I The Open listings are designed to listany event that would not lit in to one otthe other sections. You‘re invited to send information on talks. walks. political meetings etc to. The List,14 High Street. Edinburgh EH11TE. to arrive at least seven days belore publication date.


I Hare Krishna Festival ’88 Glasgow City Hall. Candleriggs. lnfo: 0555 894790. 7pm. Free. An eveningofdance. mime. songs and chants. culminating in a vedic feast (spicy vegetarian. with milk prodttcts).

I Psychodrama Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. £28 (£12). Led by New Zealand director Felicity Saxby. who trained in Psy'chodrama in A ttstralia. this workshop. which continttes tomorrow, explores the theory attd practice of this theatre-based therapy.


I Psychodrama Workshop continues. See above.

I Garden Walk Greenbank Garden. Greenbank House. Clarkston. Greater Glasgow. 639 3281 . 2.30pm. £ 1(50p). Expert gardener Jim May leads you down the path with a prornenading talk on ‘Protecting for Winter'.


I Jewish Blind Society Grand Bazaar~t9 Coplaw Street. Glasgow. Info: 248 7977. 2pm. 50p(25p). Fancy goods. furnitttre. carpets. etc for sale. Tea bar.


I Ante-natal Swimming Class l’ortobello Switnming Centre. Bellfield Street. Edinburgh. Info: 557 1265 ext 223.

10—1 1am. 50p. Qualified instructors lead this weekly class for mothers-to-bc. designed to stretch and exercise the appropriate muscles. without overstraining you. Free creche is available.

I Lecture: AIDS and the Nervous System Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. University Avenue. Info: 339 8855 ext 4240. 1.15pm. Free. Continuing the series of public lunchtime lectures. ProfP.G.E. Kennedy explores the various potential effectsof AIDS on the Central Nervous System. and the mechanisms involved.

I Lecture: John Forbes Collins Gallery. Strathclyde lTniversity. Richmond Street. Glasgow. Info: 221 7472. 7.30 for 8pm. £2 (£1 members). The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland present an illustrated talk about the work ofthe Nicholas Groves-Raines partnership. given by one of its partners and foeussing on the proposals for Port Dttndas.

I Tea Dance St Brides Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 346 1405. 1.30—4pm. £1(inc1udes tea and biscuits). Weekly nostalgia with The Peacock Trio. who invite you to 'come and enjoy these dances again.‘ Makes a change from The Hooch. I Women's Running Session Saughton Sports Complex. Stevenson Drive.

Edinburgh. Info: 557 2480. 7—8pm. 80p. Weekly opportunity to stretch the legs in an all-female environment and meet new running partners. A coach attends to encourage and advise. and tea and coffee are available afterwards. Beginnersto experts welcome.


I Ante-natal Swimming Class Warrender Swimming Centre. Thirlestane Road. Edinburgh. Info: 557 1265 ext 223. 9.30—10am. 50p. Weekly swimming for prenatal exercise is at Warrender on Wednesdays. See Monday 14 above for details.

I John Heath-Stubbs Poetry Association of Scotland. 27 George Square. Edinburgh. Info: 334 5241. 7.30pm. £1(£5 annual membership. free to students/U840 holders). English poet. described by the Association as ‘witty and scholarly". gives a reading of his work.


I Edinburgh Bisexual Group Social Night Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58A Broughton Street. 557 3620. 8pm. Free. Bring your own bottle/refreshments to the regular monthly social evening.

I Hypnotherapy Alva Natural Health Centre. 17 Queensfcrry Road. Edinburgh. 220 1987. 7.30pm. Admission by donation. This week's talk on natural healing is given by Adele Gregory. who trained at the Institute ofProfessional Hypnosis in San Francisco. and practises reflexology and hypnosis in Edinburgh.

I Lecture: The Giant Mantelpiece Royal Society of Edinburgh. 22 George Street. Info: 225 9724. 8pm. £2 (£1 .25 members: 50p students). Barry Gasson. the architect ofthe Burrell Collection building. who is also a tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Glasgow. discusses his most famous achievement.

I Lecture: Electronic Music in Poland inthe Eighties Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521. 5pm. £1. Musicologist Jozef Patkowski gives an illustrated talk on the background to the three world premieres of electronic music in the Polish Realities season.

I Lecture: Polish Literature of the Eighties Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521. 7.30pm. £1. Government-employed critic Waclaw Sadkowski begins Polish Realities' weekend of literature by giving the official background.


I An Age of Transition Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521. 10am-5pm. £3. Donald Pirie. head of Glasgow University's Polish section. hosts this one-day conference on Polish literature with papers by various British specialists. as part of the Polish Realities literature weekend.

I The New Generation of Silesian Composers Hutchesons‘ Hall. John Street. Glasgow. Info: 332 7521. 6.15pm. Free. Composer Andrzej Krzanowski. who lectures at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Silesia. discusses current trends in composition. prior to a performance of his and others“ work by the Silesian String

Quartet. Part of the Polish Realities

I Nicaragua Benefit Disco Liberty‘s. above the Playhouse. Greenside Place. Edinburgh. 557 2512. 9pm—3am. £3 (£1 .50 unwaged). Bop the night away at this right-on hop arranged by the Scottish Nicaragua Support Group to raise funds for the Hurricane Emergency Appeal.


I Conterence: Scottish Federation ol Socialist Teachers City Halls. Albion Street. Glasgow. Info: 0698 64005 (office hours)" (1360 20473 (other times). 10.30am—4pm. £2 within central belt. free outwith. 1n the shadow ofincreasingly scarey Education policies. this conference has been set up to discuss ‘The Socialist Alternative in Education' ( 10.30am) and ‘Union Democracy" (2pm). with a Plenary session at 12.15pm. All sympathetic individuals are invited to attend. A creche is provided. but if you are bringingyoung children. you should let Sheenagh Williamson have the details on 0555 51298.

