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Book events

Bill Duncan 0. Laura led \Vtiterstotte's. l3- l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. New author Bill Duncan reads froin his first 11()\ el 'I'hr' .Smi/inc St houl l'iir ('u/i iitivtv (Bloomsbury £9.99). ~ioined by veteran l.aut'a llird in art evening of Scottish literature.

Can You Judge A Book By Its Cover? National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. Six of Scotland's leading artists have been comtttissioned to produce cover images for one of Cattongatc Books' new Pocket Classic series of Scottish writing including Alison Watt. Johtt Byrne arid John Bellany.


A Healthy Diet - Good For You And Your Genes lleriot-Watt L'ttiyct'sity. Edinburgh Business School. Riccat’ton. 451 3444. 6pm. Free. The importance of a nutritious diet is the topic of this lecture from Prof Michael Schwei/er.


Fair Trade Fashion Show Cornerstone Cafe. St John's Church. 3 Lothian Road. 229 0212. 7.30pm. Free. Fashion show presented by the One World Shop. featuring a wide range of fairly traded and environmentally friendly clothes.


Son Of God Martin Hall. New College. The Mound. 01968 672706. 5.15pm. Free. (‘o-producet‘ Michael Wakelitt delivers an illustrated lecture on the making of the BBC series.


Sunlight And Stencils Latins-ton Castle. 2'.) Cramottd Road South. 336 2060. 10am—4pm. £3. Sylvia Stewart demonstrates how stencils cart be used to channel sunlight iti this adult workshop.

Book events

A Tale To Tell Nether-bow- Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 1.30—4pm. £6—£9 (£4—£6). A reminiscence workshop aimed at people working in a caring role with elderly people. looking at the value of shared histories.

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Alasdair Oray Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Alasdair Gray opens the fifth Edinburgh independent Radical Book Fair and isjoined by authors Li/ .\'i\ en. Stevie Davies. Brian 1) Finch. Shatnim Sarif and Anne Donnovan who w ill read from their varied work. There will also be mUsic. a bar and a promise of other ‘wee surprises'.


SSP Election Fundraiser Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 466 6357. 8pm. £5 (£3). Fundraising evening celebrating tnusic and revolution through music. DJs and raffles.


Monet's Series Paintings National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Freelance lecturer Frances Fowle discusses Monet's paintings.


Elements - The Other Side Dont. 8 Advocate's Close. 357 High Street. 225 9271. 7—9pm. £6 (£3). To reserve a place call 0131 669 1376. A performance and poetry workshop combining music attd visual arts. Parr ofArrc' (irus' l'k'wit‘al 200/.

Book events

The Politics of Dissent: Which Way Forward? Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. 1 lam. Free. This forttm will be chaired by Esther Breitenbach of Edinburgh University with speakers Lil. Davies. Alan McCombes. Paul Allender and Fiona Mackay. The panel will look at equality attd democracy in Scotland.

Suhayl Saadi Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. lptn. Free. Lunchtime reading from the author of The Burning Mirmr (Polygon) attd founder of the Pollokshields Writers' Group. Henrietta Rose-Innes Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. lpm. Free. Lunchtime reading from the South African author of The Shark 's 1ng (Kwela Books).

Refugees: The Uninvited? Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 2pm. Free. Forum chaired by community activist Milind Kolhatkar who isjoined by Jeremy Seabrook. Teresa Hayter. Sophia Marriage. Bill Scott and a number of people who are currently seeking asylum. The disettssion will focus on immigration control in Britain.

Is There More To Time Than Clocks . . . 7 Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. 3.30pm. Free. Jay Griffiths discusses her book Pip Pip.- A .S'l'dr’ti'uys' Look a! Time (Flamingo).

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Camera Obscura Castlehill, Royal Mile. 226

3709. Daily 9.308n‘—6pm

{24.25 (92.10—83.40); family ileel C12. Pick up a pedestrian in your hand at this attraction, which gives ViSitors a real-time. 360' image of the City. Dynamic Iarth Holyrood Road. 550 7800. Daily lOam—Bom. £6.95 ($395—$495); family ticket £18.50. This

VlSllOf attraction uses stunning new developments in interactive technology to piece together the histOry of the planet. creating a thOioughly modern way to step back in time. Edinburgh Castle Castlehill. 225 9846. Daily 9.30am—6pm. £7 (C2—C5). Although much of the castle's medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks in the 19th century. continumg excavations aim to redress this.

Edinburgh Dungeon 31 Market Street. 0870

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8460 666. Daily 10am—6pm. 26.95 (24.95—25.95). The 15th century vaults adioming Waverley train station have been converted to house over 1,600 sq metres of ghastly artetacts. a nerve-tangling boat toor and all manner of unmentionable graphic re-enactments. Oladstone's Land 477b High Street. 226 5856. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £3.50 ($22.50); family ticket £9.50. Restored to the splendoor enjoyed by the merchant classes in the 17th century.

