Calder's Gilded Balloon 233 Cowgate. ()l3l 226 2 I 5 I. ()pen daily |0am—6pm (ttttlil .\l()lt 26 Jul): l0am—midnight (Tue 27 Jul» Mon 30 Aug). Also run GB” at ()ld l-‘isltntarket (‘losez GB at La Belle Angele; GB at the Honeycomb: and GB at the Palladium. Tickets for all Calder's Gilded Ballon venues and events at Observer Assembly and The Pleasance are also sold here.
The Pleasance 60 The Pleasance. 0l3| 5566550. 'l‘elepltone sales Mon—Fri
llant 6pm (Sat 24 Ju|~Sun l Aug); daily 9atn-- |0pm (.\|on 27-.\lon 30 Attg). Counter sales ||atn -6pm (Mon 2 & Tue 3 Aug); daily |0am- Iain (Wed 4—Mon 30Aug). Tickets for (‘alder's Gilded Balloon venues attd ()bser\ er Assembly are also sold here. Graffiti Mansfield Church. East London Street. 0| 3| 557 8330. Open daily during l-‘estival |latn—-2am (until Mon 3| Aug). Hill Street Theatre t9 Hill Street. 0131 2266522. ()pen daily during Festival |0am midnight.
Famous Grouse House 5 Chambers Street. 0l3l 2205606. Open daily during Festival 9.30atn— midnight.
Queen's Hall (‘lerk Street. ()l3l 668 20l9 (credit card line 667 7776). Open Mon—Sat l0am until l5 mitts alter start of last performance of the day. Open Sttn if there is a performance. The Queen's Hall is the main ho\ office for the Flux music festival. Princes Street Gardens and the Jazz & Blues Festival.
Beck‘s Famous Spiegeltent beside Scott Monument. Princes Street. ()l3l 225 9999. ()pen daily I |.00am—| |.30pm II'I'i 6 Attg - Sat 4 Sep).
Theatre Workshop 34 Hamilton Place. 0| 3| 226 5425. Open daily 9.30am—6pm (Mon 2»-Sun 8 Aug); daily 9.30am-l lpm (tmtil .\Ion 9-Mon 30 Attg).
Traverse Theatre Cambridge Street. 0|3I 228 I404. ()pen Mon l0ain—7.30pm. Tue-Sun |0atn—l lpm (until Mon 3| Aug). All venues also sell tickets for their own shows shortly before performances begin.
FRINGE SUNDAY Stilt l5 Aug. Ham—5pm in Holyrood Park. ()ne of the highlights of the Fringe. this free. family-orientated event attracts every sort of performer. front mime artists to brass bands. as well as crowds of upwards of l50.000 people.
Fri l3—Mon 30 Aug at Princes Street Gardens and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Bringing a much-needed infusion of top quality and inventive music to Edinburgh during Festival time. Flux now enters its third year. This year‘s line-up includes an opening concert featuring
Orbital and concludes with a rare Scottish
outing by Tindersticks. In between are gigs by John Cale. David Thomas and The Pale Orchestra. lvor Cutler. Marc Almond. The Fall. Nick Cave. Ken Kesey and a screenin ’ of Hitchcock‘s T/te Lodger. Tickets for Flux events are available in person from the Queen‘s Hall on ()I 3| 667 7776.
FESTIVAL CAVALCADE Sttn 8 Aug. 2. |5pm. Princes Street. Not the most inspiring of events but it still pulls the crowds with assorted fringe and community floats. numerous bands and a sprinkling of street performers.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL PREVIEW
. t o'sproduction of The Lower Depths at the
Edinburgh International Festival
ofchildren's events. The Book Festival is held in a purpose-built. canvas village in Charlotte Square. at the west end of the
- city‘s famous Georgian New Town.
' FILM FESTIVAL '
Sun l5-Sun 29 Aug. The Film Festival screens hundreds of films each year. with several world premieres and celebrity appearances in the mix. This year's retrospective is on French master Robert Bresson. and other highlights include young Scottish director Lynne Ramsay‘s Rareatcher. the truly terrifying Blair Witch Project. the controversial Romance and a Mirrorball session with music video maker Mike Mills and Air. Films are screened at: The Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road; Cameo. 38 Home Street; Dominion. Newbattle Terrace; ABC . Lothian Road: Odeon. 7 Clerk Street: UCI. Newcraighall Road: The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street; and Glasgow Film Theatre. l2 Rose Street.
FILM FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE
Tickets for all ﬁlms (except those at Glasgow Film Theatre) are available from Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 0|3| 623 8030 (information: 0|3| 229 2550). The box office is open for telephone bookings daily noon—8pm (Sat 24 Jul—Sat I4 Aug); daily llam—9pm (Sun |5—Sun 29 Aug): and to personal callers daily noon-8pm (Sat 3| Jul—Sat l4Aug): daily Ham—9pm (Sun |5-Sun 29 Aug).
