Edinburgh life

Friday 26 continued Talks

Globalisation: Genoa And After Augustine L'itited Church. (ieorge 1V Bridge. 225 6575. lpiit. l’ree. Rey. lan Whyte gives a lunchtime talk.

Kenneth White lnstiitii l-‘rancais d'licoss'e. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 5pm. Scottish writer White on ‘A Scottish ()utpost iii Brittany".

Coming To Our Senses Centre For llutnan licology. l2 Roseneath Place. 624 1972. 5pm. £3. Images. issues and ideas from trayeIs to India. Nepal. lndonesia aitd beyond.

The Night Sky In November Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackt‘ord Hill. 668 8405. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50); tainin ticket £8. Russell liberst on the November skies aboye us.

Union Canal And The Millennium Link Harry Miller Hall. Kirk ()‘l"ielt1 Chttrch. 7.30pm. 70p (35p). Bill Shannon on this engineering teat.

Living On The Edge AugtIstine t'nited Church. (ieorge l\’ Bridge. 557 9951. 7.30pm. l-‘ree. Talk on the Hl\'—All)s situation iii Southern Alrica.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival l'ntil Sun 1 1 Nov Netherbow' Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 5569579. £6 (£3 £4). See preview.

Halloween Weekend City or The Dead‘s Haunted (irayeyard Tours. Meet by St (iiles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 447 2230. 7 l0.30pm. £5 (£4). City 01‘ The Dead's terrifying Halloween grayeyard tours at Britain's most haunted site.

Silver Tongues Netherbow Arts Centre. 43-45 High Street. 5569579. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Stories and songs lt‘olil Ireland.

Book events

Awakening Netherbow Arts Centre.

43 45 High Street. 5569579. 1.30pm. £9 (£6). Story workshop with Bea l‘crgllsoti. Spooks, Ghosts and Ghouls l .\'etherbow Arts Centre. 43 «15 High Street. 5569579. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Storytelling with (ieorge Macl’herson and Stanley Robertson.


Hibernian v Dundee liasier Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 3pm. £10» £25. Sl’l. football match.

Edinburgh v Bath .Myreside. Myreside Road. 346 5252. 6.15pm. £15 (£5). Heineken Cup rugby iitatclt.

Other events

Rainbow City Day James Gillespie‘s High School. Lauderdale Street. Marchtnont. 557 9951. 10am 5pm. liree. Final eyent iii the One World liestiyal. teaturing Capeoira dancing. African drumming. world food and music. Halloween Weekend City or The Dead‘s Haunted (irayeyard Tours. Meet by St (iiles Cathedral. Royal .Milc. 447 2230. 7 l0.30pin. £5 (£4). See l-‘ri 26.

Sunday 28

Book events Storytelling Scotland Mtiseum ()l~

Museum Of Scotland

Chambers Street. 2.47 Company

Old Town Weaving

Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 42 19. 3pm. liree. .-\d\ance hooking necessary on 0131 247 4422. Story teller and author Donald Smith aniinates key objects l‘roin the Museum's collection.

Stanley Robertson - Old Croovie And Other Tales Royal Botanic (iarden. lnyei'leith Row. 552 7171. 6.30pm. £5 (£4). Renowned storyteller Robertson 13erl'orms a selection ot‘ his Aberdeenshire tales.

Shore Poets: Selected Readings The ('anons' (iait. 232 Canongate. 556 448 1. Spin. A selection ol' readings t'roin Angus l’eter Campbell. Andrew Mc.\'ei11 and Allan Crosbic.

Other events

Halloween Weekend City ()lllte Dead's Haunted (irayeyard Tours. Meet by St (iiles Cathedral. Royal Mi1c.447 2230. 7 10.30pm. £5 (£4) Sec iii 26.

Monday 29

Book events

Tanni Grey-Thompson Water-stone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 220 2()()(). (tpltt. lii‘ee. Thompson on her career as a world-class athlete in SKI-Sc [IA/IV [)t1_\‘ (Hodder £ 1 7.91)). Gabbing In Gilmerton library. 13 Newtoit Street. 529 5624. 6.45pm. lirce. Ruth Kirkpatrick and Claire Mulltolland tell lactual and tictional stories. Sgeul-Iann air Sgeith \ethci‘bow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579. 7pm. £6 (£4). (iaelic community eyent. NEW Faces Netherbow :\t‘ls Centre.

4.3 4.5 lliglt Street. 550 957‘). 7.4.5pttt. £6 (£4 ). Storytellers contribute their tales.


Rachel Whiteread’s Bookshelves National Gallery ol Modern Art. Bell‘ord Road. ()34 (32011. 12.45pm. lirce. lecturer and writer Kirstie Skinner on \\'hiteread's work.

Other events

Inventing A New Gender The Hut». Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7 9pm. liour weeks £20 (£16). A study course led by John Clil'l'ord exploring notions ol gender through writing.

Halloween Weekend City ()tThc Dead‘s Haunted (irayey ard Tours. Meet by St (iilcs (ittlltc‘tlt'ttl. Royal Mi1c.447 2230. 7 l0.30pm. £5 (£4). See Hi 26.

Tuesday 30

Book events

Max Milligan \Vaieisione's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. l-‘ree. Milligan discusses his book Rut/m U/ The Imus. the culmination ot his 15-year lose ati‘air with the tabled lnca Region. Friendships In The Field St Cecilia's Hall. .\'iddi'y Street. 650 4167. 6.15pm. l‘rec. Seamas () Cathain deliyers the Alan Brutord Memorial Lecture. Paul Davies and Ken MacLeod \Vatei‘stone's. l3 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. I-‘ree. Dayies talks about his new book How It) Built/xi 'Ii'mt' .llut'ltint'. Local sci-1i author Maclcod discusses his work Dark Light.

