performances ( many of them free pub gigs) in a large number of venues all over the city -- new this year the wonderfully over
the top L irecian style night-club.
The Amphitheatre. Lothian Road.
0 Information 'I he Souvenir Programme is an absolute necessity for even beginning to come to grips with this festival. It costs £1 and is available from bookshops and newsagents in
Street. noon-midnight throughout the Jazz Festival. Further information from the Jazz Festival Offices and Headquarters between these hours above. or tel 031 557 1642. 10am-5pm. Mon-Fri.
O Ticketslbooking Tickets at the venuesthirty minutes before perforrnancesand at theJazz Festival Headquarters. Royal Overseas League. Princes
Street. 10am-5pm. A Gold Star
the city and from TheJazz
(Royal Mile). Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and at the Jazz
()verseas League. Princes
MARY QUEEN 91129915;
THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES
Festival Offices. 116 ('anongate
Festival Ilead ()uarters. Royal
HERIOT ’WATT THEATRE
Badge (which costs £35) is the
except the Farewell Ball. All-day tickets cost £10. (NB before 10 Augtickets will also be sold at the Jazz Festival
Ali offers are strictly subject to availability and the individual managements“ decisions are final. You must take the whole magazine with you to claim. Only one ticket offeravailable for each voucher; first come first served.
A pairol Free tickets to see James Kelman‘s new translation olTHE PROWLER by Enzo Cormann on Fri 7. Sat8. Sun 9 (7.30pm) orTue 11. Wed 12 (4.30pm). Show runs until 29 Aug. Exchange this voucherat the Traverse Box Office. Up to 5 pairs available.
A pairol Free tickets to see Communicado's MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at the Lyceum Studio on Wed 12. or Mon 17 Aug at 9pm. Show runs 10—22 Aug. Exchange this voucher at Lyceum Studio Box Office (venue 35). Up to 5 pairs available.
A Free ticket
to see The Dukes Theatre all-women musical IT'S A GIRL at Southside International on Mon 10 or Tue 11 Aug (9.35pm). Show runs until 29 Aug. Exchange this voucher at the Southside International Box Office (venue 82). Up to 50 free tickets available.
A pair of Free ticket to see VTL Productions in DREAMING OF NEW YORK on Mon 10 Aug in Heriot Watt Theatre (4.15pm). Exchange this voucher at Heriot Watt Theatre Box Office (venue 7). Show runs until 29 Aug. Up to twenty pairs available.
A Free ticket to see The Fabulous Singlettes in STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE at The Pleasance Theatre on Sat 8 Aug (10.15pm). Show runs until 22 Aug. Exchange this voucher at the Pleasance Box Office (venue 33). Up to 20 tickets available.
tickets iorDNE of shows
on Mon 10. Tue 11, Wed 12Aug: MINNESOTA (11am); THE TWITS (12.30pm);FRIGHTENED OF NOTHING (2.10pm); THE ODYSSEY (6.30pm); THE EDGE (8.30pm): WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE (10.30pm): LOOK WHAT WE'VE GOT (midnight). Exchange this voucher at the Theatre Workshop Box Office (venue 50).
eqivalent to a pass for all events
Office and the Fringe Office).
ROUND MIDNIGHT FESTIVAL JAZZ
10-22 August. Roger Spence's first Round Midnight (which is organised by the Platform Jazz Society which brings jazz to Edinburgh the year round) series of concerts was seven years ago when Jazz at the Festival still needed championing. Now with the growth ofthe McEwan's event looking after Dixieland. New Orleans and Swing. the Round Midnight festival concentrates on widening the boundaries of Jazz. Sponsored by TDK for the first time this year there is a remarkable line-up ofsetpiece concerts in the Queen's I Iall. Clerk Street. including Art Blakey'sJazz Messengers and nine-piece salsa sound of El Sonido De Londres.
0 Information Enquiries to the Queen's l lall. Clerk Street. Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. te103l 668 201‘).
o TicketS/booking Tickets for all concerts available from the Queen's I Iall Box Office. Clerk Street. Edinburgh. Mon-Sat. Ilium-10pm and an hour before performances. The Usher I Iall Box Office. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Virgin Records (Fdinburgh) Dept. 131 Princes Street. Edinburgh. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. and from the Fringe Box Office. 170 Iliin Street. Edinburgh (as above). Discounts available by joining Platform -- write to Platform. 26 Ilowe Street. Edinburgh. E1117 7AP.
