Tuesday , 18 January 2022


Bear paradise in Scotland, BearScotsFest

BearScotsFest: Come and join the party!

We catch up with Graham Malcolm, president of Bear Scots, as he bears all about BearScotsFest, promising bear paradise in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grrr… everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: BearScots Fest? Tell us more… What’s it all about? Graham: BearScotFest is the annual big (in so many ways!) October party hosted by BearScots in the historic city of Edinburgh. The three day ...

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Still Game Live, a masterpiece of theatrical comedy

Still Game Live with Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill

In a masterpiece of theatrical comedy, cult TV moves from the small screen to the giant arena, as Still Game Live packs out the 13,000-seater SSE Hydro. Unlike many of the Hydro’s usual artists, this isn’t just for one spectacular and memorable night, this is a remarkable 21-show run for Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, who play the hilarious duo ...

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Get your kilt ready for the Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh

Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh

We catch up with Jane Griffin, of Waverley Care, and hear about their fabulous Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh birthday party, and everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh? Tell us more… Jane: 2014 is Waverley Care’s 25th birthday year and throughout the year we’ve been celebrating with people who use our services, staff and supporters. We wanted to have a birthday event ...

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William Bruce Ellis Ranken, Scotland’s lost queer artist

A portrait of Ranken by Baron Adolph de Meyer

KaleidoScot highlights the story of a forgotten Scottish born artist, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, a man who lived his artistic passion and wasn’t shy paintings compositions with explicit homoerotic undertones. Born to the well to do Ranken family, in Edinburgh in 1881, he was educated in the country’s finest institutions, the prestigious Eaton College and later, Slade school of Art ...

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Boyband records Scottish anthem ahead of referendum

REWIND release new single 'Caledonia' to bring Scotland together again

Scots boyband REWIND have released a new single ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum.  In order to mark the historic Independence vote which will decide Scotland’s future, REWIND release their version of the Dougie MacLean 1977 classic “Caledonia”. An unofficial anthem of Scotland, the song speaks of the draw and power of Caledonia, the name the Romans gave to the land ...

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Introducing SEEP II – Mirrors and Mires

Mirror and Mires

After the sell-out and critical success of Cachín Cachán Cachunga!’s presentation ‘SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape’ in February and March, it was inevitable that a sequel would happen– ‘SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires’. We caught-up with Sandra Alland – writer, filmmaker, performer, interdisciplinary artist – and Curator, brains and creative drive behind Cachín Cachán Cachunga! and ‘SEEP’. Can you ...

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Countdown is on for MTV EMA’s in Glasgow – Nominees announced

MTV will transform Glasgow's Hydro on 9th November

The MTV Europe Music Awards come to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 9th November and the excitement is already building! MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music recognises artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. The global music network ...

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Superstar Paloma Faith set to rock Glasgow Hydro

New single, out November 2nd

The incredible Paloma Faith has announced a UK arena tour for March 2015. Her current UK tour dates (starting in November) are completely sold out. Paloma’s current album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ has been one of the huge success stories of the year, recently being certified platinum. A new edition of the album (the ‘outsiders’ edition) will be released on November 3, which features five new tracks, including ...

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Introducing the Scottish Queer International Film Festival


We take a moment to speak with Helen Wright, Coordinator of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) and learn about this exciting new project. KaleidoScot: Tell us a bit about SQIFF and yourself. So, a team of us have been working on SQIFF since May of this year. I am Festival Coordinator – there are probably too many other ...

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Nancy Clench: Group Sex to heal the Referendum rifts

Nancy Clench hopes for a YES vote

Scotland’s biggest drag queen, Nancy Clench, says the only real method of healing the rifts in Scotland after the Referendum, whichever the result, is some group sex! In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Glasgow-based Nancy told us there could be lots of benefits too. “Well if it’s a Yes vote, I’m hopeful places like the Highlands will get a proper ...

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