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I Premier Vision 90 Fashion Show Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Blythswood Square. Glasgow. 221 3850. 7pm. £17 (including cocktail reception. buffet and wine). To raise funds for Save the Children. the RSAC has organised an evening at which new designs will be presented by Fabrianii. Ella Bulloeh. Silks. Ralph Slater. Alan Hodgkinsonand Taylor Ferguson. with music by Peggy O'Keefe.

HEALTH Saturday 10 & Sunday 11

I Scottish Exhibition Ol Complementary Medicine Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. lnfo: 552 4989/0253 723 35. 11am—7pm. Admission £2.50 (Child 12—16/()AP. UB40£1.50; Child under 12 free). Lectures £1. The second major exhibition ofalternative health treatments features 8 lectures and 10free demonstrations over two days. as well as more than 120 exhibition stands on all aspects of natural health care. and will be attended by leading practitioners such as homeopractor Jan de Vries. colour therapist Marie Louise Lacy andorganic food expert lan Miller. This annual event began last autumn. but is scheduled to take place during springtime in future. See Backlist feature.

I Introducing Process-Oriented Psychology Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. Sat I0am—6pm:Sun 10am—5pm. £70 for two days. Arlene and Jean Claude Aude rgon from Zurich lead this workshop on a discipline which seeks out the patterns in personal conflicts. Once found. they claim. these patterns can be used creatively to overcome the problem.

Wednesday 14

I No Smoking Day Yes. that‘s right. No smoking. Bit of an intrusion on your liberty. isn‘t it'.’ Why don‘t you smoke double. just to show them? On the other hand. if you stop today and stay stopped for a month you could win a week‘s holiday for two in the Caribbean or a colour television in the Quit & Win competition set up by the Health Education Authority and the BBC. Full details101 3230505. Further info from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH):

Fiidja4yi21'6—Sunday 18

I Soto Zen Meditation Retreat Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. info: Rawdon Goodier 667 5870. From 6pm Friday. £25 (£16). A weekend of meditation within the Salisbury Centre. led by a priest from Throssel Hole Priory.

POLITICS Saturday 17-Saturday 24

I Central America Week Following the extraordinary election results in Nicaragua. this week is a good opportunity to re-assess the problems faced by the people ofCentral America.


Edinburgh Women Against Pornography is holding a one-day conlerence on pornography. The conference is to be held at Drummond High School, Edinburgh on Saturday 24. Following a week at events in November last year, which culminated in the ‘Reclaim The Night’ march along the streets at Edinburgh, the group is continuing its campaign to increase awareness at the ettects ot pornography.

The aim at the conlerence is generally to widen women’s understanding (since it is a women-only event) at the implications of pornography both politically and, at the same time, its personal signiticance on women's lives. As the group explains: ‘We have been brainwashed into not seeing and not talking about pornography. . . The first thing we can do then is to conlront the problem and to talk to other women about it. We can gain strength lrom sharing those feelings with other women and then chanelling the anger into direct action against the pornographers.’ The conterence provides just such an opportunity for discussion on this (often taboo) subject

and is also a rallying-point to women to organise.

Numerous workshops have been organised throughout the day at the conlerence, on such diversely related subjects as: Pornography in the Workplace, Child Pornography, Pornography and Racism, Pornography in the Home, Legal Strategies and Local Government and Winning the Arguments About Pornography. All aspects ol the issue are being considered during the day's events, but, obviously, the emphasis is on a positive (and active) campaign strategy.

The main speakers will be Liz Kelly, member of the Trouble and Strife Collective lrom London and Evelyn Gillan, lrom the Violence Against Women Working Group. There will also be speakers reporting on the campaign in England to date.

Creche lacilities will be available as well as a bookstall. The entry lee also includes a vegetarian lunch. The organisers are also holding a women~only disco in the evening at the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh’s Art Couege.

