Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Wild and Majestic: An Evening with Scottish Opera
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, October 25
Three of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists — Charlie Drummond, Arthur Bruce and Mark Nathan — are doing a recital in the National Museum of Scotland for World Opera Day. The event is in association with the National Museum’s exhibition called Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland. One of the objects in the exhibition is the manuscript score of Robert Burns’ Highland Harry, set to music by the hand of Ludwig Van Beethoven. It will form part of the recital, along with Schumann’s Burns settings, Schubert’s Ossian settings and, performed on the anniversary of his birth, Bizet’s Nous voilà seul (La jolie fille de Perth).
International Storytelling Festival
Various venues, Edinburgh, October 18-31
The 30th Scottish International Storytelling Festival aims to encourage new talent across Scotland.
Carnival of Carnage
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, October 19
A chance for pole dancers and aerial hoop performers to perform in a non-competitive environment.
Paisley Halloween Festival
Paisley Abbey, October 25-26
A spooktacular event that’s fun for all the family. The town centre is transformed into a sinister circus with street theatre and death-defying aerial performers taking over the streets.
Tweed Valley Forest Festival
Glentress, October 19-20
A celebration of the rich woodland culture of the Borders in locations around the beautiful Tweed Valley – featuring Peebles wood market, Scottish Conker Championships, Carvefest, woodland walks and more.
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, October 24-27
All your favourite superheroes come to life in this action-packed spectacular that sees a team of heroes unite to defeat the worst villains in the Marvel Universe.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, October 22-26
Rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that tells the story of Christ in his last days.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our October issue!