The Red Lion
When Robbie Fotheringham left school back in the 70s she had no idea what she wanted to do.
As Dundee celebrates its 38th Jazz Festival, Caroline Lindsay discovers that a whole raft of talent – homegrown and international – will be descending on Courier Country next week
Donning the world’s most famous coat is a dream come true for Joe McElderry. The X Factor winner is playing the title role in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and, despite it being his first major theatrical appearance, his performance has earned him top reviews and standing ovations up and down the country.
Theatre company Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland and Silent, written and acted by Pat Kinevane, is a perfect example of some the groundbreaking work they are producing to national and international acclaim.
If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.
Next time you’re getting dressed, spare a thought for Niamh Leighton – the champion Irish dancer has to grapple with fake tan, wigs and sock glue every time she prepares for a show.
The Kilt Walk is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever. Kiltwalk is a unique Scottish charity that enables thousands of walkers to fundraise for their choice of Scottish charity. Originally founded in 2011, the Kiltwalk event took a year or two out to reboot under the auspices of the Hunter Foundation, founded by Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter, and was successfully relaunched last year.
If you happen to be passing Knox’s Church Hall in Arbroath on a Monday evening you might be lucky enough to hear the Arbroath Male Voice Choir hard at work, practising a variety of popular tunes at their weekly get-together.
Russell Brand is a bit like Marmite – you either love him or hate him. A bit like the man himself, there are no half measures – the award-winning comedian, writer, actor and presenter is one of the UK’s most outspoken characters and has frequently found himself in hot water.