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I lntemational Women's Day Established to commemorate a 1907 strike by women workers in New York to end sweat shops and gain the right to vote. Various events around Glasgow and Edinburgh. Phone 031 225 2424 ext 5090/041 227 2856 for more details.

Monday 4—Friday 8

I Strathclyde Regional Council Women’s Unit 041 227 2856 is co-ordinating an extensive region-wide programme for 1WD. Phone or see their brochure for details on the many local events.

I Women's Forum City Chambers. Glasgow. info/booking Ronnie MacDonald 332 4946. 10am—3.30pm. Free. Creche provided. Sponsored by the European Commission and the STUC. with stalls. displays and workshops on a wide range ofissues.

I Skateboarding for girls/young women Skateboard Park. next to the Bellshill Baths. Main Street. Bellshill. 1—4pm. Free. Equipment and tuition provided.

I Children and Their Care Fri 8. Star Coffee Bar. 12b Dumbryden Road. Wester Hailes. Edinburgh. 10am—8pm. Creche provided. A workshop for carers. a children‘s session on games and an exhibition of children's photography.

I Conference on Women and Violence Fri 8. Regional Chambers. Parliament Square. Edinburgh. 9am—4pm. Free. Creche provided. Talks and workshops. with representatives from Women's Aid. the police. LRC Women‘s Committee and others.

I Torchlight Procession Fri 8. Meet Waterloo Place. 6.30pm. Bring torches. candles and friends.

I And Silll We Rise Sat 9/Sun 10. City Chambers. High Street. Edinburgh. Free. Creche provided. International Cafe. Exhibitions. talks and workshops on a wide range of topics relating to women.

Saturday 16—Saturday 23

I Central America Week Various venues around Glasgow. Info: Audrey Elster 221 4447. On the theme ‘People's Health. People‘s Rightl‘. events aim to celebrate achievements in the health field by the Central American people despite war. repression and government indifference. For film and music events see appropriate sections.

I A Beginners' Guide to Central America

Tue 19LThurs 21. WEA. 2 Port Dundas Place ( 1st floor). 332 ()176 to reserve places. 7.30pm. Free. Three introductory workshops. led by people who have lived in. studied or recently returned from the region.

I Lionel Arguello Wed 20. TGWU. Bath Street. 7.30pm. Free. Talk by the director ofa Nicaraguan health/social welfare programme.

Saturday 16—Sunday 17

I The Third Scottish Lesbian Gathering Pleasance Theatre. Pleasance. Edinburgh. Booking and further details from Bridget Johnson. 20 Eyre Crescent. Edinburgh. 556 2082. Live music. videos and workshops including percussion. drama. writing and aromatherapy.


I Picture Framing Workshop Maryhill Arts Centre. Gairbraid Avenue. Glasgow. 945 3995. £2 (£1 ). 10.45am—lpm. Bringa picture you want to frame.

Saturday 9

I Scottish Women Writers McCance 1. Strathclyde University. Glasgow. Info 552 4400. £7 with lunch/£5 without. 10am—4.30pm. Conference on issues concerning female scribes. with Janice Galloway and Joy Hendry among the speakers.

I Make Your Own Paint Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Booking essential. phone 225 7534 ext 219. 2—4pm. Free. Discover the sourcesof mineral pigments and make your own red ochre. cobalt blue etc.


I The Great John MacLean Night Moir Hall. MitchellTheatre. Glasgow. Info tickets 221 3200. £3 (£2). Lecture and discussion at 6.30pm on ‘John MacLean and the Scottish Labour College Movement' followed by a concert at 8.30pm with songs. poems and comedy from Edwin Morgan. Bruce Morton and others.

Monday 11

I Ancient Coinage and Art Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free. A talk by Dr Ian Carradice.

Wednesday 13

I Unexplained Egypt The Meeting House. 8 Victoria Terrace (access by Upper Bow). 7.30pm. £2. A talk on thisancient civilisation by Emin Scotland.

I Persecution of Birds of Prey in Scotland National Trust for Scotland. 5 Charlotte Square. Edinburgh. Info Helen Armstrong 556 8913. 7.30pm. £1 (BANC members 50p). A talk by Dave Dick ofthe RSPB . organised by the British Association of Nature Conservationists.

Thursday 14

I Training for Practical Conservation Royal Society of Edinburgh. 22 George Street. info 225 9724. 7.30pm. £2.50 ( Al {SS members/students 50p). A talk by Patricia Campbell. organised by The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.


I Poster Design Workshop Maryhill Arts Centre. Gairbraid Road. Glasgow. 945

3995.£2 (£1). 10.45am—1pm. Eye-catching but low budget ideas for community groups.

Friday 15—Sunday 17

I Serene Reflection Meditation Retreat Salisbury Centre. Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. lnfo Rawdon Goodier 667 5870. £25 (£16). With a priest from Throssel Hole Priory.

Saturday 16

I Pigment in Painting Queen Street Museum. Edinburgh. Booking essential. phone 225 7534 x219. 2—4pm. Free. Looking at various paintings to reveal how paint developed from simple pigment and how artists invented particularmaterials. I Meditation Workshop The Meeting House. 8 Victoria Terrace (access by Upper Bow). Info Alan Spence 661 8403. 2pm. Free. An intensive introduction. sponsored by the Sri Chimnoy Centre.


I The Importance of Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism Salisbury Centre. Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 7.30pm. Entry by donation. A talk by RinguTulku.

Tuesday 19

I Victor Serge Centenary Conference Lily Bank House. Glasgow University. Info 339 8855 ext 4377. 11am—6pm. £5 (£3). Topics to be discussed include Serge as writer and revolutionary and his relationships with Trotsky and Stalin.

Thursday 21

I Settlement and Fortifications at Dunbar Boyd ()rr Building. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free. A talk by Philip Holdsworth.

I The Art of The industrial McLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. Info 331 1854. 7.30pm. Free. DrJohn Hume discusses examples ofScottish success in combining good design with aesthetic appeal.

OPEN EXTRA Saturday 9

I Anti-Poll Tax March Assemble George Square. Glasgow 10.30am. Busesfrom Edinburgh: phone 556 0903. Celebrating two years of non-payment. Buses are also being arranged from Edinburgh and Glasgow for the London anti-poll tax demo on Sat 23. (leaving evening Fri 22 : places must be booked in advance. Phone 041 556 7429 (131 556 6373 formore details.

I Lifl Seekers An introduction agency set up to promote car sharing. to reduce traffic and the environmental damage it causes. A one-off (small) introduction fee is charged. then drivers passengers share costs. For more information. write to 7

Walton Street. Iiaston. Bristol. BS5 0J.or

phone 0426 961 861 and leave a message (local call rates).

I Environmental Photography Competition First prize £100. Entries (colouror B&W. max size 8in x 10in) on the theme ‘Edinburgh's Greener Future' should be submitted to Alison Sandford. Edinburgh District Council Environmental Health Department. Johnston Terrace. Edinburgh Elli 2PT. by 19th April.

Wednesday 13

I National No Smoking Day For information advice on renouncing the weed phone the ‘Ouitline‘ on ()71 323 0505.

Monday 18

I Stockbridge/New Town Anti-Poll Tax Group Contact: 220 1 145. From tonight. the group's regular fortnightly meetings move to Mondays. still at Stockbridge Primary School. Hamilton Street. at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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