.. . and The Kosh at the Fringe . ..


Scottish Screen Edinburgh International Film Festival is also 50 years old this year, featuring a Wide range of cinematic events from a IPITOSDCCIIVO of films by B Mowe king Edgar G. 'tJlmer to world premieres of new films, from shorts to full-length features, from complete unknowns to superstars. The Film Festival runs Sun 10-Stir124 August, and offers mowes, filmmakers' forums and star appearances. Films are screened at the Filmhouse, the Cameo, the Dominion, the ABC Lothian Road, the new ABC Wester Hailes, the Odeon, the UCI and the Glasgow Film Theatre.


Tickets for all films (except those at Glasgow Film Theatre) (an be bOught in perSon at the Filirihouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh lnfoririation 0131 229 2550 The box office is open daily 9am 9pm (noon 9pm until Sun 10) Telephone bookings can be made On 0131 467 8855, 9am-8pm (noon-8pm until Sun 10).

Tickets for screenings at Glas ow Film Theatre can only be boug it from the venue, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6R8, 0141 332 8128

Tickets for screenings at other Film Festival venues can also be bouth on the door on the day of the screening.


. . . George Melly at the Book Festival. . .


Until this year, Edinburgh's literary festival has always been a biennial event. Starting this year, it is intended to become annual. The Book Festival brings well known authors from all over the world to read from and discuss their work. All events take place in Charlotte Square, at the west end of the city centre. The Book Festival runs Sat 9—Mon 25 Aug. Admission to the site costs £1.50 (75p) for the day or £15 (£7.50) for the whole seventeen days. Many events are free but ticketed; and there is an additional charge for most of the major author events. For information, call 0131 220 3991.


Tickets for all Book Festival events are available by post from EBF, Box 0, Scottish Book Centre, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 18G; or by phone using a credit card on 0131 220 3990.

Tickets for Book Festival events are also available in person from:

James Thin Booksellers 57 George Street. Open from Mon 28 Jul, Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—5pm, Frin e Office, 180 High Street,

Edin urgh, 0131 226 5138. Open for bookings in person 10am ~7pni; or by phone 9am—9pm (10am—6pm until Mon 28 Jul).


This outdoor military spectacular takes place at Edinburgh Castle, With plenty of ceremonial pageantry, massed pipes and drums and display teams from around the world. This year’s Tattoo features 1000 performers from four continents, With the Royal Navy and Royal Marines also playing a leading

7 role. There Will also be a Fanfare and a

Finale tribute in honour of the golden wedding celebrations of the Queen and Prince Philip The Tattoo runs until Sat 23 Aug, Mon Fri 9pm, Sat 7.30pm and 10.30pm

MILITARY TATTOO BOX OFFICE Tickets are available by post, in person or b phone from the Military Tattoo Booking Office, 34 tslarket Street, Edinburgh EH1 1080131 225 1188. Open Mon—Fri 10am—9pm, Sat 10arn-71030pm


The Edinburgh international Jazz 8t Blues Festival is a ten-day prograrrime of concerts and clubs, bringing high— profile names to town, alongside some of the finest Scottish musicians The Jazz & Blues Festival runs until Sun 10 Aug. For full details, see pages 52 54

JAZZ 8r BLUES FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE Tickets for all Jazz 8 Blues Festival events can be purchased from the Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, 0131 668 2019 Credit card bookings 0131667 7776.

Tickets for Jazz 8: Blues Festival events are also available in person from these venues

Usher Hall

Lothian Road, 0131 228 1155,

Tron Jazz Cellar

Hunter S uare, 0131 2201550, Cafe Gra itti

Mansfield Place Church, East London

3 Street, 0131 557 8003


Tourist Information (general) 01315571700.

Tourist Info (accommodation) 0131 333 2167 (Edinburgh Airport); 01506 844 600 (West Lothian), 0131 653 6172 (East Lothian)

National Rail Enquiries 0345 48 49 50.


International Festival

0131473 2000.

Festival Theatre: 0131 529 6000. Edinburgh Playhouse: 0131 557 2590. King's Theatre: 0131 220 4349. Queen’s Hall 0131 667 7776.

Usher Hall 0131 2281155


0131226 5138.

Assembly: 0131 226 2428. Famous Grouse House 0131 220 5606

Fringe Club. 0131 650 4673. Gilded Balloon: 0131 226 2151. Pleasance: 0131 556 6550. Queen’s Hall' 0131 668 2019. Theatre Workshop: 0131 226 5425. Traverse Theatre: 0131 228 1404.

Film Festival 0131467 8855.

Dominion. 0131 447 4771 Filmhouse 0131 467 8855.

Cameo 01312284141


Glasgow Film Theatre: 0141 332 8128 Odeon:0131668 2101 UCI: 0131 669 0711/0990 888 990.

Military Tattoo 01312251188.


Umbrella home page for all Festivals http://www.go-edinburgh.co.uk

International Festival http://www.ed.ac.uk./~eif/

Fringe http://www.edfringecom

Film Festival http://www.edfilmfest .org . uk

Book Festival http'//www.go-edinburghco.uk

Military Tattoo http://www edintattoo couk/


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