Introduction The List's Guide to the 1999 Edinburgh Festival

shows end later. The Edinburgh International Festival continues until 4 September, but the Film Festival and the Book Festival end on 29 and 30 August respectively.

Other events we'll be casting our expert eyes over include the Flux Festival of contemporary music (part of the Fringe) and Planet Pop, an independent rock and pop festival. We’ve also got details on the exhibitions at all of the city's art galleries.

Enjoy . . .

Welcome to the third of four special Festival issues of The List. As the only locally based publication entirely devoted to arts and entertainments, we are ideally placed to help you decide what to see. During the Festival, we publish weekly on Thursdays.

The Edinburgh Festival includes several major festivals, all taking place in August. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world, running officially until 30 August, although some

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TOP TWENTY On page 4 we give our hottest tips for the very best Festival events taking place this week When you’re planning your Festival, start

on a first come, first served basis See pages Hand 29 for full details

FESTIVAL LISTINGS SUPPLEMENT Inside this issue, you’ll find a comprehensive, pull-out

whrc h you can find after the time-band sections The Club and Art sec trons include full listings as well as revrews and prevrews

REVIEWS AND PREVIEWS Events that we have revrewecl



here THEATRE, DANCE, COMEDY and KIDS To help your daily

are assessed for quality and given one-to-frve stars according to how good our

guide to every event taking place during the \V(‘(‘I\ TICKETS 8r INFORMATION

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critic thinks they are Our prevrews highlight events which we have not been able to revrew before the Festival, but which we think will be worth seeing Prevrews are not given a star rating

HIT LISTS The first page in each section includes our main recornrnenclatrons for

Essential phone numbers and details of all the prac ticalrtres you need to know can he found on pages 2 and 3 of the Festival listings supplement CITY MAP A colour map of central Edinburgh, with venues clearly marked, rs published on pages 36 and 37 of the Festival listings supplement

plannrng, our coverage of theatre, dance, comedy and krds' events is drvrded into six time-bands, from 9am until late at night Each section covers the most interesting shows in that time-band FILM, MUSIC, CLUBS, BOOKS and ART Each of these rs covered in a separate sec tron,

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