RUGBY . Monday4

I Glasgow Academicals Sevens Tournament New Anniesland. llelensburgh Driy'e. Glasgow. lllam. Melrose will defend their Famous (house Trophy in the Academicals annual Sevens "l'ournament.


I Edinburgh Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds Powderhall Stadium. Beayerhall Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. £3511 inc programme. Challenge .Match. Monarchs will not only be hoping fora better season on the track. btit for a rather kinder break from the weather than last season. This challenge will use the new in heat formula.

Friday 8

I Lothian Leyland DAF World Championship 3 Oualiler Powderhall (all details asaboye ). The [Edinburgh round of this year's World Championshiptrail. featuring loNatioiial l league riders.

Friday 1-Sunday 1 O

IWorld Junior Squash Championships lidinburgh Sports Club. 2 Bellord Place. Edinburgh. (13] 332 651)”. Tickets from £1 to £5 for specific eyeiits. Final stagesol this ey'ent. w ith the indiy idrial championship being decided on Saturday g 2. and the team championship on the final ; day . A n information centre w ill be set up

at the Sports Club. where spectators will ' also be able to use the social facilities.

STOCK CARS . Saturday 2/Saturday 9

I Newtongrange Victoria Park. Newtongrange. nr lidinburgh. 7pm. L25“ (£1). Regtilar action includes races for Formula Two. saloons. ministox. hot rods. and bangers around the sw eepiiig track at Newtongrange Star F.C. ‘s stadium. The first meeting features the West of Scotland Championship for Formula Two cars.

SHIELDED— Wednesday 6—Friday 8

I Edinburgh Swim Meet Royal Commonwealth Pool. Dalkeith Road. i lidinburgli. 1131 (in? 721 l . (Buses 2. 21 . 35. 1 14. SD). 9am. An international field is expected tocontcst this prestigiousannual ey'ent. with a significant turn-out of international swimmersalready registered. lintrics include (iaynoi' Stanley . current captain of the ( 1B Woman's team. ()lympic sily er medallist .lune Croft. Commonw ealth silver medal holder Key’in Boyd. Tony [)ay . whotook gold at last year's World Student ( iames. and Scotland's top woman sw immer and double sily'er medallist at Commonwealth i ley'el..lean Hill. 3


Friday1—Monday4 I Ballantyne Craighelen Junior Invitation Tournament Craighelen Lawn Tennis Club. llelensburgh.

TUG OF WAR ' Sundaylo

I Indoor Open Clubs Competition ( ireenoek Indoor Sports Complex. Nelson Street. l (ireenock. 2pm. Weight categories at (dim-(g. (34”ng and (iSflkg.

WATER POLO Saturday 9—Sunday 1 O

I Water Polo Premier League Drumchapel Baths. Glasgow. l—opm. both days.

I The Open List is a free listings servicefor all cultural. educational. political and other events that do not fall into The List‘s other listings categories.


I First Friday: Poems and Pints west lilitl llotel. Palmerston Place. lidinburgh. Spin. 5llp. A n ey ening of readings and music. featuring contributions from Cieorge Mackin. .lohri Mc( laughie. Maureen Sangster and Central Writers. Audience participants w elcome.

I Faroese Evening Danish Cultural Institute. 3 Doune ‘l'ei'race. ladiiibiir'L'h. (131225 218‘). “Sllpni. An eyeniiigol Faroese entertainment. including folk music. folk dance. poetry . Faroese refreshments and a band from Ftrglafprrdar.

I Good Friday Meditation St .lolill‘s Church. West iiiid. Princes Street. lidinburgh. .\'oori- 3pm. SheilaCassidy. the linglish doctor tortured in Chile. leads this ( iood Friday meditation.


I Poetry Reading'l'roii Theatre.‘l'rongate. (ilasgow 2..‘~llpm. Free in the bar. (ii'aham Fulton. Bobby Christie. Ronald McNeil and .lirii Ferguson giye a poetry reading.


I Lothian United Fund ForAll: Meeting Prestonpans Labour Club. lzast Lothian. "..‘\llpiii. ()ne of seyeral meetings called to launch this new charitable trust. aimed at building bridges betw een unemploy ed people and those in work. The Trust hopes to proy idc support for” the region's Criemployed Workers ( .critics and their actiyitiesby raising money througha

‘( iiye As You lzarn' scheme and yarroirs

ey'entsandactiyities soenabliiigpeople toshow their support for the unemployed in a practical way. Further rrieetingsw ill take place in Dalkcith lbth ) and Batlrgate ll51ll ). For more details call 115] 55(1511116 ll.“l(1(\5 3358 “31 2:99.29: ext. 3-1113.

Actor Ian McKellen brings his show “Acting 1' Shakespeare' to Scotland this May. to raise 1 money lorAlDS research. Glasgow Maylest (12G 13 May. 041 227 5511)Edinburgh. I

Royal Lyceum (29 May. 031 229 9697)


I Lothian United Fund ForAll: Meeting l)alkeith Arts Centre. Midlothian. TRllpm. See aboy'e. Tue 5.

I Talk: Bernard MacLaverty Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. (141 SS7 lllll). ".Rllpm. Free. Writer Bernard

Macias erty . author of ( ‘u/ and Lamb

y isits the centre to talk and answer your questions.

I The Gift of the Nile: An lntroductionto Ancient Egypt Lecture Theatre. Royal Mtiseum of Scotland. Chambers Street. lidinbiir'gh. 2pm. Complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at lzdinbirr‘gh's City Arts Centre. one in a series of talks by Katriaria l la/ell. For ftrrther details please call “51 225 753-1 ext. :(lfy.