I Massage Weekend Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £35(£25) for two days. Joanna Legard. who leads this introduction to basic and not-so-basic massage techniques. recommends you bring a partner (or come on your own ). a bottle of massage oil and a LARGE towel. Enjoy! I Meet the Scots Lunch The L'ndercroft . St Andrew's & St George's Church. George Street. Edinburgh. lnfoz5561836. 12.30pm. £3.50(£3 members). Guest of honour at this month's lunch organised by the Saltire Society is Betty Kirkpatrick. former editor of Chambers‘ Dictionaries. now editing Roget'sThcsaurus.

I Polish Writers' Weekend Third Eye Centre. Sattchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521 . 2—6. 15pm. £3(£2) or £5(£3.50) for Sat and Sun. Four State~approved writers appear today. giving readings (mostly in English) from their work. and discussing it at the end of the day. Poets Krzysztof Boczkowski and Maria Korusiewicz begin at 2. 15pm. followed by novelists Eustachy Rylski and Tadeusz Siejak at 4. 15pm.

I Storm the Palace People‘s Palace. Glasgow Green. Glasgow. Info: 0698 64005 (office hours) 0360 20473 (other times). 7.30pm—1am. £3. Alsoarranged by the Scottish Federation ofSocialist Teachers. this is the second such event. and promises ‘disco dancing with a difference‘. The difference.presumably. being political orientation and profession. I Women In Mind Craigentinny Health Project. Community Centre. Loaning Road. Edinburgh. 661 81889. 9.30am—3.30pm. Free to all women. though places for some workshops may be limited. Following the event on Sat 5 at the South Side Community Centre. Craigentinny Health Project have organised a similar day of workshops to promote awareness of and discussion about all issues surrounding women and mental health. Topics include stress. food. aromatherapy and expressing feelings through colour and voice. There will also be a free creche. cafe. videos on related topics and an Information Desk.


I Massage Weekend continttes at Salisbury Centre. 10am—4.30pm. See Sat 19 for details.

I Polish Writers' Weekend Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521. 2.30pm. £2(£l.50).'1‘oday"s readings and discussions feature non-approved writers: poet Bronislaw Maj and novelist Pawel Httelle. arguably the best writers in the programme. They are introduced by Catholic critic and art historian Jacek Wozniakowski.


I Antenatal Swimming Class Portobello

Swimming Centre. 10-1 lam. 50p. See above. Mon 14.


I Lecture: Cottages. Clearance and Concrete- Inter-War Housing in Glasgow Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow l'niverstty. University Avenue. Info: 339 8855 ext 4240. 1.15pm. Free. In this w eek'spublic lecture. 1)r .\'. Morgan discusses the developments in Glasgow ‘s ltottsebuilding between the wars. with particular reference to diflerent stylesot accommodation. how they were constructed. and their relation to rtatiottal trends.

I Tea Dance St Brides Centre. ( )rss ell Terrace. Edinburgh. 346 1405. 1.30-4pm. £1. Another chance to tjttickstep. foxtrot and waltz yourself into yesteryear in the company of the Peacock ‘1 rio. See aboy e. Tues 15.

I Women's Running Session Saughton Sports Complex. 7-8pm. 80p. See above. Tues 15.


I Ante-natal Swimming Class \s‘arrentler Swimming Centre. 9311- 10am. 50p. See above. Wed 16.


I Discussion: Multiple Relationships Lesbian and Gay ('entre. 58A Broughton Street. lidinburgh. 557 3620. 8pm. Free— please bring your ow n refreshments. Edinburgh Bisexual ( irottp‘s w eekly meeting for frank and lrtendly discussion. I Lecture: The New Media in Poland'l‘hird liye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow, 332 7521. 7pm. £1. l’u/itvkrt journalist and critic KrzysztotT. Toeplit/ discusses the Polish media as part of the Polish realities

I Stress Reduction Aly a Natural 1 lealth Centre. 17 ()ueenslerty Street. Edinburgh. 220 198", 7.30pm. Admission by donation. l'lla lorriman ot the Scottish Yoga Association gives a talk on stress therapy through breathing and other exercises designed to help with asthma. anxiety and high blood pressure.

I Times They Are A-Changin': Thatcherism and ‘post-Fordism' .\lcl.ellan (ialleries. Rose Street. Glasgow . 7.30pm. £ 1(50p). Alan Harding talks about the alleged drift to the right of the Labour pat ty . andolfet‘s a Marxist alternative tn this second fortnightly meetingorganised by the Revolutionary Communist Party and designed in part to tnark the launchol their new monthly rev iew _ Lit-mg

.11 u r.t‘ Is In

I New Suit. Same Old System: Gorbachev's Glasrmsr'l‘eviot Row l'nion. lidinburgh University. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). Ceri'l'ully presents a controversial argument of mistrust for Gorbachev's much-vaunted policies from a Marxist standpoint in this second fortnightly meeting organised by the Revolutionary Communist Party and designed in part to mark the launch of their new monthly review. Living Marxism .

I Times They Are A-Changin‘: Thatcherism and ‘post-Fordism' Mel .ellan (ialleries. Rose Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). Alan 1 larding talks about the alleged drift to the right ofthe Labour Party . andoffers a Marxist alternative at Glasgow’s second meeting organised by the Revolutionary Communist Party. where the new left-wing journal Living .lfurt'ism will be launched.

44 The List 11— 24 November 1988