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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March 26 – March 31

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” EDGAR WALLACE. [more]

&Gallery I Jeffrey Cortland Jones and Michael Craik

Until March 24

Two artists,  Jeffrey Cortland Jones, from Ohio, USA and Michael Craik based in Fife, Scotland, have been brought together for this innovative exhibition of richly crafted, Abstract paintings which complement each other perfectly. [more]

The Nomads Tent I SKOTEBI and UNUCAD

March 11

Submerge into a resonant bath of Georgian and Balkan voices in the unique and intimate setting of The Nomads Tent. Edinburgh’s first lying-down concert brings together two of the city’s most soulful underground vocal ensembles, SKOTEBI and UNUCAD.

Edinburgh I Hidden Door

May 25 – June 3

Hidden Door 2018 reveals a diverse programme of music, visual art, theatre, film, spoken word and dance with an all-star cast of collaborators. [more]

CCA I Aye-Write!

March 15 – March 25

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival is pleased to be back at CCA for a second year as part of our biggest programme yet. [more]

CCA I Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018

March 15 – March 18

Now in its eleventh year, Scotland’s leading short film event champions new international film and visual art talent, celebrating diverse forms of cinematic expression. [more]

King’s Theatre I The Weir Review

February 24

Story-telling is at the heart of The Weir, sucking you into it as soon as it starts. The Weir, on just now at the King’s Theatre, is a real pleasure to watch.

Upright Gallery I Re:Colour Re:Shape

Until March 8

The Upright Gallery overlooking the Meadows at Bruntsfield was founded around a year ago by graphic artist and designer, Ian Farmer, and specialises in a diverse selection of contemporary art.  This tall, narrow, split level townhouse, previously an Antique shop, has two exhibition spaces with open staircases to allow the light to flood in from the high windows. [more]

King’s Theatre I The Weir

February 20 – February 24

A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester. [more]

Glasgow Film Festival I Guest Announcement

February 21 – March 4

Glasgow Film Festival will host some incredible guests for Q&A sessions throughout the festival, giving you the chance to find out more about their inspiration, process and future projects.  [more]

Sailor Jerry I Jerry’s Open House

February 15 – March 15

Sailor Jerry – the bold and smooth spiced rum – is on the search for Glasgow’s artistic talent with its ‘Back 2 Back’ competition – launching as part of Jerry’s Open House; an all-in month-long pop-up (15th Feb – 15th March) celebrating Glasgow’s thriving art scene. [more]

King’s Theatre Edinburgh I Pressure

February 13 – 17

D-DAY, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings. [more]

Glasgow Botanic Gardens I Mystical Gardens

February 15 – 25

Glasgow Botanic Gardens presents Mystical Gardens, an illuminated trail showcasing the diverse beauty of the gardens at night through stunning lighting, powerful soundscapes, fire performance and interactive street theatre.  [more]

Glasgow Theatre Royal I Scottish Opera

February 2 – 3

Following a five star run at the Edinburgh International Festival, the ‘must see’ Scottish Opera production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s anarchic, contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, ‘Greek’, comes to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. [more]

Citizens Theatre I Bold Girls Review

Until February 10

Bold Girls is the newest and absolute must-see production at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Set in Belfast in the early 1990s is a perfect story with a brilliant all female cast. [more]