22 SEP–20 OCT YOU’VE GOT 29 DAYS TO LIVE! If you think you might be starting to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, you could try taking vitamin D supplements. Though we’d prescribe, instead, a healthy dose of getting out of the house. We whittled down a long list of events to bring you just 30 unmissable cultural highlights stretching from late September to the beginning of December. Squeeze in all 30, and you’ll be grinning until the spring. More minimally, don’t miss Bourgeois and Maurice, Bon Iver and David Shrigley’s opera Pass the Spoonto name but three events. We’re all in favour of cosiness, but you shouldn’t resign yourself to blankets and box-sets just yet.


ARCHIVE TRAILS Aileen Campbell, Alasdair Roberts and Drew Wright investigate the School of Scottish Studies Archives. 30

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FOOD AND DRINK Glasgow’s latest African dining establishment Calabash is reviewed, as well as all the recent openings in both cities. 61

Autumn preview All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey, but worry not the autumnal months arrive with an abundance of new cultural pleasures, including Liz Lochhead’s Edwin Morgan production, stand-up comedy from Stephen Merchant and the overdue return of The Rapture. Our in-depth preview of all these events and more starts on page 15.

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PADDY CONSIDINE Actor, filmmaker, writer, musician and Shane Meadows regular we find out whats next for the Dead Man’s Shoesstar.

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2 First Word Rab C Nesbitt shares his wisdom.

7 Noticeboard The latest news on Artist Rooms 2012 and the new EIFF artiistic director.

34 Lifestyle The definitive autumn shopping wishlist.


Around Town Glasgay! SMHAFF Doors Open Day

Books Christopher Hitchins Robert Harris Jonathan Ross

Clubs Divine Heavy Gossip/Ultragroove Maya Jane Coles Comedy Reginald D Hunter Curb Your Enthusiasm

Film Sebastian Koch (Albatross) Drive Crazy Stupid Love Page One: A Year Inside the NYT DDVVDDss Kids Glasgow Family Music Day

LGBT LGBT comics Music Gold Panda Bob Dylan Arcade Fire RReeccoorrddss JJaazzzz aanndd FFoollkk CCllaassssiiccaall

Theatre The Salon Project Men Should Weep Apocalypse Saturday Night Katakbox

Visual Art The Writing on Your Wall Alan Reid: Boudoir Concrete Gary Rough Nick Sargent Classified Recruitment Courses Property I Saw You Mailbox

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GREAT OFFERS Win tickets to Tom Stade Win tickets to RBS Museum Lates Win £100 at St James Shopping Win anCnoc art passes (page 121)

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