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Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based musician and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Her uniquely mesmerising and rich instrumental sound showcases Lipstate’s skill as a composer. Having previously supported the likes of Radiolab and St Vincent, Lipstate has embarked on her own European tour, with a stop-off in Edinburgh this evening.
Electric Circus, Market Street, Edinburgh
THEATRE: ALEX FERGUSON - LEADING
Not your traditional night at the theatre. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson returns to his hometown of Glasgow to share his pearls of wisdom on leadership. In conversation with presenter Nicky Campbell, Sir Alex will talk about the strategies he developed to turn Manchester United into one of Europe’s most successful cluvs over three decades. His latest tell-all book, Leading, will also figure.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
A chance to see Abel Ferrara’s 2014 take on Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last days on the big screen at Dundee’s DCA. Ferrara had dreamed of making a film about Pasolini since the 1990s and - over a decade later - finally captured this dark and heartbreaking biopic. Willem Dafoe stars as the troubled Pasolini (supported by an outstanding Italian cast) and brilliantly portrays the unjust and untimely demise of one of Italy’s iconic filmmakers.
Until October 1, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, Dundee
EXHIBITION: DOCUMENT SCOTLAND - THE TIES THAT BIND
Brand new to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, photography exhibition ‘Document Scotland’ combines the work of four Scottish photographers (Sophie Gerrard, Stephen McLaren, Colin McPherson and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert) in Scotland both pre and post-independence referendum. Touching on the country’s political landscape, the 75 photographs beautifully capture both the country and its people as well as presenting a multitude of views around the independence debate.
Until April 24, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh
FOOD & DRINK: CHINESE BAKING
Learn about traditional Chinese baking with help from Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre and Glasgow’s bakery47. While you might not expect to find “baking” and “Chinese cooking” in the same sentence, there are a surprising number of delicious baked goods to be found in Chinese bakeries, including pork buns and custard tarts. Find out more about how these are made from the experts and - of course - taste some of the treats for yourself.
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow