What's On Scotland 30 May-6 Jun: ECA Graduate Show 2024 & more

Degree shows kick off this week at both Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art. Elsewhere, R.A.P. Ferreira plays Summerhall and The Old Hairdresser's, and EHFM throw a party to celebrate their new podcast on the local history of dance music

Feature by Anahit Behrooz | 30 May 2024
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, when exams are winding down (!!) and the students are graduating (omg congrats!) and the art schools throw open their doors to show off the most innovative and exciting work produced by the country's newest emerging artists. Over in Edinburgh, the ECA Graduate Show 2024 gets underway this week, running from 31 May-9 June.

There'll be a whole host of incredible art being exhibited by students from across the schools of Art, Design, Music, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, from incredible costume and fashion pieces to intricate sculptures and otherworldly illustrations. Head over to the college to discover more – allow plenty of time for wandering and discovering. Here's to the class of '24!

DRIFT presents Eloi
Lost in Leith, Edinburgh. 1 Jun, 7pm
Seven-piece neo-soul and jazz outfit Eloi are rising stars of the Scottish jazz scene, known for their dreamy, swaying melodies and rich, soul-infused vocals. They're headed to Lost in Leith this week, with support from R'n'B singer Nikhita and DJ sets from Toni McVey and SSID. Image: HopeHolmes.

Maggie & Me
Dundee Rep, Dundee. 30 May-1 Jun, various times
The National Theatre of Scotland takes on Damian Barr’s acclaimed memoir Maggie & Me, opening a door onto Barr’s childhood in the 1980s, and the political spectre of Margaret Thatcher that forever changed his family, community and country. Image: Eoin Carey.

R.A.P. Ferreira
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. 5 Jun, 7:30pm
Indie rap artist R.A.P. Ferreira, formerly known as milo aka scallops hotel, is a producer and MC known for his elevated, explorational style and commitment to the theory and practice of rap. With support from AJ Suede and G's US, they'll also be at Summerhall the day before. Image: John Hill.

Cameo, Edinburgh. 2 Jun, 1:45pm
The weekend is set to be warm, and what better way to celebrate than indoors (hear us out!) with the most sun-bleached and devastating Scottish film of recent years Aftersun, complete with a Q&A with its young star Frankie Corio and producer Amy Jackson. Image: MUBI.

GSA Degree Show 2024
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. 31 May-9 Jun
Never fear, Glasgow pals – the GSA Degree Show also kicks off this week, with an unbelievable amount of incredible art on display across mediums by the graduating class (pick up a copy of this month's issue of The Skinny for a supplement all about it!). Image: Louise Campion.

Queer Theory: Gayscension
Stereo, Glasgow. 1 Jun, 8:30pm
Get Pride month off to a great start with another edition of Stereo's Queer Theory. There's drag, performance, music and spoken word from the likes of Sersi, Chardonnay Emerald and Femme Castatrice, and DJ sets from Suzie Mac and Tamboi.

EHFM presents: Neil Landstrumm + Snide Rhythms + xivro
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 1 Jun, 11pm
To celebrate the launch of their new podcast Edinburgh: A Dance Music History, community radio station EHFM are inviting local legends for their June club night: techno wizard Neil Landstrumm, Wee Red Bar head honcho Snide Rhythms and EFHM's xivro.