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Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.

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Lord of the Dance is celebrating 20 years since its debut. Pic: Brian Doherty.

Lord of the Dance returns to Scotland with new show

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional masterpiece and the show is heading to Edinburgh this weekend.

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Anastacia's 2017 UK tour includes two Scottish dates  the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on May 30 and the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on May 31.

Anastacia is bringing her new tour to Scotland this summer

American singer-songwriter Anastacia is embarking on a new chapter in her life.

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Evergreen Irish duo at home away from home

Evergreen Irish duo at home away from home

March and April 2017 sees the return to Scotland of perennial concert favourites Foster and Allen with the simultaneous release of “The Gold Collection”.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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Showing this week at the Isle of Bute Discovery Cinema is T2 Trainspotting (18)

On screen this week in Rothesay

Showing this week from Friday (February 24) at the Isle of Bute Discovery Cinema is T2: Trainspotting (18).

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Sat-Art-Day fun on Bute at Mount Stuart

Sat-Art-Day fun on Bute at Mount Stuart

Even though Mount Stuart doesn’t open to the public until March 24, there are plenty of activities taking place behind the scenes for the community to enjoy.

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On screen this week in Rothesay

On screen this week in Rothesay

Showing this week at the Isle of Bute Discovery Cinema is ‘Jackie’ (15).

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The Roxburgh Quartet perform at Rothesay Joint Campus tonight (February 17) at 7.30pm.

What’s On: The Roxburgh Quartet hit Rothesay stage tonight

Four-piece string ensemble, The Roxburgh Quartet, will be sure to wow its Rothesay audience tonight (Friday, February 17) at Rothesay Joint Campus.

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Gillie Banks giving a spinning demonstration.

What’s on: ‘Come and Try’ pop-up day

Gillie Banks from Dabbles is holding a ‘Come and Try’ pop-up day on Sunday, February 19, where members of the public are invited to find out more about spinning wool and weaving.

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Ben Watt

Gig review: Ben Watt

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The next meeting of Bute Astronomical Society is on February 13, 2017.

What’s on: Next meeting of Bute Astronomical Society

Bute Astronomical Society’s next meeting will take place on Monday, February 13 at 7.30pm in St Paul’s Hall, Rothesay.

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Bute Community Swing Band in action on Sunday afternoon in Rothesay's 292 Club.

Bute band swings into action

The island’s very own community swing band took to the stage of the 292 Club on Sunday for an afternoon of excellent entertainment.

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The Iolaire Monument in Stornoway, Lewis.

North Bute Lit: ‘Grief unutterable’

At the North Bute Literary Society meeting last week, Jana Bielikova gave a very thoughtful talk about the people of Lewis following the tragic sinking of the troop ship Iolaire near Stornoway Harbour in 1919.

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Rothesay Pavilion in Argyle Street.

Pavilion refurb waste put to good use

Waste building material from Rothesay Pavilion has been re-used – as hen houses, fences, animal enclosures and hard core on farmland.

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Bute Community Swing Band in action in 2016 at the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival.

What’s On: Bute Community Swing Band concert this weekend

The island’s very-own community swing band will be performing in Rothesay tomorrow, playing a collection of well-known and much loved tunes.

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The Lewis Hamilton Band perform at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, February 4.

What’s On: Lewis Hamilton Band hit Bute this weekend

Taking to the stage at Craigmore Bowling Club tomorrow night (February 4) - and making a very welcome return to the island - is the Lewis Hamilton Band.

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Showing this week at the Isle of Bute Discovery Cinema is 'A Monster Calls' (12A).

On screen this week

Showing this week at the Isle of Bute Discovery Cinema is ‘A Monster Calls’ (12A).

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'Belt it oot, Bute' will give the island's young people the chance to learn new music skills.

Belt it oot, Bute

A new music programme for the island’s youngsters is well under way with Achievement Bute.

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Glasgow's Crowne Plaza will host the tenth anniversary ball in honour of Bute charity, Calum's Cabin.

Celebratory ball marks Calum’s Cabin’s tenth anniversary

A ball marking the tenth anniversary of island charity, Calum’s Cabin, will be held in Glasgow later this month.

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