What's On Scotland 15-22 Feb: Into the New & more

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's theatre festival Into the New kicks off at CCA this week. Elsewhere, there's a new club night (school disco) at Summerhall, and indie pop supergroup FIZZ come to Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket

Feature by Anahit Behrooz | 15 Feb 2024
  • Grip by Jessica Paris

A festival showcasing weird and wonderful theatre created by students in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Contemporary Performance Practice programme, Into the New is the place to see theatre like you’ve never seen before.

Running from 15-17 February at the CCA in Glasgow, this year you can catch the likes of Florence Logan’s tender, surreal fable Oh To Be a Snail, Jessica Paris’ insightful and mesmerising Grip, or Julienne Restall's dystopian sci-fi physical theatre show On Shifting Ground. Browse the full programme here – most shows are under an hour, so perfect for squeezing in between weekend activities, or take the day and back-to-back your favourites.

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Various venues, Glasgow. 28 Feb-10 Mar
Celebrate the 20th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival from 28 February – 10 March 2024. Across twelve packed days, we have eleven world premieres, sixty-nine UK premieres and fifteen Scottish premieres. Join us for the return of our special events with The Wizard of Oz and Female Trouble. We’re welcoming guests old and new alike for Q&As, and with our free retrospective screenings, Our Story So Far, there’s something for everyone. Tickets are available now.

Arusa & Jeem’s Valentine’s School Disco
Summerhall, Edinburgh, 16 Feb, 9pm
Listen, we’re all for super-cool techno, but sometimes you just want an old-fashioned dance party with your pals. Enter this Valentine’s club night headed up by Arusa Qureshi (of Femmergy fame) and Saint Sunday (of EHFM fame). Expect R&B and pop bangers, plus glitter and glowsticks. Image: Alexander Smail.

Do Ho Suh: Tracing Time
National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. 17 Feb - 1 Sep
An exhibition dedicated to internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Do Ho Suh, exploring the foundational role drawing plays in his artistic practice, examining ideas of domesticity and architecture through small and large scale paper objects. Image: Do Ho Suh, courtesy STPI.

Polka Dot Disco Club: HAAi
Sub Club, Glasgow. 16 Feb, 11pm
Polka Dot Disco Club takes over Sub Club this weekend, inviting Australian-born, London-based DJ and producer HAAi to play her psychedelic take on dance music, with support on the night from Polka Dot founder Frankie Elyse and her eclectic blend of acid, electro and breaks. Image: Imogene Barron.

Bel Cobain
Summerhall, Edinburgh. 17 Feb, 7pm
Bel Cobain's musical output blends her various talents, from poetry and storytelling to visual artistry. Bringing together different influences such as R'n'B, jazz and rap with a dream pop slant, her music is perfect for fans of Arlo Parks and Eliza Shaddad.

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Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. 20 Feb, 7pm
Step over boygenius, there’s another indie pop supergroup in town. FIZZ, made up of collaborators and best pals dodie, Orla Gartland, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown, is a deliriously fun, messy, and loud ode to friendship and fun.

Pigeon Party
Lost in Leith, Edinburgh. 17 Feb, 8pm
Raising funds for Sett Studios' upcoming exhibition Pigeon Fanciers, this evening features some early peeks of pigeon-y art by by Amelia Morgan, Jiayi Chen, Isabelle Phoebe, and Liv Dugdale, poetry by Olivia Calderón, live music from Sam Wood and a DJ set by Al Gu.

Dundee Rep, Dundee. 20-21 Feb, 7:30pm
Fresh from this year’s Manipulate Festival, Ragnarok heads up to Dundee for a short run of apocalyptic puppetry. A young girl and her brother battle through dream and reality, seeking a new future in a promised land in this acclaimed performance.