This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine, which are listed by category, then by date. All events will be listed, subject to space, provided thatdetails reach our oitices at least seven days belore publication. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number ior our iniormation. Open Listings compiled by Sue Wilson.
GLASGOW FAIR 1991 . 12—28 JULY
The summer festival returns to Glasgow Green for a fortnight ofentertainment in and around the tented village at Nelson‘s Monument. with theatre. music. stalls. side-shows. children‘s events. circus workshops. fairground rides. and just about anything else you can think of. Theatre and music events are listed in appropriate sections. and a selection of other events are listed below. For a free copy of the Fair Diary and for bookings, phone 550 2104/0040. See panel.
60 Riot Parade Sun 14. Leaves Glenpack Street 2. 15pm. then via Duke Street. the Gallowgate. past the Barras to Glasgow Green at 3.45pm. A colourful parade based on South American carnivals.
it’s A Wild West Knockout Mon 15. Outdoors. 2.30pm. Free. Two teams led by NB's Janice Forsyth and Brian Burnett dress up. roll about in the mud and generally act daft for charity.
Circus Skills Workshops Tue 16—F ri 19. Nofit State Circus Tent. 3pm daily. £1 (50p). Circus performers share their talents for juggling. unicycling. stilt-walking etc.
Charity Fancy Dress Five-A-Side Sun 21. Outdoors. lpm. Free (donations welcome). Locals and celebrities battle it out in silly costumes. in aid of St Vincent's School for the Deaf.
Up ior Grabs Mon 22—Wed 24. Penny Geggie Tent. 3pm. Free. Juggling and contortionist show.
Simulated Dig Sat 27. Winter Gardens.
Roman coins to Victorian false teeth. The Clan Sun 28. Outdoors, from noon. Free. Scotland's top fight display team don their costumes and shoulder their weapons for a spot of mock murder and mayhem.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
I Maryhill Arts Centre SummerWorkshops Maryhill Burgh Hall. Gairbraid Avenue. Glasgow. 945 3995. MAC has a wide range of classes and workshops on offer. from circus skills to silk painting. drama to drawing. running throughout the summer. Contact the centre for a full programme.
Friday 12—Monday 15
I Feminist Theory- An lntemational Debate University of Glasgow. Full details and booking from Dr Sandra Kemp. 339 8855 ext 4164/5296. A forum for debate between feminists from different backgrounds. looking at feminist theory over the past two decades.
I The Botanical Burin Lecture Theatre.
l—4pm. Free. An archaeological dig where ; you're guarnateed to find something. from 'I
N" F" 8"“ c'm'wlav the Glasgow Fair
Last year's Glasgow Fair, seen by many as a highlight oi the City oi Culture celebrations, was a modern revival oi a much older event, a gathering on Glasgow Green oi side-shows, iairground rides, musicians, pedlars and travelling players which took place annually during the Fair iortnight until about 1870. The Fair makes a welcome return to the Green this month and, like last year, combines a consciousness oi tradition with the best in current entertainment.
Topping the bill this time around is the acclaimed Footsbarn theatre company, a travelling group oi actors who periorm under canvas around the world, making their Scottish debut at the Fair. The central venue ior other events will be a lavishly decorated travelling dance hall - velvet seating booths, rococo carvings and cherubs on every pillar— known as the ldolize, which will provide the setting iortea dances, cabaret, and a wide range of music-jazz, jive, folk, rock and cajun. :' Buxworth Steam Group add a historical I note to the tun with their Victorian ' steam-driven iairground rides, accompanied by a steam organ, and there will be iree entertainment each day in the Penny Geggie beer-tent— named aiter the traditional iairvenue
ior buskers—with an iniormal mix oi street theatre and cabaret.
Kids are well catered lor with a tree Children’s Holiday Club each weekday morning, oiiering workshops irom circus skills to rap and hip-hop and a variety oi periormances. A tree creche is also provided lor very small children.
