What's on in Scotland, November 2015

November's calendar of Eventbrite picks includes a duo of birthday bashes (Limbo's 8th and The Buff Club's 12th), plus an EATFILM screening of Die Hard, a disco in a library, and more...

Feature by Anna Docherty | 04 Nov 2015
  • King Creosote – From Scotland with Love


Scotland Re:Designed Fashion and Accessories Runway, 5 Nov

Since 2012, Scotland Re:Designed has been busily providing an international platform for the best o' the bunch of Scottish fashion talent, returning this November for their fourth annual runway show in arts hub SWG3 – featuring a showcase of panel-selected work by nine designers across womenswear, menswear, and accessories, before the all-important after-party and DJ action.

Limbo's 8th Birthday, 7 Nov

Longstanding Edinburgh gig-in-a-club night Limbo celebrates its 8th year with a duo of party outings, first with the Limbo 8th Birthday bash official (joined by Tuff Love, Garden Of Elks, and Star Rover), before decamping to The Mash House on 28 Nov for a beefed-up outing headlined by Micah P Hinson and band, with support from Delta Mainline and Supermoon (tickets for that here).

Eastern Promise Autumn Feast, 11 Nov

Fledgling Glasgow bespoke catering wizards Grano Coppa alight at The Rum Shack for their first community dining soiree, serving up a warming autumnal supper of homestyle Middle Eastern, Punjabi, and African cooking using local produce and grains. Free to book and serving between 7-9pm. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the menu going up... or, y'know, just to drool at the foodie porn pics.


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Silent Auction for Syria, 13 Nov

Pop-up event lot The Fireside Collective team up with artist Judy R Clark to a host a silent auction raising funds for The Red Cross's Europe Refugee Crisis, auctioning work by a selection of Scottish artists, designers, photographers, and milliners – among them this year's Creative Edinburgh Award shortlist nominee Karen Mabon – with boozy refreshments care of cocktail bar Hoot the Redeemer.

Another Minimalism: Curator's Talk, 13 Nov

The Fruitmarket's winter exhibition – Another Minimalism – brings together a batch of current artists with that of two pioneers of West Coast American minimalism (Robert Irwin and Larry Bell), examining the impact of California Light and Space art on artists working today. Fancy an insider's insight/opportunity to swat up? Guest curator Melissa Feldman discusses the thinking behind the exhibition at a one-off evening curator's talk.

Matchbox Cineclub: The World's Greatest Sinner, 19 Nov

Alternative film club Matchbox Cineclub holes up at The Old Hairdressers for its monthly sharing session of a handpicked cinematic orphan (aka a weird/cult/lost/banned film they reckon deserves a second look), with this edition's selection being Timothy Carey's 1962 oddball The World's Greatest Sinner – about an insurance salesman who starts his own political-spiritual movement.

The Buff Club's 12th Birthday w/ Dimitri From Paris, 20 Nov

An oft-overlooked jewel in the crown of Glasgow’s giddy nightlife, The Buff Club marks its 12th birthday as is only right – with a celebratory party! For the occasion they'll welcome a guest set from French house DJ/producer/mixer/all-round talented chap Dimitri From Paris and his guided-by-the-vibe-of-the-night musical selections, buoyed by the joys/perils of a 4am extended license.

EATFILM: Die Hard, 25 Nov

Providing the double goodness that is comfort food and Bruce Willis in a grubby wifebeater, Sloans' Tuesday EATFILM series continues with a screening of 80s cop flick Die Hard, paired with a budget meal for two – which gets you and your chum a choice of macaroni cheese, chilli beef nachos, or hot dog and fries (plus movie) for the princely sum of £13.95 for two.

From Scotland With Love, 27 Nov

Made by award-winning director Virginia Heath entirely of Scottish archive footage, community cinema Balerno Village Screen give From Scotland With Love an airing in the cosy surrounds of the local Ogston Hall, with the patchwork of nostalgic, flickering archive footage accompanied by King Creosote's transcendent film score. You can then catch The Legend of Barney Thomson the following evening.

Library Lates, 27 Nov

Lasswade Library get in on the Book Week Scotland festivities, celebrating this year's theme of 'transformation' by staying open late and hosting an over-18s silent disco in the hush-quiet library surrounds – with attendees donning headphones and dancing to channels of pop, rock, and party classics. Dressing up as your favourite book character encouraged (aka make like a suave Jay Gatsby).

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