music. The floodlit facade of this stately home provides a stunning backdrop for the bonfire, fire jugglers and a lively samba band, as well as panto’s favourite villain, Grant Stott. Morningside School of Music Annual Dinner Sat 6 Nov, 7pm. £45. Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, 447 1117. A black tie ball raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, including musical performances from students of the music school. Diwali Celebration Sat 6 Nov, 7pm. £12.50. Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, 446 3321. A celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, with traditional Indian food and music. Families welcome. Blitz Ballroom Sun 7 Nov, 4–8pm. £12.50 (£10 in advance, before 5pm and students). Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. World War Two-themed vintage party, with swing dance taster classes, cabaret performances, retro hairstyling and vintage crafts on sale. World War Two Remembrance Weekend Sat 13 & Sun 14 Nov, 10am. Included in admission: £13 (£10.40; children £7; under 5s free). Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, 225 9846. Drop-in genealogy sessions and memorial events throughout the day. FREE Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day Sat 13 Nov, 11am–5pm. Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, 556 2479. A chance to see the open printmaking studios, have a go at simple printmaking techniques (with help from members), and get bitten by the printmaking bug. FREE Open Evening Tue 16 Nov, 6–8pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Find out more about the work done at the National Museum to keep the objects housed there in mint condition.
FREE Rebels with a Cause: The Jacobites and the Global Imagination Until Sat 8 Jan. Tue–Thu & 9am–6.30pm; Fri & Mon 10am–4pm; Sat 11am–5.30pm. The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, 0800 092 7500. A fascinating display of materials and historical artefacts from the University of Aberdeen’s Jacobite collection intended to foreground the international aspect of the movement’s legacy. Fairs FREE Out of the Blue Flea Market Sat 6 Nov, 10am–3pm. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music and more. Ultimate Home Show Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm. £8. Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 335 6200. Homes, interiors and lifestyle show with over 100 exhibitors. FREE Morningside Makers Market Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am–4.30pm. Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, 447 7404. Boutique craft and design market. Wedding Fair & Fashion Show Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, Sat 11am–5pm; Sun 11am–4.30pm. Free for brides/grooms with registration; extra tickets £5 (under 16s free). Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 0844 249 2622. Tips and advice for the blushing bride, plus the all-important free bubbly and makeovers are on offer. Register for free entry in advance at www.ece.uk.com/weddingform.php. Antiques & Collectors Fair Sat 13 & Sun 14 Nov, Sat 10am–4.30pm; Sun 10am–4pm. £2.50. Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 335 6200. Ceramics, glass, Treen, pictures, furniture, jewellery, vintage and retro clothing and much more all in one hall. FREE The Bruntsfield Craft Market Sat 13 Nov, 10am. Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, 446 3321. Stock up with treats and gifts for Christmas, including cards, jewellery, Harris tweed goods, German baking and glassware. FREE Magpie Market Sun 14 Nov, noon–4pm. The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. A craft fair offering
There’s little doubt that the Africa in Motion Film Festival has done itself proud this year with a bumper programme boasting numerous strands, from film screenings and talks to events, workshops and much, much more. Fashion gets in on the action this fortnight as the festival prepares to bow out in style with an African fashion, film and music extravaganza at the eca. ■ Edinburgh College of Art, 228 6382, Fri 5 Nov.
contemporary craft and design objects from Edinburgh and beyond. Sport Scotland v New Zealand Sat 13 Nov, 5.15pm. From £79. Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, Murrayfield, 346 5000. Scotland take on the might of the All Blacks as part of the 2010 Autumn Internationals season. And some might it is – the New Zealanders have beaten Scotland 25 times in the two teams’ history, with the other two matches being drawn.
