Touching the Sea Paul Furneaux Paintings Until 27 May
178 west regent st. glasgow g: 4rl scotland. «Ln-221 (13TH
Subsidised by Glasgow District Council
next to Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow 041946 5912
THE TROUBLED YEARS paintings by Ugandan artist
One of the finest young artists in Uganda, Honours graduate of Makerere School of Fine Art and winner of the 1988 Nelson Mandela painting competition in Kampala.
Until May 27th
Ayr Street, Glasgow (321 48W, 041 5571405
An exhibition by a group of women about their own lives, focussing on their roles as mothers, and how this has changed in recent generations.
Runs throughout Mayfest Mon—Fri 10.30am—Spm; Sat 10am-4pm Sun & Holidays 2—5pm
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hellish wils'l'lst '. s in": a. \ ‘ijw e: Paintings of the Forties by MILLIE FROOD 1900 — 1988 and members of the New Scottish Group
Until 27 May
Mon Sat‘).3(lam 5.3(ipm
GO ON GREEN
Robin Harper may be Green but he‘s not naive. ‘We don’t expect to take power suddenly,‘ he says. ‘Obviously, we‘ve no experience of government -even at a local level - butlhese things do build up gradually. People could quite easily elect Green Party local councillors.‘ As the Green Party’s candidate for the European elections, he‘s used to stating his case, and has been doing so at over 35 inlormal discussions throughoutthe Lothians (see listings lorTue 9, Wed 10 and Thurs 11).
The popular notion that the Greens could not handle the non-environmental elements of government cannot be entirely scotched until such time as they get the chance to try, but Harper says they have ‘policies on just about anything you can name.‘ And when you think about it, there aren’t many things which don‘t affect the environment in one way oranother.
Green economic strategy is geared to low energy use or ‘solt energy‘. Computer models predict a potential saving 0150—90 per cent on current usage, without reductions in power. One example is the Japanese steel industry, which is 49 per cent more efficient than its American counterpart. ‘That‘s not “little nips working lor no wages",‘ says Harper, ‘it‘s just that they’ve invested in research on more efficient ways of producing power.‘
Since pollution is automatically cut by energy savings, it is a secondary
issue, but 1992 offers a chance for E.E.c. environmentalists to pressurlse the ‘dirty old man 01 Europe’ to mend his ways: Britain is now the only country, for example, which pumps sewage — raw or treated - in to the sea. As has been well publicised, domestic water pollution has also reached an intolerable level. These things are not inevitable, but caused by a short-sighted economy.
German tape and battery firm BASF, for example, has developed a system to purify waste products by reclaiming valuable (and highly toxic) chemicals such as cadmium, and can cheaply return water to its original purity.
Electing your Green Party candidate will not avert ecological catastrophe overnight. ‘How I retain my optimism I don‘t know,‘ coniesses Harper. But there is, as he says, ‘a lot of ocean, a lot at air and a lot of land‘ and much of it can still be saved. ‘You just have to say,‘ he concludes, ‘you‘ve got to do something.‘ (Andrew Burnet)
Carlops Road. l’enicuik. Info: 557 4357. 7.30—8.3(lpm. Free. An informal talk by Robin Harper. (ireen Party candidate for the Lothians Euro-constituency. with opportunity for questions. See panel.
I Race And Resistance Glasgow Film Theatre. Rose Street. (ilasgow. 332 6535. 6.30pm. £2.7i)(£l .70; £1.20). See panel. I Women‘s Running Session Saughton Sports Complex. Stevenson Drive. Edinburgh. Info: 557 248i). 7—8pm. Slip. Organised by Edinburgh District Council's Recreation Department to encourage women to take up sports. ()pen to all women. beginners or serious runners. with a coach in attendance and tea and coffee available afterwards.
I Greening Europe High School. Ashburnham Road. South Oueensferry. 7.30—8.3(ipm. See above. Tue 9 for details. I Lunch Al The Library Central Library. (ieorge l\' Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. Noon. 50 free tickets (lunch not included) available from 11.45am. (iraeme Cruikshank presents ‘Some Notable Pieces of Scottish l’ottery.‘
I Women‘s Group Work Skills Course Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 9.3llain-noon. Free. Fiona O'Kane leads the first of three weekly sessionson working in groups to build confidence. ()pen to all women.
I Greening Europe ()ltl People‘s l lome. Lothian Street. Bonny rigg. 7.30—5.3llpm. See above. Tue 9 for details.
I Community Care Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. Community Psychiatric Nurse Margaret Conlan explains how the (iovernment's
latest economies in the field of psychiatric health care may affect usall.
SATURDAY 13 . ’
I Ouebecois Writing in Translation Tron Theatre. Trongate. Glasgow. 552 4267. 2.30pm. £1. Bill Findlay. whose Scottish translation of Michel Tremblay‘s Les Belles .S‘m'urs ( The (iuid Sisters) is currently on at the Tron. presentsa reading by the Tron company of his new translation ofTremblay‘s Le Vrai Monde? (The Real World?) . This offers a unique chance for comparison. since the English-speaking Canadian production visits the Tron next week (see above. Sat 6 and Mayfest Listings for furtherdetails).
I Women‘s Running Session Saughton Sports Complex. Stevenson Drive. Edinburgh. Info: 557 248i). 7—8pm. 80p, See above. Tue 9 for details.
I Women's Group Work Skills Course Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 9.3(lam—noon. Free. Second ofthrec sessions. see above. Wed it) for details.
I Lunch At The Library Central Librarv. (ieorgc iv Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. Noon. 50 free tickets(lunch not included) available from I l.-l5am. (iraeme Cruikshank presents 'Some Notable Pieces of Scottish l’ottery.‘
I Women And Food Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 9.3(lam—noon. Christa Wynn Williams leads a seminar entitled ‘What is vour relationship with food'." '
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