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Coffee stops: 5 of the best places to refuel in Glasgow

Glasgow is undoubtedly the best city in Scotland when it comes to shopping, but with all that choice, at some point you’re going to run out of steam – which is when finding a decent coffee shop becomes a necessity. Especially at this time of year. Here are 5 of the best in town. Disagree? …

City Lists Coffee November 27, 2012

Robbie Williams announces 2013 stadium tour

Fans of Robbie Williams take note: the cheeky pop star has announced a 17-date tour for 2013. The one-time Take That pinup claimed his recent sell-out shows at the O2 Arena in London had rekindled his appetite for performing on stage: “I’ve got such a buzz out of playing live again this year. The shows we …

Gigs November 27, 2012

What’s on in Scotland: Top 10 events of the week

There’s plenty to whet your cultural appetite in Scotland this week. Here are our picks of the week’s best events throughout the country… Crystal Castles O2 ABC, Glasgow  – Monday (26 Nov) Canadian duo Crystal Castles kick off the week with some demented electro from their latest critically acclaimed album III. Event listing Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping …

Theatre November 26, 2012

10 romantic getaways in the UK

An intimate getaway can be the perfect way for couples to get to know each other better or rekindle their relationship, but expensive foreign travel and the mood-killer that is airport security could douse the flames of your partner’s passion. Thankfully there are plenty of destinations in the UK that lend themselves to romance. Here …

Out of Town November 26, 2012

On the road: Bands touring the UK this week

Whether they’re intent on making a comeback, riding the waves of current success, or have just never stopped playing music, you’ve got to hand it to these 10 hardworking bands and artists (and in some cases their loyal fans) for their sheer perseverance. The Rolling Stones You might have seen the classic footage of them …

Music What's On November 26, 2012

What’s on in… the West of England

Choosing something to keep you all entertained can be a difficult process, especially if you’ve got a really eclectic range of interests. One of you might be into football, another ballet, maybe even going to the theatre, but one thing is for certain – there’s always something on somewhere near you. To make things a …

Comedy November 24, 2012

New Jimi Hendrix album… and 5 of the best posthumous LPs

The late, great Jimi Hendrix is coming back from the dead, sort of. Thankfully it’s in the form of previously unreleased music rather than as a Tupac-style hologram, with 12 hitherto unheard tracks from the guitar genius to be released on a new album next year. The album will be called People, Hell and Angels, …

Music What's On November 24, 2012

What’s on in… the North of England

Finding something to do isn’t as easy as it should be, especially if the whole family want to do different things on the same day; or maybe you’re trying to work the activities around your free time from work. Whatever takes your fancy, though, there’s plenty to see and do around the North of England, with …

Comedy November 23, 2012

10 of the best free days out

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as the saying goes, but thankfully it is possible to have a great family day out without breaking the bank. Here are 10 of the best free visitor attractions across the UK that will captivate children and adults alike. Brighton Pier If you’re looking for that ‘I …

What's On November 22, 2012

Britain’s best winter seaside walks

Britain’s coastline is always a popular option for walkers, and during the winter months, when higher ground can be too hazardous for some, there are few better ways to blow away the cobwebs than with a stroll along the seaside… St Ives Beach, Cornwall If you want to avoid the summer crowds, winter might be …

What's On November 22, 2012

5 things to do this weekend

There’s a lot more to life than watching wannabe pop stars murdering your favourite song or minor celebrities munching on maggots. Instead of subjecting yourself to such dubious entertainment, here’s five much more rewarding events happening in Scotland this weekend. Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat Live Various venues, 23 – 25 Nov Former Arab Strap …

What's On November 22, 2012

Critics’ choice: Standout culture this week

From classical music to theatre via visual art, The Scotsman’s critics tell you which events to watch out for… THEATRE: 9 TO 5 PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, 26 NOVEMBER UNTIL 1 DECEMBER THE Scottish Autumn theatre season has shuddered to a halt, and most of the Christmas shows are not yet with us. In the meantime, though, …

Theatre November 22, 2012

Step into Christmas: The big switch-on events

Are your bells jingling for Christmas yet? If not, you might want to check out the fantastic programme of events that have been organised across Scotland to help foster the festive spirit in even the most Scrooge-like amongst us. Edinburgh The festivities kick off in style in Scotland’s capital next Thursday (29 Nov) with the …

What's On November 21, 2012

Biffy Clyro play new song on Later… with Jools Holland

Popular Ayrshire rock trio Biffy Clyro performed their raucous new track Stingin’ Belle on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland on Tuesday evening. The track is one of the first hints of what to expect from their forthcoming record Opposites, due for release on January 28. Reaction on Twitter was mainly positive about the energetic performance, …

Music What's On November 21, 2012

Twilight Saga stars turn out for London premiere

TWILIGHT star Robert Pattinson told frenzied fans at the final film’s London premiere last night that the saga had “changed everything” about his life. The arrival of the British actor and his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in Leicester Square was greeted with wild screaming and cheering from thousands of “Twi-hards”. Some 6,000 fans, …

What's On November 17, 2012

Music news: Frightened Rabbit announce new album

Frightened Rabbit and Quickbeam announce album plans; Avalanche set to close doors; The Big Apple Award returns; new music from Snide Rhythms, Trapped in Kansas, Admiral Fallow and Three Blind Wolves; plus this week’s gig guide. Do you have a gig or release to tell us about? Get in touch via Twitter or email. • …

What's On November 13, 2012
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