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Arts in Scotland

Scotland has always inspired creativity, and its rich culture, beautiful landscapes and colourful people have long been a focus for song, drama, literature and art. Today, art, in all its many forms, is very much alive and well in Scotland – and a major attraction for visitors. Literary art, performance art and the visual arts can be experienced and enjoyed the length and breadth of the country in every imaginable type of venue. Come and sample the abundance of talent Scotland has on offer. You won’t be disappointed.

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On Common Ground

25th July - 1st August 2014, Glasgow:

Find out what a tribe who have been travelling for 18,000 years discover when they meet Glaswegians ‘On Common Ground’.

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27th July - 1st August 2014, Glasgow:

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family.

Edwin Morgan's Dreams & Other Nightmares

24th July - 2nd August 2014, Glasgow:

Do you ever wonder if a person could lead two utterly different lives without either self being aware of the other? Edwin Morgan’s last room in a nursing home in the West End of Glasgow.

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23rd July - 2nd August 2014, Glasgow:

Yellow Valley is a loveable, contemporary, musical-storytelling performance, created especially for children aged 2 to 4 years old, inspired by Kenyan children’s book Who’s Calling by Charity Waciuma.

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

25th July - 2nd August 2014, Aberdeen:

This multi-arts event brings together the best young theatre and dance companies, classical dance academies, youth orchestras, bands and music ensembles from home, around the UK and all over the world.

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31st July - 2nd August 2014, Ayr:

Join us for one of the highlights of the Gaiety Summer calendar as Scotland’s top entertainer Dean Park heads the bill for a performance of music, comedy, dance, and showbiz razzmatazz.

Please Stay

23rd July - 2nd August 2014, Glasgow:

Set in the Locarno Dance Hall in Glasgow in the early Sixties Please Stay takes you on an exciting musical journey.

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3rd August 2014, Glasgow:

Award-winning author Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm launch Julia’s brand-new picture-book The Scarecrows’ Wedding as part of an hour of fun, stories and songs.

Surge 2014

19th July - 3rd August 2014, Glasgow:

Conflux aims to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland.

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24th July - 3rd August 2014, Glasgow:

Celebrating this cultural quarter of Glasgow, the Merchant City Festival aims to showcase the best of what the Merchant City has to offer.


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