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 reachour Edinburgh oltice not later than seven days before publication,

GAY/BISEXUAL " Friday 7-Monday 10

I Eighth National Bisexual Conference Tollcross ( 'ommunity ( ‘entre. Fountainbridge. lidinburgh Info: 55h 9958 5560729. Fri 7. 7.3llpm to Mon ll). 5pm. Party at oil The l’lcasancc. Sat 8.3llpm-123tlam Registration 112 (with increments for those earning oy er £8000 per year: l'BJll LS). An opportunity for bisexual people and supporters of bisexuality to meet in a friendly atmosphere and explore ideas about sexuality. identity. personal development and sexual politics. All welcome regardless ofsexuality. sex. race. HIV status. ethnic background. class. transexuality. disability . nationality or religion.

OUTDOORS. _ Friday 31

I Walks For Women: Nature‘s Pharmacy Hermitage ()f Braid. L‘omiston Road. Edinburgh. 447 7 H5. ’l'nird ol'a new series of four monthly outings for women. combining gentle exercise with education about the local environment. (freche and some access available: telephone fot' details. Organised jointly by Edinburgh's ('ountryside Ranger Service and Women In Sport.

Sunday 2

I Guided Walk: Poets And Princes Hermitage ()f Braid. ('omiston Road. Edinburgh. 447 7415. A chance to findout about some of the Hermitage's famous historical visitors.

Wednesday 12

I Clydebuilt Cruise Depart Riy erbus Quay. (‘lyde Street Jamaica Street. (ilasgow. Info: 552 S39l . 7.309 lll.3llpm. L7 (L'hild ()Al’ £4): tickets from 158 lngram Street. Glasgow. The story of Glasgow and its river told in words and film on a monthly riverbus cruise organised by the National Trust for


It had to happen. Every imaginable social grouping has been represented at some sort ol lestival, conference or season on Glasgow’s cultural agenda lor1990. As autumn approaches in the city’s busiest ever year, so Glasgow's autumnal citizens take a turn in the limelight.

But Rarin’ To Go, a live-day festival for the over-50s. is no sop thrown to the oldies to keep them quiet. It’s a packed programme of events covering a wide range at activities, organised by members at that select age-group. There will be exhibitions, performances at music, drama, dance and cabaret, workshops in a variety ol

crafts from etching to video-making, and discussion workshops, including an open day (Tue 4) on Learning In Later Lite, with the opportunity to enrol in Strathclyde University‘s extra-mural classes lorthe 1990-91 season. Though topics like pensioners’ rights are high among the priorities for discussion, and reminiscence sessions constitute an important part at the programme, the festival also looks lorward to 1992, and each of the lirst tour days takes a ditterent foreign culture (Spanish, Indian, Russian, French) as its theme.

Among the week's highlights are Wednesday's variety concert at the City Halls (teaturing Peggy O’Keete, Jack Milroy and Glasgow Senior Citizens Orchestra and Choir), Thursday’s lashion show of period costumes dating back to 1780, and the closing extravaganza on Friday afternoon. with the opportunity for everyone to join in.

According to its brochure, ‘the Festival is not only tor older people', and provides the opportunity for every age group to appreciate the contribution of older people to society. But there's no doubt it will be one event in 1990 at which younger generations will be taking an unaccustomed back seat. (Andrew Burnet)

Scotland. Screenings include John

E (irierson‘s ()sear-w inning show Seuwurds

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The (irmt Ships.


Wednesday 5

I Public Meeting: Hands Oil The Middle East

'l'ollcross (‘ommunity (’entre. Fountainbridge. Edinburgh. info: 071 375 1702. 7.30pm. £1.5(l(£l). A speakerfrom




the Revolutionary ('ommunist Party will address this meeting in response to the Gulfcrisis. prior to a national demo in London on Sat 8.


I Treasures Of The RIAS and EAA Collections Board Room. Central Library. George [V Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. 7.30pm. Free tickets available from 7.15pm. A talk on these two architectural collections. given by their curator. lan Gow.

Saturday 8

I Commemoration Ol Andrew FletcherThe Patriot East Saltoun Kirk. East Saltoun. near Pencaitland. East Lothian. Info: 556 1836. 3pm. Free. Arnold Kemp. editorof the Glasgow Heraldsince 1981 . givesthis year‘s address at the annual commemoration of Andrew Fletcher. and takes as his theme the distinction between enthnic and elective nationalism. After the address. a wreath will be laid at Fletcher‘s grave. Organised by the Saltire Society.


I The Spiritual In Art And Music Theosophical (Tentre. 17 Queens Crescent. Glasgow. 33?. 4924. ltlam—me. Alan Senior covers aesthetic considerations including the Revelation and lntuitionist theories. good and great art. and the esoteric tradition in painting. paying particular attention to Klimt.

Monday 10

I Open Meeting: Pressure Group Politics And The Environment: With The Wind 0r Against The Tide? Napier Polytechnic. Merchiston Place. Edinburgh. Info: 554 9977. 8pm. Free. Edinburgh Women‘s Science Forum present a talk by Sheena Phillips of Friends OfThe Earth (Scotland). preceded at 7.30pm by a Special General Meeting. All women interested in promoting science are invited to attend both meetings.

Wednesday 12

I Edinburgh Buildings in A National Context Board Room. (‘entral Library. (icorge IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 22.5 5584. 7.30pm. Free tickets available front 7.15pm. Atalk byJohn Gifford.

Starting Wednesday 12

I Introduction To Buddhism And Meditation Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 329 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 333 052-1. 7.30pm. £3()(£l5) for seven-week course. A systematic introduction to the theory and practice of Buddhism. including techniques and applications oftwo forms of meditation. Open discussions will also be encouraged.

OPEN EXTRA Throughout September

I Glasgow 1990 Women's Festival Various venues around Glasgow. Info: 339 8855 ext 6248. A major event for women to mark the city's year as ('apital of(’ulture. See feature.

Monday 3—Friday 7

I Rartn‘ To Go Festival For OlderPeople Students“ Union. Strathclyde University. John Street. Glasgow. Info: 552 44(Xlext 2362.9.3t)am—1ll.3(lpm daily (ends early Wednesday). All events free. Awide variety ofactivities for the over-50s. See panel

Saturday 8

I Buddhist Centre Open Day329 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 333 0524. 11am—5pm. Free. Third and finalopen day for 1990 at Glasgow'sthriving Buddhist Centre. A hospitable but pressure-free environment is offered to all-comers wishing to find out about Buddhism. meditation and other activities

pursued at the Centre.

74'I‘he List 31 August 13 September 1990