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Heads Up: Bridging the year's shortest month with a day by day guide to recommended events, taking you all the way from late January to early March. Glasgow Film Festival — a closer look at the films being presented by that surprisingly rare creature, the female director. Artist Henry Coombes introduces Entre Chien Et Loup, a one-night-only spectacular, bringing together local video artists to present short films, followed by a fabulous ball.
Frontman Scott Hutchison also offers a personal track-by-track tour. Guest Selector — Glasgow trio Golden Grrrls excavate a few of their favourite fragments from the last 35 years of Kiwi pop culture. Spoiler: Has fuck all to do with Middle Earth. The third Edinburgh Iranian Festival presents the art, history and culture of a much-misunderstood country.
We speak to the organisers. The Tramway's Tim Nunn introduces their spring theatrical programme and reveals why this venue is one of the most exciting in the UK. The Joy Formidable are the noisiest pop-rock band in the UK. If you're into that. Showcase: Jonathan Owen shows off two new works erasing stars from Hollywood's past.
Plus Phagomania goes creepy on the aphrodisiacs in this issue's lonesome nod to St Valentine. Wenn Ich In Deine Augen Seh - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Meisterwerke / Masterpieces One writer comes to terms with being an 'alternative' heterosexual with a mortgage, and we take a closer look at approaches to sex education.
Film: A look at some of the film events happening in cities that aren't Glasgow this month, plus reviews of releases from Cloud Atlas to Wreck-It Ralph. Music: Nick Cave conquers all in a particularly strong month for album releases; a few recommendations for your gigging calendar, and post-hardcore mob United Fruit are our guests for the Dirty Dozen. Theatre: A look at a new show inspired by the controversial Klaus Nomi, plus the return of revered Scottish play Black Watch.
Comedy: Bruce Morton of the Greater Shawlands Republic bemoans a surfeit of comics and a lack of talent, and sorts the heroes from the zeroes in the Scottish scene. This month, specifically, tickets to Edinburgh Festival Theatre and a bunch of goodies from Fopp. This is not the romantic February issue you may be looking for. In fact, the only substantial reference to the mighty feast of St Valentine lies in Phagomania, which gives you a very creepy rundown of all the weird and not at all wonderful aphrodisiacs you can squeeze out of On An Unknown Beach - Various - XPRESSWAY PILE=UP (A Compilation Of NZ Music) preserved deer penis, maggot infested cheese, or the sperm of a sperm whale.
Leading the features this month is the Glasgow Film Festival, back with a bang and a diverse programme that opens up the world of cinema to reveal its links with a wide range of artforms from comedy to visual art to fashion.
Highlights include a strand focussing on gaming, an invasion of Brazilian cinema, and a grand ball inspired by The Shining. Our Film editor has chosen to focus on the still-underrepresented minority of female directors underrepresented in the film industry in general, you understand with interviews featuring Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour, who presents Wadjda in Glasgow this month, and Caroline Sascha Cogez, subject of a retrospective during the Glasgow Short Film Festival.
For the fifth year, The Skinny will be bringing you a daily guide to the festival, the aptly-titled CineSkinny, available in cinema queues and venues across the GFF. Keep an eye out. We celebrate through interrogation and forcing them to ride around Edinburgh listening to Metallica in a hearse — thank you to Andy from Eastside Bikes for providing the morbid vehicle. Continuing our funereal theme, the Travel section provides a top ten list of unmissable cemeteries around the world. We also spent some time with The Joy Formidable who got lost in the Highlands and sat down with rising Canadian producer Doldrums for a word about his eccentric debut.
This month's cover was created by Introducción a La carta - Victor Jara - Antologia Musical Eva Dolgyra. She moved to Glasgow from Athens to study Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art and now lives and works in the city as a freelance illustrator. She says, "While illustration is my strongest attribute and the element I feel most at home with, I am passionate about all facets of art and design.
My influences cover a wide spectrum, with a particular fondness for weird facts and imaginary scenarios. Something strongly reflected in my work is my soft spot for traditional printmaking; however, I believe there is a correct tool for each job and enjoy using my laptop just as much as a chisel.
Lynda staged the first. Enter your guess at www. Winners will be notified on the day of closing and will be required to respond within one week or the prize will be offered to another entrant. For full terms and conditions, go to www. Going somewhere nice? Submit your entries to competitions theskinny. If this all sounds a bit dry, the really heroic part is that Lynda smuggled all this in while simultaneously attracting a wider audience and higher critical praise than the festival had enjoyed since its earliest years.
On An Unknown Beach - Various - XPRESSWAY PILE=UP (A Compilation Of NZ Music) and her collaborators steered the festival away from a dreary agenda of European Art cinema and earnest documentary to Swanee - Aretha Franklin - Soul Sister serious reevaluation of Hollywood B movies.
On 4th Februarylegendary Glasgow musician Alex Harvey died of a heart attack the day before his 47th Birthday. Identities: Exploring Gender Diversity. Includes a photography workshop where participants will learn how they can discuss their thoughts about gender identity and diversity visually. E-mail: asier. Do you like reading, being opinionated and sharing your views on the literary scene with others?
