Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Russell Eberst concludes the winter programme oftalks on astronomy today with a review of progress in space exploration.

I Solo Zen Meditation Retreat The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Newington. Edinburgh. Evening. Donation.This is the first day ofa residential weekend retreat led by a priest from Throssel Hole Priory. Forfurther details contact Rawdon Goodier (031 667 5870).

I International Womens Day: Filmshow Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. How To Make/1 Video ( I I .30am-3pm). She's (iotta Have It (3-4.3()pm.£1 .20/75p) Business As Usual (6-8. 15pm with discussion. £2 1.50. and again at 8.50-10.30pm .£2.50)


I Benefit for SWAPO Women’s Transport Campaign Maryhill Community Central IIalls. Glasgow. No admission after 10pm £2 waged: £1 unwagcd. Women Only. A benefit with disco. late bar and performances from The Sirens and And the Lady Loves. . .organised byGlasgow Anti-Apartheid Women's Committee in aid of the SWAPO Women's transport campaign.

I Stress: A Survival Guide (Day Course) 17 Queens Crescent. Glasgow. 10am-6pm. £47.50(incl. lunch). A one-daycoursc in how to deal with stress in the office and in modern life. The day will be led by Mike Ilolohan. Director of the Institute of Stress Management. who frequently lectures to pilots and others in high-pressure jobs in the RAF. There will he talks and seminars and also practical advice on how to relax instantly in the office. For further details please contact the Institute of Stress Management. 217 Wilton Street. Glasgow G20. 041 956 2163. There will be a similar day in Edinburgh: see next issue of The Listfor details.

I Solo Zen Meditation Retreat The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Ncwington. Edinburgh. All day. Continues from Friday (see above for details).

I International Womens Day: Filmshow Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. The Work They Say Is Mine. filmed in the Shetlands ( 12am-1pm. £1 .20/75p). Blood Red Roses by John McGrath (2.15-5.15pm.£1.20-75p) The Official Version. an Argentinian film about women whose children have officially ‘disappeared' (6-7.30pm. £2.’I .50. and again at 8.30-10pm.£2.50)


I Soto Zen Meditation RetreatT he Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Newington. Edinburgh. All day. Continues from Friday (see above for details).


I Alexander Nevsky: Special Screening Glasgow Film Theatre. Rose Street. Glasgow. 8.30pm film: 7.30pm pro-showing reception (cheese and wine). £3.50 (Tickets from SNO Office. 3 La Belle Place. Glasgow). To celebrate the release of the Scottish National Orchestra's new recording of Prokofiev‘s Cantata Alexander Nevsky. they have arranged some special screenings of Eisenstein‘s classic RUssian film using Prokofiev's music. See also Tue 15. Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

I Humanism-The International Dimension 55. Albany Street. Edinburgh 7.30pm. Nigel Bruce leads this discussion in the series ‘1 Iumanism today'.


I Alexander Nevsky: Special Screening Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 8.30pm film; 7.30pm pre-showing reception (cheese and wine). £4 (Tickets from SNO Office. 3 La Belle Place. Glasgow). See Monday 14th. Glasgow Film Theatre. above. for details.

I Mackintosh Flower Drawings Lecture Theatre 2. Boyd Orr Building. Glasgow University 1.15-1.55pm. Mrs. P.B.Robertson ofthe lIunterian Art Gallery discusses the floral studiesof Charles Rennie Mackintosh.


I Women and Creativity Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 031 337 5543. 7.30pm. A practical workshop following on the previous week‘s discussion.

I Talk: Out Of This World 11atchards.50 Gordon Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Graham Swift will discuss his new novel. and answer questions. Wine will be served. Free tickets available.


I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. The Edinburgh Bisexual Group‘s regular meeting. Tonight is a social night ~ BYOB. Following the meeting the group will go on to a disco at Tokyo Joe’s. funds from which will go twards the Bisexual Phoneline. Tickets are available from West and Wilde Bookshop. Dundas Street. Edinburgh. The Bisexual Phoneline is open from 7.30—9.30pm every Thursday: 031 557 3620.

I The Russian Revolution: the lengthening perspective Museum Lecture Theatre. National Museum of Scotland. Lothian Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Norman Stone. Professor of Modern History at Oxford and latterly controversial film critic. gives us his viewpoint on Russian history. Tickets available from the

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I Music is listed as diary: by day. then by city, then by event.


