THEATRE: Fiddler On The Roof **
SCOTLAND’S major deaf cinema event is back. Having proved a hit with deaf and hearing audiences alike last year, the Deaf Focus Film Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday with an extended programme, increased seating capacity, special guests, and a brilliant kids’ programme on Sunday.
Consider Rather The River
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Colin Steele's Kind of Blue,
The Happy Gang's Big Adventure
IF you only know one reggae star . . . well, it’ll probably be Bob Marley. If you know two, chances are the other is Jimmy Cliff, legendary Jamaican singer and the man who actually gave Marley his start.
WHEN Tokyoblu secured the DJ services of Graeme Park for tomorrow night, event co-runner John Hutchison was ecstatic. It’s not hard to see why. Park was a pivotal figure in the development of the dance scene in Britain back in the late 1980s and Hutchison’s respect for him runs deep.
THANKS mainly to the good old BBC, the phrase Last Night of the Proms more often than not conjures up lively images of the Albert Hall crammed with eccentric English gentry boisterously belting out Land of Hope and Glory while frantically waving union flags and bobbing up and down, the odd umbrella opening above their heads.
TAKE one kung-fu-fighting kangaroo. Drop it in the middle of a tropical jungle.
He departed this planet in his Tardis 14 years ago. But, finds Ian Brown, fans this weekend will ensure Dr Who is not forgotten.
"YOU know, it’s only when I talk to journalists that I feel I’ve done all right in comedy. I get really depressed and think: ‘Oh, I can’t sell out this venue’ or ‘I should be up there with Frank Skinner or Eddie Izzard.’ But then I do an interview and I get reminded: ‘Oh, I did get a Perrier nomination and I am sort of well known.’"
After weeks of confusion and rumour, the huge Godskitchen party at the Royal Highland Centre on Saturday night has been given the official go-ahead.
SCOTLAND, as if you needed to be told, is notorious for its weather. Summers which are damp and joyless, winters which are even worse, it’s the one thing that can unite the country in a satisfying, if pretty much pointless, good old moan.
FRIENDS reunited? When someone suggested that quirky singer-songwriter Joe Jackson get back together with his first band, he was hardly enthusiastic.
TV funnyman Mark McDonnell is about to break every actor’s golden rule: Never work with animals or children.