Tickets for screenings at the GET are available in person or by calling 0|4l 332 8l28 (from Mon 26 Jul).
Tickets for screenings at other Film Festival venues can also be bought on the door on the day of the screening.
Sat l4-Mon 30 Aug. Now held annually. the Edinburgh Book Festival plays host to a plethora of book-related events. from authors of international repute to the best in new talent. and a separate programme
Admission to the site costs £2 (U ) for the day or £|5 (£l0) for the w hole seventeen days. Many events are free bttt ticketed: and there is an additional charge for most major author events. Concessions and other special ticket offers also apply. BOOK FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE
Tickets for all Book Festival events are available front 0|3I 624 5050. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm (until Mon 30 Aug). All credit card bookings are subject to L'l handling fee.
Tickets are also available from the Fringe Box Office (0| 3| 226 5 I38) or in person from:
James Thin Booksellers S7 (icot'ge Street. Open until Fri l3 Aug. Mon—Sal I0am—5.30pm.
Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens. Open Sat l4—Mon 30 Aug. daily 9.30am—8pm. Tickets for later events are available at the door.
JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Fri 30 Jul—Sat 8 Aug. See page 3| for fttll listings plus previews of the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival. Tickets for all concerts (except Van Morrison at the Playhouse. 0| 3| 557 2590) are available frotn the Queen‘s Hall. 0l3| 668 2019. and the Assembly Rooms. ()l 3| 220 4349. Tickets for concerts at the Hub are also available frotn the Festival Box Office. Httb. Castlehill. Royal Mile. Edinburgh EHI 2NE. ()l 3| 473 2000. Some tickets may be on sale on the door depending on availability.
Fri 6—Sat' 28 Aug. What started life as the Scottish forces contribution to the International Festival has now expanded to include military performers from throughout the world. Among this year‘s highlights on the Castle Esplanade are the Massed Pipes & Drums. the Tattoo Scottish Country Dancers and Missouri tnarching band. The Golden Eagles. MILITARY TATTOO BOX OFFICE Tickets are available by post. in person or by phone from the Tattoo Ticket Sales Office. 33—34 Market Street. Edinburgh EHI lQB.0l3l 225 ll88. Open Mon—Sat “lam—4.30pm (until Thu 5 Aug); Mon—Fri |0am—9pm. Sat l0am—|0.30pm (Fri 6—Sat 28 Aug)
0|3l 473 2000.
Festival Theatre: 0| 3| 529 6000. [Edinburgh Playhouse: 0|3| 557 2590. King's Theatre: 0|3| 529 6000 Queen's Hall: 0|3l 667 7776.
Usher Hall: 0|3| 228 “55.
FRINGE 0|3l 226 5l38.
Observer Assembly: 0l3l 226 2428. (‘alder's Gilded Balloon: 0l3l 226 2l5l. C Venue: 0l3| 225 5l05.
Graffiti: 0|3l 557 8330.
Famous Grouse House: 0l3| 220 5606. Hill St Theatre: 0| 3| 2266522. Pleasance: 0| 3| 556 6550.
Queen's Hall: 0| 3| 667 7776. Spiegeltent: 0|3| 225 9999.
Theatre Workshop: 0| 3| 226 5425. Traverse Theatre: 0I3l 228 I404.
0|3| 623 8030.
Dominion: 0|3| 447 477|.
('ameo: 0l3l 228 4|4l.
Glasgow Film Tlteatre: 0|4l 332 8l28. Odeon: 0870 5050 007
UCI: 08706 034 567.
BOOK Fesrtwtt — ()l3l (324 5050.
MILITARY TATTOO inst 225 |I88.
JAZZ a BLUES FESTIVAL 0l3l 668 20l9.
Umbrella home page for all Festivals ww wedinburghfestivals.co.uk
International Festival www.cif.co.uk
Book Festival www.cdbookfest.co.uk
Jazz 8: Blues Festival www.jazzmusic.co.ttk
Military Tattoo www.edintattoo.co.ttk
Observer Assembly www.observer-assenthy.com Calder's Gilded Balloon wwwgilded-ballooncouk
C Venue www.artsworks.demon.co.uk/cvenues Graffiti
The Famous Spiegeltent www.cdnet.co.uk/~spiegelmaestro Pleasance
Theatre Workshop www.theatreworkshopcdnet.co.uk Traverse Theatre www.traverse.co.uk
Other useful numbers
Tourist Information (general) 0| 3| 557 | 700.
Tourist Info (accommodation) 0l3l 333 2167 (Edinburgh Airport): 0| 506 844600 (West Lothian):
0|3l 653 6l72 (East Lothian).
Festival Beds ()l3l 225 |l0|.
National Rail Enquiries 0345 48 49 50.
22 Jul—S Aug 1999 THE‘UST”