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In photos: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2015

Judging by the work on display at the degree show, standards at the Glasgow School of Art are as high as ever, writes Gillian Furmage As soon as I stepped out of the sunshine and into the Reid Building for the degree show, I could feel a frenzied energy filling the place – although this might have been …

Art June 15, 2015

The Imitation Game – film review

Gillian Furmage reviews The Imitation Game, the Second World War code-breaking drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley “Well… Now we know who’s winning the Oscar.” As the credits rolled, that was the first thing heard from the audience after this screening of The Imitation Game. And you know, it just might be accurate. Everything about …

Culture Film November 11, 2014

Bard in the Botanics: Henry IV – theatre review

Shakespeare’s Henry IV is being staged in Glasgow as part of the popular Bard in the Botanics programme. Review by Gillian Furmage [Last year’s Bard in the Botanics production of King Lear] It’s easy to be dazzled by the picturesque Kibble Palace in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, where Henry IV is now being performed as part of …

One Man Two Guvnors – theatre review

The National Theatre is touring Richard Bean’s award-winning play One Man Two Guvnors. Review by Gillian Furmage   This award winning National Theatre production is all slap-stick, sing-songs, silliness and superb comedic performances. Having its Glasgow audience in stitches in minutes, this riot of a play begins with a four-piece skiffle band entertaining the audience, before the …

Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies – dance review

Gillian Furmage reviews Matthew Bourne’s dazzling stage interpretation of Lord of the Flies – currently on at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow as part of a major UK tour. What happens when 31 school boys are stranded and must fend for themselves? This brave production from New Adventures has an exhilarating but bleak answer. Directed by the …

Theatre June 13, 2014

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show: A triumph over adversity

Just three weeks after the disastrous fire at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art building, the 2014 Degree Show was officially unveiled this morning, writes Gillian Furmage Running for a week from Saturday (14 -21 June), the shows displays works from students from the School of Design, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and The School of Fine …

9 of the best vintage and craft events in Glasgow this summer

With summer just around the corner, the time has come for revellers to spend their day in the open at one of Glasgow’s many vintage and craft markets. A quirky alternative to the high street, these events offer unique stock, a buzzing atmosphere and a great day out. Gibson Street Gala [Picture: CrenellatedArts / Flickr …

10 of our favourite long-running gags in Friends

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Friends left our screens? To mark a decade since Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Joey went to Central Perk that one last time, we’ve chosen the best long-running jokes from one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. Warning: spoilers ahead (in the unlikely event you haven’t …

Television May 30, 2014

Cycling fans gather in Edinburgh for Chris Hoy event

Edinburgh’s Grassmarket has been transformed into a cycling circuit for an event featuring homegrown Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy. Festivities today (29 May) will include hosting both Britain’s foremost televised race Series, and the last leg of the 2014 HOY tour. The Olympian will be  showcasing his new range of children’s bikes on an inflatable race …

What's On May 29, 2014

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014 – in pictures

The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been transformed into a magical, vibrant and thoughtful gallery for its 2014 Degree Show. Showcasing some truly breathtaking Scottish talent, the artistic pedigree of the ECA looks set to soar even higher. The diverse range of exhibits covers sculpture, photography, architecture, fine art, painting, illustration, animation, film & TV and …

Edinburgh International Film Festival launches 2014 programme

Chris Fujiwara unveiled his third programme as artist director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival today, promising films that will make audiences “see thing differently”. [Elijah Wood will appear in Set Fire to the Stars] The 68th edition of the festival will feature eleven world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 95 UK premieres. …

9 of the most disastrous gigs of all time

From being pelted by bottles to dodgy performance art and fireworks gone wrong, we count down nine of the most disastrous gigs of all time. The time Macaulay Culkin was booed off stage mid-kazoo solo When Home Alone star Culkin and his bizarre Velvet Underground tribute band arrived at the Dot to Dot festival in Nottingham …

Music What's On May 27, 2014
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