Edinburgh life

Wed 25 Jul, continued


The Henderson Trust’s Collection National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Professor .\i.H. Kaufman from the l'niversity of Edinburgh discusses the Henderson Trust's collection of items relating to phrenology.

Book events

Charles Jennings Waterstone‘s.

13—. 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. Television presenter and novelist Charles Jennings dichsses his latest literary offering faint/wart: an line/ivltnian 's ventures North ()ftlte lion/w (£10.99) in what promises to be a controversial debate surrounding ideas of Scotlisimess.


Ingllston Bike Blast Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 447 0224. 6.30pm. £1—£2. An introductory evening for people aged 10—18 interested in becoming more involved in cycling. Circuit training. demonstrations. advice and more will be on offer in the safety of the closed roads of the Royal Highland Centre.

Other events

Meet Lord Wedgwood Waterford Wedgwood. Jenners. Princes Street. 226 3978. 1 1am—2pm. Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood is the International Ambassador for Wedgwood. and will be on hand to discuss his family's world-renowned ceramic heritage.

Suffolk Sheep Show And Sale Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 333 3036. Agricultural show and sale of sheep.

Book events

Guid Crack The Waverley. St Mary's Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £2.50. The final ‘Summer Nights' meeting is dedicated to a celebration of Helen Dunbar and is hosted by Donald Smith.


World Cup Hockey Quallfler Peffermill. Peffermill Road. 529 7794. Free. See photo caption.


Artist Talk Talbot Rice Gallery. L'niversity of” Edinburgh. South Bridge. 6502211. 5.15pm. £5 (inc wine). Aerial photographer Patricia Macdonald talks about her work.

Other events

Suffolk Sheep Show And Sale Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 333 3036. See Thu 26.

Saturday 28

Book events

The Merchants 0’ Renoun Princes Street Gardens. 529 4901. Noon & 2pm. Learn more about the poetry of the past in relation to the writing of today. Meet at the Floral clock.


Medicinal Herb Walks Royal Botanic Garden. Inverleith Row. 248 2979. Ham—12.30pm. £5. Learn more about the medicinal properties of plants with herbalist Keren Brynes.


World Cup Hockey Ouallfler Peffermill. Peffermill Road. 529 7794. Free. See photo caption.


World Cup Hockey Qualifier Peffermill. Peffermill Road. 529 7794. Free. This two-week qualifying tournament draws to a close with today‘s final match which will decide who will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur for next year‘s World Cup. See photo

ca tion.

2801 Scottish Dance Music 5- A-Slde Football Championships Powerleague. 10 Westbank Street. Portobello. 669 2266. 2.30pm. £70 per team. 5-A-Side tournament bringing together Scotland's clubbing institutions in aid of Waverley Care for Aids Awareness.

Other events

Blackface Sheep Breeders Centenary Show Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 333 3036. Display and sale of shee . St Andrews Highland Games North Haugh. St Andrews. 01334 476305. l—Spm. Traditional games with pipe bands. heavyweight events. Highland dancing and running and cycling events.

Street Market The Cross. Kirkgate & Peel. Linlithgow. l—4pm. Free. A combination of fresh produce and crafts on sale to mark the beginning of the Linlithgow Renaissance Festival.

Pop Quiz Night The Haymarket Bar. 1 1 West Maitland Street. 228 2537. 8pm. Free. See Sun 22.

Monday 30


The Roland Penrose Archive National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Ann Simpson gives a talk on the impressive Roland Penrose archive.

Workshops Introduction To Botanical Art Royal Botanic Garden. Inverleith Row.

What Is It? Why. it's the biggest men's hockey eyent ever to have been played in


Hockey? Do we play that In Scotland? Apparently so. And it‘s not just Scotland either. Fifteen other national teams from around the world will be descending on Edinburgh from as far afield as Argentina. Egypt. Russian and Japan.

What’s it all In aid of? The teams will be battling it out fora place in the final stage of the Hockey World Cup. to be held in Kuala Lumpur in 2002.

