Edinburgh Life

Monday 28, Book events cont.

Joan Lingard James Thin. 53 S9 souili Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. l‘rec. ('hildren‘s noyelist with a distinguished pedigree launches her latest book. Illt' Same (ht/y Different. about a pair of identical twins.


Naomi Mitchison and Wyndham Lewis: An Unlikely Friendship National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. l'rce. Patil O’Keefc. biographer of \Vy ndham Lewis giyes a talk. Artist Talk: A Theoretical Approach To Urban Survival lidinburgh Printiiiakers. 23 l'nion Street. 557 2479 7pm. liree. Adyance booking necessary. John and Margaret (irant giye a talk on their work.

Book events

Jake Arnott 8- Colin Bateman Waterstone's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. l‘ree. ('rime/thriller w riters join forces to read from their latest noyels. Arnott reads from He Kills ('uppers (Sceptre £10.99) and Bateman reads from Shooting Semi tllarper(‘ollins £6.99).


Meet The Committee (‘olleciii-e Gallery. 22 28 (‘ockburn Street. 220 1260. 6pm. Free. The Collective (iallery's committee featuring artists Karen Cunningham. Bryan Davies and Jonathan ()wen talk about their work.

Book events

Alexander McCall Smith St ('ecilia's Hall. Niddry Street. 668 2019. 6- 8pm. Tickets free from James Thin. Sotith Bridge. Local author Alexander Mc('all Smith introduces his latest work .lloru/iiylbr Beautiful Girls.

Paul Johnston Watersione‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. (‘rime writer reads from his new Quint Dali'ymple noyel The Home (if/his! lllodder & Stoughton £l7.99).

Shows Gardening Scotland 2001 Royal ilighlaiid (‘entre. Ingliston. 333 3036.

10am 6pm. £10-£12 (£8 £10). Scotland's national gardening show featuring floral displays. talks by gardening experts. arts. crafts and musical entertainment.


The Stuart Court In Exile

1 689-1 766 l'niyersity ()f lidinburgh. Fine Art Department. 9 (ieorge Square. 650 4126. £50 t£25 l. Advance hooking recommended. To accompany the King (her The Water exhibition at the National Portrait (iallery. a conference organised by Dr lidward ('orp from the l'niyersity of Paris V”. For full programme details log on to www.arts.ed.ac.uk/yarie

Venus Rising From The Sea by Titian National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. l2.45pm. Free. Michael Bury from the l'niyersity of lidinburgh giyes a talk on Titian's painting.

Other events

The Caledonian Beer Festival (‘aledonian Brew cry. 42 Slateford Road. 623 8066. .\'oon lam. £12 for starter pack. The 10th annual festiyal features a wide selection of beer. lager and cider. sery ed tip with a programme of liyc intisic and a yariety of food stalls. Heriot Watt School Of Textiles Fashion Show Dynamic liarth. llolyrood Road. 01896 892133. 7pm tk 9pm. £5. (iraduates of Heriot \Vatt‘s School of Textiles showcase their designs. Tickets ayailable from Ticket Scotland at \‘irgin. I24 5 Princes Street. lidinburgh. See prey iew in Shopping page l l4.

Book events

Storytelling Skills Masterclass Nethcrbow Arts ('entre. 4.3 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. lilain 3.30pm. £10 £15 l£6 £9). Workshop aimed at practising story tellers w ho want to deselop their skills.


The Meadows Festival The Meadows. Argyll Place. 620 9108. 9am 5.30pm. l-‘ree. ('oniinunity lestiyal featuring stalls. fainin actiyities. liye music and a funfair. See photo caption.

Japan Cultural Festival Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349.

l 1.30ani- 6pm. A weekend of performances and workshops coyering a wide range of Japanese arts. including \‘t'adaiko drumming. flower arranging and the Japanese tea ceremony.


Gardening Scotland 2001 Royal Highland (‘entre. lngliston. 333 3036. l0am~6pm. £10-£12 l£8 £101.Seel-‘ri l.


Musselburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. l.inkfte|d Road. Mtisselburgh. 665 2859. 2.25 5.05pm. lianiily race day with children's entertainment.


John Byrne Talk National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Tickets are free from The .S'r'ois'mun and Scotland “It Sunday on (ll 31 620 8335/6. John Byrne is in conversation with BB(‘ Radio Scotland's Brian Morton. talking about his commissioned coyer image for (’anongate Books.

Meet The Artists liruitmarket (iallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. 2pm. Free. Artists selected for the Beck's Futures exhibition giy'e an informal talk on their work.

The Stuart Court In Exile 1689- 1766 l'niyersity ()f lidinhurgh. l‘ine Art Department. 9 (ieorge Square. 650 4126. £50 i£25l. See Fri 1.

Other events

RNIB Charity Abseil The Royal lnfirmary of lidinburgh. The Pelican (iallery. l Lauriston Place. 01236 726321. l)aredeyils required to abseil off the roof of the Alexandra liye Payilion to raise funds for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. ()rjusi go along and cheer them on.

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Meadows Festival

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bu/Iing community testiyal and ll you're not aware of it you should be ashamed What’s so great about it? How does 150 stalls. tree coiiipleiiientaiy therapies and a DJ workshop souiid'.’ Pretty good. huh'.’ But you want more’ llieii chew on the thought of craft workshi‘l‘\. abseiling. karaoke. football and a science roadshow

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So what’s the pic of the taiko drummers all about then? This year the Meadow ’s l’cstiyal is joining forces with the Japan ('iiltui‘al liestnal l 'Matsuii' l. and to complement their performances at the Assembly Rooms. the lestiyal will feature the Mugeiikyo Taiko drummers. a kimono workshop and a stishi bat. They 'i'e always looking for \olunteers. so get out there and show your support.

