ART LISTINGS continued
20 Castle Terrace. 343 2840. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.
The Scottish Telecom World Of Communications Permanent. This fully interactive exhibition looks at the history of communication. featuring everything from Morse Code and old-style telephones to computerised displays.
Lady Stair’s Close. 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES lrvme GLASGOW VENNEL ART GALLERY 10 Glasgow Vennel. 01294 275059. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm. Rush On Paper Thu 25 Jun—Sat 25 Jul. Peter Rush‘s life-sized papier-maché ﬁgures including models of the Queen Mother and the Pope.
THE LINE GALLERY
238 High Street. 01506 670268. Sarastaa Until Sun 5 Jul. Contemporary Finnish photography by Vidar Lindqvist. Armi Laukia and Raakkel Narhi. Also. glass from Aalto to Hakatie and silver by Matti Tainio.
THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade, 01786 479361. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
The Pedestrian Sat 27 Jun-Sat 22 Aug. A mixed media exhibition of work by Paul Carter. Alan Currall. Moyra Derby. Kate Gray and Steve Hollingsworth including video. large-scale photographs. neon light sculpture. painting and soundworks.
lectures & events
Paintings 0n Railings Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jun. 9am—5pm. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive. 334 2422. Open art fair.
Edilturgh The Mystic Marriage Of St Catherine Fri 26 Jun. 1245—]. 15pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Michael Cassin talks about Nicolas Poussin’s painting. John Duncan and Mark Dawes Sat 27 Jun. 2pm. Stills. The artists give an illustrated talk. Robert Capa's Photo-Journalism Mon 29 Jun. 12.45—1. 15pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Iain Stewart gives a lecture on Robert Capa. Self-Portrait Wed 1 Jul. l2.45—l.15pm. National Portrait Gallery. Nicola Kalinsky talks about William Aikman's ainting.
oser Weir Hampton Court Fri 3 Jul. 12.45-l.15pm. National Gallery of Scotland. A talk b Alfred Sisley. Robert Capa - e Man And The Photographs Mon 6 Jul. 12.45—1. 15pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. A lecture by Sara Stevenson. Sir David Col ear, 1st Earl Of Portmore an James, 1st Titular Duke Of Perth Wed 8 Jul. 12.45—1. 15pm. National Portrait Gallery. Christine Thompson talks about these paintings by Sir John de Medina and John Riley.
Stk'ling The McCutcheon Stirling Collection Tue 30 Jun. 7.30pm. £2. Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dunbarton Road. 01786 449523. The Stirling historian and bookseller Bob McCutcheon gives a talk on the history of the area.
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This section gives details of special selected events taking place within Edinburgh and Glasgow and around the Central Belt this fortnight. Listin are com iled by date, place and t en event. tra Time listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.
OW West End Festival Various venues. info: 341 0844. until Sun 28 Jun. The festival reaches its climax with the assistance of the likes of El Catnino Youth Symphony. Ridiculusmus. Back To The Future. The Sensational Sarah Jane Brown and the nightly Deep End Festival. Glasgow City Walks Various venues. info: 637 2791. until 30 Sep. Allow the members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association to lead you astray in either The Hean 0f Glasgmt- — around George Square and the Merchant City (Mon-Fri 6pm; Sun 10.30am) — or The Cathedral Walk — Strathclyde University Campus and Cathedral Precinct (Sun. Wed 2.15pm).
Royal Highland Show Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. info: 333 2444. until Sun 28 Jun. Thu 25 8am-6pm; Fri 26 & Sat 27 8am—7pm; Sun 28 8am—5pm. £3—£21. Among the joys on offer this year are the Skydive Scotland Parachute Display team. the Food from Scotland exhibition. a forestry events arena and the Blue Arrows.
The Robert Burns Tour John Knox House. High Street. Info: 556 9579/2647. Until 31 Aug. Mon—Sat 1pm. 3.30pm. £6. Meet the nation’s top Bard (well. presumably some bloke doing an uncanny impersonation) on a tour of Canongate as he regales you with song. story and poetry. Find out the loves and passions which inspired his work and allow him to dig the dirt on his friends and enemies.
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 Rabbie. Sir Walter. Robert Louis and Irvine Welsh across the ale houses of the city. Now that summer is upon us. the tour reverts to its Thursday to Sunday programme.
