for the Book Festival, J.K. Rowling, who took the top award, the Archangel. The Scotsman’s second
batch of Fringe First awards for new
drama went to Too
Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind performed by Neo-Futurists, Decky Does A Bronco by Grid Iron, Chagal Chagal by the Belarus State Theatre (run
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Five things to do in Edinburgh
Andras Schifl — International Festival
I have a strong love of Bach, and Andras
Schiff’s late night concerts are perfect
relaxation for clearing my mind.
Barbaric Comedies - International
Festival Cinematographer Darius Khondji
was very keen to see this classic adaptation
so we took the opportunity of his visit to
the Film Festival to see if it lived up to the
controversy — it does.
Paul Verhoeven Reel Lite - Film Festival
Verhoeven is a strange contradiction: a
European arthouse intellectual who makes effects-laden blockbuster Hollywood movies. The masterclass is promising to be hilarious and illuminating.
Sean Loclr - Festival Fringe Very, very funny comedian: another good method of coping with Festival stress.
Priorite A Gauche - Festival Fringe Ironic French rappers: preparation for my post Festival French getaway holiday.
I Lizzie Francke is director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
First among angels
All four Edinburgh festivals scooped Hera/d Angel awards this week: Billy Elliot (Film), the Dionisotti (Further Than The dancers of the New York City Ballet and Don Juan (both International and both run-
Night) and Jeroem Willems (Kindling), Catherine Kirk (For
Sami (No. 2); and for best
Barretts Of Wimpo/e Street,
Steven Berkoff. And one of the Festival's most sought- after awards, the Perrier, is due to be announced at midnight on Saturday 26 August. The Stage Awards For M?
Acting Excellence will be ("mun 5"“ “‘3 announced on Sunday
27 August. The nominations for best actor are: Greig Coetzee (White Men With Weapons), George Dillon (Graft), Wiina Msamati (Twelfth
ended) and Messiah by
(Voices); for best actress: Paola Furthest Thing), Lynn Ferguson The Love Of George), Georgina ended), Sean Lock (Fringe) and Lamb (ls/and), Jules Leyser (All Words For Sex) and Madeleine ensemble: Wolverine Dream, The Messiah, Decky
Does A Bronco and Lovep/ay.
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The Private Klee
Outstanding collection of 20th century master
Men Of The Clyde National Portrait Gallery
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Steven Berkoff takes on Christianity
Paines Plough ’s satire on dictatorship
Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake
Tenor and pianist do Mahler and
National Gallery Of Modern Art
Stanley Spencer's paintings of Port
Thomas Zehetmair does Mozart and Schumann
Sabine Meyer plays Brahms and Schoenberg