AROUND TOWN | Events
Streetland Sat 7 Jun, Times tbc. £tbc. Govanhill, streetland.net Community festival. See preview, page 49. West End Festival Fri 6–Sun 29 Jun, times vary. Prices vary (free–£20). West End, westendfestival.co.uk The festival treats the ears to a great musical lineup, tantalises the senses with a carnival and delves into local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days. FREE Glasgow Mela Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jun, noon–8pm. Kelvingrove Park, Otago Street, 287 8985. Celebrating the traditions of Glasgow’s immigrant communities. This year includes performances from Dhol Foundation, Sukshinder Shinda and Jaz Dhami. West End Festival. Ugly Animal Preservation Society Sun 8 Jun, 8.30pm. £10. The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0844 335 8879. See Comedy listings. Fairs & Markets FREE Sloans Market Every Sat & Sun, 11am–5pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, 221 8886. Well-heeled weekly outdoor shopping market. FREE Afternoon Twee Local Artisan Market Mon 2 Jun, 11am–4pm. Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10–24 Gairbraid Avenue, 0845 860 1891. Scottish handmade, upcycled, repurposed and locally sourced goods. FREE Little Birds Market Sun 8 Jun, noon–4pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, 221 8886. Vintage, craft and design vendors.
Talks This Friday Presents: Integrating Grey and Green Fri 16 May, 1–2pm. £3. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 276 5360. Rolf Roscher, Director of ERZ Ltd, speaks on the development of urban green spaces. Advanced booking advised. Glasgow City of Science. FREE How British Is Scotland? Lecture Series Tue 20 May, 5.30– 6.30pm. University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, gla.ac.uk Today: ‘Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’ with Thomas Owen Clancy. Strange Psychologies Thu 22 May, 6.30–8pm. £11. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 276 5360. Lecture series exploring the dark side of human behaviour. Today: British Serial Killers. This Friday Presents: That’s Pretty Damn Cool! Fri 23 May, 1–2pm. £3. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 276 5360. Ali Smith of Art Pistol talks about the gallery’s public art projects. Glasgow City of Science. Booking essential. KILTR Referendum Debates Sun 25 May, 4pm. £tbc. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Debates on the upcoming referendum. With comedy, music, film and live streamed debates. FREE Flying the Flag for the Union? Scotland 2014: Yes or No, What Happens Next? Tue 10 Jun, 5.30– 6.30pm. University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, gla.ac.uk Murray Pittock examines the gaps in Britain’s cultural memory. Workshops iPhone Photography Workshop Sat 17, 24 & 31 May, 10am–1.30pm. £35 including coffee & lunch. The Scaramouche, 140 Elderslie Street, 353 2342. Get the most from your iPhone photos and apps. Jewellery Making Workshop: Loops & Links Wed 21 May, 6.30–8pm. £12. Cushion & Cake, 35 Old Dumbarton Road, 07565 459089. Newbies can learn the ropes, taking home two bracelets or bag charms. All materials and tools provided. Quilted Cushion Workshop Sun 1 Jun, 10.30am–4.30pm. £50. The Stitchery, Flat 2/2, 50 Kent Road, 07969 044462. Machine quilting, patchworking and layering up workshop. Digital Animation Workshop Sun 1 Jun, 1–2pm & 2.30–3.30pm. Free but ticketed. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. In honour of the centennial of filmmaker Norman McLaren, create a short animation using a special iPad app. Every film will be uploaded to the
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551 5633. Artisanal food and craft market. FREE Bohemia Sat 24 May, 10.30am– 4.30pm. Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, email@example.com Handmade art, vintage items and upcycled furniture. FREE Out of the Blue Flea Market Sat 31 May, 10am–3pm. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. Furniture, clothes, music, bric- a-brac and more. FREE Platform 2 Market Fri 6 Jun, 11am–7pm. Waverley Station, Waverley Bridge, 558 9644. Fifty stalls set up in Waverley, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.
Talks FREE James Craig – Unplugged Sat 17 May, 2pm. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Dr Anthony Lewis gives insight into the life of Craig, who won the competition to design Edinburgh’s New Town at the age of 26. 2014 Fulbright Lecture: Emma Rothschild Wed 21 May, 5.15–6.15pm. Free but ticketed. University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, business-school.ed.ac.uk Author and professor Emma Rothschild talks about the mid 20th century history of internationalism. FREE Leith Interventions Tue 27–Thu 29 May, 5.30–7.30pm. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7101. Advanced Sustainable Design students explore the ways in which Leith could be regenerated. Girl Power: The Impact and Importance of Girls’ Education Wed 28 May, 7–9pm. Free but ticketed. Mary’s Living & Giving Shop, 34a Raeburn Place, 315 2856. Representatives from Save the Children and other agencies talk about initiatives in girls’ education. FREE James Kelman at NLS Wed 11 Jun, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3734. Kelman discusses his literary and political archive, now held at the NLS. Booking essential. FREE Edinburgh Ragged University Talks Thu 12 Jun, 7–10pm. Counting House, West Nicolson Street, 667 7533. ‘The Psychology of Relationships’ by Ray Miller and ‘On a New Understanding of the Nature of Human Beings’ by Ciaran Healy. Workshops Creating a Comic Book Every Thu 8 May–12 Jun, 7–9pm. £13–£39.50 for six weeks. Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, 553 2810. Create your own comic book, from story to inking. Upcycling – Jeans into Bags Tue 20 May, 6–9pm. £22 (£18). Remade in Edinburgh, 17 Guthrie Street, 261 5904. Sewing machines and refreshments provided; suitable for those with basic sewing machine experience. Looking through Their Eyes – Commonwealth Artists Every Thu 29 May–26 Jun, 1–4.30pm. £70 for five weeks (members £63). Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, 248 2909. Learn how to draw and paint nature in the style of five Commonwealth artists. Booking essential. Blossom Time Cushions and Mobiles Sat 31 May, 10.30am–3.30pm. £20. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Make a cherry blossom mobile out of paper and fabric and a stencilled cushion cover. Bookbinding: Cleopatra Tue 3 Jun, 6.30–9.30pm. £45. Owl & Lion, 66 West Port, 221 0818. Learn everything about Coptic sewing – Cleopatra’s favourite – at this one-day course. Let’s Get Hooked! Sun 8 Jun, 10.30am–12.30pm. £5. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Bring along your old clothes, towels, disclothes and even plastic bags and upcycle them into a rag rug. Bookbinding: Ulysses – Monk Journal Tue 10 Jun, 6.30–9.30pm. £45. Owl & Lion, 66 West Port, 221 0818. An intensive course to make a journal with a thick cow leather cover and pages that need to be popped via a paper knife.
