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Edinburgh Festivals — All Of Them — Canceled

The Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, Book Festival, Art Festival, and Military Tattoo, which transform Scotland’s capital for the month of August, have been called off for 2020. No one knows what the coronavirus situation will be by late summer, but preparations are so large, lengthy and expensive that, the authorities agreed, the decision had to be made now. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Scotland, Issues, Edinburgh Festivals, 04.01.20

Scottish Opera Lends Set-Hauling Trucks To Help Supermarket Supply Chains

“The opera company’s drivers have been using their cabs to help deliver food to Tesco stores in Scotland, as supermarkets face unprecedented demand from shoppers during the coronavirus crisis. … Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s general director, said the company had been linked up with Tesco after the supermarket chain contacted a local general haulage company asking for help.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Music, Scotland, Tesco, 03.23.20, Alex Reedijk Scottish Opera

Interview with musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge

Since the 60s Genesis P-Orridge has been the mastermind behind artist collective COUM Transmissions and seminal music acts Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Beyond that, P-Orridge has had an astonishing career in the visual arts, founding an artist collective called Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, as well as helming the infamous pandrogeny project in, which P-Orridge and deceased partner Lady Jaye went through ongoing plastic surgery sessions to resemble each other in an attempt to, as New York's...
Tags: Art, Post, Music, England, New York, London, News, Interviews, California, Scotland, Time, United States, Buckingham Palace, ICA, William, Kathmandu

Reintroducing the Eurasian Lynx to Scotland

The Eurasian lynx is so-called because it has been found in forests that stretch from Europe to central Asia, thus distinguishing it as the widest-ranging cat on our planet. Despite this, the species disappeared from Great Britain during the Middle Ages due to habitat loss and excessive hunting, according to the Journal of Quaternary Science. Now British scientists, spearheaded by the conservation group Lynx UK Trust, are pushing to have the Eurasian lynx reintroduced into the British Isles, esp...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Design, Scotland, Animals, Environment, Features, Canada, Britain, Wildlife, Conservation, United Kingdom, Nature / Environment, Great Britain, British Isles

Why should the Scottish woodlands be protected?

Although Scotland is more heavily forested than England or Wales, much of its woodlands have been lost to logging, urban sprawl and climate change. Initiatives to reverse deforestation have been underway to contribute more trees, protect woodlands and ensure the ecology, sustainability and longevity of Scotland’s forest resources. Why has reforestation become important in recent years? Last summer, a YouGov poll found that the environment is now viewed as the third most critical public issue, g...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Design, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, Trees, Earth, Bbc, Features, Atlantic, Britain, Conservation, United Kingdom

Saving the Scottish Wildcat from extinction

In the wilds of Scotland lives the elusive Scottish wildcat, denoted scientifically as Felis silvestris grampia and colloquially as the “Highland tiger.” Considered as one of the planet’s most endangered animals, and possibly the world’s rarest feline, it is estimated that there are fewer than 50 purebred F. s. grampia individuals left, which accounts for their vulnerability. Meager population estimates, and a lifespan averaging 7 years in the wild, lead many biologists and conservationists to c...
Tags: Europe, Design, Scotland, Britain, Great Britain, Woodland, Barclay, Swa, Ruairidh, Roo, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Natural Heritage, Royal Zoological Society, David Barclay, Scottish Wildcat Action SWA, David Hetherington

Scottish Conservatory Suspends Teachers For “Bullying” Culture In Course Others Call Visionary

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has vowed to act after an independent review of one of its leading degree programmes highlighted allegations of “bullying, favouritism and misuse of authority”. – The Scotsman
Tags: Art, Music, Scotland, 02.12.20

Exit Lines: “Sing Street”

Broadway-bound this spring once its run downtown at the New York Theatre Workshop ends, Sing Street has been touted as the hope of a musical season that could use a little cheer.  On paper it has a lot going for it. Like Once, which went from being an Oscar winner in 2007 to a Tony winner five years later, it’s based on a musical-ish film by writer-director John Carney, who with Gary Clark contributes music and lyrics to fill out the stage adaptation. Enda Walsh returns on book. Directing is Reb...
Tags: Music, Scotland, Theatre, Broadway, Connor, Dublin, Enda Walsh, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, Riddle, New York Theatre, Off Broadway, Tony, Devlin, Christian Brothers, Conor


Brian talks about winning a Golden Globe, playing the terrible Logan Roy on HBO's 'Succession,' visiting his hometown in Scotland while shooting, and living in Brooklyn. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Hbo, Jimmy Kimmel, Scotland, Theatre, Brooklyn, Brian, Golden Globe, Stage Tube, Logan Roy, Brian Cox Talks

