popular classes again in January. For 5—9 year-olds. Monster Machine (Mondays 5—6.30pm from 1 1 Jan. 50p per week) isa development ofthe successful ‘Fun Factories': lots of fun and games for little monsters!

Junior Film Animation for budding film-make rs ( Mondays and Tuesdays. 4—6pm. from 11 Jan. £7.50) shows kids how to use various techniques and make films of their own.


I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children's Saturday matinécs. 2pm. All seats £1 bookable in advance.

See Film listings for details.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240

Sleeping Beauty limit 161an. 7.30pm. .‘ylats2.30pmon‘).13.161an.£4(£3). Mats all seats £2.75. Forthe first timethe Brunton present their own panto. specially commissioned from Scottish actor and writerJohn Bett. lt's fullof

w arm-hearted panio banter. audience participation and slap-stick. but the story gets lost amongst it all and it is neverreally tunny or magical enough.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Jack and the Beanstalk L‘ntil 20 Feb. 7pm. £4.50 £6.50. Cones £2.50—£3.50. A spectacular-looking. high-gloss production with fine performances from .limniy Logan as Dame Trotter and Chat Mel .ean as Wondergran. btit rather disappointing in terms of scarey bits and audience participation.

I PORTDBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street

Mother Goose l'ntil Sat ‘) Jan. 2.30pm and 2.30pm. Presented by Ron Coekburn productions w ho will be known to Brunton Theatre audiences for their pantos there in prey iousyears.

Lough coo/€002 now available on LP. and cassette

Loudi Records. 139 Warrender Park Road. Edinburgh. EH9 lDS.

I The Open List is a tree listings servicetor ail cultural. educational, political and other events that do nottall into The List’s other

listings categories.


I Fight the Alton Bill Cabaret Calton Studios. Calton Road. Edinburgh. 9pm. £3 waged. £1 .50 unwagcd (Tickets avail. from FAB c/o Trades Union Council. 12 Picardy Place. Edinburgh tel. ()31 557 1018 or on the door on the night). The rockabilly band Reagan and the Rockets and Wackhead will be among those appearing at this benefit aimed at raising funds to fight David Alton's abortion bill. I Ceilidh Walpole Hall. Chester Street. llaymarket. Edinburgh. 8pm. £1.50 before 8pm. £2 after. Further info 031 33‘) 5374. The first of a series of ceilidhs to be held at this venue on Saturdays and 'lhursdays. Music by the Caledonian Ceilidh Band. Those taking part are requested not to smoke.


I Class: Introduction to Photography Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 031226 5-125. 7—‘)pm. £16 waged.£l 1 students. £8 unwaged. ()APs. A new course of classes in photography for

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people with little or no experience of processing and printing. The course looks at different aspects of using photography— including fashion and journalism. Please bring a camera ifposs.

I Class: Adult Drama Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. ‘)31 226 5425. 7—9pm. £11 waged. £8 student. £5 unwaged. OAPs. Theatre Workshop starts a new series ofits extremely popular drama classes which work through enjoyment and improvisation. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

I Class: Film Animation Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. Edinburgh. ()31 226 5425. Adult Classes: Mondays. 7-‘)pm. £14. Junior Classes: Mondays and Tuesdays. 4-6pm. £7.50. A new series ofclasses in film animation witl‘ the emphasis on practicality. Participants are encouraged to make their own films. I Talk: Scottish Silver Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 12.45pm-1.30pm. First in a seriesoftalks. workshops and demonstrations organised by the Royal Museum of Scotland on the subject of Scottish Silver. For further details please call 031 225 753-1 ext 206.


I Suns. Stones and Speculation —the Genius of Megalithic Man Lecture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. liniversityof Glasgow. 1.15pm. A talk by Professor AE. Roy (Physics & Astronomy).

I Playwrights’ Workshops Theatre Workshop. 3-1 Hamilton Place. Edinburgh. ()31 226 5425. 7-‘)pm. £waged. £8 students. £5 unwaged. ()APs. Scottish playwright Tom McGrath leads a new series of playwrights' workshops for all those interested in writing drama. Some of the work that emerged in last autumn's series was featured in the "Words Beyond Words‘ performances at the Lyceum Studioduring the Edinburgh Festival.


