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Aug. The Edinburgh Photographic Society present over 200 works in both black and white and colour. by artists from around the world. illustrating the diversity of styles evident in the photographic medium.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 l9I I. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pin; Sun ittxrii—«I.3()piii. £ l .50 (75p).

Stilled lives Tue l3 Aug—2| Sept. Photographic and sculptural work by Helen Chadwick. who until her untimely death earlier this year. was considered one of the most prominent artists working in the UK. Entitled ‘Cameos' and ‘Unnatural Selection'. the works feature portraits from medical museums and explore the in-vitro fertilisation process.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACAOEMY Princes Street. 225 667I. Until ll Aug: Mon—Sat l()ain—5pm; Sun 2—5pin. II Aug—I Sept: Mon-Sat l0ain—(ipni; Sun I lam—(rpm. £4 (£2.50).

George Rodger: The Atrican Photographs Until 6 ()ct. Complementing the RSA's '|.ivingslotte‘ exhibition. the show features 90 pictures by one of the leading photo-journalists of World War II. who was sent to Africa by U/c magazine to cover the battling Free French. and continued to photograph the continent and its people for many years.

I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue—Fri I Iatii—(ipiri; Sat l Iain—5pm. Barbara Ess Until I4 Sept. The first Scottish showing of work by this important American photographer. Using a pin-hole camera. Ess creates large-scale photographs which allow a different perspective of everyday objects. people and landscapes.

I THEATRE EAST END St Paul's and St George's. York Place. Info: 556 I202. Mon—Sat l lam— l0pni.

Martin Rence Mon I2—3l Atig. Photographs by Martin Bence exploring the contemporary analogies to be drawn from medieval images of mythical bestiary.


I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri l0.30am—4.30pm.

0ve Arup 1895-1988 Stiii l l Aug—20 Sept. A retrospective exhibition celebrating the work of()\'e Ai'up. one of the most important engineers of the 20th century. who worked on such prominent buildings as Coventry Cathedral and Sydney ()pera House.

I RIAS GALLERY I5 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm ( l3 Aug-I2 Sept Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat l0am—4pm). Water In The City - Myth And Technology An explanation of the influence of water on shaping and reshaping our cities.

I ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAIIO 9 Atholl Crescent. 229 “09. Daily 9am—4pm.

on The Drawing Board Uiltil 3t Aug. A look at the often contentious issue of locating modern architecture in historic settings. with examples from across Scotland.

I GEORGIAH HOUSE 7 Charlotte Square. 225 2 I60. Mon—Sat l0am—5pni; Suit 2—5pm. See how the other half lived in this elegant I8tli century New Town dwelling.

I GLAOSTOIIE’S LAHO Lawniiiar'ket.

Royal Mile. 226 5856. Mon-Sat I0ani—5pni; Sun 2—5pm. A superb example of home life in l7tli century Old Town Edinburgh.


Canongate. 529 4 I43. Mon—Sat ltlaiii—opm. Free. Packed with historic

artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh’s ast and its people.

I MUSEUM E CHILOHOOO 42 High Street. 529 4I42. Mon—Sun l0ain-6pm. Free. All manner ofarchive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

I PEOPLE’S STORY I63 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat l0am—6pin. Free. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the l8th century onwards.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l0am—5pni (Tue until 8pm): Sun noon—5pm.

Art and Design A brand new gallery dedicated to exploring how and why items are made. featuring such wide-ranging exhibits as an Elton John stage suit. a l970s Afghan coat. at Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase and a modern oil cart transformed into a lamp. There's also the chance to step back iii time and relive the fashions. music and pastimes of the 50s. ()(ls. 70s and 80s.

Pride and Passion: The Rational Burns Exhibition Until IS Sept. £2.50 (U). The main cultural event in the calendar of Robert Burns' bi-centeuary celebrations. featuring manuscripts. paintings. ai‘tefacls. imagery and sound. See review.

I WRITERS MUSEUM Lady Stair's Close. 529 490l. Mon-Sat l0ain—(ipm. Free. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.



lectures are listed by date.


The Honourable Mrs Graham Fri 9 Atig. I2.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Matthew Wellard looks at the work of Thomas Gainsborough.

Eduardo Paoloui Sui l0 Aug. 2.30pm. Talbot Rice Gallery. Robiii Spencer gives a talk on the work of the Gallery's current exhibiting artist.

Terry Atkinson Sat l0 Aug. 3pm. Collective Gallery. “In conversation‘ with the Gallery's exhibiting artist. Advanced booking recommended (220 I260). Giacometti and Surrealism Mon I2 Aug. l2.45pin. Free. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. David Hopkins presents a slide lecture on the work of Alberto Giaconietti.

