l i O RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Sports Buildings Tue 22 July—Fri 15 Aug. The 1970Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh marked the beginning ofa national modernisation and building programme of sports facilities all over Scotland. Drawings. plans and photos will illustrate the achievements ofthose 16 years. from the Royal Commonwealth Pool which will be in use again this year for the Games. to the Kelvinhall Project in Glasgow which. when it is completed next year. will provide Scotland with its first indoor athletics track. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. The Royal Museutn of Scotland moves in on S Aug with The Enterprising Scot exhibition. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 S921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2--5pm. Scotland‘s rich story from prehistoric times to the present day. 0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 2256671. RSA Summer Show Lintil Mon 7 July. 0 SALTIRE GALLERY 13 Atholl Crescent. 228 6621. Mon—Fri 10am-- 1 pm and 2-4pm. Edinburgh’s ‘7‘ Artists Wed 30 July—Wed 6 Aug. Alex and Anna Hossack. Peter Adams. May Smith. Raeburn Murray. Jack Langdon. Alan Mackinnon. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 6 Howard Street. 5566337. Mon—Sat 10am-4pm. Sun 2—4pm (may change). Clare Brady 1'ntil Thurs 31 July. This is the first solo show for an artist. just graduated from Glasgow School of Art and winner of the Scottish Artists Shop Purchase Award at the Royal Scottish Academy Summer Show. 0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongatc. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Modern Spirit in Scottish Painting II Until Sat 2 Aug. A group exhibition of well-known artists including Bellany. Blackadder. Rcdpath. Peploe. iiardley. Hamilton Finlay and Philipson. Shape and Decoration tintii Sat 2 Aug. An exhibition ofcontemporary studio ceramics selected by the collector l lenry Rothschild. Ronnie Browne Thurs 17 July—Mon 4 Aug. Commonwealth Games. Ronnie Browne is the official artist to the Commonwealth Arts Festival and Commonwealth Games and this exhibition will be updated daily with his new work. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat Sun Noon—5pm. A Day in the Lite 01 a Coal Company Journey back to the early days of the colliery via a series of tableaux using artefacts and costumed models. Prestongrange (between Prestonpans

24The List 11— 24 July


"Ra'n‘rs’s‘eiisagm Tue—Fri

lOam—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish

Beam Engine and displays showing

coal-mining through the ages.

0 SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY 14 High Street. Tweeddale Court. Tue & Wed 1 1.30am-8pm. Thurs 2-8pm. Fri & Sat 11.30am-6pm

Black and Atrican Poetry Thurs 17 July-Fri 1 Aug. A tribute to the poetic achievement of African and Blacks outside Africa. A Commonwealth Arts Festival Associated Event.

0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. 225 6753. Mon—Fri.

l 1am—4pm.

Fun and Games Sat 12—Tue 29 July. An exhibition to celebrate the Commonwealth Games which will include artists such as Blackadder. Houston. Evans. Gage and Philipson.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140.Tue—Sat. 12.30—6pm. Portraits and Dreams Until Sat 26 July. Photographs and stories by children ofthe Appalachians compiled by Wendy Ewald. Work by children from rural mining families who had never taken a photograph until Wendy Ewald. a young photographer. showed them how. Though technically naive. the results are powerful and eloquent. Art unusual show well worth a visit.

0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. 667 1011 ext4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Signs of the Times Scottish Art and lndustry1750—1980 Until Sat 12 July. Moving from Mayfest and the Collins Gallery. joint organisers. this exhibition examines the artists‘ response to the industrial development in Scotland from the late 18th century to the recent trends in technology. The gallery will be closed until 8 Aug when the Festival exhibition Painting in Scotland’s Golden Age 1707—1843 opens.

O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am—late.

Karen Henderson Until Mon 4 Aug. Drawings and paintings using imagery from yoga and dance with an oriental twist. A first one woman show for this Edinburgh-based artist.

0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10.30am—4pm.

l. Lesley Main Until Sat 26July. Lesley comes over from Glasgow and the Main Fine Art gallery for this exhibition ofher work.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 12.30—530pm. Thurs and Fri until 8pm.

Andrew Williams Until Sat 2 Aug. A series of large oil paintings on the theme of the Commonwealth Games and inspired by bodybuilders and athletes in Edinburgh and LA. See



' 226 2633.

Scottish Printmakers Until 2 Aug. Exhibition ofcontemporary work by members ofthe Printmakers‘


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POLITICS FRIDAY 11 Glasgow 0 Vigil AgainstTrident Buchanan

Street Precinct. Argyll Street.

6—7pm. Bring a candle. Every Friday.

' Monday14


0 Demonstration Against French Testing French Consulate. 11 Randolph Crescent. 12pm. Organised by Women Working fora Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific. Following the demonstration there will be a cycle ride around the city distributing leaflets. There will also be a cycle-run from Glasgow the previous day. For further details ring 041 339 9834.

EVENTS ' Edinburgh Fnday18

o Musselburgh Honest Toun Celebrations. Festival Fantare. Brunton Theatre. 7.30pm. £2.50 adults. £2 ()APs. children. The Honest Toun Celebrations have been going for 50 years as an annual event. but prior to that they were held every 21 years going right back to the 13th century. The week of festivities start with comedian Jimmy Marshall. singer Valerie Dunbar. a Scottish dance band and other acts.

Saturday 19 Edinburgh

0 Lochend and Pilrig Summer Fair Leith Links. Allday from 10.15am. Traditional Summer Fair.



0 Musselburgh Honest Toun Celebrations: Kirking Ceremony Parish Church ofSt Michael. Invercsk. 11am. ‘Kirking‘ ofthe Honest Lad

: and Honest Lass. chosen by public ; vote to ride the town boundaries.

1 The event is preceded by a

procession leaving the Old Toll

Booth at 10.30am.

1 Monday 21

: Edinburgh o Musselburgh Honest Toun Celebrations: Crusaders Riding Club

Chase The mall. 6.15pm. Followed by a parade through Musselburgh at 9. 15pm.

Tuesday 22 ' Edinburgh

o Musselburgh Honest Toun Celebrations: Football Tournament ()livebank Park 6.30pm. Teams competeing for the John White Memorial Trophy will be Celtic. Musselburgh Athletic. Raith

f TUESDAY15 I Edinburgh

3 0 Architecture and the Scottish Enlightenment Royal Museum of

Scotland. Chambers Street Lecture Theatre. 5.15pm. A talk by Basil




0 Three Caribbean Poets Wester 3 llailes Education Centre. 7pm. . Free. Poetry reading byJohn Agard. Grace Nichols and James Berry. who .

l l

always perform as a team. See also Commonwealth Arts Festival Diary.


' Edinburgh

0 Adam Smith and James Steuart Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street Lecture Theatre. 5.15pm. A talk by Professor Andrew Skinner.

TUESDAY 22 Edinburgh

0 Legal Thought and the Scottish Enlightenment Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street Lecture Theatre. 5.15pm. A talk by Professor Neil MacCormick.

o MargaretAtwood Reading McDonald Road Library. 7pm. Free. Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood. described by Germaine Greet as ‘one of the most important writers in English today". and author ‘1 of The Ifr/ib/c Women. The Handmaid's Tale and others. will be reading from her work. See also Commonwealth Arts Festival Diary.



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