I Star Trek: The Exhibition City Art Centre. Edinburgh. 4 Feb—7 May. An orgy of trekkiedom. this will be the first Star Trek exhibition to appear outwith the US. Coinciding with the next cinematic extravaganza. Star Trek: Generatimis. the exhibition will include sets. costumes. props. film. photographs and illustrations from the Star Trek movies and television series.
I People and Housing in Scotland Commission 1995 Stills Gallery. Edinburgh. 4 Feb—l8 Mar. Winner of a £6000 commission to explore the issues of Scotland‘s people. housing and family environments. Edinburgh artist Hannah Starkey's work is exhibited.
I New York, New York: Prints of the City 1900-1990 Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow. 11 Feb—l3 Apr. The dynamic response of US printmakers to New York’s stimulating architecture will be captured in an exhibition of American
I Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Glasgow. 17 Feb-27 Aug. An exhibition exploring attitudes to mental health in Scotland over the last 200 years. from the era of quack remedies and cruel treatments to today's controversial care in the community policies. The exhibition will be coupled with an outreach programme. taking it into the community.
I Contemporary British Art in Print Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 25 Feb—28 Apr. Exhibition of prints by more than 40 contemporary British artists. produced by the Paragon Press since 1986. Includes work by Ilatnish Fulton. Christopher Le Brtm. Antony Gormley. Therese Oulton and Adrian Wiszniewski. I Contemporary Native American Photography Street Level. Glasgow. 25 Feb—l Apr. An exhibition exploring issues of racial and cultural identity. and examining art as a reclamatory tool for those robbed of their land. language. culture and names.
I German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe National Gallery of Scotland. 30 Mar—3 May. Reflecting the period of literary. philosophical and artistic change in the German-speaking world during the lifetime of Goethe is an exhibition of about 200 works by more than ()0 artists. Included will be works by K. F. Schinkel. C. D. Friedrich. J. 11. Tischbein and members of the Nazarene Brotherhood. I Grapevine Hollow Portfolio Gallery. Edinburgh. 8 Apr—13 May. The result of five years' work by photographer Susan Lipper. reflecting the daily events in West Virginia's mining hills and the increased polarisation of male and female relationships outside urban society.
I Textiles and Technology: 2010 The Fruitmarket Gallery. Edinburgh. 15 Apr—10 Jun. An international exhibition investigating how new technology has been combined with textile traditions and
anticipating exciting developments for the next century. British work will be displayed beside pieces from Europe. the USA and Japan; fine art alongside industrial material and natural fabrics beside thermoplastics.
I Trust Tramway. Glasgow. May—June. Aiming to demonstrate a relationship of trust between audience. artist and institution —~ the three crucial elements in any art exhibition — will be this show of work by four Glasgow artists. Roderick Buchanan. Christine Borland. Jacqueline Donachie and Douglas Gordon. along with four gallery curators. are at the centre of the experiment.
I Bonnie Prince Charlie: Fact and Fiction Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Glasgow. 3 Jun—27 Aug. An exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion — the last attempt to restore the Catholic Stuart monarchy to the throne of Great Britain. led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. The legendary '45 rebellion ended in tragedy at Culloden the following year.
I Whistler: The Master On Paper Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow. 1 Jul—2 Sept. Surveying the career of the .»\merican-born painter Jatnes McNeill Whistler in an exhibition of portraits. nudes. streetscapes and sea and river views.
I Picasso Prints Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries. venue unconfirmed. Sept—Jan 1996. A touring exhibition from London‘s South Bank Centre. featuring a series of 31 prints. widely considered to be one of Picasso‘s most important graphic productions.
I Korean Art The Fruitmarket Gallery. Edinburgh. 22 Oct—25 Nov. Paintings. sculpture and installations by fourteen Korean artists. reflecting the turbulent history and politics of their nation. Part of an international tour.
I An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks. Jan. Picador £15.99. Ten years after The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hut comes another collection of case histories. Here are the stories of seven people whose neurological conditions vary from Tourettes Syndrome to total colour blindness. I Bad Times CCA 21 Jan—4 Mar. As part of their Despair series. writers such as Janice Galloway. A.l.. Kennedy. Gordon Legge. Alan Warner. Dilys Rose. Martin Miller and Maggie Graham will be reading from their most desparate and challenging work. I Morvem Callar Alan Warner. Feb. Cape £9.99. The brilliant debut novel from a young Scottish author in the Cape coral. this is a brutal. jarringly poetic and erotic tale that takes great pleasure in its blood- dark humour. From hyper-realism in the Highlands to hallucinatory Spanish resorts. Warner has created the best female protagonist since Katherine Hepburn. I The Marabou Stork Nightmares lrvine Welsh. Apr. Cape £9.99. A queer tale of ornithology. South Africa and brutal football casual crashes onto the page courtesy of the man hailed as ‘the voice of punk grown up'. I Morning In The Burned House Margaret Atwood. May. Virago £8.99. Her first new book of poetry in over a decade. this is a dark. intense and tender collection that covers death. Helen of Troy and Miss July as a cheesecake queen.
