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Stephen Merchant COMEDY The regular Ricky Gervais’ collaborator (and genuinely funny bloke in his own right) takes some time off from writing to discuss his unluckiness in love, and perhaps find himself a partner in the process, as part of his Hello Ladies tour. See feature, page 18. SECC, Glasgow, Fri 7 Oct; Playhouse, Edinburgh, Thu 13 Oct. Perfect Sense FILM Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Ewen Bremner star in David Mackenzie’s much- anticipated dystopian sci-fi romance, in which the world’s inhabitants are gradually deprived of their senses by an unstoppable epidemic. See review, page 63, and our interview with Mackenzie at list.co.uk General release, Fri 7 Oct.

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Archive Trails MUSIC Musicians Alasdair Roberts and Wounded Knee, video artist Aileen Campbell and puppeteer Shane Connolly adapt some material culled from Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies archive, in an effort to reconnect with the old stories. See feature, page 28. Various venues across Scotland, Thu 13–Fri 28 Oct. Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival FESTIVAL With book events from the likes of Jackie Kay and Keith Gray, music from Fruit Tree Foundation and screenings including Local Hero, Rain Man and The Hurt Locker, this year’s SMHAFF is one of the best yet. See previews, pages 39 and 90. Various venues around Scotland, Sat 1–Mon 24 Oct.

Remember Remember MUSIC Graeme Ronald has delivered a stunning second album in the shape of The Quickening, in time to get us substantially worked up in time for his appearance at Stereo. See album review, page 78. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 24 Sep. Saturday Night THEATRE Director Matthew Lenton follows up the award- winning Interiors with another voyeuristic production, this time exploring the dark and chaotic side of life. See preview, page 106. Tramway, Glasgow, Fri 7–Sat 15 Oct.

Family Fun Music Day KIDS The Glasgow Concert Halls venues host a range of family-friendly musical activities, including Owen and Olly’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Orchestra. See previews, pages 72 and 96. Royal Concert Hall and City Halls, Glasgow, Sat 24 Sep.



I’m looking forward to the clubbing season kicking back in after the traditional summer dry spell. Lock Up Your Daughters are back with a bang, hosting a comeback special featuring guest DJs Rev>Enge, Emma O, Fatty Blaze, Prince Mog and The Bloody Show. In addition to that, there’s more alternative queer clubbing action planned at the same venue from new night Blitz. It'll be fun to see what these newcomers bring to alt-queer scene, alongside stalwarts like LUYD and my own Menergy. Glasgay! have a few club nights crammed into their hectic theatre, comedy, art and everything-else programme. And Peaches' DJ set and Hard-Ton's live show at Death Disco will be unmissable! Lock Up Your Daughters, The Flying Duck, Glasgow, Fri 23 Sep. Menergy vs R-P-Z Freshers Party, Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 24 Sep. Blitz, The Flying Duck, Fri 7 Oct. Death Disco, Arches, Glasgow, Sat 15 Oct.

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