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EDINBURGH ZOO NIGHTS It might be the last place you’d imagine going for a drink and some evening entertainment, but Edinburgh Zoo is opening its doors for four nights this summer – following the success of last year’s events. Bars, live music, comedy, theatre and street food will be on offer across the zoo grounds, for big kids aged 18 or above. The fact that the majority of the zoo’s exotic animals will be on display as per daytime opening will make for a truly unique night out. (James Howe) ■ Ed inburgh Zoo, Fri 23 May, Fri 6 Jun, Fri 20 Jun & Fri 27 Jun.
McLaren 2014 website. Art of Glass I Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jun, 10am–4pm. £105 (includes materials and light lunch). House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4776. Two-day masterclass with artist Siobhan Healy. For all skill levels. Print It-Sew It Weekend Workshop – Tote Bag Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jun, 10.30am–4pm. £100 for both days. Glue Factory and the Stichery, 07969 044462. Textile designers Bespoke Atelier and the Stitchery’s Cassandra Belanger lead this workshop: first screenprint your own fabrics, then sew it up into a tote bag. 16mm Filmmaking and Developing Workshop Sun 8 Jun, 2pm. £10. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Shoot a short film on 16mm and develop the it yourself. McLaren 2014. FREE Rags to Riches: A New Place to Sit Mon 9–Thu 12 Jun, noon–2pm. Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, 433 2999. Create a small piece of furniture at these upcycling workshops. Refugee Week Scotland. FREE Comedy Sketch Writing Workshops Thu 12 Jun, 6.30–8.30pm. The Calabash Restaurant, 57 Union Street, 221 2711. Prove you’re funny in a free comedy sketch writing workshop. Refugee Week Scotland.
Activities & Events Urban Salad Baskets Sat 17 May, 10am–3pm. £10–£17.50. Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, 553 2810. Learn how to create a cut-and-grow salad basket.
✽ Museum Lates: Retro-future Fri 16 May, 7pm. £12 (£10) for Lates only; £20 (£18) for Lates + jewellery workshop. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 0300 123 6789. Radio 1’s Vic Galloway hosts and Withered Hand and DJ Lord Holyrude perform. See Clubs, page 59.
FREE OOTB is 20! Showcase Day and Building Tours Sat 17 May, 10am–5pm. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7101. Get a taste of all OOTB has offered over the years – drawing, aerial, drama, music – and celebrate all that’s to come. 2.8 Hours Later Fri 23, Sat 24, Fri 30 & Sat 31 May, times vary. £28. Venue TBC, 2.8hourslater.com Cross-city zombie chase game over 2.8 hours. Location emailed one week before.
✽Edinburgh Zoo Nights Fri 23 May & 6 Jun, 6–10pm. £20 (RZSS members
£17). Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 314 0340. See preview, page 51. FREE Sofi’s Clothes Swap Wed 28 May, 7–10pm. Sofi’s, 65 Henderson Street, 555 7019. Swap your tired (but clean and non-holey) old items for someone else’s new and exciting threads. Neu! Reekie! Fri 30 May, 7–11pm. £7 in advance; £9 on the door. Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Pilrig Street, Leith Walk, 553 1876. Spoken word, film and music fusion night.
✽FREE Meadows Festival Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jun, times vary. The Meadows,
Melville Drive, meadowsfestival.3st.org.uk See preview, above. Health and Wellbeing from Nature’s Larder Sat 7 Jun, 10am–4pm. £30 (includes buffet lunch). Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Learn about the food on your own doorstep. With qualified medical herbalist Anna Canning. FREE Arthur’s Adventure Mon 9–Thu 12 Jun, 1–4pm. Holyrood Park, Holyrood, 652 8150. Challenging guided walk exploring the history of Arthur’s Seat. Booking essential.
✽Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Thu 12–Sun 22 Jun, times vary. Prices
vary. Various venues, edfoc.org.uk See preview, page 48.
Fairs & Markets FREE Stockbridge Market Every Sun, 10am–5pm. Saunders Street, Stockbridge,