The Fair is organised by the East End initiative, a community company which runs a variety oi arts activities throughout the year, such as a recent project to build an imposing installation oi ‘dream machines‘ — sculptures created irom scrap cars which will be on show at the Fair, doubling as an unusual children’s playground. Another sculpture project will be going on during the iortnight, as artist Rob Mulholland enlists Fair-goers' help in building a giant ‘Green Man’ out oi old cans, which will then be recycled to raise money tor the Yorkhill Sick Kids Appeal. All told, there are more than 150 events taking place in and around the tented village which will house the Fair— let‘s just hope the sun shines. (Sue Wilson)
See Theatre, Music and Open Listings ior more details on Glasgow Fair events. For a tree Fair Diary phone 550 2104/0040.
Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Terrace. Edinburgh. Contact: Marisa Main 552 7171 ext 454. 7.30pm. Free. A talk by Kery Dalby on 18th and 19th century copper engravings.
I Liie Aiter Death The Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Edinburgh. Contact: 337 6438. 7.30pm. £2. A talk by Emin Scotland.
GAY/BISEXUAL Thursday 18
I Social Night Scottish Centre for i Lesbians. Gays and Bisexuals. 58a I Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. Free. Edinburgh Bisexual Group meeting. bring food. drink. music.
I Bisexuality and Feminism Details as above. Edinburgh Bisexual Group discuss the links/conﬂicts between the two.
I The Bike Bus Leaves Waverley Bridge. Edinburgh. 8am. Contact: Harry Henniker031 229 6274. Tickets from Edinburgh Bicycle (_‘o-op.Alvan1ey
Terrace or on the bus (booking advisable). '
£7—£8. The minibus and bike trailer travel to Glen Tilt/Glen Errochty on 13/14Ju1y and there is a weekend trip to Glen Lyon 20/21 July — phone Michael on 031 332 7602 for details.
I Stockbridge Market St Stephen‘s Place Walkway. Edinburgh. Contact: 225 8681.
10am—5pm. Stalls with crafts. jewellery. second-hand clothes. bric-a-brac and home baking. accompanied by street performers.
I March Against Third World Debt Meet St Andrew‘s House. Regent Road. Edinburgh. Contact: Lynne Devine 346 2212. 11am. Rally at the Mound at noon. Organised by the Cancel the Debt campaign.
I Countryside Activity Day Kelburn Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire, 0475 568 685. £2.50 (£1 .50/accompanied _ children £1.25). Join the Kclburn Rangers on a ‘blindfold trail‘ through the Glen.
I Teddy Bears' Picnic Meet Maryhill Locks
. (behind White House Pub). Forth and
Clyde Canal. Glasgow. Contact: Muriel McMillan 332 9115. With boat rides. music and lots of bears.
I ilermitage oi Braid Open Day Hermitage of Braid Visitors‘ Centre. (offBraid Road), Edinburgh. Contact: 4477145. 11am—4pm. Free. Find out about events at the Hermitage and learn about environmental issues from the Countryside Rangers.
Sunday 14-Monday 15
I Craft Fair Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568 685. £2.50 (£1.50/accompanied children £1.25). A variety of crafts on display. including leatherwork. ceramics. knitting. and needlecraft.
I Cavalcade of Historical Costumes Signet Library. Parliament Square. Edinburgh. Contact: Mrs Holt 2265] 164476192. 6—9pm. £10.50 (children £7.50) — includes wine. Period costumes from the Stuart age to the flapper era. in aid ofthe Ladylloare Trust for disabled children.
I Picnic at Pollok Pollok Park. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. Contact: 552 8391. 11am—5pm. Free. An informal celebration of the National TrUst's beginnings at Pollok.
I Earth Magic Meet Firhill Basin. Forth and Clyde Canal. Glasgow. Contact: Muriel McMillan 332 9115. A guided walk looking at the flora and fauna alongthe canal.
I Guided Walk— Beyond the Hermitage Hermitage of Braid \'isitors' (‘entre. ( ol'l Braid Road). Edinburgh. Contact: 447 7145. 2pm. £1 (50p). Headingout over Howe Dean to see the views beyond the Hermitage.
I I Stockbridge Festival Charity Fashion
ShOW Stockbridge House. (‘hey rte Street. Edinburgh. Contact: Leonora Murray :25 4606 (mornings) or Festival Office 557
1925. 7pm. £5 (£3.50) (inclttdesglassol' wine). The cream of Stockbridge‘s clothes shops parade their collections in aid ol the Edinburgh Council of Social Service. J
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