A French Connection

After spending this summer in France, Lex McFadyen was inspired to create a series of work that will be on show until the 26th of October. The Scottish artist’s work will be returning to his homeland after being created in his studio in the northern village of Noyers sur Serein. After suffering from a brain haemorrhage in June last year, he spent three weeks in intensive care in Dijon and his latest line of work is more joyful and brighter than previously. The exhibition will be on show in The Glasgow Gallery every Tuesday to Saturday until the end of the exhibition.

5th-26th of October 2019

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm and Saturday 10.30am-4pm

The Glasgow Gallery, 182 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4HG


Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

To celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? Book – Double Trouble at the Museum – Kids in Museums are working with Walker Books to encourage families to visit their local museums during the October break. The exhibition will run from the 12th of October until the 3rd of November as visitors hunt for Wally among the artefacts and exhibitions running at their local museums. The Riverside Museum in Glasgow is one of only two Scottish museums where the hunt will be taking place, so all the more reason to head along and see if you can find Wally.

12th-26th of October 2019

Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10am-5pm Friday and Sunday 11am-5pm

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, West End G3 8RS


Scottish Opera – Tosca

After huge success across the world, Anthony Besch’s Tosca comes to the Scottish Opera stage. Set in 1940s Rome, when Mussolini ruled, the music captures the whole story. The cast features internationally renowned, award-winning singers including soprano Natalya Romaniw and tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones. The musical will be conducted by music director Stuart Stratford and is sung in Italian featuring English supertitles and will run for 10 days in its Scottish Operatic home.

16th-26th October 2019

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7.15pm and Sunday at 3pm (the show lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes)

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA

Tickets from £23.90


London-based singer-songwriter Philip Plested embarks on his first solo headline tour next week and on Tuesday he’ll perform in Glasgow. Plested has penned tracks for the likes of Little Mix and James Morrison and even helped write self-proclaimed Scottish Beyonce Lewis Capaldi’s hit Hollywood, and his solo tracks are nothing short of poetic. For fans of slow songs, fast songs, sad songs or happy songs, Plested’s singing and songwriting talent knows no bounds. Don’t take my word for it, head down to The Attic Bar at the Garage on Tuesday and let Plested’s music do the talking (or singing for that matter).

Tuesday 15th of October at 7pm

The Garage, 490 Sauciehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW

Tickets are £9

Mists of Time

Edinburgh-born artist Laura Gill’s Mists of Time exhibition lands in her hometown this week. Her work is inspired by the movement of the human figure, and this exhibition is no exception. The works showcased explore the perception of time, past and present, combining her own style of figure painting with photomontage to create a unique collection of work.

Friday 11th October-Thursday 17th October 2019

11am-4pm daily

Birch Tree Gallery, 23A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, New Town, EH3 6QQ


A Game of 2 Halves

To celebrate 100 years of Albion Rovers Football Club at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Summerlee museum is presenting a photographic study of the fans and environment that have been a part of the team throughout the years. The photographs being exhibited, from photographer Iain McLean, capture the feelings of the people involved in following and organising Albian Rovers including instances of fans clearing snow from the pitch and organising community events.

Until 27th October 2019

On display as per opening hours

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD


Dagba’s Forest Tales

Storytellers Harriet Grindley and Maria Macdonell have taken up the task of telling the story of Dagba (the great forest garden) and his forest tales. With the help of their Japanese visual storytelling box, children and families will be taken on a trail of mythical adventures through the precious natural world. A perfect activity for families to get outdoors and listen to fascinating stories.

15th October 2019

11am and 2pm (both last 50 minutes)

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town, EH1 1SR

Tickets range from £6-£8 (or a family ticket can be purchased for £24) and can be booked online

Eminent Monsters

A documentary unlike any other, Eminent Monsters, directed by BAFTA winner Stephen Bennet traces the origins of "Western governments’ love affair with torture". When Scottish-born Montreal psychiatrist Dr Ewen Cameron began experimenting on his patients using techniques including sensory deprivation, forced comas and LSD injections, his work was funded by the Canadian government and the CIA and the techniques have been used in Northern Ireland, and Guantanamo among 27 other countries. The documentary features first-hand testimony from Guantanamo survivors and senior American psychologists and military staff. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

14th October 2019


Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

Tickets range from £2.50 to £8.50

Trimontium Walks

The Trimontium Museum Trust runs a series of walks beginning at their museum in Melrose, taking visitors on a historical trip to the site of Trimontium (near Newstead). The walks are led by expert volunteer guides, so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of the experience, who will share the history of Trimontium and point out other points of interest. The walk covers five miles of pretty easy terrain and covers a variety of interesting points including the ruins of Melrose Abbey and the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Until 25th October

Every Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm (finishing by 5.30pm)

The walk starts from Three Hills Heritage Centre, Corn Exchange, High Street, Melrose TD6 9PN

Tickets range from £1-£4 and include tea

ELO Again

Returning with their ‘Re-Discovery’ Tour, join tribute band ELO Again as they celebrate the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Giving you a taste of what an ELO concert would have been like back in the day, the concert has a stunning light show and great visual effects. Relive the magic of ELO all over again, or for the very first time at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen next Saturday.

Saturday 19th October 2019 at 7.30pm

Tivoli Theatre, 34-48 Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NB

Tickets £26