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It’s electric, That’s what the Judges of the National Lighting Design Awards thought of this colour-changing lighting scheme for the Scottish Power sub- station at Dewar Place in Edinburgh. Created by Edinburgh-based designers Jonathan Speirs & Associates, the former ’eyesore’ has been made to look so cheerin futuristic that it won the Budding/Structure Lighting category in the Awards. Who said the future's bleak?

Resident Evil 2

Behind you . . . That’s one place you can’t afford to look, even for a second, when you’re playing the smash-hit new zombie Video game. The sequel to Resident Evil sold 18 million copies on its first day of release in Japan, and looks set to be a massive seller here too. Zombie mowe maestro George A. Romero has directed the Japanese ad for the game, but it's way too scary to be shown here. Never fear, here’s a speCial clip for all you gore fans. Resrdent Evil 2 is released on Wed 29 Apr, priced f 4 9. 99. See review,

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Ines Sastre, star of Antonioni’s Beyond The Clouds and current face of Lanccbme, drops into Scotland for this year’s Italian Film Festival _ In The Best Man, she plays a young woman who is so unhappy about her forthcoming wedding, she's hoping her fiante's best friend can become her saviour The film, by veteran director Pupi Avati, was chosen as Italy’s contender for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, and heads up a strong selection of Italian pretriieres. There's also a short retrospective of Cinema Paradiso director, Guiseppe Tornatore.

The Italian Film Festival is at the Glasgow Film Theatre and Edinburgh Fi/mhouse from Fri 77 Apr. The Best Man screens on Sat 78 and Sun 79. See Film listings and index for details.

The third Glasgow Art Fair is expected to attract even more Visitors than the 13,000 culture vultures who flocked to last year's show. Comprising exhibitions from more than 40 of Britain’s best art dealers, the Fair aims to showcase the cream of British artists. With prices for original works starting from as low as £50, you could strike lucky and pick up a piece by a young artist that'll pay for your holiday home in Barbados in five year’s time. If not, it'll always look good on yOur wall,

The Glasgow Art Fair, George Square,

Thu 76—Sun 79 Apr See art listings for details.