OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including fashion icons, indie rock and Rabbie Burns
EXHIBITION: HELLO MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH
Glasgow’s design hub The Lighthouse looks to honour one of Britain’s most iconic fashion names. Paul Smith is a brand synonymous with British fashion since the 1970s, with this exhibition offering an insight into the mind of a man who put bright patterns and vibrant colour directly at the forefront of modern style. Hello My Name is Paul Smith includes recreations of both his own office and design studio as well as sketches, drawings and an collection of garments from the runway show archives.
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, £4-6
MUSIC: THE LIBERTINES
It’s not every band that overcomes break-ups, drug addiction, burglary and manages to pen a new album together at the end of it, but then the Libertines aren’t quite like any other band. Bursting onto the scene in the early noughties with hits such as ‘Up The Bracket’ and ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’, the turbulent relationship of The Libertines songwriting duo, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, was as catastrophic as it was captivating. Following a very public breakup in 2004, it took a decade before the four members were back on tour together and releasing new music once again. The following album, Anthems For Doomed Youth, and subsequent festival and tour dates proved they’re still a band to be reckoned with and are sure to attract a lively audience on a return trip to Glasgow.
SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, £28.40 - 39.75
EVENT: THE SECRET SEX LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS
It would be easy to assume that the conventional supper events are the only way to honour the life of The Bard of Ayrshire, in the build-up to Burns Night. However, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is offering a Burns-themed programme with a difference, kicking off this evening with the question “what happened to Rab’s discarded love interests?” Comedian and writer Keara Murphy will be presenting her well-received BBC Radio Scotland show which presents the many faces of Burns, with a mixture of storytelling, music and comedy.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh, £10