10 things to do in Scotland this week

King Creosote. Picture: Greg Macvean
King Creosote. Picture: Greg Macvean
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This week’s arts, entertainment and leisure picks from across Scotland, including music from King Creosote and Lach, comedy from Russell Kane, the Aye Write book festival and the Rambert Dance Company on tour.

Music: King Creosote

Tuesday @ Mareel, Lerwick, 7.30pm, £12.50; more info

Wednesday @ Oran Mor, Glasgow, 7.30pm, £12.50; more info

The endlessly prolific, Mercury-nominated Fife singer-songwriter and Fence Records stalwart King Creosote, real name Kenny Anderson, is one of an increasing number of artists venturing north to Lerwick’s relatively new Mareel venue as part of a tour that also takes in Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Wednesday (where he’s joined by Gummi Bako).

Dance: Rambert Dance Company

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7.30pm, £13.50 – £26.50; more info

Rambert Dance Company reaches the final stop on its Scottish tour this week, with two nights at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday. There’s a new piece, Marguerite Donlon’s Labyrinth Of Love, set to prose and poetry by female writers from throughout history, plus Javier De Frutos’s Elysian Fields, inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire, and Tim Rushton’s 2011 piece Monolith.

Comedy / Music: Lach’s Antihoot Radio Night

Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Wednesday, 7pm, £5; more info

Anti-folk founder Lach‘s new weekly show at Henry’s continues. The evening starts with music and comedy recorded live for a future podcast, featuring Lach as the host with a different guest each week. Then, after a short break, Lach and his special guest return to each do a full set of material during the second half of the evening.

Clubs: Kapital (Ivan Smagghe + Daniel Avery)

The Caves, Edinburgh

Friday, 11pm, £12; more info

Forward thinking electronic music specialists Kapital return this weekend with a new soundsystem to play with at The Caves. For the occasion they have lined up a top pairing: French composer/producer Ivan Smagghe and Daniel Avery, a Fabric alumni who is fast becoming one of the most in-demand DJs and remixers around.

Film: Good Vibrations

On general release; find screenings near you

This bio-pic of Belfast underground music lynchpin Terri Hooley tells the story of the city’s alternative scene during the darkest days of the Troubles in the 1970s. It has already been earning enthusiastic reviews from critics and audiences alike, and should not be missed by anyone who once subscribed to the punk movement.

Exhibition: Peter Thomson: Cobalt Wall

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Until April 27; more info

Peter Thomson is a painter and always an intriguing artist. Like Steven Campbell before him, he is one of the most fertile of many Scottish artists who have taken their inspiration from the dream landscapes of surrealism where strange and unexpected conjunctions can occur.

Music: Wide Days

Teviot Row House, Edinburgh

Wednesday and Thursday; more info

The Wide Days music conference returns to Edinburgh this week, with two days of seminars on A&R, publishing, music photography and more. If the conference itself isn’t of interest, the free showcase gigs might well be – acts this year include Fat Goth, Washington Irving and Siobhan Wilson. To register for tickets, visit the Wide Days website

Books: Aye Write

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

From Friday; more info

Tracey Thorn is among the guests at this year’s Aye Write, discussing her pop memoir Bedsit Disco Queen. Also in the programme are Denise Mina (talking about her Girl With The Dragon Tattoo graphic novel adaptation), Maggie O’Farrell, Jeremy Vine and Alasdair Gray.The festival is at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library from Friday until April 20.

Comedy: Russell Kane

The King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Sunday, 8pm. £18.50; more info

Fosters Comedy Award winner and star of loads of stuff on telly Russell Kane plans to give birth, live on stage, then raise his offspring in front of you. This should be interesting.

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