Edinburgh Life

Edinburgh, Wednesday 16 continued

Wines 01 Italy Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30—9pm. £12.50—£22.50 (w ith supper). Adrian Laird Craig leads a tasting of wines from three regions of lialy.

Book events

Irvine Welsh Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street, 220 434‘). 7pm. £4 (£3). Welsh reads from his first novel iii three years (llllt’ (.lonathan Cape £12). Tickets available from \‘l'atersiones and the Assembly Rooms box oilice. Sebastian Faulks \yaiersione‘s. 128 Princes Street. 220 2666. 7pm. Free. Faulks signs copies of his work including his latest novel. (1)) (firm Dal/thin Street (Hutchinson £16.99).


Christian Aid 2001 St Andreyy \ and St (ieoi'ge's Church. 13 George Street. 225 3847. 10.30am 3.30pm. Free. See Sat 12.

ECA Fashion Show 2001 iidinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 221 6000. 7.30pm. £5 £10. lidinburgh College of Art studenis‘ annual fashion show which can be seen live on line at wyy vy.eca.ac.uk


The Religious Paintings Of Stanley Spencer (1891-1959): A Vision of the World Transligured Martin Hall. New College. The Motiiid. 650 7‘)‘) 1. 5pm. Free. Dr Siisanna Avery - Qtiash. Assistant Curator of London‘s National Gallery. gives an illustrated lecture.

Protestants And Pictures: The Rise of the Devotional Image In American Protestantism Martin Hall. New College. The Mound. 650 7991. 8pm. Free. Prof David Morgan of America‘s Valparaiso L'niversity. and award-winning author of i'ls'uul Play and I’mit'stuiils uml l’i't‘inrev. gives an illustrated lecture.


Exotic Creature Masks Lauriston Castle. 2a Cramond Road South. 336 2060. 10am—4pm. £3. Jacqui Pastell leads this multi-cultural workshop to create a 3D willow sculpture.

Other events

Guided Tour Of Calton HIlI Calton Hill. 52‘) 3963. 2pm & 6pm. Free. A guided tour of Calton Hill‘s monuments and statues. Meet by Nelson Monument.

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Book events

Talking Trees Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 6.30—8.30pm. Free. Celebrating a new collection of tree stories compiled by lan Darwin Edwards. There is also an opportunity to see an exhibition on Scotland's woodlands. Return Of The Natives.


Christian Aid 2001 St Andrew 's and St George's Church. 13 George Street. 225 3847. 10.3()ain—3.30pin. Free. See Sat 12.

ECA Fashion Show 2001 Edinburgh College of Art. Laiiriston Place. 221 6000. 3pm. 7pm a ‘)pm. £5—£10. See Thu 17.

Dance Performance Nexus Galleries. 55. 6| & 75 Bread Street. 477 4524. 8pm. Gallery 2. To accompany the Ragged Sun exhibition. a dance performance by Matilda Brown and Michele Povvles.


Lavish Lust: Landscape With A Huntsman And Dead Game by Jan Weenlx National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200.

104 THE LIST 10—24 May ZQC‘

Radical Book Fair

What’s radical about it? The fair is hosted by Scotland's radical bookshop. Word Power. and w ill feature some rather unusual books as w ell as talks and discussions on a variety of political issues. What’s happening? Literary luminary Alasdair (iray yy ill help launch the fair

\s ith the reissue of Lunar/s as a limited edition Canongaie Classic. and new writers w ill be showcasing their work including Brian 1) Finch. the acclaimed bits driving poet. and short story writer Suhayl Saadi.

Is it Just for literary types? .\’ot at all. there are children's storytelling workshops. music perfiirniances. bookstalls. readings and loruins for everyone to get inyolyed.

Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh, 662 9112. Fri 11-Sun 13 May.

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12.45pm. Free. Duncan Thomson discusses .lan \Veenix's painting.

What Is Creativity And How Do We Create Nexus (ialleries. 55. 61 tk 75 Bread Street. 477 4524. 6 8pm. Free. it) reserve a place call ill 3| 66‘) L376. ((iallery l). Kii‘sty (TCoiiiioi' leads this disetissitiii—based t'\cnt. l’tH't (I! .’ll'l(' (il‘uv l't'vlli'tll jlllll.


Banner And Textile Study Day and Hands-On Workshop .\ltiscuni ()flidinburgh (formerly lltintly House). 142 Canongate. 52‘) 4143.

10am 3.30pm. Free. Helen Clark discusses The People's Story banner collection before an afternoon textile printing demonstration.

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Celtic Trees Garden Tour Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 248 297‘). 2.30pm. £3. Learn more about Scotland’s native trees on this guided walk.


PBFA Edinburgh Book Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 434‘). 10aiii~5pm. £ 1. Second hand and antiquarian books. maps and prints offered for sale by a group of the country's leading booksellers.

Anne Bogart Residency Public Jam Session The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 2-4pin. Free. The acclaimed director of SlTl Theatre Company hosts this informal presentation by students of her festival residency.