Anything else? There will be four games almost every day. and even better than that. it's completely free to watch. impressive stuff.

I Wor/d Cup Hockey Qua/trying Tow/iament, Perform/H, Perfermifl Road. 529

7794. Untr/ Sun 29 Ju/ foot Thu 26 Jul).

248 2979. 1()am—3.30pm. £140. Jacqueline Pestell leads a week-long course which explores contemporary ways of looking at plants.


Dressing Up In Bronze Age Scotland Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. 1pm. Free. Alison Sheridan gives a talk.

Wednesday 1

Book events

John Hudson Writers' Museum. Lady Stair‘s House. Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. 2pm. Free. but booking advisable. A chance to meet the author of A Cockney In Gait/aria.

Kathy Reichs James Thin. George Street. 225 4495. 6.30pm. Reichs will give a slide show and talk about her work. which will include a discussion about her new novel. Fatal Voyage (Heinemanni.


Musselburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Linkiield Road. Musselburgh. 665 2859. 6.20-8.50pm. Family race day with children's entertainment.

Talks Scottish Themed Events Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The Vaults. 87 Giles Street. 554 3451. £12. A month of special events. including musical evenings. talks on Robert Burns and whisky tastings.

James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Artist. lecturer and writer Jim Harold talks about Sir Henry Raeburn‘s portrait.

Book events

A Wee Touch Of Magic Linlithgow Library. 7 The V'ennel. Linlithgow. 01506 775490. 1 lam & noon. Free. Donald Smith hosts an evening of storytelling involving magical and mysterious tales from Scotland and ireland.

Stewart Conn National Library Of Scotland. George [V Bridge. 622 4807. 7pm. Free. but ticketed. The poet and playwright launches his latest work. Distances which includes travel pieces and memories of other writers.


Scottish Themed Events Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The Vaults. 87 Giles Street. 554 3451. £12. See Wed 1.

Museum Of Childhood

42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Founded in 1955. the museum 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 memOry lane.

Palace Of Holyroodhouse BOyal Mile. 556 1096. Daily 9.30am-4.45pm. £6

£3—C4501; family ticket 5213.50.

Starting life as a 13th century abbey. the palace has evolved into a sumptuous regal reSidence crammed full of paintings and artefacts dating

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back primarily to the 17th century.

Portobello Swim Centre 57 Promenade. 669 6888. Mon-Fri 7am—9pm; Sat 8 Sun 98m-4pm. A swmming pool in the traditional Victorian m0uld. Portobello Swim Centre has recently benefited from a complete refit and now houses up-to-the-minute spOrts facilities as well as a pool and authentic Turkish Bath facilities.

Royal Botanic Garden Inverleith Flow. 552 7171. Daily 9.30am-7pm. Free. A sea of tranquillity in the hubbub of the city. the Botanic Garden is home to a wealth of flora from around the globe.

Royal Museum

2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon 8 Wed—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—5pm; Tue 10am—8pm. Free. A 19th century museum housIng international collections of natural histOry. geology. seience. technology and the decorative arts.

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Mon—Sat loam—5pm: Sun noon-5pm. 5236012263: family ticket 5:8. This attractiort is a mine of information on tne heavens. from the latest interactive CD-BOrrs 0n space and astronomy to the

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

obsematcirys Ongoing work in Hawaii and Australia.

The People’s Story CanOngate Tetbooth. ‘63 Carlengate. 529 4057. Men—Sat war—Sore Free. Situated in the Cancegate To cootn, the sights. soonds and even smells 0‘ Edinburgh folk fro.m the 18th century onwards are faithfusi/ reproduced.

Writers’ Museum

Lao; Stairs House. Lady Stairs Close. 629 4961. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm Free. A treasure- hsuse of items relat ng to three 0‘ Scotland's most famous .‘rriters: Booed LGulS Stevenson. Bebe". Burns and S ' ‘\.‘./aiter Scott.