I The Open List is a tree listings servicelor all cultural. educational, political and other

events that do not fall into The List's other listings categories.


I Launch of Lothian United Fund torAll Regal Centre. Bathgate. 7.30pm. Local launclt of tltis new cltaritable furtd which aims to build bridges between those in work and tltose unemployed. by providirtg practical ltclp and support to local I'nemployed Workers' Centre. For further details please call 031 556 3006.


I CND Meeting: UKWMD Exercise R()(‘ Burtkers. 7.30am. Today artd tomorrow. Please contact 0250 4594 for details.


I Women's Support Group Wilkie House. (itithrie Street. Edinburglt. 10.30am. l'idinburgh I'niversity Settlement begin a new womens support group today. A creche will be available.

I Slide Show: Egypt Yesterday and Today Stockbi idge Library. Stockbridge. Izdinburgh. 7.30an As part oftlte extensive programme ofeventsorgartised by ltdinburglt libraries to complentent the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at the City Arts Centre. (ieoffrey Elgar presertts slides on the subject of Egypt yesterday aitd today.


I Discussion: Domestic Violence Well Woman Centre. St BridesCommunity Ceittre. ()rwell 'I‘errace. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. A speaker from Women‘s Aid

w ill come along to lead a discussion about violence tn the home.

I Video Programme: Gold ot the Pharaohs and David Roberts' Egypt Central Library. (icorge IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 12 noon. As part of the programme ofevertts organised by Edinburgh libraries complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exltibition at the City Arts Centre. a video showing the Edinburgh artist's portfolioof paintings aitd drawings of Egypt.


I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian aitd (jay Centre. 5th Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. Tonight's meeting is a social night (BYOB). 'I'he Bisexual l’honeline is open from 7.30—9.30pm. 031 557 3620.


I Eastwood CND Public Meeting Thorntree Hall. Eastwood. 7.30pm. Norman Buchan. MP for Paisley South. will speak 0n non-nuclear defence.


I Edinburgh University Charities Week: Fete West Meadows. Edinburgh. The traditional university rag week to raise money for charities starts with a fete. funfair artd hot air balloon (balloon dependent on weather).

I Poetry Evening liL’SA Societies Centre. The Pleasanee. Edinburgh. 8pm. £3


(£1.50). The Asian Women Writers' Collective presents art evening ofpoetry by Asiart women writers and poets from Pakistan aitd India.

I Palestinian Study Day All day frortt 10am. £3 (£1 ). A day long conference on labour relations artd trade ttrtiorts in Palestine. For furtlter details and venue please contact West of Scotland Friendsof Palestine. 15S Allison Street . (ilasgovv (i42b’RP. (l)4142.‘~3606l.

I Talk: Mary Daly South Side Comntunity Centre. Nieolson Street. Edinburgh. b’pm. £3 (£1 .50). Mary Daly (sec lrtterviewin Book Special). author of (in1, Ecology arid I’urt' Lust talks about her new book VITCA‘Ut/UI‘)‘. published by the Women's Press. Part of West & Wilde Bookshop's series of talks by women. Signed copiesof Mary Daly's book can be reserved by ringing West & Wilde on 031 5560079.


I Charities Week: 9-legged Bed Push West Meadows. Edinburgh. As part of Edinburgh l'itiversity’s Charities Week. 30 teams iit fancy dress puslt beds.


I Celebrity Lecture: Peter Brook Stevenson Hall. New Royal Scottish Academyof Music artd Drama. 100 chfrew Street. (ilasgow.041332 5(157.7.3(1prtt.£l.5ll (75p). 'l‘he celebrated director gives a public lecture. See Feature.

I Charities Week: Torchlit Procession. Bonfire and Ceilidh Assemble Castle Esplanade 8.30an for ()pm start. The traditional Edinburgh l'niversity Charities Week toreltlit procession up ('altoit llill. followed by a ceilidh irt Wilkie llouse. Cowgate. ’l‘ickets for ceilidlt front l‘)(iuthrie Street. 031 225 4061.

I Video Progamme: Gold olthe Pharaohs Dundee Street Library. Edinburgh. 10.30am. 2.30pm. 7pm. See above. Wed 2(ith.

I Jewellery Workshop Portobello Library. Edinburgh. 6.30-8.30pm. As part ofthe local libraries' programme ofevertts complementing the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at the City Arts Centre. your chance to make your own Egyptian jewellery.


I Talk: Egypt Yesterday and Today Central Library. (ieorge IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 12 noon. See above. Tues 19th.

I Video Progamme: Gold Dt the Pharaohs Stockbridge Library. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 10.30am. 2.30 & 7pm. See above. Wed 20th.


I Lecture: Akhenaton Mitchell Library. North Street. (ilasgow. 7.15pm. Free. Clydesdale Pronaos present a lecture and slide show about the Pharaoh Akhenaton. finishing with his ‘llymn to the Sun'.

I Edinburgh Bisexual Group: Regular Meeting Lesbian artd Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. The subject for tonight‘s meeting is SM.

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I Glasgow Garden Festival the biggest ever garden lestival opens its gates to the public frortt 10am on 28 April. Spreading across a 120 acre site oit Princes Dock. (ilasgovv . the garden lestival contaiits6 theme parks: llealtlt aitd Wellbeing: Water aitd Maritime; Recreation arid Sport; Landscape and Scenery; Science and 'I‘echnology and Plants and Food. The festival houses a 240 foot viewing lower. a thrill ride. trams artd trains arid a huge array of exhibitions. water activities aitd displays. lzvcry day. from now until the festival ends on 26 September tlterc will be a wide range ofeveitts. front street theatre to rock music. On 28th there w ill be brass and pipe bartds playing. btit the programme of events really gets underway iit earnest alter the official opening.

I Dtticial Royal Opening The ( iitt‘tlc‘n Festival will be given its Royal ( )peningon Friday 2‘) April. The Prince aitd Princess of Wales will arrive at l lartt. stayingon the site for two hours. Frortt 2pm oit that day the site will be fully ocht and eveitts will get going iii earnest.

I Tickets ( iarden Festival day tickets cost £5.14 for full tinte students. unemployed and ()Al’s‘. £2.51) for children front 5- I


years and free for under-lives. A ticket entitles you to a free ride oit the trainsand trams iit fact once you are inside everything is free except the thrill ride. Families can get a special Family day Ticket (2 adults and tip to 3 children) for £14.50. Multi-Day’l‘icketsallow yotitwo visits on any two days and cost Ll): £7 for students. unemployed and ()APs aitd £4 for children aged 5- 16. Season tickets allow access at any time. so you cart visit the festival regularly and see what is goiitg on over its several months. They cost £45 (adull)and £22.50lchild). Discountsare also available on group tickets ( to be purchased iit advance).

I Opening Hours The Festival will be open seven days a week from 10am to one hour before dusk. Tickets and Information cart be obtaiited front The (ilasgow (iardett Festival. Princes Dock. (ilasgow(i5l‘)8855.

I Garden Festival Coverage Front next issue ortwards The List will carry detailed. comprehensive eov erage of the events artd activitiesavailable at the (iarden Festival Watch this space.