British Homeopathic Association Public Talks Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 0207 566 7805. 10.45am—3.30pin. £30 (£15). A day of public talks to raise awareness of the benefits of homeopathic treatments. chaired by Dr Bob Leckridge. President of the Faculty of Homeopathy. Schumacher Lectures In Scotland 2001 Centre For Human licology. l2 Roseneath Place. 624 1972. 3~6pm. £7 (£5). investigative journalist George Monbiot confronts the corporate take-oy er of Britain. and Prof Stisan Roaf looks toward a solar powered Britain.

Other events

Easington Colliery Band Scottish Mining Museum. Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. 663 751‘). 1pm. Free. A free concert performed by the well- known band.


Kllkeran Wood-Turners Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 248 297‘). Noon-5pm. Free. lan Aird and Jim

McCosh demonstrate wood-turning using an electric lathe. Afterwards. try making a mushroom or btid vase.

Public Plant Sale Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 2.5(l~5.3ilptlt. £1. Annual sale to raise money for the Garden.


Fela Mira Lesniewska Studio 3. Roseneath Place. 5~7pm. £6 (£3). To reserve a place call 0131 66‘) 1376. Character performances and Russian slide show. Purl ()lArIe (Eras lesion! 2()()/.


Hearts v Dundee Tynecastle Stadium. Gorgie Road. 200 7201. The cash-strapped Jambos round off another frustratingly fruitless season at home to the greatly improved Dundee.


John Blundall Studio 3. Roseneath Place. 7—‘)pm. £6 (£3). To reserve a place call 0131 66‘) 1376. Leading puppet master. John Blundall talks about his life and work in puppetry. Par! ofArIe Gras I’eslii'ul 2()()/.

Other events Pop Quiz Night The Haymarket Bar. 1 1 West Maitland Street. 228 2537. 8pm. Free. See Sun 13.


Musselburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Linkiield Road. Mtisselburgh. 665 2859. 6.30-9pm. Family race day with children's entertainment.


Lee Miller’s Work In British Vogue National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Penny Martin from the Royal College ol'Art in London. talks about photographer Lee Miller's work for Vogue.

Fran Stephan Quaker Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. 225 4825. 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A talk given by a Project Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Book events

The Makar’s Muse Edinburgh City Chambers. High Street. 441 2580. Free. Edwin Morgan hosts an evening of poetry. music and words.


What Is Wrong With Elltlsm? Royal Society of Edinburgh. 22-26 George Street. 240 5000. Free but ticketed. A prize lecture given by Sir John Keegan of Oxford University.

A Beluga Whale From The Firth Of Forth Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. 1pm. Free. Learn more about this magnificent sea mammal from Andrew Kitchener.

Bob Bullard Centre For Human Ecology. 12 Roseneath Place. 624 1972. 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The representative of America's Environmental Justice Center and environmental author gives a talk.

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Book events

Jennller 0. Laura Berman Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Authors and doctors Jennifer and Laura Berman run the Women's Sexual Health Clinic at Boston L'niversity Medical Center. Their book. For Women Only: A revolutimturjv guide to reclaiming your sex life (Virago £12.99). is essential reading for women of all ages. This will be a frank and accessible evening.

Joyce Helms, Anne Perry and Allne Templeton James Thin. George Street. 225 4495. 6.30pm. Free. Crime writers Joyce Holms. Anne Perry and Aline Templeton join forces to read from their latest books and talk crime with visitors from the American Cosy Crimes Tour.


Shirts, Sheets, Napkins And Napery MUseum Of Edinburgh (formerly Huntly House). 142 Canongate. 529 4143. lOam—noon. Free. Vanessa Habib. textile historian and Keeper of Social History at the City of Edinburgh Council. leads this study workshop which looks at a linen weaver's work in 18th centur ' Edinbur h.

1st Earl Of Bal our by Ir James Guthrie National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Freelance lecturer Matthew Wellard talks about Guthrie's painting.


Mosaic Workshop City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. 10am—4pm. £5. Create a Mediterranean-inspired colourful mosaic with some top tips from Margaret Findlay.

Thursday 24

Book events

Malcolm Gasklli Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6pm. Free. Author of Hellish Nell (Last of Britain '5 Witches) (Fourth Estate £14.99) introduces his book on the imprisonment of Helen Duncan in 1944. the last medium to be convicted under the 1735 Witchcraft Act.


Scotland v Barbarians Murrayi‘ield Stadium. Riversdale Crescent. 346 5000. 7.15pm. £15-£25 (£5—£10). Scotland aim to avenge last year's 42—45 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians in this star- studded finale to the season. Thomas Castaignede of France. Jason Little of Australia and England's Jeremy GUSCOii are just three of the players set to pull on the infamous black and white striped jersey.

Other events

North American Bounty The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2067. 7.30pm. £22-£25 inc meal. Sample the generously proportioned delights of North American cuisine with chef Nick Bryan.

It's The Image Of You! City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. 10am-4pm. £3. Natalie Taylor demonstrates how to create lifemasks from taster banda es.

Gul ed Tour 0 George Street George Street. 529 3963. 2pm & 6pm. Free. Take a tour of the famous thoroughfare's statues.