From the Portfolio Until Sat 23 May. Downstairs at the workshop, the proofs for a print by Gwen Hardie made during her recent visit from Berlin. show how the artist progressed to her final choice. A selection of prints by other artists, John Bellany. Bill Gillon etc. will also be on show.

0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).

Pirro Cuniberti and Maurizio Bottarelli Until Sat 2 May. Two contemporary Italian artists explore the complex but fruitful ground ofthe relation between sign and meaning. An Italian Institute exhibition.

Talk Thurs 21 May at 8pm. £5 (£3). An illustrated talk by Douglas Hall on paintings between 1840 and 1940 with music evoking the period performed by an ensemble led by Leonard Friedman.

0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. 1930s' Drawings Until Fri 8 May. An exhibition of drawings to coincide

with the launch ofCharles McKean's book on 1930s‘ architecture.

0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 11am—5pm.

Botanical Illustrations Until 10 May. Keith West. a leading botanical artist himself. has selected work by contemporary illustrators in the same field.

Liliam Snelling's Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. As the rhododendrons bloom outside in the gardens. Snelling‘s fine watercolour versions are shown inside. Snelling was an employee ofthe Botanics when the works were painted from 1916to 1921.

Gardens of Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. From the 17th century landscape and garden design was taken very seriously and this exhibition traces. with photographs, some of the finest Scottish examples. See panel.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. There are many interesting talks. lectures and films currently being held at the museum. (See Open section). Contact the information desk for details.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.

0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat I0am—4pm: Sun 2—4pm.

Annual Exhibition Until Sun 5 July. Work by members. associate members and selected work from members of the public. including sculpture. architectural drawings and paintings.


8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.

Young and Old Until 9 May. Twentieth century Scottish painters from the Colourists to Daniel MacPhee and Peter Maclaren.

A one-man show.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136. Mon-Sat 10am—5 .30pm.

A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland.

0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Gallery closed Monday 4 and 18 May.

Robert Leishman Dreamscapes Tue 5—Wed 27 May. Born in 1916, Leishman has had many one-man shows throughout Scotland. Marjorie Lucas - Slllt Drawings Tue 5—Wed 27 May. Castle and butterflies a delicate match to Leishman’s dreamy, floating still lifes.

Surface and Texture Tue 5—Wed 27 May. New ceramics by Sebastian Blackie and Gabriele Koch and metalwork by Graham Crimmons. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue-Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue-Fri 10am—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre, Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1 140. Tue—Sat, noon—6pm. Bernard Faucon- Constructed Photographs Until Sat 9 May. Stills is one ofonly three venues in the UK showing this exhibition of ambiguous images which intrigue and disturb. He poses mannequins with real children. meticulously covers rooms in sand or snow or flowers and sets up forgotten. allusive worlds. Faucon probes deeply through the superficial a piquant exhibition. Bernard Faucon will give a talk (in French) about work in this exhibition at the French Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. Fri 8 May. 6pm.

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

Humphrey Ocean Paintings and Drawings Until Sat 9 May. Plus the artists selection of the Ferens Art Gallery. Hull.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

WASPS Exhibition Until end May. Workshops and Artist Studio Provisions. Scotland (WASPS) is a charitable organisation aided by the SAC to offer artists and others working creatively a low-rent studio space. which is allotted by application. not merit. The exhibition illustrates how the space is being used by showing a wide range of work by the studios artists.”

0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm: Sat 10.30am—4pm. Kenneth Robertson Until Sat 9 May. 0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. David Cook Sat 2—Sat 23 May. Recent landscapes in colour.

A Time for Angels 2—23 May. Sculpture by Elaine Wilson.



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

FRIDAY 1 Glasgow

0 Cinderella King’s Theatre, Bath Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.15pm. Extra date: Sat 2 (2.15 and 7.15pm). £2.50—£4.50. Glasgow Grand Opera Society continues with its first Scottish performances of Massenet’s Cinderella, in aid of Leukaemia Research.


0 Princess lda King’s Theatre. Leven Street, 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 2, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

£1 .50—£4.50. Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society in one oftheir popular operettas.

0 Edinburgh Opera Company Churchill Theatre, Morningside Road. Tickets: 031 339 3937 (Joyce Wightman). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 2. £3. An evening with EOC, and soloists Frances and Ivor Klayman. A mixture ofopera, sacred songs and lighter music for chorus and soloists.

SATURDAY 2 Glasgow

0 Cinderella King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 2.15pm amd 7.15pm. £2.50—£4.50. See Fri 1 forfull description.

0 Madame Butterfly Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 6. Fri 8. Wed 20 May; Tue 2, Fri 5 June (Glasgow). Wed 24 and Sat 27 June (Edinburgh). £3—£19. A new production directed by Nuria Espert of Puccini‘s much loved tale ofthe Japanese geisha girl who falls for an American naval officer. A celebration ofScottish Opera‘s 25th anniversary.

0 Harpsichord Recital Pollok House, Pollok Park. Pollokshaws Road. Free at door. 3pm. An hour of informal entertainment from the harpsichord.


0 Edinburgh Opera Company Churchill Theatre. Morningside Road. Tickets: 339 3937 (Joyce Wightman). 7.30pm. £3. See Fri 1 for full description.

0 St Mary’s Singers St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Admission programmes at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Mozart‘s Requiem in the rarely-heard version edited by C.R.F. Maunder. Robert Marshall conducts his young choir with the

Cathedral Consort and soloists Joanne Maggs. Malcolm Smith. Paul Gordon and Andrew Hammond.

0 Princess Ida King’s Theatre. Leven Street. 2291201.2.30pm and 7.30pm. £1.50—£4.50. See Fri 1 for full description.

0 Chamber Music Recital St Cecilia‘s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. Charm present music for small ensembles.

SUNDAY 3 Edinburgh

0 Guitar Recital Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 1pm. £2

(£1.50). Young Icelandic guitarist Petur Jonasson returns to Edinburgh to play works by Torroba Torrega. Ponce. Hallgrimsson and other modern Icelandic composers.

TUESDAY 5 Edinburgh

0 Open Dress Rehearsal Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Tickets by Post. 6.30pm. £1.50. The final moments of Scottish Opera‘s Barber of Seville before it goes public. Friends of Scottish Opera members only (see Thurs 14).


0 Edinburgh University Madrigal Group Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1. 10pm. ‘Sumer is icumen in' is the optimistic title ofthis medley ofsongs from all ages, for the month of May.

0 Napier College Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). The first performance of David Johnson‘s Piano Concerto with Zoe Bolam as soloist. Other interesting music in the form of Schumann’s Overture to The Bride of Messina. the Symphony No 4 by Atterberg and Walton‘s Richard III Suite.

0 Reid Concert Hall Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 8pm. Tickets at door. Students ofEdinburgh University perform an interesting selection of music for chamber groups. featuring Piers Adams on recorder playing Handel. Van Eyck. Music for a Bird by Hans Martin Linde and Cantus II by Egil Hovland.


0 Madame ButterflyTheatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Fri 8. Wed 20. Tue 2. Fri 5 June (Glasgow) plus Wed 24 June and Sat 27 June (Edinburgh). £3—£l9. See Sat 2 for full description. 0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. Competition runs

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