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The Scottish Arts Council, working in conjunction with Glasgow District Council, has drawn up a plan for a new ; contemporary arts centre to be housed in the Sauchiehall Street premises of the now liquidated Third Eye Centre. By i establishing a new company and f reappointing the three key members of f stafi- assistant administrator Stephen Kelly, director of exhibitions Andrew Nairne and director of performances Nikki Milican -who were retained by the court-appointed administrator, the SAC aims to reopen the Centre on 1 May 1992, ready for Mayfest. Although it hopes to honourthe programming commitments agreed with artists, there is no indication that any newly lormed company will have a moral obligation towards creditors of the old ; Third Eye. l The announcement was made immediatelyiollowingthe publication , ol the SAC’s annual report lor1990/91, ‘ a period described by SAC director Seona Reid as ‘probably one of the hardest and most hardeorking’ the council and Scottish-based arts organisations had laced. Not only had ; the recession affected box office receipts, but business sponsorship had E also been the victim of cutbacks.
THOSE NEW ACRONYMS IN FULL
‘Yuppies are no more — they have been replaced by Yaks— Young, Adventurous. Keen and Single’ (The Scotsman). Now The List presents its up to date guide to those new acronyms.
I STODGE: Society of 'I'urgid Old Dull Gits— acronym compilers. snooker fans. Ken Barlow (no. not Ken. definitely not. sorry. sorry. sorry).
I PISS: Prat In Shell Suit — typical high street shopper. out in force on Saturdays.
I WHAHAES: We Have A Hatred for All English Sods— small and sad band of Scots who take a fervent interest in sporting events involving the English. Seen wearing kilts and cork hats at Twickenham last week. I LAMINATE: Lager Ad Man Irish. Not Another Tennants Export — popular advertisement featuring homesick Scot returning to strains of daft Caledonia song is slightly spoilt by the revelation that the actor is in fact a Dublin man.
I SIMPSONS: Satellite--Inﬂuenced Marketing Proposal about Sky‘s Only Noteworthy Series— a new
Sir Alan Peacock, chairman of the SAC
There had also been a failed proposal by SAC chairman Sir Alan Peacock to have a ‘federalised' arts system in the UK, whereby the SAC, the Welsh Arts Council and a re-formed Arts Council for England would receive funding directly from the Office of Arts and Libraries rather than via the Arts Council of Great Britain. SirAlan stated that, with political devolution and a Scottish Assembly with tax-raising powers very much on the agenda, ‘devolution of the arts must also be a high priority. . . although the idea that devolution by itself will remove the constraints on funding that bedevils a lot of the things we do is highly questionable.‘ On a more positive note, the SAC was seen to be beginning to establish a more active role for itself as an information source and advocate for the arts, on top of its primary role as a source of funding. (Alan Morrison)
Sean Connery: see JAMES BOND term for the insidious practice that results in everything from T—shirts to glow-in—the-dark underwear flooding the shops in time for Christmas. Related to GARFIELD (Goofy Animal. Rodent or Feline Ideas Earn Lots of Dosh).
I KYLIE: Kids You Lose Interest in Eventually — sad reminder of the here today. gone tomorrow nature of the contemporary pop world. Not to be confused with the acronym DANNII (Definitely Another Nubile Nymphet with Identikit Image).
I JAMES BOND: Japanese Advertisers Make Edinburgh‘s Sean Big ()ffcr ( Not Devolution).
I HAITON: Heavily Advertised 'I‘urncoat 'I‘rotskyite‘s Overdraft Notification — acronym for the early 90s phenomenon that turns former politicians into pantomime stars (that's enough acronyms — Ed)
I Edinburgh lntemational Festival: Preliminary plans for the 1992 Edinburgh International Festival unveiled recently give an indication of what the first Festival under Director Brian McMaster will contain. The event will open with a concert performance of Schoenberg’s opera Moses and Aaron - an apt choice, considering McMaster was formerly Managing
Director of Welsh National Opera. The musical front continues with a major retrospective of the works of Tchaikovsky (including a rare airing for his opera, The Oprichnik) and a series of concerts featuring Scottish music from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Theatre productions will include performances of all the major plays by Harley Granville Barker and a retrospective of Gorbals-born playwright C .P. Taylor. A full programme ofthe 1992 Festival‘s events will appear on 1 April. The Festival itselfwill run from 16 Aug—5 Sept.
