SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT OPENING
4 The Garden Party
West Princes Street Gardens. 7.30-1 lpm. £l6.50/£l4.50. A rock concert headlined by Garbage. direct from their European dates. playing their first gig in singer Shirley Manson‘s home town and their last on the Version 2.0 tour. The impressive line-up also features List favourites ldlewild and The Delgados. plus surprise guests.
Opera In The Gardens East Princes Street Gardens. 8.30-l().30pm. £10. The biggest open air classical concert ever per- formed in Scotland features soloists from Scottish Opera and 80 musicians from Scotland‘s national orchestras.
Donald Maxwell (baritone) and
Catriona Smith (soprano) are conduct-
ed by James MacMillan and Richard Armstrong. Guest solo performance by Karen Mathieson of Capercaillie. The repertoire includes An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise. ‘Jewel Song' from Faust. ‘The Merry Widow Waltz' and ‘Flower Of Scotland'. Wine. champagne and picnic boxes will be available. People should bring their own seating or rugs.
The Big Hooley
Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm—late. £12.50. A live ceilidh running well into the small hours featuring The Boys Of The Lough with Aly Bain. The Robert Fish
Band. Ceolbeg and Callanish Ceilidh Band.
Parliament Square (assembly point)/Princess Street (finale). 10.45pm. Free. A spectacular street theatre finale to the celebrations. with world renowned French inter- active theatre company Transe Express. The Marseilles-based com- pany. working with 50 local young people. will perform the world pre- miere of their new show. Drunmting Up The Nation. assembling at Parliament Square where a proces- sion will move towards Princes Street for the finale. which involves some unusual ﬁreworks.
On the fiddle: costume designs for Transe Express
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Unique Events. organisers of
Edinburgh‘s Hogmany festivities. and their associate company L'Z in Glasgow
have co-ordinated the celebrations.
These will held around the Parliament building. The Mound. Princes Street and the Gardens (East and West). and atop
Calton Hill on the evening of
Wednesday 30 June and throughout
Thursday 1 July.
Tickets for The Garden Party. the Opera In The Gardens and The Big Hooley can be purchased via the Credit Card Hotline (0870 739 9111); from TicketLine at the Assembly Rooms. George Street (0131 220 4349); from Virgin (Edinburgh). Princes Street (0131 220 3234) and Virgin (Glasgow). Argyle Street (0141 204 5151); Edinburgh and Scotland Info Centre. Waverley Centre Princes Street
(in person only); and Ripping Records. South Bridge (in person. Garden Party Tickets only). All tickets carry a £1 booking fee. All other events are free. For tie-in exhibitions. see Arts Listings. The Scottish
Parliament General Information
Line is 08700 507507.
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