A RECENT addition to the excellent programme of live music featuring as part of Museum of the Moon is a show by one of the best bands in the country, Catholic Action. Helmed by Chris McGrory, who produced Wojtek The Bear’s recent album, the indie rockers play Television’s 1977 classic Marquee Moon underneath artist Luke Jerram’s majestic moon sculpture, which is on show to the public in Maryhill’s exquisite Mackintosh Church until June 24.
June 16, Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow, 7.30pm, £15. Tickets at the following links:

HAVING released their album A Talent For Being Unreasonable on rated imprint Scottish Fiction Records on May 25, Glasgow indie four-pieve Wojtek The Bear support the release with a tour that takes in Inverness Mad Hatters tonight before heading to Newcastle and Leeds in July. Oil & Water, the album’s lead single may be, according to the band, about addiction, but it breezes by with a melodic, carefree air.
Tonight, Mad Hatters, Inverness, 9.30pm, free.

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LEEDS electronicists Vessels headline a special all-dayer as part of Glasgow’s West End Festival on June 24. With 14 acts on three stages, the bill also features Malcolm Middleton, Be Charlotte, Ava Love, Wuh Oh, Carla J Easton, Man of Moon, Zoe Graham and more. 
June 24, Oran Mor, 
Glasgow, 3pm, £18. 

TELLING the story of best friends Davy and Ally’s return home from war to Edinburgh, Sunshine On Leith began as a stage production before Dexter Fletcher directed the successful film adaptation in 2013. Set to classics by The Proclaimers, Stephen Greenhorn’s stage musical is now presented by West Yorkshire Playhouse whose UK tour takes in Dundee, Glasgow and Inverness this month.
June 11 to June 16, Dundee Rep, 7.30pm, mats June 14 and 16 2.30pm, sold out. Tel: 01382 223530.
June 18 to June 23, King’s Theatre, Glasgow, 7.30pm, mats June 20 and 23 2.30pm, from £26.50.
June 26 to June 30, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, various times, from £24. Tel: 01463 234 234.

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TO celebrate its 10th anniversary, Glasgow based artist-led dance organisation The Work Room holds a fundraising evening of music, film, food and performances from members including Janis Claxton Dance’s acclaimed POP-UP Duets and Heroes, an aerial dance theatre duet by All or Nothing and Room 2 Manoeuvre that takes a look at who our idols are. The event will also include music from taiko-influenced band Ilk, DJ sets from Letitia Pleiades and Sarra Wild and the launch of Beyond, a new fundraising initiative to support and nurture artist-led dance projects beyond the dance studio.
June 7, Art School, Glasgow, 7.30pm, £8 to £20.
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IN a year which has seen theatre for children threatened by cuts, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival seems particularly relevant, with a programme of theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry from all over the world intended for youngsters from babies to older teenagers. Though it finishes tomorrow, there’s still tickets for some of the shows in the festival’s final weekend, including Ogo, a show about making friends for 2 to 6-year-olds at Institut Français d’Ecosse and family romp Expedition Peter Pan at the Traverse Theatre. At Southside Community Centre, Scotland’s Catherine Wheels Theatre Company present Eddie & the Slumber Sisters, a warm-hearted, interactive show exploring grief and dreams.
Today and tomorrow, various venues, times and prices. View the programme and book tickets:

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CELEBRATING its tenth-year anniversary this year is Eden Festival, where over 300 artists will perform over 12 stages, including headliners Groove Armada, Submotion Orchestra and Peep Show character-come-actual superstar DJ Super Hans. Other acts on the vast bill are Shooglenifty, Bez’s Acid House, Peatbog Faeries, Mungos Hi Fi, 
Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Nightwave and Mr Motivator.
June 7 to June 10, Raehills Meadows near Moffat. Tickets from £95 (adults), £65 (teenagers), £20 (5-12 years old), free for under 5s.

DUTCH visual artist Jonas Staal presents the Scottish-European Parliament, an exhibition centred around a model of a decommissioned North Sea oil rig which has been transformed into a parliament for a future European Union. The culmination of a two-year collaboration between Staal, the CCA, universities and the public, the exhibition invites political parties and organisations to propose possible scenarios for the use of the imaginary building.
June 16 to July 29, CCA, Glagow, closed Mondays, free. Tel: 0141 352 4900.

RECENTLY placed on loan by with the National Galleries of Scotland, where it is now on public display, is Valentin Serov’s portrait of Tsar Nicholas II wearing full dress uniform as the colonel-in-chief of the Royal Scots Greys. Appointed to this position in 1894 by Queen Victoria, the last Tsar retained it until his execution by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, free.

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INFLUENCED by modernist writer Gertrude Stein, US artist Eve Fowler presents her first major European exhibition at the DCA this summer where her work will spill out into public spaces across Dundee. Look out for a series of related events, including a Stein reading 
group which holds its first meeting on June 11.
June 9 to August 26, DCA, Dundee, free. Tel: 01382 432 444.

JUNE 20 is part of a free course at the CCA exploring neoliberalism, the dominant mode of political and economic thought for almost 40 years. Catering to all kinds of learner, the course aims to “create a space which allows people to make sense of the mad times we are in”.
June 20, CCA, Glasgow, 6.30pm, free, unticketed. Tel: 0141 352 4900.

LOUISE Pearson, photography curator at National Galleries of Scotland, explores the highlights of some of the best photography collections in the country in Developing the Picture: Scotland’s Photography Collections and explores how they can be showcased to the wider public here and to the rest of the world.
June 7, CCA, Glasgow, 6.30pm, £5 on the door. Tel: 0141 352 4900.

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IN his book Citizens United: Taking Back Control In Turbulent Times, former First Minister Henry McLeish makes the case for a radical U-turn on Brexit and examines the most pressing issues faced in the wake of the Leave vote. In this free event, he will discuss his way through the continuing Brexit chaos and look at where Scotland stands now, two years after the UK voted to leave the EU.
June 21, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 6pm, free, ticketed. 
Tel: 0131 623 3734.

EDINBURGH International Film Festival returns from June 20 to July 1, offering around 121 new features, including 21 world premieres, from 48 countries. Highlights include Disney-Pixar animation Incredibles 2, live guests such as David Hare and Rob Brydon and the American Dreams strand, which features the best of new US indie cinema including Brie Larson’s Unicorn Store, the Nick Offerman-starring Hearts Beat Loud and glossy noir thriller Terminal, starring and produced by Margot Robbie. The Best of British strand features the world premiere of Simon Fellows’s thriller Steel Country, starring Andrew Scott as a truck driver turned detective.
June 20 to July 1, various times and prices. See

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AS part of her current exhibition at the DCA, US artist Eve Fowler has selected four films to accompany her work which are all classics rarely given big-screen outings. Two are screened this month, with Douglas Sirk’s 1959 melodramatic Imitation Of Life on June 17 and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1974 Cannes Critics’ Prize winning film Ali: Fear Eats The Soul on June 26. Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho follows on July 11 and Greta Schiller’s Paris Was A Women, her 1996 portrait of Left Bank women, screens on July 24.
DCA, Dundee, various times, £6.50 and £7.50, concs available. 
Tel: 01382 432 444.