Stories From the Heart \etherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579.

The Ages. Palace Of


Please speak English. What on earth does Samhuinn mean? Embrace your Celtic roots kids. Samhuinn is all about ‘Summer's end'. and for thousands of years people have been celebrating it.

So what’s happening? The Beltane Fire Society \‘Jlll be getting dressed tip and doing their stuff in a procession from Castlehill down to Parliament Square. Here the Winter King \.'.’|11 do battle With tlte Summer King in a spectacle of music. dance. theatre and pyrotechnics. Sounds invigorating You'd better believe it? You're

encouraged to dress up and 1001 in. and it you've got the stamina. continue the

rey'eliy at the fundraising club at Studio 24.

31st October - isn’t something else happening that night? Bingo! No. not

the bingo. it's Halloween (v-xhich it's said originated Willi Samhuinn). just another reason to slap on the ‘.'.’£ltl){lltll and enjoy yourself.

I Sarnhu/nn Festival. 1'./ed .3’)‘ Oct. ,')rocessron /eaves Cast/chill at TBCpm; club event at Studio 24. Ctr/to): Road. I 1pm. More detar/s on Wit/W.S(ll77/1t///lll.0fg or

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7.45pm. £6 ( £4). A selection ()1 work with (lay le Ross. Hugh l.tipton and (ieorge Mcl’ltcrsoit.

Other events

The Reid Family Farm Royal Mitsetitit. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. 1pm. lii'ce. .\'MS curator lilaine lidwai'ds giscs a talk on the Reid lamily tarm. Halloween Weekend City ()i'The Dead's llatmted (irmeyard Tours. Meet by St (iiles Cathedral. Royal Mi1c.447 2230. 7 10.30pm. £5 (£4). See lit 26.

Wednesday 31

Book events

Sir Ranulph Fiennes “liter-stone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. l'ree. Celebrated thriller author l’iennes on his new (toy e1 The Secret Hit/tiers.

Martin Amis 8. Zadie Smith George Square Theatre. l'niyersity ()t' liditiburgh. (ieorge Square. 650 S401. 6pm. The two authors appear to collect the James Tait Black Memorial l’ri/e and take part in a Qty A session. See l'eature. Hallowe’en - The Turning of The Year .\'ctherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 lliglt Street. 5.509571). 6.30pm. £11) (£31. (ihostly ol'tcrings with Shirley Robertson. Margaret Bennett. (iay 1e Ross and Hugh l.tipton.


Refugees In Scotland ()pen 1)oot‘. 421) Morningside Road. 447 11113. l0.30am. £1. Dr Sophia Marriage ot the Scottish Rel'ttgee Council.

The Mennonites National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. l-ree. Magnum photographer I.ari'y Tow e11 on the iioit-contoritiist religious sect based in rural Canadian and

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Other events

From Acheson To Paolozzi National Library ()1' Scotland. (ieorge 1V Bridge. 22645.3 . 7pm. l’ree. Duncan Macmillan talks about Scottish art. Ghostly Goings On Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. 354 Castlehill. The Royal Mile. 2200441. 10.30am 9pm. £6.50 (£3.25 4.50): lamily ticket £14. Meet the resident ghost The Master Blender tor Hallow ecn.

Halloween Weekend City or The Dead's Haunted (ii'ayeyard Tours. Meet by St (iiles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 447 2230. 7 10.30pm. £5 (£4). See Fri 26. Stories And Songs From Silver Tongues Bruntoit '1‘heatre. I.adywell \Vay. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). An exciting o1 stories and songs iron] the Ireland. courtesy ot'John Campbell and Len (iraham.

Book events

02 Clarke The Point Hotel. 34 Bread Street. 221 5555. 7pm. £4. Tickets from lidinburgh branches of Waterstone's. \Vine tutoring with the popular writer. Remembering Eden Nether-how Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 5569579. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Stories of childhood and growing tip.

Unravelling The Ripple Beyond \Vot'ds Bookshop. 42 44 Cockburn Street. 226 6636. 6.15 Spin. Launch of Scottish artist Helen Douglas' new book.


Artist Talk The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 6.30pm. £4. Deirdre Nelson talks about her work

Castlehilé .Royal lVlllC'I. 22:3 (if/1:3. $27 ($75.;

4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—spin; Tue 10am—8pm. Free. Devoted solely to the history and hentage of Scotland. the building contains five thematically-arranged exhibitions. moi/ing from pre-histOry. through the Industrial Revolution. to the present day.

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Castlehill. Royal Mile. 226 Mon—Sat 9am~530pm; Sun 10am-5pm. EV. (5.72—4.73). Watch tartan appear before your eyes at this weavrng wonderland. You'!| get the chance to try your hand on a real loom and VlSll two mixed-media exhibitions. Story Of l//eai.//ng and l-irgh/ar )d Dress Through


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Witchery Tour

Meet mtsai‘e 1"e Witche'y l'lestauiant.

Tl"l(38 vary and advanctxt bo >k:ng is essential. Take a .ight— hearted ‘oo' '1: the dark see of l‘dtnburgh \‘Jllh your guide Adam Lya: deceased). who VJlli r'egaie you With stories of torture. plague. murder and witchcraft ~ but y'ratch out for g'tosts and ghous ’tiiktng n the shadows.