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GREEN MACHINE Re: Easy Ways to be Green (654) After seeing your ‘Easy Ways to be Green’ issue I wanted to tell you about my project, Eco Drama, an educational children’s theatre company based in Glasgow. We visit schools and communities with shows and workshops which bring environmental topics to life for young people. We only tour around
Scotland, and always in the Magic Van – a bright, eye- catching vehicle run on reclaimed vegetable oil (bio- diesel) which reduces CO2 emissions by 85%. Reclaimed vegetable oil is a non-toxic fuel that helps to recycle waste cooking oil which would otherwise go to landfill, and only costs 92p per litre from Apple Fuels in Glasgow (www.applefuels.co.uk). I have finally bought the van in the last month after two years of fundraising!
We’re hoping that by raising awareness, more people will start to use bio-diesel in their cars (and put Eco Drama on the map.) Our current show is called The Isle of Egg – a fable based on the real island of Eigg and their current green achievements in producing an electricity system, 'Eigg Electric', run entirely off solar,
LETTER OF THE FORTNIGHT
LONG TIME NO SEE Event: Tomorrow - Fiona Tan On 16 April an exhibition by Indonesian artist Fiona Tan called Tomorrow (2005) opened in the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and it will not end until 27 September 2010 – a period of almost five months. This is excessive for a show that contains only one small two-screen video installation. For the next 24 weeks drapes will block the light that normally
floods into the main hall through the many large windows. Visitors who enter the gloomy conditions to watch Tan’s video will not be aware of the breathtaking architectural beauty that surrounds them.
The curators of GoMA exhibitions have a obligation to promote
the creation of contemporary art by supporting the careers of budding and established artists seeking to showcase their work while at the same time maximising the public’s access to and enjoyment of the arts. This will only be fulfilled if decision making is routinely undertaken to fully exploit the tremendous amount of space offered by GoMA. Six weeks is a reasonable timeframe. Apportioning more than
five months for one small installation by one artist in the main hall amounts to more than laziness, it is detrimental to the health and growth of our creative community. If an artist is fortunate enough to be given a solo show then
they must provide a minimum number of works which are representative of the breadth of his or her creative output. To respond by providing just one item, created several years earlier, is not good enough. We deserve better than that. Jane Compton, Scotland Comment posted at List.co.uk
THE LETTER OF THE ISSUE WILL RECEIVE ONE BOTTLE OF THE BLACK GROUSE WHISKY Smoky and Smooth – a marriage of fine peated Scotch malt whiskies and The Famous Grouse
wind and wave power. For more information and
pictures of the van visit www.ecodrama.co.uk Heather, Edinburgh Via email
If you want to let us know about a green project you’re involved with please get in touch and we’ll feature you on our projects webpage, www.list.co.uk/greenpeople. Email email@example.com
OPTIMOGEDDON Re: Optimover (654) As gutting as it was reading David Pollock's piece about the closure of Optimo, I guess Twitch and Wilkes have their reasons for moving on. Best of luck to the pair of them, and cheers for introducing me to so much amazing, original, danceable stuff over the past 13 years. Mondays without a hangover from the Subbie just won't be the same. OptimAddict, Glasgow Via email DEAD GOOD Re: Super Adventure Club – Avoid Zombies (four stars) (654) This review should have given this record five stars – it's brilliant! Go out and buy a copy. DIL23 Comment posted at List.co.uk
Next issue out Wednesday 12 May
Flight of the Conchords ‘It’s time for business, that’s why they’re called business socks.’ Yes, New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody band are heading to Scotland to play sold out dates at Glasgow’s SECC. We’ll be charting the rise and rise of the Conchords and indulging in some FotC karaoke. All together now, ‘Foux da fa fa. Foux da fa fa fa.’ Get Active The sun is shining, the birds are singing – that’s right, it’s time for some hardcore physical exercise! We offer a (surprisingly painless) guide to getting into warm weather sports including tennis, free-running and ultimate frisbee.
YOU’VE GOT 15 DAYS TO LIVE 96 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010
CONTRIBUTORS Publisher & General Editor Robin Hodge Director Simon Dessain EDITORIAL Editor Jonny Ensall Assistant Editor Henry Northmore, Allan Radcliffe, Claire Sawers Subeditor Hamish Brown Research Manager Suzanne Black Research Siân Bevan, Tasmin Campbell, Rosalie Doubal, Laura Ennor, Henry Northmore, David Pollock, Fiona Shepherd Editorial Assistant Niki Boyle Editorial Intern Heather Steele
SALES & MARKETING Advertising Sales Manager Brigid Kennedy Senior Media Sales Executive Juliet Tweedie Media Sales Executive Aimi Gold, Claire Innes Business Development Executive Adam Coulson Business Development Manager Brendan Miles Sponsorship & Promotions Manager Sheri Friers Promotions Executive Amy Russell Circulation Executive Murray Robertson
PRODUCTION Senior Designer Lucy Munro Production Manager Simon Armin Production Assistant Miriam Sturdee
DIGITAL Web Editor Hamish Brown Senior Developer Andy Carmichael Senior Designer Bruce Combe Software Developer Iain McCusker Online Editorial Assistant Alice White ADMINISTRATION Accounts Manager Georgette Renwick Accounts Assistant Tasmin Campbell Office & HR Manager Jo Morgan Glasgow Office Manager Sharon Stephen
SECTION EDITORS Around Town Kirstin Innes Books Brian Donaldson Clubs Henry Northmore Comedy Brian Donaldson Dance Kelly Apter Eat & Drink Donald Reid Film Paul Dale Kids Kelly Apter LGBT Allan Radcliffe Music Claire Sawers News Anna Millar Shopping Claire Sawers Theatre Allan Radcliffe Visual Art Allan Radcliffe