There's one in a Glasgow bookies, another at the Lockerbie trial, yet another is making teapots for GIaSgay. One is working with sea-bed equipment from the oil industry, one sitting out in the Scottish Parliament, and one taking photographs for The List. This is what life looks like in the Year Of The Artist, during which 100 creative types will be doing their stuff in workplaces across Scotland

WEDNESDAY 14 ln'tei'i/eirtion \Nhat Is Intervention.7 It's a fashion show, a street market, a conference and a club night and sees some of the country’s top designers in action See Market, page 125 The/Arches, Glasgow.

THURSDAY 15 the tall Mad, bad and dangerous to interView, Mark E, Smith may be getting on a bit, but as commander—in-chief of The Fall, he continues to plough his own indiVidualistic furrow. See prewew page 52, King Tut’s, Glasgow FRIDAY 16 Sublime. Celebrating six years as Edinburgh's premier trance and techno night With special guests X-Dream and the usual suspects Kev

Wright and ldge in residence. Wilkie House, Edinburgh.

SATURDAY 17 Ross Noble Lauded heawly at last year's Edinburgh Festival, Noble brings his uniquely

elastic, surrealistically absurdist stand-

up comedy show back up north as part of the West End Festival. See feature, page 10 jester’s Comedy Club, Glasgow

SUNDAY 18 ll? Spiiina Solemusic. presents a man With a foot firmly in both (amps, DJ Spinna shows off his mastery on the decks With both hip hop and house. Club Budda, Glasgow.

MONDAY 19 Will Sella/Paul Morley Two of the more outspoken voices of

Bowie, Byrne and big balloons

Big names and weird places on Edinburgh Fringe

You know the deal by now. It's the biggest, the fattest, the slinkiest and the grooviest. It is heavier than the combined weight of every dinosaur that ever roamed the earth, lighter than the lightest gas known to man, and produces more bogus statistics than a Brian Souter referendum.

Yes, it's the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a few hours after this issue of The List hits the shops, you'll be able to check out the whole caboodle on- line. Not only that, but you

can buy your tickets over the net in real time, putting them all in a virtual shopping

basket as you go. The x system, akin to that used by (,3 ,' the bookseller Amazon, is a first for the arts world. Head '14" for from ' ‘ll, noon, Thursday 8 June. v ' . 3 Alternatively, call the

programme hotline, 0906 557 5577, to order a paper version (calls cost £2 to cover p8ip).

And what will you find there? Well, it’s a year for big names and unexpected locations. There’ll be headline grabbing action from more than one Hollywood name, plus David BOWie, Semisonic, Pulp, Ed Byrne, the Royal Shakespeare Company and London’s Comedy Store, while Johnny Vegas will make his stage debut in Joe Orton’s The Erpingham Camp. From further afield, Spain's Yllana is returning with a cult show from Madrid called 666 and Toby Gough’s Theatrum Botanicum is turning up With a load of performers from Cuba.

On the weird side, you can trace the clues of a Sherlock Holmes murder down the Water Of Leith, watch a childhood tragedy played out in Scotland Yard playground, take a trip With the English Shakespeare Company on a double decker bus, watch The Tempest outdoors beneath a helium balloon, enjoy a historical drama on the shores of Duddingston Loch, and tuck into a meal in total darkness with a group of strangers With or without your clothes on.

The Fringe runs Sunday 6—lvlonday 28 August, one week earlier than the International Festival. For unparalleled coverage, look out for The List’s four weekly issues in August,

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Our generation speak out. The pairs forthcoming books are due out, both concerning the nature of death. Former enfant terrible Self has penned an ’allegory of deathly life and life after death’ With How The Dead Live While Art Of Neiser and ex- NME hack Morley has written a guaSi- autobiographical musing on his father’s sLiicjicle. Borders Books, Glasgow/Waterstone’s, Edinburgh.

the bad and the ugly of New York City. See feature, page 28 Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.

WEDNESDAY 21 RSNO Proms As the series draws to a close, catch some classical music which appeals to all Wltli celebrations of the work of everyone from Prokofiev and Beethoven to Danny Simpsons Elfman and John Barry Royal Concert Hall, Glasgoi/v.

THURSDAY 22 Cypress Hill More

TUESDAY 20 Weegee The cops believed he was psychic With his persistent early arrival at crime scenes Weegee’s photographs are a stark documentary of the good,

Ross Noble Sat 17

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Chong of hip hop, Cypress Hill blur the boundaries between rock and rap like never before. See preVIeW, page 51 Barrow/and, Glasgow

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