Minimal: Glass at 75 MUSIC Among the highlights at this year’s Minimal music festival (which takes Philip Glass, pictured, as its primary focus) is a live performance of Brian Eno’s ambient masterpiece Music for Airports by Red Note Ensemble and Bang on a Can. See feature, page 83. Tramway and Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct. Bonfire Night AROUND TOWN / MUSIC Fence Records are celebrating this year’s Guy Fawkes’ memorial evening with their Hott Loggz all-dayer; the rest of us will have to make do with some sparklers and a pair of flame-retardant mittens. See King Creosote’s Hallowe’en article, page 16, and our Bonfire Night round up, page 43. Various venues around Scotland, Sat 5 Nov.
RBS Museum Lates AROUND TOWN The National Museum of Scotland makes the most of its newly refurbished grand hall with a series of evening events, featuring DJs, bands, food, drinks, galleries and more. All that, as well as the obvious thrill of wandering around a museum at night. See preview, page 10. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Fri 11 Nov. We Need to Talk About Kevin FILM Lionel Shriver’s best- seling novel is beloved by millions, so a sharp intake of breath was clearly audible when the film adaptation was announced. Thankfully, director Lynne Ramsay has pulled it off gracefully, with Tilda Swinton delivering a stellar central performance. See review, page 68. General release from Fri 21 Oct.
NEoN Festival PLAY Dundee is home once again to the NEoN Digital Arts Festival; this year features appearances from Finnish CGI studio Anima Boutique and Eidos president Ian Livingstone. See preview, page 10. Various venues, Dundee, Sat 5–Sat 12 Nov.
Soulful Weekender CLUBS Yogi Haughton (pictured) gathers together a bunch of his mates, including Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler and Lil Louis, to form the line-up for Scotland’s first ever Soul Weekender. See preview, page 55. Cairndale House, Dumfries, Fri 4–Sun 6 Nov. Alison Watt VISUAL ART Greenock-born painter Watt is the subject of this exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, which takes US photographer Francesca Woodman as a major source of inspiration; see preview, page 119. Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 5 Nov–Sat 28 Jan.
Edwin Morgan’s Dreams and Other Nightmares SUGGESTED BY ADELE PATRICK, A FOUNDER AND LIFELONG LEARNING AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY I feel so lucky to have seen an abundance of truly fabulous Glasgow-based women writers break through in my lifetime: Liz Lochhead, Louise Welsh, Zoë Strachan, Denise Mina, AL Kennedy and Janice Galloway to name just a few, with many more still to come, I’m sure. I relish every word from Lochhead, who is now turning her hand to a dramatisation of her long time friend Edwin Morgan’s last days in this Glasgay! commission. A theme in my professional life involves mining the hidden lives and stories from beneath Scotland’s still largely bearded, white and straight historical carapace; this new work promises to add insights into the less well-known gay history of Glasgow. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 2–Sat 5 Nov. Gender Shift: Women Who Make Men, featuring Diane Torr and Zoë Strachan, Glasgow Women’s Library, Thu 17 Nov. For details of more events, visit womenslibrary.org.uk
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