list.co.uk/aroundtown Made in the Shade’s Holiday Hullaballoo
FREE Editing Puzzles and Techniques Wed 7 Dec, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Hands-on workshop with academics from the University of Edinburgh. FREE Easel Sketching in the Gallery Thu 8 & Fri 9 Dec, 2–4pm. Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, 624 6200. Artist-led session in the most inspirational of surroundings. Knit and Knot Sat 10 Dec, 10am–3pm. £15. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3963. With Kerry Kimber from Knitting for All. Booking essential. Saturday Could Be Creative Writing Day Sat 10 Dec, 10.15am–1.15pm. £12 (£10). Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, 624 6560. A tour of the permanent collection followed by a creative writing workshop. Workshop with Satish Kumar: Soil, Soul and Society. Sat 10 Dec, 10.30am–5.30pm. £50. The Augustine Church, 41–43 George IV Bridge, 331 4469. Workshop on ‘reverential ecology’. Hidden City Etching Workshop Sat 10 Dec, 11am–4pm. £55 (£40). Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Bring along favourite photographs or drawings of Edinburgh from which to print your very own stylish etching. Ages 14+. Dorothy Hogg Festive Masterclass Sat 10 Dec, 1.30–4.30pm. £15 (£12). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Create a bespoke piece of jewellery with artist-jeweller Dorothy Hogg. FREE Writers’ Night Wed 14 Dec, 7–10pm. Sofi’s, 65 Henderson Street Leith, 555 1979. Friendly, constructive meet-up for budding novelists. Cute Button and Heart Wreaths Thu 15 Dec, 10.30am–3pm. £18. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Festively twee craft workshop. See feature, page 43.
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Charity Art Auction in Joseph Pearces 30th November, 6pm Joseph Pearce’s Christmas Menu available or Book buffet for your Christmas party!! See www.bodabar.com for details 1st Dec- 31st December
Christmas Market in Sofi’s 11th December Lucia Swedish girls dress up in white nightgowns and sing. From 8pm in all bars. 13th December
Christmas Party in Boda, Sofi’s Victoria and Joseph Pearce’s 24th December
New Year Party in all the bars– Tickets available from December 1st 31st December
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Made in the Shade are the cream of the crop when it comes to Glasgow craft mobs and their Christmas fair should present an impressive array of clothing, accessories, homeware and random bits and bobs. After swithering over whether to hold a festive event this year, the MiS ladies have set a date due to fan demand – be sure to take advantage (and enjoy the special festive playlist on the day). ■ The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 10 Dec, free, 10.30am.
Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, 650 8445. Prestigious annual lecture, this year examining the global population explosion. Scotland: Mapping the Nation Wed 23 Nov, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s, students, RSGS members free). Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, 01738 455050. Talk on maps in Scottish history. FREE The Ground Plane and the Water Level Wed 23 Nov, 6.30pm. Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, 225 2383. A discussion of Bill Bollinger’s work in the context of minimalism and Earth art. FREE The Last Slave Market Thu 24 Nov, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Alastair Hazell discusses the life of explorer and abolitionist Dr John Kirk. Booking essential. FREE Brian Taylor’s Big Debate Fri 25 Nov, 11.30am–1pm. Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, 21 Haymarket Yards, firstname.lastname@example.org. Air your views on the week’s goings-on as BBC Scotland’s Political Editor brings his debate to town. Booking essential. Life Before Anaesthesia Mon 28 Nov, 5 & 12 Dec, 6pm. £10 (£7.50). Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Nicolson Street, 527 1649. A unique Christmas tour exploring the nativity story and the history of pain medicine and religious and cultural attitudes to birth. The Night Sky in December Mon 28 Nov, 7.30–8.30pm. £3 (£1.50; children £1.50). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8404. Astronomy talk. FREE Opening Tomorrow: Scottish National Portrait Gallery Tue 29 Nov, 12.45–1.30pm. Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, 624 6200. Preview of the gallery’s re-opening, and a re-cap of the refurb. FREE In Conversation on ‘Faith and Work’ Tue 29 Nov, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Hairdresser Charlie Miller dicusses his spiritual and religious beliefs with former Bishop of Edinburgh Brian Smith. Artbites Fri 2 Dec, 1–2pm. £5–£6. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, 225 6671. Join the RSA for a mini artist talk accompanied by sandwiches, coffee and cake from Cuckoo’s Bakery. FREE 26 Treasures Launch: ‘Treisur’ and ‘Natter Neuk’ Sat 3 Dec, noon–4pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Inaugural 26 Treasures event. See Edinburgh, Exhibitions. Café histoire: France and its Slaves Mon 5 Dec, 5.30pm. £8. Institut Français d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. A talk in French. Museums & Galleries of the 21st Century – Realising the Potential while Conserving the Past Mon 5 Dec, 6.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street. Architect Brian Park speaks about work at the McManus in Dundee and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Dark Matter Mon 5 Dec, 7.30–8.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8404. Dr Michael Hawkins explores the mysterious stuff that makes up 95% of the universe. Theoretical Lesson on Commedia dell’Arte Tue 6 Dec, 3–4.30pm. £10. Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, charioteertheatre.co.uk A talk on panto’s Italian ancestor from practitioner Stefano Guizzi. Longer practical workshops are also available, see website for details. Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Andy Goldsworthy Thu 8 Dec, 7–8pm. £6 (£5). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Artist Goldsworthy, whose contemporary sculptures are featured in the museum’s Early People galleries, discusses his ongoing engagement with the Scottish archaeology collections. Satish Kumar: Towards a Vision of Sustainability, Spirituality and Justice Sat 10 Dec, 6.30–9pm. £10 (£8). The Augustine Church, 41–43 George IV Bridge, 220 3234. A talk/forum featuring the veteran eco-activist and others. FREE Ragged Talks Sun 11 Dec, 7pm. Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street, Southside, 667 6907. Talk from the Ragged University, who advocate the combination of learning and beer. Space Shuttle – Triumph or Tragedy? Mon 12 Dec, 7.30–8.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8404. Dr John Davies explores the history of Space Shuttle flight. Christmas Lecture: A Global History of the Scottish People Wed 14 Dec, 7–8pm. £6 (£5). National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Lecture with Professor Tom Devine.
FREE Scotland’s Shakespeare: Episodes and Examples Thu 15 Dec, 5.45pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Find out what Shakespeare can mean to Scotland.
Workshops FREE S E Q U E N C E : A pop-up print workshop Thu 17 & Fri 18 Nov, noon–5pm; Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov, 11am– 6pm. Such and Such, 105 Brunswick Street, 07851 283718. Temporary workshop run by artist Rachel Barron. Bags, Cushions and Corsages Sun 20 Nov, 10.30am–3.30pm. £18. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Try out fabric paints, stencilling and sewing.
✽✽ FREE Starting Out Fri 25 Nov, 12.30–4.30pm. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 0844 544 9990 . Cultural Enterprise-led workshop specifically tailored for practising creative professionals. Aimed at anyone with an interest in working in the cultural and creative industries, and wanting to establish a business in the sector. Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations Sat 26 Nov, 10.30am–3.30pm. £40 (members £36). Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, 248 2937. Learn how to make a wreath for your front door and a decoration for the Christmas table out of conifers, holly, berries and moss. Booking essential. See feature, page 43. Courting Disasters and How to Avoid Them Sundays, 27 Nov–18 Dec, 2.30–5.30pm. £40. Counting House, West Nicolson Street, 667 7533. Lighthearted, interactive workshops on 21st century dating. Joyworks! Laugh In Mon 21 Nov, 7.30–9pm. £10 or two for £15. Daybreak House, 12 Marchhall Crescent, 07842 414765. Joyworks laughter workshop including laughter yoga, games and relaxation. FREE Maps for Family and Local History Wed 23 Nov, 2pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Visit the NLS’s Maps Reading Room. Flowers and Foliage Sat 3 Dec, 10.30am–3.30pm. £15. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3963. Make some festive-themed prints at this artist-led workshop. Booking essential.