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

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I World Book Day Mitchell library. 20 North Street. 287 2999. 2pm. 3pm. 5.30pm & 6.30pm. Free. A chance to see some of the .Mitcltell Library’s rare and tmusual book collection. as part of World Book Day. Booking essential.

I Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts SFCC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 9.30am 5pm. £6 (£5). The annual hatidicraft fair returns for four days of demonstrations and events.

I Caroline Lawrence Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. lptn. Lavvrenee reads from her ncvv Roman mystery children's book. Thieves- arm-nu. I’m”! (7fIIiW/(l Bun/v” [)(Iy.


I The Prince’s General lidinburgh Castle. Royal Mile. 225 9846.

l 1am 3.30pm. £15 (£10 £12). Alba Adventure Company re-enacts the titne vvhen Lord (ieorge Murray arrived to tell his tale of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.

I Brides of March lidinburgh College of Art. 74 Lauriston Place. 221 6000. 4.30—7pm. Free. Artist-run Magnifttat and the [Embassy present the fourth in a series of events held at liCA's Sculpture Court. featuring a presentation by performance artist David Sherry.

I Emmanuelle Retaillaud-Bajac Institut Francais d'licosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 6pm. Free. A lecture in French by limmanuelle Retaillattd- Bajac. exploring Jean Cocteau's addiction to opium.

I A Celebration of WS Graham Scottish Poetry Library. 5 Cricltton‘s Close. Canongate. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Douglas Dunn. Diana llendry and Richard Price read frotn a ncvv collection of poems by WS Graham. I’urt ufll'urltl Book Day. I Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9 -1 lptn. £3 (£2). Deadpan verse

specialist Dominic Waxing Lyrical is

joined by Paul Birtill. Sean McBride

and Julie Dayvid for more verbose offerings. Rob (iee comperes.

I Annual Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace Various vetiues. 331 4469. Times and prices vary. l'ntil Sun 7. Jess ish. Christian and Islamic representatives

join in a conference. vvorksltops. and

arts and cultural events dttring a week long Festisal centred on the theme of spiritual approaches to peace. See previevv page 102.

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 41 1880. £7.95

(£5.75 £6.50); family ticket £26. View a selection of endangered species items seized by customs officers in Scotland

in recent years.


I The Baby Show SI-Z(‘(‘. Finnieston Qtiay. 0870 1221313.

10am 5pm. £6.50 £7.50 (under 10s free). This fair. in association with l’rut'tit'u/ Parenting maga/ine. is for anyone from nevv-borns and toddlers to big kids and mums-to-be.

I Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 9.30am 5pm. £6 (£5). See Thu 4.


I The Prince’s General lidinburgh Castle. Royal Mile. 225 9846. 11am 3.30pm. £15 (£10 £12). See Thtt 4.

I The 52nd Fine Antiques Fair of Scotland llopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 245 I.

l lam 5pm. £4. Annual antiques fair attracting dealers from all over the (K. featuring jewellery. glass. paintings. furniture. rugs. lighting and tnuch

I Assembly Rooms Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £8 (£5). Ceilidh band 111.1 and caller Ken (iourlay lead the festivities.

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea

World. 01383 411880. £7.95 (£5.75 £6.50); fatnily ticket £26. See Thu 4.

LITERARY WIZARD This critically successful young woman has been picking up plaudits all over the literary world. Maggie O’Farrell’s first novel - After You’d Gone - sold 250,000 copies off the back of an impressive word-of-mouth buzz. And here she discusses her new work, The Distance Between Us, a tender story of family, love and emigration, set within the

Scottish Italian community.

I Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 0737 226 2666. Mon 8 Mar; Borders Books, Glasgow, 074 7 222 7700. Tue 9 Mar.

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I Secrets and Lies: The Truth About Britain’s Role in Global War (ilasgovv Caledonian l'niversity. Covvcaddens Road. 332 0681. 10am 4pm. £1 £2. A (ilobalise Resistance Scotland conference with talks from Mark Curtis. Aatner Anvvar. David .Miller and Robina as vs ell as a lunchtime rally ‘Bliar. Bttsh and the Muslim World‘.

I The Baby Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 1221313. 10am 5pm.

£6.50 £7.50 (under 10s free). See Fri 5.

I Taste for Life RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. I.och\\innoch. 01505 842663. 10am 4pm. Free. Join in the Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations and sample a variety of Fairtrade products from chocolate to coffee.

