crisis in a couple's relationship. With Bill Paterson and Marty Cruickshank. Tobe previewed next issue.
I This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings onlylor periods when they are in the Central Belt area. There is a phone number loreach company, however, should you require more inlorrnation. Unless otherwise specified. the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number for ticket enquirieslor that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).
I Waiting on One Wildcat in Anne Downie's warm. moving play about bingo and those who play it — too theoretical in places. humane and funny in others. Some fine performances from Wildcat's cast. 0-11 9540000.
('untpln’hmm and A rnm L'ntil Thurs 4 Aug; Burrfield Pavilion. [.urgs Fri 5 A ttg. 7.30pm. 0770 2-101 ; x1 rdrossun Civic Centre Sat (1 Aug. 7.30pm. 029-1 08396; The Pavilion. Rot/it’suy Mon 8 Aug. 7.30pm. 0700 2152; Victoria Hull. Helwtshurg/i Tttes 9 Aug. 7.30pm. 0463 2151 : ll’ehslt’r Theatre. ArbmuI/i Wed 10 Aug. 7.30pm. 0241 76680; Bonurllull. Dundee'l’hurs l l—Sat 13 Aug. 7.30pm. 0382 23530 222000. Tour continues.
I Waving at the Pigeons Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. Glasgow. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Oxford Revue in the show they are taking to the Edinburgh Festival. comedy with a gentle message — the programme explains how the show‘s title ties into this.
I You Can't Go Wrong Tron Theatre. Trongate. Glasgow. 0-11 552 4267. 11pm. £3 members; £4 non-members. Jack Klaff. whose one man shows .N'ugging Doubts and Cuddles were great successes at the Edinburgh Fringe. directs an eveningof stand-up comedy with John Attila
Mcl Ienry. Jag Plah and Judy Pascoe. Catch it before it heads for the Assembly Rooms at this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe.
I Waving at the Pigeons Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. Glasgow. 8pm. See above. Friday 5.
I You Can't Go Wrong Tron Theatre. 'I‘rongate. Glasgow. 11pm. See above. Friday 5th.
I Super Sunday Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. Glasgow. 1.30—5.30pm. £5 (plus brunch and bar). Part one of the first fund-raising event fora newcharity. Crusaid Strathclyde. dedicated to raising awareness about the HIV virusand offering relief to those afflicted with it. Appearing this afternoon to launch the charity are Fairground Attraction. l lorse. the Clyde Ceilidh Band. Darlinda. the Janette Burns Trio and Rollin' Joe. Events continue at the King‘s Theatre at 7.30pm. See below.
I Super Sunday King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. £1 1 .50. £9.50. £8.50. £5.50. £3.50 (Tickets are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). A starry line-up for the evening part ofthe launch for Crusaid Strathclyde (see above and see also Guestlist). Tonight includes Victor and Barry. The Alexander Sisters. Dave Anderson. Arnold Brown. Christopher Biggens. Simon Fanshawe. Bing I Iitler. Liz Lochhead. Phyllis Logan. Terry Ncason. Kate Murphey. Elaine Macdonald. Tony Roper. Ron Bain. Ilelen Lederer. Jonathon Watson. Andy Gray. Gregor Fisher. Elaine C. Smith and surprise guests. Miss it at your peril!
Streetbiz. Glasgow’s international festival ofstreet entertainment. bursts over the city this month. Report by Nicholas Gillard. Photos by Maxwell Thornton.
I was standing in the entrance of British Ilome Stores trying not to catch the eye of the elderly nun. collecting on behalfofthe St Vincent de Paul Summer Appeal. It was pouring with rain and the Saturday afternoon shoppers were already ottt in force on Sauchiehall Street. I was disappointed. Somehow I had 1 expected more from a city on the eve of ‘Street Biz' — Glasgow‘s first International Street and Busker’s Festival. Perhaps. though. this was the lull before the storm.
Certainly Glasgow District Council have not spared any expense with their latest cultural event. ()ver £1 15. 000 has already been injected into the project in the hope that it will help boost the city's festival spirit as Glasgow hosts the Garden Festival and warms tip for the 1990 celebrations. when it will assume the title of European Capital ofCulture. ‘Strcet Biz‘ illustrates one facet of Glasgow's enterprising attitude
towards culture. an attitude that has proved once and for all that the arts are big business (as the recently published Policies Studies Institute Report reveals). Susan Deighnan. the Festival organiser. rejects any comparison with the [Edinburgh Festival — it is pure coincidence. she says. that the events overlap. There seems little doubt that Glaswegians will take this August in their stride and also their new found status as ambassadors fora cultural capital. But can ‘Street Biz‘ really make Glasgow ‘one ofthe most exciting places to be this Attgtist"? Admittedly the events on offer would lend justification to such a claim. Cultural Cooperation have brought together a medley of international performers from around the world for the first week. including spectacularcarnival entertainers from New Orleans. Trinidad. Barbados and Rajasthan. In the final week the Zap Club move
into town. bringing with them their own innovative brand of entertainment and action. ‘Street Biz'. itself. will end with a bang on the 27 Attgttst with a firework and laser show as well as the all night Masked Ball at the Briggait.
From 9—20 August. however. Alternative Arts. the experts from the Covent Garden Street Theatre. will take the helm. presenting a global variety of the tnore traditional street entertainers. llere comedians. jugglers. unicyclists. feminist eabarets and performing rabbits are the order of the day. With their specialist knowledge ofoutside entertainment and their access to all the best international acts. it was hardly surprising that Maggie Pinhorn and Alternative Arts were invited by Glasgow District Council to help organise the current segment of‘Street Biz‘.
After the fruitmarket closed down in 1975. Maggie Pinhorn felt Covent Garden needed brightening up and she began inviting street entertainers to perform outside the West Piazza. The experiment proved a great
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16 The List 5 — 11 August 1988