捕鱼兑换现金手机版本Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape (4 stars)

  • Brian Donaldson
  • 7 November 2019

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

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Another fine show from the former maths teacher whose success keeps multiplying

On his last tour, Romesh Ranganathan attempted to convince us that either he was an irrational human being or everyone else was. This time around, we are expected to believe that he is the personification of cynicism, yet given how much of a ball he appears to be having, it feels more likely that this plundering of his own negative emotions is partly an act. But what an endlessly enjoyable and funny act this is.

Immediately coming across as reticent about the sterile nature of his venue, he then fills the room with laughter by portraying himself (as he’s done before) as a lackadaisical father with favoured offspring. So when every parent’s worst nightmare of having a child go missing appears to slowly form into a horrific reality at the beach, this former maths teacher still turns it round to paint himself as the true victim. He provides us with more domestic capers chez Ranganathan than in Irrational, with material which his wife still has a few problems with, though the comic’s frank discussions about their sex life strikes as too baroque to be taken wholly to heart.

Away from his homelife, Ranganathan muses over some familiar comedic territory of recent times, slating those who get overly upset over a celebrity’s death while amusingly treading across the fall-out from the Losing Neverland documentary, concluding that our appreciation of disgraced musicians is still a matter of whether we can allow ourselves to feel the beat最新发布捕鱼现金游戏. A committed vegan (though not to the point where he can’t poke a little bit of fun at a plant-based lifestyle), it’s no surprise that Piers Morgan would be on his hitlist for jibes, though Fireman Sam is arguably a less likely contender for abuse.

While this cantankerous everyman admits that his face might soon become a focus for disdain given that he seems to be on TV whenever you turn it on, Romesh Ranganathan’s live comedy career continues to be a joyous tirade against targets both fully deserving and wonderfully trivial.

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape is on tour until Wednesday 10 June. Seen at SEC, Glasgow.

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Westlife announce 2020 UK tour, get presale tickets

  • Becki Crossley
  • 7 November 2019

Westlife announce 2020 UK tour, find out how to get tickets

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Dates confirmed for Norwich, Cardiff, Plymouth, Kent and more

Westlife have announced they will perform across the UK once again in 2020. Presale tickets for Westlife are available at 9am on Thu 8 Nov. Sign up below to receive the presale link straight to your inbox. General sale begins at 9am on Fri 8 Nov.

Following an eight-year sabbatical, Westlife marked their anniversary with a huge comeback tour in 2019. The Twenty Tour celebrated their career as one of the highest-selling groups in British music history.

Now Westlife are preparing to release their new album Spectrum. Members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are set to release the record, which is available for pre-order now, on Fri 15 Nov. The band kick off their 2020 dates at Carrow Road in Norwich in June performing up until August where the final show goes ahead at Wembley Stadium.

Westlife 2020 UK tour dates:
Fri 19 Jun – Carrow Road, Norwich
Sun 21 Jun – The Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough
Fri 26 Jun – Cardiff City Stadium
Sat 27 Jun – The Falkirk Stadium
Jun 28 Jun – Inverness Caledonian Stadium
Fri 3 Jul – The Ageas Bowl Southampton
Sat 4 Jul – Plymouth Home Park
Sun 5Jul – Stadium Zipworld, Colwyn Bay
Fri 10 Jul – Hull College Craven Park Stadium
Sat 11 Jul – Colchester Castle Park
Sun 12 Jul – Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Thu 16 Jul – Fischer County Ground, Leicester
Fri 17 Jul – Kent, The Spitfire Ground, Kent
Sat 18 Jul – Emirates Riverside, Durham
Sat 22 Jul – Wembley Stadium

Tickets for Westlife’s 2020 UK tour are available at 9am on Fri 8 Nov following the presale. Sign up below to receive the presale link straight to you inbox.

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Aled Jones to embark on 2020 cathedral tour, get presale ticket

  • Becki Crossley
  • 7 November 2019

Aled Jones announced 2020 cathedral tour, get presale ticket

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Walking in the Air singer to perform in the UK’s best cathedrals next October

Aled Jones has announced that he will head out on a 24-date tour of the UK’s cathedrals in 2020. Presale tickets for the tour are on sale now ahead of general sale at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.

Originally a choral singer, Aled Jones MBE rose to prominence in the mid-80s with his cover of ‘Walking in the Air’, which became a hit with Channel 4’s animated film The Snowman. Jones’ version reached No. 5 in the UK charts in 1985 and is considered one of the most well-known Christmas songs. By the age of 16, Aled had released 16 albums, featured in numerous films and sang before the Royal Family.

