Edinburgh life

Edinburgh life continued

Wednesday 7

Book events

Telling Tales The Hub. (‘asilehill Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7 8.30pm. £20 (£161.1he art ol’storytelliiig is explored in a tour-neck study course.

Richard Holloway 1)a\‘id Hume lower. (ieorge Square. 622 8232. 7.15pm. £2. The critically acclaimed novelist discusses Don/n And Lures.

Margaret Gillies Brown & Beth Junor Scottish Poetry Library. 5 (‘richton‘s (’lose. (‘anongate. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £3. .A reading of Scottish poetry.


Musselburgh Races .‘yttisselburgh Racecourse. l.llll\'llClL1 Road. Musselburgh. 665 2859. 1.1074pm. Family race day.


Regulating The Medical Profession Open Door. 420 .‘yloriiingside Road. 447 1103. 10.30am. £1. l.ord ls'ilpatrick discusses medical issues and ethics.

Writing About Spark National library ()1 Scotland. (ieorge 1V Bridge. 226 4531. 7pm. Free. Aileen ('hristianson talks about the work ot’ Muriel Spark.

Thursday 8

Book events

Tom Courtenay \‘t'aierstone's. l28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Actor (‘ourtenay reads from his latest noycl. l)('tll' 'Iiini.‘ Letters From Home.

Rachel Seiffert James thin. 53 59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Scil'lcrt reads l'rom her acclaimed debut 110\ el. The Dark Ronni.

R.A. Houston 8: W.W.J. Knox - The New Penguin Book Of Scottish History \Vatei'stone's. (ieorge Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free.th ticketed. 'llie (leoi'ge Street branch celebrates its relaunch \\ ith an appearance l'rom the editors or Penguin‘s llL‘“ documentation ol' Scottish history.

Big Word Performance Poetry (iilded Saloon. 233 ('oysgate. 2266550. 9pm. £4 t£3i. Dominic Harris. Rodney Relax. Rebecca 'l‘hoiiipson and Bob Shields step up lor this poetry cabaret.


Edinburgh Rocks v Chester Meadoyy bank Sports (‘eiitre. 139 London Road. 661 5551. 7.30pm. £711.51. BBl. ('haiiipionship basketball match.


St Giles - Links Between Scotland And Flanders Sotith Moriiitigside School. ('oiiiiston Road. 447 5113/445 1877. 7pm. £2. Historical researcher Margaret Hilton.

The Search For Life Beyond The Solar System lidinburgh (‘ity (‘hainbeis High Street. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Free on day £3 iii adyance. Astronomy

Georgian House

Wain—4.30pm; Sun



Nazi rule dressed down by Professor Richard Overy, Waterstone’s,

and physics scientist (‘harles A. Beichman on extra-terrestrial lil‘e.

Book events

Michael Bracewell Iidinburgh (‘ollege of Art. Lauriston Place. 221 6000. 1.30pm. The cultural commentator and author of Per/eel flame and ling/rind ls- .lline discusses his forthcoming book The Nineties.

Word Power Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 2204349. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Word Power celebrate their 7th birthday with readings and music.


Stop The War Vigil Parliament Square. ot'l' High Street. 337 8093. 4 6pm. See Fri 2.


South Africa - A World In One Country Harry Miller Hall. Kirk 0' Field ('hurch. 7.30pm. 70p (35p). Morita Fergusson on South Africa.

Saturday 1 o


Hearts v Dundee 'l'yiiecastle Stadium. (ioi'gie Road. 200 7201. 3pm. £14 £17 (£7 £9). SP1. l'ootball match. Scotland v Tonga Mtirraylield Stadium. Riyei'sdale ('rescent. 0870 040 1925. 4pm. £ l0--£20 (£51. Scotland's lii'st autumn Test match. See photo caption.

Other events

From Papyrus To Parchment (‘iiy Art (‘entre. 2 .Market Street. 529 3963. 10am~4pm. £6. Make your own paper and experiment with texture and gold leat‘ with the help of Jo Arksey.

Rosslyn Chapel

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2pvri—5pm. £4 (children free . Open all year round. tn:s terraced garden uses dispiays of colourful nerhaceous beds. shrubs and roses to illustrate mete-opts that can he used it a domestic garden. Newhaven Heritage Museum

Newhaven Harbour. 5:31 41051.Déilly"tt()()li—Il./35[)lll. Free. Memorabilia and reconstructed scenes tell the story of Newhaven and is sea-going her'tage. from ts origins as a naval f1()th‘,’£tl(l to its contaiued .ise as a fishing port.

