This section covers events not included elsewhere In the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number (or our information. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.

I SCOTTISH CULTURAL STUDIES Fri 23. 2pm. McCance Building. Strathclyde University. Free. Last in the current series of lectures relating to Scottish culture: R. 1). S. Jack on Medieval and Modern Narrative.

I NATIONALISM: NEW FORCE IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER? Tue 27. 7.30pm. Glasgow University. Boyd ()rr Building. University Avenue. Free. Tom Nairn and Neal Ascherson debate this hot topic with Living Marxism's Robert Knight and Kirk Williams.

I SCOTS LANGUAGE SOCIETY ANNUAL COLLOGUE Sat 24. 10am—5pm. McCance Building Lecture Theatre. Strathclyde University. 041 649 3092. £10. “Learnin Scots‘ is the theme for this year‘s event. Contributors include Robbie Robertson. Graham Kaye and Alistair Horne.

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I COMIC ART CONVENTION Sat 24/Sun 25. 10.30am—7.30pm/l0am—5pm. City Hall. Candleriggs. £15 (£10 one day). Everyone who is anvmie in the UK comic scene will be at the City Hall. with over 60 illustrators. writers. inkers. publishers and even the odd editor already confirmed. Jim Shooter. ex Iiditor-in- Chief of Marvel Comics will also be in attendance. The new l(i()-page horne- grown quarterly. Mindbenders is launched on the Saturday for your mind. body and spirit. There will be talks and discussions featuring many of the guests. opportunities to obtain original artwork and a crowd of dealers. panting to off-load their very rare collections for financial recompense.


Theatre. 041 330 4994. Free. Professor Buchana. Nobel Laureate from the George Mason University. USA. delivers the second Stevenson Lecture on citizenship. I WORLD ORCHID SHOW Wed 28--Sun 2. 2pm-— l()pm (Wed). noon— l()pm (Thurs/Fri). l()am—lOpm (Sat). noon—6pm (Sun). SECC. 041 227 5065. £4.50/£l .50. The weird. the wonderful and the very. very. beautiful orchids of the world will be on display. for this the fourteenth triannual event. Some will even be for sale. So if you fancy a bulb from the family of plants named after the Greek for testicle (orchis. etymology fans) then this is certainly the place for you.

I ELIMINATING SEXISM Fri 30. 7.30pm. The Multicultural Centre. Rose Street. 041 334 5838. £2~£8 (according to ability to pay). This Seminar/Workshop is an opportunity for men to explore the effects of sexism on their lives and those of people around them.

I AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Mon 3. 7.45pm. Unitarian Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. Monthly meeting of Al's Glasgow City Group.

I WORDS AND MUSIC Mon 2. 8pm. Samuel Dow's. Nithsdale Road. 50p. Writer Janet Paisley launches her new book of short stories. with performances by Southside writers. music from Andy

Craig and contributions from the floor.

I THE COTTAGE DIARY Thurs 6. 7.30pm. Pollock Country Park. Lecture Room. 041 (>32 9299. Free. Jim Rae. the park's horticultural expert answers questions about designing new cottage-type gardens.

I CHILDREN WHO REMEMBER PREVIOUS LIVES Thurs 6. 7.30pm. Culcreugh Castle. near Fintry. £l5 (includes buffet and transport from the Boyd ()rr Car Park. University Avenue. Glasgow) from Mrs Robertson on ()294 78374. Dr Alan Gauld. senior lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham University addresses the Scottiin Society for Psychical Research for their fifth Hamilton Lecture.

I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTI AND 24 hours a day. every day. the Parliament Building. Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigil by the non-party political campaign for a referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. All welcome.

I GREENING UP Fri 23. 9am— 5pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. £8 (£3). A day of seminars covering compost. CFC recovery and various green consumer issues. Science Festival.

I DEPRESSION - THE BLACK CLOUD Fri 23. l.30—5.30pm. Royal Pharmaceutical Society. York Place. £3 (£1 ). Depression is a normal response to adverse life events but when does it become an illness? An afternoon of public lectures and discussions. Science Festival.

I CREATIVITY AND COMPUTERS Fri 23. 6.45pm. Royal Society of Edinburgh. 24 George Street. Free. Prof Margaret Boden discusses whether computers can be creative and how intuition works. Science Festival.

I BOON/PLANT PAIR Fri 23. 7.30—9pm: Sat 24. l()am—I2.30pm. Maylield Salisbury Church Halls. West Maylield. Edinburgh. In aid of Feed the Minds.

charity supporting literacy projects around the world.

I DANGEROUS LIAISONS Sat 24. 10am—5pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. £5 (£3). The alliance of science with art is what makes up conservation. from restoring old masters to conserving clocks. Science Festival.

I A (BRIEF) SOCIAL HISTORY OF TIME Sat 24. 11.30am. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. £1.25 (50p). A light- hearted look at Western civilisation's uneasy relationship with time. Science Festival.

I NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION Sat 24. 2pm. Royal Pharmaceutical Society. York Place. £1.25 (50p). The main developments. Science Festival.

