Street re-open on Wed 24. offering the first chance to see The British A rt Show III. a major touring exhibition of contemporary art. IAmnesty International begins a major City of (‘ulturc campaign on Thurs 25. sponsored by (ilasgow District (‘ouncil to the tune of £40.00”. Three ‘cultural' Prisoners of Conscience hay e beeii chosen -- poetslack Mapanje ( Malawi)atid Nguyen ('hi Thein (\"ietnam ) and artist Hong Song Dan (Sotith Korea) ~ who have been imprisoned for artistic expression of their beliefs. I Jock Tamson's Bairns ('ominuiiicado present their latest . operatic show with a cast of 25 at the 'l"i'aiiiway from Thurs 25. I Burns Night ( iet your honest. sonsie face round some haggis on Thurs 25; or if you can wait until i‘ri lb. go to the official l99tl

Burns Supper at (ilasgow 's l lospitality lnn. \\ here Shadow (‘hanccllor John Smith proposes the Immortal Memory.


ITally's Blood \Vritcr-in-residence Ann Marie I)i Mambro's new play opens at the ‘lii'avcrsc ‘l'heatrcon Thurs I. It closeson Sun ll.to rc-opcn on Tue 27 Mar.

I Boris Pasternak author of Doctor Zhii ago was born. ll) l’cb 189“. l'.xpcct centenary scrccniiigsof the film. television documentaries and sage comment from Melvyn Bragg.

I Keith Waterhouse publishes his new novel littii/iti.

ITanita Tikafamsultry teenage songwriting talent from Basingstokc visits (ilasgow 'sSliCCon Sat ltl.

IJohn Buchan Scottish

author of The Thirtv-Nine Steps died fifty years ago on Sun 1 1 . so his work goes otit of copyright at the end of the year. Iixpect dodgy stage adaptations.

I Blaze Paul Newman returns to the big screen in this biopic abotit the sex scandal surrounding Louisiana (iovernor Earl Long in the 1950s.

I Glenn Miller Orchestra tn the absence of Mr Miller himself (who hasn't appeared onstage for some decades). the lads

w ill be doing their best

w ith his arrangements at the (ilasgow Pavilion on Stiii l l.

ITheatr Blilt Polish company visits tidinburgh'sTheatre Workshop (and other venues) to lead workshops (Mon IZ—Thurs 15) and give performances (Thurs 15- -Sat 17) of The Last Dance and. for children. St 'arehi'rd. I Mislero Butto Robbie ('oltrane stars in the English-language premiere of Dario Fo‘s comic send-upof medieval mystery plays. .llistem Bit/fa is presented by Borderline Theatre Company . Scotland‘s leading exponents of f‘o‘s work. Tue l3—Sat I7. I Edinburgh Peace Festival The fourth annual peace event runs from Wed 14 until Sat 24. with a ( ‘mi/krmw on Alternatives on Sat l7. and workshops towards the Spring Fling mosaic mural I Gwen Hardie'l‘he Berlin-based artist shows paintings and relief work at lidinburgh‘s(ialleryof Modern Art. Wed 24~Sun IS Mar.

I Rugby: Scotland v France Murrayfield. Edinburgh. Sat 17.

I Lloyd Cole is still trying to kick up a commotion on his own. and plays Edinburgh Usher Hall (Sat 17) and Glasgow Barrowland (Mon 19). presumably stopping off at his hometown of Coatbridge on the Sunday.

I Feet First A two-week festival of new contemporary dance begins at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre on Wed 28. including the premiere of Giant. a dance. video and music performance by the Gregory Nash Group.


I Comic Relief Expect Red Noses on people and cars. Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Joneson television and collection

buckets on every street corner sometime this month.

I Born On The Fourth or July Crusading American director Oliver Stone‘s latest movie stars a top-form Tom Cruise as paralysed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic. who stirred some shit with the authorities when he got home.

I Steve Lacy Sextet Brilliant American soprano saxophonist leads his highly inventive band fora rare Scottish visit to Edinburgh Queen's Hall on Fri 2.

I European IndoorAlhletic Championships Making full use of the new facilities at Kelvin Hall for City of Culture year. Glasgow hosts this major sports contest.

I The Forth Bail Bridge was officially opened lflflyears ago on Sun 4.

I Chris Bea

Singer songwriter visits Glasgow‘s SECC on Sun


I Comedy 0t ErrorsThe

English Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare‘s first comedy. with its doppelga'ngers from Ephesus and Syracuse. at Glasgow‘s Theatre Royal. Mon S-Sat It). I The Stranglers Can it really be fourteen years since we first got a grip on ourselves? The Meninblack strike back at Edinburgh‘s Playhouse on Mon 5. I Sea Of Love Al Pacino returns in this movie about a cop trailing a woman psycho killer (Ellen Barkin). who meets her male victims through lonely hearts columns.

