TAKE ME Somewhere, the Glasgow festival of contemporary performance, has announced its programme for 2019.

The festival takes place in several venues in Glasgow from 11 May to 2 June.

There will be an "Afro-Futurist performance party called ‘Brownton Abbey’", a "choreographic response to the collective mental health of UK residents since the Brexit vote".

Amy Rosa's There is a Silence will see the artist resting on top of a plinth of ice collected over the course of a year - 365 cylinders of ice.

The festival was inspired by the performance art that used to be staged and the much-missed arts venue The Arches, and has run in 2017 and 2018, founded by Jackie Wylie, now artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, and LJ Findlay-Walsh, who is still director of the festival, alongside new Executive Producer Belinda McElhinney.

Venues in the festival programme include Tramway, Platform, The Art School, Stereo, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow University Chapel, CCA, Tron Theatre and The Hidden Gardens, plus the Old Post Office building in Paisley and the Cairngorms National Park.

Findlay-Walsh said: "We are delighted to unleash the third edition of Take Me Somewhere, a fearless international festival that both compliments and disrupts the city.

"We like to think of it as a festival of ‘journeys’, encouraging us to move physically through the city and beyond: from Tramway’s iconic main stage, to gardens, urban back-alleys and mountain ranges, from libraries to nightclubs, from gothic churches to disused post office buildings.

"Take Me Somewhere presents work from across the world, allowing us to journey through global perspectives - we place this alongside and in dialogue with our own most pioneering artists’ work."


TICKETS for the V&A Dundee’s next major exhibition, Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, are now on sale.

The new exhibition will run from 20 April to 8 September.

The exhibition focuses on videogames designed and developed since the mid-2000s.

The show includes a new commission from Glasgow-based illustrator Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng, who is creating a "colourful and chaotic mural inspired by virtual worlds."

Videogames designed by Abertay University lecturer Niall Moody (Hummingbird) and Abertay graduate Llaura McGee (If Found, Please Return by Dreamfeel) are to be showcased in the DIY arcade section.

The exhibition include notebooks from the director of The Last of Us and original sketches from the designers of Bloodborne, alongside the digital prototypes that formed the foundation of Journey.

A video wall showing how huge online communities create and play together, from Minecraft to Overwatch, will be included, and a ‘DIY arcade’ where experimental games from around the world will be available to play.


THE show Electrolyte, winner of awards including the Mental Health Fringe Award at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, is to return to Scotland as part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, which runs from 3-26 May.

The full festival programme will be announced at the beginning of April.

Electrolyte will be staged at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

The show, by Wildcard Theatre, tells the story of Jessie, a girl from Leeds, as she deals with the recent suicide of her father.

She meets singer-songwriter Allie Touch, who is pursuing her music career in London, and her subsequent journey.

The piece is underscored with a variety of music including house, jazz, folk, drum & bass, and rock.

The show is written by James Meteyard with music composed by Maimuna Memon.