Events are listed by date then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to edinburgh©list.co.uk or glasgowGlist.co.uk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Morag Bruce.
I Creative Writing Classes with Alistair Paterson - Poetry Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. £5. An opportunity for adtilts to explore their creative potential.
I Robert Bauval (ilasgow Science Centre. 50 Paciﬁc Quay. 420 5000. 7~8.30pm. £4.95 members £5.95. Robert Bauy'al. atithor of The ()rion .‘llytylt'ry. discusses ancient ligyptiaii astroiiiony.
I A Fine Line Scottish Poetry Library. 5 ('richton's (‘1ose. (‘anongale. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The launch night ol'xl l'ilil' Line: New I’m'njyj/i'om Izirislern (mil ('(‘Iilrul limo/iv l'eattiring poets Asko Ktmnap. Sergei 'l'imol'eyey and Daiya (‘epauskaite
I Hannah Frank 'l‘orrance (iallery. 36 Dundas Street. 5.56 6366. Noon. Hannah Frank will be signing copies of a book of her work charting her artistic development from her studies at (ilasgow School of Art in the 1920s to her sculpture work which she continued until the late 1990s.
I Women of Worth National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Michael Broers of Aberdeen University gives a talk on Maria Laetitia Ramolino Bonaparte. Madame Mere.
I Martin Gurdon, Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance ()ttakar‘s. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. £1. Martin (itirdon tells it like it really is iii this amusing tale of sex. power. death. gender bending and eggs. I James Kelman 8: Peter Kravitz Roxy Art House. 2 Roxburgh Place. 556 9222. 7pm. £3/£2 to cover costs. Award-winning Glaswegian author James Kelnian will he in discussion with the editor of Edinburgh Rt'i'it'ii‘
( 19844990) arid psychotherapist. Peter Krayitz.
I Summer Observing Evenings Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blacki‘ord Hill. 668 8404. 7pm. £2.60 (£1.85). Learn about the Aurora Borealis and check the sun for spots.
I Glasgow Show 2004 Victoria Park. Victoria Park Drive. Whiteinch. 10am-5pm. £2.50 (£1.50); family ticket £5. Marching bands. stunt shows. motorcycle displays. equestrian displays and lots of other great activities.
I Comic and Card Mart Henry Wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. 287 5511. 11.30am-4pm. £1 (Accompanied under 12s free). Comics. cards and action ﬁgures bought. sold and valued. I Art Auction Great Western Auctions Ltd. 29—37 ()tago Street. 339 3290. Noon. Two hundred pictures to be sold. including works by John Bellaiiy. Peter Howson and Ken Currie. Viewing is on Friday 28th August. 10am—6pm and the catalogue will be online at www.greatwesternauctions.eoni from the evening of Thursday 26th.
I Chinese Art Theme Tour Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 2.30pm. Free. Volunteer guides take you on a tour of Sir William Burrell's Chinese art collection.
53 THE LIST 26 Aug—9 Sep 2004
I Marina Warner: Selected Works Scottish Poetry Library. 5 (‘richton's ('lose. (’anongate. 557 2876. 12.45pm. £3 l£2i. .\'oyelist and mythographer. Marina Warner presents her layourite poems in conyersation.
I Glasgow Show 2004 Victoria Park. Victoria Park l)ri\e. Whiteinch. 10am 5pm. £2.50 (£1.50 £51aiiiily ticket 2 adults. 2 children). See Sat 28. I RSPB Scotland Centenary Garden Party (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. Queen Margaret 1)riye. 357 3739. 11am 75pm. Free. Fatiiily day with tnini beast hunts. wildlil'e walks. a chance to mm the experts aitd liye music from Richlield Springs.
I Shore Poets Festival Event Scottish Poetry Library. 5 ('richton's ('lose. ('anongate. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £2 including wine l£l concessionsl. Poetry and music with the Shore Poets. Features StAn/a artistic director Anna ('rowe and nitisic from (‘olin 1)onati. pltis tributes to (iael 'l‘tirnhull li‘om Stewart (‘onn and Hamish Whyte.
I Mike Rutzen Deep Sea World. 01383 411880. 7pm. £10. Mike comes to talk about liree-diying with (ireat White sharks iii South Africa. 'l'icket includes entry to Deep Sea World and a glass ol‘ wine.
I Patricia Melo 8. Chico Buarque Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. Two of Bra/il‘s hottest writers discuss their latest respective works. Black Wall: and Budapest.
I Kenneth White Hillliead Library. Bytes Road. 339 7223. 7pm. £2. Join internationally renowned poet and thinker Kenneth White for the launch of his latest works The Wanderer and His ('liurls and Across I/H’ 72'I‘i'i'loi'i't's'.
