Thursday 22 continued
The South Bank Show: 25th Season National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Free screening of a vintage show with Anish Kapoor.
Scottish Ladies Gold/Silver League (iogar Park Cttrling Cltib. (iogar Station Road. 333 3003. Ladies curling championships.
Wanderings In Scotland Harry Miller Hall. Kirk 0' Field Church. 7.30pm. 70p (35p). Nora Henderson and friends present an evening of slides. readings and mttsic.
The Present Event Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. l0am—4.30pm. £4.50 (free). A shopping fair with around 80 stands. Recycled Furniture Project Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 2—5pm. Free. A studio-led workshop.
Nostalgia Of duM: Archaeologies Of The 19908 Edinburgh College of Art. [.auriston Place. 221 6000. 10.30am—5.45pm. £35 (£10). 90s revivals are explored in this one-day event which considers our attachment to past modern cultures.
Scottish Ladies Gold/Silver League (iogar Park Curling Clttb. (iogar Station Road. 333 3003. See Fri 23. Scottish Senior Weightlifting Championships Meadowmill Sports Centre. Tranent. [East Lothian. 01875 614900. 9am-«5pm. Free. Weightlifting tournament.
Hibernian v Livingston liaster Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 3pm. £l7—£22 (£10). SP1. football match.
Scotland v New Zealand Murraylield Stadium. Riversdale Crescent. 0870 040 1925. 4pm. £10—£40 (£10). Scotland take on the All Blacks in their final Autumn Test match.
King Arthur and Scotland City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. l0am—~5pm. £20 (£15). A study day bringing together authors and scholars to discuss this legendary figure.
The Present Event Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am-4.30pm. £4.50 (free). See Fri is
Scrapheap Challenge! Museum 01' Flight. F.ast Fortune Airfield. Haddington. 01620 880308. l0.30am—5.30pm. £1.
Useful Guide To Scotland
Not another one, surely? Not so hasty. this isn't your run of the mill pocket guide. ()11 no. Brian Hennigan has plumbed the depths of Scottish folklore to put together his latest book. .S'corluiirl's (frbrm Myths.
What’s Scottish about urban myths? Well from Aberdeen to Airdrie. the Western Isles to Wishaw. the Scots comedian has managed to unearth grisly tales that will set your nerves a-jangling and your belly laughing.
Is it any good? The List liked it so much we gave it four stars last issue. Btit hey. whadda we know. so if you don't want to take our word for it. come along and meet the man himself and make tip your own mind.
I Brian Hennigan, Ottakar’s Bookshop. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. 6 Lady Road. 666 7866. Thu 22 Nov. 7pm; Borders Books, Fort Kinnai'rd Retail Park. 657 4047, Sun 25 Nov, 7 2. 30pm; Waterstone's.
73— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034, Thu 29 Nov. 6. 30pm.
Build a fantastic flying machine using materials found in the scrapheap and a little ingenuity.
Portrait Group Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. Noon—4pm. Free. Drop in and w atch the popular life drawing group or have a go yourself.
Guided Visits To The Studios Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. Noon-5pm. Free. (ittided tours of Out of the Blue's studios.
Brian Hennigan Borders Books. [hit 26. Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. 657 4041. 12.30pm. See photo caption. Improvisation & Performance Workshop Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. l.3()-A-3.3()pm. Free. Performance poet Anita (iovan leads this workshop based on the Keith Johnstone approach to improvisation.
Shore Poets: Selected Readings The Canons‘ Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. Selected readings from (ierrie Fellowes. Alice Mitchell and Paula Jennings.
Scottish Ladies Gold/Silver League (iogar Park Curling Club. (iogar Station Road. 333 3003. See Fri 23.
The Present Event Hopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 2451. 10am-—4.30pm. £4.50 (free). See Fri 23.
Scrapheap Challenge! Mtiseum ()f Flight. Fast Fortune Airfield. l-laddington. 01620880308. l0.30am—5.30pm. £1. See Sat 24.
Scottish Holistic Health Festival 2001 lidinburgh City Chambers. High Street. 557 2649. l lam —6pm. Free:
therapies £5 (£2.50). A ftill day of exhibitions. seminars and complementary therapies to enrich the body. mind and soul.
Guided Visits To The Studios Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. Noon—5pm. Free. See Sat 24.
The Tale Of Tristan Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Storytellers David Campbell and Linda Williamson present this epic love story in its original form.
