Art exhibition: BP National Portrait Award Few subjects offer as much variety as the human face which is why portraiture is so compelling to artists. The 2017 BP Portrait Award exhibition, which has opened at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, features 53 stand-out works selected from 2,580 entries, by artists from 87 countries. There are portraits of […]
Perfect pitch: Bronte Barbe was a reality show finalist Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (rating 4/5) Legend is an overused word. However, in the history of popular music it is arguable that no woman has reached the heights of songwriter and hit maker Carole King who finally stepped out from the shadows. Now the smash […]
Theatre review – Cabaret (5/5) In her theatrical debut Louise Redknapp, the former Eternal singer, brings to life Sally Bowles, the fictional burlesque performer who entertained in the sleazy nightclubs of 1930s Berlin. Redknapp does a decent job of emulating the role made famous in film by Liza Minnelli, but the show stealer of this […]
Art exhibition: Ages of Wonder – Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now Many of the great artistic innovators of Scotland throughout the centuries are showcased at the Royal Scottish Academy in this stunning collection. It includes famed artists who found their creative inspiration in old Caledonia, or have their works permanently on display in Scotland, such as the […]
An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait.