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Memory Spinners: Dementia Arts Workshops

Light relief for those living with dementia is on offer at Airdrie Town Hall, with the Scottish Opera and CultureNL Memory Spinners art workshops, running Mondays from 29 January – 23 March (1-3pm). Using music, movement and visual arts, the free of charge programme helps both people with dementia and their carers relax and form support … Continue reading

Edinburgh Fringe for All

A look at the accessibility of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival… Continue reading

Glasgow Goes Green

Discover sustainable living facts, fun and food in this preview of Glasgow Goes Green festival. Continue reading

Southside Fringe

Showing how Scots do Southern hospitality is Glasgow’s Southside Fringe. Running from May 13 – 29, the celebration includes in and outdoor events. Co-founder Corinna Currie said: “We have an amazing selection covering live music, theatre, cabaret, comedy, spoken word, burlesque, literature, visual art, film and well being events.” With such a mix of activities … Continue reading

Pons Aelius

Pumping fresh blood into the folk music scene is UK six piece Pons Aelius. In 2015 – at the combined age of 132 – the band gained recognition by winning the Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Award. Now launching its debut EP; Pons Aelius is taking its horde of instruments on tour. This means transporting its guitar, … Continue reading

Merchant City Festival

Preparations have begun for this year’s Merchant City festival and it promises to be the biggest yet. Running twice the length of previous events, the 2015 bill will span July 25 – August 2. Festival Executive Producer, Lorenzo Mele, said: “The 2014 Festival was exceptional because it supported the Commonwealth Games, acting as the cultural … Continue reading

Galoshans Festival

There’s a new UK arts festival and it’s called the Galoshans. With the Scots name for ‘guising’ it’s unsurprisingly scheduled North of the border. The exact location is however, more surprising. Unlike most Scottish festivals, it isn’t going to Glasgow or Edinburgh, rather Inverclyde. Bringing the festival to Inverclyde is Scottish charity UZ Arts. The … Continue reading

SambaYaBamba

An interview with Lisa Stewart of SambaYaBamba If you watched the BBC hype of the 2014 Commonwealth Games then might you might have noticed a Samba band jazzing outside Buchanan Galleries. Who are these guys and what were they doing there? Well here sax player, Lisa Stewart, explains all. “SambaYaBamba are a community band, formed … Continue reading

Desolation Yes!

Think they don’t make music like they used to? Well Glasgow band, Desolation Yes! agree. Continue reading

From Green to Granite

They say romance is dead, but here to prove them wrong is Charly Houston, a musician taking on the Scottish scene with a style she calls ‘romantindie’. Continue reading

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