Festival Front

1 Buffalo Soldiers

Film David Holmes, Joaquin Phoenix and Ed Harris may be the three coolest guys on the planet. And now they’re together in this stirring black comedy. See page 56. UGC & GFT

2 Love

Music Arthur Lee spreads his love for one of T on the Fringe’s most sweatin anticipated events. See page 66. Liquid Room.

3 Insomnia

Film Christopher Memento Nolan delivers another original stunner with Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams in starring roles. See page 58. UGC.

4 Harold Pinter

Books The country’s most renowned living playwright brings his heavy intellect to bear on a fortunate throng. See page 43. Charlotte Square Gardens.

5 Faithless

Clubs DJs and support acts warm you up for Europe's leading dance duo. See page 88. Royal Highland Centre.

6 The Blind

Theatre A technological backstage phantasmagoria from Canada’s Theatre Ubu. See page 74. Festival Theatre.

7 Sean Lock

Comedy This desperately underrated stand-up proves he’s on top of his game with big laughs about the little things in life. See page 50. Assembly Rooms.

8 David Starkey

Books The man who has brought Henry Vlll and Elizabeth I to TV millions chats about the entertainment/education business. Charlotte Square Gardens.

9 Omid Djalili

Comedy Britain‘s Iranian ambassador of fun takes 11 September as a starting point for one of the comic hits of the year. Pleasance & Queen’s Hall.

19 Soundtrack of our leeS Music Noel Gallagher’s favourite Swedish retro-rockers. See page 69. Liquid Room.

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1 1 Hiroshi Sugimoto

Art Evocative shots of architecture. trees and oceans from the Japanese maestro. Fruitmarket.

12 Thrn of the Screw Music Benjamin Britten’s operatic take on the spooky Henry James tale. See page 67. King’s Theatre.

13 The Kitchen

Theatre Snapshots of life through highly choreographed movement and gesture. courtesy of France's Theatre Tattoo. See page 76. Lyceum.

1 4 Tadpole

Film A cute sex comedy with Sigourney Weaver as the older woman. See page 62. Filmhouse.

15 Peter Kay

Comedy Bolton’s biggest bundle of laughs brings his alternative end of the pier show to a gagging-for-it Fringe. Assembly Rooms.

16 Alan Warner

Books The Man Who Walks’ writer is the chap who talks. Probably about books being made into films. See page 40. Charlotte Square Gardens.

1 7 Moyna Flannigan Art Portraiture. but not really as we know it. See page 81. doggerfisher.

1 8 Degrassi Music The masters of binary rock return. See page 67. Liquid Room.

1 9 Noel Fielding

Comedy Is Voodoo Hedgehog the strangest show of the year? And/or among the funniest? See page 52.


20 Oedipus Rex

Music The Canadian Opera Company gives us its interpretation of Stravinsky’s take on the ancient myth. See page 68. Playhouse.