THE FILM FESTIVAL
Despite no prizes and the battle for attention against all the other Festivals going on around it in Edinburgh. the Film Festival (this isJim I Iickey's seventh as Director) premiered some notable international films in recent years. This year the biggest foreign films seem to have eluded the Festival —- even after 41 years the clout isn't quite there — but the strength of the British line-up is compensation. It may not be Cannes but its still an important date on the Film Festival Calendar. 0 lnforrnation Full detailsof Festival films is contained in the Film Festival programme. available from the Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. price £1.50(£2 by post). and from newsagents around the city. Information also available from the Filmhouse. ()31 228 2688. 0 Tickets The Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. Edinburgh is the box office for all Film Festival events. open 9am—9pm (2pm—9pm Sun 23 Aug) and later for unsold tickets forthat night‘s late film. Tickets can be booked but not reserved by phonezring031 228 2688 for details.
THE TELEVISION FESTIVAL
27-30 August. Assembly
Rooms. 54 George Street. Edinburgh. Tel 031 226 24278 (Box Office). Mainly intended as an event for TV professionals. the MacTaggert Lecture is the main public event (27 Aug.6. 15pm) but tickets are available at the Assembly Room Box Office for some of the other events. This is the Televisions Fesiival’s first year based at the Assembly Rooms (although some events are always held there) which should allow light enterainment producers a field day in signing up new talent. This is probably the industry‘s most important UK talking shop - and there is always plenty to talk about. The theme this year is the fairly inevitable one ofthe relationship between television and government. but many other topics will be discussed I()().
0 Information and Registration To register as a delegate apply to The Edinburgh International Television Festival. 5 Betterton Street. London WC2I I 91311. tel 01 3794519. or enquire at the Assembly Rooms Box Office.
THE EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
7-29 August. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Only the Royal Tournament can begin to compare with this military extravaganza. but Edinburgh wins hands down on atmosphere and setting. This is the first year that the Tattoo has attracted commercial sponsorship — from the (ilayva Liqueur people — a reflection of the icreasingly commercial markettingofthe Castle (they have even moved the early morning lonely changing ofthe guard ceremony to 1pm to tie in with the firingofthe gun andto create a public event). Of course the whisky liqueur would also make good protection from the often chilly Edinburgh night air. Wrap up warm!
0 Ticketslinfonnation Available from The Ticket Centre. 31 “33 Waverley Bridge. Mon-Sat 10am-till start of performance (on performance days) Telephone bookings are not accepted. and postal bookings have now closed. Tickets can still be bought in person from thisoffice. Next day tickets can be bought from the L'sherhall Box Office. Lothian Road. (031 22811556).
where credit card telephone bookings can be made.
BEYOND THE FRINGE
Probably the biggest event to have missed out on inclusion in The Fringe Programme is the Elephant Tent who. at the last minute and without their partners of last year (Zap. who are in Rose Street this year) are pitching upagain in Edinburgh‘s I Iole in the Ground in Castle Terrace. from 14-30 Aug. with a programme mainly of cabaret. but they will also be taking successes that have finished their runs elsewhere — look out for details. Tickets will not be available from the Fringe box office but
only from the Elephant Tent box office. ()31 2286613. Advance Information 0579 70515.
0 The Fringe Fringe Society has been formed specifically for ‘all those groups who. for whatever reasom. missed the “official” Fringe deadline‘. Based in a huge disused primary school behind the Royal Mile in Drurnrnond Street renamed The Edge. they are attempting
to go it alone with publicity and ticket sales. with events from 10 to 29 Aug. Their Box office is open 10am-10.30daily. with a twenty-four hour phone reservation service (031 557 5229). They will have theatre. music and art as well as late night cabaret. Perhapstheir most notable production is James Kelman‘s production of his own play. In The Night.
WHERE TO STAY
t’ ' o, r
ACCOMMODATIO Where to find it:
0 Edinburgh Tourist Centre Waverley Market. 3 Princes Street. Edinburgh E1 12201’. 'I’elzti315572727. ()pen Hours: Mon—Sat 8.3(iam—9pm: Sun 1 1am—9pm. There is a wide range of accommodation available in and around Edinburgh — from high class hotel to humble hostel. The Tourist Centre provides a comprehensive accommodation and information service. They hold the Tourist A cmmmmlalinn Register which is free. and lists hotels. guest houses. private houses and self-catering accommodation (the self-catering section is very popular and will already be heavily booked). An Advance Reservation Service (three weeks‘ notice required) is available as well as am On The Spot Reservation Service which operates Mon—Sat 8.30am—1 1pm; Sun llam—l 1pm (1 July—30 Aug) and Mon—Sat 8.30am—10pm; Sun 11am— 10pm (1—30 Sept). The Tourist Centre also has information about caravan parks. campsites and hostels. The staff are friendly and helpful and can give information about other areas of Scotland besides the capital. Two numbers to telephone regarding rented ﬂats etc are 031 556 7498 (Sarah Boisseau) and 0620 81620 ( Ann Gorring).
0 Scottish Youth Hostels Association Office: 161 Warrender Park Road.
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