Wednesday 2 continued
I Portrait Miniatures National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. l2.45pm. l-‘ree. (‘uratot' Stephen Lloyd gives a talk on the National (ialleries' collection of portrait miniatures. of which around 70 are currently on display.
I Allan Cameron: Golden Menagerie Blackwells (formerly Jatnes Thin South Bridge). 53 59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 6.30pm. Free. Allan Cameron. who was brought tip in Nigeria and Bangladesh. and now lives on the Isle of Lewis talks about his fantastical book. The (in/(It’ll .llt'nugr'rlr'.
I Taste of Scotland Prestont‘teltl. The Stables. Priestlicld Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Collaborations Kin (‘al'e Royal Bistro Bar. l7 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm «midnight. £ l. ()pen mic special with music. poetry and a little bit of everything else.
I Laura Marney; No Wonder I Take a Drink \Vatcrstotte's. L53 L57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l()5. 6.30pm. Free (tickets available frotn branch). Glaswegian author Laura Marney' will be launching her hilarious debut novel .\’o ll'mulvr I lit/w u Drink.
I After Hours - Squair Mile Consort of Viols National (iallery of Scotland. the Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. The After Hours programme continues with 16th and 17th century mtisic for consort of viols and soprano.
I Jonah Lomu ()ttakar‘s. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 1 2pm. Free. Legendary All Black player Lomti signs copies of his autobiography.
I Isabel Losada: For Tibet with Love ()ttakar's. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. Free. Actress and author Isabel Losada offers an amusing account of her adventures in Tibet. falling in love and playing with politics.
I Taste of Scotland l’t‘estottllcld. the Stables. Priestlield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I John Byrne in Conversation Scottish Poetry Library. 5 ('richton‘s ('Iose. ('anongate. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Paisley“s playwright and artist reads a selection of is favourite poems.
I Allan Cameron: Golden Menagerie Borders Books. 93 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. Free. See Wed 2.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Kunst (a l’orest. 3 Bristo Place. 2204538. l‘ree. Artists from the Balkans come together for a festival of art. poetry. readings. film. music and theatre. ()n the opening night there's an improvisation theatre performance by Miroslav R Mitroviae on 4 Jun. 8pm. followed by Rap Karaoke Night (5 Jun. 8pm): Behave Balkan. a theatre piece frotn ProTeRe (6 Jun. 8pm); film night (7 Jun. 8pm): liK\’ featuring rock music from Serbia (8 Jttn. l0am 7pm): Bosnian traditional music (9 Jun.
I0am 7pm); improvisation theatre from ProTeRe ( l0 Jtm. 8pm) and language works ( I I Jtltt. 3 5pm).
I Gardening Scotland Royal Highland ('entre. Ingliston. 335 6200. l0am6pm. £I4 (l‘ree £l2). 400 exhibitors get together for this. the biggest gardening and outdoor living show.
I American Artists: Frederick Edwin Church National Gallery of Scotland. :he Mound. 621 6200. 12.45pm. l-ree. Andrew Wilton from Tate Britain discusses l‘i'c‘dc‘i‘ic‘k lidvv in (‘hurch's landscapes of the late |9t|t century.
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The Royal Yacht Britannia's gift shop has been named the Best Visitor Attraction Gift
Shop runner-up at the prestigious GREATS rs
Gift Retailer Awards 2004 in London. This '
follows other recent accolades
for the five-star visitor attraction ‘~\
in Edinburgh, including Best UK Attraction 2003 runner-up and Most Excellent Venue UK 2004 for corporate events by L, Condé Nast Johansens. 3 :- All the more reason to go check it out.
I Royal Yacht Britannia, " Western Harbour, Leith Docks. 0737 555 5566. 9.30am—4.30pm. £8 ' (£4). ’
I Taste of Scotland Prestonlieltl. The Stables. l’riestlield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Body & Soul Psychic & Healing Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. l lain 5.30pm. £5 (£3.50); under 16s free. Scotland’s biggest gathering of tarot readers. astrologers and clairvoyants alongside complementary therapists and a wide array of stalls.
I Open Green Meeting Mono. 12 Kings (‘ourt. King Street. 553 2400.
noon 2.30pm. Free. A tnonthly (lreen meeting for anyone with a green/ environmental interest and a taste for organic beverages.
I Glasgow Vegan Network Mono. l2 Kings (‘ourt. King Street. 55.3 2400. 3pm. liree. The regular meeting of the (ilasgow Vegan Network w ith drinks and cheesecake.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Kunst (0 I’orest. 3 Bristo Place. 2204538. Free. See tn 4.
I Gardening Scotland Royal Highland (‘entre. Ingliston. 335 6200. 10am 6pm. £l4 (l’ree £I2). See Fri 4.
I Taste of Scotland l’t‘cslnnllcld. the Stables. l’t'iestlield Road. 7800. £40. Sec Thu 27.
I Meadows Festival The Meadows. Melville Drive. 620 9l08. 9am-6pm. l’ree. l-‘unfair. seven-a-side football. live tttusic. stalls. food and more.
