Announcements, line-ups and opinion

QUEEN’S HALL BAG MICHAEL BEGG The Queen’s Hall has announced its first ever associate artist in residence will be experimental musician and composer Michael Begg. Throughout 2020, Michael will be working at the venue to develop the LIMINAL programme, a series of performances and events that will explore the crossover between classical and experimental music. Evan Henderson, chief executive of the Queen’s Hall, said: ‘As we look towards the next phase of the Hall’s life, we’re expanding our horizons through new artistic directions to encourage new audiences to engage with us, whilst continuing to programme across all musical genres for our existing audiences.’

NIGHTWAVE AMAZON FUNDRAISER Glasgow’s newest club Room 2 and DJ Nightwave are teaming up for a fundraising edition of Nightrave to raise money for the Amazon rainforest on Friday 8 Nov. Maya Medvesek, aka Nightwave, said: ‘This fundraiser is a way of saying thank you from us all and a political act of solidarity during these times of extreme crisis for the forest and its peoples.’ Joining the line-up will be Anna Gram and Bonzai Bonner, aka Lezzer Quest, Liam Doc, Lisaloof, and more to be announced. Tickets costs £10 and 100 per cent will be donated to the Huni Kuin tribe.

BOWHOUSE LAUNCHES MUSIC PROGRAMME Bowhouse in St Monans, Fife, has launched a programme of live music at its Futtle brewery taproom. The taproom doubles as a bar and a performance hub, as well as a vinyl store for their resident record label, Triassic Tusk Records. Open Fri–Sun from noon, there will be regular live performances. King Creosote and Mairearad Green will launch the next instalment of their Buoy Gull collaboration (10 Nov); Moman Studio One has a book launch and DJ set (30 Nov); plus Glasgow- based band Hank Tree are set to play (7 Dec).

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TAKES TO THE ICE The internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil are bringing their newest show, Crystal, to Glasgow’s Intu Braehead from Wed 11–Sun 15 Mar. For the first time, the circus performers will take to the ice to mix acrobatics and ice-skating skills. It tells the story of a young, misunderstood woman who falls through the ice and suddenly finds herself in an upside-down world.

MELTING POT AT GLASGOW’S RIVERSIDE MUSEUM Melting Pot is serving up disco decadence at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum with their One Night at the Museum event (30 Nov). The team behind this summer’s series of sold-out Queen’s Park parties have taken inspiration from the New York 70s and 80s clubbing scene to transform the museum into a Studio 54-era party.

1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020 THE LIST 15

Cirque du Soleil

Michael Begg Nightwave