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ERE— Tuesday 5

I World Environment Day Event Peace And Justice Centre. St John‘s Church. Princes Street/Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 229 0993. All day. The United Nations Association and other environment-conscious groups will set up stalls outside the Centre. and encourage you to sign the Edinburgh Citizens‘ Environmental Charter. There will also be an illustrated talk with wine in the evening: telephone for details.

Thursday 14

I Green Parenting Conference Room. Central Library. George 1V Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. noon; also at Stockbridge Library. Hamilton Place. Edinburgh. 332 2173. 7pm. Free. Juliet Solomon gives a talk. based on her book of the same name. which was a featured title during Green Books Fortnight.

HEALTH Saturday 2

I Taoist Tai Chi Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £l8(£12). Cathy Percival and Rod Edwards lead a day of the meditation technique. which involves slow. natural movements designed to bring body and mind into peaceful harmony.

Sunday 3

I Psychic And Spiritual Development Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £18(£12). Tina Wylie and Annemarie Feddon lead an introductory course on Tarot. colour therapy. runes. flower reading and regression. intended to help you discover your psychic potential.

Saturday 9/Sunday1O

I Mauro-Linguistic Training- Communications Weekend Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am-5pm. £35. A chance to study and experiment with the Communications Model developed by linguist DrJohn Grinder and psychotherapist Richard Bandler. which can be applied to therapy. business. education. sports. or the arts.


I Ardgown Hospice Family Fun Day Kelburn Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568 685. llam—5pm. £2 (Accompanied child £1; CAP/Unaccompanied child £1.40). Grand Assault Course Tournament in aid of Ardgowan Hospice; with bouncy castle. music. displays. side stalls. refreshments and a guest appearance by Derek Lord of Take The High Road.

POETRY Ffiday1

I First Friday- Poems And Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Edinburgh. lnfo: Ken Kelly 337 1908/Billy Cornwall 225 2424 ext 6625. 50p. The Edinburgh writers‘ group Penpushers will lead this boozy reading session. though anyone else wishing to read will be given time.

Thursday 14

I Poetry Festival Craigmillar Library. 7 Niddrie Marischal Gardens. Edinburgh. 669 4095. lnfo: 669 8432. 7.30—10pm. Free. Local poets including actress Faye Milligan (of Sreamie and British Midland ad fame) present their work. with Liz Loehhead as special guest.


I Vigil For Human Rights In China St John‘s Church. Princes Street/Lothian Road. Edinburgh. Info: 226 2487. 8pm—dawn. Free. Amnesty lnternational‘s Edinburgh groups have organised this vigil to commemorate the anniversary ofthe Tiananmen Square massacre. and to draw attention to the appalling abuses ofhuman rights still taking place in China. China is sensitive to international opinion: all are welcome to attend. to express their abhorrenee for the executions. torture. unfair trials and imprisonment of prisoners of conscience.

Wednesday 6

I Who'd Be A Communist Today? Cafe Royal Upstairs. West Register Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. 50p. A public meeting arranged by the Revolutionary Communist Party. whose blurb reads: ‘After recent events in Eastern Europe. communist parties all over the world are hastening to change names and disassociate themselves with communist ideals. Anne Burton speaks about why communism is more relevant than ever for anyone looking for a betterfuture.‘

Thursday 14

I Anti Poll Tax Public Meeting Stockbridge Primary School. Hamilton Place, Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Update on Community Charge-related issues. All welcome.


I Burnished Gold Demonstration Dean Castle Country Park. Kilmarnock. 0563 22702. Noon—4.30pm. Free. Experts including Colin Swinton offer a chance to see letter-illumination. using flat and raised gold.

Wednesday 6

I The Forces Developed In The Muscles And Joints in The Human Body MCCance Building. 16 Richmond Street. Glasgow.

lnfo: 552 4400ext 2735/2132. 1—2pm. In

'the last of Strathclyde University‘s series

of ‘Understanding Science‘ lectures, Prof J. Paul ofthe Bio-engineering Unit speaks.

Wednesday 14

I Royal Mile Lantern Slide Show Conference Room. Central Library, George IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. Noon. Free. Stanley Cavaye presents these slides as a ‘Lunch At The Library‘ evenL

Monday 11

I Glasgow Fair Warm-Up Singalong The Weavers‘ lnn. 415 London Road. Glasgow. 554 2692. 8.30pm. Free. Second of four events organised by the Glasgow Fair Project. each in a different Glasgow pub and led by a different Scottish entertainer. Tonight. Lesley Robertson of Wildcat. currently appearing in Tony Roper‘s Paddy ’5 Market at the Tron.