The Shot Various venues. info: 887 1010. until Mon 6 Jul. Among the highlights of the remaining part of Renfrewshire's festival are Martin Stephenson and the McCluskey Brothers. ajive night with Big Boy Bloater. PACE Theatre. Black Umfolosi and the central event of Sma' Shot Day on Sat 4 Jul.
The Secret Bunker The Secret Bunker. Crown Buildings. 01333 310301. until Nov. 10am—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.
Summer In The Square George Square. Info: 287 5066. Until 12 Jul 12. This free festival is a must for all the fatnin — particularly if all the family are sick of the World Cup by now. The whole thing kicks off with the Lord Provost‘s Procession and the fortnight's must-sees
MACMILLAN NATIONAL KARTING TEAM CHALLENGE Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing, Westburn Road, Glasgow, info: 01372 807000, Sun 5 Jul. Teams of between five and ten drivers will be charging around tracks all over the country in the hope of beating last year’s figure of £96,000. The endurance race should last around two and a half hours and the glorious victors have the chance to do the same thing in September's grand final at the karting mecca of Buckmore Park in Kent.
include gigs from the Hothouse Flowers. Salsa Celtica. and New Zealand’s Te Vaka while there is also a basketball challenge. the Moscow State Circus. a fashion show and the Happy Gang. ()h. and there‘s also a Nike World Cup Roadshow.
SUNDAY 28 Edinburgh Bike To The Future Various venues. info: 0131-554 9977. 10.30am. £4 (£2); team entry £12. FoE Scotland‘s cycling extravaganza comes to the capital with a 30-mile ride commencing at the Engine Shed Cafe. out to Pencaitland and back via the Innocent Railway and River Esk cyclepaths.
Community Gateways For A Greener Future Quakers‘ Meeting House. Victoria Street. info: 558 7860. 7—9pm. Free. A talk by Jason Kirkpatrick. Vice Mayor ofArcata in California with contributions from Maureen Child. convenor of the City of Edinburgh Council's Local Agenda 21 Committee. Kirkpatrick has the distinction of heading the only Green-governed town in the USA.
Glasgow Women’s Library Book Sale 21 King Street. info: 552 8345. Noon—4pm. Free. The Glasgow Women's Library present their ﬁrst ever book sale with everything from blockbusters to cult classics. ﬁrst editions to Pulp ﬁction. DIY to fashion and astrology to advertising.
Fourth Of July Extravaganza Fettes College. Fettes Avenue. 4pm. £10 (£5). The American Women's Club of Edinburgh proudly present an Independence Day bonanza of live music. prize draws. all-American food and drink with proceeds going to the Scotland Yard Adventure Centre. Dress is casual but should consist of the colours of red. white and blue.
Scottish Fair Scone Palace. Info: 01620 850577. Until Sun 5 Jul. 9am. £7 (£1). The 10th anniversary of the Game Conservancy Scottish Fair is now one of the most eagerly awaited events in the country‘s rural. social and conservation calendar. The main exhibit features deer and deer management with a display of some of the finest species in the country such as red. roe. fallow. sika and reindeer. The RAF's Red Arrows will also be on hand with aid from Breeze the Hawk and the Scottish Final of the Pedigree Chum Agility Stakes also takes place.
Macmillan National Karting Team Challenge Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing. Westburn Road. Info: 01372 807000. Raise some cash for cancer care in the ﬁfth annual ‘challenge of speed' bonanza. See photo caption.
International Co-op Day New Lanark World Heritage Village. info: 0141-304 5400. l—4.30pm. The day is celebrated with the help of Mr Boom. the Penny Geggies Drama Group. a bouncy castle and the Fife Country Dancers among others.
Female Bikers Meeting MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. info: 357 5739. 8pm. Female bike enthusiasts meet each fortnight for laughs. runs. nights out and tips on keeping your motor on the road. Strictly a no-boy zone. Not even if you're into cross-dressing. it says here.
Standard Life Loch Lomond Golf Tournament Loch Lomond Golf Club. Rossdhu House. Luss. Info: 0990 661661. Until 11 Jul. This PGA European GolfTour ranking event sees US star Tom Lehman attempting to retain the title he won in the inuagural tournament last year over the splendour of the 7.100 yard course.