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BIG BIG PICTURE PICTURE 1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020 THE LIST 17 1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020 THE LIST 17

CELTIC CONNECTIONS More than 2000 musicians from across the globe converge upon Glasgow for yet another excellent chapter of the Celtic Connections story. During 18 days of gigs, workshops, talks and exhibitions, there are appearances from the diverse likes OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL of Peggy Seeger, Nitin Sawhney, Anais Mitchell, Breabach, Ana Moura (pictured), For the fifth year running, the Ocean Film the Rezillos, James Grant, Fatoumata Festival makes a stop-off in Edinburgh Diawara, Dave Milligan, Sturgill Simpson, bringing along a showcase of evocative Robyn Hitchcock, Iris DeMent and Tessa and dramatic films connected by their Lark. There are also some anniversaries water-based adventures, featuring intrepid to be honoured: the opening night concert rowers, bold surfers and spectacular is a symphonic celebration from The depths. Among the highlights are Kiwi GRIT Orchestra marking 700 years since Breeze about a man building a yacht the Declaration of Arbroath, while Bruce in his London back garden ahead of Springsteen’s 70th birthday is honoured voyaging home to New Zealand, while by the Roaming Roots Revue, and Phil Touched by the Ocean features Latvian Cunningham puts on a special show for pals attempting to row across the South his 60th. Atlantic Ocean, and The Big Wave Project Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 16 Jan– tracks a crew of surfers seeking that next Sun 2 Feb. watery thrill. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 15 Sep.