What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

Billy Bragg will be playing the Glasgow O2 ABC. Picture: Getty

Billy Bragg will be playing the Glasgow O2 ABC. Picture: Getty

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OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including Billy Bragg, live opera and LGBTI cinema

MUSIC: BILLY BRAGG

Billy Bragg will be bringing his politically-charged sounds to Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street this evening. The fact that the English singer-songwriter is still making music and playing live after over three decades is a testament to his live shows and the energy of his fanbase.

O2 ABC, Glasgow / more info

FILM: CLOUDBURST

Running as an extension of the inaugural Scottish Queer International Film Festival which ran in September, SQIFF are partnering with the BFI’s ‘Love’ series to screen a number of films depicting female relationships and gay marriage. Glasgow’s Contemporary Arts will be hosting a screening of Thom Fitzgerald’s Cloudburst, the story of an elderly lesbian couple who escape their nursing home and head to Canada to be wed.

CCA, Glasgow / more info

EXHIBITION: ROSE STREET PROJECT

Art doesn’t always have to be about stuffy gallery spaces. If you happen to be wandering near Edinburgh’s Rose Street this evening, then you can catch a glimpse of the displays and installations by local artists who have been commissioned for a number of shop fronts including Creative Cookware and Clooney favourite Social Bite.

Rose Street, Edinburgh / more info

THEATRE: ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA: THE MIKADO

The way in which we consume theatre is drastically changing. Tonight, people around the country will be heading to their local cinemas, where the London Coliseum beamed live directly to them in crisp high definition. This Jonathan Miller production of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic has received critical acclaim for its wit, staging and hilarity.

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling (and various other cinemas) / more info

EVENT: CHRISTMAS FAIR

If you’re looking for a festive gift for the bookworm in your life, the National Library shall be open late this evening for their annual Christmas fair - offering a 20 per cent discount on prints, mugs, candles, sought-after books and children’s classics.

National Library, Edinburgh / more info

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