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Dance Base at TSB Hogmanay House

The Dance Base presentation Dance India combines the cool beauty of South Indian dance styles Bharatnatyam and Mohinyyattam with contemporary dance. An exciting alternative to Hogmanay tartan. Dance Base tales place at TSB Hogamanay House, the festival's newest venue which IS running a programme of entertainment inspirated by the House's summer Festival incarnation, The Famous Grouse House.

Dance Base, T58 Hogmanay House, 5 Chambers Street, Tue 29 81 Wed 30

Dec, 9.30pm; Sat 2 Jan, 70pm.

Listings are divided into time bands. Unless otherwise stated, all events are free. For events requiring tickets, see details on page 14.

Starting before 4pm

Winter Wonderland liast Princes Street (iardens. |0am l0pm. £4.50(£3.50 without skate hire); £3.50 for under 12s including skate hire. £ l 2.50 family ticket. Ice skate in the open air to seasonal songs and warm yourself with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

Hogmanay Carnival Waterloo Place.

I lam l lptn. Winter fairground thrills in the heart of the city for all the family. New Year At The Palace Palace of Holyrood House. ('anongate. l lam» 4pm. £5.30 (():\P £3.70. under 17s £2.60). Light classical concert in the Picture (iallery. piping hot soup. haggis and croissants served in the Mews and an exhibition: Queen Victoria's Travels And Her Family. Watercolours From The Royal (‘ollection What more could one want‘.’

Handel's Messiah Festival Theatre.

noon 3pm. £7 l7.50 (concessions and block bookings available). The lidinburgh Royal (‘horal l'nion’s debut at the Festival Theatre in their annual and eagerly anticipated New Year performance of Handel. Featuring soprano Felicity Hammond and conductor David (‘hernaik The Unbelievany Terrific Circus Show Starring YOU! Atrium. Traverse Theatre. (‘ambridge Street. 1 lam lpm and

2.30 4.30pm. £3.50. Learn juggling. unicycling. rola-bola and diabolo. Try clowning. tumbling. tightrope walking and the bed of nails. Total participation for everyone.

Hogmanay Hootfest II The Stand (‘omedy ('lub. 5 York Place. I- 3pm. [.unchtime laughs with improvisation. stand—up comedy. games and prizes.

Puss In Boots Adam House Theatre. (‘hambers Street. 2pm. £6 (£4). Lively

Stage production of the well-known fairy tale with a one-man band and audience participation.

Christmas On Mars Bedlam Theatre. 2.30 4.30pm and 7.309.30pm. Forrest Road. £7 (£5 ). Adult theatre with Harry Kondoleon's humorous tale of four dysfunctional friends mixed up in lies. deceit and present giving.

Starting 4—6pm

The Chipolatas TSB Hogmanay House. 5 (‘hambers Street. 4pm. £5.50 (£3.50). (‘hildrens' show catering for 2 10 year olds featuring a lively mixture of songs. comedy and juggling.

Starting 6-8pm

Ho manay Hootfest ll, Useless Guide To Scotland The Stand (‘omedy Club. 5 York Place. 6 7. l0pm. £5 (£4). Bill Dewar and Brian Hennignan's Fringe hit. an alternative historical/sociological guide to Scotland with highlights including the ‘Scottish Vietnam Iixperience' and the ‘Buddha ()f Bathgate‘.

Starting 8—10pm

Hogmanay Hootfest II, The Bob Doolally Show The Stand (‘omedy (‘lub. 5 York Place. 8 9.30pm. £5 (£4). The very nearly man of Scottish football returns with his own home-grown brand of filth and innuendo.

Dance India TSB Hogmanay House. 5 (‘hambers Street. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Contemporary dance with the Dance Base troupe.

Starting after 10pm Hogmanay Hootfest II The Stand (‘omedy (‘lub. 5 York Place.

10.30pm- l2.45am. £6 (£4). Five act extravaganza with comedians Parrot. Kevin Hayes. John Flint. Paul McNeil] and compere Jane .‘ylackay.