In and amongst maintaining his musical career, Jones has acted both on stage and TV and has presented numerous TV shows including Aled Jones’ Ultimate Travel Guide to Classical Music. He can also be found touring with fellow singer Russell Watson following the duo’s most recent release Back in Harmony.

Aled Jones 2020 tour dates:
Mon 28 Sep – The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban
Tue 29 Sep – Bristol Cathedral
Thu 1 Oct – Paisley Abbey
Fri 2 Oct – Durham Cathedral
Sat 3 Oct – Wakefield Cathedral
Mon 5 Oct – Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
Tue 6 Oct – St Mary’s Church, Nottingham
Wed 7 Oct – Beverley Minster
Fri 9 Oct – Lichfield Cathedral
Sat 10 Oct – Coventry Cathedral
Mon 12 Oct – Wells Cathedral
Tue 13 Oct – Exeter Cathedral
Thu 15 Oct – Winchester Cathedral
Fri 16 Oct – Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Sat 17 Oct – St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
Mon 19 Oct – Manchester Monastery
Tue 20 Oct – St Asaph’s Cathedral
Thu 22 Oct – Rochester Cathedral
Fri 23 Oct – Ely Cathedral
Sat 24 Oct – Chelmsford Cathedral
Mon 25 Oct – Guildford Cathedral
Tue 27 Oct – Hereford Cathedral
Wed 28 Oct – Portsmouth Cathedral
Fri 30 Oct – Bangor Cathedral

Presale tickets for Aled Jones’ 2020 tour are on sale now ahead of general sale at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (4 stars)

  • Murray Robertson
  • 7 November 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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Reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series features an outstanding campaign with plenty of cinematic moments

A year on from its tentative foray into the battle royale genre, Call of Duty goes back to basics with a reboot of its most popular sub-series. Gone are the Hollywood cameos, the jetpacks and the interplanetary expeditions. Instead we have a relatively small-scale international conflict featuring fan favourite characters embarking on brand new adventures.

This year’s campaign is arguably the best in the series’ history and, similar to the original Modern Warfare, there’s great tonal variety in the missions. A terrorist attack in Piccadilly Circus is appropriately loud and chaotic, while a historical vignette – where you play as a young child evading capture during the occupation of a fictitious Middle Eastern country – features almost no gunplay and is all the more tense for it.

In previous entries Call of Duty was a like a toddler furiously demanding your attention: throwing nuclear bombs at the player, destroying a space station and collapsing the Eiffel Tower. That’s not the case here, and scaling back from the perpetual threat of planetary annihilation has worked wonders, resulting in a refreshingly personal story. Pointedly set in the days after the game’s release, it’s unambiguously influenced by the Syrian Civil War (albeit set in the fictional nation of Urzikstan), treading a fine line in respect to an ongoing conflict.

As a series of interactive cinematic moments, Modern Warfare is unparalleled. There’s a night-time infiltration in a London tenement, a franti西游记现金捕鱼游戏c chase through a bustling town, a desperate escape from an exploding cave system and a desert raid obviously inspired by Zero Dark Thirty. Throughout the mayhem a cast of supporting characters promote the illusion of stark reality, milling around with total believability thanks to a mixture of fantastic voice acting and impeccable motion capture work.

While the campaign is exceptional, multiplayer is business as usual. Although it’s refreshing to see the back of the more outrée gadgets of recent editions, little has changed in the 12 years since the first Modern Warfare. Killstreaks still reward the players who need them least and camping snipers can dominate matches with very little skill. That said, the seemingly perpetual cycle of ranking up and unlocking new gadgets remains addictive, and for short bursts of play this is more rewarding than it’s been for a long time. However, the much lauded larger maps – featuring vehicles and slightly more substantial objective play – certainly won’t be keeping Battlefield developers up at night.

The graphics, particularly lighting and shadow effects, have come a long way and really show up last year’s Black Ops IIII. Crucially, every weapon is exhilarating to fire, bolstered by fantastic animation and sound design, and during frenetic firefights that audio has to be heard to be believed. It’s a shame that the multiplayer remains underwhelming but the campaign is outstanding.

Out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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  • Rowena McIntosh
  • 5 November 2019

Surround yourself with sparkle at Christmas at the Botanics

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We speak to the producers of the popular winter attraction about illuminating one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful spaces

When winter sets in, the darker evenings can feel a bit gloomy. Luckily Christmas at the Botanics is on hand to brighten the chilly nights with twinkly lights, serious sparkle and a kaleidoscope of colour.

