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Spring Fling. the annual spring iamboree organised by Edinburgh District Council and involving local groups throughout the city as well as visting pertormances. starts this lortnight. There are

concerts. plays. workshops.

readings. sports and tun events tor adults and children alike. The lestival runs lrom 27 May- 11 June. and events are listed on a day-by-day basis below. Feminist Book Fortnight events are listed on the Books page. Exhibitions are listed on the Art pages. For ticket intormation please call the Arts Outreach Team at Edinburgh District Council on 031 225 2424 ext 6623/6625 or the Recreation Marketing Unit on 031 557 2480.

Many local communities are holding gala days and lairs: Meadows Festival 4 G 5June (Meadows. 9am-6pm. 10am-6pm); Calders Garden Fete 28 May (Calder Community Centre, Calder Park,10am-4pm); Gingham Gala Day 4 June (Gingham Community Centre. Lismore Primary School. Bingham Avenue. 9.45am-4.30pm);



I No Understanding Leith (‘(‘. 7.30pm. 50p. Persies Drama Group present a new play by Daisy Smith. directed by Janet l-‘enton. which looks at the shifting relationships amongst a group of young environmental political activists attd asks how we can remain healthy in today‘s conditions. and how we cart avoid conflict in personal relationships.


I Folk Extravaganza Assembly Rooms. 7.30pm—- lam. Tickets from Virgin ReCords. Concert and ceilidh in a good cause. See Folk listings for details.


I Women’s Writing Workshop Pleasance Theatre. 7—10pm. Free but advance booking advised. Phone Maureen Sangster. 332 8050. Straight Line Publications lead a workshop for all women interested in writing— beginners welcome. Creche




I No Understanding Leith ('C 7.30pm See Fri 27. Kids

I Children’s Book Sale McDonald Road Library. 9am-1pm. Free. Many bargain-priced children‘s books in this sale of ex-library stock. Also storytelling. toys and games and Scott Lovatt magic and puppets.

I Captain Scurvy and the

swashbuckling family adventure show from the Fly On The Wall Theatre Company. Marina the sea-sprite will be looking for a bit of assistance to fight off Captain Scurvy. For 5—12 year-olds.


I Lark in the Park-Lesbian and Gay Solidarity Festival Ross Theatre. 12.30—5pm (approx). Free. In the face of Clause 28. an afternoon of Lesbian and Gay solidarity. involving cabaret. music and theatre. Sec panel.


I Women's Writing Workshop Pleasance Theatre. 10am—4pm. See Fri 27.



I lie Understanding Leith CC. 7.30pm. See Fri 27.


I Questions 01 Sport King‘s Theatre. 7pm. £1 (50p). The local version of the popular TV show. involving local sports cclebritics- teams from Hearts. Hibs and Mcadowbank Thistle are among those pitting their wits against the questionmastcr.


I Women and Creativity Wester Hailes Education Centre. 10am-5pm. Free but booking in advance required. Tel: 453 4561. Dance. voice music. writing. mime and aromatherapy are among the forms of personal expression explored in this workshop for women. Creche available.

Corstorphine Fair 4 June (St Margaret's Park. Corstorphine High Street. 11am-4.30pm); tlewbridge a Bathe Station Gala 4June (Ratho Station. Pavilion Park. 10.30am-5pm); Craigmillar Festival 4-18 June (Fair day 4 June. Jack Kane Centre. 1-4.30pm. Phone 031 661 5877 lor details 01 lurther events). Kirkiston Children’s Gala

MONDAY 30 Music

I The Edinburgh Competition Prizewlnners Concerts Music Library. 7.30pm. Free. First in a series of performances given by winners of this year‘s competition for amateur musicians. held at the Brunton Hall.


I Cartoon Capers Blackhall Library and Kirkliston Library.

4—5pm. Free. Children‘s cartoons on video.



I Acker Silk and his Paramount Jazz Band King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £3—£5.50 (£2—£4). No stranger on these shores. stripe shirt and clarinet. I The Edinburgh Competition Prizewinners Concert Music Library. 7.30pm. See Mon 30.


