l The Ike and Tina Turner musical, Soul Sister, which played Edinburgh at the beginning of the month, arrives at Glasgow King's Theatre from January 14 for a week-long run, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.

Emi Wokoma, who appeared alongside Alan Cumming in John Tiffany's National Theatre of Scotland production of The Bacchae, plays Tima and Chris Timmings, who was in Stratford East's staging of the film The Harder They Come is Ike. "It's as if an episide of Ready Steady Go has been brought to life in a fast-moving piece of pop theatre with a social conscience," wrote Neil Cooper from the Playhouse.


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l The folks at Glasgay! are planning a big celebration for 2013 when the festival will be 20 years old. The dates for the 2013 festival are October 10 to November 10 and a trickle feed of highlights will be unveiled each month between January and June, they promise. Market research among this year's audience found a very balanced equality among the events audience with one-third of those asked describing themselves as gay, one-third lesbian, and one-third heterosexual.


l Bogbain Farm by Inverness, winner of the Venue of the Year gong at the Scots Trad Music Awards in Fort William at the beginning of the month, has announced the line up for its BrewDog beer-sponsored Brew at the Bog event on May 4. Some of the nation's top independent music acts are on the bill including Fatherson, Randolf's Leap, FOUND, Olympic Swimmers and Chris Devotion and the Expectations. Ally McCrae and Vic Galloway host the event and tickets are £20 for the day, £30 with camping.