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MAYDAZE Various venues, Glasgow, info: 287 0498. Sat 2 & Sun 3 May. While the re-opening of the People's Palace is a core attraction of the oin s-on, there is plenty for just about ever one in Maydaze. 9lights are a specially-commissioned wor by George Wyllie entitle the Maydaze Pigeon, The Kit Carey Jazz Band, the Beltane Fire Spectacular on Glasgow Green and the May Day Rally with compere Dave Anderson and music from The Felsons (below) and Tartan Amoebas.

This section gives details of special selected events taking place within Edinburgh and Glasgow and around the Central Belt this fortnight. listings are compiled by date, place and then event. Extra Time listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.



DAZZLE Exhibition Foyer. Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. info: 01580 852503/852112. Until Sun 10 May. 10am—6pm. Contemporary jewellery exhibition with 60 major European and UK designers and metalsmiths displaying their wares. Exhibitors include lane Adam. Graham Crimmins and Anna Gordon.


Tennent's Passport To France 98 Telford College. Crewe South. info: 225 6426. 6pm. 7.45pm. £6 (£30 for full course). A six-part guide to a successful World Cup with classes on the tournament‘s history. how to cope with colloquialisms. the pIaCes to go in Paris. Bordeaux and St Etienne. learn the lyrics to La Murselluise and a test with prizes to see who was paying attention. The Telford classes are each Thursday with the Glasgow branch (see Sat 2) on Saturdays.

Macallan Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour The Beehive Inn. Grassmarket. info: 226 6665. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Educate yourself through booze as the tour follows in the footsteps of Rabble. Sir Walter. Robert Louis and Irvine across the ale houses of the city. Now that summer is nearly upon us. the tour reverts to its Thursday to Sunday programme.

Beltane Fire Festival Acropolis. Calton Hill. info: 558 9555. 10.30pm. Free. Despite their horrendous financial plight. the show certainly goes on this year. The 90-minute procession continues onto The Venue where more entertainment will occur into the very wee small hours. The festival is a reincarnation of an ancient fertility rite celebrating the return of summer. The event is free but donations will be more than welcome.


Freewheeling Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre. Ancrum. 01835 830306. Until 4 May. 10am—5pm. Free. Cycle enthusiasts should get down to the Borders for this look at one of history‘s greatest inventions. Unless you are a foul-tempered bus driver. that is. One

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hundred and fifty years of bike developments from the earliest bone- shakers to the latest Y-l‘rames are illustrated and exhibited.

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The Secret Bunker The Secret Bunker. Crown Buildings. 01333 310301. Until Nov, It)am--5pm. £5.95 (£4.95/£3.25); family ticket £16.50. The threat of a nuclear holocaust seems to have abated in recent times. though when blokes like Sadaam get that glint in their eye. you never know what might happen. Here is a chance to see where our beloved leaders would have fled to in the event of such global devastation.


Tryst Festival 98 Various venues. info: 01324 506850. Until 23 May. Exhibitions. dances. films. and big names such as The Supremes and The Temptations help the Bairns celebrate their annual festival. See photo caption.



Maydaze Various venues. info: 287 0498. Until Sun 3 May. The centenary of the People‘s Palace is the centrepiece of this celebration of Glasgow culture while there are events for kids. art-lovers and fans of virility dances. See photo caption. Tennent's Passport To France 98 University ofGIasgow. University Avenue. info: 225 6426. 10am & 11.45am. £6 (£30 for full course). See Thu 30.


Women Of The Waterfront May Day Social Claremont Hotel. Claremont Crescent. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The Liverpool Dockers' strike may be over but the struggle goes on as this event shows. There is a speaker from the group as well as live folk. a disco and light buffet.


Body & Soul Health Fair Hamilton Town Hall. info: 0131 226 3066. 10am—5pm. £1 (50p). Organised by Body and Soul. the Edinburgh-based Mind. Spirit and Body shop. the fair features crystal healers. tarot and rune readers. stalls. talks. workshops and a veggie cafe.

lonnoxtown Clean-up Campsie Glen Catnpsie Glen. Clachan ofCampsie. info: 0141 771

4399. 10am—2pm. The glen is gagging for a spring clean. so this your chance to pitch in. Bring warm clothes and suitable footwear but leave your dog behind - there are some sheep who don't fancy being worried.

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Scottish Country Dancing Group The Baha'i Centre. North Fort Street. 225 1600. 7pm. Free. Spin. whirl and fling yourself across the floor for this informal introduction to the an form you probably avoided at school.

FRIDAY 8 Edinburgh SAS Tartan Tear Up Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £12.50. Surfers Against Sewage are commited to cleaning up the seas and this event has attracted the James Taylor Quartet and local folksters Burach to appear. There are also DJs. a raffle and prizes to be had.



Grassroots Cookery Classes Grassroots. Woodlands Road. Charing Cross. 353 3278. 10am-«4pm. £20. This week. Bertrand Espouy reveals the mysteries of the sourdough loaf. a non-yeast breadmaking technique which is handy for the adventurous or allergic.


St Andrew's and St George’s Book Sale St Andrew‘s and St George's Church. George Street. 225 3847.

Until 15 May. l()am——1pm.The annual book sale raised £65,000 for Christian Aid last year and this time around there are books. toys. home baking and stamps for sale. ()ne highlight is the Musselburgh Collection with around 1500 cookery books from across the globe.

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National Bat Week Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. info: 0131 312 7765. Until 17 May. Numbers are limited for the chance to investigate a hat roost along with licensed bat-handlers. Bats are strictly protected by law and a permit is essential.



Gladstone 100 Lecture Theatre. McCance Building. University of Strathclyde. Richmond Street. 548 4123. 6.30pm. Free. Roy Jenkins. author of the award-winning biography. Gladstone. gives a lecture to mark the centenary of the political colossus‘ death. A lecture and dinner at the Stakis Ingram Hotel follows with after dinner speeches from Lord Steel and Scottish telly‘s Bernard Ponsonby tickets are £20 and available from the above number.


The Scottish Esoteric Network Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate.

info: 225 9931. 7.30pm.

Free. It's meeting and lecture night for the group promoting awareness of Paganism and Iisoteric




TRYST FESTIVAL 98 Various venues, Falkirk, info: 01324 506850. Until Fri 1- Sat 23 May. This festival is a tribute to the the largest gathering of cattle, sheep, horses and the like in Europe as drovers from all corners gathered to pick their beast. Until Arab Strap, this is what put Falkirk on the map - no sign of the band during the month but there are other hip young things appearing)such as The Manfreds, The Temptations and The Supremes. Film plays a ig part with showings of Boogie Nights (below), Taxi Driver and some silent comedy classics. In addition, there is a fringe festival, library events and exhibitions.