Following livingstone Tue I3 Aug. 12.45pm. Free. Royal Scottish Academy. I). L. Wilson gives an illustrated talk on the Victorian explorer.

Richard Ratdane - In llis Own Words Wed I4 Aug. I2.45pni. Free. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. David Stafford looks at the ‘Speaking Likeness' exhibition. Paolozzi and Wiszniewslti Wed l4 Aug. lpm. Talbot Rice Gallery. Assistant curator Pat Fisher gives an illII'tXIllClOl'y talk to both the Gallery's exhibitions. Contemporary Chinese Art In Context Wed I4 Aug. 2-3.30pm. Free. Fi'uitmarket Gallery. ()xford University's Professor Michael Sullivan discusses the development of 20th century Chinese art. Velazquez and Scotland Thurs I5 Aug. l2.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Hilary Macaitiiey gives a talk on the Spanish painter.

Regular weekly clubs and one on events are listed by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our ottices at least seven days before publication. Club listings compiled by Jim Byers. For details of Glasgow clubs see pages 110—112.


I Astromotel at The Honeycomb. llplll-3tllll. Curfew I.30am. £(i. £5 before midnight. 9 Aug. Fortnightly. Ilard Chicago grooves from Scott Gallagher and the Tribal Funktion DJs. Hip hop. swing and disco in the back. Check the pie-club parties at The Carwash where the Astro crew are joined by Andy Williams. Johnny Fiasco guests on 23 Aug.

I Cavendish 9pm--3aiii. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. l.ive bands eyei‘y week. 60s arid 70s music. Ground floor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. Ilpin—Raiii. £3 (£2.50 with tlyei'). Price includes entry to Katcli and Voodoo Chile. Extremely popular night featuring post- gi'uiige rock sounds.

I Century 2000 IIplllv-3ttlll. £5. Coriiiriercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. ()vei' lBs. I Dub ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. l0.30pm—-Iate. Free. I)J Gaz Long and guests playing dub. garage and house downstairs iii City 2.

I Evol at The Music Box. l0.30piii--3am. £3. liver popular night of (ills. 70s and 80s pop nonsense. Always busy and guaranteed fun. Early arrival is t'eciirnirieiided.

I Gold at The Venue. 9pm—3ani. £6. £5 before itiodiiiglit. 9 Aug. New night on the new top floor at The Venue with l).ls Crosby. Huggy and Martin I). Drinks promos.

I ltatch at The Rocking Horse.

I Ipni—3am. £3 (£2 with tlyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. 80s and 90s indie dance.

I The lane at The Lane. I lpm-late. £5. Residents .loii Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.

I Litt at The .laffacake. l().30pni—3aiii. £7


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(£5). 9 Aug. Residents Euan and Paul with hard house. funky techno and acid trance at their temporary Festival home. I loungin’ at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Every Friday apart from the last Friday of the month. Yogi Haughton and assorted guests work their way through funk. soul. swing. rap and hip hop. plus the odd bit of disco. in the recently refurbished (it's getting bigger all the time) Negociants basement.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. I Iprn—3arn. £5 (£4). 9 Aug. Fortnightly. Dalntalex (Eastern Bloc. Manchester) and Kid (World Dance)join resident G-Mac at Edinburgh‘s premier drum 'n' bass night. Wired visuals from Paul and Ainslie. Comic art front Simon Fraser (2000AD). gralitti art plus dancer's. sculptors and painters. Listen out for MCs Frosty J and Buzrock on the mic. This club is firin'. I Marley’s Reggae ltlub at Cavendish. |0pni—3am. £4. The city's longest- i‘unning reggae night (situated on the middle Iloor ofCavendish) with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. I0pm—3am. £3.50 (free before

I |.30pm for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. I lpm—3am. £4. Happy Hour cocktails

I Ipm—midnight. Long running 70s/80s night veering happily from funk and new wave to Romo sounds.

I Pure at The Venue. l0.30pin—3am. £4 members. £6 guests. £5 members. £7 guests with a guest on two floors. £8 members. £ I0 guests with a guest on three floors. Middle and bottom floors every week except every fourth week when it's on three Iloors with guest Dls. Pure is regarded as one of the premier clubs in the country. somewhere you‘re as likely to hear the deepest house as the hardest techno. The next three floor extravaganza , on Fri 23 (sixth birthday) features Marshall Jefferson and Dave Clarke alongside residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Di‘ibbler and The Bill.

I Reaction at The Subway. | Ipni-3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.


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