Edinburgh life

Thursday 23 continued


Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. ‘) Hunter Square. High Street. 336 0‘)3l. ‘) I lpm. £3 (£3). This esening's well-\ersed poetic funsters include the eyer-dippy lilspeth Murray. Nottingham rhymester Stese (‘arrolL green \sordsmith Tracey Patrick. and Washington guest lillie Walton. Resident comperes .Anita Oman and Jem Rolls osersee the proceedings.


Lessons for the Future 't‘raserse Theatre. ('ambridge Street. 338’ I404.

1 3.30pm. liducational conference specifically for young people. \\ ith contributions from Nicol Stephens .MSP. Iiergal Keane and many more.

Zones of Inhibition: A Reconciliation of No Cultures Royal Botanic (iarden. lnyerleith House. 553 717 l. 3 4pm. Free. Lecture Hall. Art arid science haye seemingly different cultures: scientists are seen as objectiye and rational. artists as stibiectiye and intuitiye. Btit “here does this split occur.’ Find out \\ ith this illustrated lecture by Dr Keith I)a\ les.

Fergal Keane 'l'he Huh. (‘astlehilL Royal Mile. 338 ll55. 6.30pm. The BB("s Special Nets s Correspondent. Keane looks at the role of the media in genocidal conflict \s ith his talk entitled: .lusllr't', mrr (‘l'llllt’.\. t’cltm'fr/r’ and the Itr'ii' nor/(l rut/(’1'. Part of the lidinburgh Lectures series.

Other events

100 Nights (‘entral Library. (ieorgc l\‘ Bridge. 335 5584. l0am 8pm. l‘ree. See Thu l6.

Book events

Burns Cycle Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 301‘). 7.30pm. The (‘ity of lidinburgh Library presents their tribute to the great Scot.

Other events

100 Nights ('entral Library. (ieorge l\' Bridge. 335 5584. 10am 5pm. l’ree. See Thu l6.

It’s in the Stars Royal ()bseryatory Visitor ('entre. Blackford Hill. 668 8404. 7 ‘)pm. £3.50 (£3 £3.50). See liri l7.

Book events

Janice Galloway Scottish Poetry Library. 5 (‘richton's ('lose. (‘anongate. 557 3876. 3pm. linjoy a literary afternoon \\ ith (iallotsay. author of The Dick is to Keep [trout/ring and ('luru as she talks about her impresshe folio of work.


Scottish Global Awareness Conference The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 650 334‘). £4. lidinburgh hosts this aysttrCHCss conference aimed at increasing people‘s knms ledge of current


Part of the national programme of events for Holocaust Memorial Day is this public lecture from BBC News’ special correspondent, Fergal Keane. In recent years, the Holocaust has become deeply embedded in our understanding of the patchwork of events that shaped modern Europe. With widespread news coverage of genocidal conflicts such as those in Rwanda and Bosnia in the last decade, questions have arisen as to what part the world’s press plays in the development of such atrocities. Keane asks: to what extent does the mass media’s portrayals of victims and perpetrators affect our understanding of the conflicts, and do, or should, they bear any responsibility for the actions themselves? (Gareth Davies)

I Justice, War Crimes, Genocide and the New World Order, the Hub. Castle Hill, Thu 23 Jan, 6.30pm. To reserve seats, please call 0131 228 1155.

social. em iromncntal and political issues. Spanning the \scckend four key topics are up for consideration: the Stop liSS() ('ampaign. l‘aslane and the ('antpaign for Nuclear Disarmament. the recent (ieneral Agreement on Trade in Seryices ((iATSl and an Iraq discussion panel. ()ptional seminars are scattered throughout the day \s ith a range of stalls courtesy of Amnesty international Scotland. Stop the War and (ireenpeace Scotland set up in the Meadoyss on the Sunday.

Other events

The Holocaust Book of Commitment lidinburgh (‘ity Chambers. High Street. 550 6834. An opportunity to light a candle and sign the book of rememln’ance \\ ithin the (‘ity (‘hantbers quadrangle area in commemoration of the holocaust atrocities.

100 Nights ('entral Library. (icorge IV Bridge. 335 5584. ‘)am lpnt. l‘rce. See Thu 16.

Winter Wonderland Walk Royal Botanic (larden. lmerleith Rots, 552

7 l 7 1. I0. I 5am. £5. A guided tour of the Treasures of the (iarden. \\ ith \s arming refreshments to get you going. Meet at the Terrace cafe. Booking essential.

See News at the Front.

Burns’ Night Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. 54 (icorge Street. 330 434‘).

8pm midnight. (‘elebrate Burns' night at this ceilidh replete \s ith haggis bar. raffle pri/es. singing and dancing. All profits go totsards the Adtilt Learning Project. Tickets axailable from 'liickctlinc on (H31 330 434‘).

Other events

Scottish Global Awareness Conference See Sat 25 for full details til. L‘\L‘lll\.

