Open List is designed to cover public events not covered elsewhere in the magazine. We welcome submissions. which will be included subject to space. to reach our Edinburgh ottice not later than seven days belore publication.
FESTIVALS Saturday 28 & Sunday 29
I Bear Fair Hay Lodge Park. below Neidpath Castle. Peebles. Info: 0896830 833. 11am—7pm. £5 (Concession £3.50; Child £2.50; Child under 5 free; Family £12). Following the success oflast year‘s first Bear Fair at Hay Lodge Park, the two-day. open-air festival ofmusic. theatre. circus. workshops and children‘s events is back. Among the highlights ofa busy programme are Iluellas from Ecuador. winners of The List/McEwan's demo competition Kith and Kin. clarsachist Savourna Stevenson. the Inner Sense Percussion Orchestra. the ever-popular Humpff Family. European new circus group Mummerandada. music/mime/puppetry street theatre from Ostrich Ostrich Ostrich and Scarabeus‘ version of Swan Lake on stilts. There will also be a major craft market. kites. a hot air balloon. wholefoods. real ale and plenty more. See Music and Theatre Listings.
GAY/BISEXUAL Monday 30
I Shout Meeting: Are We Being Conned About AIDS? Lesbian And Gay Centres 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 557 3620. 7.30—9pm. An open meeting held by the Scottish Homosexual Out group. with a guest speaker. Meetings take place at the same time every Monday. and anyone opposed to the persecution of homosexuals is welcome.
I Edinburgh Bisexual Group Social Night Lesbian And Gay ('entre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 557 3620. 8pm. Free.
Bring food. drink. audio cassettes and
I Communication In Relationships Lesbian and Gay . 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 557 3620. 8pm. Free. Based on a workshop at the San Francisco conference. this is a more formal disc'Ussion of communication between partners.
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I Walk For Women: Beginners’ Guide To The Hermitage 0f Braid Hermitage House. Hermitage of Braid. (‘omiston Road. Edinburgh-1477145. Ilium-12.30pm. Free. First of a new series ofguided walks organised jointly by the District Council’s Countryside Ranger Service and Women In Sport. Walks will take place on the last Friday of each month.
I The Festival Farm Kildean Auction Marl. Stirling. Info: 078673055/85208. l-Spm. £I ((‘hild 50p). As part ofthe Royal Stirling celebrations. this afternoon gives the public a glimpse of farm life;
A LITTLE KITE MUSIC
It you thought Aeolian harps were the stuff of ancient Greek myths, only to be revived in the languid verse of lush romantic poets, you may like to try a trip to the Glasgow Kite Festival next weekend. In an appropriate union of wind-powered arts, the harps will supply live accompaniment to Steve Brockett's ‘sky ballet' Turning The World, one of the main attractions at the lestival.
A twenty-minute performance which also involves eighteen kites, a narrator and taped music, Turning The World is a simple story with an environmental slant derived from North American Indian lolktales. Humankind— represented by windmills - is treacherously assisted by a mysterious raven, which seizes the sun and lorces it down to Earth, with disastrous consequences for all species, and it is left to a phoenix saviour figure to save the day. A collaboration with musician Roger Wintield, this is the third commission irom Brockett, whose work has been a regular feature of the Kite FeshvaL
Other highlights of the weekend include visits by Malcolm Goodman, whose world friendship kite carries the flags at many countries, and the autographs of many celebrities and politicians; and by the BBC’s Record
Steve Brockett's ‘No Two Feathers’ kite
Sunday to witness the first instance of 2000 kites llown separately in one place. Kite-flying being a popular pursuit in Japan, the Beeb is currently trying to sell its coverage to Japanese television.
In this country too, kite-flying is an increasingly popular pursuit. At the festival, members of the public will be invited to build their own kites at twenty-live minute workshops, with materials supplied tree oi charge. Alternatively, they may purchase kites from any oi hali-a-dozen kite-makers who will be setting up stalls. There will also be kite-flying teams lrom the Netherlands, the United States and around Britain, supported by steel bands. buskers, theatre and other entertainments.
With the support of Glasgow 1990 and the T88, the festival has raised its prolile considerably since its humble origins three years ago as an offshoot of Strathclyde's community education programme. As co-ordinator Sandy Maxwell points out, the only anticipated problem now would be a shortage of sunshine or wind. ‘Last year, they only had around 2000 people,‘ he says, ’but they had bad weather. This year we’re hoping tor a good 15,000 a day. If we get good weather, the sky‘s the limit. . .'
Breakers team, who -the organisers (“"d'e‘" Bumell hope —wilt be present at 4pm on including animals and machinerycountry i
crafts and performances by the Royal Stirling players. There are alsoehildren's attractions and a prize draw w hose winners will ﬂy to Aqu alia for a holiday.
I Stockbridge Market St Stephen Place (between St Stephen Street and Hamilton Place). Edinburgh. mam-5.30pm. Second
of two pilots to launch a regular market in a space which was once just that. The market is being established by local residents. who hope to raise funds for new streetlighting in the area. On sale will be arts and crafts. second-hand clothes and bric-a-brac. There will also be face-painting and buskers.
I Guided Walk: Wildflower Ramble Cammo Estate. Cammo Road. Barnton. Edinburgh. Info: 447 7145. 2—3.30pm. Free. A chance to have a look at the local ﬂora under expert guidance.
I Culzean Classic Vehicle Show Culzean Country Park. near Ayr. Info: 06556274. 10am—6pm. Car £6;Minibus£10; Motorcycle £2; National Trust members free. Donations welcome. Over 200 exhibits from the UK and abroad appear in this regular event. which also includcsa number ofextra attractions. See also Blowout feature.
TALKS Monday 6
I Eastern Europe Gamble Halls. Shore Street. Gourock. Info: 0475 81724. A public meeting as part ofthe sixth annual lnverclyde Festival For Peace. The speakers are Glasgow University‘s Walter Joyce and John Sams ofthe Scotland—USSR Society.
I Parents Against Tobacco Bus Tour George Square. Glasgow. Info: 071 2789686. All day from 11am. Free. Based for one dayin Glasgow after its Edinburgh launch on Wednesday. the PAT bus will bring information about the dangers ofsmoking to children and adults. Everyone will be asked to support the parliamentary bill
w hich will seek increased limitationson the sale ofcigarettes. especially to minors. and on tobacco advertising. As part ofthe event there will be a competition to find Britain‘stop smoke-free school.
I Claymore '90 Wargames Exhibition Adam House. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 662 0301. mam-4.30pm. £1.The South East Scotland Wargames Club present their annual exhibition. featuring fantasy roleplay games. modelling and painting competitions. trade stands and public participation games. There will also be a bring and buy sale. and adonation from proceeds will go to the Scottish National Institution for the War Blinded. and other charities.
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5
I Glasgow Kite Festival Glasgow High Rugby Club. Anniesland Cross. Glasgow. Info: 554 7-149. I0am—4pm. Free. See panel
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