City, Date, Event
Thursday 1 1
Big Word Performance Poetry Gilded Saloon. 233 Cowgate. 229 3633. 9pm. £4 (£3). Big Word returns with a bang for a new season with John Sinclair. lrfan Merchant. Elspeth Murray and Donna Campbell.
Towards Imagopolis - Architecture And Film Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. l—5pm. For information call ()131 455 5203/9. A seminar to accompany the exhibition at Napier University. chaired by Peter Wilson of Manifesto and featuring guest speakers. Jan Fennell Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Rejecting standard ‘obedience' techniques. award- winning dog breeder Fennel] demonstrates some compassionate alternatives for dealing with your dog.
Theatre: Language, Bodies, Space The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7—9pm. £30 (£24). Dr Sarah Colvin examines what makes theatre work over six sessions experimenting with short
Lite Drawing Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 7.15—9.15pm. £3.50. See Thu 4.
The Holy Family And The Royal Family National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Writer and critic Bill Hare talks about The Trinity Altar Piece by Hugo van der Goes. and The Virgin and Child with St Anne by Ambrosius Benson.
Trekking In The Himalayas Harry Miller Hall. Kirk ‘0‘ Field Church. 7.30pm. 70p (35p). An illustrated lecture given by Doreen Polson.
The Antique Dealers Fair Of Scotland Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am—5pm. £2.70—£5. A huge range of antiques on offer to the trade. interior designer and private collector.
That Was The Year When . . . The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000.
l lam—12.30pm. Four weeks £30 (£24). Svend Brown leads a course examining the enduring masterpieces of Western music.
Stories From The Source Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 1.30pm. £9 (£6). A workshop exploring the crafting and shaping of oral stories.
Artist Talk The Bellevue Gallery. 4 Bellevue Crescent. 558 8368. 2pm. Free.
Midlothian Ski Centre
Edinburgh-based artist Jenny Smith talks about her work currently on show at the gallery.
Painting And Visual Responses To Landscape Holyrood Park Rangers Lodge. Holyrood Road. 558 9889. 9am—4pm. £tbc. Advanced booking required. Jo Salter leads a mixed-media workshop focused on Arthur‘s Seat and using diverse materials to express a sense of place.
The Antique Dealers Fair Of Scotland Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am—5pm. £2.70—£5. See Fri 12. Flight Simulator Weekend Museum Of Flight. East Fortune Airfield. Haddington. 01620 880308. 10.30am-5pm. £3 (£1.50; children free). From historic examples in the museum‘s collection to the arcade games. PC applications and motion simulators of today. this hands-on event gives everyone the chance to pilot their own ﬂight. Culinary Arts - Italian The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £22—£25. Chef Nick Bryan attempts to recreate the tastes of Italy.
What’s so nice about a former drug smuggler? Howard Marks has done his crimes. paid his time. and the former Oxford philosophy student can tell a cracking story.
Why is he here? Marks has lived the life less ordinary. from his drug-running days. his time in Terre Haute Penitentiary. to his political aspirations as part of the Legalise Cannabis Alliance. and is hell-bent on legalising cannabis for the masses.
It’s never gonna happen. No'.’ Well Marks goes beyond the medical issues. and argues for illegality being a contravention of human rights and a cause of increasing emissions of greenhouses gases. Mostly from the comfort of his pad in Palma. naturally.
I Howard Marks, The Liquid Room, QC Victoria Street, 225 2564, Thu 18 Sep 7.30pm; The Arches, 253 Argy/e Street, Glasgow. Fri 79 Sep 7pm.
Dusshera Festival Royal Museum. 2
Environment Birds Of The Forth Musselburgh
Lagoon. Levenhall Links. Musselburgh. 01750 725323. 1—3pm. Free. Take a tour
with RSPB staff members to see , hundreds of migrating birds stop off on their marathon ﬂight.
Painting And Visual Responses To Landscape Holyrood Park Rangers Lodge. Holyrood Road. 558 9889. 1 1am—5pm. £tbc. See Sat 13. Computer Fair Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 335 6200. Demonstrations and goods to buy.
The Antique Dealers Fair Of Scotland Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am—5pm. £2.70—£5. See Fri 12. Flight Simulator Weekend Museum Of Flight. East Fortune Airfield. Haddington. 01620 880308. 10.30am—5pm. £3 (£1.50; children free). See Sat 13.
