Events are listed by date then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to or, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar and Jane Hamilton.


I Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show S1i(‘('. Qua). 08700404000. 10am 6pm. £6.50 £7.50 (£5 £5.50). liscape the winter chill with the brand new look S('()l. show.

I Christopher Brookmyre Waterstone's. 15.3 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. See preview page 100.

I Echo (ilusgow' t'niversit} (‘ollege Club. l'niversit) Ave. 33‘) 4757.

7.30 ‘).30pm. l-‘ree. Age 16+. 'fheatre Odyssey takes the helm at these lively workshops. which include pla_v readings. improvisation. writing and music.


I English Concertina Workshop Boroughmuir High School. 26 Viewforth. Bruntslield. 3-17 ‘)‘)6-1. 7 ‘)pm. £20 (£16). Norman (‘halmers leads this workshop for improving beginners level and above.

I Writers’ Bloc: Under the Influence The (‘anons‘ (iait. 332 (‘anongate. 556 4481. 8pm. £2 (£1). This eclectic group continues to showcase the best mix of professional writers and new voices with special appearnaces from Stefan Pearson. Hannu Rajaniemi and

I Edinburgh Student Festival Various Venues. 0131 650 ‘)78‘). Times and prices var_v. Students and non are invited to take part in this week of student-related fun with music. classes. clubs and tnuch more in this impressive attetnpt to connect students to their city. showcasing the dynamism and creativit} of their societies. Highlights include .Miles Jupp and more.


I Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show S1i(’('. l'innieston Qua). 0870 040 4000. 10am 6pm. £6.50 £7.50 (£5 £5.50). See Thu 5.

I Luurve Ale Launch Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5‘)24. 6pm. l"ree. .\ launch part} to celebrate the arrival of the newest beer from Houston Brewer}. the l.uurvc Ale. I’urt 01(71)’ (tflnvr'.

I Big Hearted Big Wheel (ieot‘ge Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). (iel on board the big ferris wheel of love and romance _vour significant other or ma_vbe even lind someone new. I’urt o/t'i'tv ot'lxn‘r'.


I Aurora: Live Art Projects Aurora. 20 (31‘1 )'1‘hirlestane Road. Marchmont. 0772‘) 804588. 7 l 1pm. lircc. The inaugural event for artist-led group. Aurora. featuring installations b_v .Matt A} ling. Jesse Blindell and Jo Ball. ()1) the opening night. there are also DJs. experimental music and projections.

I Christopher Brookmyre: Be My Enemy Assembl) Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 556 3034. 7pm. £5. See Thu 5 and preview.

I Edinburgh Student Festival Various Venues. 650 ‘)78‘). Times and prices var}. See Thu 5.


I Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show S1i(‘('. l-‘innieston Qua}. 08700404000. 10am 6pm. £6.50 £7.50 (£5 £5.50). See Thu 5.

I Open Green Meeting Motto. 12 Kings (‘ourt. King Street. 553 2400.

.\'oon 2.30pm. l-‘ree. :\ monthl} (ireen meeting for an_vone with a green/ environmental interest and a taste for organic be\et'ages.

I City of Love Tour (ieorge Square. 331 2668. .\'oon. £5 (£3). .-\ sightseeing tour round (ilasgow v isiting all the romantic spots including the shrine to St Valentine and the Barrowland Ballroom. I’d/10161110][.m‘i'.

I An Afternoon of Burns Mitchell Library. 20 North Street. 287 2‘)‘)‘). 1.30pm. l-‘ree. .'\n afternoon of tnusic and discussion with Rabindranth 'l‘agore. who explores Burns' connection to both Scottish and Indian culture.

I Big Hearted Big Wheel (icot'ge Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). See Hi 6. I Glasgow Music Fair Sl-L(‘(‘. l-innieston Qua}. 0870 040 4000. Free. See photo caption below.

Edinburgh I Open Day 1‘esll\ttl 'l‘heatrc. l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. l lam 2pm.


If music be the food of love, get your wallet out and prepare to be romanced at the Glasgow Music Fair. Back again after the success of last year’s event, it is the ideal place to browse and buy all your CDs, vinyl and DVDs. With Europe’s largest selection of music, it is perfect, whether you’re looking for bargains, rarities, deletions or new releases. The star attraction for this year is Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns along with Alan Parker, co-author of the new book Stiff Little Fingers: Song by Song, who will be chatting and signing copies. For those of a slightly geekier nature, or should I say, for all budding collectors, there will also be plenty of memorabilia to look through, compare and buy.

I Glasgow MUS/C Fair. SECC. Finn/(3510!) Quay. 0870 040 4000. 10am—~53pm (Sat).

70am—4pm (St/n). £3. Fr) 7 8 Sat 8 Fat).

1’ree. :\ chance to see what the Rtwal Scottish .r\cadem_v of Music and Drama gets tip to during the _vear with backstage tours and one-off recitals.

I Chinese New Year Iidinburgh Zoo. (‘orstorphine Road. 33 ‘)l7|. 11am 3pm. £8 (l‘ree £5). The Monke} takes centre stage at this _vear‘s ('hinese celebrations and where better to monke) around than lidinburgh /oo with events ranging from monke) activities. ('hinese food. tai chi and monke) talks.

I Aurora: Live Art Projects Aurora. 20 (3151 ) 'l'hirlestane Road. Marchmont. 0772‘) 804588. 2 4pm. Free. See 1'11 6.

