specatular as the Tutankhamun exhibition ofthe 70s. highlights some oftheamazing treasures the Pharaohs hoped would see them through their time in the next world. There will be a variety of special activities for children during the exhibition details to be announced. See also panel and feature.


I PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 557 2590

The Nutcracker L'ntil Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4. £6. £10. Concshalf price Wed and Thtlrs only. A good-looking but slightly disappointing production of'I'chaikovsky's much-loved Nutcracker by Scottish Ballet.


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

The ThietolBagdhad (GB. 1940) 109 mins. 6 Feb. All the magic you'd except from director Michael Powell in this excellent version of the Arabian Nights fable. plus Oscar-winning photography. Allchildren should insist on going as a half-term treat. Flight of the Navigator(l.’SA. 1986) 13 Feb. A young boy takes an eight year flight in . space and returns to earth. unchanged and unaged! Adventuresome fantasy. but rather unremarkable.

I ODEON Clerk street. 667 7331.

Bambi (U) (David Hand. L'S. l942)72 mins 12—19 Feb. 2. l5. 4.20and6. 15pm. adults£2 (£1.50) before 6pm;£2.80(£2) after 6pm. Enjoying its second re-relcase in two years. Bambi remains one ofthe most engaging and beguiling ofall Disney‘s films. L'nmissable.


I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Jack and the Beanstalk Until 20 Feb. 7pm. £4.50—£6.50. Concs £2.50—£3.50. One of the few pantos with real staying power is the King‘s production which runs well into February. lt‘saspectacular-looking. high-gloss production with fine performances from Jimmy Logan as Dame Trotter and L'na McLean as Wondergran. but rather disappointing scarey bits and not really enough audience participation.


Peter Pan Tue lb—Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. Matinccs Wed and Sat 2.30pm. £9.50. £7.50. £5.50. Concs £2 off all prices. only one concession per booking. One in 15 free. George Cole moves from the world of Minder to play one ofpantomime‘s favourite baddies when he takes on the part of Captain Hook in Peter Pan. This production. which first scored a hit at the Cambridge Theatre. London. last Christmas. also stars Scotland‘s own Lulu as Peter Pan and should be one ofthe highlights of the panto season.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697; cc 229 4353. Box office Mon—Sat. 10am—8pm.

Charley's Aunt L'ntil 6 Feb. 7.45pm. £2.70. £3.80. £4.80. £5.40. £6. lfpantomimeis the ideal way of introducing children to theatre. Charley‘s Aunt is a wonderful play for them to graduate to. It's clever. light. witty. absurd. fast and above all hilariously funny. Rupert Farley gives a superb performance as Charley's Aunt and it should appeal to any child of secondary school age. Guest director is Ian Brown.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—10pm; Sun 6— 10pm. Closed Mons.

Coming Home Tue 16 and Wed 17 Feb. 7.30pm. Seats from £2. Sundays all seats £2. Not many of the Traverse's shows appeal to children. but this clown‘s act by Rick Zolowski. although it isn‘t designed for kids. is funny and likely to appeal to any child who likes theatre aged 5 years and over.

I The Open List is a free listings serviceior all cultural. educational. political and other events that do not tall into The List's other listings categories.

I Comic Relief takes place this fortnight—in addition to the many TV programmes. there will be cabaret and general shenanegins going on in Edinburgh and Glasgow to raise money tor lamine attlicted areas otAtrica. These benelit gigs and events are listed beneath the feature on Grill Rhstones (cabaret events are also listed onthe

theatre pages).

This issue The List also starts a regular noticeboard of information on Sports Aid events this year. to raise money tor the same cause. See Sports Page.


I Poems and Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Edinburgh. 8pm. 50p. An evening of readings and music with Brian O‘Donnell. Andy Bell. Colin Kerr and Westerhailes Writers.

I Talk: Richard Cork Fruitmarket Gallery. 29 Market Street. Edinburgh. 6. 15pm. Free. Richard Cork. writer and critic. talks about the early work ofthe photographer Boyd Webb. whose work is currently being exhibited at the gallery. I It's Handed Doon Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 031 667 5438. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). A video and discussion with Margaret Ritchie. The video focuses on former fishwives of Musselburgh who describe their working lives - usually coloured by traditions going back hundreds of years in poetry. interviews and drama. The proceeds of the film. which was made by Creel Films and Film Workshop. will be split between the Salisbury Centre and the Sarah Noble Memorial Trust.

I Talk: The Potter's Art: Ceramics Betore Porcelain Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 11am & 2.30pm. Free. Godfrey Evans givesthe latest in the museum's series of talkson ‘Highlightsof European Art 1200-1800‘. For further details please call 031 225 7534 ext 206.


I Public Meeting: National Associationtor Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Lecture Theatre. 4th Floor. ()utpatients' Block. Western General Hospital. Crewe Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. Free. All patients. families. friends and people interested in these illnesses are welcome. The speaker will be Dr Derek Holdsworth from Sheffield. talking about ‘Problemsof Current Treatment Advantages ofNew Ones‘. Raffle and Bring and Buy Sale— any home-made cakes. jam etc appreciated.

I T'ai Chi/Massage Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Newington. Edinburgh. ()31 667 5438. 10am-5pm. £15 (£12).Jim Griffin and David Wilkinson lead a day in T’ai Chi Wu Form massage and exercises. Please bring food to share.

