From solo pop princess to UN peacekeeper, Geri Halliwell has spent time and effort affirming her post-Spice potential. In a one-off Scottish appearance c/o Borders, she bares her soul again with the launch of her autobiography If Only. You have to wonder what can be left to reveal after her near constant media presence and close-up documentary earlier this year. Don’t worry if you can’t afford both as the £16 ticket price includes a copy of the book. A bargain, probably.
Geri Halliwell appears at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow on Wed 73 Oct at 7pm. If Only is published by Bantam Press on Thu 27 Oct, priced f 76. 99.
What you can ’t afford to miss in the weeks ahead. Festivals: Aberdeen Alternative Festival It's far from grim up north as a host of interesting names grace the Granite City, including one-off performances from Malcolm McLaren and Jimmy Webb. See feature, page 85. Aberdeen: Fri 75—Sat 23 Oct. Film: Deep Blue Sea Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Renny Harlin outdoes Spielberg with this ’smart sharks' underwater thriller. See feature, page 10. General release from Fri 75 Oct. Music: Campag Velocet The frazzled beat-peddlers take their album Bon Chic Bon Genre on the road. The last great debut of the Millennium? You decide. See preview, page 37. Glasgow: King Tuts, Thu 74 Oct; Edinburgh: The Attic, Sat 16 Oct.
Art: International Festival Of Design Wayne Hemingway, Tomato, Red Lemon and Alberto Alessi are among those with designs on adding yet more style to Glasgow. See feature, page 109. Glasgow: International Festival Of Design, starts Fri 8 Oct.
Clubs: Slam And Bugged Out Present Manchester's Bugged Out and Glasgow’s Slam join forces for a night of the best techno, house, nu skool breaks and hip hop names. See preview, page 62. Glasgow: Queen Margaret Union, Sat 9 Oct.
Theatre: The Cosmonaut's Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union Following a spate of new plays in the past year, David Greig’s latest reflects upon the quest for human contact as two cosmonauts orbit the earth. See preview, page 53. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Thu 74 Oct—Sat 6 Nov.
Books: Sadie Plant Britain's number one cyberfeminist comes north to talk drugs and writing with the likes of Kevin Williamson and Paul Reekie. See preview, page 99. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Tue 72 Oct. Video: Black Cat, White Cat Palm d’Or-winning director Emir Underground Kusturica’s madcap magic realist tale of a Serb-Croatian gypsy community. See review, page 104. Available to buy on Mon 7 8 Oct.
7-21 Oct 1999 THE U3T3