What's On Scotland 15-22 Oct: The Skinny's 10th

Zap by Anna Docherty | 15 Oct 2015
  • The Skinny 10th Birthday Party

1. PARTY | The Skinny's 10th Birthday Party
The Mash House, Edinburgh. 16 Oct, 9pm, free 

We take to The Mash House to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the paper edition of our glorious mag, with The Skinny's 10th Birthday Party official inviting one and all to revel in a night of live music, spoken word, and DJs – including a Neu! Reekie! showcase room, DJs from Substance, Lost Map, and Detour camps, and a live band schedule that we can reveal includes Stillhound and Zyna Hel. The fun starts at 9pm sharp, or try your luck below at winning a pair of golden tickets to the early part with added treats (aka free gin and pizza).
2. MUSIC | Cassette Store Day @ VoxBox
VoxBox, Edinburgh. 17 Oct, 10am, free 

In slightly tongue-in-cheek homage to tape format, Edinburgh's VoxBox again get in on the annual Cassette Store Day action – opening their doors at 10am with exclusive releases including Glasgow label Fuzzkill Records' marvelously titled Now That's What I Call Music 666 Volume 2, a trio of special releases from the shop's own FoxBox label, and more (browse the full list here), plus evening sets in The Last Word Saloon from the likes of Now Wakes The Sea, Jargo, and Super Inuit (6-9pm). Get an exclusive listen to the Fuzzkill Records tape here.
3. MUSIC | Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover
Various venues, Edinburgh. 17 Oct, 5.30pm, £10 here

The Edinburgh Oxjam fundraising contingent stage the biggie of their calendar year – Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover – with the one-ticket, multi-venue affair playing host to a bounty-load of bands including Birdhead (pictured), Sea Bass Kid, Urvanovic, The Valkarys, Mellow Chants, and more, across City Cafe, Cabaret Voltaire, BrewDog, The Mash House, and Paradise Palms. If we were your mum, we'd advocate comfortable footwear to zig-zag betwixt. Stage times and venue breakdowns here.
4. FILM | Play Poland
Various venues, Scotland-wide. 15 Oct-22 Dec, various times, details here 

Representing the best of what contemporary Polish cinema has to offer, as well as dipping into Poland's cinematic past, showcase festival Play Poland returns to mark its fifth annual outing – this year opening with director Boris Lankosz's follow up his debut feature The Reverse, intricately-woven thriller A Grain of Truth (pictured), adapted from the bestselling Polish novel by Zygmunt Miłoszewski. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lankosz. Browse our full festival preview here.
5. FILM | Document Human Rights Film Festival
CCA, Glasgow. 16-18 Oct, various times, tickets here

With it seemingly being the season of film fests, this week also sees the kick-off of the 13th edition of Document International Human Rights Film Festival, which includes the Scottish premiere of Emmy Award-winning director Alexander Nanau’s immersive documentary, Toto and His Sisters (pictured) – shot over 15 months offering an eye-opening and frequently moving entree into the lives of three children living in a Bucharest slum. Browse our festival round-up here.
6. CLUBS | Vampirology: An Evening With Teeth
Summerhall, Edinburgh. 16 Oct, 8pm, £5 here 

Having taken a dip into Mark Cousins' Romanian film season last week, this week the Romanian Cultural Institute continues its appraisal of contemporary Romanian culture with a club-styled fun night under the banner 'Vampirology: An Evening With Teeth ' – holing up in Summerhall's suitably creepy Dissection Room for a themed night exploring the weirder aspects of Romanian folklore, taking in sets from the Balkanarama DJs, live performance, Romanian food and wine sampling, and the encouragement to, y'know, wear a cape.
7. THEATRE | Hidden
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. 20-24 Oct, various timeslots 7.30pm-8.30pm, £12 here 

The Royal Lyceum Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary year, this week with the Lyceum Youth Theatre presenting their specially-devised piece, Hidden – a one-off site specific production trailing the dark, unseen corners of the Lyceum building originally used by audiences when it first opened in 1883, performed by a cast of over 60 folk, and taking in live music and lively encounters with a 'penny dreadful' feel.
8. FILM | Back To The Future II
Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh. 21 Oct, 9pm, £10 (£9) here

With October 21 2015 officially being the 'future day' that Doc Brown and Marty McFly visit in Back To The Future Part II, the Cameo Cinema do the done thing and dig the film out for a special airing – as part of the cinema's 'Culture Shock' series of screenings, returning cult films to the big screen for one-night-only. And, as if excitement levels needed upping more, you can count down the hours, minutes, and seconds until October 21 with this online counter.
9. FOOD & DRINK | Glasgow Coffee Festival
The Briggait, Glasgow. 17 Oct, 10pm, £10 here 

After all the fun of last year, Glasgow’s own artisan coffee darlings Dear Green Coffee Roasters return for the sophomore Glasgow Coffee Festival, where a host of your favourite artisan coffee roasters – among them Artisan Roast, Brew Lab, and Papercup Coffee Company – will make merry for a day of masterclasses, presentations, competitions, and more. Funds raised go to Socialbite and Girls Gotta Run.
10. COMEDY | So... That Was October?
The Stand, Edinburgh. 21 Oct, 7.30pm, £7 (£5) here 


Messrs Vladimir McTavish, Mark Nelson, and Keir McAllister return with a new show in their political So... series – this time with So... That Was October? – offering satirical musings on the state of the world following the election outcome, and in lieu of recent hopeful highs (Corbyn) and woeful lows (erm... Cameron... pig). Also taking to Glasgow's The Stand later in the month (28 October).
The Skinny - Celebrating 10 years

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: 10 years of The Skinny with Too Much Fun Club and Ubre Blanca.

Competitions & Reader Offers


The Skinny's 10th Birthday tickets: Win VIP tickets to our 10th at The Mash House (16 Oct), with free gin, pizza and more. Entries to rsvp@theskinny.co.uk marked 'Golden Ticket'. Closes today!
Mad Chef's Audio Beef tickets: Win tickets to Mad Chef's Southern street food event at Bloc (23 Oct). Closes 19 Oct.
Matt Forde tickets: Win tickets to see political comedian Matt Forde at The Stand (25 Oct). Closes 21 Oct.
Oxjam Edinburgh tickets: Win tickets to Oxjam's Edinburgh multi-venue takeover (17 Oct). Closes 16 Oct.
All Night Horror Madness tickets: Win tickets to the 10th anniversary of All Night Horror Madness at the Cameo (17 Oct) by sending your scariest horror trailer to zap@theskinny.co.uk. Closes 16 Oct.


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