I VARIETOUS WOMEN Sun 25. 7.45pm. Royal Lyceum. ()31 229 9697. £5—£15. A Crusaid benefit for Brenda House with loads of Leading Ladies from the Scottish arts performing individual pieces. Brenda House is an Edinburgh-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation project for women which enables them to keep their children with them in a supported environment. Dig deep lads and Iasses with bi v hearts! I SUPPORT THE TIMEX WORNE S Monday and weekly. 6am. Bus leaves for Dundee from Waterloo Place. 031 336 5789. £3 (£1). Join the mass pickets. I SCOTSLAND Tuesdays. starting Tue 27. l()am. Adult Leaming Project. 184 Dalry Road. ()31 337 5442. A programme of ten discussions and trips focusing on land ownership. use and access. Limited places. so phone to get onto the course. I EDINBURGH FUNG Wed 28—Sat 8. Venues all over Edinburgh. The Spring Fling has metamorphised into a simple fling: ‘1 1 days of sheer unadulterated fun' according to the District Council public relations division. There's certainly a vast range of different events across the city for all different ages and tastes. A free brochure is available from libraries and theatres. or phone the Council on 031 225 2424.

I A TURNING OP LEAVES Wed 28. 7—8pm. Newington Library. Fountainhall Road. An evening of poetry written and recited by local poets. Edinburgh Fling.

I VOICES OF MEN AND BIRDS Wed 28. 7.30pm. Greyfriars Kirk. George IV Bridge. 031 556 9559. Free. by donation. Dr John Purser. author of Scotland's Music. gives a lecture on Pre-Christian and Christian music in the Celtic tradition. I THE GREAT ESCAPE Wed 28. 8pm. The Ceilidh House (upstairs bar). Hunter Square. Free. James Spence introduces his latest collection of poems with some special guests. Edinburgh Fling.

I CREATING WAVES Thurs 29. 10am—-l0pm. Assembly Rooms. George Street. Details from Val Bickford on ()31 529 4829. Free. Workshops. activities and discussions highlighting Disability Arts in Scotland and culminating with an evening of cabaret and entertainment. Edinburgh Fling.

I COUNTRY AND EASTERN Fri 30. 7.30pm. Netherbow Theatre. High Street. £3 (£2). Sudeep Sen (Delhi) and Aonghas MacNeacail (Skye) join singer/songwriter Nancy Nicolson and others in an evening of poetry and song. Edinburgh Fling.

I SONG AND DANCE EXCHANGE Fri 30. 7.30pm. Craigmillar Community Centre. Niddrie Mains Terrace. 50p. Teach. and join in. all your favourite dances from Foxtrot to Trance. Rave to Rock‘n‘Roll. Get ready to learn in return! Edinburgh Fling.

I REBEL INC LIVE Fri 30. 7.30—10pm. Filmhouse. Lothian Road. £2 (£1). A pre- Beltane night belt-out of poems from the poets with attitude: Sandie Craigie and Viv Grahame. Floor spots available on the night names by 8pm.


I Ipm—sunrise. Calton Hill. It's that pagan ritual time of year again. although words like ‘organisation' and ‘administration‘ seem to be slipping. rather incongruously. into the evening's lexicon. Bring


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" 5;" ' " Edinburgh Medal Winner Professor Wangarl Maathai of Kenya is the winner of this year‘s Edinburgh Medal at the Science Festival which finishes on Saturday 24. it is unlikely that she will be able to give the address on the theme of Science and Society (Fri 23) as her lite is under threat from Kenya’s President Moi.

something to burn. something to beat. something to drink and wrap tip well. See Mayfest ‘Sabotage’ feature. I THE HERMITS CLUB Sat 1. l lam—4pm. Hermitage of Braid. It's the annual clean- up of the Braid Burn. Bring wellies and sandwiches. Tea and juice provided. Edinburgh Fling. I LEITH GALA DAY Sun 2. noon-4pm. Leith Links and various Leith venues. Kite flying. pony rides. stalls and displays with a children's fun run and demonstration of pop lacrosse are among the events on the Links. Further details from Bill Walker on ()31 652 2l78. Edinburgh Fling. I WORDS - WOMEN’S WRITING GROUP Sun 2. 2 --5pm. Adult Learning Project. I84 Dalry Road. Free. All women interested in creative writing are welcome at the workshop which takes the links between young and older women as its theme. Edinburgh Fling. I WATER OF LEITH WALK Tue 4—Thurs (i. 1.30—3.30pm. The Heritage Centre. 24 Lanark Road. Free. Circular guided tours along the Slateford/Colinton section of the Water of Leith. Edinburgh Fling. I DBVIOUSLY OBSOLETE Tue 4-—Thurs (i. 1.30—3pm. Fiee. Gilmerton Commtmity Centre. 4 Drum Street. Discover why everyday objects have become obsolete. by coming to a looking. touching. trying- on and doing session. Edinburgh Fling. I MAMPTA YADAV Tue 4. 2pm. Assembly Rooms. George Street. Free. A multicultural storytelling and music session. for both young and older people. involving audience participation. Edinburgh Fling. I SRI CHINMOY PEACE RUN 10k RACE Wed 5. 7.30pm. Silverknowes Golf Club. Silverknowes Parkway. Contact 031 313 53(X) (4I2 8229. evenings). £3/£4. I AMUSING THE MUSE Wed 5. 7 ~-8pm. Central Library. Conference Room. George IV Bridge. Illustrated lecture by author/illustrator Debi Gliori. Edinburgh Fling.


The Science Festival Box Office Ticket Centre Waverley Bridge Edinburgh 031 557 4296

The Box Office is open until 24 April Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm ; Sat 9.30am—4pm i Sun 2—5pm

1 Tickets will also be sold at the venue

30 minutes before the event starts.

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