7.30pm. £1 (Member/Student/UB4O Free). The poet and editor Duncan Glen discusses different dialects in Scottish writing.
I Action Against Student Loans: Demonstrations and Rallies Starting at Strathclyde University Students‘ Association, John Street, Glasgow, 10.30am. with rally at Kelvingrove Park, and Kings Stables Road, Edinburgh, 1.30pm. with rally at Usher Hall. Lothian Road (provisional venue). For full details, contact NUS Scotland on 031 5566598.
I Lecture: Manners and Polite Behaviourln Early Modern England Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534. 7.30pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p. Sir Keith Thomas. the President ofCorpus Christi College, Oxford, speaks.
I Lecture: The New 8.8.C. Outside Broadcast Unit BBC Scotland, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, 330 2553. 7.45pm. Free. Michael York (no, not that Michael York) ofthe BBC Planning and Installation Department will discuss the new mobile facilities (Scotland will get two ofthem), after which one of the vehicles will be available for public examination.
I Lecture: What Was The Arts And Crafts Movement All About? The Royal Society, 22 George Street, Edinburgh. Info: 225 9724. 8pm. £2(Member £1 .25; Student 50p). The ‘guilds‘ of traditionally styled artists and craftspeople which formed in Britain, Europe and America at the turn ofthe century made a significant contribution to the history of 20th century design. But were they merely quaint, or did their resistance to technology have real value? Dr Alan Crawford, former chairman of the Victorian Society, considers this and other questions at this meeting ofthe Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.
I Norwegian Week: Opening Dinner Dance Grosvenor Hotel, Great Western Road, Glasgow. Info: 3349113. 7.30pm. £19. Put your newly acquired skills (see above, Sat 11) into practice.
I Talk: Night Birds Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p.
I Norwegian Week: Opening oi Tourism and Business Exhibition Assembly Hall, Strathclyde University, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 2pm. Free.
I Norwegian Week: Premiere oi Student Show Queens College, Park Drive, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 8pm.£2.50. Norwegian students in a special song and dance show.
I Norwegian Week: Maritime Party Tuxedo Princess, River Clyde, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 10pm. £2. More Skol-drinking jollity with the Vikings.
I Edinburgh Peace Festival University Societies Centre, The Pleasance, Edinburgh. Info: 556 108312284129. 10.30am—7.30pm. Free. Second ofthree weekly sessions, Followed by Jan Night with Sue Robertson, 8-1 1pm, £2(£1 .50). See panel below. I Experiential Astrology Weekend Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £35(£20) for two days. A session devoted to living astrology in everyday life, which focuses particular attention on Chiron, The Wounded Healer, a minor planet discovered in 1977. If your birthchart lacks reference to Chiron, or you lack a birthchart altogether, you can contact the workshop‘s leader Sally Olsberg on 0422 884 604, and she'll see you right for£5. I Meet The Scots Lunch: Magnus Linklater The Undercroft, St Andrew's and St George‘s Church. Edinburgh. Info: 556 1836. £3.50(Member of Saltire Society £3). This month‘s Saltire Society lunch
features The Scotsman‘s Editor.
I Norwegian Week Opening Oi Morten Krogvold Photo Exhibition School Of Art, Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 2pm. Free.
I Norwegian Week Concert BBC Studios. Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. Mr Ruud of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra conducts Arve Tellefsen and the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra.
I Women in Mind Workshops Tynecastle High School, Mcleod Street, Edinburgh, 337 5543. 10am-4pm. Free. The Gorgie and Dairy Well Woman Centre extends its existing operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Brides Centre to include a Saturday session, with workshops on Post-Natal Depression, Yoga, Expressing Feelings, Aromatherapy and other subjects.
I Calculation Workshop Astrology Centre, 60 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, 225 2779. 11am. £10. Violet Milne leadsthe session, which presumably has more to do with prediction than subtraction.
I Experiential Astrology Weekend Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 10am—5pm. Second of two days. See above, Sat 18 for details.
I Norwegian Week: Treasure Hunt Car Race Starts at Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 12.30 for 1pm. Entry fee £2.50. Followed by Prawn Party Glasgow University Union.
I Percussion Workshop Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 6—8.30pm. Jim Sutherland in the second of three workshops. See above, Sun 12 for details.
I Norwegian Week: BP Oil Seminar BP Building, St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 9am—5pm. Free, but book in advance. Sponsors of Norwegian Week B.P. host a meeting with expert speakers representing the oil industry in both coutries. Open to students.
I Norwegian Week: Student Show Queens College, Park Drive, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 8pm. £2.50. See above, Fri 17.
I Talk: The Art and Architecture oi the Oing Court Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534. 12.45pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p. Sixth talk in the Year of the Snake series on China features Nicholas Pearce from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection , which contains a sizeable proportion of ancient Chinese art.
I Lecture: Crime In the City Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Glasgow. Info: 339 8855 ext 4240. 1.15pm. Free. Prof D.T.H. Weir of the Management Studies Department speaks.
I Talk: Le Francais Populaire - Poesle et imagination Institut Francais D’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, 225 5366. 6.30pm. Jacques Cellard speaks.
I Talk: Local Birds Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534. 2pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p.
I Joan Lingard Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place, Edinburgh. Info: 557 2480. 7pm. Free. The successful author of teenage and adult fiction reads from and discusses her work.
I Lunch At The Library: The Golden Age oi Scottish Painting Central Library, George [V Bridge, Edinburgh. Info: 557 2480. Noon. Free. Bring packed lunch or buy ﬁlled rolls, etc. at the cafeteria. Eunice Wright tells all while you munch lunch.
I Norwegian Week: EEC SeminarJohn Anderson Building, Strathclyde University, Glasgow. in“): 334 9113.
