What's On Scotland 11-17 Apr: Seas of Stories, Fruit Salad, Win FyneFest tickets + more!

In this week's Zap, short film screenings, cabaret fundraisers, weekend festivals and more across Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee

Zap by Anahit Behrooz + Ellie Robertson | 11 Apr 2024
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Dubbed the crossover event of the century (by us), Seas of Stories is brought to Assembly Roxy by Lighthouse Bookshop in collaboration with Queer Film Night. Predominantly exploring the relationships between humans and non-humans on land and water, these two worlds will be brought together in a night of short film screenings, discussions and performances.

Expect a strong focus on indigenous perspectives, with short films of Canadian, Australian, Pacific and Scottish origin, as well as a post-screening discussion with storyteller Niall Moorjani. It's all topped off with an open mic, so that you can share your own stories too.

Seas of Stories, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. 16 Apr, 6:30pm-9pm.


Scottish Music Festivals Calendar 2024

If you're in need of gig inspo, our top picks for music festivals across Scotland this year is now live – and don't forget to also check out our list of festivals outwith Scotland!

Fruit Salad

The Mash House, Edinburgh. 18 Apr

Queer cabaret collective Fruit Salad are throwing a fundraiser for mental health service Nightline. Fruit Salad are serving drag and burlesque performances as a pregame to what's sure to be a wild club night – and the best part is, it's all for a good cause.

Last Night From Glasgow Weekender

Glasgow Uni Debating Chamber, Glasgow. 12-13 Apr 

Local label Last Night From Glasgow host their first ever weekender, taking over Glasgow University Debating Chamber. Three sessions feature Starless, Quad 90, BMX Bandits, wojtek the bear and more. You can get individual tickets for any of the gigs, or a weekend ticket for all three.

The Girls of Slender Means

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. 13 Apr - 4 May

Adapted for the stage from the novel by beloved Scottish writer Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means follows the lives and loves of four young women, hoping to navigate the aftermath of World War II and the shifting political and social landscape of 1945.

Pádraig Timoney: Silts

The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Until 20 Apr.

There's still time to see the hand-poured, hand-etched mirror works by Irish artist Pádraig Timoney. The exhibition at The Modern Institute's Aird's Lane space encourages guests to participate, to move around the room or shift their heads to reframe the subject of the reflections.

State of Print

Generator Projects, Dundee. Until 14 Apr

It's your last chance to see State of Print, self-described as 'the first artist-led nation'. The exhibition is a collaboration between artists across Scotland and Ireland, exploring the role that printing practices have played in the development of modern ideas of statehood.

The Spirit of the Beehive

GFT, Glasgow. 14, 17, 18 Apr

Close Your Eyes, Victor Erice's first feature film in thirty years, signifies a triumphant return of the Spanish director to our screens. GFT celebrate by hosting screenings of his 1973 masterpiece of criticism of the Franco regime, The Spirit of the Beehive.

TAQA with Plantainchipps + effua + DIJA

La Cheetah Club, Glasgow. 13 Apr

Multidisciplinary DJ and visual artist DIJA returns with another TAQA party, this time joined by fellow jockeys Plantainchipps and effua. Expect Afrobeats, house, dancehall and heavy bass.

Competitions and Offers

Win tickets to FyneFest 2024! One lucky winner will receive a pair of camping tickets to the beer, food and music festival in Glen Fyne, Argyll.

Win a £50 food voucher for The George Hotel, Inveraray! The 160-year old family-owned hotel won Best Whisky Bar of the Year 2022.

Win tickets to the Black Isle Belters! Two lucky winners will win a pair of tickets to either of Peat & Diesel's May Bank holiday weekend shows.