I 3D/2D Craft 8. Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10.30am 4.30pm. £1 (70p). Contemporary craft. design and artvvorks direct from the makers themselves.

I I:ka On Pearce Institute. 840 (iman Road. 552 8345. 10.30am l l.30pm.

£3 £5. A fttll on day of celebrations vvitlt \vorkshops including bike tttcchanics. stress busting and conlidence buildin as vvell as music. film. art and plenty of stalls. lt's vvomen only during the day but boys can come at night from 7pm.

I Open Green Meeting Mono. l2 Kings Court. King Street. 55.3 2400.

.\'oon 2.30pm. Free. A monthly (ireen meeting for anyone with a green/ environmental interest attd a taste for organic beverages.

I Glasgow Vegan Network Mono. 12 Kings Court. King Street. 553 2400. 3pm. Free. The regular meeting of the (ilasgovv Vegan Network with drinks and cheesecake.

I Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts SliCC. Finnieston Quay. (I870 040 4000. 9.30am 5pm. £6 (£5). See Thu 4.


I The 52nd Fine Antiques Fair of Scotland llopetoun House. Shore Road. Sottth Queensferry. 331 2451. 11am 5pm. £4. See Fri 5.

I Antiques Lyon & 'l‘urnbull. 33 Brottghtott Place. 557 8844. I 1am. Free. Brovvse or buy from a range of antiques. I ENACT: The Opening Bash St Bride‘s Centre. 10 ()rvvell Terrace. 346 I405. 7 10pm. Free but ticketed. Music.

. dancing. singing. theatre and a taste of

vvhat's in store for the vveck ahead as commtmity groups shovvcase their events for the International Women’s Festival. Broadside Theatre troupe is on hand to present a short performance.

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 411880. £7.95 (£5.75 £6.50; family ticket £26. See Thu 4.

I Historic Diving Weekend Deep- Sea World. 01383 41 1880. £7.95

(£5.75 £6.50); family ticket £26. See photo caption page 104.


I The Baby Show SFCC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 1221313. 10am 5pm.

£6.50 £7.50 (under 10s free). See Fri 5. I Frock On Pearce Institute. 840 (iovan Road. 552 8345. 10.30am l 1.30pm. Free. See Sat 6. livening entertaimnent includes fast paced poetry frotn Rachel Jury follovved by indy lilms.

I CCA Talks and Tours (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 2pm. Free. See Sat 6.

I Chinese-English Corner Brasserie Metro. 8 Cressvvell Lane. 338 8131.

2.30 4.30pm. Free. A friendly meeting for Chinese people vvho vvant to practice their linglish and anyone vvanting to improve their Mandarin Chinese.

I Frolics without Bollocks Tchai- ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8 10pm.



The World Book Day events you can’t afford to miss

Caroline Lawrence 8. Bill Buchanan Caroline Lawrence, author of children's Roman mysteries including Genies of Jupiter and Pirates of Pompeii, reads from her new book, Thieves of Ostia. This afternoon talk is aimed at children who are following these magical tales. In the evening author Bill Buchanan will be discussing his new Charles Rennie Mackintosh book, Mackintosh ’s Masterworks. Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, 074 7 222 7 700. Free. 7pm 8 6pm. Thu 4 Mar.

.1; Book Exhibition The University of Edinburgh will be joining the celebration of books and reading with an exhibition of tomes that have inspired and been nominated by members of the university community. The exhibition wil! be opened by Alexander McCall Smith and will be accompanied by a commemorative booklet. Edinburgh University Library, George Street, Edinburgh, 0737 650 3384. 8.30am—70pm. Free. Thu 4 Mar.

Book Tours All book lovers should book in advance for one of these rare. behind the scenes tours of the Mitchell Library. See some of the rare and unusual books in the library's collection from the oldest to the smallest. With nearly 2 million volumes to choose from in what is one of Europe’s largest public reference libraries. there will be plenty to keep you interested and reading on World Book Day. Mitchell Library, 20 North Street, Glasgow, 0747 287 2999. 2pm, 3pm, 5.30pm 8 6.30pm. Free. Thu 4 Mar.

£4 (£3). Dynamic verbal gymnastics from vvitty vvomen Rachel Jury. Donna Campbell. Anita (ioven and Milla Brown. All svelcome. See previevv.

I Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts SIiCC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 9.30am 5pm. £6 (£5). See Thu 4.

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