Talks Shepherdess Marie Antoinette
by Julie Roberts National Gallery of
Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. The artist is in conversation with Alice Dewey.
Tuesday 1 6
Peter F. Hamilton 8. Ken MacLeod Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. Prepare to enter the diverse world of sciCnCe fiction as fellow sci—ft authors Hamilton and Macl.eod discuss their new work.
Biggar Road. Hillend. 445 4433. Mon—Sat 9.30am—9pm; Sun" 9.30am—7pm. £6.30 for a one hour session (under 18s 24.20). Europe's longest artificial ski slope is the perfect place to learn or hone skiing and snowboarding skills. Museum 01 Edinburgh 142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Packed with historic
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artetacts. this restored 16th century mansion tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people and houses impOrtant collections of Edinburgh silver and glass. Scottish pottery and shop signs.
Royal Botanic Garden lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 9.30am—5pm. 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—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm; Tue '
Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free. A celebration of the Hindu festival. livery day there will be demonstrations of crafts. dancing. pottery and more. and you can help decorate a huge effigy of the God Rama. Until Sun 21 ()ct.
Talks A Personal Appraisal Of 20th
1 Century European and American
Art National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 6246200. 12.45pm. Free. Professor Peter Sell. from the University of California. gives a special personal review of western art in the 20th century. Meteors Galore Royal Observatory Visitor Cetttre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. 7.30pm. Free. Russell liberst on November‘s skies and their stunning meteor showers.
. Other events
Beadwork For Adults Helios Fountain. 7 Grassmarket. 229 7884. 6.45pm. £10. Advance booking required. Workshop teaching beadwork and wirework skills.
Great Works The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7—8.30pm. Four weeks for £20 (£16). Music journalist Svend Brown looks at four revolutionary pieces of music.
Wednesday 1 7
Christopher de Hamel Waterstone‘s. 13— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. Hamel discusses his new work. The
Book: A History ()fTht’ Bib/e.
Impressions Of China Open Door. 420 Morningside Road. 447 l 103. 10.30am. £1. Dr Wallace Shaw of the Justice and Peace Group discusses China. Portrait Of Power And Corruption National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Writer James Robertson puts Sir Peter
l.e|y's lst Duke ()f Lauderdalc under the spotlight.
Dr Hongxing Zhang Talbot Rice Gallery. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 221 1. 5.15pm. Free. Dr Hongxing [hang discusses the Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition.
Alan Fletcher Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Graphic designer Fletcher presents the ultimate guide to visual awareness with his new book. The A rt ()fl.ooking Sideways.
Howard Marks The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £1 1. See photo caption.
Paper From Mushrooms Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 3pm. Free. An illustrated lecture frotn one of the artists showing work in the Paper ()l‘t’l' The (Turks exhibition. Meet The Astronaut Dynamic liarth. Holyrood Road. 550 7800. 6.30pm. Free. but ticketed. See panel. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: new fields to cultivate Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 7.30pm. £5—£8. Jane Pepper shares a few of the secrets behind America's most ambitious flower show.
Voices And Faces The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000.
l lam—- 1pm. Four weeks £20 (£16). Acclaimed Scottish playwright Tom McGt'ath explores the opportunities created by Digital Video.
Paper Over The Cracks - Tour Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 2pm. Free. Paperweight member Anna King leads a guided tour around the current exhibition.
Life Drawing Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 7.15—9.15pm. £3.50. See Thu 4.
loam—8pm. Free. A 19111 century museum housing international collections of natural histOry. geology. science. technology and the
decorative arts. plus two permanent exhibitions:
Art 8 Industry and The ivy
Royal Observatory Visitor Centre Blacklord Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £8. This attraction is a mine of information on the heavens. from the latest interactive CD-Roms on space and astronomy to the observatOry's on-
going work in Hawaii and Australia.
St Giles’ Cathedral ROyal Mile. 225 9442. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm: Sun 1—5pm. Founded in the 1 1008. this church has witnessed execotions. riots and celebrations. With spectaCUlar stained glass Windows. ornate stonework and guided tours it's a good starting point for exploring the Royal Mile.