festival art



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Water In The City - Myth And Technology Until l2 Sept. An exploration of how water has shaped atid t'e-shaped our cities. I ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND‘) Allioll Crescent. 22‘) I l()‘). Daily 9am—4pm.

Oil The Drawing Board Until 3| Atig. A look at the often contentious issue of locating modern architecture iii historic settings. with examples from across Scotland.

I GEORGIAN HOUSE 7 Charlotte Square. 225 2 I60. Mott—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. See how the other half lived iii this elegant l8tli century New Town dwelling.

I OLADSTONE’S LAND l.awnmarkel. Royal Mile. 226 5856. Mott—Sat l0am—5pm; Sitii 2—5pm. A superb example of home life iii l7th century ()ld Town Edinburgh.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM I42 Canongate. 52‘) 4 I43. Mon—Sat l0atii—6pin. Free. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of

Edinburgh's past and its people.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 Hiin Street. 52‘) 4 I42. Mon—Sun l0am—6pm.

Free. All manner of archive iiiatei‘ial and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

I PEOPLE’S STORY lb3 Canongale. 52‘) 4057. Mon-Sat l0am—bpiii. Free. The sights. sotiiids and even smells of

Edinburgh folk from the lxth century onwards.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat I0am-5pm (Tue until 8pm): Sun noon—5pm.

Art and Design A brand new gallery dedicated to exploring how and why items are made. featuring such wide-ranging exhibits as ati Elton .loliii stage suit. a l‘)70s Afghan coat. at Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase and a modern oil

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Mlnd 01 Night: new works by Pradlp Malde on show at Edinburgh College at Art

can transformed itito a lamp. Thete's also the chance to step back in time aiid re-Iive the fashions. music and pastimes of the l‘)5().\'. (ills. 70s (llltl b'lls.

Pride and Passion: The National Burns Exhibition Until l5 Sept. £2.50(£| ). The main cultural event iii the calendar of Robert Burns bi~centenary celebrations. featuring manuscripts. paintings. ai'tefacts. imagery and sound. See rev tew.

I WRITERS MUSEUM lady Stains Close. 52‘) 4‘)0l. Mon-Sat l0am -bpm. Free. A li'eastii'e-liouse of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.


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View Dt Verona Fri lb Aug. l2.45piii. National Gallery of Scotland. David l'lowat'lli looks at tltc work of Bernardo Bellotlo.

Fragility In The Work 0t Giacometti Moll l‘) Aug. l2.45piii. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Pattl (‘oldwell gives a slide lecture.

Fabricating Africa: livingstone And The Visual Image Tue 20 Attg. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Tim Barringer gives a talk and slide demonstration. Professor William Robertson Smith in his own words \vctl 2t Aug. |2.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. .leatine Canniuo looks at the ‘Speaking Likeness’ exhibition.

The Seville School and England 'rltuts 23 Aug. l2.45ptii. Royal Scottish Academy. Xanthe Brooke gives an illustrated lecture

Regular weekly clubs and one off events are listed by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least seven days belore publication. Club listing compiled by Jim Byers. For details of Glasgow clubs see pages 108-110.


I Big Beat at In Belle Angele.

I lpni—3am. £5 (£4) (£2.50 before

I l.30pm). Band on stage at lain. l6 Aug. Big Beat present a Festival special with Leeds' The Three Deuces playing a live set. The Three Deuces are currently one of the most sought after soul-jail acts iii the country and have already toured with Courtney Pine. Expect contemporary jazz flavours with a healthy nod to classic Hammond-led Blue Note and Prestige style. This is an exclusive Scottish date before they head off on a European tour. I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. l.ive batids every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground lloor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llptii—3ani. £3 (£2.50 with llyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Extremer popular night featuring post grunge like rock sounds.

I Century 2000 llpin—3ani. £5. ()ver His only. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.

I Club Latino at Assembly. Midnight—3am. £5 (£4). Latino latch onto the Festival vibe with their usual blend of Latin dance - with an added emphasis on Cuban sotiiids. As always. get there early to ensure entry to this exceptionally popular club. With l.atin dance classes every Sat morning at l0.30am.

I Dub ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. I0.30pm—3ani. Free. D.l Gal, l.ong atid guests playing dub. garage and house downstairs in City Two.

