xxxx FESTIVAL Various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Jan–Sat 8 Feb, manipulatefestival. org World-class animation, puppetry and related performing arts of all styles and techniques from a range of international artists and companies. The
2020 event features late-night music events, café-cabarets, workshops and more. See feature, page 20.
Scotland’s fastest-growing film festival has become a force to be reckoned with. See feature, page 32. MUSEUM LATE:
GLASGOW FILM JURASSIC PARTY
FESTIVAL Various venues, Glasgow, Wed 26 Feb– Sun 8 Mar, glasgowfilm. org/glasgow-film- festival Since 2005,
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Fri 13 Mar, nms.ac.uk See the dinos from the museum’s newest exhibition, Tyrannosaurs,
after dark and enjoy a series of themed activities.
GLASGOW VEGAN FESTIVAL
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Sat 28 Mar, veganeventsuk.co.uk/ glasgow-vegan- festival Plenty of exciting vegan food stalls, talks, demos and workshops for kids.
PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Various venues, Scotland, Sat 28 Mar–Sat 18 Apr, puppetanimationfestival. org The UK’s largest and longest established annual performing arts event for children pulls some strings to present a feast of puppet-based entertainment. xxxx
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