9am—5pm. Free. A special session with guest speakers to discuss Norway‘s relationship with the EEC
I Talk: Camus Romancier lnstitut Francais D‘Ecosse. 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, 225 5366. 6.30pm. Albert Camus, the cynical existentialist of L'Etranger fame is discussed by Jacqueline Levi-Valensi.
I Talk: Twentieth Century China Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534. 12.45pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p. Prof Bill Wallace of Glasgow University presents the penultimate Year ofthe Snake talk.
I Tour oi Duncan’s Chocolate Factory Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Info: 662 4040. 2.30pm. You don‘t have to buy a lucky bar of chocolate to meet Edinburgh's answer to Willy Wonka. Just call the above number to arrange details.
I Edinburgh Peace Festival Beneiit Concert Queens Hall. Clerk Street. Edinburgh. Info: 556 1083/228 4129. 7.30pm. £5(£4). Featuring The Four Brothers (a Zimbabwean group in similar vein to the Bhundu Boys, making their first visit to Britain), folk singers Dick Gaughan and Nancy Nicolson, and blues band Just The Very Donkeys. Drinks and food available. I Norwegian Week: Student Show Queens College, Park Drive, Glasgow. Info: 334 9113. 8pm. £2.50. See above, Fri 17.
I Talk: Rare and Threatened Birds Lecture Theatre, National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. Info: 225 7534. 2pm. Free, though seats may be reserved for 50p. The last of a series of bird lectures.
THIRD EDINBURGH PEACE FESTIVAL 11, 18, 25 FEB
Held at the University oi Edinburgh Societies Centre, The Pleasance. All events iree except where stated. A major and growing annual event which looks at the wider aspects of peacemaking.
I The Spiritual Dimension oi the Struggle For Peace Cheviot Room. 10.15—6pm. Further details: 449 3695. A multi-denominational investigation ofthe influence of religious faith on peace issues. With an Interfaith act of worship 12.45—1.30pm.
I Festival Fair 10.30am—6pm. Stalls and exhibitions from involved groups. Bring the family.
I Opening Ceremony 10.45am. With the Rt Hon Eleanor McLaughlin, Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
I Opening oi Children's Art Exhibition Theatre. 11am. George Wyllie presides. The theme is ‘A Better World In 2,000 A.D.‘
I Peace Burds Theatre. 11.15am—12.30pm. Children's group encounter and creative session, still with George Wyllie.
I Musical Lunch Lounge Bar. Noon—2pm. Local groups entertain while you eat.
I Coniiict Resolution and Could You Save The World? OUIZ Theatre. 2—4pm. Tom Leimdorfer of the Quaker Peace Service and Raj Thamotheram of FREEZE, UK lead two audience participation events looking for creative responses.
I Sell Expression Through Poetry Somervillc Room. 2—4pm. Jackie Bellanger leads. Bring any poems you want to share.
I Out and Proud Lounge. 6—6.30pm. Lesbian and Gay literature. Resist Section 28 with this ‘promotion‘ of homosexuality at an event sponsored by Edinburgh District Council.
I Traditional Scottish Evening with Orumalban £2.50(£1.50). 8—10pm. Heuch!
A day organised by women ior children, men
I The Spiritual Olmension Oi The Struggle For Peace Cheviot Room. 10.153m-6pm. As last week, see above.
MORNING WORKSHOPS 10.30am—Noon
I The Violence oi Bender Oppression Led by Mukumi McCrum of Shakti, and Patriarchal Values and The Arms Culture Led by Isobel Lindsay (SNP/CND) Highland Room.
I Does The Abuse Oi Children RenectA Violent Society? Led by writer and broadcaster Bea Cam bell. Ochil Room. I The Misuse And use Oi The Natural World Led by Janet Lowe of CND Theatre.
I Racism - A Form Oi Violence Led by Rowena Arshad ofThe Multicultural Education Centre. Somervillc Room.
I Healing The Earth -The Poetry Oi Peace Led by Francesca Green.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 24.30pm
I New Methods Oi Violence Led by Kim Beasley of Greenham Common. Somervillc Room.
I The Role oi Women's And indigenous Cultures Led by Jean Brady of the WNFIP campaign. Sinclair Room.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 24pm
I Peacepower Experiential Workshop (Part One) Led by Lee Gershuny. Highland Room.
I Children's Show: Kate and The Big Crunch For 6—1 l-year-olds. Ochil Room. PLENARY SESSION 4.30-5ptn.
EVENING SEMINAR 84.30pm.
I AIDS-it Concerns Us All Contributions from Scottish AIDS Monitor, Frontliners and EDC Environmental Health Department.
IJazz Night 8—1 1pm. £2(£l .50). Introduced by the blues singer Sue Robertson.
See also Oueens itall Concert Listing under Thurs 23, and next issue ior details oi events on Sat 25.
GLASGOW’S SECRET SEVEN
Julie Morrice reports on
Freedom of information was made flesh, as it were, at The Secret Rally in Glasgow’s Moir Hall on 7 February. Political pamphlets were thrust under noses at the entrance and inside, newspapers, a Poll Tax Handbook and a booklet titled The Rape Controversy were all on offer. A stall imthe foyer confused the issue by selling badges in the shape of musical instruments and tubs of something called Trombone Cream.
The speakers at the rally, organised by the Scottish Campaign for Freedom of Information, were equally various. The political spectrum was squeezed to get Tory MP, Richard Shepherd, talking from the same platform as Tam Dalyell MP and George Rosie, editor of Observer Scotland, who claimed to be a lifelong abstainer from membership of any political party.
Under discussion was the Ofﬁcial Secrets Bill, at present speeding
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