I Evol at The Music Box. l().30pm--4am. £3. liver popular itiglit of 60s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense. Always busy and guaranteed fun. Early arrival is recommended.

I ltatch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with liver). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. 80s and 90s indie datice.

I The Lane at The Lane. llpm—Iate. £5. Residents .loii Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.

I Litt at The .laffacake. |0.30piii—5ani. £7 (£5). lb Aug. Residents Euan and Paul with hard house. funky techno and acid trance at their temporary Festival home. Plus a live set from The Advent (Internal Records).

I loungin’ at Negociants. ‘)pm—3ani. Free. Fridays except the last Friday of the month. Yogi llaughtoti and assorted guests work their way througli ftiiik. soitl. swing. rap and hip hop. plus the odd bit of disco. iti the recently refurbished (it‘s getting bigger) Negociants basement.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—4aiii. £4 (£3). Every Thurs. Fri. Sat atid Sttti during Festival. Festival Mambo with Sir ()ssie dropping Latin. salsa. soca. calypso. African. reggae. zotik. ja/z. funk. rap and hip hop.

I Marley’s neggae ltlub at Cavendish. l0pm—4am. £4. The city"s longest- running reggae night (situated titi the middle floor of Cavendish) with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dtib and dancehall.

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I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (free before

I |.30pni for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I Mischiel Round Midnight at the Asbach Privat Club. Beck's Spiegeltent.

l l.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). Mon—Sat (except 24 and 2‘) Aug). A late-night emporium oi stylish and varied programmes to tempt twilight revellers. Live bands. speciality acts. and even audience members will perform at this beautiful venue. Special guests on l6. 2| and 22 are The Well ()iled Sisters. with their hooligan hillbilly cowgirl country songs.

I Peaches ’n’ Cream at Club Mercado. l0pm—4ani. £5 members. £6 non- tnembers. l6 Aug. Monthly. Residents Darren Daze and Gareth Somnierville with garage and house.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm—4ain. £4. Happy Hour cocktails

I lpm—midniglit. Long running 70s/80s night veering happily from funk and new wave to Rotno sounds.

I Pure at The Venue. l0.30pm—4am. £4 members. £6 guests. £5 members. £7 guests with a guest on two floors. £8 members. £ l0 guests with a guest on three floors. Middle and bottom lloors' every week except every fourth week when it's on three lloors with guest DIs. Pure is regarded as one of the country's premier clubs. where you're as likely to hear the deepest house as the hardest techno. The next three lloor extravaganza on Fri 23 (sixth birthday) features Marshall Jefferson and Dave Clarke alongside residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler atid The Bill.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—4am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Silky at Royal Chimes. I0pm—5am. £6. Residents Darren Daze (Peaches 'n’ Cream) and AI). on the party house tip at this phenomenal new club venue which looks like a hotel: two floors. massive chandeliers. huge mirrors. carpets. etc. It might be outi'ageously tacky btit it certainly beats skaiiking around in dirty. sweaty concrete caves like we used to. Dress smartly and atrive early. Pre-club party at Chestet'l'ield's below Chimes.

I Solelusion at The Honeycomb.

I lpm—5am. 2am curfew. £8 members. £7 iioti-menibers/NUS. l6 Aug. Monthly. The Fosters lce Edinburgh Clttb Festival present New York's highly-respected Dave Camacho and some seriously underground garage and house sounds. Residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton will be providing their usual uplifting attd soulful support. while Sugar Ray and Styler funk things tip old skool-style through the back. See Hit List.

I Soul City at The Attic. 9pm—4am. £4. l6 Aug. Monthly. Edinburgh's premier Northern Sotil night with [Ms laii Mac. Clia Watson and Tosh. Call the info line on b5‘) 5230 for more details.

I Soul Train at The Venue. l0.30piii—3atii. £5. lb Aug. Fortnightly. Disco Inferno residents MC ()tis. DJ Nick Silver and DJ Love with classics from Motown. Philly. etc.

l0T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 5—I0pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour (5—6.30pm). £I . drinks. £ l0 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music counesy of Trendy Wendy who manages to get the dancelloor packed and jumping as early as 6pm.

SD The List l6-22 Aug l‘)‘)b