TheRealist So much culture, so little time. We boil it down to ten of the best events 1

Glasgay! LGBT Scotland’s largest celebration of queer arts is back for another year, with the kind of stupendous line-up we’ve come to expect. Highlights include the premiere of the wonderful Liz Lochhead’s Scots Makar-fest Edwin Morgan’s Dreams, and Other Nightmares; Grant Smeaton’s newest work Ch Ch Changes; cabaret entertainment from Bourgeois and Maurice; feisty US comedian Margaret Cho following up her run at the Fringe last month with solo show Cho Dependant; and a performance from the luminous drag/cabaret artiste Johnny Woo (pictured). Impressed? We are. See Glasgay! overview, page 19; Bourgeois and Maurice feature, page 20; Liz Lochhead feature, page 24; Margaret Cho preview, page 38; and comic workshop preview, page 74. Various venues, Glasgow, Sat 15 Oct–Sat 12 Nov.

Take One Action Film Festival 2

FILM FESTIVAL Possibly the finest political documentary film festival in the world moves into top gear. This year’s programme features Jarvis Cocker and KT Tunstall-starring climate change doc Burning Ice (pictured); the latest Paul Laverty-pennned production Even The Rain, starring Gael Garcia Bernal; and the tale of a Scottish community battling a business tycoon in You’ve Been Trumped. See reviews and previews on Various venues, Wed 21 Sep–Sun 2 Oct. 4 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011