I Cat Show Kessington Hall. Bearsden. Glasgow. 11am-5pm. The Cat Association of Scotland's third exemption cat show. Open to the public.


I Aromatherapy Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. lllam-6pm. £15 (£12). Diana Spray leads a workshop teaching basic massage techniques and how to use different oils for everyday ailments as well as for relaxation. Please bring a blanket. towel and food toshare for lunch


I Talk: Modern Scottish Writers and Italy The College Club. Glasgow liniversity. 7.30pm. Edwin Morgan will give this talk arranged by the Dante Alighieri Society of Glasgow. For further information please call0413341552.

I Talk: Silver Souvenirs ot the Scottish Services Royal Museum ofScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh.

1245-] .30pm. Charles Burnett gives a talk as part ofthe National Museumof Scotland's series of events on the subject ofScottish silver. Further info. fromtl3l 225 7534 ext. 206.


I Looking for Dead Faces— Death Masks oi the Famous and Infamous Lecture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Dr 11]. Gibson(of Geriatric Medicine at the Southern General Hospital) gives today‘s lunchtime lecture.


I Stewart Conn reads from ‘In the Kibble Palace‘ 27. George Square. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Author. playwright and radio drama producer Stewart Conn reads from his work. Organised by the Scottish Association of Speaking Verse.

I Talk: ATime and a Place Stills Gallery. High Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £1.50 (75p). IzabelaJeprzejczyk. an independent photographer and lecturer. gives a talk on her approach to photography. particularly landscape.

I Scottish Silver: Visit to Assay Dttice Meet at Assay Office. 9 Granton Road (Behind Kemps Garage). Edinburgh. 2pm. Part of the National Museums of Scotland'sserics of events. lectures and visits about Scottish Silver.

I Local Arts Council: Public Meeting Wester Ilailes Representative Council. 18 Hailesland Place. Wester Hailes. Edinburgh. 7pm. ()ne of several public meetings being held over several weeks to discuss what having a local arts council in Edinburgh would mean for arts organisations and interested individuals. Officers and councillors from Edinburgh District Council will be in attendance to answer questions and listen to your views. All welcome.


I Introductory Talk on Relaxation and Breathing Alva Natural Health Centre. 17 Oueensferry Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Donations welcome. L'Ila Lorriman and Jane Chisholm give the talk.

I Ceilidh Walpole Hall. Chester Street. Haymarket. Edinburgh. 8-l2pm. £1.50 before 8pm; £2 afterwards. The Caledonian Ceilidh Band provide the music in this latest ofthe regular series of


ceilidhs. Those attending are requested to kindly refrain from smoking.

I Edinburgh Bisexual Group Meeting Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The theme of tonight‘s regular meeting is non-competitive games.


I Planetary Systems Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Dr Gillian Pickup gives the ()bscrvatory's regular Friday talk on astronomy today. For further details tel. 031 667 3321.

I Talk: non O'Donnell Fruitmarkct Gallery. 29 Market Street. Edinburgh. 6.15pm. Free. Ron O'Donnell (ottr cover photographer this issue) who is renowned for his witty installations. gives a personal appreciation of the work of Boyd Webb. whose photographs are currently being exhibited at the gallery.

I English Furniture From the Seventeenth Century Royal Museum ofScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 1 lam & 2pm. Free. Virginia Glenn gives the latest in the museum’s series of talkson

‘1 lighliglitsof European Art 1200—-18l)ll'. For further details please ring03l 225 7534.

I Rock at the Auld Chase Aultl Chase. Bonnyrigg. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Esk Valley Red Wedge present The Heaters and The Rail Girls in an attempt to offset the losses run up by previous benefits.


I Talk: Medieval Silver In Scotland Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 12.45pm. The latest in a series of talks and events about Scottish Silver. this talk is given by David ( 'aldwell.

I Silversmith Demonstration: Daily Until Sat 20th Scottish Crafts Centre Exhibition. 3rd Floor. Burberry Scotch House. 3‘) ~11 Princes Street. Edinburgh. 9am-530pnr. Part of the National Museumsof Scotland's series of talks. events and demonstrations relating to Scottish Silver. For further details please tel. 031 225 7534 ext 206.

I Humanism Negative orPositive? Edinburgh Humanist (iroup. 55 Albany Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The latest in a series of discussions under the title '1IumanismToday". organised by the Edinburgh Humanist Group. 'l'oday‘s discussion leader is Eric Lindsav.


I Memory torAnaesthesia -Remembering What You Never Wanted To Know I .ccture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. 'I‘oday's lunchtime lecture is given by Dr. K. Millar from the BehaviouralSciences Department.


I Introductory Talk on Acupressure and Reflexology Alva Natural HealthCentre. l7 ()ueensfcrry Street. I-Ztlinburgh. 7.30pm. Donations welcome. A talk by Adele Gregory. I The Sword and the Fan - an lntroductionto Japanese Prints Museum Lecture Theatre. Lothian Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. B.W. Robinson gives the latest in the National MuseumsofScotIand's series of lectures. I Edinburgh Bisexual Group Regular Meeting Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Tonight is a social night. I Local Arts Council: Public Meeting Lcith Community Centre. Kirkgate. Leith. Edinburgh. 7pm. See Wednesday IOFeb. above.


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