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I Symposium: A Vision for Edinburgh Physicians' Theatre. 9 Queen Street. Edinburgh. 9.30am-5pm. £10 (incl. lunch). Tickets avail. from Mrs Susan Ridings. Dept of Extra-Mural Studies. Edinburgh University. 11 Buccleuch Place. Edinburgh. ()31 667 1011 and also The Cockburn Association. 15 North Bank Street; The Edinburgh Architectural Association. 15 Rutland Square; The Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee. 13a Dundas Street and The Edinburgh Old Town Committee for Conservation and Renewal. 357 High Street. A symposium to mark the tercentenary of the Lord Provost Drummond at which speakers will consider the status and role of Edinburgh. Speakers in the morning include Malcolm Rifkind MP. Alistair Darling MP. Richard Holloway (Bishop of Edinburgh). Sir Thomas Risk (Governor of the Bank of Scotland). In the afternoon experts will give their visions of education. science. arts and planning in Edinburgh over the next thirty years.

I Aguarhythms: Edinburgh Fringe Film Festival Infirmary Street Swimming Pool. Infirmary Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50unwaged). An unlikely sounding venue for the Fringe Film Festival this year. Avant garde and surreal films amongst palms. inflatables and water. See Film Section and Guestlist.


I Benefit flight for Greenham Common Kilderkin Pub. Constitution Street. Leith. Edinburgh. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). £2.50 (£1). Tickets avail. from the pub and from West and Wilde Bookshop. Dundas Street. A strong cabaret line up includes good female comedy acts: The Msfits. The Alexander Sisters. Lib and Rene. The Deadly Sen'ous Sisters and the Comedy Casuals.

I Housekeeping - Benefit Screening Cameo Cinema. 38 Home Street. Edinburgh. 7pm. £4 (Tickets avail from Cameo or from Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh). Bill Forsyth will attend this special benefit screening of his new film. proceeds to go towards the Edinburgh Film Festival. See Feature on Bill Forsyth.

I Charity Auction Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. Edinburgh. 2pm (doors open 1pm). A huge charity auction with proceeds going to the Leukaemia and Cancer Children‘s Fund for Scotland and Gracemount Primary School. The objects on auction are really worth going for- Gold Discs from groups like Simple Minds. Public Image and Heart;signed photos and posters from stars who have appeared at the Playhouse over the last year.


I Cycling into the Nineties Lothian Regional Council . Parliament Square. Edinburgh. loam-6.30pm (followed by social). £10 all day. £2.50 after 5pm. An all-day symposium on cycling to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Spokes. the


Lothian Cycle Campaign. Speakers will talk on the situation for cyclists and on the development of new routes etc. A buffet lunch is included in the registration fee. For further details please contact SPOKES on 031 225 6906.

I Skills - Sharing Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace. Edinburgh. ()31 337 5543. A session designed to encourage everybody to learn group skills from one another.

I Gambling as an Addiction Boyd Orr Building Lecture Theatre 2. University of Glasgow. 1.15—1.55pm. Dr R.1.F. Brown gives a lunchtime talk on the problems of gambling.

I Charity Fashion Show The Amphitheatre. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 7pm. Tickets £3 from the Amphitheatre. A fashion show. organised by the disco together with Montage. that incorporates a raffle and fashion auction from which all proceeds will go to the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund.


I Great Spiritual Masters and Their Teachings Conference Room. Central Library. George IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Alan Spence. Edinburgh‘s Writer in Residence. gives a talk on some of the great Indian spiritual teachers over the past century.

I Hair Care Marathon forthe RSSPCC Hairdressing Department. Telford College. Crewe Toll. Edinburgh. 031 332 9853. All day —9am-8pm. Telford College‘s hairdressing students do their bit for Scotland‘s deprived children by staging a hairdressing and beauty marathon. Go along and get your hair blow-dried or shampooed and set for only 50p. or have a beauty treatment for £1 (10am—3pm) and know that you are helping the RSSPCC at the same time.

I Woman and Mental Health Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. OrwellTerrace. Edinburgh. 031 3375543. Evening. Shula Allen gives a talk.

I Public Meeting - Ireland. the Socialist Solution City Hall. Albion Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Free. Held bythe Socialist Workers Party. Glasgow Central Branch. All welcome.


I John MacLean Memorial Lecture McLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. 50p (unwaged free). The second memorial lecture will be on John MacLean and the Russian Revolution.

I Glasgow Film and Video Workshop: Three Day Event Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041 332 7521. 10am—8.30pm. Free. A three-day video event showcasing film and video from independent and workshop film and video producers. Based around the theme of the city. the programme explores various related topics - eg housing. government. media. history. (un)employment, arts.


I Glasgow Film and Video Workshop: Three Day Event Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. 041 332

7521 . 10am—8.30pm. See above. Thurs 3. I First Friday: Poems and Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Edinburgh. 8pm. 50p. All are welcome to an evening of readings and music from Kennie Storrie. Bob Shields. Billy Cornwall and the Pomegranate Writing Group.


I Glasgow Film and Video Workshop Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 04] 332 7521 . 10am~1.30pm. Free. See above. Thurs 3.

