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Stormzy performs during the TRNSMT festival at Glasgow Green PIC: Lesley Martin/PA Wire

Music review: TRNSMT Friday, Glasgow Green

In recent years the UK’s festival space has fragmented and diversified away from a sense of big, moment-defining, with Glastonbury, more than ever, solidifying its monopoly on this kind of conversation-leading. So it was a coup for TRNSMT that their Friday night headline booking of south London rapper, singer and grime provocateur Stormzy came just a couple of weeks after he ascended to a new level of fame after his attention-grabbing headline show at Glastonbury was televised to the nation.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen

Music review: TRNSMT Saturday, Glasgow Green

Scotland’s biggest summer music festival lucked out once again in its third year with glorious sunshine contributing to the general good vibes and the slightly reddened faces of the main stage acts playing right into the glare of the afternoon sun.

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Nicholas Party uses colour with confidence, knowing just how far to push each clashing purple and piercing orange

Art review: Nicholas Party, The Modern Institute, Glasgow | Monika Sosnowska, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

There seems no end to the rise of Glasgow contemporary art gallery the Modern Institute, or of the artists in its ever-expanding stable. Swiss artist Nicolas Party has come a long way since he was painting landscapes with lollipop trees in day-glo colours after graduating from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA course. These days he’s living in New York and showing with A-listers Hauser & Wirth, and this show, in Modern Institute’s Osborne Street space, is a clear demonstration of how his work has grown in ambition and panache

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Newsround, presented here by John Craven, delivered news that was at least age appropriate

Kids shouldn’t have to worry about war with China – Kezia Dugdale

My friends with kids tell me this is nearly the halfway point in the summer holidays. When I say “tell” what I really mean is they expressed a view punctuated with expletives. They’ve run out of fun things to entertain them with, especially free options, and are slowly contemplating the return to school and all the costs associated with that.

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