I Arts Law Seminar: The Legal Services Agency is organising a seminar on Art, Music and Theatre Law to be held in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, 9.30am—4.45pm, Sat 30 Nov. The seminar is devised to raise the awareness of independent arts organisations and individuals about the unique financial and legal frameworks within which they operate. Topics covered include charities. copyright and contracts. Further details and booking forms with information on enrolement fees (£5—£25) and specific workshops is available from Legal Services Agency Ltd, 58 Fox Street, Glasgow, G1 4AU.
I Animation Course Edinburgh Film Workshop Trust is running a five-day course which covers all the essential stages — including Storyboarding, camera operation
and editing— involved in the production of an animated film.
Places are limited for the course, which runs from Mon 18—Fri 22 (9.30am—5pm), and costs £75 (waged) and £50 (unwaged). Details from EFWT, 29 Albany Street,
I HIV/AIDS Volunteer Groups: Edinburgh-based Joint Volunteering Group, a group of agencies which provide a range of practical and emotional support for
people affected by HIV and AIDS, is f
looking for volunteers who would be willing to put some time into a cafe and information centre, as well as
helping with the homes and families ofthose living with HIV. All
volunteers take part in a training course and are given ongoing support by each agency. Further
details can be found at an informal Joint Volunteering Information Evening which will be held 7—9pm on Thurs 21 at Riddles Court, just off the High Street.
I Glasgow ‘Green‘ Events: Greenfest ’91 , a day-long festival for the environment, takes place 10am—4pm on Sat 16 at Hillhead Library, Byres Road. Entry is free, and the day will include stalls, entertainment and talks from representatives of various groups including Oxfam, CND, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. Glasgow anglers, on the other hand, may be more interested to drop in on a meeting organised by Friends of the River Kelvin at 7pm the same day in Partick Burgh Hall. Free tickets are available from Dr David Forrester, 15 Spence Road, Maryhill, G20 OAW.
I Edinburgh ‘Green' Events: Kerr McGregor of Napier Polytechnic will talk on ‘Green Power For Scotland‘ in the Southsider pub, West Richmond Street, on Wed 20 at 7.45pm as part of Friends of the Earth (Edinburgh)’s 1991/2 programme. Speakers from the same organisation will join others from Lothian Regional Council to discuss what should be done with Lothian’s sewage on Wed 13 at 7.30pm in the National Trust for Scotland’s office at 5 Charlotte Square. Donations of £1 (members of British Association of Nature Conservationists) and £2 (non-members) would be welcomed. Finally, a day school on heather gardens — cost £25 - will be held on Sat 16; further information is available from Marisa Main, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 SLR (031 552 7171 , ext 454).
I Scottish Motor Show: Scottish car enthusiasts will be heading for Glasgow’s SECC every day from Fri 8—Sun 17 Nov to view the latest models on display at this year’s Scottish Motor Show. The show is open Mon—Sat IOam—9pm; Sun IOam—6pm (Wed 13 Nov noon—10pm), with entry costing £4 for adults, £2 for children and OAPs, and £10 for a family ticket. It’s not just the recession that will hit the 1991 event, though. On Fri 8 at
10am, local pressure group Glasgow
For People is planning to slap a giant
parking ticket on the show to raise
I. awareness of the environmental and pollutive implications that increased
car usage brings to the city.
I Sick Kids Appeal: On Sun 1 Dec.
Edinburgh's Usher Hall will be the
l venue for a more light-hearted
; addition to the serious task of raising
money for Edinburgh‘s Sick
Children's Hospital. Up The Usher.
an evening of music and comedy. will .
feature Jonathan Ross. Craig Ferguson, Jack Dee. the Absolutely , Team, Wet Wet Wet. Kevin
J McDermott and many more.
sale from Virgin Megastore. all
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l TOCTA agents and the venue itselfj