I The Open List is a tree listings service for all cultural, educational. political and other events that do not tall into The List's other listings categories.


I One Thousand Years at Russian Christianity St John's Church. Princes Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. A public lecture given by Archpriest Benedict Ramsden. diocesan preacher of the Russian Orthodox Diocese ofSourzoh. See also Sat 5th.

I First Friday: Poems and Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Edinburgh. 8pm. 50p. An evening of readings and music with Andrew Jackson. Roddy Lumsden. Phil Wher and Kirkcaldy Writers. Audience participants welcome. I Spring Flower Show Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 2-5pm. £1 (50p()AP L'B40. 25pchild). Organised by The Royal (‘aledonian Horticultural Society. this promises something for all the family with big floral displays and plants. gardening equipment and paintings for sale. pony rides and an animal farm.

I Rites of Passage The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Rd. Newington. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £3020. A weekend workshop for men ofall ages exploring the role ofritual and play in personal development. The aim is to create and celebrate appropriate rituals for today with the help of Eric Maddern. who has worked with aborigines. and the differing experiences of fatherhood ofJustin Kenrick and divorcee Alex Wild. Bring food to share. For details ring 031 (>67 5438.


I FAB Benefit Cabaret (‘alion Studios. Calton Road. Edinburgh. 9pm. £3 (£1 .50) A cabaret evening to raise money forthe campaign against David Alton‘s abortion bill. Those on the line up include female comedy duo The MsFits. revue group Unnatural Acts. stand-up comic Stu McDonald and bands Good and Gone and God Said. On March 1‘) there will be a national demonstration against the bill in London and coaches will be going down from Edinburgh. Details are available at the cabaret and also from the Trades Council. 12 Picardy Place. Edinburgh.

I Spokes Annual Ceilidh Walpole Hall. Chester Street. Edinburgh. Rpm-midnight. £2 (Tickets in advance from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op orCity Cycles). Spokes. the Lothian Cycling Campaign hold their annual ceilidh. From wheels to reels.

I Spring Flower Show Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh.

1 1-5pm (see 4th March).

I Rites of Passage The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Rd. Newington. Edinburgh. 10am-6pm and evening. £30 20. Continues from Friday (see above for details).


I And the Band Played 0n: Randy Shilts book signing West and Wilde Bookshop, Dundas Street. Edinburgh. 3-4pm. Randy Shilts will be in the bookshop signing copies of his mammoth study ofthe

progress of the AIDS disease. Andi/re Band Played ()n.

I Spring Flower Show Mcadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 11-5pm (see 4th March).

I Rites of Passage The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Rd. Newington. Edinburgh. 10am-3pm. £30 20. Continues from Friday (see above). .

I Women For ChangezFund Raising Dinner Maxies Bistro. 326 West Nicholson Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. £10. This five-course meal with music is to raise money for Scottish War on Want Women and Development Projects. Part of a seriesof events to celebrate international Women's Day. Ring Aileen RitchielMl 204 1315 for more details.


I Racism in Scoliandlccture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. 1 . 15- 1 .55pm. This lunchtime talk is given


The role of Keir Hardie in the history or the labour movement up to the rounding of the Scottish Labour Party will be examined in a one-day conference ‘Chartism To lndependant Labour: Scotland 1838-88' on Saturday 26th March. The discussion on the development or unionism and its effects on the working classes takes place in the Mitchell Library Conference Room, Kent Road, Glasgow. A tee of £2 is payable by 16 March to DrTreble oi the Scottish Labour History Society, Department oi History, Strathclyde University, Glasgow G1 1X0, from whom further details are available. (Keir Hardie will also be examined through the eyes of the women who knew him in ‘Cloth Caps And Petticoats' by the Besoms Theatre Company, now running at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh - see Theatre Listings). (David Hemming)

by Mr. Chakrabarti ofJordanhill College. I international Women's Day: Open Door at the Assembly Rooms Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 10.30am-9.30pm. £1. A variety ofevents including Glimpses Into The Past. a look at women's lives over the last fifty years. and Fun Fitness ( 1030-1 1 .45am). a workshop on Learning The Tea Dances. a talk on Women and the Poll Tax (12.30am-l .3tipm). Workshops continue with tea dancing. aroma

therapy relaxation and bias in children's books (2-4pm) and a jazz. dance class (ti-7.30pm ). The evening concludes with John Binnie's play Killing Me Softly (7.30-9.30pm. see Theatre Listings). A cafe and creche are available (further details from the Women'slfnit031225 2424 ext.5090.'1).


I Liieboat Lunch and Sale 1 1 .30am»—2pm. St Cuthbert's Church Hall. King's Stables Road. Edinburgh (West End). in aidof R..\'.1..1. Super lunch —- magnificent stalls too good to miss?

I Crisis in the NHS— What's the Solution? McLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 8pm. Free. An open meeting organised by the Socialist Workers' Party to discuss the present N1 18 funding crisis. I Women and Creativity Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 03] 3375543. 7.30pm. A discussion looking at how women are creative in many everyday activities. Another workshop follows in a week's time.

I International Women's Day: Open Doorat the Assembly Rooms Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh.

10.30am- 10.30pm. £l. Workshops and discussions include Confidence Building and Women and The Poll tax

(1030-1 1 .45am) Women And Development. with international speakers from Scottish Education For Action and

Development (1-2pm). Clause 28-Civil Liberties at Risk (an examination ofthe controversial Bill about homosexuality) and Fun Fitness (2-4pm). 1n the eveninga production of The Mother (7.30-8.30pm see Theatre Listings) followed by an International evening celebrating women‘s cultural and political heritage.


I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. Edinburgh Bisexual Group hold their regular Thursday meeting. The subject for tonight‘s discussion is Coming Out. The Bisexual Phoneline is open from 7.30-9.30pm on Thursdays: 031 557 3620. I Shelter Benefit Cabaret Moray House College Students Union. 37 Holyrood Road. Edinburgh. 8.30pm—2am. £3 (£2.50) before 10.30pm: £1 after 10.30pm. An evening of cabaret, organised by Shelte_r_._the National Campaign for the Homeless. to draw attention to homelessness among the young. The line-up is strong. including the sharp female comedy trio Sensible Footwear: City Limits Entertainer 1987. Linda Smith. and Wackhead. the ex-Merry Mac Fun duo. who ‘dare to be dumb‘. See also Friday 1 1th. Glasgow.


I Shelter Benelit Cabaret University of Strathclyde Students Union. 90 St John Street. Glasgow. 9.30pm—2am. £2. An evening of cabaret organised by Shelter. the National Campaign for the Homeless. to draw attention to homelessness among the young. The line-up in Glasgow includes female comedy trio Sensible Footwear; City Limits Entertainer ofthe Year 1987. Linda Smith. acapella group Tom the Man and Liz Lochhead. See also Thurs 10th. Edinburgh.

I Sputnik to Voyager- 30 Years In Space





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