Now in its third year, the festive trail takes place after dark in the beautiful landscape of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, just one mile north of the city centre. Book now to be among the first to see the exciting new attractions at this year’s event. ‘This year we have a fleet of over 300 origami boats on the pond created by Italian art and design studio Aether and Hemera, a Dancing Laser Garden by Australian lighting artists Mandylights, over 600 multi-coloured spheres of light pulsating on the lawn and a large heart which lights up when two people hold hands,’ say the producers.

As well as the brand new installations, there are also some previous favourites back for 2019: ‘This year will see the return of our magnificent Cathedral of Light which was the most Instagrammed installation we had onsite (#christmasatthebotanics). It is almost 70 metres long and is covered from top to bottom in twinkling lights. 现金捕鱼注册就送体验金When you walk through it, you are immersed in Christmas sparkle.’

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  • Becki Crossley
  • 31 October 2019

Darcy Oake announces 2020 UK tour, find out how to get tickets

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Illusionist and Britain’s Got Talent favourite takes his tricks on the road next March

Darcy Oake has announced he will head out on tour in March 2020. Presale tickets are available at 10am on Thu 7 Nov. Sign up below to receive the ticket link straight to your inbox. Tickets for all dates go on sale at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.

Darcy Oake made a name for himself back in 2014 when he reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent season eight. His illusions and tricks were praised by the judges who donned him the greatest magician to ever feature on the show.

Oake made his Britain’s Got Talent comeback earlier this year taking part in BGT Champions. His illusions wowed the crowds once again making this the perfect time for a comeback tour. Oake kicks things off on Sat 21 Mar at The Riverside in Newcastle before shows in Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and more. Oake wraps up the tour with two nights at Islington Assembly Hall.

Darcy Oake 2020 UK tour dates:
Sat 21 Mar – The Riverside, Newcastle
Sun 22 Mar – The Caves, Edinburgh
Mon 23 Mar – St Luke’s, Glasgow
Tue 24 Mar – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 25 Mar – Arts Club, Liverpool
Thu 26 Mar – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Fri 27 Mar – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sat 28 Mar – Manchester Academy
Sun 29 Mar – Thekla, Bristol
Mon 30 Mar – Komedia, Brighton
Tue 31 Mar – Islington Assembly Hall
Wed 1 Apr – Islington Assembly Hall

Presale tickets for Darcy Oake’s shows are available at 10am on Thu 7 Nov. Sign up below to receive the ticket link straight to your inbox.Tickets for Darcy Oake’s 2020 UK tour are available at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.

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O Evangelho Segundo Jesus, Rainha Do Ceu (5 stars)

  • Lorna Irvine
  • 4 November 2019

O Evangelho Segundo Jesus, Raihna Do Ceu

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Moving adaptation of Jesus, Queen of Heaven

This production is a prayer; a poem, a sashay, a strut and an anthem. The Brazilian version of Jo Clifford’s gorgeously lyrical Jesus, Queen of Heaven – here celebrating its tenth anniversary – translated and directed by Natalia Mallo, reimagines Christ as a sassy transgender woman, first in business suit, then glamorous sequinned club dress.

Mallo’s Portuguese translation of the beautiful script is given new life by Renata Carvalho, a charismatic actor exploring the multiplicity of trans communities: from Brazilian ‘travesti’, to the indigenous two-spirit people of North America. She’s incredible, like an Almodovar heroine, an endlessly mesmerising presence who ad-libs flawlessly and brings booty shakes and wide-eyed mischief to the space.

Carvalho’s body is at times animalistic, always watchful in the shadows; imperious as she returns like the prodigal daughter to her family. She moves in feline strides, tender and playful as a kitten, but claws sharpened and primed when necessary. But Carvalho’s perfectly manicured fingernails are holding on to the cliff edge for dear life. She explores how the othering of trans people leads to living in fear of violence and murder, and the implicit misogyny of transphobic attacks on trans women.

Tucked into the play’s seams is a passionate plea for love and empathy for all, regardless of creed, race, gender, sexuality or class. Candles are lit, hands held and bread and wine shared.

Performing the play in certain places (Brazil, under new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro) has become too dangerous. O Evangelho is a gentle, poig麦游捕鱼赢现金红包nant reminder of progress made, and how much further there is to go.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, run ended.