I Spring Lothian Youth Dance Company St Bride‘s CC. 8pm. £2 (£1). ‘Spring‘ are leading a mini dance festival at this year‘s Spring Fling. A youth dance company. Spring performs dance styles ranging from ballet to jazz. Their programme includes choreography by dancers well known in Scotland Frank McConnell. Carolyn Gavin and Peter Royston.


I Soccer Sevens Colinton Mains Park. Free. Under-12$ tournament for

girls and boys. Open to all. but please enrol by

Week 5-11 June (Gala Day. 11 June. 11.30am-4.30pm. Allison Park. Kirkliston); Canongate Youth Project Gala Day 11 June (Intirmary Street and South Bridge Resource Centre. 10.30am-4.30pm); Scottish Miners’ Gala Day 11 June (March lrom llillside Crescent. 10.30am. lollowed by rally in llolyrood Park with


I Come the Lightle Nethcrbow Arts Centre. 7pm. £1 (50p). The first of a mini-series of workshopped productions of new plays by Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop. Each production is followed by a discussion. This first play is by Andrew Fisher.

I The Selkie Theatre Workshop. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Lunglla's Theatre Group. which works with a wide range of mentally and physically handicapped people. have had great success with their previous Spring Fling shows. Lung Ha '3 Monkey. The Odyssey and Mrs Makechnie Meets the Megaloths. This year‘s production is based on a



Mrs Worthington beware. As part at Spring Fling, Theatre Workshop are hosting a week ol events tor all daughters who want to go on stage or indeed are interested in any aspect ol theatre. Women’s Theatre Week runs trom 7—12 June. all day. every day and is open to women at all ages and experience. There are talks and discussions, workshops and perlormances. Subjects covered

include: playwrighiing,

stage-management. directing, acting. circus skills, artistic direction and administration, publicity. set-making and the history ol women in theatre. Events begin each day at 10am (registration) and you can pick and choose, attending individual sessions, all the day’s events, or all the week’s events. Among the evening

entertainment lrom Dick Gaughan. Elaine C. Smith and 7:84 amongst others); Trinity Academy Summer Fayre 11 June (Trinity Academy. Craighall Avenue. 10am-4pm); Gorgie-Dalry Festival 11-18 June (Gala Day 11 June. Murieston Park. 10am-4.30pm); Leith Gala Day and Pageant 11 June (Leith Links. 1pm onwards.

tradional Scottish folktale of the love between a seal woman and a young Scottish islander and explores traditional Celtic folk elements.

I The Stream ol Hidden Memories Netherbow Arts Centre. 8pm. £2(£1). Streets Ahead Theatre Co tell a folk adventure.


I Live Music Now! Lamb‘s llouse. 2.30pm. Free. Clarinettist John Gray with accompanist Angela Livingstone gives a recital of light classics. familiar and not so well known music for Lamb's l louse Open Day through Sir Yehudi Menuhin‘s Live Music Now! scheme. bringing live music to everyone in the community.

I Spring Fling Sing St

Followed by a week 01 testlvities); Prestonlield Gala Week 12-18 June (Crowning ot Gala Dueen. 18June. Prestonlield Park. 11am-5pm): Davidson’s Mains and Cramond Children’s Gala 13-18 June (Gala Day. 18 June. Davidson’s Mains Park. 1-5pm).

Stephen‘s and St Mary‘s Church. 7.30pm. £1. Seven local choirs from the National Association of Choirs combine. but even that might not be enough for their programme as they ask for audience participation l()().

I The Edinburgh Competition Prizewinners Concerts Music Library. 7.30pm. See Mon 30.

Kids I Cartoon Capers South Oueensfcrry Library.

' 4—5pm. See Mon 30.

I Soccer Sevens Jack Kane Centre. 4.30pm. Free. See Tue 31 .


I Live at the Rep Council Wester Hailes Representative Council. 7.30pm. Free. The highly

Angie Rew ot Dario F0 and Franca Rame’s ‘The Mother’ on Tuesday 7th; Witch Theatre Group in ‘Sealed With A Loving Kiss' on Weds 8th and a cabaret on Friday 10th. Costs are: For the week £10 waged; £6 low-waged; £2.50 unwaged. For the day 22 waged; £2 low-waged; 50p unwaged. There is an exhibition 01 women’s work, a bookstall and cats and a creche tor children up to 14. For more details please call Theatre Workshop on 031

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2 The List 27 May - 9 June 1988