Assembly Rooms, George Street. I 7.30pm.50p (Free unwaged).

Playreadings and discussions with this group committed to giving new

writing a hearing.

0 Arnold Brown and Oscar McLennan

t Assembly Rooms, George Street.

8pm. £2.50(£1.50). Cabaret and

comedy from the highly popular duo.


0 Women Live Ceilidh and Folk Music Night Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm. Creche available. All Welcome. £1.50(£1). Sprangecn. Christine Kydd and Mac Shaw are among those joining in. and any woman with an instrument or a voice is cordially invited. Men too. but to remain in the audience.


o Women-Live Workshops (it) The Pleasancc. Information: 554 9986. 5563341. 228 1669. Free. All women welcome. Creche.

Video Familiarisation l0.30am—1.30pm. An introduction to using video. Ilow to use the

camera. how to record. simple

editing and the chance to record

Woman Live activity over the next

four days.

; Open Poetry Heading l-me. Bring your own poems. Women and Sexuality 2—3.30pm. An

attempt to question some of the basic

assumptions about female sexuality

and to build up women‘s sense of their own selves. An exploration and sharing ofthoughts. feelings and experiences.

1 Video—OurStory3.30—4.30pm. Made in 'I‘ollcross. Edinburgh. the story of

three immigrant women who have

come to live in Scotland. followed by a discussion.



. 0 Star Trek 5—The Search tor Swing Currie Scot'mid Park. 1 lam. Free.

Bridge Inn. Ratho. 1.30pm. Free. See Tue 20.

0 To Fetch Her Home Again Triangle Arts Centre. Pilton. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). See Tue 20.

o Hobson’s Choice Church Hill

Theatre. Morningside Road.

7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Sec Wed 21.

j o The Puddok an' the Princess Assembly Rooms. George Street.

7.30pm. £2.50(£1.50)See Tue 20. 0 Women Live Cabaret Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm. £2

. (£1). Music. performance. sketches

from, among others. the Misfits, and Witch Theatre Company. All welcome.

0 Gwen John 60. The Pleasancc. ; 1-2pm. Free. Playreading ofa new

play by Christina Jacqueline John

1 about the artist Gwen John. Women



0 Grand Union Orchestra Jazz! Calypso Workshops. Free. Assembly Rooms. George Street. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Book in advance. 225 242-1 exts 6623


The Meadows Festival is an annual event lounded in 1975 by George Foulkes, now MP lorAyr, as a locus tor community groups in the South ot Edinburgh.

Having come close to still birth, the lestival has now burgeoned into a week-long event, with a tuntair, a theatre, stalls, and music (ranging from pop to lolk) plus exhibitions, and lootball competitions.

The lorry trailer that doubles as the rock venue, the tuntair (pictured), whose lights can be seen across the city until 10pm, and the stalls, all too ot them, provide the main attraction for most people, butthe programme is so diverse that you could do your shopping in the stalls, and have the bonus at seeing puppets, comics, circuses and pipe bands, at the same time.

There are also photographic

competitions, one for adults, one for the under 12's, with prizes ot a £20


o Woman-Live Workshops on The Pleasancc. Information: 554 9986. 55633-11. 228 1669. Free. All women welcome. Creche.

Creative Writing 10.30am—12.30pm. With Ros Brackenbury. A practical workshop where women will get the chance to write and read aloud to each other.

Imagining 2—-lpm. A Workshop on dreaming and fantasy. Creative images often come through dreaming and fantasy. using group

dream work images will be allowed

to emerge. to see what they say about the group and members‘ work Videos 2—330pm. ‘Music Making in Bristol‘ and ‘Four Black Women (‘omediennes’.


o Marking Time in Oxgangs Braidburn Valley Park Amphitheatre, Oxgangs. (Assemble at Pentlands Community Centre, Oxgangs Brae for torchlit procession to venue). 7pm. Free. An evening oftheatre. music and food with Scottish Youth Theatre builds up to a grand climax as the Oxgangs Time Capsule is laid to rest.


0 Writers’ Evening Netherbow Arts Centre. High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Readings from Alan Spence and Tom McGrath,


0 Mr Bones— Children’s Puppet Show Wester Hailes Shopping Centre. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Pandemonium Puppets Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road. 11am. Free.

0 Mr Bones Jack Kane Sports Centre,

; Niddrie Mains Road. 2.30pm. Free.

