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Roni Size

It’s all change on the volatile dancefloorscene. Words: Catherine Bromley

apital clubbing is set to be rocked by venue

closures in 2002 with the result that nights

out will increasingly be centred on established underground haunt La Belle Angele and the newly opened Honeycomb on the former site of the Vaults. West End venue Noa shut up shop on New Year's Eve to reopen later this year as a commercial drinking den. While this is considered a sad loss to the city's narrowing selection of credible club venues, the imminent closure of the Bongo Club (Mar) poses a greater threat to Edinburgh's thriving specialist scene.

On the bright side, despite development raging on Calton Road. Studio 24’s management has confirmed it will continue running underground club nights there for another two to three years.

Over on the west coast. clubbers keen on the specialist scene will be reassured by the news that the 13th Note is not closing (see page 4) while real deal house fans can look forward to the reopening of the legendary Sub Club, pencilled in for March.

On a more commercial note, Colours boss Ricky Magowan has announced that the superclub is looking to secure its own venue in the Glasgow area. Rather than replicate the large—capacity atmosphere of the Arches. Colours is considering various sites. with the intention of opening a 700-capacity space to host high-calibre house nights featuring the now prerequisite big name progressive house DJs.

While it‘s generally considered easier to get blood from stones than it is getting confirmed dates from club promoters for the coming months. dates for the diary include: The Full Cycle Tour featuring Roni Size at Manga at La Belle Angele. Edinburgh on 8 March: Laurent Garnier at Pressure at the Arches. Glasgow on 22 March; 'An evening of house music with Marshall Jefferson’ at La Belle Angele on 23 March; the second Trip'lych music festival in the last weekend of April; and Slam presents Jeff Mills at the Arches on 24 May.

This year's Slam tent at T in the Park will meanwhile guarantee big summer fun as will the boat parties organised on the Renfrew Ferry, hopefully this year featuring the return of Kruder & Dorfmeister.

Significant birthday dates include Edinburgh’s Disco lnfemo. celebrating ten years of glitter ball induced mayhem in August and legendary techno night Pure which will be hosting its twelfth birthday bash on 10 August with another as-yet-unconfirmed luminary from the field of hard-edged electronica.

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Variety is the watchword in a year that heralds the best of Bridget Riley, Rubens and Star Wars.

Words: Helen Monaghan

he new Visual art season kicks off with From

The Saatchi Gift at Talbot Rice Gallery.

Edinburgh i12 Jan—9 Feb). featuring the work of fourteen artists. Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene shows photographic portraits at Inverleith House. Edinburgh (13 Jan—10 Mar) while over in Glasgow. Janice McNab continues her investigation into multiple chemical sensitivity with a show of paintings at Tramway (18 Jan—3 Mar). Winner of the 1996 Turner Prize. Glasgow-born Douglas Gordon will be creating work for Sleeper. Edinburgh V28 Janl —- Gordon's planned exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Edinburgh has been postponed until autumn 2003.

In February. there's a small-scale retrospective of prints and gouaches by leading Op Art exponent Bridget Riley at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow (2 Feb—(S Apr). London-based Keith Coventry and Edinl)ur‘glrborn Keith Farquhar have a show at doggerfisher. Edinburgh if Feb—31 Mar). The National Portrait Gallery. Edinburgh shows photographic works by Nigel Henderson (16 Feb-7 Apr) and over (50 photographs by Austrian filmmaker and photographer Wolfgang Suschitzky (22 Feb—1 9

May). The second show at Glasgow's revamped CCA is The Tenth Level (16 Feb—3O Mar) featuring the work of Rod Dickinson, the artist known mostly for his notorious crop circles of the 80s. And sculptor Kenny Hunter creates a sculptural invention in the Torrie Collection at Talbot Rice Gallery (Febl and ten short films from the 70s by Jack Goldstein will be screened at the Modern Institute lFebl.

At the Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow. David Mach's solo show features installations and photographic collages l22 Mar-~29 Sep). For fans of Star Wars. the City Art Centre. Edinburgh hosts the only Scottish showmg of touring exhibition The Art Of Star Wars (23 Mar—8 Sepi featuring over 200 original ODJGCTS from the films. lnverleith House is the venue for the first UK showing of drawings and sculptures by the influential German American artist Ruth Vollmer (24 Mar—19 Mayl and Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery shows the work of Scotland's freshest young talent in E2 Antennae ($0 Mar— 1 8 May).

Spring brings to Glasgow commissioned works by international collaborative group Henry Vlll’s “Fives at Tramway (12 Apr—26 Mayl. Rubens and Italian Art at the National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh ll 11 Jun—l Sepl explores the way in which Rubens studied. copied and adapted the work of Italian artists. June is also time for the annual Degree Shows at Edinburgh College of Art. Glasgow School Of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College. Dundee. Staying in Dundee. Simon Starling (22 Jun—l l