This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number tor our intonnatlon. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.
I TRACING YOUR ROOTS Sat 12. 10am—4pm. Moir Hall. MitchellTheatre. 6 Granville Street. 041 221 3198. Conference £6. buffet lunch £5.50. One-day Family History Conference. with speakers on the theme ofEuropean lmmigration into Scotland. bookstalls. displays and projects.
I FUN RIDE Sat 12. 10am (Partick Sation). 11am (Clydebank Shopping Centre).041 337 2871. Glasgow Cycling Campaign organised cycle along Scotland‘s first long-distance cyclepath. Arriving at Balloch by about 2pm. Suitable for families.
I THE GLASGOW MELA Mon 14—Sun 20. noon-10pm. SECC. 041 420 3066. 60p. Asian culture will be on show for a week as the SECC houses the Glasgow Mela. or Fair. Over 60 stalls are promised. selling everything from food and spices to fashion. jewellery and fabrics with craftsworkers from the subcontinent
demonstrating their skills. See also Music and Theatre listings.
I GLASGOW FOR PEOPLE Thurs 17. 7.30pm. 53 Cochrane Street. 041 5528776. Free. GFP's monthly meeting will concentrate on planning for the forthcoming conference: Motorcar. Dream or Nightmare? Prize draw with green-type prizes. All welcome.
I GLASGOW WARGAMES SOCIETY Sat 19. 10am—4.30pm. Stuart Halls. Clyde Street. £1 (50p). Demonstration games. bring and buy stall and trade stands.
I DOORS OPEN DAY Sat l9/Sun 20. 10am—5pm.. 71 venues. Leaflet and details from Glasgow Preservation Trust. 129 High Street. 041 553 1585. Free. From Celtic Football Club to the Glasgow Academy. those doors normally shut against the prying eye will be opened to the public (see also Edinburgh. Sat 12).
I AUTUMN HARVEST Sun 20. 2pm. Countryside Rangers Centre. Pollok Country Park. 041 639 6299. Free. A post-prandial ramble through the park looking at seeds. berries and fungi.
I FORK GALA Sun 20. 11am—5pm. Kelvingrove Park. Free. Joint Friends of the River Kelvin and Glasgow Natural History Society gala. with three marquees in the park. Stalls. food. fun and games.
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6.45pm. Room M403. James Weir Building. Strathclyde University. 041959 2795. Free. lt is 25 years since ProfJocelyn Bell-Burnell first discovered the pulsar. and she marks the anniversary with atalk to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. All are welcome.
I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day. every day. The Parliament Building. Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigilby the non-party political campaign fora referendum on the establishment ofa Scottish Parliament. All welcome.
I WOODLAND WONDERLAND Fri 11.7pm. Cammo Park. Cammo Lodge. Free. but phone ()31 447 7145 to book a place. Evening walk through the park.
I FLEAMARKET Fri “Sat 12 and weekly. noon—6pm’l lam-5pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street. 031 5570718. Free.
: Clothing. books. trinkets. household
goods and most excellent food.
I DOORS OPEN DAY Sat 12. 10am-5pm. 48 venues. Leaﬂet and details from PSA projects. 031 529 2009. Free. From the Caledonian Brewery to private houses and gardens in the New Town. this peek behind closed doors will reveal something for everyone (see also Glasgow. Sat 19). I WALK FOR THE FORESTS Sun 13. noon. Cramond Shore and South Queensferry. Sponsor forms: M. Miller. 91 Comely Bank Road. 031 332 2727. World Wide Fund For Nature‘s sponsored walk to raise money to save the forests of the world. Every £30 raised saves an acre. Three walks: Cramond to Granton or South Queensferry. and South Queensferry to Cramond.
I COUNTRYSIDE TOUR Wed 16. 9.30am—5pm. Meet at Tourist Information Centre. Princes Street. Booking information 031 557 1700. £5. A day‘s tour round four of Edinburgh's woodland areas. with a chance to spend an
hour at each. Cost includes a 3-course lunch. Book early!
I AUTUMN HARVEST Fri 18. 7pm. Hermitage House. Hermitage of Braid. Free. but phone 031 447 7145 to book a place. Evening wander to look at the autumnal fruits.
I WALK FOR WOMEN Wed 23. 9.30am. Hermitage House. Hermitage of Braid. Free. but phone 031 447 7145 to book a place. A walk over Blackford Hill tolook at the birdlife.
I MALCOLM X Wed 23. 7.30pm. Lecture Theatre C. David Hume Tower. George Square. 50p. Kevin Ovenden of Malcom X - Socialism and Black Nationalism will address this Socialist Worker rally. concentrating on the fight against racism from a black perspective.
I STOP RACIST ATTACKS Thurs 24. 7.30pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street, 031 5570718. Free. Followinga recent spate of racist attacks in Leith and Wester Hailes. this public meeting organised by LCA RF will discuss ways of fighting back. With speakers from local anti-racist groups.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I TRIDENT ALERTI The first Trident nuclear submarine is due to arrive on the Clyde in the imminent future. Protests and vigils will be organised on the day. with a demo at Faslane Trident Base on the following Sat. To get on the phone tree contact Scottish CND on 041 339 4844.
I THE PATRIOT Sat 12. 3pm. East Saltoun Kirk. Free. Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun will be commemorated in his burial place by the Saltire Society.
I OXENFOORD CLOTHES SHOW Tue 22. 10am—4pm. Oxenfoord Castle School. Pathhead. Midlothian. £3 (children free). Fashion stalls and three fashion shows at 11.15am. 1.30pm and 3.15pm in aid ofthe Oxenfoord Development Appeal. Coffees. lunches and teas available.
Sat 10. 6.45pm Anthony Burgess
Sun 11. 7.30pm Daughters of Africa
Mon 12, 7.30pm Barry Unsworth, Hilary Mantel 8: Dorothy Dunnett
Tue 13. 7.30pm Ranulph Fiennes
Wed 14. 7.30pm Angela Lambert, Jenny Diski & Lisa St Aubin de Teran
Thu 15, 7.30pm Elspeth Barker, Lucy Ellman & Lesley Glaister
Fri 16, 7.30pm John Mortimer
Tickets 12.50 (.61 .25) from: TRAVERSE THEATRE 031 228 1404 Further Information from: EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL 031 228 5444
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62 The List 11— 24 September 1992