I Chinese Art Theme Tour Burrell Collection. 206111’ollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 12pm. Free. See Sat 28
I Chris & Gillean Sangster: The Downshifters Guide to Relocation Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7‘00. 6pm. l-Lscape to the country.’ Practical tips tor downshil'ting your lite arid 11\ mg the country dream from Chris and (iillian Sangster.
I Creative Writing Classes with Alistair Paterson - Poetry Borders HookS. ‘lh' Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. £5. See Thu 26.
I Syndicate Dating the Hidden (iardens. ‘lrainway. 25 Albert Wise. 0845 3303501. 6.30pm. Free. Htiiit 111 packs at this group dating eyent in the (hopefully) stmny surroundings oi the Hidden (iardens. Booking essential.
I Reading the Leaves 'l'cliai ()\na. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8 10pm. £1. Join guest writers for art eyening o1 poetry and et'eatiye writing. Prey ious readers haye included Louise Welsh. '/.oe Strachan and Anne l)ono\an.
I Festival Erotique (‘orn lischangc. 11 New Market Road. 477 3500. £15. Three days of erotic ideas. demonstrations attd stalls for open minded. ady'enturous adults.
I Edinburgh Mela Pilrig Park. Pilrig Street. 557 1400. Times y'ary. lidinburgh's biggest intercultural liestiyal hosts its tistial exciting array of actiy-ities replete with music. dance. art. fashion. food. children's actiy'ities. the Mela ba/aar and iiiticli more. See feature.
James Kelman talks
to ex-editor of Edinburgh Review,
Fri 27 Aug, Roxy Art
‘* House. Edinburgh
I Meditations The Hidden (iaidetis. li‘dlthd}. 25 Albert ltriye. 0845 3303501 4 5pm Meditations 111 the Sn 1 .mkan tradition with Venerable K Rewatlia
I Funfest 2004 Royal Highland ('entre. Ingliston. 335 6200 10am 6pm £8 «£4 £20 tamily ticket! A weekend oi summer tamily entertainment incorporating zones tor action. hobbies. shopping zone and \ehicles
I Festival Erotique ('orn F\c1iange. 11 New Market Road. 477 3500. £15 See Fri 3.
I Edinburgh Mela Pilrig Park. Pilrig
Street. 557 1400. lllllL‘S \ary. See Fri 3
I The Big Walk 2004 Mugdock ('ountry Park. ('ratgallian Road. Mtlngay ie. 956 6100, 10am 4pm Mugdock Ranger Sei'y ices lead this walk along the Rom Kely 111 and Allander Walkway s irom (ilasgow to Milngayie ('a110141 956 6100 lot‘ details and booking. Bring a packed lunch.
I Walk the Walk Water o1 Leilh ('onsei‘yatioii Trust. 24 Lanark Road. 455 7367. 9.30am £5 ll'rce it you get sponsoredi. Join this 12 mile sponsored walk along the water lrom Balerno to Leilh iii aid oi the Water o1 Leith (‘oiiset'yatioii 'l‘rust. (’ollect your sponsorship lorm irom the 'l‘l‘tlsl. 01. (all lllt‘lll to send you one.
I Scotfairs Antique Fair
Meadow batik Sports ('entre. 139 London Road. 661 5351. 10am 4.30pm. £1 t.-\ccompanied children ll'eel. See .5411 28 I Funfest 2004 Royal Highland ('entre. lltglislotl. 55.5 6201). llltllll 6pm tbc. See 5111 4.
I Festival Erotique ('orn lischaiige. 11 New Market Road. 477 3500. £15. See Fri 3.
I Edinburgh Mela Pilrig Park. l’tlrig
Street. 557 1400. Times yary. See Fri 3.
I Eduardo Paolozzi National (iallery o1 Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Lunchtime lecture by writer Bill Hare.
I Dan 8. Peter Snow: Battlefield Britain ()ttakar's. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. £1. Peter and Dan Snow discuss their new book li’uiilr'lit'lrl liriltiin which doctunents nearly 2000 years o1 war torn Britain lrom Boudicca's uprising in 61AI) to (’tilloden in 1746. Published to coincide with the major BB('2 series.
I Creative Writing Workshop with Sue Rann ()ttakar's Bookstore. Unit 6. Buchanan Galleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6.30pm. Free. ticketed. Sue Rann talks about her latest novel Looking for M r Nobody
I Calum Colvin: After Titian National (iallery: Haw'thornden Lecture Theatre. National Gallery. Weston Link. Playiair Link. 12.45pm. Free. Lunchtime lecture from this well known Scottish artist.
I Gary Gibson: Angel Stations ()ttakar's Bookstore. L'nit 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6.30pm. Free. ticketed. (iary (iibson launches his debut sci—1i noy el Angel Stations.