Performing Arts News
Until 31 Oct
The theme of the 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival is ‘Beyond Words’, sharing the experiences of old traditions and new connections, across music, dance and story.
Arts Live is Dumfries & Galloway’s year-round arts festival, with top-quality events throughout the region for all the family. On 23rd October, Occasion Theatre presents its contemporary take on author Mary Shelley’s life in ‘The Monster and Mary Shelley’.
5 -12 Oct
Set in historic Haddo House and its grounds, the Haddo Arts Festival returns with a packed programme of music, theatre, workshops and art.
21 – 24 Aug
Scottish Opera comes to the King’s Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival with Breaking the Waves by American composer Missy Mazzoli.
31 Jul – 27 Aug
Hamish Henderson, the poet, folklorist and pivotal figure of the Scottish Folk Revival, is celebrated at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in a summer school, a ceilidh, theatre piece and a colourful canvas backdrop by Alexander Moffat.
24 July – 5 Oct
Centring on an ambitious collaboration with the University of Edinburgh’s Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) research group, this is Samson Young’s first major UK exhibition, also featuring other newly-commissioned work and an installation of his 2017 Sydney Biennale piece.
The Edinburgh-based Nomads Tent is hosting an evening of traditional Iranian music featuring a trio of musicians who met during the Musicians in Exile project.
Jun 26 – Aug 3
Performed amongst the beauty of Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens and in the Kibble Palace from 26 June – 3 August 2019, this year sees the group present a “Muse of Fire” programme, showcasing four of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters
The OUI Sessions will see weekly live music sessions every Friday and Saturday 6-8pm at the hotel’s OUIBar + KITCHN,
May 16 – Jun 22
‘The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black, Black Oil’ by the National Theatre of Scotland reinforces its status as a cornerstone of contemporary Scottish theatre.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh: Antonio Carlos Jobim & Thomas “Fats” Waller: New Waves
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of two legendary names in 20th century music, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Thomas “Fats” Waller, in New Waves.
Following overwhelming response from previous sell-out performances at Traverse Festival; Latitude Festival; and Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Locker Room Talk embarks on a Scottish tour, continuing a vital conversation about misogyny and masculinity which has only become even more urgent in present climes.