Art & Culture Blog

Our Art Bloggers are continuously reviewing exhibitions, openings & festivals up and down the UK for you.
Read about their impressions here and be inspired to venture out into the art world yourself.
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Rudolf I Platform Glasgow

Until December 17

Entertaining from beginning to end, this two-man show is a great chance to experience some Christmas magic. It’s funny, clever and very engaging. [more]

The Arabian Nights I Lyceum Theatre

Until January 6

Written by playwright Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Joe Douglas, The Arabian Nights makes for an incredible show. Lyceum Theatre provides the perfect venue for it, with its atmospheric décor and intimate size. [more]

Common Ground I Lennon-Art Gallery

Until December 3

Stockbridge in Edinburgh has a well-deserved reputation for having an excellent array of art galleries, and Alan Lennon’s establishment is certainly no exception. Most recently, he has joined up with Michael Cook in the aptly-titled Common Ground co-exhibition. [more]

Shelly Tregoning | Arusha Gallery

Until December 5

In this first solo show by Shelly Tregoning, Arusha Gallery has utilised its spacious high-ceilinged rooms to great effect, displaying large-scale compositions alongside the pocket-sized series of ‘Hirsute’ and ‘Selfies’. [more]

Glasgow Print Studio | CUT

Until September 17

An original and very interesting display of modern and contemporary woodcut prints is available to view at the Glasgow Print Studio. [more]

Critics are Wowed by Lyceum Shows

Artistic Director David Greig’s barnstorming season at the Lyceum has been rewarded with a flood of nominations for the prestigious Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Five productions from the last year have pulled in 15 different nominations including Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, Best New Play, Best Director and Best Production – giving the [more]

The Late Shows 2017

The Late Shows Various venues across Newcastle and Gateshead Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 Times vary between venues Tyneside is famous for a few things. Like stottie cake, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and that bloke from The Police. But none of those are quite as much fun as The Late Shows, the annual after-hours [more]

Narbi Price: This Must Be The Place | Vane

May 11 – July 1

Price is well established in the North East art scene and his painterly canvases have been a local favourite for years, with his work appearing all over Newcastle, as well as in Berlin, Milan, Basel, New York and London to name a few. [more]

Glory on Earth | Lyceum | Edinburgh

May 20 – June 10

Continuing their season of adaptions and brand new plays the Lyceum hands Artistic Director David Greig the directorial reins in this reimagining of the clash between Mary Queen of Scots and radical cleric John Knox. [more]

Newfoundland | Ruthin Craft Centre

April 29 – July 16

The exhibition, partly inspired by Saumarez Smith’s formative trip to Newfoundland, Canada, consists of jewellery work created from found objects, detectorist finds and odds-and-ends from internet sellers. [more]