Arts News: Mustang tours, Design festival in Dundee, Chorus returns to Paisley, Gershwin date in Glasgow

THE Oscar-nominated film Mustang, by first time Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven, is to tour Scotland from May 13.

The film also won the Audience Award at Glasgow Film Festival 2016, and it will screen as part of the BFI’s New Release Strategy

In the film, Lale and her four sisters, faced with the outdated social traditions and family values of small town Turkey, fight back against the rule of their overbearing uncle.

Mustang is the second film to receive support under the New Release Strategy, a new BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) scheme to support the distribution of some of the best new films, with aims to ensure that they are seen by more people in more cinemas throughout the UK.

It will be seen at Glasgow's GFT on May 22, Edinburgh's Filmhouse on May 19, Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse on May 26, Dundee's DCA on May 26, Stirling's MacRobert on June 2 and Eden Court in Inverness on June 23.

mustangfilm.co.uk

Dundee, the UK's UNESCO City of Design, is hosting a Design Festival from May 25-28. The theme for the first Dundee Design Festival is “Place. Work. Folk. Design”.

The exhibition will feature projects by architecture and design agency Lateral North, models by Frank Gehry and Kengo Kuma, objects selected by Maggie’s Centre architects, including Rem Koolhaas, Richard Murphy and Zaha Hadid, fashion design by Hayley Scanlan and Kerrie Aldo, games by Space Budgie, Guerilla Tea and Fox Wot I Drew, digital design by Slurrp and eeGeo, medical animation by Vivomotion as well as Hands of X – a participatory project that brings amputees together with designers and makers to create prototypes of simple hand designs.

dundeedesignfestival.com

The City of Glasgow Chorus is to returns to Paisley Abbey on May 14 to perform Brahms’ German Requiem featuring soloists Hazel McBain, Soprano, and Paul Keohone, Baritone.

Graham Taylor MBE, who founded the choir in 1983 and has been its Music Director since, will conduct.

The concert will also include Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region and the Beethoven's Egmont Overture.

Toward the Unknown Region is one of Vaughan Williams’ earlier works using the poems of American Walt Whitman as the basis for his text.

cityofglasgowchorus.org

SIMPLY Gershwin, a celebration of the works of George Gershwin, is Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on November 18.

The show will include classic orchestral compositions alongside a selection of numbers written in collaboration with his lyricist brother, Ira and performers include pianist Viv McLean and singers Gweneth-Ann Jeffers and Njabulo Madlala.

It also features the Scottish Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.

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