Books Clubs Comedy 50 54 64

Film Kids LGBT 69 81 83

Music Theatre Visual Art 84 111 118


St Andrew’s Day celebrations If traditional ceilidhs and concerts are your thing, St Andrew’s Day marks the beginning of your favourite season, with Hogmanay and Burns Night celebrations on the horizon. See page 31 for St Andrew’s Day ‘Visit for Free’ events. Various venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, 26–30 Nov.

Glasgow’s Whisky Festival The second year of the festival celebrating Scotland’s favourite swally, focusing on distillers from the Glasgow area. Star of the show: the first whisky to be distilled in the Outer Hebrides for 170 years. The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 19 Nov. Pecha Kucha If you missed Pecha Kucha earlier in the year, be sure to catch the talks this time round. 20 slides. 20 seconds each. Lots and lots of creative ideas. Tramway, Glasgow, Thu 1 Dec.

Bold Souls Fashion Pop-Up: Santa, Baby The cream of local design talent and indie traders will be at this pop-up shop. See Christmas Guide, page 10. The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow, Sat 26 Nov. Previously . . . Scotland’s History Festival A celebration of the nation’s heritage, organised by comedian Susan Morrison. See preview, page 46. Various venues, Edinburgh, Thu 17–Wed 30 Nov.

Playhouse Theatre Tour Your chance to see behind the scenes of Scotland’s largest purpose-built theatre. The Edinburgh Playhouse, Wed 23 Nov–Wed 14 Dec (Wed and Sat only).

Scottish Women’s Aid 35th Lili Reynaud- Dewar: Artist Talk and

Anniversary Exhibition Exhibition of photography and memorabilia in honour of Scottish Women’s Aid. Glasgow Women’s Library, Tue 29 Nov–Mon 12 Dec (not Sat or Sun). Screening Event Reynaud-Dewar explains her upcoming physical performance piece, which looks at the political writing on Jean Genet. Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 30 Nov.

Starting Out Cultural Enterprise workshop aimed at anyone working in the cultural and creative industries. Ideal for anyone wanting to start or improve a business in that sector. City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Fri 25 Nov.

Morningside Makers Market A monthly craft market offering art, textiles, photography, homeware, jewellery and ceramics ideal for early Chrimbo shopping. Columcille Centre, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Dec.

42 THE LIST 17 Nov–15 Dec 2011




What’s it like? Architecturally lovely and quite picturesque, the area is still pretty bohemian despite the influx of more affluent shops in recent years. Where’s it, like? To the north of the city, between the New Town and Inverleith. It’s about a 15-minute walk from the city centre, running alongside the Water of Leith. Key landmarks include St Stephens Church and the old Stockbridge Market entrance arch.

Who’s from there? Nico is rumoured to have frequented the area during her Warhol hayday, whilst Shirley Manson and Dylan Moran have been spotted nearby. The Scottish national cricket team play at The Grange, and wicket lovers have reported sightings of Michael Vaughan and Sanath Jayasuriya after international league matches.

Why would I go there? St Stephen Street has several great bars, including The Antiquary, The Saint and The Baillie. See also the Stockbridge Tap or Hector’s for some lovely squid. The Victorian swimming baths at Glenogle are a retro treat, as are Voxbox Music and Elaine’s Vintage Fashion. Charity shops in Stockbridge have some of the best quality wares, with Oxfam Music and Shelter on Raeburn Place offering particularly good collections; there are bundles of antique dealers around too. Patisserie Florentin has pastries so good that they would make your mammy weep. Cheese lovers should hit up IJ Mellis for nibbly bits.