the history of working-class struggle. Somebody's Wee Nobody (Gillies Mackinnon. Scotland, 1986) 20mins. Young love and the plight of the single parent.
Privatisation No Thanks (Video in Pilton. Scotland. 1988) 12 mins. Examination of the case against the privatisation ofschool meal services.
Fighting aacit (Video in Pilton. Scotland. 1987) 20 mins. The workings ofan Edinburgh campaign group of high rise ﬂat dwellers.
Billy Bell (Nick Oldham. UK. 1987) 22 mins. Award-winning portrait of retired locomotive mechanic Billy Bell and his slide collection of Sutherland which dates back to 1850.
I Programme EIeven-Wbatls Independence? 2—4pm. A discussion on what exactly constitutes and defines an independent filmmaker. Admission free. I Programme Twelve: EVTc Presents 4.30—6pm.
The Social Issue (Mark Raeburn. Mark Forrest and Mo Colvin. UK) 17 mins. An explanation of the changes and consequences of the new Social Security Act.
Kicking Bails (Melanie Hamilton. Melanie Hay. Garry Shanks. UK) 18 mins. The continuing battle for women to win recognition in that bastion of male sport— football.
Bringing Up Baby (Steven Fraser. Sharon Johnston. UK) 17 mins. The pitfalls and joys of having young children.
I Programme Thirteen: independents ltalian Style (ll).
Tesla Oura (Daniele Segre. ltaly. 1983) 80 mins. ()n the eve of her departure to Costa Rica with her six month-old baby. Rossana reﬂects on the incidents that have led to her decision to leave.
I Programme Fourteen: Person to Person 8.30—10. 15pm.
The Sea Dream Evermore (Adele Seelmann-Eggebert. Scotland. 1988) 13 mins. An ironic romantic comedy.
Up the Garden Path (Alan Finlayson. UK. 1987) 6 mins.
What Obscure Object ls . . . (James Thomson. Scotland. 1988) 18mins. lnthe Spring (UK. 1987) 10 mins. Ashort comedy dedicated to love. set in turn of the century Wales.
Migrants (Martha Fiennes. UK. 1987)43 mins. A woman and her son go on holiday to the Suffolk coast.
I Programme Fifteen: Reel images 4—6pm. Blue, Rich and Fertile (.[onathan Dromsfield. UK. 1988) 3 mins. A film made for. but against television.
Reels on Reels (David Coleman. UK. 1988).
Forgotten Fictions (D. Finch. UK. 1988). The Bizarre Legend oi Springheel Jack (Nick RobinEon. UK. 1988) 15 mins. Animated shadow puppets explore in an anarchic and wistful fashion the cultural and spritual void which is 20th-century living. Mobile Portraits (C. Stewart).
Oreamtown (John Cook, UK. 1987) 60 mins. A brave. ambitious attempt to translate James Joyce‘s Ulysses to contemporary Edinburgh, rather undermined by the youthfulness ofthe cast.
I Programme Sixteen: Getting Away With Murder 6.30—8pm.
Plastic Bullets (Peter Millar. UK. 1988)58 mins. The arguments against the use ofa weapon that has killed sixteen people in Northern lreland.
The Enemy Within (Andy Gallagher. Scotland. 1986) 29 mins. The story ofthe 1820 General Strike in context.
I Programme Seventeen: Best oi the Rest 8.30—10.30pm. Favourite selected videos in the ﬁnal round-up.
All comments are adapted from The 4th' Edinburgh Fringe Festival Guide, now widely available, priced £1.
I Glasgow Garden Festival “It‘s more than a festival. its like running a town" . says Michael Dale. Director of Events at the Glasgow Garden Festival; and indeed. visiting the 120 acre site on the Clyde isa little like sightseeing in a larger than life Camberwick Green.
Delightful. twisty paths and something to watch. do or eat on every corner. make progress through the site rather slow. Nevertheless. it is possible to travel the length and breadth ofthe garden festival in a leisurely afternoon. The six theme parks (Health and Wellbeing; Water and Maritime; Recreation and Sport; Landscape and Scenery; Science and Technology and Plants and Food) give some form to the eclectic exhibits and installations. but an unstructured wander is probably the most enjoyable way to see the festival. The mini trains are great fun. will give you an idea of the layout and save your legs. as will the enormously popular trams. The young and the brave will also want a go on the 240 foot viewingtower and the thrill ride.
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I Tickets Garden Festival day tickets cost £5; £4 for full time students. unemployed and OAPs; £2.50 for children from 5-16 years and free for under-fives. A ticket entitles you to a free ride on the trains and trams — in fact once you are inside everything is free except the thrill ride. Families can get a special Family Day Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) for £14.50. Multi-Day Tickets allow you two visits on any two days and cost £9: £7 for students. unemployed and OAPs and £4 for children aged 5—16. Season tickets allow access at any time. so you can visit the festival regularly and see what is going on over its several months. They cost£45 (adult) and £22.50 (child). Discounts are also available on group tickets (to be purchased in advance).
I At the entrance Official Guide and Souvenir Brochure (£2) — very helpful maps and rundown of exhibits. Also free guides to sculpture. events. things horticultural. disabled access etc.
I Getting There By train: Scotrail is
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Garden Festival from most parts of Scotland. The prices ofa return ticket from Edinbugh including the fare on the lowlevel train to the SECCentrance (picked up at Central Station) and admission to the Garden festival are £8.10 adults. £4 Children. £5.25 Senior Citizen Rail Card holders. £6.05 Family Rail Holders (plus £3 per child). NB These tickets are equivalent to Saver Tickets and subject to the same time restrictions. Strathclyde Transport are also offering inclusive fares which will effectively give free travel; for instance. the return fare from Ayr (including admission to the Festival) is £7.90. from Central Glasgow. return fare is £5. Concessions for card holders and in £5 ticket areas. UB-tli'sand Students are also available.
Scottish Citylink are running special buses from Edinburgh to the Festival. They leave St Andrews Square bus station at 8am. 9am. 10am. and l lam and leave from the Garden Festival at 3pm. 4pm. 5pm and 6pm. seven days a week. £8 return including entrance to the festival. I Opening Hours The Festival will be open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm (9pm in June/July) Tickets and information can be obtained from The Glasgow Garden Festival. Princes Dock. Glasgow G51 lJA. tel: 041 4298855.
While street theatre and other roving entertainments happen anywhere and everywhere on the site. most of the events. from pertormance art to fashion shows. happen in the special events areas (see map) or in the restaurants and caies. it is sateto assume that there is always something going on. Highlights and special events are listed below, but are just a taste of thetotal goings-on. All details are correct at time oi going to press. but subject to change.
The following events are on every day during the two weeks of this issue's coverage.
I Street Theatre All day. every day.street theatre (Tony and Derek; Big Rory; Natural Theatre (‘ompany of Bath). buskers and musicians.
I Daily Parade Performing artists ofall
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