Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days betore publication. Dance Listings compiled by Marlr Fisher.


I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L, ST. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C] Young Spain Wed 21—Sat 31 Oct. See Theatre listings above.

Lloyd Newson Experimental Movement

Protect Auditions Tue 3—Sat 7 Nov. 10am—6pm. (A final selection will be

made at the end of the first day forthe remaining four-day workshop). Lloyd

Newson of DV8 is looking for up to eight

participants for a five-week experimental

movement project from 11 Jan—13 Feb.

Particpants must be over 26 and have

professional dance training to professionai

level. Those interested should send their

name, address and phone number plus a

brief CV by Thurs 29 Oct to Sarah Hill,

Dance Productions, Assembly Rooms, 54

George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LH.

Steps Out teams up with the Lindyhoppers

for a jazszalIet project.


Wk Dance Fri 16 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£4).

Pandit Birju Maharaj, a choreographer,

teacher, dancer and musician of high

repute, brings this North Indian Classical dance, featuring the award-winning

Saswati Sen on a UK tour. Sen’s

performance is characterised by fast

pirouettes, dazzling footwork and captivating expressions. It will be interesting to compare the performance to the South Indian dance at Tramway next week.


Paisley, 887 1010. Box Office open

Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open

noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30-2.30pm and

6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe

(open noon—11pm). [Accessz PPA, L, R.

Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C. Help: A,


Personal Histories Workshops Mon 12—Fri 16 Oct. Performance Fri 16 Oct. 8pm.

£4.50 (£2.50). Paisley‘s pioneering Scotch

Hop series continues with this specially

commissioned collaboration between

Rosina Bonsu and a group of young

people from the Paisley area. The piece

will be developed over a week-long residency in the Centre.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 227 5511.

[Access: P, PPA, R. Facilities: WC, W8,

H, G , C].

Kala Chethena Kathalrali Workshop Mon 19

Oct. 11am and 2.30pm. £5. Advanced

booking only for a music and movement

workshop with this traditional Indian troupe.

Kala Chethena Kattialrall troupe Tue

20—Wed 21 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). A

week of Indian dance begins at Tramway

with this traditional all-male devotional temple performance which combines dance, drama, costume and music. The application of the make-up alone takes up to four hours and if you turn up at 7pm you can watch it going on. See preview.

Chandralehka Workshop Tue 20—Thurs 22

Oct. 11am—3pm. £15. Twelve places only

for this chance to work with India’s

foremost exponent of contemporary dance.

Anglka Thurs 22—Fn' 23 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). At the Opposite end of the Indian dance scale to Kathakali is the Chandralehka Group from Madras which has taken the ancient traditions of the country and moved them into the field of

radical experiment. See preview.

Srl Sat 24 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). A second show from the experimental Chandralehka company. See preview.


Cabaret is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oltices at least ten days belore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

SATURDAY 10 Glasgow

I Cate Loco Arches Theatre, Midland Street, 2219736. 11pm-3.30am. Glasgow’s only theatrical nightclub throws in cabaret, live music and performance theatrics in between the records.

I The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The be-shaded Stu Who? is your fast-gagging compere for another bout of basement comedy starring English-exile-in-Edinburgh, Johnny Meres, and 18-year-old Greenock stand-up Paul Bristo.

SUNDAY 11 Greenock

I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street, 0475 83705. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Parrot hosts the joke competitions and keepsthe inter-set banter rolling as he welcomes Johnny Meres and John Mann for more Sunday-night laughter.

FRIDAY 16 Edinburgh

I Thulrespom Bedlam Theatre, 2a Forrest Road,2259893. 10pm. £1.50(£1). Return of the weekly improvisational student comedy crew, ready and eager to adlib its way through another academic year.



I The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Wild things could happen with Phil Kay looking after proceedings, and you‘re certain of a good night outwith sets from Fred MacAulay and David Ianucci in Glasgow‘s longest established comedy haunt.

Cate Loco Arches Theatre, Midland Street, 221 9736. 11pm—3.30am. See Sat 10.


I Greg Proops and Parrot Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 8871010. 9pm. £5 (£3). One ofonly four UK gigs for American stand-up Greg Proops, a major name in his home country and a familiar face over here from his appearances on Whose Line is is Anyway? Also on the bill is Greenock‘s very own Parrot, whose recent credits include a support slot for Rik Mayall and writing for Dave Allen. Should be a great night out.



I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street, 0475 83705. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Parrot welcomes US stand-up Greg Proops to his home-town club in what could turn out to be the best gig of the season. See Sat 17 above.


This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number tor our inlormation. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I MODERN HOMES EXHIBITION until Sat 17, Mon—Sat 1—10pm, Sun 1—6pm. SECC £4 (£2.50, family £10). lfyou want to keep up with the Joneses. . .

I SCOTLAND: A NEW AGENDA Fri9/Sat 10, 2pm Fri. 9am—2pm Sat. James Weir Building, Montrose Street. Contact Helen Ramm. 031 650 4458. £20 (£10). Two-day conference on the Scottish Social and Political agenda for the 905 in a European context. From the makers of the new social and political magazine Scottish Affairs.

