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TESSA JACKSON HAS BEEN APPOINTED to take over from Seona Reid as Director of the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) in October. The 43-year-old has been director of the prestigious Arnolfini arts organisation in Bristol for the last eight years and was a key figure in Glasgow's City of Culture 1990 programme. Jackson’s involvement with different art forms, and on both sides of the funding fence, make her a wise choice for the SAC. ’I think the arts in Scotland are extremely strong,’ Jackson told The List. ’I have always enjoyed the fact that in Scotland the arts are very much integrated into a broader view of culture and life. That to me is important.’
CALLING ALL MASOCHISTS . . . If you wish to combine your need to be abused with latent exhibitionist tendencies, why not chance your luck as a participant on The People Vs Jerry Sadowitz. The Channel 5 hit (and how often do you hear those words in the same sentence?) is coming to Glasgow (12 Jun) and Jerry needs all the volunteers/ victims he can get. If you fancy incurring the Sadowitz wrath, or even feel you can outwit the host, call 0845 606 6102 (local rate charged).
NEW RADIO STATION Beat 106 has named Bobby Hain as its Managing Director. The 35-year-old will leave his post as programme director at Virgin Radio to co-ordinate the station’s launch this autumn. The List is part of the consortium behind
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Beat 106, which promises to bring an exciting mix of new music and the latest from the dance world to the airwaves of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the central belt. Hain's previous posts include a stint as breakfast show presenter on Radio Forth and as head of music for Clyde 1 FM, so his new gig represents a homecoming. His time at Virgin probably represents the best testament to his abilities, however, since anyone who can keep Chris Evans happy must be doing something right. More appointments will be announced in the coming weeks.
CASH PRIZES OF £1000 each have been secured by the winning authors of this year’s SAC Spring Books. The awards go to poet Jackie Kay for her fiction debut Trumpet, Robin Jenkins for Mathew and Sheila, and W.N. Herbert for his poetry in The Laurelude. Michel Faber completes the list of winners with his short story collection Some Rain Must Fall. Faber is no stranger to collecting prizes, having picked up the Scotland on Sunday short story award in 1996 for Fish.
GAY MEN’S HEALTH, the Edinburgh based voluntary agency which works tirelessly in the name of HIV prevention are looking for feedback from men in Mid and East Lothian regarding the services and information — or lack of same — available to them. If you have a comment to make, call in confidence and speak to Mike or Will on 0131558 9444.
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