I Stills Specials Stills. 23 ('ockburn Street. 622 6200. 3pm. l‘ree. Media artist l.ala Rascic gives a talk on her multi- disciplinar} practice and the current Stills exhibition (3 3.30pm). followed b) curator and artist (‘hris thine (3.30 4pm) who presents I’mmc Irv I-mrm'. a retrospective of (‘roatian video art. featuring film screenings of work b) l.ala Rascic and Brcda Beban. Artist-in-rcsidence ('hris l)ooks shows his new text and audio work. The I’t’l‘li't'ltrtlt (If Hist/um.


I Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show Sli('('. l-‘innieston ()ua}. 0870 040 4000. 10am 6pm. £6.50 £7.50 (£5 £5.50). See Thu 5.

I City of Love Tour (icorge Square. 331 2668. .\'oon. £5 (£3). Sec Salt 7.

I Petition for a Referendum S'l‘l'(‘ Building. 333 Woodlands Road. Noon. l-‘ree. Scottish launch of petition for a referendum on the lit" constitution with official spokespersons for the SXl’. the (ireen Part} and the Scottish Socialist Part}.

I Single Mingle Kell) (‘ooper Bar. 158 Bath Street. 331 4060. 8pm. £5. Mingle with fellow singles and It} and find that special someone. l’rtt't u/ (in n/ l.()1'('.

I Big Hearted Big Wheel (icorgc Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). See Hi 6.

I Glasgow Music Fair Sl-1(‘(‘. l-‘innieston Qua}. 0870 ()40 4000. l‘rec. See Sat 7.


I Angel Inspiration .»\ssemhl_v Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). 10am 5pm. £50. Bod} attd Sottl present this workshop with Diana ('oopcr.

I Design and Decoration: Eastern Style Ro)al Museum. 2 (’hambers Street. 247 4210/4422.

10.30am 1.30pm. £48 (£36). Karen ('lulow leads this practical course in design ttsing the |v_v Wu and Middle liastern galleries as inspiration.

I Chinese New Year lidinhurgh /.oo. ('orstorphine Road. 334 0171. 1 1am 3pm. £8 (lirec £5). Sec Sat 7.

I Aurora: Live Art Projects Aurora. 20 (3151 ) 'l‘hirlestane Road. Marchmont. 0772‘) 804588. 2 -1pm. l-‘ree. See l'hl'l 6.

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Glasgow I Big Hearted Big Wheel George Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). See Hi 6.

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I CND Meeting The .-\nne\e. ‘)a Stewartv ille Street. l’artick. 7.30pm. l‘ree. Join in the regular (‘ND tneeting.

I Romantic Slam Poetry Mc('huill’s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. ‘)pm. Free. Slammers who are w ell—versed in the words ()1 love compete at this ('it} of l.o\e poetr} night.

I Big Hearted Big Wheel (ieorge Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). See Hi 6.


I Magnetic Lights - A Guide to Aurora Roytl ()bsct'\alor) Visitor (‘cntre. Blackford 11111. 668 8404.

7.30 8.30pm. £2 (£1). See preview.


City of Love Tour

Hop on board the love bus and take your significant other on a City of Love sightseeing tour. checking out all the romantic spots around the city. As well as being dressed as Burns' beloved Clarinda, tour guide Judith Bowers will be pointing out all the places of romantic interest. both historical and current. from going up the dancin' at the Barrowland Ballroom to the shrine of Saint Valentine at the Blessed John Duns Scotus in Gorbals. George Square, Glasgow. 0747 337 2668. Noon. £5 (£3). Sat 7 & Sun 8 Feb; Sat I4 & Sun 75 Feb.

Lantern Procession

Join in this lantern lit procession which celebrates Glasgow as the City of Love. Walk from Glasgow Cathedral to Blessed John Duns Scotus where you can find out more about the history of this special day of love at the shrine of Saint Valentine. one of three places where the relics are housed. Book in advance and find out how you can get involved in this special event which is more fun than sitting in a crowded restaurant. G/asgow Cathedral Precinct, High Street. Glasgow. 074 l 337 2668. 6.30pm. Free. Sun 75 Feb.

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I Heartbreak Slam Poetry Mc(‘huil|'s.4011igh Street. 552 2135. ‘)pm. 1-‘ree. the slain contestants consider the flip side to love with their poetic mi\ of agon} and ecstas}.

I Mr 8 Mrs (‘ottiet"s. ‘)3 ‘)5 11}ndland Street. 357 5825. ‘)pm. £2. 1-"ind out just how much _vour other half knows about _vou in this .Mr 1k Mrs qui/ hosted b_\ Madam Heidi [loss and Phil .\1c(‘rackin. Part (I! (711' (If/.0112

I Big Hearted Big Wheel (icot'ge Square. 331 2668. £2 (£1.50). See Hi 6.


I Women Alive .\'orth tidinburgh .'\rts ('entre. 15a Penn} well (‘ourt. 315 2151. 10am noon. l‘rec. Work with theatre director and teacher Janice \Vunsche to produce a _ioinll) dc\ ised piece of theatre for performance.

I Fairness in World Trade Post Mexico Morningside Jtistice and Peace (iroup. 420 .‘slorningside Road. 10.30am. £1. Kirstie Sltirra. Head of (‘aanaigns for the World Development Movement discusses the issues surrounding fair trade.

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