Our verdict: Three-and-a-half stars
Event: Turbo Valve, poetry and prose readings, the Poetry Club, Glasgow
THE BROWN sugar had barely dissolved in the latte when Eddie Jackson was again stirring up the debate about funding for theatre in Scotland.
l Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth, which is part of Fife, has had a colourful history, dating back to the 12th century, when people crossed the estuary by boat.
In 1493, a youthful King James IV embarked on a curious experiment, decamping two infant children to Inchkeith island on the Firth of Forth in the care of a mute woman.
The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler
How to dramatise the splendidly assorted life and work of Ivor Cutler?
Our verdict: three stars
Poirot star David Suchet is reported to be planning to drag himself back on to the London stage to play Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest.
THERE aren't many octogenarians who become the talk of the town by hooking up with the hippest show on television, but that is the fate that has befallen US comedian Bob Newhart.
This May Hurt A Bit
Job Seekers Anonymous
Event: David Sedaris, comedy, City Halls, Glasgow
l Ivor Cutler was born in Glasgow in 1923 and first recorded songs and poems for the Home Service radio show Monday Night At Home, which he appeared on 38 times between 1959 and 1963.
One-man show proving to be a smart move
The squall of feedback that pierces across the auditorium of Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, lasts only a few seconds, but it is enough to cause a brief commotion among anyone in the room.
FOR the last couple of years, an expanding group of writers, actors and directors have set up shop in a pub function room in Leith to showcase their work at a series of lo-fi monthly events.
THERE must be few things more dispiriting for a band than no-one turning out to see them play.
Imagine that, once upon a dance-time, Fred and Ginger asked Raymond Chandler to come up with a movie scenario.
Ruby Wax, Sane New World
Hungary's second city, Debrecen (population a little over 200,000), is a tranquil and attractive place.
Sherlock star Martin Freeman is heading to the West End stage to play Shakespeare's doomed king Richard III.
STUART PATERSON never meant to write Cars and Boys, his new play which opens at Dundee Rep next week in a production by the Rep's artistic director Philip Howard.
Event: Best of Red Raw, The Stand, Glasgow
Scottish theatre is enjoying its place in the sun as never before.
When Max Stafford-Clark -theatrical firebrand and former artistic dirctor of the Traverse Theatre - suffered a massive stroke in 2006, his artistic and personal partner, playwright Stella Feehily, became his full-time carer.
A Perfect Stroke
Event: WitTank presents The School, comedy, Blackfriars, Glasgow