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.
One of Damon McCabe’s earliest memories is of watching wrestling on the TV at his gran’s house.
The Saturdays star Mollie King went head to head with chef Simon Rimmer last week with the judges choosing to save the pop star from leaving the show. As strictly fever is set to grip the nation one again tomorrow, research into 13 years of the show indicates that singer Aston Merrygold and dance partner Jannette Manara are statistically the most likely to win this year’s trophy.
Billed as being incomparable and unlike any circus you’ve seen before, the Chinese State Circus lives up to its reputation with its most exhilarating show in its 25-year history.