MUSEUM LATE: RIP IT UP
Night at the Museum anyone? Slightly different from the 2006 film as a mummified pharaoh, the first female aviator or tyrannosaurus rex don’t come to life and wreak havoc in Scotland’s most exciting museum.
But don’t let that put you off. There’s live music, bars and themed activities along with the chance to explore the museum after dark and feel a bit exclusive and relaxed knowing there’s no kids and you can drink, drink (yes, it’s written twice) at the museum! Just remember, if you could swear some artefacts and exhibits moved from where they were when you glanced over a few seconds ago, you’re probably just imaginging it…or are you?
Museum Late: Rip It Up takes place at the National Museum of Scotland on November 16 at 7pm. Tickets £10 or £18 if you want to explore the exhibition.
BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY AT THE ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Ever sat munching a sharing bag of Doritos watching Bridget Jones’s Diary for the 43rd time and mused over what could possibly improve your movie experience?
Of course you have – well, here’s you answer. The ‘defining film of the turn of the millennium’* is set to tour the country accompanied by a live orchestra supplied soundtrack as you follow the ups and downs (keep it clean!) of Renee Zellwegger’s roller-coaster love life. Think Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’, Gabrielle’s ‘Out of Reach’ and ‘Have You Met Miss Jones’ by Robbie Williams. The tour will bring to life the film’s renowned score as never before with a 60-piece orchestra, whilst the film will be presented in HD via a huge screen – luckily Bridget can’t ask ‘does my bum look big in this?’
* according to the website.
Bridget Jones’s Diary is on at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on November 2 and Edinburgh Usher Hall on November 3.
They’re Doctor Who’s (10th one, David Tennant) ‘favourite band of all time’ and for a travelling timelord that’s a lot of time available to think about it!
Scotland’s favourite musical twins return to the stage with their catchy Caledonian anthems. The multi-award winning brothers have carved a niche where their pop ditties transcend musical trends with their sing-along raucousness entertaining fans everywhere.
The only time I ever saw them play live was the second last year at T in the Park’s mud mayhem. I escaped a torrential downpour by wandering into the King Tut’s tent where The Proclaimers were giving it laldy on stage. Everyone in the tent – fan or not – was belting out lyrics to their songs that always sound proudly Scottish. Wouldn’t have thought it but genuinely one of the best gigs I’ve had the pleasure of attending!
The Proclaimers play The Edinburgh Playhouse on November 9 and 10.
previews by Susie Daniels