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Mogwai’s Barry Burns on beers, babies and Berlin

The Herald Arts Magazine, December 9 2017. HOME. Mogwai's Barry Burns is unsure where it is. He enjoys the easygoing way of life in Berlin where people still smoke in bars and swig beer on trains or while walking down the street. But Burns, who is a multi-instrumentalist for the postrockers, also loves the Glasgow… Continue reading Mogwai’s Barry Burns on beers, babies and Berlin

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Magical things I’ve seen in Berlin

I was inspired to write this after spotting a gorgeous piece of artwork by Mari Andrew. Mari captures everyday life and emotions in her drawings, from being homesick to feeling broken hearted, alienated or alone to joyful moments; like buying a new scarf and how seeing a flock of birds in the sky can make you feel hopeful.… Continue reading Magical things I’ve seen in Berlin

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A love letter to Glasgow’s gig scene

Twice I’ve seen Beach Boys' legend Brian Wilson perform and twice I’ve had some kind of out of body experience. The first was at T in the Park when my pal and I became great friends with a hippy couple for the whole of his set. We swayed around the dark tent holding on to each other,… Continue reading A love letter to Glasgow’s gig scene

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February 17 2017: Helping refugees in Berlin – it’s no joke, but a Scots comedian is doing his bit

Positively Scottish, February 17 2017 For tens of thousands of refugees who have fled war-torn countries, settling into life in a European city like Berlin is not easy. But Scottish comedian and former DJ Neil Numb is hoping to give them something to laugh about. The 43-year-old from Edinburgh has teamed up with charity arts… Continue reading February 17 2017: Helping refugees in Berlin – it’s no joke, but a Scots comedian is doing his bit

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October 12 2016: Double helping of dance with Scottish Ballet

The Evening Express, October 12 2016 There’s flying jackets, big joyful movements and lots of whistling. If you think that sounds like a Disney film you wouldn’t be wrong … but Scottish Ballet’s Sibilo is something very different. The company’s own Sophie Laplane is choreographing the groundbreaking piece, which is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre… Continue reading October 12 2016: Double helping of dance with Scottish Ballet