Hibernian v Dundee United Iiaster Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 7.45pm. £l5—£20 (£8). ClS Ctip match.
A Square Foot: Creative Spaces In The City City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. 9.30am—5pm. £5 individual; £20 organisation. A seminar to discuss the provision for artists. crafts people and musicians in the city. Lijiang Botanic Garden And Research Station Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 7.30pm. £4. David Paterson on the garden's development project in China. Is Pluto A Planet? Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. 7.30pm. Free. John Davies and Suzie Ramsay Hewat outline the issues for and against Pluto's demotion from our list of nine planets.
Zombie Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £4 (£2). Based around the Zombie cartoons by artist Chad McCail. this live art event features dance. music. song and theatre.
The Nine Maidens Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Storytellers Stuart McHardy and Claire Mulholland tell nine tales frotn the age of Arthur and beyond.
Bethany Home Farm Open Door. 420 Morningside Road. 447 l 103. 10.30am. £1. Neil Fisher on the farm.
A Beginners Guide To The Night Sky Museum Of Flight. F.ast Fortune Airfield. Haddington. 01620 880308. 6.30—8pm. £2 (£1): children free. Tim Parker introduces the planets and constellations visible on a clear night.
Metal, Glass And Silk City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3963. 10am—4pm. £6. Create an Arthurian adventure using tactile materials. Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts Gorgie City Farm. 51 (iorgie Road. 337
, 4202. l0am—1pm. £6 (£4). Learn how to
make these unusual Chrimbo pressies at this two-day course.
Brian Hennigan Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. See photo caption.
The Holy Grail Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Dr (iordon Strachen presents an exploration of grail sites.
Lighting Of The Christmas Tree The Mound. 473 2000. 5.30pm. Free. [Edinburgh‘s festive celebrations get underway with the lighting of the tree and the switch-on of the lights.
Give A Little Magic Launch Parliament Square. off High Street. 473 2000. 6.10pm. Free. Capital Christmas‘ official charity is launched in a flurry of family entertainment.
Artist Talk The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 6.30pm. £4. Textile artist Jilli Blackwood talks about her work.
The South Bank Show: 25th Season National (iallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Free screening of a vintage show with Mailer on Picasso.
Christmas Baking (iorgie City Fartn. 5l Gorgie Road. 337 4202. l—4pm. £10 (£4). Seasonal treats made easy with a little know-how from the experts.
Magic Residency Starbucks. 120b Princes Street. 226 5881. 5.30—7.30pm. Free to customers. Magician Lewis Barlow regales with logic-defying tricks at his monthly residency.
Medieval Torture Exhibition
45—47 Ntddry Street. 557 4700. Daily 10am—10pm. £1 . If thumbscrews and jawbreakers are yoor thing then drop into this Fdinburgh attraction, featuring the latest and greatest in medieval torture devices and instruments of humiliation.
Midlothian Ski Centre Biggar Road. Hillend. 44:3 44:33. Mon—Sat 9.30am—9pin; Sun
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9.30am—7pm. $26.30 for a one how seSSion (under 188 124.20). Europe's longest artifiCial ski slope is the perfect place to learn or hone ski-ing and snowboarding skills. 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 1980s
BMX bicycle. there's plenty here to send y0u off on a trip down memory lane.
Museum Of Scotland Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon—Sat thm—Spm; Sun noon—6pm: Tue 10am-8pm. Free. Devoted solely to the histOry and heritage of Scotland. the building contains five thematically- arranged exhibitions. moving from pre-histOry. through the Industrial
Revolution. to the present day.
Palace Of Holyroodhouse
Royal Mile. 556 1096. Daily 9.30am—4.45pm. £6 (ES—€4.50): family ticket £13.50. Starting life as a 13th century abbey. the palace has evolved into a sumptu0us regal residence crammed full of paintings and artefacts dating back primarily to the 17th century. Portobello Swim Centre
57 Promenade. 669
6888. Mon—Fri 7am—9pm;
Sat & Sun 9am—4pm. A swimming pool in the traditional Victorian moold (it was originally opened in 1901). Portobello Swnn Centre now houses up- to-the-minute spOrts facilities.
Royal Observatory Visitor Centre
Blackford Hill. 668 8405. MOn—Sat lOam-Spm; 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.
Lady Stair's HOLise. Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert LOuis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.