Centre. ingliston. 333 3036. Browse or buy from a wide selection of antiques and collectibles.

Christian Aid 2001 St Andrew‘s aitd St George‘s Church. 13 George Street. 225 3847. 10.30am—3.30pm. Free. One of the largest charity book sales in the L'K selling a variety of books including paperbacks. ltardbacks. novels. travel works. art aitd architecture. Scottish. rare attd antiquarian. religion. and much more.

BOOK Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. 1 lam—5pm. A large selection of second hand books for stile.

Llnllthgow Street Fair West Port Primary School. Playground. Linlithgow. 01506 847164. 3pm. Free. Stalls. car boot sales. doughnut and candylloss traders aitd a bouncy castle.


Hibernian v Hearts Easter Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 6.05pm. £18—£2l (£10). The Edinburgh derbies haven't been consistently entertaining this season but Hibs need points to try attd catch Rangers so there should still be some lire left in McLeish‘s men.

Talks Calum Colvin National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Tickets are free from The .S't'oismun and Scotland on Sunday on 0131 620 8335/6. The artist is itt conversation with BBC Radio Scotland's Brian Morton. round room talks Talbot Rice Gallery. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 221 l. lpm. Free. Pat Fisher gives a talk on the work of Lil Arnold. who laurtchcs the gallery's round room )rogramme ofexhibitions.

osalc From The Gutter Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. 667 5438. 2—5pm. £6 (£3). To reserve a place call 0131 669 1376. Dublin-based artist Simon Cocking demonstrates ltow to create mosaics out ofjunk. Parr ()f/‘il‘ll’ Gras I'i's'lit'u/ 200/. Gallery Talk Talbot Rice Gallery. L'niversity of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 221 1. 3pm. Free. Dr Andrew Patrizio. director of research at Edinburgh College ofArt will be in conversation with Pat Fisher.


Elements - The Other Side Dom. 8 Advocate's Close. 357 High Street. 225 9271. 7—9pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 11.

Other events

The Adam Pottery Charity Event The Adatn Pottery. 76 Henderson Row. 557 3978. 10am—6pm. Entry by donation. Charity weekend iit aid of Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia with displays of ceramics arid throwing demonstrations.

Oulded Wall: Around Newhaven Village New-haven Heritage Museum. Newhaven Harbour. 551 4165. 2pm & 3pm. Free. A walk around the historic village.

Book events

Uncomfortany Numb: Young People and Suicide Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349.

I 1.45am. Free. Members onvonne Gilmour‘s family. the woman who committed suicide in Cornton Vale prison. take part in this discussion which looks at the disturbing increase in suicide amongst youn people.

Social Just ce in a Oiobal Economy Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 1.30pm. Free. With both No Logo and Captive Stare hitting the best seller lists recently. Jeremy Seabrook and Liam Kane are joined by local campaigners and community activists to discuss anti- corporate activism in the face of global marketin strate ies. Creativity: A ol for Liberation or Exclusion? Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 3pm. Free. Writers. artists and publishers who find themselves excluded from the mainstream discuss their individual and collective ventures to bring their work to the public.

Shows Antiques Fair Royal Highland Centre. ingliston. 333 3036. See Sat 12. Scottish Computer Fair Tynecastle Stadium. Gorgie Road. 200 7201. 10am—3pm. £2 (£1.50). Everything computer related at trade prices. from the latest hardware and software to top guality second hand equipment.

ook Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. noon—4.30pm. See Sat 12.


Gallery Talk Nexus Galleries. 55. 61 & 75 Bread Street. 477 4524. 2pm. Free. Gallery 2. Matilda Brown and Colin Lawson talk about their installation of music and paintings currently on show in the gallery.

Illla Van Den Bergen - Reaching Through The Bars Studio 3. Roseneath Place. 7—9pm. £6 (£3). To reserve a place call 0131 669 1376. A talk and video about Elija’s work with Native American prisoners and Native American contemporary art. Part of A rte Gras Festival 2001.


Oeodeslc Domes Demonstration Royal Botanic Garden. inverleith Row. 248 2979. Noon—5pm. Free. After watching a demonstration of a geodesic construction. have a go at building and decorating a dome.

Gladstone‘s (and gives an authentic representation of tile in the medieval Old Town at this time. Hopetoun House Shore Road. South Oueensferry. 33) 2451.

Daily thm—5.30pm. £2.70—C5. This stately home. part of which is still lived in by the Marquesses of Linlithgow. was built in the 18th century by architects Sir

William Bruce and William Adam. it houses furnishings and artwork collected by the family over the past 400 years. Mary King's Close Tours

Meet at Mercat Cross (beside St Giles' Cathedral). 557 6464. £5 (£4); children £3. Literally. a trip to Edinburgh's underworld. Mary King's Close is part of a now subterranean network of streets. walled off in the middle ages during an outbreak of the plague. Mldlothlsn sid Centre Bigger Road. Hillend. 445 4433. Mon—Sat