‘lt’s nice to have a challenge,’ says Jane Cliiiord. She should know. She plays Louise Underwood in Hull Truck Theatre Company’s latest production, Blood, Sweat and Tears - a part which involved her in becoming a judo expert in 3 months. A more than appropriate ‘Associated Event’ oi the Commonwealth Arts Festival, John Godber’s play was inspired by the story of Karen Briggs (who appears at the Commonwealth Games), a local Hull girl who became World Champion. ‘Partly we wanted to promote Karen Briggs. She’s been twice World Champion, twice European Champion, yet nobody’s really heard oi her as they have oi, say, Daley Thompson—just because iudo’s not a glamorous sport.’ During the course oi the play, Jane has to develop lrom being a beginner to entering lorthe black belt. She trained ior three sessions a week with Karen Briggs’ trainer and Karen herseli— she : ls matter-oi-iact about her own progress; ‘li you have to do a sword tight, you learn to sword iight. Ii you have to doiudo, you learn iudo . . .’


One oi Edinburgh’s best-loved cinemas i will open its doors again this summer ; aiter a tour year absence. The Cameo in Lothian Road has been bought by the ' Recorded Cinemas Group, co-owned by well-known producer, Jeremy Thomas, whose recent iilms have included ‘lnsigniiicance’ and ‘Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence’. The group


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Jane herseli has branched out into writing and directing with Hull Truck. She co-wrote Shakers and is at present writing a play set in a hairdressing salon iorthe company. Her own writing began when she was working as Drama Workeron a YTS scheme ior young offenders and discovered there was no suitable material iorthem. Since then she’s won second prize at the National Student Drama Festival with a play about the experience. As a woman she sees a clearer iuture ior herseli in writing and acting than directing however. ‘It is getting better iorwomen writers. Over the last iew years they've begun to get a lot oisupport. But it’s still quite diiiicult ior women to get into directing —you can see that it you look atthe number oi women Artistic Directors in the country, and it’s not really getting better very quickly. One good thing about Hull Truck is that they’re very iairto women. John Godberalso writes good roles ior women—well observed characters and a good chemistry between them.’

are spending £150,000 on restoration work which involves architectural reiurbishment, new carpets and seating and the installation oi Dolby Sound.

With a seating capacity oi 450, The Cameo plans to return to its policy at showing iirst-run movies irom around the world and Recorded Cinemas hope that it will also be able to play a part in the Edinburgh Film Festival, as well as being a part of the local community.

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In the centre oi this issue you will iind ! our sixteen page colour guide to the i Commonwealth Arts Festival, which has been produced in association with the Festival organisers. 0n the iollowing pages is a day-by-day diary to the iirst week oi activities. We will bring you up-to-date with the second week in our next edition (Issue 21) which will also contain the special colour section. Issue 21, on sale 24 July, will also be our Commonwealth Games Special, complete with an at-a-glance guide to all the sporting events, a games iniormation section and the insiders guide to Edinburgh city iniormation iorvisitors and residents alike.

The List is Glasgow and Edinburgh's iortnightly events listings magazine and throughout the yearwe 2 comprehensively list events in the two cities. The next three issues will also contain a visitors’ guide to Glasgow— and look out ior ourtwo Edinburgh Festival editions. The iirst appears on 7 Augustwith a preview oi the most exciting and biggest arts iestival in the world. The iollowing issue, out22 August, will report on the iestival so iar and preview the Festival’s iinal week.


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Sally Kinnes on one of Scotland's favourite museums. re—opening its doors this month.

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Folk 7 Jazz 8 Rock 1() Film 12 Commonwealth Arts Festival Diary 17 Forthe remainder oi this month and Media 19 most olAugust, Edinburgh plays host to Art 20 a celebration oi the work oi one at its Open 24 most iamous sons, Robert Louis Kids 25 Stevenson. RLS 86 is timed to coincide Sport 26 with the centenary at two oi his best-known books, ‘Kidnapped' and ’Dr 16 Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. Organised by Edinburgh City Libraries and Edinburgh Commonwealth Arts

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