1992 HEADLINE NEWS LOS ANGELES IGNITED AFTER COPS ACQUITTED OVER RODNEY KING BEATING - TABLOIDS PUBLISHED PICTURES OF TOPLESS FERGIE; QUEEN HAD ANNUS HORRIBBLUS - MICKEY MOUSE THEME PARK OPENED IN PARIS - BILL AND HILLARY MOVED INTO WHITE HOUSE
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As Scottish artist John Bellany reached the big 50, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery celebrated his birthday with a major exhibition A long Night’s Journey Into Day. It followed a harrowing period in Bellany’s life, when he had undergone a liver transplant. The show charted the evolution of his work from 1972, when it was marked by an obsession with death, guilt and sin, through to the post-transplant
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The Traverse moved from its 100-seat studio in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket to the first purpose-built theatre in the company’s 30-year history. Its new home lacked the beatnik appeal of its former abode — the smell of Victoria Street restaurants, the cries of passing ghost tours and a dodgy roof, but the new Traverse had much more to offer: two theatres with a total seating capacity of 350, a spacious bar and a high-tech air-conditioning system. The theatre was baptised with a production of Michele Celeste’s Columbus: Blooding the Ocean, aptly marking the West’s so-called discovery of the New World.
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Fife miner’s son and one-time punk rocker- turned actor, writer, poet and TV presenter, Richard Jobson fronted Channel 4’s Men Talk. The series was designed to hang men’s attitudes to sex, their own bodies, women and their bodies, on the line. Jobson was to make sure there was plenty of dirty washing-up there too — quite a feat considering the traditional reluctance of men to bear their souls. ‘My job was to massage it out of them, which I found a pain in the arse,’ he said, before musing: ‘it’s beginning to sound like a homosexual orgy.’ All
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McLean emerged as one of the young guns of Scottish literature with his short story collection Bucket 0f Tongues Scots director Gillies Mackinnon made his first feature film The Playboys, starring Aidan lluinn Glasgow hosted its first Fleadh, a wide-ranging celebration of Celtic music Scottish artist and writer John Byrne returned to the art world as a printmaker after 17 years’ absence and Eldorado, the abhorrent BBG soap about ex- pats on a Spanish resort, invaded our living rooms.
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of Art degree exhibitions as a hot new talent, spotted by The list. Her ‘5, paintings of nudes and portraits of brides "7 explored the conflict between a woman’s perception of herself and ' society’s intrusive idea of what she should be. They ‘ captured the imagination of media and public, propelling Saville into a glaring spotlight. It was still shining on her as she experimented with controversial photographic images of her own contorted, naked body earlier this year.