H 0 g m a H festival events
Listings are divided into time bands. Unless otherwise stated, all events are free. To gain admission to the Virgin and McEwan's Street Party (details on pages 8 and 9), you must have an authorised pass. For events requiring tickets. see details on page 14.
Starting before 4pm
Winter Wonderland liast Princes Street (iardens. 10am 5pm. £4.50 (without skate hire £3.50);
£3.50 for under 12s
family. Ice skate
in the open air to
Sift through the
(’hristmas hair crafts
and gifts stalls while
warming yourself with
mulled wine and
I lam l2.30am. Winter
fairgrotmd thrills in the
heart of the city for all the
The New Year Sprint Mendtmtmnk Stadium. 1 lam 4.30pm. £5 (£1 for under 16s. £10 family). Britain’s oldest I I30 years) athletic eycnt at which litiropean champ Dougie Walker will attempt to
break a World Record. The l00m sprint. with £3500 pri/e. is supported by other track eyents Iagainst which ‘side hets‘ are welcome). an indoor Highland Dancing (’ompetition and childrens' actiyities. The Unbelievany Terrific Circus Show Starring YOU! Atrium. Tray erse 'I‘heatre. (‘amhridge Street. I Iain Ipm and 2.30 4.30pm. £3.50. Learn juggling. unicycling. rola—hola and diaholo. Try clowning. tumbling. tightrope walking and the bed of nails. Total participation for eyeryone. Hogmanay Hootfest II The Stand ('omedy ('Iuh. 5 York Place. I 3pm. Lunchtime laughs with improyisation. stand-up comedy. games and pri/es. Christmas On Mars Bedlam Theatre. l‘orrest Road. 2.30 4.30pm. £7 (£5). Adult theatre with Harry Kondoleon‘s humorous tale of four dysfunctional friends mixed tip in lies. deceit and present giying.
The Chipolatas TSB llogmanay Hottse. 5 (’hamhers Street. 4pm. £5.50 (£3.50). ('hildrens' show catering for 2 10 year olds featuring a Iiyely mixture of songs. comedy and juggling.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ! NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Come and join tﬂe Party!
Thursday 31 December 6.00pm Approximate finishing time 7.45pm
Get a FREE Street Party pass when you book your ticket (one pass per ticket)
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Box Office 0131 529 6000 For a free brochure phone 0141 225 3556
Candlelit Concert I The Cathedral
A feast of festive (,Iassmal musn, from Handel to Hazell, Wliii the Choir of St. Giles' and the Stotttsh Chamber Orchestra, Candle/It Concert In The Cathedral St Giles Cathedral, High Street, 7.30 9pm.
The Hogmanay Gala I-‘esttutl Theatre. Nicholson Street. () 7.45pm. £7 £19.50. The outstanding Royal Scottish National Orchestra. featuring soprano Rosalind Sutherland and conductor Martin Andre. perform an cyening of well-toyed Scottish fa\‘out‘ites including Malcolm :\rnold\ ‘Scottish Danccs‘. Hamish .\tac('unn's ‘|.and ()f The Mountain .-\nd Hood and Peter Maxwell Dayies's ‘:\u ()rkney Wedding With Sunrise’. Hogmanay Hootfest II, Useless Guide To Scotland The Stand (‘otnedy- ('luh. 5 York Place. 0 7 “Into "5 II' 1' Hill
Dewar and Brian llennigan's Iiringe hit. an alternatiye historical/socit)Iogical guide to Scotland with highlights including the ‘Scottish Vietnam tixperience’ and the ‘Buddha ()f Bathgate'.
Candlelit Concert In The Cathedral St (iiles ('athedral. High Street. 7.30 9pm. £ It). Brass. percussion. choir and organ combine as the Scottish (‘hamher ()rchestt‘a joins forces with the ('hoir of St (iiles'. Programme includes music by Handel. (‘hris [la/ell and others culminating with John Ruttcr's ‘(iloria‘.
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LIVE AT GLASGOW stscc Saturday 23rd January 1999 SE09 Box Office: 0141 287 7777
Tickets: Glasgow; Candleriggs, Virgin 8. Way Ahead 0141 339 8383. Edinburgh; Virgin 8. Ripping. Dundee; Grouchos. Perth; Goldrush. Coach Travel hotline 0131 226 6157. Credit cards 08707300 247.
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