Saturday 6

I Massage Day Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £18 (£12). Salisbury Centre regular Joanna Legard leads a day of relaxation and learning for complete beginners and those with some experience. Bring a bottle ofoil and a large towel. Partner optional.


I Reflexology Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £18 (£12). Qualified reflexologist Gelda MacGregor introduces the basic techniques offoot massage. which many people have found an effective therapy for ailments all over the body. A small towel. a supply of talcum powder and recently cropped thumb-nails are today's requirements.

OUTDOORS Friday 28

I Walks For Women: Wild Woods Hermitage Of Braid. Comiston Road. Edinburgh. 447 7415. Another guided walk arranged by Edinburgh District Council‘s Countryside Ranger Service and Women In Sport. to provide gentle exercise and the opportunity to learn something about the area. A creche and limited wheelchair access are available.


I Fungus Foray Walled Garden Car Park. Culzean Country Park. near Ayr.06556 274. The last summer outing at Culzean promises to be rather damp and chilly. so perhaps its theme is appropriate. Discover the strange truth about mushrooms. toadstools and athlete‘s foot.


I Walk For The Raintorests From Cramond Shore to Queensferry or Granton. Edinburgh. Info: 449 550920483 426 444. Noon. Free. A sponsored walk along several miles of beach. organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature's Scottish contingent. and one of over 300 throughout Britain. The plight ofthe world's rainforests is well publicised. but funds are urgently needed if they (and we) are to have a future. Sponsorship forms can still be obtained from (or donations sent to) WWF‘s Regional Department. Panda l louse. Weyside Park. Godalming Surrey. GU7 1XR. See panel.

I Forth Bail Bridge Centenary Party South Queensfcrry. near Edinburgh. Info: 229 6713. 3pm—after midnight. Free. though car parking must be booked if required. price £10 per car. See Blowout feature.

I Guided Walk: Fruits 01 Autumn Cammo Estate. Cammo Road. Edinburgh. Info: 557 1265. 2—3.30pm. Free. Aseasonal look at the mellow fruitfulness visible through (Tammo‘s mists.

POLITICS Saturday 6

I Right To Warmth Conference: Positive Developments Tackling Cold. Damp Homes Glasgow College of Building And Printing. 60 North Hanover Street. Glasgow. Info: 248 3993. 9.45am—6pm. £10—£20. Registration forms from Right To Warmth. 8 Elliot Place. Glasgow G3 8EP. A briefing for all those with a professional or personal interest in preventing the suffering and illness caused by living in Scotland‘s notoriously cold. damp housing. Several aspects will be covered. including legal concerns. fuel board policy monitoring and practical ways of reducing domestic heat wastage.


The Greener Home, a demonstration of how to improve your own home’s environment-lriendliness, which can be viewed at the Modern Homes Exhibition, SECC, from Friday 5.


I An Exploration Of Ancient Lore Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10.30am—5.30pm. £18(£12). Marianna Lines leads a day-long workshop on ancient Scottish art history. with special emphasis on Pictish and flower art. and exploring the use ofa natural dye technique she developed herself.

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30

I Weekend Buddhism And Meditation Course Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 329 Sauchichall Street. Glasgow. 3330524. 10am-5pm. £30 (£15) including vegetarian lunch both days. Geared towards those who are too busy to attend the centre‘s evening classes. this is the first course of its ty pe to be offered. and is intended to provide a fuller. more concentrated introduction to inner tranquility than can be given in the shorter evening sessions. Recommended to beginners.

Starting Mondayt

I Maryhill Arts Centre Winter Workshops and Projects Maryhill Burgh l lall. Gairbraid Avenue. Glasgow, 945 3995. No previous experience is required lor any ofthese courses. ' Lite Drawing Mondays. 7—-9pm. £2.25 (£1.50).

Music In Maryhill Mondays. 7 9pm. £ 1 .50 (Free). Funded from the District Council‘s Festivals Budget; with the opportunity to try out electric guitars. drums and home~made junk instruments. Drama And Improvisation 'l'uesdavs. 10am—noon. £1 .50(Free). ' Women‘s Writing Group Wednesdays. 10am—noon. £1 .50 (Free).

The Drawing Group Wednesday's. 10am—noon. £1 .50(Freel. Anything goes. Drawing And Painting ‘l'hursdavs. l0am—noon. £1 .50(Frcc). '

Drama And Writing Thursdays. 7--9pm.

£1 .50(Free).

Heedleworks Thursdays. 7—9pm. £1.51) (Free).

I Nelson Mandela And The African National Congress Danderhall Library. Newton Church Road. Danderhall. near Edinburgh.663 9293. 7.45pm. Free. Dr Andrew Ross. a lecturer in ecclesiastical history at New College. Edinburgh. has

lived and worked in southern Africa. and now offers his insights on the current upheavals between the ANC. lnkatha and the South African government.

Starting Tuesday 2

I Maryhill Arts Centre WinterWorkshops And Projects 1 l Malloch Street.Glasgow. Info: 945 3995. No previous experience is required for any of these courses. allof which have been funded from the District Council's Festivals Budget.

Community Tiles Tuesdays. 1-3pm. £1.50 (Free). A long-term project involving all stages of tile-making and design. leading towards the production of a large ceramic mural.

Family Snaps Wednesdays. 1—3pm. £1.50 (Free). A chance to learn and practise all stages of photograph-making. including black and white printing. An exhibition of the work produced will take place at Maryhill Burgh Hall later in the year. Sensory Maze Thursdays. l—3pm. £1.50 (Free). Through learning various sculpture techniques. participants on this course will build up a maze ofexhibits designed to stimulate all the senses. which is intended to tour the city when finished.


