We Recommend: Performing Arts

One – Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

Mon 22 - Wed 24 Jul

Bruford at Summerhall

Taking as its point of departure the polarisation of politics today, One begins amid the ruins of unresolved conflict. Nasi’s on a ladder. He’s not coming down any time soon. It’s time for Bert’s solo career to begin.

Performing Arts

Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show

Tue 23 Jul - Fri 2 Aug

Southbank Centre

Provocative, exuberant and as funny as ever, fashion’s enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier presents new designs alongside his most iconic creations in a performance thought out like a grand party, part revue, part catwalk show – paying tribute to those who inspired him, from Preljocaj to Madonna.

Performing Arts


Wed 31 Jul - Mon 26 Aug

The Pleasance Courtyard

Premiering in the UK and winner of Molière Award for Best Comedy Play, Fishbowl sees the hilarious misadventures of three eccentric and lovable anti-heroes crammed in their wacky rooftop bedsits.

Performing Arts

Right in the Eye – Live Movie-Concert of Georges Méliès’ Films

Fri 2 - Sun 25 Aug

Institut français d'Ecosse

A live trio of French musicians along with French composer Jean-François Alcoléa intertwine playful modern compositions and the fantasy of the legendary filmmaker Georges Méliès, father of cinema and the inventor of special effects.

Classical Music, Films & TV, Performing Arts, Visual Arts


Mon 12 - Sun 25 Aug

Institut français d'Ecosse

Fascinated by cowboys' squinty-eyed looks, and armed only with the savoir-faire of a modern geek, Raphael Gouisset stars in this digital western showing that 'theatre and digital technologies can join forces for the best of live performance'.

Performing Arts

The End – Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

Thu 15 - Sun 25 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Above the stage, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration.

Performing Arts

Sonica Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov

Glasgow (city-wide)

Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts