FREE St Bernard’s Wells Sun 1 Jun. St Bernard’s Well. by the Water of l.eith. Stockhridge. 53‘) 7‘)03. noon 3pm. Normally closed to the public. these historical mineral springs will be available to view for a handful of selected days. Try not to offend any mysterious old women who might turn olll to be wicked fairies in disguise. We hear that sort of thing often happens at ancient wells.

FREE EvenChanging Leith: Good & Bad Sun I Jun 3 3pm. l‘ri (i Jun

7 8pm .\'ew Kirkgate Shopping ('entre. l.eith. Stephen Dickson leads a tour round the Port. its regenerations and mttrky histories. Meet at the statue of Queen Victoria. I’ur/ oft/iv I.(’fl/l I'i'slri'u/ .3008.

FREE Labyrinth Mon 3 Jun. Sotith 1.eith Parish Church. (i Henderson Street. l.cith. 7 9pm. No. not the 1980s Bowie vehicle with the slightly dodgy overtones and the very dodgy tights. This is a replica of the ('hartres Labyrinth. the

walking of which was a medieval ritual of

pray er and reflection. I’ur! oft/iv Lon/i Festival 3008.

Transgression Sessions: B-Boy Jam Mon 3 Jun. 'l‘ransgrcssion Skate Park. Ocean 'l‘crminal. l.eith. 555 3755. 10pm. £3. Breakdance session featuring litch'n’Sketch. Psycho Styles and l-‘ree 3 How. We like their littltlcs. I’url oft/Iv [with I'i’sllt‘ul.

FREE Open Door at Annandale Mosque Wed 4 Jun. Annandale Street Mosque. 8 Annandale Street Lane.

3 4pm. Visitors are invited to come and learn abotit Islam. watch prayers taking place. atid chat with members of the community. l’urr oft/1e [Ill/I l'i'srivu/ 2005’.

Transgression Sessions: Wheels Wed 4 Jun. 'l‘ransgrcssion Skate Park. ()eean 'l'crminal. l.eith. 555 3755. 10pm. £3. BMX. skateboard and in-line skater display of skills. lnnit. Sick. (it‘oov y. I’ur! oft/Iv [mil/t l'i'slii'ul.

FREE SAC Edinburgh Open Day Wed 4 .lun. SA(' lidinburgh. Kings Buildings. West Mains Road. 535 43‘”. 5 8pm. The Scottish Agricultural ('ollege w ill be holding ati open day at their campus in lidinburgh. (io along to

disco\ ct' what cotlt'scs they liltyc on offer. VoxBox Thu 5 Jun. The Meadows Bar. 43 ~14 Buccleuch Street. 007 (i907. 7.30pm. £3. Spoken word arid music night. dreatned tip from the fevered brains of lidinhurgh performance poets Anita (iovan arid Kevin (’adwallender and running on the first Thursday of every month. Tonight 1)utch punk poet llarry Zeveiibergen makes an appearance. Meet the Artists Gallery Tour Thu 5 Jun. Royal Scottish Academy. The Mound. 335 6671. 7 ‘)pm. £8 inc wine. RSA members and invited artists offer elucidation upon the works in the current exhibition.


FREE Extremes: Life in Subarctic Canada National Museum of Scotland. (‘hambers Street. 347 4433. l'ntil Sun 5 ()ct. 10am 5pm. .-\ collection of objects collected by Scottish for traders in the 1850s and (Ms from the tribes living in the ('anadian subarctic. and further objects purchased recently lwe'rc guessing from the clue ’fur traders' that those objects probably aren’t vegetarian pleasersi. FREE Local Heroes: The Art of the Graphic Novel National Library of Scotland. (ieot‘gc 1V Bridge. (i33 3845. l'ntil Sun 1 Jun. 10am 8pm: 10am 5pm: 3 5pm. Zap? ls'lang’ l’ow’ lloly comic hook c\hihitions. Batman. it's a range of artwork and writing by Alan Moore. Art Spcigeltnan. l‘rank Miller. Alan (irant. ('ain Kennedy and (irant Morrison showing the Scottish influence on the maturation of the graphic novel form over the last 40 years. with The Broom. Marvel ('omics. Iinu'n and Japanese Matiga represented.

104 Pairs of Shoes South l.eith Parish ('hurch. (i llenderson Street. l.cith. Mon

3 l-‘ri (i Jun. l’oignant exhibition

highlighting domestic abuse and violence against women. Donated by prominent Scottish women including Annie l.cnno\ and JK Rowling. the 104 pairs of shoes represent the two women killed each week by a partner or former partner. l’urr 0/1171]! I'i'vlii‘ul.


FREE Out of the Blue Arts Market Sat 31 May. ()ut ()f'l‘hc Blue Drill Hall.

30 3o I)almeny Street. l.eith. 555 7101.

noon 7pm. A chance to browse plenty of art. craft and design goodies. including

jewellery. photography. ceramics. clothes

and music direct from the artists themselves. I’url o/‘Ilir' [with l‘i'srii‘u/ 3008.

FREE Big Book Swap Stiti 1 Jun. l.eith (‘ommunity liducation ('entre. .\'ew Kirkgate. 555 4104. 1 3pm. (iet rid of books you no longer want and trade them for something shiny and new. Well. the covers might not be shiny and new. but the literature inside will be. I’ur/ of the [mil/1 I'i’xlfl'tll.

Food & Drink

FREE Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Saturdays. ('astle ’l‘erracc. (i53 5‘)4(). ‘)am 3pm. More local. quality. ethical produce than you could shake a stick at. Matthew Fort Tue 37 May \alvona & ('rolla. 1‘) [film Row. 556 (i006. l 1.45am. £33.50. A literary lunch with the author of Sweet Honey. Bil/('1‘ Ix'nions: Travels in Sicily on u H's/m. Ticket price includes a three-course lunch and glass of wine. FREE The Eating Place Thu 3‘) May. ('astle Street. (i53 5940. noon (ipm. A line food market held in ('astle Street on the 3nd & last 'l'hursday of every month.

Taste of Edinburgh Thu 2‘)

May Stiti 1 Jun. The Meadows. Melville Drive. 'l'imes vary. £13 £75 (£81. (‘hannel 4’s higli pi‘olilc food and drink event returns to Scotland. Visitors will be able to sample cuisine from top restaurants. learn more abotit food and

1 saw three ships come. salinq . . .

wine in classes and demonstrations. and purchase top-quality local produce. See Noticeboard. page 7.


Human Trafficking Workshop Sat 34 May. Friends Meeting House. 7 Victoria 'l'errace. noon 3pm. By donation. This workshop looks at the issue of people trafficking - a modern day trade in human beings that is growing in Scotland and around the world - and aims to leave the audience more informed about trafficking while allowing them to discuss the complex

issues surrounding it. Hosted by Amnesty

International. Purl o/‘lxulv/i'sl [cilia/Hugh.


Edinburgh Marathon 8. the Hairy Haggis Team Relay Sun 25 May. Princes Street. ()‘)010 301 600.

‘)am 4pm. £3‘) £50 to enter. What better way to see lidinburgh's scenery than running 36.3 miles from Princes Street to Mttsselburgh Race ('ourse‘.’ Actually. we can think of loads. but none of them raise money for charity or give you quite sticli a glow of achievement. See preview. page 31.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Stilt 1 Jun. llolyrood Park. 08705 134314. 11am. £13.50. A 5km walk. jog or run which raises funds for ('ancer Research l'K. The event is for women of all ages and fitness levels.


FREE Reflections on Ladyfest Wed 38 May. Harlequin (‘afe. 30 Buccleuch Street. 4(i(i 300‘). 7pm. The festival may be over btit lidinburgh l"c‘iiiiiiist Network is keen to build on the community generated dttring the past month. Pop along to this open meeting about how to take things forward. I’url ol'lxu/y/i's! Iz'iliIi/imjeli.

Playwrights Encounter Panel: All About Story Thu 3‘) May. Traverse

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Theatre. (‘amhridge Street. 338 1404. b.30pm. £5 (£3.50). As pan of Batik of Scotland lmaginate Festival. leading playwrights & practitioners David Greig. Stephen (ircenhorn and Nicola McCartney discuss the role of plot and story in theatre for audiences of all ages with Joyce McMillan.

Outside the Cities

Activities & Events

3 Harbours Arts Festival Fri 30 May--Sun 8 Jun. Various Venues. liast 1.othian. 07748 013043. Times vary. Prices vary. 'l‘cn-day festival celebrating all forms of anwork in the three harbour towns of Prestonpans. (‘ockenzie and Port Seton in liast 1.othian. Over 150 artists. including Tamsin Little. (‘alum (‘olvin and Richard DeMarco. will be exhibiting work iii ingenious spaces alongside street theatre. music. dance. and boat trails. Sec www.3harhours.com for full programme. FREE 'r‘i‘ “‘:“““‘ Sat 31 May. Prestongrange Gothenburg.

337 -33‘) High St. Prestonpans. 01875 81‘)‘)33. noon. Scotland's newest comic mart. piled high with original graphic novels. collected editions and special back issues. There's even a free shuttle bus running to National Library of Scotland's (iraphic Novel exhibition. part oft/iv 3 Harbours Arts l‘i’SIH'U/

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FREE Loch Lomond Food & Drlnk Festival Sat 31 May & Stilt 1 Jun. Loch l.omond Shores. Ben l.omond Way. Balloch. 08454 580 885. 10am 6pm. (‘ulinary goings on the bonny banks of Loch l.omond. There are tasting tables. cookery events arid food stalls for gourmands. while those who prefer to get sltK‘loUS on an empty stomach - sorry. we mean drink responsibly - can enjoy the Whisky lixperience. Tom Lewis from the BB("s (frat! [frills/I .i'luslt’rt'licfseries will he pressing flesh. too.

We’re all about the community arts festivals this week, it seems. Summer is finally coming, and we can’t think of a nicer

way to spend a sunny weekend than tracking down art in unusual places. So, in East Lothian, the main premise behind the Three Harbours Arts Festival is that over 150 Scottish and international artists, including the likes of Richard DeMarco and Calum Colvin, put on exhibitions in ‘ingenious spaces’ all over Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton. There’s street theatre, live music, and messing about in boats, and Sat 31 May marks the return of Prestonpandemonium! (exclamation mark theirs, likes), a celebration of what purists like to cell ‘grephic novels’ and good proper geeks call ‘comics'. See www.3harbours.com and www.prestonpandemonium.com

I Three Harbours Arts Fest/val Fri 30 May—Stir: 8 Jun, Various venues. East Lot/ml:

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