I GLIMPSES OF POLLOK'S PAST Sun I l , 2pm. Ranger‘s Centre. Pollok Country Park, 041 632 9299. Free. A ranger-led walk down memory lane (and further) to look at the fascinating history of this area. I ATRIP TO INDIA Sat 17, 10am. Lecture room, Pollok Country Park, 041 6329299. Free. Lecture on how India is endeavouring to save her endangered specres.

I WALKABOUTABIT Sun 18,2pm. Ranger’s Centre, Pollok Country Park, 041 632 9299. Free. Ranger-led walk alongthe Walkaboutabit route in the park.

I FAMILY HISTORY MEETING Mon 19, 7pm. Hillhead Library. Contact 041 339 7223. Free. A West of Scotland Family History Society meeting for those interested in tracing their roots.

I SCOTS IN SCOTLAND Wed 21 , 6.15pm. Vale, Dundas Street, 041649 3092. Free (with collection). A Glcsca Brainch ofthe Scots Language Society talk: Scots in Scotland, by Deborah Chirrey ofGlasgow University.

I ASTRONOMY BEFORE COLUMBUS Thurs 22, 7.30pm. Room M403, James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Contact lain Cumming on 041 959 2795 (evenings). Free. All are welcome to this Astronomical Society of Glasgow lecture by Dr Euan Mackie, which will be preceded by a beginners‘ class at 6.45pm.


I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day, every day, the Parliament Building, RegentTcrrace. Free. Permanent vigilby the non-party political campaign fora referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. All welcome.

I FLEAMARKET Fri 9 and weekly, noon—5pm. The Centre, 103 Broughton Street, 0315570718. Free. Clothing, books, trinkets, household goods and most excellent food.

I THE ROLE OF HUMANS IN SPACE Fri9. 7.30pm. Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, 031 6688405. £1 .50 (75p). First ofthe winterlectures. How the job of astronaut has changed from biological specimen to test pilot.

SEE FOR YOURSELF! Every clear week-night from 7-9pm the observatory's popular telescopes are open. Phone 031 668 8405 at 4pm on the day to book. £1 .50. I AN INTRODUCTION TO BELIZE Mon 12, 12.45—1.30pm, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free. Lunchtime talk by Dr Peter Furley of

Edinburgh University’s Department of Geography.

I ASTRONOMY CLASSES Tue 13 Oct and weekly, 7pm, City Observatory, Calton Hill, 031 556 4365 (2—5pm). £20 (£10) for the course. First in a course of nine introductory astronomy classes.

I SCOTTISH TALL FOUNT SUPPORTERS Tue 13, 7.30pm—closing time, Bennet's Bar, Maxwell Street, Morningside. Contact Duncan McAra: 031 552 1558. The STFS aim to retain Scotland’s traditional way of dispensing cask-conditioned beer. And test each pint’s creamy head!

I FISH CONSERVATION Wed 14, 12.45—1.30pm, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free. Lunchtime talk by Dr Peter Maitland, Director of the Fish Conservation Centre in Stirling.

I WELLSPRING LECTURE Wed 14, 7.30pm. Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street,031668 2019. £6 (£2.50). Joel Ryce-Menuhin givesthe annual Wellspring Lecture: Jung‘s Psychology and Healing.

I SKI FAIR Fri 16—Sun19,2-8pm. 10am—9pm, 10am—6pm. Hillend Ski Slope, 031 445 4433. £3 (£1.50, Family: £6). See the new season‘s equipment and try the new skis (bring your own boots), with skiing demonstrations, races and lessons.

I ANTlOUE AND CRAFT FAIR Sat 17, 10am—4pm, Assembly Rooms, George Street. Free.

I WORLD AMATEUR LATIN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP Sat 17, 2pm-10pm. Meadowbank Sports Centre. Contact 031 312 7332. £8—£15. The cream of the Latin dancers from 38 countries will assemble for the first ever World Championship to be held in Scotland. It promises to be a rich and gaudy dance-fest.

I THE CONSERVATION ROLE OFTHE MODERN 200 Mon 19,12.45—1.30pm, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free. Lunchtime talk by Mr Roger Wheater Director of Edinburgh Zoo.

I INSECTS IN OUR THREATENED WORLD Wed 21, 12.45—1.30pm, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free. Talk by Dr Ian Gould ofThe Natural History Museum in London.

I EUROPEAN LECTURE Tue 20. Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh. Free but send an SAE to LEL, Regional Chambers, Parliament Square, EH1 1TI'. ‘Europe since 1989, a new Spring. . . or Winter?‘ First of the European lectures, given by Prof W. Paterson of the Europa Institute.

I A TROPICAL RAINFOREST: WHAT IS IT WORTH? Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Contact 031 225 1119. Free. Dr Ian Edwards talks about his work in, and for, the rainforests.


I TRIOENT ALERT! 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 the Faslane Trident Base on the following Sat. To get on the phone tree contact Scottish CND on 041 3394844.

I WALK IN THE LEADHILLS Sun 11. Details on 031 556 5448. Free. Gay outdoor club-organised walk in the Leadhills area with a visit to a lead-mining museum.

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