RBGE Florilegium: The Story of Illustrating the Cancer Bush, Sutherlandia

A new decade is definitely a time for self reflection and I've decided that I don't paint nearly enough,  so my aim for this year is to paint more and to paint often. The opportunity of being involved in the Florilegium project at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh came up last year and illustrating a plant with a great story makes and ideal start for 2020! The chosen plant for the work is a South African native formally known as Sutherlandia frutescens, aka the Cancer Bush, now reclassified a...
Tags: Art, Garden, UK, Australia, Scotland, Society, South Africa, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Worcester, Namibia, University of Edinburgh, Botanic Gardens, James Sutherland, Botswana, Cape

In One Month, Twice As Many People Signed Up To Learn This Indigenous Language On An App As Actually Speak It At Home

“The Duolingo course [in Scots Gaelic], which was launched just before St. Andrew’s Day on 30 November and looks likely to be the company’s fastest-growing course ever, has garnered more than 127,000 sign-ups – 80% from Scotland itself – compared with just over 58,000 people who reported themselves as Gaelic speakers in the 2011 Scottish census.” And a similar revival is starting in the study of the country’s other indigenous language, Scots. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Scotland, Words, Audience, 01.02.20

Alasdair Gray, Godfather Of Scotland’s Late-20th-Century Literary Renaissance, Dead At 85

“Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, AL Kennedy and Janice Galloway, among others, were all Gray’s bairns. Authors invited Gray to illustrate their books. Little magazines sported his self-portraits and cursive designs on their covers. A graphic artist known locally for his eccentric appearance and behaviour became, at the age of nearly 50, a central figure of the literary world.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Scotland, People, 12.29.19, Alasdair Gray Godfather, Irvine Welsh Alan Warner AL Kennedy, Janice Galloway, Gray s bairns Authors

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest

Glen Etive, Scotland by Darek Lukasik of Nina & Darek The winners of The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced. Entries came in from all across the globe, and here are the 50 best ones. More: Junebug Weddings, Instagram h/t: photogrist Abruzzo, Italy by ZONZO Bend, Oregon, The United States by Baylee Dennis Big Sur, California by Jonas Peterson Black Sand... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Scotland, United States, Wedding, Contest, Winners, Abruzzo Italy, Jonas Peterson, Sur California, Glen Etive, Darek Lukasik, Nina Darek, Baylee Dennis Big

Scotland: Artists Need To Be At The Center Of Our Funding

The country’s first parliamentary inquiry into its arts funding system concluded the Government should aim to commit at least 1% of its £425bn national budget towards culture. “Public funding of Scotland’s arts and culture will only become sustainable if artists are at the centre of policy and paid the fair wage they deserve.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Scotland, Issues, 12.18.19

Grand Cru Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bridging the gap between liquid French refinement and spiritous Scottish prestige, Glenfiddich introduces Grand Cru, a permanent addition to their portfolio. The 23-year-old liquid finishes for up to six months in French cuvée casks from the Champagne region. Dark gold in color, the 80 proof whisky coats the mouth with lavish creaminess. It’s smooth from start to finish and imparts elegance along the way.
Tags: Design, Scotland, Alcohol, Whiskey, Scotch, Whisky, Glenfiddich, Speyside, Single Malt Whisky

Final Two Weeks to See Roundabout's THE ROSE TATTOO and SCOTLAND, PA

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO will conclude its critically acclaimed fall productions, The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams, directed by Trip Cullman, and the new musical Scotland, PA featuring a book by Michael Mitnick and music lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, on Sunday, December 8. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Tennessee Williams, Josh Rhodes, BWW News Desk, Lonny Price, Michael Mitnick, Adam Gwon, Trip Cullman

BWW TV: Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & Adam Gwon Get Grilled on SCOTLAND, PA!

Fair is foul and foul is fair in Scotland, PA- thesetting ofRoundabout Theatre Company's world premiere musical of the same name. Currently playing at theLaura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, the Shakespearean spin-off, written byMichael MitnickandAdam Gwon, brings dangerously delicious humor to a familiar story. [Author: Backstage With Richard Ridge]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Harold, Backstage With Richard Ridge, Richard Ridge, Miriam Steinberg Center, Ryan McCartan Taylor Iman Jones

VIDEO: Ryan McCartan Performs 'Don't Wanna Fight' At Feinstein's/54 Below

Ryan McCartan, who can currently be seen as Mac in Roundabout Theatre Company's Scotland, PA, just made his solo show debut at Feinstein's54 Below. We're getting a peek inside the concert with his performance of 'Don't Wanna Fight' by Alabama Shakes. Check it out with the video [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Ryan Mccartan, Don, Feinstein, Stage Tube, Ryan McCartan Performs Don, Alabama Shakes Check

Students At Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire Say The School Ignored Claims Of Systemic Abuse

Both students and alums want a public apology, an independent investigation – and change. “Their allegations include claims of physical intimidation and inappropriate remarks about students’ mental health issues and about sexual abuse.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Scotland, Theatre, 11.01.19, Royal Conservatoire Say The School

SCOTLAND, PA's Ryan McCartan to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below

A singer-songwriter, Broadway performer, pop music producer, and guitarist, McCartan has been creating art all over the world since the age of 8, in many different forms. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Broadway, Ryan Mccartan, McCartan, BWW News Desk

BWW TV: Go Inside the Bloody Awesome Opening Night of SCOTLAND, PA!