I Annadillos and Old Lace Kinky
Friedman. May. Faber £9.99. The irreverant wildman of the mystery genre returns with a vengeance as he moves down to Texas to unravel the devious deeds of others.
I The Unconsoled Kazuo 1shiguro. May. Faber £14.99. The long-awaited new novel following his Booker winner ill 1989. this is constructed on an epic scale; a sad. strange comedy set in contemporary Europe.
I So I Am Clad A.l.. Kennedy. May. Cape £9.99. An alchemical romance that borders on a Swiftian satire for the 90s is how this offering from one of the Best Young British Novelists is billed. A continuity announcer plummets into the terrifying and unfamiliar world of love
"I. ‘1' Jr" . u A Last testament: William Colding’s final novel is published posthumously this year
and so begins her journey into perversion and insanity. I Writers Sally Soames. May. Andre
I l)eutsch £20. Definitely one of the best
photography books for 1995. This is a lifetime's distillation of the Sum/try ’Ii'nles photographer's encounters with the world's greatest writers. The preface is by Norman Mailer.
: I The Double Tongue William Golding.
Jun. Faber £1 1.99. This is the final work left in draft fortn at Golding's death in 1993. Apparently a psychological antl historical triutnpb. it is a convincing portrait of a woman‘s experience among the oracles of the ancient mythic world.
I Les Testaments Trahis Milan Kundcra.
Jtln. Faber. £ 14.99. This is an essay which has been written as a novel where characters like Hemingway. Stravinsky and Kafka continually cross paths in a moral novel about art.
I Bunker Man Duncan McLean. Jun. Cape £9.99. After his first novel Blat'kt/en established him as a witty and promising author we return to Scotland‘s North East once tnore for this tale of horror and obsession as a silent. shambling. hulk-like man haunts the life of two newly-weds.
I The Devil’s Carousel Jeff Torrington. Jun. Secker £12.99. After the outstanding debut novel Swing Hummer Swing 'I‘orrington turns his sardonic eye on the car industry. With characters like 'l‘ombstone Telfer and the Martians. Torrington's needle-sharp wit is on fine form alongside the caustic grit and banter of factory life.
I Love and Other Oemons Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Jul. Cape £14.99. A portrait of colonial life in tropical. coastal Colombia in the 18th century. this is a fairy tale with a bitter ending. Rabid dogs. teenage girls possessed by the devil and chaste affairs with the catholic church are promised.
I Up-Helly-Aa Lenvick. Shetland. 31 Jan—l Feb. Traditional Viking festival with a heavy accent on drinking and fire raising. including the incineration of a Viking longship. I Rugby lntemationals Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. Sat 4 Feb: Scotland v Ireland. Sat 4 Mar: Scotland v Wales. I Scottish Claymores Home International Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 9 Apr. Scotland gets her own American Football team with the Scottish Claymores. six of whom are Scots. Their first home international is against the Dusselforf team. Rhein Fire. I links Market Kirkcaldy Esplanade. 19—24 Apr. Britain‘s largest street market is the established start-of-season rendezvous for the touring show people of Scotland. The market can be traced back to 1304. and the families of many show people have been attending for generations.
I Torvill and Dean SECC. Finnieston Quay. Glasgow. 10—14 May. Britain’s best-loved ice skaters do their now not-so adventurous thing.
I BBC Clothes Show Show SECC. Finnieston Quay. Glasgow. 17—20 Jun. All the razzle and dazzle of the BBC's popular show comes live to the stages of the SECC.
I Scottish Open Canal Jump Ratho. l.othian. 18 Jun. Causing a splash at Edinburgh Canal Centre. the ()pen Canal Jump contestants do it in style.
I Royal Highland Show Royal Highland Showground. lngliston. Edinburgh. 22—25 Jun. The biggest and best known of the Scottish Agricultural shows with entertainment for all the family and some serious fartning equipment on display.
I Coronation Pageant Scone Palace. Perth. 25 Jun. Costumed re-enactment of James IV‘s coronation with period stalls and displays.
I Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race Port of l.eith. Edinburgh. lS—-18 Jul. Over 100 sailing ships. some so tall that they can't fit under the Forth Bridge. converge on l.eith before racing out to the North Sea. I Scottish Open Colt Championship Royal and Ancient GolfClub. St Andrews. Fife. 20—23 Jul. The world's best golfers on the world‘s best known golfcourse.
I Edinburgh International Conference Centre Edinburgh. ()pening late summer. Not only a conference centre. with a seating capacity of 1200 in the main auditorium. the £38 million ElCC will also be used as an lntemational Festival
I leuchars Battle of Britain Airshow RAF Leuchars. Fife. 16 Sept. A chance to see the might of the RAF‘s air power up close and in fly-past action.
I Royal National Mod 1995 Golspic. Easter Ross. 13—20 Oct. The annual competitive Gaelic festival of music. speech and dance.
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