0 Star Trek 5 - The Search for Swing

i Muirhouse Library, 11am. Kirkgate

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9 vouchertor photogphic equipment, I 2nd prize £10, and 3rd £5 in each

category. Contact Stan Reeves, 6 Lauriston Gdns lor more entry details,

: but the idea is to capture the mood at the lestival on camera.

With such a varied programme, this

' must be Edinburgh’s most diverse

lestival, as well as being the most community-minded. All prolits trom the week go to local charities.

' Centre, Leith, 2pm. Free. See Tue


o The Puddok an‘ the Princess é Assembly Rooms. George Street.

3pm and 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See

Tue 20.

o Hobson’s Choice Church Hill

: Theatre, Morningside Road.

i 7.30pm. £2.50(£1.50) See Wed 21. 0 Copper Woman Salisbury Centre. CANCELLED.

; O The Big Fling Assembly Rooms,

George Street. 9pm. £2.50(£1.50). Also Sat 31 . The ‘Big Show‘ joins forces with ‘Cabaret‘ from the

. Gateway Exchange to present an

evening ofcomedy and cabaret


0 Tea Dance with Swing ’86 Leith Halls. Ferry Road. 3pm. 50p

admission includes refreshments.

Take your mum. Take yourself back to another era. 0 Grand Union Orchestra Ross

' Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens.

3pm. Free.

~ ROCK '

i o Wester Hailes Rock an Sighthill Park. l2noon—6pm. Featuring

Edinburgh‘s premier blues-rock band Blues 'n’ Trouble. crazed but

j slick psychobillies from Greenock

; The Styng-Hites. a white reggae band I confusingly called Red. the mean ‘n' nasty (but still very good) Blood

Uncles. all female synth band Camera

.' Shy. plus The Play. a guitar-based

Bunnymen/Spear of Destiny-style band. and the abrasive but

é socially-aware 0i Polloi. It‘s the only

showcase a lot of these bands can find in the current climate, so go

1 along.


0 Dance Workshop tor Women 60 The Pleasancc. Information: Patsy 556 3341. Michele 228 1669. 2—4pm. Free. Odile Le Suout with a movement and expression workshop.


o Woman-Live Workshops and Evening Cabaret. ()0 The Pleasancc. Information: 554 9986.556 3341.228 1669. Free. All women welcome. Creche. Voice/Choral Speaking 10.30am-12.30pm. Creating 10.30am—12.30pm. A starter group for women who would like to write or paint. Massage 11.30am—12.30pm. An introduction to massage and relaxation. the group will probably be working on face and feet. Wear loose comforable clothing. Drama 10.30am—12.30pm. ‘Where Are You Now'.". A participation workshop. looking. through drama. at where you have been. where you want to go, and where you are now. Wear comfortable clothes. Journal Writing 2—4pm. With Mary Gladstone. A discussion and journey ofself-discovcry through journal writing and a look at the work of other journal writers —- how creativity can be encouraged through writing a journal or diary. Motherhood 2-4pm. A space for feminist mothers to discuss important issues with the possibility ofsetting up a group. Dance 2-4pm. A workshop on dance and knowing the body better. Wear comfortable clothes and training shoes. American Handicrafts 2-4pm. Exploration of popular American crafts such as quilting and needlework and their origins in American history. Material will be supphed. Images ol Women Working 2—5pm. Discussion and videos on women in the oil, railway and mining industries. Women's Cabaret Night 8—1 1 .45pm. Entertainment from ‘Me and My Pal‘, Selma and Friends.


0 Around the Table -Around the World Assembly Rooms, George Street.

l lam—1.30pm. Free. La Ciapa Rusa,

an Italian band provide the music and you sample tantalising cooking. And should you feel the need for a little liquid to wash it all down, there will be a bar available.

0 The Big Bang Show Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, Pilton Drive North, Pilton. 7.30pm. £1. Well there’s titles and there’s titles. . . still the show promises to be packed with fun, from music to comedv to poetry.


O Super-8 Special Assembly Rooms, George Street. 7.30pm. Free. A programme of the latest excitement on celluloid and videotape from Central Scotland, including work by rock groups Fini Tribe and The Laughing Academy.

0 Late Night Open Air Movies Ross Theatre, Princes Street Gardens. 10.30pm. Free. A selection of rib ticklers from Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton should have you drunkenly rolling in the aisles.

14 The List 16— 29 May