CONTENTS 1 APR–31 MAY 2020 | LIST.CO.UK
I t's turned out to be a pretty unsettling few months, hasn't it? With a lot of people on lockdown around the world and also at risk, the challenges we're collectively facing are unprecedented. Everyone, in different ways, is in need of support right now and it's vital
that we all do whatever it takes to help those in need and stick together as a community.
This issue is a slightly unusual one for us, as you can imagine. With so many events cancelled and postponed, some of which won't have been announced at the time of going to press, we decided to focus our attention on helping folk stuck at home with recommendations on things to watch, listen to and read. Our A–Z of entertainment (page 16) will hopefully help with this, as will our features on upcoming book publications (page 64), kids' TV to stream (page 78) and all that great new music out there to check out (page 86). But it's also very important to us to show some love to the excellent events that were due to happen in April and May that have been postponed, including Terminal V (page 24), Riverside (page 26) and Wide Days (page 32). This will also be the last issue of The List to be bagged in plastic, which is great news. We had hoped to switch to paper wrapping earlier but with the various COVID-19-related disruptions, this has had to be pushed back to June. Though these sentiments have been echoed across the industry, here at The List we want to do everything we can to support local businesses, musicians, venues and more. If you think there's a way we could help, please let us know by email or social media. We'll all hopefully be out and about very soon, but in the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and remember, in the words of Patti Smith, 'We can turn the world around, we can turn the earth's revolution . . . people have the power.'
Most live events are being postponed or cancelled. At the time of going to press, we have indicated this wherever possible but cannot guarantee we'll catch them all. We advise anyone thinking of attending an event or festival to check with the venue and/ or ticket provider beforehand. Advice at this time is not to make unnecessary journeys. See list.co.uk/coronavirus for all the latest recommendations and general information.
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GLASGOW & EDINBURGH EVENTS GUIDE
FREE Home Comforts
STAYING IN IS THE NEW GOING OUT!
P L U S
ENTERTAINMENT A–Z LIVESTREAMING
BEHIND THE SCENES OF TV’S
OUR RUN-DOWN OF RECOMMENDED TV, THEATRE, OPERA, MUSIC AND MORE TO
GREATEST EVER SHOW
PODCAST AND RADIO SHOWS ENJOY FROM YOUR SOFA
HOME COMFORTS Of course, we'd all rather be out and about and consuming culture as per usual, but in these days of self-isolation there's plenty entertainment to keep us going until the theatres, clubs, venues and galleries open their doors once again. Throughout the mag, we feature our A-Z of TV and pods to binge on, the best of the spring books to devour, all the best kids' TV to keep the wee ones enthralled, the cream of stand-up on Netflix, the full back-catalogue of Studio Ghibli's classic animation, and some amazing theatre to livestream. Even in the darkest of times, we've still got it covered . . . 48
R E V O C Y R O T S
MUSIC VENUES With COVID-19 having a horrid impact on Scotland's live music scene, we consider what can be done in the here and now to help venues survive. And we deliver a message of hope for a future that seems so uncertain at the moment. THE SOPRANOS It's been off the air for 13 years, but David Chase's 'family' drama is still obsessed over by its legion of fans. We chat with two of the cast who are due to arrive in Scotland this May for live shows which reveal the inside story on the best TV show ever made.
Please find inside a new edition of The Guide to Scotland's Islands on the West Coast published in association with Caledonian MacBrayne. This went to press before the coronavirus crisis broke. The government advice is now that people should not travel to the Western Isles unless you live there or your journey is essential. We urge readers to follow that advice but we hope the Guide will remind us all of the delights to be found there and the west of Scotland welcome you expect and love. Once the crisis is past, we hope the Guide will inspire many of you to explore the islands and experience all they have to offer for yourselves.
The perfect binge News After Life FEATURES
Wide Days Nova Twins Quiz
FOOD & DRINK Nick's on Henderson Street Ka Pao
AROUND TOWN Quarantine Cabaret
Boswell Book Festival Flash Fiction Spring publications
COMEDY Kiri Pritchard-McLean Glee Club Netflix stand-up
FILM Doc'n Roll Proxima Vivarium Studio Ghibli
Malory Towers The Problem With Pink MUSIC
Caribou Confidence Man Deacon Blue A Midsummer Night's Dream THEATRE & DANCE
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Once Northern Ballet Livestreaming
TELEVISION Friday Night Dinner Podcasts
VISUAL ART Ray Harryhausen Mary Quant
FIRST & LAST Dita von Teese
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