As one of Glasgow 1990's two official publications, The List will be offering comprehensive up-to-the- minute guides to what's on. In the first of eleven monthly previews, we take a look ahead at events beginning before Saturday 3 March.


I Scottish Horror Film Festival All-nighter screening of brand new shocker movies. Sat 24. Salon Cinema. 11pm.


I Joclt Tamson's Bairns ln the first major production of 1990. Communicado celebrate the Scottish nation underthe direction of Gerry Mulgrew with a script by Liz Lochhead. Until Sat 24 Feb. Tramway. 7.30pm.

I Enrico IV A man playing Henry IVis concussed and remains in character when he comes round. in Pirandello‘s study of insanity. See theatre previj page. Fri 2 Feb—Sat 3 March. Citizens' Theatre. 7.30pm.

I Mistero Bullo Robbie Coltrane's long-awaited stage appearance in Borderline Theatre Company‘s English language premiere of Dario Fo‘s satirical

mystery play. An appropriate masterpiece -

for Coltrane's irreverent humour. the play portrays the Middle Ages. invokingjokes. legends and ghost stories. Tue 13—Sat 17 Feb, King's Theatre. 7.30pm.

I The MiIlado The Savoy Opera club presents Gilbert & Sullivan‘sJapanese operetta. Tue 20—Sat 24 Feb. King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm (also 2.30pm Sat).

I Rob Roy Isaac Pocock‘s adaptation of Scott‘s fictionalised biography ofthe famous Scots rebel. in a spectacular interpretation. Tue 20—Sat 24 Feb. Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. 7.30pm.

I Centre Stage Local children present a variety show. Mon 26—ch 28 Feb. Mitchell Theatre. 7pm.

I The Grand Duke Second Gilbert & Sullivan of the month. presented this time by the Orpheus Club. Mon 26 Feb—Sat 3 Mar. 7.30pm (also 2.30pm Sat).

I The Brus Theatre PFK return to the Wallace and Bruce myths in George Byatt‘s play about Scots resistance fighters. Tue 27 Feb—Sun l 1 Mar (not Mon). Tron Theatre. 7.30pm.

I Nae Problem A hard-hitting play about an Indian/Scottish family's experience of racism. Wed 28 Feb—Sat 3 Mar. RSAMD. 7.30pm.

I Yolanda Snaithe performs a commissioned dance piece as part ofthe British Art Show Ill. Thurs 15—Sat 17 Feb. Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm.

I New Choreographers 1 As part of the New Moves season. Mike Mayhew and Becky Edmunds present new work in a double bill with Martin Gent and Martin Coles. Thurs 22—Sat 24 Feb. Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm.

I Giant Gregory Nash Dance Group present their first project on such a major scale. The multi-media show. choreographed by Nash and designed by actor/director/designer Kenny Miller. incorporates video material by Lei Cox. shot on location in the Andalucian mountains in Spain and is set to a commissioned score by Peter Salem. Tue 27—Wed 28 Feb. Tramway. 7.30pm.

I New Choreographers A triple bill of new work from partners Stephanie Bowyer and Sue Smith. Virginia Farman and Sian Thomas and the dance companyCNomads. Thurs l—Fri 2 Mar. Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plays Haydn. Berg and Tchaikovsky. Fri 9 Feb. RSAMD.7.45pm. '

I Scottish National Orchestra plays Mozart and Dvorak. Sat 1() Feb. City Ilall. 7.30pm.

I Glasgow Grand Opera Society presents its annual grand concert. incorporating various operatic styles. Sun 11 Feb. Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm.

I La Forza Del Oestino John Mauccri conducts Scottish ()pera’s new production

of Verdi‘s splendid. fatalistic opera. The production is directed by the highly sought-after Elijah Moshinsky with designs by Michael Yeargan. Tue 13. Sat 17. Tue 20. Thurs 22 Feb and Sat 3 Mar. Theatre Royal. 7.15pm.

I Duke Bluebeard's Castle/Oedipus Rex The first of Scottish Opera‘s new productions for 1990 by Bela Bartok is designed and directed by Stefanos Lazaridis. whose production of Oedipus was an acclaimed success last year. 14 Feb. 1 Mar. Theatre Royal. 7.15pm.

I Glasgow University Orchestra performs a programme which includes Beethoven‘s 3rd piano concerto. Wed 14 Feb. Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. 7.30pm.

I Royal Danish Brass present a programme which includes Clarke. Byrd and Hindemith. Thurs 15 Feb. Glasgow University Chapel. 8pm.

I Recital by soprano Elly Amelingand pianist Rudolph Jansen. Thurs 15 Feb. RSAMD. 7.30pm.

I Music In Architecture Second of twelve. monthly chamber concerts mounted by Westbourne Music. each at a different building of architectural distinction. This month. the Van LechriopIays Mendelssohn. Mozart and Brahms at Pollok House. Thurs 15 Feb. 7.30pm.

I Chamber Music Graeme McNaught and the Scottish National Orchestra play Chopin and Schumann. Thurs 15 and Fri 23 Feb. Merchants House. 12.45pm.

I Scottish National Orchestra plays Berlioz. Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Thurs 15 and Sat 17 Feb. City I Iall. 7.30pm.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra plays Wagner. Mozart. Schnebcl and l laydn. Fri 16 Feb. City Hall.7.3()pm.

I Scottish Early Music Consortium plays Haydn. with cello soloist Anner Bylsma. who will also perform a programme including Boccherini. Fri 16 Feb. RSAMD. 8pm.