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The Caledonian Beer Festival (‘aledonian Brewery. 42 Slateford Road. 623 8066. .\'oon lam. £12 for starter pack. See l't‘i l.

“twenty-One Gun Salutes titlinburgli ('aslle. 225 9846. Noon. £7 (£2 £51. A twenty -onc gun salute fired from Mills Mount in the (’astle grounds. accompanied by a liye band. celebrating the anniycrsai'y of the coronation.


The Meadows Festival The Meadows. Ai‘gyll Place. 620 9108.

l lam 5pm. Free. See Sat 2 and photo caption.

Japan Cultural Festival Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 2204349. 10am 5pm 8; 7 10.30pm. See Sat 2.

Shows Gardening Scotland 2001 Royal Highland ('entre. lngliston. 333 3036.

10am 5pm. £10 £12 (£8 £101.Seel‘ri l. Dolls House 8. Miniatura Fair llopetoun llouse. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am 4pm. £3 (£1.50 £2.50). ()Vel' 5() stands tleyotctl to dolls' houses and their miniature.


Railtrack Forth Bridges Raft Race The Promenade And llawes Pier. South Queensferry. South ()ueensferry. .543 .5 l .5 l. l .5pttt. liree. An afternoon of raft races between teams of eight. All participants and spectators welcome with refreshments and a funfair to enjoy too.

Other events

RNIB Charity Abseil The Royal Infirmary of lidinburgh. The Pelican (iallery. l Lauriston Place. 0l236 72632 I. See Sat 2.

The Caledonian Beer Festival (‘aledoniaii Brewery. 42 Slateford Road.

623 8066. 12.30 5.30piii.£121oi staitei pack. See lit 1.

POD Quiz Night The llayiiiaiket Bat. ll \Vest Maitland Street. 228 25 3". 8pm l-i'ce. See Sun 27.

Monday 4

Book events

Out Loud Athletic Arms. Angle Park Tt‘l‘l'ttL'C. 337 3822. 7.30pm. £l. Monthly open mic night of poetry. prose and song.


Jake And Kate On The Isle Of Wight by Winifred Nicholson National (iallery of Modern Art. Beltord Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. lii'ee. Jake Nicholson. the artist‘s sun. discusses his mother's painting.

Wednesday 6

Book events

Mo Hayder & Denise Mina \Vatei‘stone's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Mo llayder and Denise Mina talk about their genre of crime writing and read from their latest books. Stanley “tilc‘fslutlc'K. (ic‘til'gc‘ .Sll'c'c‘l. 225 5456. 7pm. l'i'ee. SL'L‘ (ilasgow life photo caption.


The King Over The Water .‘s'aiional Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. l2.45pm. l‘ree. Nicola Kalinsky discusses the Portrait Gallery ‘s l‘estiyal exhibition.


Rembrandt’s Scarlet Woman l‘ruitmarket (iallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. 2pm. l‘t'ee. The l'i'iiitiiiarkel (iallery hosts two performances of Rembrandt's Scarlet Woman perloi'iiicd by Yasmiin Kat‘ltof.

Gladstone’s Land

477p High Street. 226 5856. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. £3.50 (€2.50): family ticket €9.50. Restored to the splendour enjoyed by the mer- chant classes in the 17th cen- tury. Gladstone’s land gives an authentic representation of life in the medieval Old Town at this time.

Midlothian Ski Centre Biggar Road. Hillend. 445 4433. Mon—Sat 9.30arn—9pm; Sun 9.30am—7pm. £6.30 for a one hour session (under 188

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£24.20). Europe's longest artifi— cial ski slope is the perfect place to learn or hone skiing and snowboarding skills. Museum Of Childhood 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat thm—Spm. Free. FOunded in 1955. the muse- um has five public galleries with all manner of artefacts relating to childhood through the ages. From antique dolls to a 19808 BMX bicycle. there‘s plenty here to send yOu off on a trip down memo- ry lane.

Museum Of Scotland Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—Spin; Sun noon—5pm; Tue 10am—8pm. Free. Devoted solely to the his- ton; and heritage of Scotland. the building contains five the- matically-arranged exhibitions. moving from pie-history. through the Industrial Revolution. to the present day. Palace Of Holyroodhouse Royal Mile. 556 1096. Daily 9.30am—6pm. ‘26 (83—52450: family ticket £13.50. Starting life as a 13th century abbey. the

palace has evolved into a sumptuous regal residence crammed full of paintings and artefacts dating back Dilll‘ir'tfll,’ to the 17th century. Portobello Swim Centre :37 Promenade. 669 6888. Mon—Fri 7aiii—9pm; Sat 8. Sun 9am—4pm. A six/limiting pool in the traditional Victorian would at was originally opened in 1901.. the centre has recently benefit- ed from a complete refit. Royal Botanic Garden Inverleith Bow. 552 7171. Daily 9.30am—7pm. Free. A sea of

traiiduillit,‘ in the lllll)l)'.i'l) of ft I: City. the Botaiiir, Garden ii. horiie to a "xxealt't: of flora fig." around the globe.

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

Blackford Hill. 668 8110‘). Mon—Sat iUEtl1‘—St1ll‘. Sui. noon—Spit; $8.530 “227%.: ‘att. 1,’ ticket 5.8. This attractic'. a mine of information on the heaxens. fron‘ the latest interac- tive CD-Porrs on Space and astronomy to the observatory") Oil-90mg work in H?_f.’.‘r'f|l and Australia.