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.
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Gladstone 100 Lecture Theatre. McCance Building. University of Strathclyde. Richmond Street. 5-18 4l23. 6.30pm. Free. Roy Jenkins. author of the award-winning biography. (flat/smite. 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 Ponsoiiby — tickets are £20 and available from the above number.
Tennent's Passport To France 98 Telford College. Crewe South. info: 225 6426. 6pm & 7.45pm. £6. A six-part guide to a successful World Cup with Classes on the tournament's history. how to cope with colloquialisins. the places to go iii Paris. Bordeaux and St Etienne. learn the lyrics to La illtirw/lui'xt' and a test with prizes to see who was paying attention. The Telford classes are each Thursday with the Glasgow branch (see Sat 16) on Saturdays.
Macallan Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour The Beehive lnn. Grassinarket. 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 lrvitie across the ale houses of the city. Now that summer is upon us. the tour reverts to its Thursday to Sunday programme.
The Secret Bunker The Secret Bunker. Crown Buildings. ()l333 3 l()3()l. until Nov. l()ani—Spm. £5.95 (£4.‘)5/£3.25); family ticket I: I650. The threat of a nuclear holocaust seems to have abated in recent times. though when blokes like Sadaam get that glint iii their eye. you
never know what might happen. Heie is a chance to see where our beloved leaders would have fled to in the event of such global devastation.
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W.A.S.P.S. 21st Birthday Party Citizens' Studios. Albion Business Centre. Albion Road. 66! 796-1. until Suii l7 May. Fri 6.30-8.30pm; Sat ts Sun noon—5pm. W.A.S.P.S. (Workshop and Studios Provision Scotland) have been providing affordable spaces for artists and crafts workers since 1977 and this weekend is a celebration of the fact. Day one includes an Art Lotto. the chance to win an original artwork while Saturday and Sunday sees raffles. work-iii- progress viewings and more opportunities to get your hands on some art. Funds raised go to Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood.
Alternative Health Day Grassroots. Woodlands Road. Cliariiig Cross. 353 3278. Free. This week. the w holefood supermarket lliiigs its doors open for iii- store demonstrations ofcotiiplemeiitary health products such as Aromatherapy. Bach Flower Remedies and Tea Tree Oil. On 30 May. the final class of the current run with a celebration of National Sproutin ' Week.
Tennent s Passport To France 98 University ofGlasgow University Avenue. info: ()I3I 225 6426. l()aiii ah
I 1.45am. £6. See Thu 14.
Museums Week Various venues. info: 229 7465. until Sun 24 May. A prograintiie of events. activities and exhibitions to celebrate Museums Week. including an open day at The Writers' Museum. Good Housekeeping Day at Lauristoii Castle and Get Netting aiid Knotting at Newhaven Fishiiiai'ket. Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair McDonald Road Library. off l.eith Walk. info: 662 9| l2. 2pm. Free.
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NEWHAVEN BOAT FESTIVAL Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh, info: 447 4225, Sat 23 May. Noon—5.30pm. Free. This festival sees the bi gest gathering of wooden boats on the Forth with this pictureque arbour
pla ing host to demonstrations and exhibitions of basket weaving, a
rep ica Currach, cookery and a craft fair. You can also step aboard the 80- year-old fishing vessel, the Reaper, visit the Newhaven Heritage Museum, observe nets being mended and meet Maisie, Morningside’s most famous
Included iii the fair are the poems and tunes from cowgirl ii‘ kilt mixing the Canadian lyricism of pi Naming and the traditional Scottish vibes of Kenny Irving.
Yo Yo Fashion Show Cale Gi-ai't‘iii. liasi London Street. info: 550 37 I6. 0pm. Clerk Street-based fashion folks Yo Yo host their debut fashion show at I.i//ard Lounge with their summer range on display. Iiverytliiiig from everyday casual wear to kinky club gear will be featured and the fun is enhanced by resident DJ .loseph Malik. guest D] ‘II‘ fioni Tribal Funktioii and the splendid Basic Collective.
Glasgow Buddhist Centre Open Day Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Sauchieliall Street. 333 0524. Noon—4.30pm. Free. The month of May marks 25 years of the new Buddhist lllt)\ eineiit in Scotland and the public can get a taste of II with this event. Members will provide a tour of the centre. introduce meditation and answer any questions you may have about the religion. Any questions at all.
Scottish Country Dancing Group The Baha'i Centre. North Fort Street. 225 I6()(). 7pm. Free. Spin. whirl and lliiig yourself across the floor for this iiiforiii'il introduction to the art form you probably avoided at school.
Moon Samples Royal ()bseryatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 666‘ 3405. lllllll Thu 28 May. Mon—Sat l(Iaiii—5pin1Suii nooii—5piii. £2.50 (L' l .50); famin ticket £5. Your chance to see real inooii rock and soil samples collected during the Apollo space missions as well as permanent exhibitions such as the revolving Dome. a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop and the Computer Gallery.
Highland Festival Various venues. info: ()I-l63 7| I I I2. until 6 Inn. The third Highland feast of fun offers a fortnight of top entertainment. I’liil Kay. Martyn Bennett. 'l‘eali' Biiiro I’odi’o/y. Iiddi Reader and the Scottish National .la// ()i'chesti‘a are among the treats in store.
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Newhaven Boat Festival New tiaveii Harbour. info: 4-17 .1225. Noon 5.30pm Free. I‘Dl' one afteiiiooii. the oldest harbour iii Iidiiibuigli springs into frenetic life with the sights and sounds of wooden boats and their crews. See photo caption.
Female Bikers Meeting MacSoi’ley s. .laiiiaiea Street. info: 357 573‘). Spin. Feiiiale bike enthusiasts meet each fortnight for laughs. runs. nights out and tips on keeping your motor oti the road. Strictly a iio-boy lone. Not even if you're into cross-dressing. It says Itet'c.
THURSDAY 28 Edinburgh Disability Scotland's 4th Mobility Roadshow Royal Iliglilaiid (‘eiitie. lnglistoii. info: 22‘) 5 I68. until 30 May l()ain—5pni. I‘iee. 'I‘he biennial ioads'how brings together coiniiiei'ce. charities and sports bodies in the name of mobility See photo caption.
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DISABILITY SCOTLAND’S 4TH MOBILITY ROADSHOW Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, info: 229 5168, Thu 28—Sat 30 May. 10am—5pm. Free. This year’s exhibition is split into indoor and outdoor areas with the latter opulated by car manufacturers' atest models on display and a chance to test drive ones that you fancy while inside, there is a small test track for wheelchairs. But there is more to the roadshow than just cars and wheelchairs with information and advice centres, charity shop stalls and an adjustable accessible counter. There are also training seminars such as Your Minibus — Is It Legal? and Fire And Evacuation. The shindig has backing from cool celebs like Richard Wilson (above).
9th Loch Fyne
SEA FOOD FAIR
Clachan Nr. Cairndow Head of Loch Fyne A85
Free Admission Parking 17.2.50 por car
cctozi Wino Cooking Domonstrations Specialist Food Stands Kids Entertainments I..ivc Music all day
Sat 23rd 12 - 9.50pm Sun 24th IZ—IISOpm
Dance/Ceilidh with The akelpit Lug Sun Fvening 7.50 tickets £2.50 on the door
Loch Fyne Oysters
01499 600 217
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