Aquaphoneia at The Lighthouse

Ever wondered what it’s like to talk to water? Me neither, but now you can. The Aquaphoneia exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow examines and dissembles the technology of sound and the ways we transmit information through speech. Aquaphoneia is similar to a record player which has been reverse-engineered by people who have the ability to speak underwater. Visitors to the exhibition can speak into a large horn and hear their words morphed into something like an underwater language. These sounds are fed through other peculiar machines that seem able to reply in a human language that is constructed completely from water. In another part of the exhibition, voices can be heard in the crackling of a fire – a mix of language and alchemy which deconstructs the ways we communicate.

Until January 6


The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

Jack and the Beanstalk

For the first time in more than 30 years, Jack and the Beanstalk returns to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. Having just completed their trip to Old Peking on a magic carpet, Elaine C Smith and Johnny Mac will be heading for Dame Trot’s farm to follow the adventures of Jack and his family. Expect nothing less than magic as Jack fights to save the beautiful Princess and outwit the evil giant to win riches beyond his wildest dreams.

November 30-January 5

Tickets from £12-£14.50

King’s Theatre, 97 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN

Oban Winterfestival

Join the Oban Winterfestival to celebrate St Andrew's day. There’s a variety of activities throughout the day and into the evening. Two markets run by young and junior entrepreneurs will run throughout the afternoon and evening, giving you the chance to pick out the perfect Christmas gift. Or, try making your own at the wreath making and earring workshop – with mulled fruit punch and homemade mince pies – all materials are supplied and there’s no experience needed. Close out the day with the winter festival firework finale at 6.30pm and then the Big St Andrew’s Bash afterwards featuring a variety of music from Oban Gaelic Choir and the Oban Pipe Band among others.

November 30

Prices vary

Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5NZ

May Morris: Art and Life

This exhibition explores the work of May Morris, one of the most significant artists of the Arts and Crafts movement. It tells the story of May’s life, who is responsible for creating some of Morris & Co’s most iconic textiles and wallpaper designs after taking charge of the company aged 23. This exhibition brings together over 80 original textiles and drawings from collections across the UK, exploring May’s body of work.

November 28 – March 14 10am-5pm

Tickets start at £9

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Ediburgh, EH1 1LT

St Andrew's Day: A night of Scottish Storytelling

Join two of Scotland’s leading storytellers, Beverly Bryant and Heather Yule, for a captivating evening of storytelling along with traditional live music featuring the Celtic harp. The pair will tell tales of myths and mysteries on a night of historic importance. There will be mulled beer to keep you warm on what is sure to be a cold November evening.

November 30 at 7-10pm

Tickets are £12

Stewart Brewing, 26a Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9LZ


The 22-year old musical prodigy Sigrid makes songs about the real stuff. Her songs tell the tales of the unexpected and also give shoutouts to human resilience. A singer whose vocal range is akin to the likes of Adele and SIA, who looks and sounds like the real deal and writes about the real stuff.

November 26 from 7pm

Tickets from £25

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

Wasps Inverness Market Day

The first of its kind, join the Workshop and Artists Studio Provision Scotland for a winter market. The one-day shopping showcase will feature work from not only the Wasps studio, but also other makers from across Scotland adding up to over 25 stalls. There will also be refreshments from the Bad Girl Bakery. Beyond shopping, there’s a number of Open Studios in the building to have a look at.

November 30 from 10am-5pm


Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills Building, Stephen’s Street, Inverness, IV2 3JP

Highlights Tour

Whether visiting the V&A for the first time, or just wanting to build upon your knowledge of Scotland’s first design museum, the Highlights Tour at the Dundee V&A is the perfect way to discover of remarkable stories behind its architecture. The tour explores the outside of the building to discover how pioneering technology and engineering were used to create the museum – a building designed by Kengo Kuma: the first of its kind. Inside, you can learn about Scotland’s design history and international significance spanning nearly 600 years.

Until December 29

Tickets are £5

1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Christmas at the castle

This festive season, Brodrick Castle will be lit up like never before, with holiday decorations, music and activities throughout the castle. The activities have something for the whole family: with a Christmas photo backdrop for the perfect family Christmas card and festive themed historical tours of the castle for a more educational afternoon. The fully stocked gift shop is the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping, or enjoy some of the festive treats on offer in the Woodland café.

An evening with Val McDermid

Val McDermid returns to St Andrews with her enthralling tales of the grim research, remarkable encounters and bizarre happenings that come with being Scotland’s "Queen of Crime". Bringing her own blend of wit, warmth, and suspenseful crime fiction she’ll be celebrating the latest instalment of her Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series How the Dead Speak.

November 29 from 8-9pm

Tickets from £9

Hope Park and Martyrs Church, St mary’s Place, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9UY