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The Scottish Bestiary was launched with black ties last Tuesday in London. Not, as the brochure claims, by Bruce Maclean on the River Clyde in September (unless it was under cover of darkness). Two weeks ago, the collection oi twenty prints by seven well-known Scottish artists (irom Dellany to Wiszniewskl) with text by

George hlackay Drown, went on show mm“; hype, (Mice Bali)

Filly Special Years Tue 1 l—Fri 21. Anniversary exhibition marking the half century of The Scottish Special Housing Association which illustrates the work of the central government housing organisation as it has changed over the years.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

Journey back to the early days of the colliery via a series of tableaux using artefacts and costumed models.

A Day in the tile oi a Coal Company Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri IOam—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre , Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages.

0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street, Leith. Mon—Fri 11am—4pm. The next exhibition at The Shore will be Recent Flower Paintings by Agnes Kindberg from 1—12 Dec.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat, 12.30—6pm. South Airica Until Sat 22 Nov.


unceremonioust at the Printmakers’ Workshop. Apart from Steven Campbell's contributions -the lobster and the irontispiece - which were not finished in time.

The Bestiary has been conceived by young entrepreneur Charles Booth-Clibbom who heads an imprint called Paragon Press, coniusingly connected with Edinburgh in the publicity brochure, but in loot based in London.

The book (A portiolio edition is also available, signed, ior eaooo) ioliows the traditional allegorical/social/morai stance oi the genre. Bruce Maclean portrays the ladder of success and John Knox a whale stuck with arrows. Howson’s stag can be lound in the bar while oeliany’s Wildcat is out tor a booze-up with the owl and the pussycat.

It is an interesting, quirky set oi prints butthe comparison with the masterpiece, John Audubon’s Birds oi America, as stated in the brochure, must surely win this year’s prize for

Goldblatt confronts the everyday in black and white communities of this racially divided country. The exhibition spans a period of over 30 years documenting an ‘intricate and uncomfortable picture of South African society.’

0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College, University of Edinburgh, 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm.

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

Photographs ior 21 Years Until Sat 1 Nov. Theatre Workshop celebrates 21 years of productions since it was founded in 1965. Programmes and posters will also be included. Douglas Wright— Photographs Mon3—end Nov.


. Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri

11am—6pm, Sat 10.30am—4pm. James Hawkins - Paintings and Trevor Lockie-Wood Sculptures Until Sat 1 Nov.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 ~ 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm, Thurs and Fri until 8pm.

New Paintings by Joyce Calms Sat

Photographs by David Goldblatt.

1—Sat 22 Nov.


Crawford Centre for the Arts


Until 23 November SCOTTISH SILVER - an Introduction WILLIAM J EFF REES Tapestries


Sub5idlsed by the SCOttiSh Arts COUnClI 93 North Street, St Andrews (0334) 76161 extension 591


0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.


FRIDAY 31 Glasgow

0 Iolanthe Special ior Young Audiences Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 10am and 2.15pm. Extra Date: Sat 15, Edinburgh. £1.50. Although really intended for children, adults can go along to this special adaptation of Scottish Opera‘s current production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Performed by the full cast, orchestra and chorus and introduced from the stage by Thomas Hemsley, this will be the ideal first time to the opera for children of any age. One condition adults must be accompanied by children.

0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 1pm. Free at door. The Alberni String Quartet, artists-in-residence this session, are joined by David Nicholson (flute) for the Duo in G, K423 by Mozart, Beethoven’s Serenade in D Op 25 and the Flute Quartet in D, K 285, also by Mozart. Please note change of programme.

0 Young Concert Artists Trust Recital Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 01 637 8743 (YCAT). 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 7 (violin/piano and soprano). £2.50. Young artists being presented this evening are the Britten String Quartet playing Mozart’s Quartet No 6 in C, K465 and Britten’s No 1 in D Op 25. Sharing the platform is pianist Yeoh Ean Mei who plays Beethoven, Debussy and Scriabin. Although young, these musicians are very talented and ought to be worth hearing.

0 Glasgow Phoenix Choir Bothwell Parish Church, Bothwell. Tickets from Bothwell Post Office or Mrs Waterston, 20 Old Bothwell Road. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Everything from American songs, Negro spirituals to Bruckner, Parry and Mascagni’s famour Easter Hymn in aid of the restoration appeal for Bothwell Church, which goes right back to 1398.

0 Washington Ensemble Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street, 2214526. 7.30pm. £3.50/£2 (incl post concert meal). A new professional ensemble of players devote their first concert to Mozart - Symphony No 14, Piano Concert in A major K488 and the Clarinet Concert. A workshop at 6.30pm examines the more than human side of Mozart’s fascinating life.


0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo

Square. 1 . 10pm. Free at door. Christopher Rathbone plays Kenneth Leighton’s Missa de Gloria Op 82.

O SNO Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 2281155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 1, Glasgow. £2—£8.80. Matthias Bamert conducts a refreshing programme of music from this century Webern’s Passacaglia Op 1, Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Ralph Kirshbaum as soloist and Pelleas and Melisande by Schoenberg.

0 Prince Consort Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Tickets Centre, Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 1. £2.50 (incl refreshments). The highly successful musical evening featuring music by Lehar and Sullivan, songs from the musical stage, the 'music hall and much more.

0 Flute/Piano Recital Merchants’ Hall, Hanover Street. Tickets: 226 4602 (Scottish Wildlife Trust). 7.30pm. £3.50 (incl wine). Sheila Cochrane partnered by Stuart Montgomery gives a charity concert for the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Elgar, Debussy, Martinu and some popular classics.

SATURDAY 1 Glasgow

0 lolanthe Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. Extra dates: Wed 12, Sat 15, Edinburgh. £3—£l9. Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightfully witty operetta about a half- mortal/half-fairy who becomes a Member of Parliament and creates political havoc. Just the sort of thing that might happen even now.

0 Harpsichord Recital Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Free at door. A pleasant hour of informal harpsichord music. 0 SNO City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 31, Edinburgh for full description.


0 Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.75 (conc £2/£1). The Purcell Quartet perform the La Folia variations by CPE Bach and concerto for keyboard by Haydn in the elegant oval-shaped concert hall of St Cecilia’s.

0 Scottish Chamber Choir Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £3 (£2). Scarlatti’s Dixit Dominus and Mozart’s Requiem make up this evening’s programme , conducted by Colin Tipple with Peter Backhouse playing continuo.

0 Prince Consort Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge. 3pm and 7.30pm. £2.50 (incl refreshments). See Fri 31 for full description.

0 Methodist Association or Youth Clubs Concert Playhouse, Greenside Place,

The List 31 Oct— 13 Nov 29