I Chamber Music Mezzo soprano Christine Cairns and pianist Graeme McNaught perform Schubert. Schumann. Quilter. Berg and Duparc amongothers. Sun 18 Feb. Westbourne Church. 3pm. I An Evening For Romance Featuringthc City ()fGlasgow Philharmonic. Sun 18 Feb. City Hall. 7.30pm.

I Poetry And Songs ol Lamartine Featuring some of the best ofthe 19th century French poet's work. Wed 21 Feb. Concert Hall. Glasgow University. I . 15pm.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plays Mozart. Schoenberg and Liszt. Fri 23 Feb. RSAMD. 7.45pm.


I Scottish Junior Curling Championships The winers from this event qualify forthe World Junior Championships. Thurs 8—Sun 11 Feb. Summit Centre.

I Tug-Ol-War Championships With teams from all over the UK and Europe. Sat Ill—Sun 11 Feb. Kelvin Hall. 10am.

I Indoor Athletics Sat 17 Feb—Sun 18 Mar. Kelvin Hall.

I Indoor Hockey Sun 18 Feb. Kelvin Hall. 10am.

I Head or The Clyde Rowing Race Scotland‘s oldest boat race. over a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the Clyde in the city's East End. Sat 24 Feb. noon and 2.30pm.

I National Archery Contest Annual indoor championships of the Scottish Field Archery Association. Sun 25 Feb. Bellahouston Sports Centre. lllam.


I The British Art Show The work ofsome forty young artists has been chosen to reflect the latest developements in contemporary British art. Until I 1 Mar. Mchllan Galleries.

I East End Banners Ten banners made by local groups celebrate the life and history ofth East End of Glasgow. Until 15 Feb. People‘s Palace.

I Michael Roschlau: Photogravures Using this complex technique the printmaker and Glasgow Art School lecturer presents photogravures inspired by visits to European countries and a series based on birds and fish. Until Sat 24 Feb. Glasgow Print Studio. I Scottish Monotypes Members ofthe studio have been invited to exhibit. including Adrian Wiszniewski. Bruce McLean. John Houston. Peter llowson. Elspeth Lamb and Barbara Rae. Until 27 Feb. Glasgow Print Studio. I Shelters and Baskets Chris Drury‘s photographic records of his sculptures in their surrounding landscape. alongside his sculptural work. Until Sun 25 Feb. Street Level Gallery. I Degas' Images oi Women Paintings. prints. drawings. pastels and sculptures of women. the subject of more than two thirds of Degas' work. are on display in this exhibition much of which has previously been shown at the Tate Gallery. Until Sun 25 Feb. Burrell Collection. I The Art of the Print I and II Divided into two consecutive exhibitions. part I looks at developements between the 15th and 18th centuries including work by Mantegna. Durer. Rembrandt. Rubens. Hogarth and Goya. Part II. coveringthe 19th and 20th centuries. features work by Turner. Constable. Degas. Lautrec. Picasso. Matisse. Klee and Kandinsky. Part I until 3 Mar. Part II 11) Mar—28 Apr. Ilunterian Art Gallery. I The Year oi the Horse ln honour of the Chinese New Year. the Seton Murray Thomson collection. containing hundreds of model horses. goes on display. Until 1 Apr. Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery. I Drawing In The Eighties Retrospective exhibition of the best drawings produced by Glasgow School of Art graduates over the decade. Until 3 Mar. Glasgow School of Art. I Makonde Impressive contemporary wood carvings from the people ofthe Makonde Plateau in Mozambique. Until Sat 17 Feb. Collins Gallery. I Five Girls From Glasgow Five highly promising recent graduates ofGlasgow School of Art present a major exhibition of their work. Victoria Cassidy presents distinctive lithographs on hand-made paper. Lesley Burr reveals inspiration from a recent trip to India. Shona Kinloch presents her impressive sculptures. Lesley Banks shows recent work and Ashley Cook exhibits unusual screenprints. Sat 10 Feb—Thurs 8 Mar. Compass Gallery. I For A' That An exhibition of new work by leading Glasgow artists including George Wyllie and Ken Currie drawing its inspiration from the poetry of Robert Burns. Sat 17 Feb—Sat It) Mar. Lillie Art Gallery. I Glasgow City Ol Architecture An exhibition about the city's splendid buildings. Wed 21Fel‘hWed 31 Oct. Stirling Library. I John Logie Baird An exhibition celebrating and re-assessing the breakthroughs in communications made by Scotland‘s most famous inventor. Sat 24 Feb—Sat 24 Mar. Collins Gallery.


I Glasgow Writing Day School Some of the city's weightier literary names. including Alasdair Gray and Jim Kclman. are gathered for the second of two events about writing. Sun 11 Feb. Dcpartmentof Adult and Continuing Education. University ofGlasgow. 1(lam.

I Big Noise A festival ofamateur exhibitions. theatre. music and workshops. Fri lo—Mon 19 Feb. Glasgow Arts Centre. “lam—4.30pm.

I New Lang Syne The first important part ofthe Cull 'I'Ita! .S‘t'ngt'ng.’ project. towhich all Glasgow‘s citizens are invited to contribute their voices. Sat 17 Feb. Kelvingrove Museum. 7.30pm. (.‘allll-il 227 5558 now if you want toparticipate.

12 The List 26 January— 8 February 1990