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New Contemporaries, the showcase event for new and recent ne art graduates makes it way for the rst time to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle. Nearly 50 artists, including Tereza Červeňová, whose work Boy with a Shell, is shown here, have been chosen by a panel of guest selectors for the show, which runs until November 26. The exhibition then travels to London from 27 January to 3 March 2018.
Scotland’s longest running contemporary dance festival returns this year to Aberdeen. Over three weekends in October. DanceLive embraces a broad programme of live dance and performance events that celebrate creativity, diversity and experimentation. DanceLive is part of a wider programme of year round dance activity produced by Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO – an independent dance organisation funded by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland. Dancelive runs until October 28.
Opera North’s autumn season of The Little Greats, six hour long operas, includes an innovative new production of Cavalleria rusticana, set in 1970s Poland and directed by young Polish director Karolina Sofulak in her Opera North debut. A red-blooded tale of wine, passion, jealousy and violence, Pietro Mascagni’s 1890 opera is usually thought of as quintessentially Italian, but Sofulak’s unusual new setting is partly inspired by great Polish cinema. Cavalleria rusticana will be performed with its customary partner in a double bill, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci as well as Gilbert & Sullivan’s witty farce Trial by Jury, Janáček’s Osud, and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Cavalleria rusticana runs at the Grand Opera House, Leeds until until October 21. The Little Greats will then tour to Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Theatre Royal Newcastle and The Lowry, Salford Quays.
Shipyard is a remarkable exhibition capturing the work and vibrancy of shipyards on the Clyde and Forth, created by Scottish artist and broadcaster, Lachlan Goudie who spent seven years creating hundreds of drawings at Scotstoun, Govan and Rosyth. Over 70 works, including oil and gouache paintings, pen and ink drawings, sketches, sculptures, wood cuts and large charcoal portraits will be on display at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine until February 12, 2018. The museums’ growing national art collection also includes works by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, George Wyllie, Tom McKendrick, Muirhead Bone, Benno Schotz and Patricia Cain.