Talks The Big Squeeze Mon 8 Nov, 7.30–8.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8404. Colin Pulham and Jenny Rodgers discuss extremely high pressure. FREE The Sobieska-Stuart Marriage and the Jacobite World Wed 10 Nov, 6–7pm. The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, 0800 092 7500. A talk on the turbulent alliance of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s parents. Land Girls and Lumber Jills Wed 10 Nov, 7–8pm. £5 (£4). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Hear from a former Land Girl about her experiences with the Scottish Women’s Land Army in Dumfries. FREE A Swing Through Time: Sources for Golf History Thu 11 Nov, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Olive Geddes, curator at the NLS, investigates the history of golf in Scotland. FREE Understanding Technology: Between Edinburgh and Egypt Thu 11 Nov, 6–7.30pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Exploring the life and career of Charles Piazzi Smyth, a controversial, Egyptophile scientist who played a large part in making Edinburgh a major centre for scientific study. Curator’s Choice: Rediscovering Celebrity Animals in the Collections Fri 12 Nov, 2–3pm. £5 (£4). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. We all know about Dolly the sheep, but what about some of the lesser-known animal specimens held in the museum’s collections?
FREE Artist’s Talk by David Beattie Fri 12 Nov, 4pm. Collective Gallery, 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. David Beattie discusses his practice and recent residency at The Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh. Observing the Invisible Mon 15 Nov, 7.30–8.30pm. £3 (£1.50; season tickets £10 for children and £20 for adults). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8404. Katrina Caputi examines what we can discover about our universe through the observation of distant galaxies. Playfair’s Interiors Tue 16 Nov, 10.30am. £8. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. A look at the design and innovation of William Henry Playfair. Includes refreshments and a tour of the castle. Booking essential. Perfect Partners Wed 17 Nov, noon & 3pm. Included in admission: £10.25 (students & OAPs £9.30; under 17s £6.20; under 5s free; family ticket £27). Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Mile, 556 5100. Ten-minute drop in talks comparing two paintings in the collection. FREE Lunchtime Curator’s Talk Wed 17 Nov, 1–2pm. The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, 0800 092 7500. Peter Davidson of the University of Aberdeen discusses how the Rebels With A Cause exhibition was put together. Rune Gjeldnes: Beyond the Poles Wed 17 Nov, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s/students/RSGS members free). Appleton Tower, University Of Edinburgh, Crichton Street, 650 8445. See Glasgow, Talks. FREE Imaginary Architectures of the Jacobites and their Opponents Wed 17 Nov, 6–7pm. The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, 0800 092 7500. An illustrated talk on the architectural projects that the Jacobite Earl of Mar conceived of in his exile. Talking Cities Lecture Wed 17 Nov, 6pm. £5. National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, 228 1155. Greg Clark discusses ‘What are British Cities Good at?’ and whether it matters. The Golden Age of Dutch Landscape Painting Thu 18 Nov, 1.30–7.30pm. £20 (£15). National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6560. A study afternoon exploring works
by artists including Ruisdael, Cuyp and Hobbema. FREE Gallery Talk: Focus on the Shining Lights Exhibition Thu 18 Nov, 2–2.25pm & 3–3.25pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Meet the curator in charge of the Museum’s new lighthouse exhibition. Workshops News Group Sat 6 Nov, 10am–1pm. £5. Pilmeny Youth Centre, 44 Buchanan Street, Leith, 07714 321629. Analyse current affairs with theatre group ACTiveInquiry. A Myriad of Tropical Colour Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am–3.30pm. £15. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Take inspiration from the tropical and experiment with acrylic paint. Ages 16+. Booking essential. FREE Action Speaker Training Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am–4.30pm. The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how to share your own experiences in a way that stirs others into action. Wood & Stone Carving/Leather Classes Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am–5pm. £55. Four Winds Inspiration Centre, The Pavilion, Inverleith Park, Arboretum Place, 332 2229. Craft workshops. FREE The Drawing Room Thu 11 Nov, 5.30–6.45pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, 624 6410. Monthly experimental drawing sessions. Booking required. Wild Wood Weekend Sat 13 & Sun 14 Nov, 10am–5pm. £120. Four Winds Inspiration Centre, The Pavilion, Inverleith Park, Arboretum Place, 332 2229. Turning green wood into rustic furniture.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
✽✽ NEoN Digital Arts Festival Sun 14 Nov, Times vary. Prices vary. Various
venues, Dundee, www.northeastofnorth.com. Digital arts festival, based around the topic of Character and exploring the links between visual art, communications, media and gaming. See Play, page 22.
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