including presentation, discussions and Q&A session. Booking essential. See caption, right. Part of Take One Action. FREE Well-Being Mela Sun 17 Oct, 11am–3.30pm. St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 572 0125. Artists from across the community come together for this event featuring drummers, pipers and dancers and art activities for all ages. Part of SMHAFF. Traverse Theatre A&E Quiz Mon 18 Oct, 8pm. £1. Traverse Theatre Bar, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Know your MoMA from your GoMA and your Toy Story from your West Side Story? If not, you’ve probably not got a chance at the Trav’s A&E quiz nights (that’s Arts & Entertainment, nothing to do with broken limbs and strange rashes). Perfect for artsy types who always struggle with the sports round. Proceeds go to the Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre. FREE RBGE Show and Tell Mon 18–Thu 21 Oct, 1.30–3pm. John Hope Gateway Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, 552 7171. Talks each day on the plant life of Afghanistan, lichens, common plant diseases and the Isle of Arran’s whitebeam trees respectively. Fairs FREE Charity Chic Eco Fashion Fair Thu 7–Sat 9 Oct, Thu 5–8pm; Fri/Sat 11am–5pm. St Andrew’s and St George’s Church, 13 George Street, 225 3847. Local crafters and makers join forces with charity shops to source a load of eco-friendly, highly-trendy, customised and conscience-salving fashion finds. Body and Soul Fair Sat 9 & Sun 10 Oct, 11am–5.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4348. Featuring demonstrations, talks, tarot readers and stalls. FREE Magpie Market Sun 10 Oct, noon–4pm. The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. A craft fair offering contemporary craft and design objects from Edinburgh and beyond. FREE Volunteer Recruitment Fair Thu 14 Oct, 11am–7pm. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4348. A chance to meet around 100 organisations that offer volunteer opportunities.
Politics ✽✽ FREE The Edinburgh World Justice Festival Fri 15–Sat 23
Oct, times vary. Augustine’s, 41 George IV Bridge, www.ewjf.org.uk. A week of discussions and interactive workshops debating climate change, politics, debt and economics. See hitlist, page 33 and caption, right.
Sport Run for Relief Sat 9 Oct, 11am. £12. Inverleith Park, www.runforburma.org. Five km run (or walk) raising money for displaced people in Burma. Cancer Research UK Run 10k Sun 17 Oct, 11am. £19.50. Hopetoun House, Shore Road, South Queensferry, www.run10k.org. It’s only ten kilometres! What’s stopping you? Register online. Talks Curator’s Choice: Commonwealth Games – Playing and Winning Fri 8 Oct, 2pm. £5 (£4; members free). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. The Principal Curator of Modern Scotland explores the event’s cultural background. FREE From St Michael to All Saints: Illustrated Talk Sat 9 Oct, 7pm. St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street, Tollcross. An illustrated talk by Simon Green about the history of the Church. FREE Hard of Hearing Tour: Another World Sun 10 Oct, 11am–noon. Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Road, 624 6560. Tessa Asquith-Lamb leads a free tour of the Another World exhibition, with portable loops. FREE The Making of Antony Gormley’s ‘6 TIMES’ Tue 12 Oct, 12.45–1.30pm. National Gallery of
Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, 624 6200. Philip Long describes the process behind the Angel of the North artist’s major sculptural installation in Edinburgh. Sir Edward Elgar – his Life and Works Wed 13 Oct, 10.30am. £8. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. An illustrated lecture on the quintessentially British composer.
✽✽ FREE Will the Millennium Development Goals Deliver for
Women? Wed 13 Oct, 6.30–9pm. The Augustine Church, 41–43 George IV Bridge, email@example.com. Representatives from VSO, Oxfam and Christian Aid raise awareness of the conditions of women in the developing world. See caption, right. Part of Take One Action. Bird Section Update Thu 14 Oct, 7.30–9pm. £6 (members £4). Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. A look at some of the Zoo’s most exotic and rare avian species. FREE Images of Autumn in the National Galleries of Scotland Fri 15 Oct, 12.45–1.30pm. National Gallery of Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, 624 6200. Autumn’s rich golds and reds provide a wealth of inspiration for artists, as Dr Patricia Andrew reveals. FREE SSHoP Annual Lecture Fri 15 Oct, 6–7.30pm. National Gallery of Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, 624 6200. This year’s speaker is acclaimed photographic artist Simon Norfolk, whose documentation of war zones has won him several awards. A Window to the West Mon 18 Oct, 10.30am. £8. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. A look at Gaelic art from prehistory to William Mctaggart. FREE Elizabeth Blackadder’s Selection from the Collection Mon 18 Oct, 12.45–1.15pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. A tour of the works selected by the leading Scottish artist, including Eilliam Gillies and John Bellany. FREE Influence and Innovation in 1920s Scottish Art Tue 19 Oct, 12.45–1.30pm. National Gallery of Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, 624 6200. Dr Jonathan Blackwood examines the roots of and influences on Scottish art following the First World War. FREE The Alchemy of Illness Tue 19 Oct, 7–8.30pm. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Live dramatic re-telling of stories about illness in different centuries. Part of SMHAFF. Stuart Boreham: Single-Minded, Single-Handed Wed 20 Oct, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s/students/RSGS members free). Appleton Tower, University Of Edinburgh, Crichton Street, 650 8445. See Glasgow, Talks. FREE Creating New Connections Thu 21 Oct, 1–4pm. McDonald Library, Nelson Hall, McDonald Road, 537 6674. Workshop for those interested in peer support and aiding recovery from mental illness. Part of SMHAFF.
Workshops Active Enquiry’s Flashback Drama Mon 11 Oct & Mon 18 Oct, 6–8pm. £7 (£4) per session. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 07714 321629. Work with theatre group Active Inquiry to produce a piece of theatre for the 2011 Leith Festival. FREE WRAP Get-Together and Art Workshop Thu 7 Oct, 1.30–4pm. The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, 537 6674. Free creative workshop. Part of SMHAFF. FREE Presonus Workshop Thu 7 Oct, 7pm. Red Dog Music, 1 Grassmarket, 229 8211. An introduction to computer-based sound recording.
✽✽ FREE Overcoming Barriers to Action Sat 9 Oct, 10am–1pm.
Pilmeny Youth Centre, 44 Buchanan Street, Leith, 07714 321629. Active Inquiry offers a workshop designed to encourage
AroundTown Take One Action Film Festival
So much more than the sum of its parts, this bumper film fest successfully, and no less impressively, manages to cover some interesting silver screen discoveries and marry them with workshops and activities galore – and all in the name of global concern. As part of their Beyond the Screen section, look out for workshops, talks and art events. Take part in some STARS training with Oxfam Scotland and learn how to take your campaigning ideas forward. Or head for The Liberation at Out of the Blue, and enjoy some brunch with like- minded souls, while talking over the issues of the day. Alternatively, have your say, as Christian Aid, Oxfam and VSO explore the impact and shortfall for women, or sit in on an interactive event exploring the opportunity of the bank bailout. Elsewhere, take the chance to immerse yourself in the festival’s annual series of talks and workshops on global justice themes, as part of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival. A chance to speak up and speak out, Take One Action, we salute you. See listings for more. ■ Various venues, Glasgow & Edinburgh, until 23 Oct. www.takeoneaction.org.uk
participants to share stories and find practical solutions to overcoming negativity. No acting experience required. See caption, above. Part of Take One Action. Woven Rush Baskets Sat 9 Oct, 10.30am–3.30pm. £15. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Weave and decorate baskets for your home. Ages 16+. Booking essential. Herbal Berry Day: Making Syrups and Tinctures Sat 9 Oct, 10.30am–5pm. £55. Four Winds Inspiration Centre, The Pavilion, Inverleith Park, Arboretum Place, 332 2229. David Pirie leads a class in natural medicinal remedies. Booking essential. Plants under the Microscope Sun 10 Oct, 10am–4pm. £40 (members £36). Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, 248 2937. Microscopist Frieda Christie and botanist Louise Olley lead a workshop introducing the tiny world of microscopy. Please book in advance. FREE Moving Towards. . . Tue 12 Oct, 5.30–7.30pm & Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am–12.30pm. the gallery on the corner, 34 Northumberland Street, 572 0125. Workshops exploring how art can promote better mental health. Part of SMHAFF. Storytelling Cafe: Health and Healing Wed 13 Oct, 7–9pm. £4. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. An evening of relaxed informal storytelling. Part of SMHAFF. FREE Easel Sketching in the Gallery Thu 14 & Fri 15 Oct, 2–4pm. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 624 6200. Try your hand at a bit of sketching at sessions led by artist Damian Callan. Creative Writing responding to Impressionist Gardens Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am–1.30pm. £12 (£10). National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 624 6200. Author Regi Claire leads this creative workshop, which starts with a visit to the Impressionist Gardens exhibition to get the creative juices flowing. Starry Starry Night Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am–3.30pm. £15. Lauriston Castle,
2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Learn how to capture the elements and paint like van Gogh. Drawing and Painting Flowers: A Chinese Approach Sat 16 & Sun 17 Oct, 10.30am–4pm. £45 (£40). National Gallery of Scotland: Clore Education Centre, The Mound, 624 6200. Learn the art of Chinese brushwork, inspired by a visit to the Impressionist Gardens exhibition. Traverse Writers’ Workshops: The Space is the Thing Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am–4.30pm. £16 (£8). Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Practical workshop for writers dealing with writing for non-theatre spaces, led by Ben Harrison of Grid Iron theatre company. Booking essential. FREE Creating New Connections Thu 21 Oct, 1–4pm. McDonald Library, Nelson Hall, McDonald Road, 537 6674. Workshop for those interested in peer support and aiding recovery from mental illness. Part of SMHAFF. 7–21 Oct 2010 2010 THE LIST 35