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I Sean Connery Lislcover star twice over. former milkman and Roger Moore imitator Connery is sixty on Sat 25.

I World Music Festival Once the excitement in Edinburgh has died down for another 48 weeks. Glasgow re-commandeers the limelight for this three-day event. designed to encourage cross-fertilisation

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cultures. In Pollok Park. from Fri 31.


I Nuns On The Run Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle star in this very British. ecclestiastic drag comedy. It‘s got to be better than it sounds.


I The Ship An epic theatrical event designed to honour Glasgow‘s history as Britain‘s leading shipbuilding community. Performances. which run from Mon 10 until the end of October. include the building and launching of a ship by ten shipyard workers. assisted by a cast of twenty leading Scottish actors. The show is mounted by National Theatre and BBC Scotland director Bill Bryden with designer William Dudley. and takes place in Clydebrae Street. Govan.

I New Music World A natural progression from the World Music Festival. this City of Culture event will also involve musicians from all over the world. with major concerts at the Barrowland on Sun 5 and Thurs 9. There will also be a variety ofsmaller

performances. plus

seminars to discuss music. its promotion and its politics.

I Agatha Christie Beneficiaries of her estate will be celebratingthe mystery writer’s centenary on 15 Sept. when the already mega royalties will be boosted by countless retrospectives in the form of films. publications and Important Documentaries. many involving sage comment from Melvyn Bragg.

I Asian Bazaachnuinc oriental crafts. foods. music and performance will be assembled in a replica environment to be created in Glasgow‘s Tramway. Mon l7—Sat 29.



I Groucho Marx was born 100 years ago on 2 Oct. Anyone for Duck Soup?

I The Llst Scotland‘s leading arts and leisure publication is five years old on Thurs 4.

I GET Glasgow‘s leading ‘art house‘ cinema is due to open its second screen sometime during the late autumn. though no date has yet been confirmed. I Lanterns On Sat 6. throughout Glasgow. everyone will be making and displaying lanterns of all shapes. sizes and colours.

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Concert Hall On Mon 8. isa special concert by the Scottish National Orchestra of new pieces by Thomas Wilson and Thea Musgrave. to inaugurate the jewel in Glasgow’s 1990 crown. the new concert hall. which will seat 2500 people in splendid surroundings. The rest of the month is taken up with a sparkling programme of concerts by orchestras including the Berlin

Philarmonic (Tue 9 and Wed 10). the Bolshoi (Fri 12). the London Philarmonic (Tue 3(1). and of course the SNO. which will be making the concert hall its home.

I Tenth National Review Of Live All For the third year in succession. Glasgow‘s Third Eye Centre is home to the NRLA. a selection ofall that's nutty. dark. soft-centred. exotically flavoured or downright Chewy in the chocolate box of performance art. From Tue 9 until Sun 14. leading exponents of alternative video. sculpture. installation and performance will congregate in Glasgow. and seeing as it‘s 1990. there'll be a spillover into the Tramway.

I Special Needs Arts Festival Edinburgh‘s Theatre Workshop is organising this event. which will look at ways of involving the disabled and others with special needs in artistic activity. Mon 22-Sun 28 (provisional dates).

I Jessye Norman A rare British concert by the brilliant soprano. expected to include Strauss and Wagner. at the GlCH on Wed 14.

I Festival OlJewlsh Culture From Wed 21 . the RSAMD hosts a ten-day feast ofJewish and Israeli events. including a concert by the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra at the new concert hall. chamber concerts. at book fair. including a writers‘ symposium chaired by Jeremy lsaacs. cinema. food and exhibitions.

I Polnts East A programme of Eastern European experimental film in the wake ofthe huge political upheavals. To be held at Glasgow Film Theatre.

I Vincent Van Gogh who died 100 years ago with one ear and precious little money. must be turning in his grave at the prices his

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paintings now fetch. On Fri 30. the Burrell Museum opens a major exhibition of work by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. organised in Conjunction with the Rijksmuseum Van Gogh in Amsterdam.


I European Film Prize The European answer to the Oscar ceremonies takes place at Glasgow International Concert Hall on Sun 2. with celebrity appearances. lectures and discussions. and followed by screenings of the winning films at the OFT.

I December Music'l‘hc final series ofevents for Glasgow 199(1isa programme ofmajor concerts (Fri 7—Thurs 20) in the GlCH. Among these will be Berlioz‘ La Grande Messe Des Marts. to be performed by the SNO. SNO Chorus. Scottish Philharmonic Singers and RSAMD. There will also be a visit from last year'S City of Culture by the Orchestre de Paris.

I Imagine ten years without John Lennon. shot outside his home in New York on 9 Dec 1980. I Do be do he do OI‘ Blue Eyes is seventy-five on Wed 12. Expect glitzy parties in Hollywood and Sicily. stewarded by large men with bulges in their dinner jackets.

I Back To The Future 3 Michael]. Fox and Christopher Lloyd return in the sequel's sequel. filmed before the release of Part Two. In this episode. our fearless time-voyagers travel back to the Wild West of 1885.



B The List 12 25 January 1990