I Modern Buildings In Edinburgh Board Room. Central Library. George 1\/ Bridge. Edinburgh. 225 5584. 7.30pm. Free: tickets available from 7. 15pm on the door. A lecture by Professor Izzy Metzstcin. head of the Architecture Department at Edinburgh University.

Starting Wednesday 3

I Taoist Tai Chi: Beginners’ Classes St Anne‘s Community Centre. Cowgate. Edinburgh. Info: 228 1386. 7.30pm. £2 (£1) per session. Beginners ofall ages are invited to this new class organised by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Britain. and designed to lead to improved health and relaxation. An alternative class has already begun on Mondays at St Columba‘s Church Hall. Upper Gray Street. at the same time and price.

Saturday 6

I Voluntary Euthanasia Society olScotland: Open Meeting Merchants Hall. Hanover Street. lidinburgh. lnfo: 5564404. 2.30pm. Free. Professor Williamson. a professor of Geriatrics. will speak at this meeting to discuss a controversial but humane issue.

I Living Marxism Day School: The Middle EastAnd International Politics 1 lunterian Museum. Glasgow University Campus. L'niversity Avenue. Glasgow. Info: 071 3751702. 11am—9pm. £7 (£5). A dayof debate and tlichssion led by Living

.W(1I‘.t ism writers. on the theme ofthe West's militaristic response to the Gulf crisis. There will be two workshops : "The Middle East: lsThere A Solution'." and ‘Is Britain Finished'." and two plenary sessions: the first on ‘The Militarisation of international Relations'. and the second taking the more general theme. ‘Why Be A Marxist'.”. Would Uncle Karl have sent troops to the Gulf'.’ Here‘s your chance to find out.

Monday 8

I The Crusaid Colour Tour With Kalle Fassett Moir 1 la”. Mitchell Librarv. Granville Street. Glasgow. 221 3198. 7.30pm. £7.50 (tickets available from Candleriggs Ticket Centre. 227 551 l ). The only Scottish date on a British lecture tour by the leading knitwear and needlework designer Kaffe Fassett. whose work has been much admired at the Victoria and Albert Mtlseum in London. and seen on his Channel 4 television series Glorious Colour. The event is a benefit for Crusaid. the national lundraising group for AIDS- and HIV-related projects. Sec panel.

Tuesday 9

I Who Are The Stewarts? Royal Museum of Scotland. Queen Street. Edinburgh. 225 7534. 12.45pm. Free. First offour talksby Susan Lamb on Scotland's Royal Dynasty.

Wednesday 10

I Glasgow And The Scottish Literary Imagination Moir Hall. Mitchell Library. Granville Street. Glasgow. Info: 204 2580. 7.30pm. Free. Professor David Daiches presents a controversial lecture on behalf ofthe Royal Philosophical Society'of Glasgow.


I Love, Marriage And The Stewarts Royal Museum Of Scotland. Queen Street. Edinburgh. 225 7534. 12.45pm. Free. Second of four talks given by Susan I amb on Scotland's Renaissance monarchy.

I The Phoenix In The '908 Royal .‘vluseum OfScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 22.5 7534. A lecture by .locelyn Stevens. Rector and Vice-President ofthe Royal College of Art in London.


I Maryhill Arts Centre Open Day .‘vlaryhill Burgh Hall. Gairbraid Avenue. ( ilasgow, 945 3995. Flagship for the new seasonot workshops held at the MAC m itsold home at 11 Malloch Street. and its (relatively) new one up the road. See also Talks & Workshops above.

I Night Out with The Wild Cigarillos

St Bride‘s Community Centre. ()ryy ell Terrace. 8.30pm. £5 at door ( inc food )_ Fund-raising event by Lothian Family Conciliation Service.

Starting Mondayl

I Scots Music From Scratch Adult Learning Project. 184 Dalry Road. Edinburgh. 337 5442. 7pm. £1 (50p 1 per session. A ten—week course 11) traditional Scots music. Choose from tiddlc. tin whistle (key of 1)). guitar accompaniment or songs and ballads. and bring your ow n instrument if you can.

Starting Wednesday 3

I Birlln’ For Beginners: An introduction To Scots social Dancing Springwell l louse Centre. Ardmillan Terrace. lidinburgh. Info: 337 5442. 7pm. £1 (.51le) persession. A ten-week course to get you into the swing ofceilidh dancing. Basiedancestcps and movements with an experienced teacherandcaller. Kills notessential.

Thursday 4

I Music Workshop Danderhall Library. Newton Church Road. Danderhall. near Edinburgh. 663 9293. 7.45pm. Free. A chance to have a go on any oi a selectionoi musical instruments supplied by Gordon Simpson ofStaflord Street. lidinburgh. Level ofexperience unimportant.

Friday 5—Saturday 20

I Modern Homes Exhibition 512cc. Finnieston. Glasgow Info: 332 9l2l l--10pm (Sun 1~6pm). £4 ((‘hild under lo £1 ; ()AP £2; Family of five £9; Adult l—4pm. Mon—Fri £3). liyery thing for the modern home. from cookery demonstrations to gardens. \s 1th themed halls including ‘The Scottish \"illage' and ‘Necropolis Bazaar'. ()ne hall isdevoted to ‘The Greener llome'. w hich reeety ed 100.000 visitors during the Ideal l lome Exhibition in London. A recreation ofa 'sympathetically renoy ated' Victorian terraced house. ll giy es a lull demonstration of w but can be done to any home to make it less wasteful. and reduce its impact on the environment. w illiout major structural changes.

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