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This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All «missions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number for our information. Open listings compiled by Thorn DIIiilIN.

I WITH GREAT PLEASURE Fri 7. 1—2. 15pm. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate 041 552 4267. Free. Liz Lochhead introduces and talks about her favourite prose and poetry, including readings from Dracula and Frankenstein, in this recording for Radio 4. Doors open 12.45pm. No late admittance! I PEDAL THE PARKS Sat 9, 11am, People’s Palace, Glasgow Green. Free, contact Neil McDonald on 041 337 2871. Free. Fun cycle ride for all the family to Bellahouston Park, organised by the Glasgow Cycling Campaign. Only seven miles, through parks and along back streets. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be an exhibition of unusual bicycles at the end of the ride. I REINCARNATION: WHY, WHERE AND HOW WE HAVE LIVED BEFORE Sun 9. 2-4.30pm, Town House Hotel, West George Street. £4 (£2). Lecture. Dr Douglas Baker, a doctor of esoten'c philosophy of whom Swami Rami is reputed to have said, ‘He knows more about Yoga than any Westerner‘, is in Scotland for a s akin tour. I FUN, FEET F Tue 11 and weekly, 6. 15—8. 15pm. City Halls, Candleriggs. Contact 041 552 8581. £15 for seven weeks. Scottish Ceilidh dancing workshops. Releam the Gay Gordons and discover the Faoula Reel with Bob Blair and Steve Sutcliffe. Ages 14—94. I TIE OPENIK OF THE THIRD EYE Tue 11, 7.30—10pm. Town House Hotel. West George Street. £4 (£2). Dr Douglas Baker lectures. See Sun 9. I UNDERGROUU flASGDW Tue 11. 7.30pm. Glasgow University, Botany Department Contact Keith Cohen on 041 942 4904. Free. Brian Skillen addresses the Glasgow Natural History Society. Preceded by Natural History for Beginners at 6.45pm. I DING TIME IN MAY Tue ll—Fri l4. Castlemilk Womanhouse. 390 Ardencraig Road, Castlemilk. During its Mayfest open week, Womanhouse host free workshops for women. No experience required, just enthusiasm. Free creche. Book by phoning 041 634 1371. COM Tie-lye Tue 11, noon-3pm. Tm Weaving Wed 12, noon-3pm. cyanotypee and Pinhole Photography Thurs l3, noon-3pm.

m Fri 14, noon-3 m. I IMOVISATION WORKSH Tue 11 and weekly, 8—10pm. Church Hall. Lansdown Crescent. 041 334 5838. £6 (£4). ‘The Player inside You' is the starting idea for this eight-week course of improvisation which aims to create a safe place where adults can explore and create play as an end in itself. I GREEN moan Wed 12, 7.30pm, 65 Oakfreld Avenue, Hillhead. Contact Charles Kennedy on 041 332 5206. Free. Organisational meeting for the new action group. dedicated to the development of green campaigns and community projects.

I GLASGOW CYCLING CAMPAIGN Thurs 13. 7.30pm, 53 Cochrane Street. Contact Neil McDonald on 041 337 2871. Free. Monthly meeting of the cycling campaign. All cyclists welcome.

I SCOTLAND DAY Sat 15, 10am—4.45pm. Mitchell Library. Kent Road. Contact Susan Porch on 041 946 2241 or Sharon Lindop on 041 339 1235. £6. Circle Dancing. Gaia meditation, crystal healing ‘and much more‘ organised by Fountain Scodand.

I SCOTTISH ACTION AGAINST BLOODSPORTS Sat 15, 11am. Hillhead Library. Byres Road. Free. Summer Fayre in aid of the organisation which believes that ‘wildlife has a value in its own right and deserves protection‘.