The conlerence is open to all women - but you're advised to book early to save disappointment! (Ann Vinnicombe)

See Open Listings tor details.

See Backlist feature. Glasgow

Sat 17: Gran Fiesta Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. Info12214447. 7.30pm—midnight. £5 (£3.50). With entertainment by Cuban dance band Leonor Zayas Y Los Novels. comedians from the Funny Farm. Eurydice and Paul Birchard.

Mon19: Film: Romero GFT. Rose Street. 332 6535. Biographical film about Archbishop Oscar Romero. who was assassinated ten years ago. See Film Listings and 1ndex.

Tue 20: The Nicaraguan Election Renfield St Stephens Church. Bath Street. lnfo:

Michael Wright 226 3431. 7.30pm. Free. George Fouikes was an observer in Nicaragua during the ballot. and has arranged at short notice to speak about it. Tue ZO—Thurs 22: Beginners Guide To Central America Workers' Educational Association. 212 Bath Street.

info bookings: 332 0176. 7.30pm. Free. Three evening workshops on Guatemala. El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Fri 23: A Step Towards Democracy? Volunteer Centre. 25 Elmbank Street. info: 221 44-17. Free. 7.30pm. Scottish Medical Aid For Nicaragua presents a talk on the recent elections. to be followed by open discussion.

Club Sandino Tin Pan Alley. 39 Mitchell Street. 221 5275. info: 221 44-17. 11pm—5am. Latin American dance club. Sat 24: Candlelit Procession And Service Meet at Custom House Quay. 1nfo22l 44-17. Free. 7pm. The ecumenical service will commemorate the tenth anniversary of Archbishop ()scar Romero‘s assassination.


Sat 17: Ceilidh For El Salvador Lauriston Hall. Lauriston Place. lnfo: (daytime Tue—Fri) 667 0905. 7. 15—1 1 .30pm. £3 (£1.50).

Sun 18: El Salvador Exhibition And Hunger Lunch Lauriston Hall. Lauriston Place. lnfo: 2299821. Noon—2pm. With a talk by Jesuit Father Michael Campbell Johnston. who has worked in El Salvador.

Mon 19: Film: The Mosquito Coast Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. 2pm. 4.45pm. See Film Listings and index.

Tue 20: Film: El Norte Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. 5.45pm.8. 15pm. See Film Listings and Index. Margarita Antonia from Puerta Cabezas. Nicaragua speaks before the evening performance. Wed 21: Film: El None Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. 2.45pm. See Film Listings and index.

Guatemala - The Forgotten Country? Friends Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. 7.30pm. Free. Patricia and Lorne Wallace present slides. discussion and music from the third Central American country.

Thurs 22: Seeds Not Bullets—Green Initiatives In Central America Friends Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Info: 557 4357556 5160. 7pm. Entry by donation. As part of a series organised by Edinburgh Central Green Party. Anna Munro speaks and shows a videoon Blueficlds. after which there will be open discussion.

Sat 24: Vigils For Romero St Giles Cathedral. lligb Street. noon; St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 5pm: St Mary's Cathedral. York Place. 7.30pm. lnfo: (daytime Tue—Fri ) 667 0905. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Romero‘s assassination.

Film: Erendira Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. 5pm. See Film Listings and Index.

Pena St John‘s Church. Lothian Road/Princes Street. 9pm- 1 am. lnfo: (daytime Tue—Fri) 6670905. Provisional price £2.50 (concessionsavailable). Scottish and Latin American music and poetry for El Salvador.

Saturday 24

I Women Against Pornography Conterence Drummond High School. Cochrane Terrace. Edinburgh. 9.30am—5pm. £5 (£1) (includes lunch). Also Women's Discoat Wee Red Bar. College ()1 Art. Lauriston Place. Edinburgh. From 8pm. See panel.

TALKS Monday 12

I The Brilliant World 01 Iranian And Turkish

Ceramics And Tiles Lecture “Theatre. Roy til—J

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