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You could try to be funny, quirky or crazy with your presents but let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with CDs. Fame Academy winner, Alex Parks, (or as she is now known, ‘Cornish lesbian Alex’) has brought out her debut album, Introduction, a mix of covers and self-penned numbers, whereas

Marc Almond’s latest album Heart on Snow is a ‘celebration of 100 years of

Russian music’. If you like your music home grown then Horse’s new album, All of Me, could be ideal. Recorded live during her solo acoustic tour in 2003, it has many of the Horse classics as well as tracks from her studio album Hindsight. . . It’s a Wonderful Thing.

Videos and DVDs include Ma Vie, another great film from the gay French directing duo who gave us Drole de Felix. For a superb TV series the box set of The Secret Life of Us is an Australian drama about a group of late twentysomethings living and loving together.

Book worms and murder mystery fans will appreciate the two books from Millivres-Prowler, Death Comes Easy: The Gay Times Book of Murder Stories and Necrologue: The Diva Book of the Dead and the Undead. For a spot of history there is Homosexuality and Civilisation by Louis Crompton, and Strangers: Homosexual Love in the 19th Century by Graham Robb. If you like things a bit lighter there is always Queer as Folk: The Book by Paul Ruditis giving a behind the scenes look at the TV show and its characters.

(Jane Hamilton)

Events are listed by city, date, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by tax on 0141 353 2803. Listings are compiled by Jane Hamilton.

Glasgow Thursdays


DogGod ()bar. The (‘orinthian. I‘ll lngrant Street. 552 1101. 10.30pm 3am. £2. \Veckly. .\'evv gay/mixed iiigltt promising everything lroit) Ky lie to house to eleeli't) rock.


Diverse Talents I.(iB'l‘ ('entre. l I Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 11 Dec Stiit 18 Jan. llaiit ittiditight. l‘ree. An art exhibition tor and by the l.(iBT community.

Glasgow Fridays


Diverse Talents l.(iB'l' ('entre. l l

88 THE LIST 2w, .Ja" ill/)3;

Dixon Street. 221 72(13. Thu 11 Dec Sun 18 Jan. 11am midnight. l-"ree. See Thu.


Abnormals Anonymous (ilasgovv School ol All. 107 Retilit‘e“ Street. .553 4530.1"t‘i 12 Dec. 10pm. £7 (£6). A itight o1 queer entertainment.

Girls on Top Bennets. ()0 (ilitssltn'tl Street. 552 5761. Fri 2 Jan. lpit) 3.3(latn. £3 £6 (£2 £5). Monthly. Long running vvomen only club.

Glasgow Saturdays


Krampack (ii-“1‘. Rose Street. 332 8128.

Sat 27 Tue 30 Dec. Sat iv Mon 1.30 &

6.15pm; Sun ‘)pm: Tue 4.15 a 9pm. £4.00

(£2.50). Tvvo boys. one chasing girls. tlte otlter coming to terms vv itlt ltis attraction to ltis lricnd. spend a steamy summer together in tltis Spanish leature.

Clubs Death Disco The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. Sat 20 Dec. llpit) 3am.

£10. lledoitistic ttiglit ol trans-euro excess.


Diverse Talents l.(iB'l‘ (’entre. ll Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 11 Dec-Sun 18Jan. l laitt midnight. Free. See Thu.

Glasgow Sundays


Krampack Sat 27 Tue 30 Dec. See Sat.

Sing-a-Long-a-Wizard of Oz (ll-'1'. Rose Street. 332 8128. Stir) 4 Jan. 2pm. £4.90 (£2.50). Time to get on those ruby slippers and travel to 0/ it) the company of Dorothy and lter li'iends.


Diverse Talents l.(}B'l‘ ('entre. l l Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 1 1 Dec Sun 18 Jan. I lair) midnight. Free. See Thu.

Glasgow Mondays

Cinema Krampack Sat 27 Tue 30 Dec. See Sat.


Diverse Talents l.(;B'I‘ ('entre. I I Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 11 Dec Sun 18 Jatt. l laitt midnight. liree. See Thu.