FRIDAY 4 Glasgow

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ilenry Wood 1 Iall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 3302578(BBC Shop). £3.50. 12. 15pm. (£2.30"£1). First performance of orchestral version ofThomas Wilson's The Willow Branches. with mezzo-soprano Marilyn dc Blicck. More 20th Century music from the Polish composer Pcnherski. with Elgar‘s Introduction and A llegro and l Iaydn's Symphony No 77 making quite a contrast. I The Music Box Kilmardinny Arts Centre. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 0312. 7.45pm. Phone for price. Linda Ormiston and Donald Maxwell in their popular presentation. Concert followed by optional supper.

I Performance Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 2.30pm. £1. New venture between Scottish performers and composers. This afternoon‘s workshop demonstrating the use of synthesizers and the way they‘re used with live instruments in composition is open to all interested in new music. See Sun 6.


I Organ Recital McEwan lIall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1 . 10pm. John Kitchen plays works by IIerberts I Iowells and Brewer and Arthur Willis.

I 3N0 Usher I Iall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 5.Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90 (£2.50). George McPhee is the soloist in Saint-Saens‘ ()rgan Concerto. saved being cut from the programme thanks to an anonymous donor. Also Faure's (antique deJean Racine and Requiem. Soloists are Anna Stciger and David Wilson-Johnson.

ATURDAY 5 Glasgow

I Piano Master Class Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Further information: 038 983 218 (Robin Barr). 10am—4pm. Viktor Friedman takes a masterclass.

I Royal College of Organisls Recital University Chapel. Glasgow University. Free at door. 3pm. John Scott. sub-organist at St Paul‘s Cathedral. London gives a recital in association with the Glasgow Society ofOrganists.

I Harpsichord Recital Pollok Ilouse. Pollokshaws Park. Free at door. 3pm—4pm. Informal hour of music for harpsichord.

I 8N0 City Ilall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90 (£2.50). See Fri4. Edinburgh. for full description.


I Mondrian Trio Queen‘s Ilall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50/£4.50 (£2/£3). Trios for violin. cello and piano by Ilaydn. Smetena and Beethoven Ghost. I Recorder Society St Cecilia's I Iall. Cowgate. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Annual concert.



I Recital of Choral and Organ Music Glasgow University Chapel. 8pm. Free (retiring collection). A new choir called Laus Dco give their inaugural recital. The programme includes work by Tallis. Durufle and 17th-century Scottish choral music.

I Good Shepherd Chorus 1 Ienry Wood Ilall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 2275511 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3 (£2). Christopher Seaman conducts Beethoven's Mass in C. Serenade to Music by Vaughan Williams and the Concerto for Two Violins by Bach. with soloists Geoffrey Trabichoff and Angus Anderson.

I 8C0 City Ilall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3—£8. Bizet's tuneful yet rarely heard Symphony in C. Beethoven's Ifroica and Ballade for cello (William Conway) and orchestra by Martin. Jukka-Pckka Saraste conducts.

I Performance Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . 7.30pm. £3/£2. Electro-acoustic compositions by Scottish composers. See Fri 4.


I Edinburgh University Musical Society Usher Ilall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. Tickets also 668 2019 (Queen‘s I la”). 7.45pm. £2—£4 (£2/£3). Ambitious programme of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Bruckner's Te Deum and Grieg's Piano Concerto with Joanna McGregor as soloist. Christopher Bell conducts.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s- IIall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Symphony No 7 by Beethoven is the major work on this programme conducted by Peter Evans. which also includes the Viola Concerto by William Walton (soloist Tim Boulton) and Introduction and A llegro for Piano and Orchestra by Schumann (soloist Alexandra Andrievsky).


I Strathclyde University Music Society Assembly Hall. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. Da Capo Strings play Elgar's Serenade and A Highland Suite by Ronald Duncan.


I Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. String quartets by John Purser and I Iaydn I Eugene Onegin Playhouse. Greensidc Place. top of Leith Walk. 5572590. 7.15pm. Extradates: Sat 12(Edinburgh); Tue 15. Thurs 17. Sat 19(Glasgow). £3—£15. Scottish Opera in Tchaikovsky's romantic drama. with Sergei Leiferkusin the title role (see panel).

I Cox and Box/HMS anafore King's Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 9. Thurs 10. Fri ll.Sat 12 (2.30pm and 7.30pm). £3—£5.50. Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society in a G & S double bill.

I Lecture Alison House. Nicolson Square. 667 101 1 ext 4577. 11.30am. Free atdoor. John Purser, whose Quartet ( 1981 ) is played by the Edinburgh Quartet in today's Edinburgh University lunchtime