I Gil Scott Heron The singer who predicted that the revolution would be televised (well ahead of current events) but maybe didn‘t guess exactly where. Catch him at Edinburgh Queen's Hall on Fri 9.

I Four Horses Jon Pope directs the Glasgow Citizens' company in the world premiere of this apocalyptic piece by Spaniard Vincente Blasco lbanez. which opens on Fri 9.

ISpandau Ballet'l‘he brothers Kray—- er— Kemp. fresh from doing— I mean filming—their Ronnie and Reggie routine. hit that is. arrive in Edinburgh on Tue 6. I Kiss Ol The Spiderwoman Edinburgh‘s Theatre Workshop company. in a rare departure from childen's theatre. present Manuel Puig's intense prison drama. l-‘ri 9—Sat l7. then touring central Scotland.

I Look Back In Anger


Modern classic or dated social document? Your chance to decide about John Osborne‘s epoch-making kitchen sink drama. presented by Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum company from Fri 9.

I Everything But The Girl Ben and Tracy have lost some of their bittersweet edge since leaving bedsit-land. but don‘t abandon them yet. They visit Glasgow on Sat 10. I Steven Campbell One of Glasgow‘s leading visual artists opens his large exhibition of New Paintings and Drawings at the Third Eye Centre on Sat 10.

I Titmuss Hegained John Mortimer‘s sequel to Paradise Postponed follows the fortunes of its social climber Lesley Titmuss. Due out this month.

I Curiosity Killed The Cat Lock up your daughters! Dreamy-eyed Ben (he of the chim-ehiminee bunnet) and his chums play Glasgow Barrowland.Tue 13.

I Rugby: Scotland v England Murrayfield. Edinburgh. Sat 17.

I Alfred Brendel The great Austrian pianist appears at Edinburgh’s ()ueen‘s Hall on Mon i9. performing a programme ofHaydn. Brahms. Weber and Beethoven. I John Brown's Body 1 n a follow-up to last year's Border Warfare. John McGrath directs Wildcat Theatre Company at the Tramway.

I John Scotield Group Ace guitarist fronts a new band with saxophonist Joe Lovano at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall on Fri 23. but no Dennis Chambers this time around.

I Comic Art Convention Two days of nirvana for admirers of Spider-Man. Lo ve A m! Rockets. 2000A I). et al begin on Sat 31. at Glasgow‘s City Chambers.


I Happy Birthday. PollTax A year old on Sun 1. cverybody‘s favourite tax becomes legal under the terms of the Treaty of Union. since it is now levied throughout the UK. I The Storyteller Peruvian novelist-turned-politician Mario Vargas Llosa took a few days off his presidential election campaign to pen this new novel. due otit this month. I The Big Man David Leland's film of Mcllvanney‘s machismo novel stars Irish Liam Neeson in the title role as a miner turned boxer. with Joanne Whalley-ls'ilnicr as his pliant wife. .

I Edinburgh Science Festival The annual

festival which tries to make science accessible and exciting to the general public runs from Mon 2 until Mon lb. attracting serious boffins with a major conference on Future Trends In European Science and Tec/trtology on Tue It) and Wed I l.

IJulian Schnabel‘l‘he fashionable American artist exhibits 13 years' worth of his large drawings at [Edinburgh's i-‘rtiitmarket. in an international travelling show. I Henry Moore Sculptures can be seen in the ideal setting of Pollok Park from April to October. Nine bronze figures have been selected by the l lenry Moore l-‘oundation for the exhibition. I Edinburgh Folk Festival (l-‘ri (s—Sun 15) Based at Teviot Row Union. the festival comprises numerous performances and workshops. the annual harp festival and a piping festival. The main concert is a live performance of Sean Davey's Brendan l'oyage Suite. with the Scottish National Orchestra and soloist Liam ()‘lilynn on the Irish pipes at the L'sher l tall. I The Duchess of Malti Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum stocks tip on stage blood for Webster's classic revenge tragedy. I Glasgow's Glasgow Subtitled The Words And The Stones. this exhibition should be among the most fascinating events ofthe city's l99flcclebrations. It will take place in the long-abandoned arches beneath Central Station. arid will chart (ilasgow's rise. fall and recent renaissance through objects. displays. films and performances in what has been dubbed a ‘city landscape'. .\'ot to be missed. Prom Sat 7. I Rhodesia became the independent state Zimbabwe teii years ago on l8 Apr. lixpcct staged comment from Margaret Thatcher. I We're No Angels Alter prov itig his comic mettle in .lltrliiig/it Run. Robert De .\'iro stars with Sean Penn in .\'cil Mona Lisa Jordan's comedy about crooks in priests‘ clothing. I Belgian Performance Season The third liyc Centre. famous toi importing ai lists from countries you didn‘t know had .-\t l. pt'cscllls si\ days ol (ll tllllgk’lll't/U per lot niaiicc lioiii oiic ol l-ui‘opc's least prominent


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