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Morphogenesis is at Tramway, Glasgow on Fri 23 Jan, and is followed by Playtime at Glasgow School of Art. A bus will ferry audiences to the club event. See Clubs listings, page 75 and Art listings, page 85.

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Banish mid-winter blues with this little lot.

Filszitanic Shlp. Iceberg. You know the rest. James Cameron takes time out from his trademark hi-tech action movres for a romantic drama With period epic trappings. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as the doomed lovers. See feature, page 24 and revrew, page 39 On general release from Fri 23.

Music: Celtic Connections More shenanigans of a Celtic nature as Glasgow's largest music festival continues on its merry way for the fifth year. Brace yourselves for Dougie MacLean, Carlos Nunez and Salsa Celtica among many others See separate Celtic Connections section, page 30. Glasgow: various venues until Sun 7 Feb.

Theatre: The Government Inspector Madcap energy, big laughs and biting satire are the hallmarks of this magnificent new version of the classic RUSSIan comedy, which has been reworked for Scottish accents by John Byrne, and features a mostly Scottish cast. See prevrew, page 65. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre, Tue 3—Sat 7 Feb.

Theatre: The Relapse Kicking off a big new season at the Citz, Philip Prowse's colourful rendition of the Vanbrugh sex comedy features a superb cast and a characteristically audacious desrgn, See revrew, page 68. Glasgow: Citizens’ Theatre, unti/ Sat 37 Jan.

Art: Natural Science Alan Thomson, Gerhard Lang and Cornelia Parker examine the boundaries and links between soence and nature. Parker hit the headlines earlier this year when she suggested NASA send a meteor back into space. She blew up a shed once, you know. See prevrew, page 82. Edinburgh: Stills Gallery, Tue 27 Jan—27 lvlar.

Music: Kirov Orchestra One of the world’s truly great orchestras returns to Scotland after its astonishing Edinburgh International Festival performances in 1997. Valery Gergiev conducts an all RuSSian programme. This Will be one of the year’s musical highlights. See ClaSSical & Opera listings, pages 62—63. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 30 Jan.

23 Jan—5 Feb 1998 THE ll8T3