Ben Hart: Wonder

West End star; multi award-winning magician and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, there’s not much Ben Hart hasn’t done. Now, he’s embarking on his debut solo tour. An act David Walliams described as ‘the living embodiment of magic’ who boasts TV show appearances, including his very own series on BBC Three join him for his most mind-blowing magical show yet. Using the simplest of means, Ben Hart shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imagination.

February 5 from 8pm

Tickets from £17

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV53 5SA

Walk a mile in my shoes

Organised as part of the Fire Starter Festival this winter, this walk aims to make a difference. Asking able-bodied participants to put themselves in the position of those with mobility or visual impairments. The walk explores the streetscapes of the city and how recent developments intended to improve matters may actually be worsening the situation. Moving through the streets, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how our environment disables people through barriers we unknowingly put in their way.

February 4 at 11.30am and 1.30pm


Greenside Row, Edinburgh

Aberdeen Comedy Cabaret

The team behind the largest comedy club in Scotland, Rotunda, along with the organisers of the Scottish Comedy Awards and Scottish Comedian of the Year competition are bringing comedy back to Aberdeen. As the first people to give Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges a paid gig and give John Bishop a headline gig, it’s clear they know comedy. The shows will run every Saturday and each one will be packed with award-winning and professional headline level comedians from across the Scottish comedy circuit as well as top acts from further afield.

February 8 from 7-11pm

Tickets from £12

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

This hilarious comedy show is about a heartbroken author who travels to Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. Whilst celebrating Burns night alone, the ghost of Rabbie Burns appears to give her dating advice. The show also features the great songs and poems of Burns including ‘My Love is Like a Red Red Rose’ and of course, ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

February 4 from 7.30-9.05pm

Tickets from £15

Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB

Grease in Concert

For the first time ever one of the world’s most popular musical films in history, Grease will be performed live accompanied by an orchestra throughout this UK tour. The unforgettable soundtrack will be performed alongside the full length film shown on a huge HD screen. The tour kicks off in Glasgow next week, so head along to listen to the songs that helped send the film to the second biggest selling film in America in 1978.

February 6 from 7pm

Tickets from £35

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

The King and I

West End’s Annalene Beechey and Broadway’s Jose Llana star in the multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. The musical celebrates the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre. With an award winning creative team who have been hailed as one of the best working in theatre today and a Tony award winning director, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this production in a whole new way.

February 4 – 8 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets from £38

King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN

Erskine Burns Supper and Ceilidh

Celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s national bard at the Erskine Burns Supper and Ceilidh. Set in the stunning gothic setting of the Oran Mor, the evening is hosted by Scottish TV and Radio presenter David Farrell. Enjoy a night of traditional Burns entertainment – sit down for a delicious 3 course meal, then get on your feet for a ceilidh led by the energetic Scottish band Stravaig.

February 7 from 6.30pm-1am

Tickets from £65

Oran Mor, Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX

Chinese New Year Concert

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh are hosting a Chinese New Year concert next week. The show features the Rainbow Melodies Troupe of musicians from the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics performing a selection of musical pieces based on traditional Chinese folk music to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat. The troupe consists of ten musicians playing a range of traditional Chinese instruments including the Erhu, Chinese Zither, Drum, Pipa and Suona horn.

February 6 from 7.30-10.30pm

Tickets from £5

Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Art, Agency and Activism

This new symposium examines and explores the influence of women in the academic and artistic circles in fin de siècle Edinburgh and Chicago. Looking to explore the US connections to Geddes’ Edinburgh Circle and the leading role of women, the symposium considers the opportunities open to women in the field of arts and crafts. The event also features insights from academics Annie Storr from Brandeis University, Murdo Macdonald from the University of Dundee and Margaret Stewart from the University of Edinburgh.

February 4 from 10am-1pm

Tickets from £10

Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PD

Scotland v England

The age old rivalry of Scotland vs England returns next week as the two nations do battle for the Calcutta Cup at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. The two teams face off in the second round of the 2020 Six Nations Championship after Scotland retained the cup following an exhilarating 38-38 draw during the 2019 championship. The two have contested a total of 137 rugby test matches against one another, with England winning 75 of those to Scotland’s 43 and 19 draws. The game will also be shown live on BBC if you can’t manage to get down to support.

February 8 at 4.45pm

Prices vary

BT Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