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FESTIVALS , Sat 22 Sept—Sun 7 Oct

I Sechaba Glasgow 1990 A major anti-apartheid cultural project. incorporating an international conference and an arts festival. See panel.


I OUT On Sundays Scottish Foundation Volunteer (‘entre. 25 lilmbank Street. Glasgow. Info; 22] 8372. Regularmonthly social group with discussions. speakers. events. tea and coffee.


I Guided Walk: Cammo Waterlile ( ‘ammo Estate. (‘ammo Road. l-Zdinburgh. Info: 557 1265. 2pm. Free. Wellies arethe recommended footwear for this chance to investigate (‘ammo's aquatic inhabitants.


I Guided Wallr: Wildlife On Your Doorstep Hermitage ()f Braid. (‘omiston Road. Edinburgh. 447 7415. 2pm. free. Another guided walk with a natural history theme.


Monday 19

I The Buildings Of Leith Board Room. (‘cnlral Library. (ieorgc IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. 7.3lipm. Free, Stephen Dickson talks.


I What Are Novels For? Royal Museum ( )1" Scotland. ('hambers Street. lidinburgh. 225 7534. 7.30pm. Seats may be reserved for 60p. Novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald discusses the question.


I The Tarot: The 21 Major Cards Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Iklinburgh. 7.30pm. £2. [{min Scotland present a talk offering ‘fresh and simple insights into the main Tarot cards“.

I Edinburgh And The Scottish Arts And Crafts Movement Board Room. ('entral Library. George IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 22.< 5534. 7.30pm. Free. Ben 'l‘indallspeaks.


I Readings by Pomegranates Women's Writing Group Women in Profile ( )ffice. 5 Dalhousie Lane. (iarnethill. (ilasgow. 332 7377. 7.30pm. Admission price unconfirmed. Reading. following floor spots and discussion. Part of Women In Profile programme. Women only.



I September Spectacular Lauriston (asllc.


The release of Nelson Mandela in February may have augured ill for apartheid, but continuing racial imprisonment and violence in South Africa are clear indications that the struggle is not yet over. As Mandela himself has said, the final mile of the marathon is the hardest to run. While political and economic opposition to apartheid continue, a less obvious- but equally potent— form of resistance is thriving and developing in the form of an alternative people's culture. Organised for Glasgow 1990 by the Scottish Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Scottish Trades Union Congress in conjunction with the African National Congress. Sechaba is a two-week conference and festival to discuss and celebrate cultural resistance to apartheid. Translated as ‘Nation‘, Sechaba is a limited company established in Glasgow to mount the event, and will shortly be dissolved. The conference, which takes place in the City Halls. has attracted a number of prominent speakers, including the Anti-Apartheid Movement's president Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, leading trade unionist Hon Todd, ANC poet Mongane Wally Serote and Govan Mbelti, a senior ANC member who was arrested and imprisoned with Mandela in 1963/4, and was released less than three years ago. Among the many aspects of anti-apartheid culture to be

discussed at the conference, the ANC will stage its first public debate on a ; paper by Albie Sachs, which calls for a

five-year postponement of the use of culture to oppose apartheid. Other topics for discussion are harder to predict: a result, as Sechaba's Noeleen O’Hara points out, of the rapid developments taking place in South Africa.

Registration for the conference is stil available at 2150, designed to cover both the steep cost of organising an international conference. and to

provide some sponsorship for the more populist arts festival. This will involve music, theatre, literature, clubbing, film. exhibitions and comedy, with several areas of collaboration between South African and Scottish artists. Perhaps the most significant of these will be the Gala Music Nights on Sunday 23 (by invitation) and Sunday 30 (public), involving the choir of the Association of South African Students

, in Britain, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Philharmonic Singers and the ubiquitous Tommy Smith on sax. The concerts’

; centrepiece will be the premiere of ‘l

' Will Wait‘, a poem by ANC delegate

i Mongane Wally Serote set to music by

Scottish composer William Sweeney.

Another unique opportunity will be the chance to see, on Tuesday 25, Soweto People's Poet Mzwalthe Mbuli, who performs his work in a thundering basso profundo to the accompaniment of a band called The Equals. Highlights aside, diversity is an important feature of the festival, and anyone sympathetic to the anti-apartheid movement will

- find something of interest. (Andrew


Sechaba runs at various venues around Glasgow, Sat 22-Sun 7 October. For further information, see listings sections or call 041 221 1276.

(‘ramond Road South. Iidinburgh. Info: 557 248“. llam» 5pm. Free; parking}; 1. Famin entertainment. is ith Punch and Judy. The World's Worst (‘ircus. 99‘) shows and a c hance to ride on all-terrain ()uadrunner vehicles (adult Slip: child 25p).

Friday 21 & Saturday 22

I Cat Protection League Bazaar Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. lidinburgh. 22(l

4348. Info; 554 SS2I . 9am- 5pm.


IArtworks Guided Bus Tour Departslrom

’l‘hird liye ('entre. Sauchiehall Street.

(ilasgou , 332 7S2 l. Info; 227 3987, 2pm, Free, A chance to see six of the sc‘\ en city-based .irtssorks which are ( ilasgoss ‘s

contribution to the 'l'SWA l-our(‘ities

l Project. See art listings.


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