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SCOTTISH WRITERS AIMS to raise teenage awareness of their literary

Summer festival frenzy is upon us. '3, .‘g '3’ ,‘e 1 _ '- . .1 heritage with the launch ofa Rumours about T in the Park and a ‘l f i ‘2 ;3_ . . . * w l . £500,000 project that will see 36 two-day event on Glasgow Green, ‘5 ‘l l . ' ~ ~. V ,1 different Scottish books distributed provisionally titled The Gig On The ' " 5 i 1 4 t - ' = i v r " throughout 400 schools nationwide.

Green and to be headlined by Oasis, are rife but the promoters of the two festivals are remaining relatively tight-lipped.

Geoff Ellis, spokesman for DF Concerts, the organisers of T in the Park, would not confirm who is to appear at their two-day festival in Balado on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July, despite newspaper reports stating Travis are booked to headline. Other bands mooted to be appearing at the Perthshire weekender are Eurythmics, Beta Band, Texas, All Saints, Macy Gray and Idlewild. All will be revealed at T in the Park’s official launch, currently scheduled for Tuesday 14 March at an unspecified location in Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. Also Glasgow. ’We are pleased with the . , . , I. , . . _ . , included are Eileen Dunlop's The depth of variety across the stages,’ The men who will visit Baladownavis House On The Hill and Lewis Grassic says Ellis. 'Things are shaping up " Gibbon’s The Speak Of The Mearns nicely, and it looks like we will have seven stages, at and Gomez for Glasgow Green but, like T in the Park, which have been specially least.’ nothing will be officially announced until the launch of republished by Canongate and

Details for The Gig On The Green are sketchy at the gigs during March. As far as competition between Polygon, respectively. present, but the line up is expected to be made up the two rival promoters, neither Regular nor DF showed SCOT-“SH OPERA FOR All, the predominantly from the already announced bills for the any signs of concern on sales for tickets to their Opera's education unit, is going to Reading and Leeds Festivals; all three events occur over respective festivals. Helsinki to Celebrate its City Of the same weekend. Oasis and Primal Scream should top ‘We do not worry about the beer festival in Balado,‘ ' Culture award. The unit Will be the first day, while Stereophonics are tipped to head the declared Mackie, boldly. DF were also keen to point out: accompanied by 32 North Ayrshire other. Promoters Regular Music were remaining silent ’No one worries when a show gets announced at lbrox children who will perform a music over details. 'There will be a major new music festival in or the SECC, and no one worried when Oasis played theatre piece entitled The Turn of Glasgow,’ said Mark Mackie of Regular. ‘It will take their dates at Loch Lomond a few years ago. This is a The Tide as the centrepiece of the place on Glasgow Green, but all details of it will be city centre gig and is very different to T in the Park. I’m city's lmemational Conference 0,,

Multiple copies of the books will be available in secondary school libraries, but Scottish Writers also goes hi-tech with a CD-ROM and website at Launched in Glasgow with Scottish Arts Council Lottery funding, the Scottish Writers reading list was compiled from a not so short selection of 500 books submitted by Scottish children. Mixing contemporary and classic literature in Scots, Gaelic and English languages, the final list includes A.L. Kennedy's 50 [Am Glad and Muriel Spark's The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, Bernard Mac Laverty's Grace Notes and Robert Louis Stevenson's

revealed in the next two weeks.’ sure both shows will be very successful.’ Mark Mackie Creativity And The child on Friday l Recent reports have suggested that approaches have concluded saying: ’It will be a great summer for music 17 March, The piece will be l been made to Ocean Colour Scene, Placebo, Foo Fighters fans in Scotland.’ (Mark Robertson) performed at London’s Millennium

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SlGNALLlNG THE STATE of things to

,., ' chain (recently acquired b, French come, ebusmess experts k 9"?“ UGC C'nemas) IS due to Open ‘3 WebScotland have designed and 7 . third in Glasgow's crty centre in developedacorporate website for ,_ i I , {Egg-f December, The West Nile Street Global Video, which will be able to

location wrll house eighteen screens over fourteen floors.

In Edinburgh, planning permission has recently been granted for Warner Village’s long planned multiplex to be situated at the top of Leith Walk beside the Edinburgh Playhouse. Construction of the complex will be underway soon With a proposed opening date of i December 2001. The chain's first 5 rr;ult:plex in Scotland’s central belt will l feature twelve screens and a foyer, the design of which will be based on a 3

provide on-line customers with any film currently available on the market. WebScotland’s work makes Global Video the only video/DVD concern currently providing this service in the UK. The web address is www.globa|

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The capital's newest cinema: Virgin Megaplex, Fountainpark Hollywood soundslage‘ l Scotland's already Vibrant film gomg great acclaim in the early 903. And in It's debatable whether Edinburgh culture is about to be further nourished line With the creatrvrty is the and Glasgow need yet more

by the arrival of two more multiplex commerce; Cinema attendance is Cinemas, especially those screening cinemas, adding another 30 screens to healthier than ever and the Vlfgd't and predominantly mainstream American the nation’s two largest Cities. The Warner Village Cinemas chains are films. But then there's a healthy renaissance of Scottish filmmaking has capitalising on that fact. appi‘ecration of film in the cities; a fact been almost constantly trumpeted With new multiplexes up and running Warner and Virgin are no doubt fully since Trainspotting was released to in Edinburgh and Dundee, the Virgin aware of, (Miles Fielder)

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