Nuclear Weapons 8: International Law Wed 29 Nov, 10.30am. Open Door, 420 Morningside Road, 447 9757. Exploring the moral issues raised, Geoffrey Carnall of Edinburgh University gets down to the nitty gritty of defence. Alison King Thu 30 Nov, 12.30pm. Free. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. The chairperson of EDGE discusses the work of the group and textile art in Scotland. Part of the To Bulle Sew exhibition.
Lunchtime Talks — To Boldly Sew Thu 30 Nov, 12.30pm. Free. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Learn more about the work on display in To Boldly Sew from the artists themselves.
Scotland v Samoa Sat 18 Nov, 3pm. £5—£20; children and students free. Murrayfteld Stadium, Riversdale Crescent, 346 5000. Scotland continue their Autumn Test season playing against Samoa.
Millennium Festive Lights Switch-0n Wed 29 Nov, 6pm. Free. Mound Square, off Princes Street, 473 3800. Edinburgh is transformed into a shimmering paradise as the Councillor Lezley Cameron switches on the city’s Christmas lights.
The Traditional German Christmas Market Wed 29 Nov—Thu 21 Dec, 10am—8pm. Mound Square, off Princes Street, 473 3800. Frankfurt’s Christmas present to Edinburgh is a traditional market selling authentic German produce.
Give A Little Magic' Launch Thu 30 Nov, 6.15pm. Free. Parliament Square, 473 3800. Edinburgh’s Christmas charity gets underway with the help of a few celebs and some surprise entertainment. Lighting Of The Christmas Tree Thu 30 Nov, 5.30pm. Free. The Mound, 473 3800. Join in the festive fun starting with the tree lighting, followed by a procession to Parliament square with family erttertainment, rounded off by an Advent carol concert in St Giles’ Cathedral.
Tollcross Christmas Lights Switch-On Thu 30 Nov, 6pm. Free. Festival Square, Lothian Road, 473 3800. Tollcross gets a touch of Christmas magic with the lights switch-on.
Popular Observing Fri 17 Nov & Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm. £1. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. View Saturn with its rings and Jupiter and its moons from one of the telescopes of the Royal Observatory.
A Tragic Queen Sun 19 Nov, 1 lam, noon, lpm, 2pm & 3pm. £7 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Heritage Events Company relive the time of Scotland's most famous monarch as Mary Queen Of Scots greets visitors in her Royal Apartment.
Life Under Siege Thu 16, Fri 17, Thu 23 8; Fri 24 & Thu 30 Nov, 10am—4pm. Free. Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Every Thursday and Friday the Alba Adventure Company present a re-enactment ofThe Jacobite rebellion in the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle.
Ceilidh Classes Mon 20 8 Mon 27 Nov, 7pm. £3.50. Caledonian Brewery. 42 Slateford Road, 623 8066. Ceilidh classes for everyone front beginners to experts with all dances walked through and called.
Quiz Night Mon 20 Nov ck Mon 27 Nov. 8pm. Free. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Test your general knowledge in this monthly quiz with some free booze as an added incentive. Birdwatching For Beginners Sat 18 8: Sun 19 Nov, 1—3pm. llolyrood Park, 668 8600. Discover the winter birds inhabiting llolyrood Park and Bawsinch. Meet at Duddingston car park.
What's In A Name? Sat 18 Nov,
10.30am—noon. £3. Royal Botanic Garden, lnverleith Row, 552 7171. The Latin names of plants are explained through a seasonal tour with the Garden Guide.
Clube lracambi Sun 19 Nov, 1—8pm.
, £2.50 for workshops; full day ticket
f £8—£10. Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. An all day celebration of the
Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and its art,
culture and need for conservation. The family events begin with rainforest medicine making, Brazilian ‘Rhythms of the Forest’, and a chance to try out Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art which is both dance and fight. Exhibitions are based around the local issues raised by conservation and there is also a series of talks and discussions. The evening club allows you to sample the delights of Brazil with live music, Brazilian food and drinks, and try out the bossa nova.
Intercourse Sun 19 Nov, 8pm. l-Iolyrood Tavern, 9 llolyrood Road, 557 4972. Meeting to challenge the way we think about sex and discuss issues of sexuality.
Arthurian Nights: Round Table Discussion Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pm. £5 (£350); £10 (£6) for the series. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Experts and enthusiasts debate the issues surrounding the legend of Camelot, focusing on the Scottish links.
Music Study Day Thu 23 Nov, £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 650 2427. Explore the musical traditions of the Mediterranean and the Middle East at this one day event.
Arthurian Nights: Tradition and Romance Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50); £10 (£6) for the series. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. An evening of Arthurian legends, tales and traditions from Scotland’s storytellers. Astronomical Journey of Discovery Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm. £1. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. View the observable universe through the centre’s six-inch telescope, exploring the moon, planets and stars. The evening is complemented by a presentation on a different topic each week. This week Prof. John Peacock gives a talk on ‘The Birth of Galaxies.’ Orienteering For Beginners Sat 25 Nov, 1 lam. £1. Observatory Car Park, Blackford Hill, 225 7771. Improve your map-reading skills and sense of direction while having fun at these orienteering sessions.
Performance Improvisation Workshop Sun 26 Nov, l—4pm. £2. Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604.
Informal workshop led by Anita Govan who will share her experience of Canada's Loosemoose Theatre with like- minded individuals. No experience necessary, just curiosity and enthusiasm. Adult Workshop Mon 27 Nov, 1—4pm. £3. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Advance booking required. Using the theme of opposites, Rose Campbell leads this drawing and mark-making exercise. Work created will be amalgamated into an installation in the To Boldly Sew exhibition.
AIDS Awareness Week Mon 27 Nov—Sun 3 Dec, 10.30am—4pm. Free. Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, 225 6028. A week of events to raise
awareness ofAlDS and HIV. On display is a Memorial Quilt from Milestone
‘ House: you can contribute your message to the ‘Tree Of Life’, and participate in ‘Times of Reﬂection’.
Finishing Touches Thu 30 Nov, 6pm. Free. \N'aterstone‘s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. Rachel Barrie of Glenmorangie gives a guided tour of whisky with tastings. Over 18s only.
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