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Fife Comedy Festival until 13 April

Fife Comedy Festival kicked off last night with a sell-out performance by Rich Hall at The Adam Smith Theatre. Comedy acts such as Hardeep Singh Kohli, Omid Djalili, Fred MacAulay, Grant Stott and Jerry Sadowitz will be appearing at the Carnegie Hall, the Adam Smith Theatre and Rothes Hall until 13 April. Organised by Fife Cultural Trust. Above, The Confessions of Gordon Brown at the Fife Comedy Festival (p ...

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Bannockburn Live: Line up announced for June event

How do you condense a two-day battle into a 30 minute display? Malin Heen-Allan (pictured above), Clanranald director, has had to tackle this very problem for Bannockburn Live which takes place on 28 and 29 June to commemorate the 700 anniversary of the battle. The 'brutally realistic' display of the battle will take place three times each day at 12, 2 and 4pm during the two-day event.  Clanranald has worke ...

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Hidden Door Festival on next week in forgotten vaults of Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival gets underway next week in the rediscovered vaults under Market Street. From 28 March until 5 April, the not for profit event will present 80 visual artists, 50 live music acts, 40 film makers, 30 poets, 30 performers, 20 animators and 9 unique parties in 2 live music vaults, 2 bars, 1 theatre, 1 cinema and 1 secret music venue. The currently derelict vaults are to be unlock ...

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A Spoonful of Vintage at Spoon, Edinburgh: Sunday 9 March

A selection of hand-picked stalls selling ceramics, collectables and homewares from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus mid-century furniture and vintage fashion, jewellery and accessories will pop up in retro restaurant, Spoon on Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. A Spoonful of Vintage, curated by The Vintage Vendors and Ivy Rose Vintage, includes David Walker of c20Home, Dunfermline's mid-century furniture and collectib ...

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Launch of The Kelpies, Falkirk

A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME will launch both the opening of the John Muir Way and the The Kelpies, Falkirk prior to their opening to the public on the 21st April. On two evenings, 17th and 18th April, a selection of one-off, specially-commissioned night-time artworks will illuminate Helix Park creating an extraordinary, animation of the horse head sculptures to a pulsating soundtrack. Ar ...

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Competition Time! Win tickets to Edinburgh Filmhouse

Drambuie and Filmhouse Edinburgh are offering 2 lucky Avocado Sweet readers the chance to win tickets to a screening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson. The showing is on Tuesday 21 January 2014 at 8.45pm. Drambuie is supporting a series of film seasons over 2013 & 2014 to bring ‘A Taste of the Extraordinary’ to Edinburgh cinema audiences. Winners will be entitled to a free Dramb ...

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Competition Time! Win tickets to Prizzi’s Honor at Edinburgh Filmhouse

Drambuie and Filmhouse Edinburgh are offering 3 lucky Avocado Sweet readers the chance to win tickets to a screening of Prizzi's Honor at the Filmhouse on Monday 23 December at 8.15pm. Escape the crazy Christmas shopping and watch Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner and Angelica Huston as part of Drambuie's Jack Nicholson series at the Filmhouse. Drambuie is supporting a series of film seasons over 2013 & 2 ...

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Winter offKILTR Street Feastival starts this weekend in Glasgow

No need to be chilly, bored or hungry this weekend: a fantastic selection of street food and music is being served up at the Winter offKILTR Feastival. The event kicks off at 5pm on Friday 29 November at the Barras Art and Design Centre in Glasgow and continues til 11pm on Sunday. The Feastival will include offerings from some of Glasgow's top culinary institutions alongside some impressive new kids on the ...

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Have a lyrical Halloween at The Scottish Poetry Library

An event to get your fangs into! ‘Tam O’Shanter’, ‘The Listeners’, ‘Goblin Market’, ‘The Raven’ – poetry and Halloween are made for each other. While the forces of darkness gather, head to the Scottish Poetry Library on 31 October for games, music, blood red wine and spooky films. Partygoers are invited to recite Halloween poems, dook for apples and take part in other traditional Halloween games. There will ...

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Warhol works leave US for first time to come to Scotland

A unique and priceless selection of the works of Andy Warhol have been brought out of America for the first time for an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. It is also the first time any Warhol works have been exhibited in a Parliament building. The cultural coup came about through negotiations between the Dunfermline based Carnegie UK Trust and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh as part of the ...

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