I Body 8. Soul Psychic 8. Healing Fair Royal (‘oncet't Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. llant 5.30pm. £5 I135”): under lfis lTL‘L‘. See Sttl 5.
I Chinese-English Corner Brasserie Metro. 8 ('ressvv ell Lane. 338 8I3l.
2.30 4.30pm. Free. A friendly meeting for ('hinese people vv ho want to practice their linglish and anyone wanting to improve their Mandarin (Ttlltc‘sc‘.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Kttnst (0 l-‘orest. 3 Bristo Place. 2204538. l-‘rec. See Fri 4.
I Scotfairs Antique Fair Meadowbank Sports (‘entre. I39 London Road. 66| 535l. 10am 4.30pm. £1 (accompanied children free). See Sat 29. I Gardening Scotland Royal
Highland ('enti'e. Ingliston. 335.6200.
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I0am 6pm. £|4 (liree £I2). See Hi 4.
I Leith Festival Leith Links. Leith. 553 I929. llam 6pm. the. Kite making. arts. crafts attd walks accompany Leith's mini tattoo.
I Meadows Festival The Meadows. Melville Drive. 620 9l08. Noon 6pm. I-‘ree. See Sat 5.
I Taste of Scotland Prestonl‘ieltt. the Stables. l’t'lCSlllCltl Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Shore Poets The LighthotIsc. 32 734 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 7.30pm. Poetry and music with the Shore Poets. Part of the Leith l‘estiv'al.
I Leith Festival Leith Links. Leith. 553 I929. l lam 6pm. the. See Stilt 6.
I Taste of Scotland Prestontieltl. The Stables. Priestlield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Kunst (0 l-‘orest. 3 Bristo Place. 220 4538. Free. See l‘ri 4.
I Cash for Kids/Central College of Commerce 40 Years of Fashion Show Merchant Square. the Courtyard. 7| ~ 73 Albion Street. 552 394l (est 4054). 7pm. £l0 (£5). (ilasgovv‘s ('entral (‘ollege of (‘ommerce celebrates its 40th anniversary with a fashion show and comedy courtesy of Stand (‘omedy (‘Iub regular (ireg Mcllttgh.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Ktlnst (a littlest. .3 Ht'istt) Place. 220 4533. liree. SCC Hi 4.
I Leith Festival Leith Links. Leith. 553 I929. l lam 6pm. tbc. See Sun 6.
I Taste of Scotland l’restonl'teltl. The Stables. Priestlield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Salley Vickers: Mr Golightly’s Holiday ()ttakar's. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. I’ree. Best-selling author Vickers talks about her third novel. 31)- (in/ig/tllyk Holiday. the gently comic tale of one man's deliberations over vacations and vocations.
I Curator’s Favourites Burt‘ell Collection. 2000 l’ollttls'sltayys Road. 237 2550. I230 lpm. lit‘ee. Simon liccles. senior curator of ancient civilisations.
discusses the ligyptian liunerary Stela of Amenemhat. defaced by the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Kttnst ((1 Forest. 3 Bristo Place. 2204538. Free. See Fri 4.
I Leith Festival Leith Links. Leith. 553 I929. l lam~6pm. Prices vary. See Sun 6.
I The Miniatures of Moyna Flannigan National Portrait Gallery. I Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Keith Hartley discusses Moyna Hannigan's contemporary miniature portraits of fictional characters.
I Bob Burrows: Fighter Writer ()ttakar's. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. liree. In his new book l-ig/tlt'r ll'ri'lt'r. Burrovv s looks into the life of war poet Joseph Johnston Lee. who. unlike his contemporaries Sassoon and ()wen. wasn't given recognition for his verse.
I Taste of Scotland Prestonlield. The Stables. Priesttield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Tours of the Mitchell Library Mitchell Library. 20 North Street. 287 2999. 6pm. Behind the scenes at (ilasgow‘s fainous Mitchell Library.
I Curator’s Talk (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 I996. 6.30 7.30pm. Free. A talk by the curator of (llasgovv ‘s Art: l940-2000. works selected from the permanent collection.
I Balkan Fest 2004 Total Ktlnst (0 Forest. 3 Bristo Place. 2204538. Free. See Hi 4.
I Leith Festival Leith Links. Leith. 553 1929. l lam 6pm. tbc. See Sun 6.
I Taste of Scotland l’restonlieltl. the Stables. l’t‘iestlield Road. 7800. 7pm. £40. See Thu 27.
I Eighth Independent Radical Book Fair Launch Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349. 7pm. lice/donation. James Kelman reads from his new novel. lilll Have to Be (‘urtflit/ in I/Il’ [.41an ol'I/it' [We to launch the liighth [Edinburgh Radical Book Fair. See preview page I00.
I Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 093 1. 9pm. £3 (£2). Laughter in rhyming couplets from Rob (iee. M(' Jenny Lindsay and guests Peter Alexander. (‘ht'is Hicks and poletttical poet lillie \Vallolt.