ROSltri, (140 21:39. Mon—Sat lOain—Spni: Sun 1 l .ASain-dflopm. Ell iL‘BSOi. What yOu get out of a trip to ROSSlyn Chapel may depend on your familiarity With books of the conspiracy theorist genre. What is certain is that the chapel (I()l1l£lillS enough historically fascinating carvings and symbols to hold the attention of even the most determined philistine. Royal Botanic Garden lnverleith Row. 7171. Daily 0.30arn—4prn. Free. A sea of tranquillity in the

Princes Street, Mon 5 Nov


Edinburgh Capitals v Paisley Pirates Murrayl'ield Ice Rink. Riyersdale (‘rescenL 313 2977. 6pm. £8 (£5). British National League ice hockey match.

Book events

Martin Bell Festiyal Theatre. 13 29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 1pm. £3. The BB(‘ neyss reporter turned MP reads from his memoir An Aeeidenlu/ .lll’.


Scottish Rail Summit ('arlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 221 7760. 10.30am. Meeting ol the Rail Passengers (‘ominittee Scotland.

Book events

James Naughtie Water-stone's. Ila Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Radio presenter Naughtie details the relationship between Tony Blair and (iordon Bi'oysn in The Rim/x: ‘I'lie inliinnle sin/"y rift! pulilieu/ marriage.


Virgin’s Transport Strategy 1idinburgh(‘ity Chambers. High Street. 449 5003. 7pm. Free. Alan McLean ol' Virgin Rail talks about the company ‘s business strategy and future plans l’oi' impi'oyeinent at this (‘RAU meeting.

Wednesday 14 _

Book events Colin McRae ()ttakar's Bookshop.

[hit 16. ('ameron loll Shopping (’enti'e. 6 Lady Road. 666 1866. 12.30pm. McRae \\ ill be in store to sign copies or his 11C“ autobiography. Reu/ .llt'Rtll'.

Jim Perrin \Valet'stolle's. l3 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. ‘I‘rayel \yriter Perrin reads li'oiii ’litii'e/t ll'iI/i Altitude and River .Uri/i. European Encounters Sc-oiiist: Poetry Library. 5 ('richton‘s ('lose. (‘anongate. 557 2876. 6.30pm. Free. Italian poets ('esare Rullato and \’i\ iaii Lamarque are joined by local \\ riters lidyyin Morgan and Anna ('royye. George Rosie Frankenstein Pub. 26 (ieorge 1V Bridge. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. but ticketed. Rosie launches his debut noyel Deal/1's l‘.71(’l)l\‘.' 'l'lie l’i/ei'iniuee (it ll(‘I(H' l’runkenslein.

Nicholas Evans ()ttakar’s Bookshop. L'nit l6. (‘ameron loll Shopping (‘entre. 6 Lady Road. 666 1866. 7pm. lhe author of The Horse ll'liis'pei'er reads from his neyy book. Smoke .liiin/iei'.


Allotments In Edinburgh Open Door, 420 Moi'niiigsiile Road. 447 1103. 10.30am. £1. Parks l)e\elopinent ()t'ticei' lan Wood on lidinburgh’s allotments. Artist In Conversation lalbot Rice (iallery. l'niyersity ol' lidinburgh. South Bridge. 650 221 1. 5.15pm. Free. (ilasgim -based al'ltsl l’hillp Rcey es tallss about his “ink

The Buildings Of The Edinburgh Mint Augustine l'nited ('hurcli. (ieoi'gc l\' Bridge. 22.5 6575. 7pm. £2. ()ld lidinburgh (’1th Lecture by Athol Murray.


Medieval Mosaics ('iiy Ari (cutie. 2 Market Street. 5293963. 10am 4pm. £6. Margaret Findlay leads a mosaic \yorkshop.

Book events

Nicholas Evans Water-stone‘s. l28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. See \Vc‘tl 14.


Edinburgh’s Capital Christmas l'iitil Mon 24 Dec. Various Venues. 473 2000. The capital gets into the (‘liristmas ‘Plt'il \\ ith its annual l'estiye celebrations.


A Nasty Piece Of Work Royal Botanic (iardeii. lii\ erleith Rim, 248 2968. 3pm. Free. but book in adyaiicc. [lillL‘ lilttll responsible 101' the 318‘s "lilg‘ Heids'. l)a\ id Mach.

Art In Vienna In The Time Of Freud Royal Botanic (iarden. 1m erleith House. 353 3399. 6.30pm. £8. Director or the Scottish \ational(ia11ery ol Modern Art. Richard ('alyocoressi.

Chris Bonington Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349. "pm. £10 l'oi‘ lecture £25 supper ck lecture. Mountaineer Sir ('hris Bonington gixes a lecture on his lite and latest e\peditions.

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