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA opened officially earlier this week onWednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street. The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. [Author: TV - Opening Night Special]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Harold, Josh Rhodes, Laura Pels Theatre, Lonny Price, Michael Mitnick, Miriam Steinberg Center, TV - Opening Night Special, Adam Gwon, Scotland PA

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SCOTLAND, PA

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA opened officially on Wednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street. The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. [Author: Genevieve Rafter Keddy]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Harold, Josh Rhodes, Laura Pels Theatre, Lonny Price, Genevieve Rafter Keddy, Michael Mitnick, Miriam Steinberg Center, Adam Gwon

Wake Up With BWW 10/23: SCOTLAND, PA Opens, and More!

Today's top stories Scotland, PA officially opens tonight, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Scotland, Theatre, Stephi Wild

Scotland bans plastic-stemmed cotton swabs in bid to combat plastic pollution

Following backlash concerning plastic waste buildup in beaches and oceans, Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to officially ban the manufacture, supply and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs, commonly known by the brand name of Q-tips. Environmentalists and conservationists are hailing the change as wonderful news for wildlife and ecosystems. Before the new ban came into effect, several cosmetic giants already made the switch to manufacturing more biodegradable alternative...
Tags: Design, News, Scotland, Environment, Policy, United Kingdom, Johnson, Plastic Waste, Waste Disposal, Plastic Pollution, Science Advances, World Economic Forum, Envrionment, U K, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Marine Conservation Society

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels in the UK

In a first for the United Kingdom, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than their fossil fuel counterparts of coal and natural gas. This significant milestone confirms that since the Industrial Revolution began and the U.K.’s first power plant was established in 1882, zero-carbon energy has finally generated more clean terawatt hours. This is thanks to the decreasing cost of renewable energy, making alternative power sources a more feasi...
Tags: UK, Design, London, Scotland, United Kingdom, North Sea, Hornsea

Dealer Phillip Bruno Donates Works to Hunterian Art Gallery

New York dealer Phillip A. Bruno has donated a trove of works to the Hunterian Art Gallery, Scotland’s oldest public museum in Glasgow. “I am so looking forward to seeing my gifts on a Scottish wall,” Bruno says. Read more at Art News    
Tags: Art, New York, News, Scotland, Glasgow, Art News, Minipost, Bruno, Phillip Bruno, Phillip A Bruno

A converted school bus is now a glamping retreat in California

Converting an old school bus into a permanent tiny home on wheels is an overwhelming task, but for those who’d like to get a taste of skoolie living on a temporary basis, this Calabasas Glamping Bus is just the ticket. Located in Monte Nido, near Malibu Creek State Park, this amazing glamping retreat can accommodate up to four guests who are looking to immerse themselves in nature. Surrounded by a lush forest and breathtaking mountain views, the converted bus is the perfect spot for nature-love...
Tags: Design, California, Scotland, Hotels, Netflix, Glamping, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Calabasas, Glamping Hub, Monte Nido, Malibu Creek State Park, Converted School Bus, School Bus Conversion, Skoolie, School Bus Rental

Kengo Kuma weaves bamboo and carbon fiber into a nest-like structure at the V&A Museum

At the 2019 London Design Festival, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has crafted a new eye-catching outdoor installation in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A Museum — just one year after his completion of the V&A Dundee museum in Scotland. Dubbed Bamboo (竹) Ring, or ‘Take-wa 竹わ’, the temporary doughnut-shaped structure is woven from rings of bamboo and carbon fiber. The sculpture was developed in partnership with Chinese consumer electronics brand OPPO. Best known for his design of the New Natio...
Tags: Design, London, Scotland, Turkey, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Dundee, Tokyo, Art Installation, Carousel Showcase, Kengo Kuma, University Of Tokyo, Kuma, Baker Street, London Design Week

Artist suspends a giant cube filled with images of ocean plastic inside a London museum

Architectural and design studio Sam Jacob Studio has unveiled a new installation that highlights the burgeoning threat that plastic waste poses to the planet. Suspended from the ceiling of London’s V&A Museum, Sea Things is a giant, mirrored cube that emits a cartoon-style animated video. The animation takes spectators on a poignant journey from the year the first commercial plastic products were launched to 2050, the year some scientists estimate that the volume of plastic will be greater than ...
Tags: Design, London, Scotland, China, Charles, Eames, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jacob, Ray Eames, Ming Dynasty, Bakelite, Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studio, Ed Reeve

Perthshire Open Studios Showcase Exhibition at The Bield

As I didn’t have sufficient free time to do the rounds at Perthshire Open Studios 2018, I decided to visit the two showcase exhibitions. I was disappointed by the exhibition at Pitlochry Theatre, which consisted of a few pieces in one section of the restaurant. This made me wonder if it was worth stopping off […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Perthshire Open Studios

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