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SCOTTISH ARTS NETWORK (formerly SALVO) has issued all prospective candidates for the Scottish Parliament with a manifesto of its own. The document calls upon MSPs whatever their party to adopt a number of policies relating to the country's cultural life.

Among the issues addressed is the administration of public funding. The network believes that current bodies such as Scottish Screen, Scottish Museums and the SAC should be replaced or at least re- organised with a ’simpler and more transparent system’. They further advocate the appointment of a Minister Of Culture, Arts and Broadcasting. Although at present the parliament has no influence in television and radio, the manifesto insists this should be remedied immediately: whether Stuart Cosgrove, for one, agrees, is another matter (see main article).

The document’s primary objective however, is to foster an atmosphere where public funding of the arts is viewed as investment, rather than subsidy. The issues raised will be discussed by candidates at public meetings in their constituencies, including one at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on Tue 27 Apr, at 7pm.

MYSTERIOUS FRANCO-SCOTTISH comic creators known only as Metaphrog celebrate the publication of Strange Weather Late/y: Volume 1 with a musical evening downstairs at The 13th Note Cafe, Glasgow on Thu 22 Apr, from 8pm. The collection features the first six issues of the comic, which chronicles the ’surreal yet unnervineg real' world of Martin Nitrain. As well as the musical

Packing them in: Under The Duvet DJ Alan from Joy

I event, the duo will be signing

copies of this and their other

publications at Edinburgh's f Deadhead on Fri 16 Apr and at next

month's Scottish Comic, Card & Collectibles Fair in Glasgow (see next issue for details).

CLUB AND COMEDY charity Easter

shindig Under The Duvet - which

featured sets by 015 from Joy, Taste, and Luvely among others was beset by problems. Organiser lain Macdonald has apologised to disgruntled punters for overcrowding and dysfunctional toilets: ’I was responsible for the programming and miscalculated the number of people who wanted to be in the Potterrow at the same time. I changed the music policy around in an attempt to give people what they wanted and for most it

worked. Unfortunately, some did

not get to see what they had paid

for and for that I am truly sorry.’


3 WYLIE unveiled his latest work in

Govan earlier this month. The Govan Fair Association commissioned the piece twelve months ago, in the hope of providing the community with a permanent symbol of its own hopes and aspirations. Wylie designed a 15ft tall ship’s bow, complete with a

I champagne battle, which he

entitled The Launch. The piece was then built by workers at the Kvaerner Govan shipyard. After the yard's recent closure was announced, Wylie expressed concern, saying: ’I hope this will be a monument to the ships that will be built, rather than ships that have been built.’

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR . . . the line up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which could include Scottish filmmaker Lynn Ramsey's feature debut Ratcatcher.