Glasgow Tuesdays

Cinema Krampack Sat 27 Tue .‘~() Dec. See Sat.


Pink Penelopes l’enelope's .\'iteeluh. 18Jamaica Street. 847 0820. 1 lpttt 3am. l‘ree. \Veekly ()pen alter a long hiatus l’enelopes are resurrecting their vveekly gay night.


Diverse Talents l.(iB'l‘ (‘entre. l l Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 11 Dec Sun 18 Jatt. l laitt midnight. Free. See Thu.

Glasgow Wednesdays


Fourplay lint y. 26 ('ambridge Street. 332 3437. 11pm 3am. £4 (£2 \vith llyer). \Veekly Nevv gay club.

Allure The Tunnel. 84 Miteltell Street. 204 1000. 11.30pm 3am. £3. \Veekly. .\'cv\ gay club from the people beltittd ('ube's l’assionality and 1’1‘.\' promising happy. cheesy pop it) the company of DJ Darren.


Diverse Talents l.(iB'l‘ (‘enti-e. ll Dixon Street. 221 7203. Thu 11 Dec Stir) 18 Jan. 1 Iain midnight. l-‘ree. See Thu.

Edinburgh Thursdays


Escape Xmas Party (‘abai‘et Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. Thu 25 Dec. l lpitt 5am. £12 (£10 members) it)

advance; £15 (£12 tnentbers) on the night. The people beltind Taste provide the perfect escape route from a tinsel overdose.

Vibe/Blaze Mega Party (‘ity Nightclub. 1a Market Street. 226 9560. Thu | Jan. 1 1pm late. £5 (tickets are available it) advance from Planet ()tit. llabana and Q-Store). .Mr Alan (‘ross and gtiests provide live performances vvhile James l.otig\voi‘lll spins sortie of his trademark part_v tunes.

New Year’s Day Special The liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. Thu 1 Jan. 1 1pm-5am. £12 (£10 members) iit advance; £15 (£12 members) on the night. A line selection of Taste and Luver residents vvelcome iii the New Year.

Edinburgh Fridays


Blaze ligo. l’icardy Place. 478 7434. Fri 1‘) Dec. 1 1pm 3am. £3 before midnight: £4 alter. l-‘ortnightly. DJ James I.ongvvoi'llt promises to ignite the gay vveekcnd with a chart and commercial/ lllllls')‘ house soundtrack.

Oot! Sttidio 24. ('alton Road. 558 3758. Hi 1‘) Dec. 1 lpit) 3am. £5. Monthly. A mixed night for mixed people vvith resident DJs David Myers and Brett King playing tvvisted house aitd phuitked-tip techno.

Woman’s Own ('1th Java. (‘ommercial Street. l.eith. 555 5622. Fri 2 Jan. 10pm 2am. £5 before midnight: £7 alter. Monthly. \Vomeit only club vvith resident DJ Roz. As an added bonus taxi fares of tip to £5 can be claimed back b_v groups ol‘ live when paying into the club and shovv ing a valid receipt.

Edinburgh Saturdays


Eye Candy Massa. 36 30 Market Street. 226 4224. Sat 13 k 27 Dec.

1 lpitt 3am. £ 10 (£6 il' outrageously dressed £81. lioi'ltiigltlly. Residents (iraeme l’opstar. .\'ejat Barton and Neil ('rookston host their inl'amous. glam house party.

Luvely The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 22.5 2.564. Sat 1.3 Dee.

10pm 3am. Monthly. Residents Tommy K. (il’. .\'e\vtoit tk Stone aitd Jared serve tip a slice ol' lull on. driving house. Men Only ('laremont. 13.3 135 liast (‘Iaremont Street. 556 5662. Sat 20 Dec & Sat 3 Jan. 8pm. liree. Fortnightly. MS(' arid the Bears organise the men only night with a dress code as \\ ild as you like.

Joy Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Sat 20 Dec. 1 1pm 3am. £10 (£8 members). Monthly. The wonderful Alan and Maggie Joy continue to enliven the vveekend vvith their mix of funky. tvvisted house as Joy settles ittto its new venue.


Krampack’s steamy drama blows away the winter chills