the Architectural Heritage Society Of Scotland, discusses the political, cultural and social heritage of the country he describes as ‘the last bastion of Stalinism’, and shows slides from his visit there in October 1988.
I Drama And liitual In Islam Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 12.45pm. The ﬁnal instalment of the Islam PastAnd Present lecture series is given by Dr Philip Sadgrovc of Edinburgh University.
I Zen Meditation: Introductory Telit Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace , Edinburgh. Info: John Fraser 041 339 3888. 7.30pm. Free. Introducing the techniques and beneﬁts of meditation to interested allcomers. Weekly sittings are also arranged at the same venue every
Tuesday at 7.20pm.
I Aspects OI IIIIIIIIIIGIII Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 329 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 333 0524. 7.30pm. £2(£l). First of four talks by Glasgow Buddhists on various aspects of Buddhist belief and practice.
I Women Against Pornography Conlennce Drummond High School, Cochran Terrace, Edinburgh. 9.30am-5pm. £5(£l) (includes lunch). Followed by Women’s Disco Wee Red Bar, College Of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. From 8pm. Organised to help women understand the threats pornography poses, with addresses by Liz Kelly of London’s Trouble And Strife Collective, and Evelyn Gillan from the Violence Against Women Working Group. See panel in last issue for further
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Linda McCartney’s best-advertised claim to tame is her married name. More recently, she’s been seen as a role model Ior environment-conscious housewives, describing how she substituted veggie sausages Ior meat ones without hubby noticing, and publicly endorsing Arir cleaning products.
But her career as a photographer, which began long belore she gained the title ol Beetle Bride, has tended to receive little attention. Recently returned Irom Japan, where she’s been working on Paul’s world tour, she is now combining both her other roles In an exhibition opening at Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery on Sat 30, which will later tour Scotland.
Her exhibition Is the llrst arts-related event to be mounted by Friends 0t The Earth (Scotland), whose representative Kirsten Harris explains, ‘we’re trying to draw attention to our work through arts columns rather than environment columns.’
‘We want to be seen as a non-sexist organisation,’ adds her colleague Graham McGIachlan. ’That’s why we aslred Linda ratherthan Paul. She’s been a proiessional photographer ior twenty-live years, and she’s an artist In her own right.’
Ms McCartney has donated a collection oi eighty photographs, previously exhibited at the Victoria And Albert Museum. They include landscapes, wildlite shots, still lite compositions, and portraits (mostly ol the members ol 0840, with one sell-portrait, and one discreet shot ol Paul).
The exhibition will be accompanied by a bookstail with inlormation about all environmental Issues, but is Intended mainly to highlight the current Native Woodlands campaign. This seeks to protect the remaining one per cent at Scotland’s indigenous lorestry, and draws attention to the harmtul etiects oi large-scale conller plantations.
ll it’s successlul, the project will be a lurther step on the long and grinding road towards halting environmental destruction. (Andrew Burnet)
For lurther details, see Art listings.
I Women’s Legal Advice Clinic Ainslie Park Leisure Centre, Pilton Drive, Edinburgh. Info: 557 1265. 7.30—9pm. Free. A regular opportunity for women to discuss legal problems with an expert. sponsored by Edinburgh District Council.
Wednesdays 28 & 4
I Women Unlimited Open Sessions 4A Downfield Place. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30pm. Free. A chance for all women in the Gorgie/Dairy area to discuss matters ofinterest or concern in a friendly environment.
OPEN EXTRA Daily
I Guided Tours at Old College Starts at Main Reception. Old College. South
Bridge. Edinburgh. Info: 667 l0] 1 ext 4254. 1pm. Free. A chance to see inside Adam Playfair‘s building. the seat of learning where graverobber William Burke was dissected; which was built on the site of Lord Darnley‘s murder. The building was first opened to the publiclast year — Playfair‘s bicentennial.
I What's Going tor Govan: A People’s Festival Pearce Institute. eran Road. Glasgow and other Govan venues. Info: 4451941/4276001. l--l(lpm. Free. Folk Concert (McLeod Hall. 8—l 1 .30pm) £1. Teenage disco (Fairfield Hall. 7—l()pm) 75p. A broad-based day ofeventsfor everyone in Govan to assess and enjoy the local community. Eventsinclude gymnastics and Tai Kwon Do displays. play readings. discussions. a heritage trail and a video box. in which people can record their comments for posterity.
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