229 2550. The box office is open daily 9am—9pm. Telephone bookings can be made on 0131 467 8855, 9am—8pm. Tickets for screenin s at Glasgow Film Theatre can only be ought from the venue, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB,0141332 8128.

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


Until this year, Edinburgh’s literary festival has always been a biennial event. Starting this year, it will take place annually. The Book Festival brings 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 until 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 0131220 3991.


Tickets for all Book Festival events are available by post from EBF, Box O, Scottish Book Centre, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1BG; or by credit card on 0131 220 3990. Tickets for Book Festival events are also available in person from:

James Thin Booksellers 57 George Street. Open Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 1am—5pm.

Frin e Office, 180 High Street,

Edin urgh, 0131 226 5138. Open for bookings in person 10am—7pm, or by phone 9am—9pm.


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 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 from the Military Tattoo Booking Office, 34 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 10B, 0131 225 1188. Open Mon—Fri 10am—9pm; Sat loam—10.30pm.


International Festival

0131 473 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 228 1155.


0131226 5138.

Assembly: 0131 226 2428. Famous Grouse House:

0131220 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. Dominion10131 447 4771. Filmhouse 0131 467 8855. Cameo: 0131 228 4141. Glasgow Film Theatre: 0141 332 8128 Odeon:0131668 2101 UCI:0131669 0711/ 0990 888 990.

Military Tattoo 01312251188.


Tourist Information (general) 0131 557 1700

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.


Umbrella home pa e for all Festivals http://wwwgo-edin urghcouk

International Festival http://wwwedacuk./~eil/

Ffinge http://wvAv.edfringe.com

Film Festival http://www.edfilmfestorg.iik

Book Festival http://wwwgo-edinburgh.co.uk

Military Tattoo http://wwwedintattooco.uk/


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Your chance to see some of the best shows in this year’s festival! You may claim as many different offers as you wish, but only one pair of tickets per show on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Please take the whole of the magazine along with you each time. All offers are subject to availability and the individual management’s decision is final. Tickets should be picked on the day of the perfor- mance in each case.



Free tickets from 14-17 August at 4.00pm. Tickets should be picked up from The Pleasance box office from 11am. Five pairs of tickets per night.


Free tickets on 15th and 18th August at 12.15pm. Tickets should be picked up from the Gilded Balloon box office from 10am. Five pairs of tickets for each night.


Free tickets on 17th and 18th August at 8.00pm. Tickets should be picked up from The Queen’s Hall box office from 9.30am. Five pairs of tickets for each night.


Free tickets on 19th August at 7.30pm. Tickets should be picked up from the site box office at The Big Top, Leith Links from 6.30pm. Five pairs of tickets available.


FABER & FABER SCREENPLAY Free tickets for the SURPRISE FILM at The Odeon, South Clerk Street, on 19th August at 10.30pm. Tickets should be picked up at the Central Box Office at The Filmhouse from 9.30am. 10 pairs of tickets avail- able.

Those attending the Surprise Film will also win either a limited edition set of Tarantino screenplays or a copy of David Lynch’s latest screen- play Lost Highway, thanks to Faber & Faber.

15—21 Aug 1997 THE usn