I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian and ( iay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. lzdinburgli. Spin. The lidinburgh Bisexual ( iroup‘s regular meeting. Tonight is a Newcomers' Night. The Bisexual Phoneline is open from "..‘~fl-‘)..‘~flpm eyery Thursday : (131 55"



I Benefit Disco Madisons Nightclub. lidinburgh. ltlpm. £2 waged. £1 .5() unwaged. A benefit disco organised by the Scottish 1 lomosexual Action (iroup to raise money for a day of action in late May in lidinburgh against Clause 28 ofthe Local Government Bill.


I Public Meeting Time and place to be decided. A public meeting. organised by the Scottish Homosexual Action (iroup, for anyone who might be interested in helping organise a day of action in lidinbtirgh against Clause 28 ofthe Local Cioy'ernmnent Bill. For further details please call the Blue Moon Cafe on 1131 556 2788.

I Benefit Cabaret St Brides ( ‘entre. ( )rwell Terrace. Izdiiiburgli. 9pm. “31 3.161405. L3(£2). Late Bar. Performing l labits. the Msl-its and Smiley and San are on the line-up for this cabaret exciting in aidof First Chance Theatre Dance Company .a company composed entirely of performers with a mental handicap.


I Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt lecture Theatre. Royal Mriseum of Scotland. Chambers Street. lidinbur'gh. 2pm. Katriana lla/ell giyesanother in the series of lectures complementing the ( iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at lidinburgh’s Cit} ArtsCentre. For further details please call (131 225 753-1 ext. 2llb.


I Shiatsu Massage Class Well Woman Centre. St BridesCommunityCentre. ()rwell Terrace. lidinburgh. U31 33755-13. 9.3(1aiii-l2nooii.A class in Shiatsu massage. led by Lorraine.

I Gold of the Pharaohs: Egyptian Mummy

Project McDonald Road Library. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. As part ofthe programme ofey’ents complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Rosalie David talks about her work on the Manchester Museum Mummy Project.

I Gold of the Pharaohs: Slide Presentation Portobello Library. Edinburgh. 7.3(1pm. As part of the programme UiL‘VCllts complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at iidiiiburgh's City Arts Centre. Cieoffrey iilgar gives a slide presentation on the subject of ‘ligy'pt Yesterday and Today '.

I Gold of the Pharaohs: Jewellery Workshop Leith Library. lidinburgh. (L‘le 8.30pm. As part of the programme ofey ents complementing the Ciold of the Pharaohs exhibition at Tidinburgh's City Arts Centre. a chance to make your ow n

Iigy ptian style jewellery. For people aged 15 or oy'er.

I Reading: Ellen Galiord wesi anti willie Bookshop. 25a [)undas Street. lidinburgh. 8pm. Free. Wine se‘He‘Lt. 1n the first of a new series. 'Womeri

Writing Women Reading'. lillcn (ialford gives a reading of selected sections of her two books.


I Discussion on Hysterectomy well Woman Centre. St Brides('ommunity Centre. ()rwell 'l‘eri‘ace. lidinburgh. H31 337 5543. 7.3(lpm. Kate Campbell will lead a discussion to help cope w illi this operation.

I Ancient Egypt: Religious Beliefs I .ccturc Theatre. Royal Mtiserim of Scotland. Chambers Street. Iidinburgh. 2pm. ( )ne of a seriesoftalks. coriiplementingthe (iold of the Pharaohs err by Katriana l la/ell. For further details please call (131 225 7534 cxt. Zilo.

I Gold 01 the Pharaohs: Egyptian Mummy Project Central Library . (ieoi'ge l\' Bridge. lidinburgh. .‘s‘oon. See aboye. '1 he 12.

I Gold of the Pharaohs: Video on David Roberts' Egypt Morningside Library. lidinburgh. lllRtlam. 2..\fltk "pm. Partol the programme of cy'enis complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at lidinburgh's City Arts Centre. the yideo shows the portfolio of the famousartist‘s drawings and paintingsol lzgypt.


I Gold of the Pharaohs: Video on David Roberts’ Egypt Blackhall library. lzdinburgh. 111.3llani. 2..‘~llprii t\ "pm See aboyc. Wed 13.

I Benefit Gig and Disco Wilkic i loiise. Cowgate. lidinburgh. S .‘illpin LRlLl 5111 Tickets ay'ailable in ady aricc from Sue Hogan. lidiriburgh l'niyersrty Settlement. E 5 l Bristo Square. l-.drnburgh. 'l he( 'rrtlcr : llill Varmints. together with support and disco. in a benefit gig to raise money for y the Wilkie Club. which organisesactiy ities forex-offenders and former psychiatric patients. I The Return of the Charletans Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley lI-ll SS" lulu. Spin. Free. Writers ( iraham l‘lllltlll. Bobby Christie and Ronald McNeil return to Paisley Arts ( ‘entre to talk about their writing.

I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian and ( iay Centre. 55a Broughton Street. indinbrrrgh. Spin The lidinburgh Bisexual ( iroup's regular meeting. The topic for discussion tonight is Multiple Relationships. The Bisexual Phoneline is open from "..‘~ll-‘)..‘~Hprii cyery Thursday ; 031 5523020 I Armistead Maupin: Reading and Signing , West and Wilde Bookshop. 25a 1 ) Street. lidinburgh. Spin. Free. Wine sery'ed. Armistead Maripin. author ot the acclaimed Til/m “fl/1U ( ‘iry' sei res. reads from and signs the latest in the series Significant Others. new 1y published by Chattoand Windusiilfl.‘)5l,

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