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o The Open List is a tree listings service tor all cultural, educational, political and other events that do not

tail into The Llst's other listings

categories. SATURDAY 30

0 Billy Kay The Central Library. Civic Centre. East Kilbride. 8pm. Billy Kay. presenter of the ()dyssev tv and radio series talks about his latest book and tv series. Scots: The Mither Tongue. Rod Patterson of The Easy Club band will provide musical backing.

o Tenement Liie Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinbugh. 8pm 50p. To coincide with the opening of the photographic exhibition on the theme oftcnernent life. the Gorgie-Dalry Writers Workshop presents an evening of poetry. prose and music with accompanying slides. See Spring Fling.


o Beneiit tor Rape Crisis and Women in Fringe (‘alton Studios. Calton Road. 7.3(1—11.3llpm. £2.5(l(£2)('l‘ickets from I IMV'. Virgin and Ripping Records shops). Disco. Bands include Bop Sh'Bam and Goodbye Mr MacKenzie. Mystery presenter.


0 Victorian Dress National Museums ofScotland. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 2pm Free. Katriana Hazel] gives the talk.

0 The Edinburgh Hair Show The Amphitheatre. 31 Lothian Road. Edinburgh. Tel ()31 22‘) 7671). 8pm-9pm £5 (including dance). A chance to see in Edinburgh Charlie Millers contribution to New York’s Hair and Beauty Show. ()utfits by Yvonne Simpson.


Labour I listory Workshop Lecture Room 3. McCance Building. 16 Richmond Street. University of Stathclyde. 7pm Information from A Mclvor. History Department. University ofStrathclyde. Second part of a workshop on Women and Work this takes up the story since World War One. All Welcome.

0 Weapons Build Up: A Public Meeting City Chambers. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. Mr G Palmer will address this meeting which will discuss the build up ofarms in the North Atlantic. ()ther speakers will include Ingibjorg Haraldsdottir. General Secretary of the Campaign Against Military Bases in Iceland and Carel

Goodheir ofScottish CND.

0 Behind the Scenes at The Botanics Royal Botanic Gardens. Edinburgh. Information. 031 552 7171. 7-9pm George Kirkpatrick. supervisor of the Herbaceous Department talks about plants ()2: The Rocks including a demonstration of what makes the alpine collection unique.


0 At the Ends oi the EarthNutionul Museums ofScotland. Royal Museum ofScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 2pm Free. Ian Bunyan gives a talk on the subject of Scottish explorers.


0 First Friday: Poems and Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Edinburgh. 8pm 75p. Poetry and prose from the Westerhailes Writers Co-operative. the Rookbook Group. 'l'ollcross Writers Workshop and the Gorgie-l)alry Writers Workshop.


o The Kelvin Clean-up The car park. Kelvinbridge Underground (by Great Western Road). lllam-Spm. Information from Tom Ballantine. (1-11 248 4672 (day). (141 946 1972 (after (ipm). A cordinated attempt to clear the banks and bed of the River Kelvin organised by Glasgow District Council and Friends ofthe Earth Glasgow. Wear stout footwear - other equipment will be provided as will a soup and rolls lunch. Recommended for all those who like messing about in the water!

0 Scottish International Writers' Weekend Edinburgh. See Books.


0 Party Political Broadcasts Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 8pm A Spring Fling event making the inauguration of the Edi awards for community videos - alternative presentations to those canvassing votes for Thursday's Election. these are videos made by ordinary people. See Spring Fling for details ofvideo workshops and childrens events.

0 Paula Danziger Book Trust Scotland. 15a Lynedoch Street. Glasgow. Tel ()41 332 (1391 . 7.30pm. New York writer of teenage fiction

( The Divorce lit/Mess. The ( u! A Ie My Gymsuit. ( 'un You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice) visits Glasgow as part of her UK tour.

0 Behind the Scenes at the Botanics Royal Botanic Gardens. Edinburgh. lnformationli31552 7171. 7-‘)pm A walk round the demonstration garden in the company of Herbaceous expert. Bill 'I‘ait.

42 The List 29 May - 11 June