I WAKE UP TO SPRING SOUNDS Sun 16, 4am. Rangers Centre, Pollock Country Park. 041 632 9299. Free. What’s the point in staying in bed ifyou can get up and listen to the dawn chorus with a countryside ranger to help you identify the noises? I ENVIRONMENT BOOK GROUP Mon 17. 7.30pm. Renfreld St Stephen’s Centre,

260 Bath Street. Contact Robert Coontz on 041 248 6864. Free. This month's book for discussion is Colin Tudge's Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Erlinctimt Can Be Stopped.

I GLASGOW GREEN’S OPEN FORUM Tue 18, 7.30pm. 8 Hamilton Park Avenue. Contact Paul on 041 334 8201. Free. Carol Ewart of the SCCL addresses the Green Forum on Law and Order; a Civil Liberties Perspective.

I GLASGOW FOR PEOPLE Thurs 20. 7.30pm. 53 Cochrane Street. Free. Monthly meeting of the popular pressure



I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 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 STAFFORD CENTRE BENEFIT Fri 7. 8pm—late. Assembly Rooms, George Street. £5 (£2.50). Deaf Heights Cajun Aces, the Sandy Bell Ceilidh Band and the Grassmarket Project are all on the bill for this benefit for Edinburgh’s drop-in centre for people with mental health problems.

I SONG AND DANCE EXCHANGE Fri 7. 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 FIRST FRIDAY: POEMS AND PINTS Fri 7. 8pm. West End Hotel, Palmerston Place. £1 (50p). Drink-in a varied selection of writing and poetry (own compositions

The Recycle cycle

It's that time of year when the Lothian Festival of the Environment swings round again. This year. although the declared focus is on recycling, there are plenty of other things to do, including hands-on clean-up events and the Environment Film Festival (see Film listings). On the public access side. there's the chance to see how the Edinburgh District Council copes with effluent and pollution control. A full programme of the week’s events is available from local libraries or the EDC Environmental Health Dept, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh. All events are free.

I SEWAGE Sat 15, lOam—4pm. Edinburgh Sewage Treatment Works, 4 Marine Esplanade. Contact Mr S. Cooper on 031 553 1171 (ext 200). Guided tours around the works.

I BAT WATCH Sat 15, 9pm. Blackford Pond, Blackford Hill. Contact Stuart Smith on 031 664 5031. Find out whether bats really do get lost in beards while you watch and listen to the Blackford bats with the Lothians Bat Group.

I CYCLEWAYS CLEAN UP Sun 16, l lam. Craigleith Crescent. off Queensferry Road. Contact Tom Appleby on 031 229 5875. Help clean up the Craigleith-Silverknowes stretch of the Edinburgh North Cycleway. Wear tough outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.

I IIDLYRDDD PARK WALK Sun 16, 2pm. Palace Car Park.

I PENTLANDS MIN Mon l7—Wed 19, Meet 9am at the entrance to Hillend Country Park. Details from George Bruce on 031 445 3383. Spend a day with a park ranger as they go about their duties on the Pendand hills.


lOam—4pm. The Sawmill, lnverleith Park. Find out how Edinburgh’s timber resources are recycled into useful products. Sculptors from the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will demonstrate their craft by creating a timber sculpture. I RECYCLIN FOR CYCLES Tue l8—Thurs 20. 10.30am—12.30pm and 2—4pm. More cycleway clean-ups, which will include the opportunity to find out more about the wildlife on the way. Various venues, phone Kath Todd or Gina Martin on 031 445 7385 for details.

I BIKE TO WORK DAY Tue 18. In an effort to promote the joy of having the wind whistle through your hair as you pedal up Lothian Road, by-passing the stationary cars, the council are promising free scran to all cyclists who park their bikes at the City Chambers on the High Street. Spokes, the Lothian cycle campaign. will be organising guided rides to the City Chambers from outlying areas and their ‘Dr Bike’ will be on hand to give advice. I DAVID BELLAMY Tue 18. 7pm. Royal College of Physicians, 8 Queen Street. Dr David Bellamy delivers the Post Office Environment Lecture, dedicated to the memory of John Muir. Free, tickets from Environmental Health Dept, 031 529 3446


10am—4pm. West Princes Street Gardens. A varied programme of environmental projects, many designed for children, with contributions from Scottish Conservation Projects, Spokes, Friends of the Earth and many others.

welcome). With guest author Angela McSeveney. Edinburgh Fling.