I Visit to Assay Oltice Assay ( )ffice . t) (iranton Road (Behind KempsCrarage). 2-3.30pm. Part of the Royal Museum of Scotland's series oftalksand demonstrations on the subject ofScottish Silver. For further details please call 031 225 7534 ext 206.


I Exhibition Talk Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. (ilasgow. 041 332 7521. 1.15pm. Free. Andrew Nairn. exhibitions organiser at the Centre givesa talk on two artists exhibiting there currently: Jiri David from Prague and Stephan l luber from (iermany (whose work is also on show at the exhibition Edinburgh Inteniarumul at the RSA in Edinburgh).

I Astrology- Fact or Fiction? Royal ()bservatory. Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Mr Alan Pickup gives the latest in the series oftalks on astronomy today.

I The Secret Commonwealth of Elves. Fauns and Faeries Salisbury Centre. 3 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 031 667 5438. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Robert Brydon. Ethnologist and President of the Edinburgh Theosophical Centre. gives a talk based on the work of

the 17th-century Revd Robert Kirk of Aberfoyle . who seriously investigated the world of fae ries.

I Burns Supper City Chambers, Glasgow. Tickets are £20 a head (five course meal, wine and a dram) and all proceeds goto Scottish Kidney Research. For tickets and further info please call A McFarlane on 041204 2633 (day) or 041 959 6871 (eve). I Talk: The Italian Renaissance Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street, Edinburgh. 11am & 2.30pm. Godfrey Evans begins the new series of talks at the Royal Museum on the theme of Highligth ofEuropean Arr1200—1800. Talks last approx. 40 minutes and those interested should meet at the Museum Talks Assembly Point in the Main Hall. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. For further details please call ()31 225 753-1. ext 206.


I Baia Yoga Meditation Intensive Salisbury Centre. 3 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. ()31 667 5438. 10.30am-5.30pm. By donation. Free vegetarian lunch provided. Talks. group meditations. workshops and discussions. Open to anyone interested.


I Talk: Edinburgh Silver Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 1245-] .30pm. A talk by George Dalgleish as part of the Museum's series of talksand demonstrations on Scottish Silver. For further details please call 031 225 7534. ext 206.


I Particle Physics and the Ultimate Structure of Matter Lecture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. l'niverity ofCilasgow. 1.15pm. A lunchtime talk by I)rJ.(i. Lynch (Physics and Astronomy).


I Workshop on Cuttlefish Casting Royal Museum of Scotland. (hambe rs Street. Edinburgh. 2-4pm. £2. A workshop given by Adrian Hope. silversmith. as part of the Royal Museum's series oftalks. workshops and demonstrations on Scottish Silver. For further details please call (131 225 7534.


I Reading by author Edmund White West 6.- Wilde Bookshop. 25a Duridas Street. Edinburgh. 031 556007‘). From 8pm. The writer Edmund White will be giving a reading from and signing copies of his new book The Beautiful Room is lint/Hy. published by Pan Books this month.

I Ceilidh Walpole Hall. Chester Street. Haymarket. Edinburgh. ‘).30pm. £1 before ‘).30pm. £1 .50after. Further info 031 33‘) 5374. The first Thursday ceilidli in a new series of ceilidhs on Saturdays and Thursdays at this venue. Music by Scottish Blend. Please don't smoke at the ceilidh. I Performance/Reading: Le Discours Aux Animaux Assembly Rooms. 5-1 (ieorge Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. French actor Andre Marcon in a performance of a monolgue by Valere .\'ovarina ( French painter. writer and director) in which a solitary man wanders. musing. in a graveyard. The performance woii Marcon great acclaim at the last Avignon Festival. I Women’s Writing Workshops Peace and Justice Centre. St John‘s Church. Edinburgh. (CHECK). 7pm. Further detailson 031 22‘) 6700 332 8050. The start of an eight-week long series ofsessions looking at different ways into writing.

I The Strange Case of the Star-struck Designer National Museums of Scotland. Museum Lecture Theatre. Lothian Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Former archictecture correspondent of the Sunday Times. Deyan Sudjic. Editor of Blueprint. the design monthly . gives the latest in the museum‘s series of talks.

26 The List 8— 21 January 1988