What's on in Dundee in April 2013?
Event of the month
Fleeto and Wee Andy (23 April 2013)
These two globally award-winning plays explore knife crime in Scotland, via contemporary retellings of two Greek tragedies: Homer's Iliad and Euripides' Medea. Find out more in our Fleeto and Wee Andy blog post.
Edzell Castle and Garden (Throughout April 2013) - From the 1st of April the striking Edzell Castle and Garden will reopen, meaning summer is on its way in Dundee. In addition to the castle residence, the great walled garden that was created back in 1604 is a must-see. The garden is decorated with heraldic sculptures and carved panels, all unique to Britain. The family burial vault is additionally a must see in the ancient graveyard. - Edzell Castle and Garden, Edzell, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Jutta Koether (Selected dates in April) - This April is your last chance to see this exhibition of work by Jutta Koether's, the gifted painter, musician, critic, performance artist and theoretician. Koether's biggest exhibition in the UK to date, the collection will include thought-provoking pieces that represent underground culture as well as taking inspiration by the works of Nichola Poussin. - Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY- www.dca.org.uk
Simple Minds Greatest Hits UK Tour (2 April 2013) - After a summer of their hugely acclaimed 5X5 Tour, Simple Minds will be coming to Dundee for one night only. After topping the America's Billboard chart and achieving six number one albums, Simple Minds are arguable one of the UKs most successful rock groups. Get ready to enjoy their enduring rock anthems including 'Alive and Kicking', 'Waterfront' and 'Don't You Forget About Me' - Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BB - www.cairdhall.co.uk/event/?id=12134
Micky Flanagan - Back in the Game Tour (8 April 2013) - London East End comedian Micky Flanagan will be performing at Caird Hall for one night only, bringing his Back In the Game Tour to Dundee. Flanagan rose to the top of the stand-up world in a short time, thanks to his showstopping performance at The Royal Variety Performance where he was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the British Comedy Awards. - Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BB - www.cairdhall.co.uk/event/?id=10732
The Mark of Zorro (12 - 13 April 2013) - If you are looking for fun and mystery this April then the Dundee Rep theatre is the place for you to come and lock swords with Zorro. With a script originally commissioned and co-produced by Traverse Theatre, this performance is set to take audience members on an adventure in the trail of a 'Z'. As the masked hero goes from one sticky situation to the next, justice is always the name of the game. - Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB - www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk
Zero Degrees of Empathy (20 April 2013) - This free event is an evening lecture that will examine empathy and cruelty. Have you always wanted to know why some people behave in the most evil way, whilst others are completely self-sacrificing? Simon Baron-Cohen will help provide some basic understanding of the captivating and challenging areas of what makes our behaviour, and will be available to sign copies of his new book afterwards. - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee - http://www.dundee.ac.uk/externalrelations/events/sels/2013/baroncohen.htm
Synchronise Our Eyebrows, An Exhibition by Vincent Rattray (Until 26 April 2013) - Vincent Rattray's exhibition 'Synchronise our Eyebrows' demonstrates the unique talent he has as an artist to manipulate perspective through the use of colour. The city of Dundee provides Vincent with inspiration, giving the artist a diverse subject matter to observe and deconstruct. Throughout April you can witness this vast collection that has the people of Dundee at the fibre of the canvas. - Hannah MacLure CentreTop Floor Student Centre, University of Abertay, 1 - 3 Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HP - www.dundeecity.gov.uk/event/12489
Live from The Met: Giulio Cesare (27 April) - This powerful staging of Giulio Cesare is set to bring tragedy, drama, romance and complex family relations. As a new production from David McVicar, this performance illuminates the opera's themes of love, war and empire-building, proving audience members with a tale of tragic adventure. - Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY- www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/films/live-from-the-met-giulio-cesare.html