Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 18 October 2014

    This coming week concludes for me with what teachers probably don't call su­pra-curriculum activities, i.e., stuff I'll be at, wearing my Herald arts editor's hat (a natty fez, since you ask), but not behaving in a journalistic newsgathering fashion.

  • 11 October 2014

    At the end of this month - the announcement is expected on October 29 - Scotland's arts companies, festivals, groups and galleries will learn which of them has been successful in securing regular funding from Creative Scotland.

  • 11 October 2014

    SOME years ago, and on separate occasions, I bumped into two old chums from university days.

  • 16 August 2014

    The tale has the air of the apocryphal, but it is said that an early performance of Sir David Lyndsay's Ane Satyre Of The Thrie Estaitis was greeted with an ecstatic cry from one audience member of "Whaur's yer Wullie Shakespeare noo?"

  • 16 August 2014

    I was extremely interested to note that pianist Andras Schiff is appearing at this year's Festival where, in the Usher Hall, he'll play a mixed programme of sonatas by Beethoven, Bartok, Janacek and Schubert.

  • 9 August 2014

    Most countries embrace wry tropes about the national character of the "of course we Finns are really miserable" variety, but generally it is all done with the equivalent of a Gallic shrug or a Teutonic wink.