_ Tln in new hands
Bridges & Woods, the design company which has produced Tennents Live! News for the last four years has had its contract terminated by the Tennents Live! music Sponsorship scheme. The magazine will now be published by the company Print Inc. ‘Tennents wanted to radically change the direction of the magazine after four years,’ says Bridges & Woods’ Neil Dalgleish. ‘I think they felt it could work harder for their promotional and sponsorship activity if it was more commercial. I’m sorry not to be producing the magazine any more, but the company wouldn’t relish any more control by Tennents.’
‘The budget for TLn isn’t what it has been,’ says Tennents’ Sharon Walker, confirming that Print Inc offered a deal which was a third of what the magazine had cost to produce in the past. ‘The brief had to change. We received pitches from a number of people, Neil being one of them, and he fully understands the position.’
First appearing two months after the Tennents Live! music sponsorship scheme was inaugurated, TLn established itself as an important publication for the
: music fan, catering for a broad range of tastes but always putting Scottish
music first. The original print-run for the first issue was 20,000 copies, but these were snapped up so quickly that the run was immediately upped to 80,000.
‘I’d been asked to be a consultant to Tennents Live!,’ relates Dalgleish, ‘because I knew people in the music business and had edited Cut. Tennents had intended to do something, perhaps called Tennents Live! News, as a free-sheet highlighting their gigs, and I suggested that they do a Scottish music magazine — there was a big budget in those days, and Cutwas
. becoming less of a Scottish
magazine.’ He points to two features on Ecstasy and AIDS as highpoints of their editorial coverage. ‘Publishing the magazine took up a lot of time, and there are no formal plans yet about what we’ll do instead. But it will be nice to diversify.’ (Alastair Mabbott)
:— Summit good
More details are emerging concerning Summit In The City, Edinburgh’s day-long cultural blowout at the and ot the EC Summit. As revealed in last issue’s Agenda section, a series oi indoor and outdoor events organised by Unique Events (who brought us the Big Day in Glasgow 1990 and the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade concerts) will till the Old Town area oi the city on Saturday 12 December.
Highlight oi the occasion will be a street party on the Royal Mile between the Tron and St Giles Cathedral, with
Regular Music organising a programme oi Scottish contemporary music on a specially constructed stage. Comedian Sean Hughes will be appearing at a late show at the Lyceum Theatre, and the revelry continues until the small hours with bands and DJs at the New Traverse. Prior to the High Street party, a classical music concert in St Giles will teature various pieces by Handel, including the Organ Concerto with John Kitchen as soloist. Earlier in the day, carol singing and street theatre will add a special atmosphere to the Grassmarket Fair, where browsers can do some Christmas shopping at the various cratt stalls. A law stall spaces can still be
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_ At the edge
Scotland’s most importantlon lor young and innovative iilm and video makers starts on December 3, when the Fringe Film and Video Festival makes its eighth appearance at the Edinburgh Fllmhouse. Early iundlng worries about the tour day event have been dispelled with a healthy lniectlon oi cash irom a broad base oi lllm industry companies. The iestlval’s success can be measured by the last that over 450 works were submitted tor inclusion. These were wittled down to the 120 illms and videos which can be seen in thirteen thematic screenings, with the accent on both lorrn and content. Super 8, animation and computer art are all
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arranged around diverse issues.
“This year’s iestlval is more lntemational than ever beiore,' says press olllcer Colin Fraser, pointing out that lilteen countries are represented. This does not mean that home-grown talent has been ignored: two oi the most exciting screenings are dedicated to Scottish illmmakers - Independents Howl, a screening of Scottish independent shorts, and First Reels, a selection oi illms made with grants under the scheme ol that name. The Festival starts at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Thursday 3 December with Super 8 Special at 8.30pm and Cine City at 10.30pm. Details at the remaining three days' screenings will appear in the next edition oi The List.
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