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Damian Barr: ‘The Big Scottish Book Club is bringing books back to television and making it clear that stories are for everyone’

  • Lynsey May
  • 5 November 2019

Damian Barr: 'The Big Scottish Book Club is bringing books back to television and making it clear that stories are for everyone'

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New BBC Scotland series brings big-name authors to the small screen

Love the idea of a book club, but wish you could enjoy it snuggled under a blanket on 捕鱼网上现金打鱼your own sofa? Then we have some good news for you. Brand new series, The Big Scottish Book Club, will be bringing big-name writers to the small screen this autumn. Hosted by award-winning author Damian Barr (Maggie & Me and You Will be Safe Here), this four-part series has a shining line-up of literary stars from Scotland and beyond.

The show is inspired by Barr’s regular Literary Salon events and his guests for the show include Janice Galloway, Maggie O’Farrell, Ian Rankin, David Nicholls, Rhik Samadder, Marian Keyes and more. Each episode will focus on one particular type of writing, from memoir to crime, as well as featuring short readings of poetry and stories – all filmed in front of a live audience.

The Big Scottish Book Club is bringing books back to television and making it clear that stories are for everyone,’ says Barr. ‘The line-up for this series truly reflects the diverse storytelling talent at work in Scotland and across the UK and I can’t wait to share this thrilling mixture of established and emerging voices.’

Tune in for some insight into the writers you love or get a little inspiration for your next read.

BBC Scotland, Sun 10 Nov, 10pm.

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Sonica: Trip, Phases and Twittering Machines (4 stars)

  • Lorna Irvine
  • 5 November 2019

Sonica: Trip, Phases and Twittering Machines

Twittering Machines / credit: Kathy Hinde

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AV show focuses on three inspiring female artists

Sonica’s impetus is on experimentation, zooming in on work which transcends genres. So it is with this triple bill of women至尊现金捕鱼 working in AV production.

Opener Trip by Sabina Covarrubias, who is based in Mexico, uses abstract floaty forms that take on a corporeal sensuality, fusing live vocoder vocals and gliding into geometric future cityscapes somewhat akin to computer game designs. It is complex, dazzling and full of kinetic energy.

If Trip focuses on grid systems, Montreal’s Myriam Boucher interrogates more elemental forms in her piece, Phases. Using water in the form of ice floes, glaciers and what is left of frozen environments, she creates a stunning, if disturbing, meditation on our relationship with nature and the effects of climate change, with the sound of cracking ice in her field recordings.

Arguably the most incredible work of the evening is from UK artist Kathy Hinde, whose Twittering Machines is like a twenty-first century zoetrope. With twittering animated birds at the centre, landing like musical notes on the screen, she integrates unusual instrumentation (Tibetan singing bowls scraped with violin bows) with vintage vinyl, and translates Keats’ ‘To A Nightingale’ into Morse code, albeit with glitches. It’s a brilliant study of the dissemination of language in our increasingly tech-savvy planet.

Reviewed at Tramway, Glasgow, Sat 2 Nov. Sonica continues across various venues until Sun 10 Nov.

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Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House (4 stars)

  • Sofia Matias
  • 6 November 2019

Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House

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Bardugo’s first foray into adult literature is a compelling winner

The NYT bestselling author is well versed in the world of fantasy, as her highly successful Grishaverse can attest to. Ninth House, however, is slightly outside of what she has accustomed us to, taking a darker, more paranormal turn in what is her first novel outside of YA.

Alex Stern, the protagonist (sharing POV duties with her mentor, Darlington), might be considered unlikeable, but she is an incredibly layered woman, carrying with her the weight of being a sexual assault survivor and the ability to see ghosts. With a background of drug-dealing to help her live with her demons, Alex is initiated into a world of secret Yale societies, where the rich and powerful-to-be draw power from their ‘tombs’ to perform occult rituals. Alex’s new job is to monitor these activities, until a young girl’s body is found near campus, and her gut tells her the societies are to blame.

Regardless of reader age recommendations, there is no doubt that Bardugo is an incredibly skilled writer, who can breathe life into her tales with seemingly effortless ease. It’s evident that the setting of Yale is very familiar to her (as an alumna of the university), which translates into a very vivid prose.

Ninth House is relatively slow out of the gate, slugging along as the world of the secret societies is set, but it quickly picks up pace as mysteries requiring solving appear (perhaps one too many). Nevertheless, Alex’s story is one definitely worth reading.

Out now via Gollancz.

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