Mon 11—Fri 3Aug

I Summer Art Classes Maryhill Arts Centre. Malloch Street. Glasgow. Info: 945 3995.

Sculpture Mondays. 6—9pm. £1 .50 (£1) Lite Drawing Mondays. 7—9pm. £2.25 (£1.75).

Sculpture Tuesdays. 6—9pm. £1 .50(£1). Ceramics Tuesdays. 7—9pm. £1 (Free). Photography Tuesdays. 7-9pm. £1 (Free). Sculpture Wednesdays. 6—9pm. £1 .50 (£1). Drawing And Painting Wednesdays. 7—9pm. £1 (Free).

Sculpture Thursdays. 6-9pm. £1.50(£1). Batik Thursdays. 7—9pm. £1 (Free). Puppet and Mask Matting Thursdays. 7—9pm. £1 .50 (£1).

I Summer Drama and Writing Classes Maryhill Burgh Hall. Gairbraid Avenue. Glasgow. 945 3995.

Creative Writing Tuesdays. 2—4pm. £1 (Free).

Drama/Improvisation Tuesdays. 7—9pm. £1 (Free).

Drama Wednesdays. 2—4pm. £1 (50p). Drama/Creative Writing Wednesdays. 7—9pm. £1 (50p).

FESTIVAL Saturday Z—Saturday 16

I Spring Fling Various venues around Edinburgh. Info: 225 2424 ext 6623/6625. All events free except where stated. Free diary brochure available from Edinburgh District Council. George [V Bridge. Assembly Rooms. George Street and other outlets. See also panel and other listings sections.

Gala Fair Day Sat 2. Meadows. 10am—5pm (also Sun 3); St Margaret‘s Park. Corstorphine. Ham—4.30pm; Jack Kane Centre. Craigmillar. 2—4pm; Moredun Park. noon—4pm; Muirhouse. noon—4pm. Local. open air stalls and celebrations. Gala Cycle Rally Sat 2. Depart Regent Road. 11am. A mass cycle ride to King‘s Stables Road. organised in association with Spokes. All ages welcome. but

children under 14 must be accompanied. Opening Gala Sat 2. Princes Street Gardens. noon—4pm. Grand. outdoor official opening for Spring Fling. at which the Green theme will be launched. Also the Centenary Week of Edinburgh Libraries (call 225 5584 for further details).

Roving Eye Camera Project Sat 2. Jack Kane Centre. Craigmillar. noon—4.30pm. Local photographers are invited to attend Craigmillar‘s Gala Festival (see above) with shutter-releases at the ready. The results will later be exhibited in Craigmillar.

Courtyard Readings Sat 2 and Sat 9. Scottish Poetry Library. 14 High Street. 2—5pm. An opportunity for singers. poets. storytellers and dancers to present work in Tweeddale Court; and for others to watch and listen.

Tales From The Clocittower Sat 2. Rosebery Hall. High Street. Queensferry. 7.30pm. Writers from Queensferry present readings from their work. Special guests are authors Alex Cathcart and James Meek.

Spring Flower Show Sat 2 and Sun 3. Saughton Park. Balgreen Road. 10am—4pm. Plant sale and donkey rides for kids. plus music from a genuine 1922 barrel organ.

Dean Village Guided Walk Sun 3. depart Dean Bridge/Bell‘s Brae. 2.15pm. 50p (25p). A chance to explore Edinburgh‘s wooded village. and take tea afterwards in a riverside garden.

Questions 01 Sport Sun 3. King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 7pm. £1 (50p). An evening of sports trivia with competitors representing local pro teams. Expect to spot The Lisr‘s Ross Parsons. He'll be the one cribbing from reference books. OId-Tyme And Sequence Dances Mon 4. Wed 6 and Fri 8. Portobello Town Hall. Portobello High Street. 1.30—4.30pm. £3 for all three sessions. Tea dances for older folk. with demonstrations by professional dancers.

The Buzz Residency Mon 4—Fri 15 (not Sat. Sun). West Princes Street Gardens. 10am—1pm; 2—5pm. Jack Drum hostsa string of workshops at which individuals and groups can help build giant insects from junk materials.

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