Faux Shop

The latest installation at the V&A in Dundee comes from Atelier E.B, exploring the aesthetics of shop-window display. The exhibition focuses on the shop window displays of the 20th century, those which although beautiful, were seemingly unremarkable. The Faux Shop reveals how even the unnoticed details of window-dressing deserve more serious contemplation.

February 17 -May 24 from 10am-5pm


V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Monet’s Seascape Masterpiece

Until March, Monet’s 'Seascape’ is on display at Duff House in Aberdeenshire. This is one of Monet’s earlier works, painted with an odd combination of a palette knife and brush. He later commented on his admiration for moonlight scenes but found it difficult to paint nature at night. The painting is on display in the Marble Lobby where visitors will be able to see this Impressionist masterpiece.

February 16, 21, 22 and 23

Included in normal admission price

Duff House, Banff, AB45 3SX

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

Popular music duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have rejoined forces for their Back Together tour. With hugely successful solo albums, sell-out tours and starring in Les Miserables in the West End, both singers have been extremely busy but have managed to find time to delight fans. At the show, fans will be able to hear tracks from their new album which will be released at the end of the year.

February 23

Tickets from £47.40

P&J Live, East Burn Road, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX

I Think We Are Alone

Frantic Assembly are celebrating their 25th anniversary with this new production, I Think We Are Alone. This delicate and uplifting play about our fragility, resilience and our need for love and forgiveness follows the stories of Josie, Graham and a pair of sisters – all of whom are needing to open up.

February 18-22

Tickets from £18

Kings Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Ceilidh

After the roaring success of the 2018 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Ceilidh, the event returns and is sure to be bigger and better than ever. It features music from a traditional Scottish folk band to dance the night away, as well as games and nibbles. Don’t worry if your dancing skills aren’t up to scratch, the ceilidh promises to cater to all abilities. Not only does the ceilidh promise great fun, it will also be raising valuable funds to support the home’s work.

February 20 from 7pm

Tickets from £15

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh Old Town, EH3 9DJ

The Woman in Black

A show that has been acclaimed by the critics and seen by over 7 million people, the Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality that’s inspired by the world of film noir. The story follows a lawyer who engages a young actor to help him tell his terrifying story. Now celebrating 30 years in the West End, the Woman in Black is one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged.

February 18-22

Tickets from £12.75

Kings Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN


This latest exhibition from the Royal Scottish Academy gives visitors a fascinating, informal opportunity to find out about the work of 10 New Contemporaries exhibitors. Each artist and architect whose work will be on show will be speaking for 20 seconds about 20 different images. The speakers at the event include Suzanne Anthony, Sarah Broadhurst, Gabrielle Gillott, Alex Hayward, Jacob Scott and McLauchlin and Williamson.

February 18 from 6.30pm

Tickets from £6

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh Old Town, EH2 2EL

James Blunt

Once Upon a Mind has been a real labour of love for James Blunt. Marking his sixth studio album, he says it is the album of his life. The album was released in October and this year he embarks on a major tour – with one of his stops at the SEC Armadillo. Fans old and new will hear his latest tracks and the classics as well.

February 19 from 6.30pm

Tickets from £36.90

SEC Armadillo, Scottish Event Campus Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Glasgow Philharmonia Movies to Musicals

After the success of the fifth sold-out Movies to Musicals concert, the Glasgow Philharmonia returns to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for what promises to be their biggest show yet. The 6th annual concert will see the orchestra performing classic movie soundtracks and some of the public’s favourite and best-loved songs. The orchestra will be joined on stage by their children's cast, musical theatre cast and other special guests, so head along to witness over 400 performers on stage.

February 21 from 7.30pm

Tickets from £25.30

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

Ghost Hunt

If you’ve ever fancied yourself to be a member of a ghostbusters team, look no further. For this ghost hunt, you can be the investigator of ghostly activity in Mary Queen of Scots’ House. Mary spent a month in Jedburgh in the autumn of 1566, a turning point in her life marking the beginnings of the troubles that ultimately led to her death in England. In 2005, the first group of paranormal investigators visited the house and reported a level of unexplained phenomenon. Today, visitors can investigate the house and see what they can find.

February 22 and 23 from 10pm

Tickets from £38.32

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitors Centre, Queen Street, Jedburgh, TD8 6EN