I CORSTORPHINE SCIlPTURE TRAIL Sat 8, 10am—4pm. Caimmuir Road car park. Free. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Wind Things and the Countryside Ranger Service have teamed up for a magical mystery trail up Corstorphine Hill to the Clermiston Tower where kite and sculpture making will be available. Edinburgh Fling.

I BIKE TRAIN DISASTER Sat 8. l lam. Waverley Market, Princes Street entrance. Free. 031 313 2114. British Rail are killing cycling, say Spokes, at the proposal to charge £3 for all bikes on trains. Support the secret action. Bring your bike!

I JUMBLE SALE Sat 8m 10am—2pm. St Martins Hall, Dalry Road. To benefit Scottish Aids Monitor.

I WRITER’S SATURDAY Sat 8. 2.30pm. Morningside Community Library. Morningside Road. Free. A panel of distinguished speakers from the world of books and Writing will be available to answer you questions and offer expert advice on a wide range of associated topics. Edinburgh Fling.

I REINCARNATION: WHY, WHERE AND HOW WE HAVE LIVED BEFORE Sat 8. 7.30—10pm. George Hotel. George Street. £4 (£2). Dr Douglas Baker lectures. See Glasgow. Sun 9.

I SUPPORT THE TIMEX STRIKERS Monday and weekly. 6am. Bus leaves for Dundee from Waterloo Place. 031 336 5789. £3 (£1). Join the mass demonstration.

I RESPONSIBILITIES OF POWER Mon 10. 7.30pm. Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace. Free. Bernard Crick leads this discussion at the Edinburgh Humanist Forum on Charter 88 and the need for change.

I KARMIC LAWS BEHIND DISEASE AND REBIRTH Mon 10, 7.30—10pm. £4 (£2). Dr Douglas Baker lectures. See Glasgow. Sun 9.

I YOUNG AT HEART? Tue 1 1. 7.30pm. Clarendon Hotel, Grosvenor Street. Open meeting for members of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union with free buffet. This month’s topic: The Environment - ls it a Trade Union lssue?

I DON’T TRUST THE TRUSTS Fri 14. 7.30pm. James Gillespie's Primary School, Whitehouse Loan. Free. Maria Fyfe MP, Labour's spokesperson on Health, gives her opinion of the new National Health Trusts.

I ASTRAL PROJECTION Sat 15. 10.30am—4pm. George Hotel. George Street. £12 (£7). Learn about out-of-body experiences and the techniques of Astral Projection in this seminar with Dr Douglas Baker. See Glasgow, Sun 9.

I EGYPTIAN BELLY DAMIW Tue 18 and weekly, 2—3.30pm. Wed 19 and weekly. 2—3.30pm and 4—5.30pm. Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road. 031 667 5438. £40 (£30). Hilary Thacker leads these eleven-week courses in Raqs Shaqi. the 'Egyptian art of belly dancing.


I DAWYCK BOTANIC GARDEN OPEN DAY Sun 9. lOam—6pm. Dawyck Botanic Garden. Stobo, Peeblesshire. 0721 760214. £1. This historic arboretum. a specialist garden of the Royal Botanics. is holding an open day under Scotland‘s Gardens Scheme.

I PADDLIK FOR PEACE Sun 16. 2-4pm. Kidstone Park, Helensburgh. Dumbartonshire. Scottish CN D organised informal gathering of peace protestors in the Gareloch, next to the Clyde nuclear submarine base.

I ARGYLL FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE Mon l7—Fn' 23. Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Oban. Over 40 hands-on exhibits from Glasgow’s Dome of Discovery and the Edinburgh Science Festival make it up to Oban.

TB The List 7-20 May 1993