Can you, crucially, write? If so head along to www. We are both very sorry and very embarrassed. It is called No Selfish Heart. Accept no substitutes. Expensive Space: Is that a dig at venue hire prices? On display will be an exciting array of works ranging from photography, film, performance, sound and drawing.
Whitespace, Edinburgh, Feb, free. Opening event from 6pm on the 1st. The Burning Sand will then run on the third Die Unteren - Cradem Aventure - Dunkeldeutsch of every month to provide an opportunity for live On An Unknown Beach - Various - XPRESSWAY PILE=UP (A Compilation Of NZ Music) , bands and dancing in the intimate, atmospheric setting of The Poetry Club, in addition to raising funds for the magazine of the same title, to be launched in April.
Like Arnie, or a particularly aggressive fungal infection, The CineSkinny is back to enliven your experience and embolden your cinematic choices words: Jamie Dunn. The edition of Glasgow Film Festival will be the biggest yet, with screenings and events taking place in 27 venues spread across On An Unknown Beach - Various - XPRESSWAY PILE=UP (A Compilation Of NZ Music) and in one case below — the city.
The sheer volume of movies on offer makes deciding what to see on any given day a bit like the dilemma faced by Brangelina trying to choose the next adorable orphan to adopt. Robertson, is sporting a hairdo so awful he. You can also read The CineSkinny online at www. Please say hello. Glasgow Film Festival takes place 14—24 Feb. On An Unknown Beach - Various - XPRESSWAY PILE=UP (A Compilation Of NZ Music) The CineSkinny each day of the festival in arts venues, bars and cafes across Glasgow glasgowfilm.
Ah, February — that shortest of months that we've somehow made span 35 days And so, this extra-long 'month' rightfully takes in an extra-large amount of treats, spanning manipulateWee Dub Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, a trio of gigs from the mighty F'Rabbit, and a duo of album launches from those chirpy young pups, Kid Canaveral. And that's just for starters.
Mascis' growling vocals still imbued with the ability to knock a grown man floorwards. This'll be a rare opportunity to see them throw down at close quarters aka get tae. The Arches, Glasgow, 7. Their debut album drops a few days before this live set, so expect a playlist comprised mostly of gems offa that. The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, 8pm, Free. Tickets also get you entry to the official Opening Gala party. GFT, Glasgow, 7. Glasgow Film Festival runs from Feb.
Also showing at Paisley Arts Centre, 26 Feb. See listings for details. In honour of us expanding into the north-west The Skinny will launch a Manchester and Liverpool edition in Aprilohyeswewill! Collective, until 24 Mar, Free. Vision Mechanics theatre company present their intentionally spooky outdoors performance, DARK MATTER, where over the course of three dark nights they'll use tricks of the light and darkness to tell a story of the shadows that lurk in our subconscious.
They'll be previewing tracks from said album which is out official a few days later, on 4 Marchand generally party-ing it up. Italian-born artist Massimo Bartolini, known for his immersive and experiential work, takes to the Fruitmarket gallery space to present a special work which That Aint The Way To Behave - Dr.
Feelgood - All Through The City (With Wilko 1974-1977) made outside of his studio in La strada di sotto — consisting of a field of coloured lights of the kind used during street celebrations in Sicily. Quite magical it is too. Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, until 14 April, Free.
After the excitement of Slow Fest in December The Twilight Sad, Admiral Fallow, and Scott F'Rabbit et al over one weekendGlasgow Slow Club chill it back for their regular Monday showcase outing, where the emphasis is on a relaxed night soundtracked by a selection of live guests from the local scene, completed by mood lighting, candles, and cake. Bloc, Glasgow, 9pm, Free. See listings for full details.
QMU, Glasgow, 7. After-party hosted by charity club night Philanthrobeats. Gathering together the prize-winning films of the Glasgow Short Film Festival programme Febthe CCA host a special end of festival screening in the presence of the winning filmmakers, before de-camping to the Berkeley Suite for a bit of post-party action — at which Miaoux Miaoux will be manning the decks, and we'll likely be bagging ourselves a beast of a Monday hangover.
CCA, Glasgow, 9. As part of their new Vintage Sundays programme where they'll handpick a selection of vintage classics for a fresh airingthe Cameo round off their six-week homage to all things Alfred Hitchcock with a showing of the great man's classic horror flick, Psycho, made all the more chilling by Bernard Herrman's famed all-strings score.
Stack-It - The Shadows - Steppin To The Shadows, Steamboat Bill - Various - Washboards...Kazoos...Banjos - The History Of Skiffle, I Cugini Di Campagna / Blackbyrds* - Presto Finirà / Without You Love, The Underwater Pornographers Assistant - John McBain - The In-flight Feature (Deluxe Edition), Moondance (Live) - Van Morrison - At The Movies - Soundtrack Hits