- competiEo-n— :_“Romans’. In line with this theme, the highlight of the afternoon will be a chariot race
SATURDAY 5 St Andrews
0 Music/Arts Festival Craigtown Country Park. St Andrews. 10.30am—l 1.30pm. Fundraiser for Band Aid Trust Fund and the African Clinic Appeal.
POLITICS FRIDAY 27 Glasgow
0 Vigil Against Trident Buchanan Street Precinct, Argyle Street. 6—7pm. Bring candle (in a bottle) if possible. Takes place every Friday.
0 Cabaret/Dance in Aid at Women Alive Festival Moir Hall, Mitchell Theatre. Rpm—1am. £3. Appearing will be Rolling Joe and the Hets, and Elaine C. Smith and Dave Anderson from Wildcat. plus other guest artists.
0 Bread not Bombs— is itthat simple? Edinburgh Suite. Assembly Rooms. George Street. 7.30pm. Free. Speakers: John Page (London Arms Conversion Unit). Russell Fleming (Dumbarton Alternative Employment Study Group) and Gavin Strang MP.
SATURDAY 28 Glasgow
0 Bread not Bombs Gathering Outside Ministry of Defence. Argyle Street. 1pm. A wreath laying ceremony for people who have died as a result of arms exports
0 Festival at Peace and Freedom Palace of Arts. Bellahouston Park. Paisley Road West. 11.30am—5pm. £2 (£1) children free. Creche. All-day festival organised by the Morning Star West of Scotland Campaign Committee. Speakers: Alan Watson (SOGAT). Tony Chater (Editor. Morning Star), Ian Leitch (Vice-President SCND), Charlie Malone (STUC Youth Committee). William McKelvey MP. Bill Alexander (Secretary international Brigade Association). Also Dick Gaughan, Tonight at Noon. poets Tom Leonard and Alasdair Gray, and a Christian/Marxist dialogue. Children‘s activities include table
tennis. Face Painting. videos, games~
0 Bread not Bombs Rally The Mound. 2—4pm. Speakers. bands. balloons. stalls. A joint effort by a number of charities with support from Edinburgh District Council.
0 The Alternative Economic Strategy The Star Club. 44 Carlton Place.
1 lam—4pm. £l/50p. Discussions and workshops. Speakers: Douglas
Chalmers (Scottish Organiser, CP)
; and Sheila Gasquoine (National
'1 Women‘s Organiser. CP).
0 People's Power? — Public Meeting on
the Philippines Assembly Rooms, George Street. 2.30pm. Part ofa national speaking tour organised by War on Want. Speakers: George Galloway (Gen Sec War On Want). David Martin (Euro MP for Lothians). Mark Lazarowicz, Marie Lisa M. Dacanay, from the Nationalist Alliance for Justice. Freedom and Democracy. one of the Philippine organisations opposed to Marcos.
MONDAY 30 Glasgow
0 People's Power? — Public Meeting on the Philippines Satinwood Room. Glasgow City Chambers. 7.30pm. Speakers: George Galloway. Campbell Christie and Marie Lisa M. Dacanay. See Sun 29.
0 Chile Now First of May Bookshop. Candlemaker Row. 8pm. Free. A meeting organised by the Latin America Solidarity Campaign with speaker Mike James from the Chile Solidarity Campaign.
0 How to Control Big Brother City Chambers. George Square.
5.15—9.30pm. Donations of£2 will be asked of those in employment. A training seminar organised by Shelter and Castlemilk Law Centre to explain and examine the procedures in Scotland for reviewing the decisions of administrative bodies. Speakers on different aspect ofjudicial review include Martyn Evans (Shelter). lris MacDonald, Tom Mullen (lecturer). Jonathan Mitchell (advocate) and Derek Livingstone (solicitor). For details contact Shelter: 041 2218995 or Castlemilk Law Centre: 041 634 0313
o Snowball Campaign Over the
weekend 20 groups all over the
country will be cutting the wire at military bases, in a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience. Each campaigner cuts one strand ofwire in a perimeter fence, and then gives himself/herself up for arrest to the police. There will be a meeting on Wednesday 2 June to discuss the action. Contact Ann or Gordon 041 331 2878.
SATURDAY 5 Torness
0 Stop Torness Rally Barns Ness. Buses leave Waverley Bridge 10.30am. 11am and 11.30am. Return
Raising money lor LEPRA is one at the aims at the annual Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride on 28 June (the other is to have a good day out). The distance is 65 miles (it's the scenic route), estimated to be far enough to be proud oi yoursell lor getting there, but not too iar tor anyone who just cycles around town. There will he stops lor ice cream, lunch, and alternoon tea, a repairvan will be roving the route in case at breakdowns, and there's low
costaccommodation and a cellidh when you make it to St Andrews. Six hundred people cycled last year, and you can eitheriustjoln in loriun, ortry and raise money tor LEPRA too — ii there isn’t time to get in touch with them tor a sponsorship lorm, make your own one up. Contact LEPRA (The British Leprosy Reliei Association), 30 Walker Street, Edinburgh, 226 4764, or SPOKES, 53 George W Bridge. (Richard Norris)
tickets £3/£2 Family £5. Contact SCRAM for details 11 Forth Street 557 4283. Food. fun. facts. families, free festival. Billy Connolly and special guests. Speakers: Frank Cook MP, Malcolm Bruce MP. and John Home Robertson MP. See Panel
TUESDAY 8 Glasgow
0 Compensation tor Victims oi Violence City Chambers. George Square. 6.30pm. A joint seminar organised by Castlemilk Law Centre and the Social Servies Research Group to discuss possible changes
1 proposed by the Government to
criminal injuries compensation. Admission not guaranteed to those who have not booked in advance. Fee £7.50, SSRG members. students and trainees £3.50. Unemployed £1. For details contact David Gough, SSRG Treasurer. SPORU. University of Glasgow. 64 Oakfield Avenue.
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0 Lesbian Reading Lavender Menace, 11a Forth Street. 8pm. Free. Rebecca Brown. American lesbian author of Evolution of Darkness, on tour for the publication of her third novel A Haunted Home. 0 Women’s Rights Guildford Arms (upstairs bar). West Register Street. 8—1 1pm. New group just started meeting every Tuesday night.
FRIDAY 27 Edinburgh
0 The Royal Art at Benin Royal Museums ofScotland. (‘hambers Street. 10.55am. Free. A talk by Jenni Calder. one of a series oftalks on Africa.
SUNDAY 29 Edinburgh
0 Poetry Reading Christopher North House Hotel. Gloucester Place 8pm. J William Hershaw and Tom Hubbard read their poetry in Scots and English. Organised by the School of Poets.
THURSDAY 3 Edinburgh
0 Illustrated Talk by Chris Bonington Royal College of Physicians. 9 Queen Street. 8pm. Tickets £3.50 (inc. cheese and wine) from Lepra. 30 Walker Street. All proceeds go to Lepra. the British Leprosy Relief Association. For further information ring 226 4764.
0 Masks, Magic and Medicine Royal Museums of Scotland. (‘hambers Street. 10.55am. Free. A talk by Jenni Calder. the last one in the
series on Africa.
34 The List 27 June — 10 July