The Holocaust Book of Commitment lidinburgh (’ity (‘hamberx High Street. 550 6834. See Sat as


Performance Poetry Workshop Quaker Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. 555 37‘)7. 7 ‘)pm. Six \teeks £40 (£30). A series of tun-hour \sorkshops in transferring poetry from the page to the stage. led by .lcm Rolls and Attila (ioyan.

('all for more information. or entail icinrollsm bignordfsnet.co.uk

Monday Lizard 'l'rayerse Theatre. ('amhridge Street. 338 l404. 8pm. Free. A compilation of scenes from the best intcrnatiomrl plays giyen l'K premieres at the Trayerse over the last 40 years.

Other events

The Holocaust Book of Commitment titlinhurgh ('ity Chambers. High Street. 550 6834. See Sat as

100 Nights (‘entral Library. (leorge I\‘ Bridge. 335 5584. |0am 8pm. Free. See Thu l6.

Society Burns’ Supper Scotch Malt Whisky Society. the \‘aults. 87 (iiles Street. 554 345 l . 6.30 l lpm. £75. A celebration of Robert Burns' life with drinks aplenty. Holocaust Memorial Day UK Commemorative Event t'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 338 l 155. 7.30pm. An opportunity to celebrate the liberation of the Atischts ill—Birkenau concentration camp as part of the l'K's third llolocatist Memorial Day eyent. This national eyent is attended by senior representatiyes of the (imcrnmcnt. the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish lixec. as \\ ell as members of the Jets ish community and those who suffered during the HolocatIst.

Tuesday 28


The Night Sky in February Royal ()bsenatory Visitor (‘entre. Blackford Hill. 668 8404. 7.30pm. Free. (‘alling all starga/ers. lit the eyening sky Jupiter and Saturn dominate \y'hilst Venus in the damn sky is joined by Mars. Russell liberst discusses the British space mission that can help in the search for life on the Red planet. No hooking required.

Other events

100 Nights ('entral Library. George I\' Bridge. 335 5584. 10am 8pm. Free. See Thu l6.

Wednesday 29


Smacking: Abuse or Discipline? Morningside Jttstice and Peace (iroup. 430 Morningside Road. l0.30am. £l. Marjorie latrquharson. co-ordinator for the Peace and Jtistice (‘entre giy es a talk on this controy et'sial issue.

Other events

100 Nights (‘entral Library. (ieorge l\' Bridge. 335 5584. Want 8pm. liree. Sec Thu l6.

Book events

Poetry Reading Group Scottish Poetry Library. 5 (‘richton‘s (‘lose. (‘anongate 557 3876. Free. See Thu 33.

Other events

100 Nights (‘entral Library. (ieorge IV Bridge. 335 5584. l0am-8pm. liree. See Thu l6.

Edinburgh Castle Royal Mule. 22:") 9840. Daily 9.15021rn—(3pm. S‘B ti)? 8‘6). Although much of the castles medieval character was lost when rt was converted llth barracks in the 10th century, continuing excavations arm to redress; this. Edinburgh Dungeon 331 Market Street, 08/0 8460 606. Daily 10am-6pm. $77.00 (S.‘.4.E):'5~S‘fi.‘)5>i. Cruel methods of torture. pestilence ridden streets. graverohhers. prostitutes and cannrhals Edinburgh's latest gruesome vrsrtor

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attraction takes you on a spine—chilling tour of the deepest darkest chapters of Scottish history. Edinburgh Zoo Corstorphine Road. 31%.”. 91.71. Daily 9am -»(3pnt. 8‘7 (SB/14‘1"»; faintly ticket 590—59400. WKlOly accepted as one of the finest zoos Ill Britaln. there's plenty here to while away an afternoon, or even a whole day If you take your time. The newly built African plains afford a fantastic View“: of the city.

Museum of Childhood

:12 High Street. 132)?) AMI). Mon Sat

Edinburgh Castle

lOarnfSpm. Free. Founded in 19:35. the ttltlSOtlttl has five puhlrc galleries With all manner of artefacts relating to childhood through the ages. Prom antique dolls to a 10808 BMX hrcycle. there's plenty here to send you off on a trip down memory lane. Museum of Scotland Chambers Street. 247' 4221‘). Mon-Sat

10am 5pm; Sun

noon oprn; Tue

10am 8pm. Free. Devoted solely to the history and heritage of Scotland. the building contains five

thematically arranged

exhibitions. movrng from pro-history through the Industrial Revolution. to the present day. at which point national heroes such as Billy Connolly and Elaine C Smith get involved.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Mile. 53:36 1006. Daily 0.30am 0pm. £6.50 (5715.30—Sfol: family ticket $310.50. Starting life as a 13th century ahhey. the palace has evolved rnto a sumptuous regal residence crammed full of paintings and artefacts dating hack primarily to the 17th century.