I Earthwalk - Weekend Symposium Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. ()31 667 5438. 10am-6pm Sat & Sun (eve also on Saturday) Payment by donation. booking essential however call Salisbury Centre Mon-Fri9.30-11.30am. David Urie leads the weekend. Urie works with the teachings ofShamanic tradition and has worked for many yearsin theatre and drama as a teacher and performer and in community art in inner cities before turning to the Shamanic tradition. On Saturday night there will be a trance and dance ceremony and a dreamcircle.

I Breaking through to Wholistic Living The Hall. St John‘s Church. West End of Princes Street. Edinburgh. 12.45pm for 1pm. £7.50 (Tickets avail until 1 Decfrom Tina Wood. 13 Rankeillo Street. Edinburgh EH8 91A please send SAE). A talk by Walter and Dorothy Schwarz given over a vegetarian lunch (incl in ticket price).


I Earthwalk- Weekend Symposium Salisbury Centre. Edinburgh. See Sat 5. above.

I flight for the African National Congress Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. (Doors open 7.30pm). £5 (£2 unwaged). Tickets avail from Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road. 031 228 1155. in advance. To raise funds forthe African National Congress's London Office. this benefit. organised by the Society of Civil and Public Servants includes the well-known band. The Battlefield Band; the SWAPO choir. students from Namibia; the Comedy Casuals; the Alexander Sisters; Wray Gunn and the Rockets. and a cappella group the Moonlighters.


I Douglas Eadie talks about ‘Gramsci’ Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Organised by SESAME (South East Scotland Association of Media Education) Douglas Eadie of Pelicula Films talks about independent film production and the issues raised in his documentary ‘Gramsci‘. to be shown on Channel 4 on 16 December at 9.30pm.

I Fight Alton's Bill Public Meeting Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Organised by the Lothian Region Branch ofthe Fight Alton's Bill Campaign. Open to all.

I Women and Science Around the World Cornerstone Cafe. St John‘s Church Vaults. West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh. 7.30pm. An informal panel discussion by women scientists from different countries. All women interested are welcome.

I Sponsored Walk overthe Forthlriege Forth Road Bridge. 2pm. The staff of the Edinburgh Amphitheatre disco will walk across the bridge and back to raise money for the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund. Go along and sponsor or cheer them!


I Theories of Ageing -Thelr Application to Man Boyd Orr Building Lecture Theatre 2, University ofGlasgow. 1.15—1.55pm. Professor F. l. Caird (Geriatric Medecine, Southern General Hospital) gives atalk.


I The Path of the Heart Sri C hinmoy Centre. 36 Candlemaker Row. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s Writer in Residence Alan Spence gives a talk on meditation.

I Christmas Charity Disco The

Amphitheatre. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 10pm-4am. Instead of the usual admission fee. the price of entry to the disco tonight will be a toy all toys will then go to children‘s homes and hospitals in Edinburgh.


I Benefit for the ROM. Scottish Area Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). £5. Tickets avail in advance from Virgin. Ripping Records. Students Unions and the NUM. 5 Hillside Cresc. Edinburgh. A benefit for the Scottish Miners‘ Relief Fund - some miners still have not been reinstated and Christmas is not an easy time for them. Bands appearinginclude Horse. We Free Kings. Swamptrash and The Alice House.

I The Poetry of Pain Mandela Theatre. Gateway Exchange. Abbeymount. Edinburgh. 031 661 0982. 8pm. £1 (50p unwaged). Readings of poems that have been sent into the Gateway Exchange from people in prison. The second part of the evening will be taken up by songs written and sung by Kenny McLeod about his experience of psychiatric care.

I Nucleus Benefit Bop to the Baltons Book and Country Band Calton Studios, Calton Road. Edinburgh. 9pm-iate. £2.540

(£1 .50 unwaged). Tickets available in advance from Nucleus. 8 London Road and Countryside. country and western shop. London Road. Proceeds go to Nucleus. the Edinburgh charity offering counselling and support services to families with a mentally handicapped child.


This section is designed to list maiortrade (with public access) and leisure exhibitions that would not normally fall into the Art section. Exhibitions are listed first by city then by venue running in alphabetical order. lnfonnation should be sent to The List not less than ten days before publication.


I SECC Finneston Street. 041 248 3000. Knitting and Sewing Exhibition 3-6 Dec. Thurs 3. 2—6pm; Fri 4. Sat 5. IOam—6pm; Sun 10—5pm. £1 .50 (children 50p).



Scottish Agricultural Winter Falr 2—3 Dec. 7am—8pm Wed; 7am—4pm Thurs. £5 (2.50) until 3pm; after 3pm Wed. £2.50. Thur £1. The winter equivalent of the Royal Highland show. Sponsored by The Bank of Scotland, it's mainly a livestock event (with this year well over a thousand animals on show) but there are also trade exhibitions and spectator events including a five-a-side rugby competition. with the majority of the action going on under cover. Beef cattle judging will be on 2 Dec.

I WAVERLEY MARKET Princes Street. Castle Terrace Gap Site Exhibition Until 30 Nov. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Information: 225 2424. A chance to look at the eight shortlisted designs for the notorious hole in the ground site that has filled more column inches over the years than any other Edinburgh planning issue. The public are invited to offer their opinions.

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