o The Open List is a tree listings service tor all cultural, educational, political and other events that do not tall into The List's other listings categories. Please send details not later than 10 days betore publication date.



0 CtlD Picket ol the South Alrican Consulate 1-2pm. 69 St George‘s Place. Held in conjunction with the Anti-Apartheid regular Friday picket to draw attention to South Africa‘s nuclear weapons programme and mining of Namibian uranium.



0 Fayre in aid at Seven Days Glasgow Communist Party. McLellan Galleries 11.30am. Games, books, clothes, home baking etc.


0 Mother Christmas is Coming to Womanzone l 17 Buccleuch Street. Christmas stories, gifts, mulled wine and mince pies. Mums, dads and kids welcome. Stories at 2, 2.30 and 3pm. 0 Clog dancing at Corstorphine The Village Shopping Centre. Jenny Geddes’ Clog Morris Dancers. 11.40am—12 noon, 12.30—12.50pm. The Lothian Morris Men at 2—2.40pm and 330—4. 10pm.

0 Voice Workshop with Kate Hollingbery Sat and Sun £25/£20. The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Newington 667 5438. Voice work and healing with breathing, movement and voice exercises, chanting, improvisation and singing harmonies. For singers and non-singers.

0 Scottish Christian CtlD Quarterly Meeting at Augustine Congregational Church, George N Bridge 12 noon-4.30pm.

SUNDAY 15 Edinburgh

0 Making Sticks The Village Shopping Centre, Corstorphine. Local shepherds demonstrate the art of ‘making sticks’ (shepherds’ crooks). llam-me. There will also be a pottery demonstration at 2—4pm.


o The Fundamentals ot Movement The Salisbury Centre , 2 Salisbury road, Newington, 667 5438. A workshop spread over four evenings (16—19

Dec) led by Stephen Fox and Kedzie Penfield. The alignment and efficiency of movement based on everyday movement and Tai Chi.



0 Anthroposophical Society Christmas Festival YWCA 2 Somerset Place 7.30pm. Reading ofa Christmas Lecture of Rudolf Steiner.

SATURDAY 21 Glasgow

0 Fayre in aid ol Seven Days Glasgow Communist Party. Milton Community Centre. 2pm. Games. books, clothes, home baking etc.


0 From Religion to Faith The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Newington, 667 5438. A Day


Retreat of silence and recollection on the winter solstice led by Father Roland Walls. founder of the Community of the Transfiguration. Roslin.

suquvzz § Edinburgh

0 Making Sticks The Village Shopping Centre. Corstorphine. Local shepherds demonstrate the art of‘making sticks’ (shepherds‘ crooks). l 1am—2pm.

TUESDAY 24 Edinburgh

0 Salisbury Centre Christmas Eve Carol Service The Salisbury Centre. 2

; Salisbury Road, Newington. 8pm. ? Allwelcome.



0 New Year Cabaret and Dance Wildcat Theatre Company and Band. Tron Theatre. 7.30pm till late. Tickets £3.50. Phone 429 2558.



0 ‘The remarkable Willow Grouse’ A lecture by Chris Mylne organised by the Scottish Ornithologists Club. Art i Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. I 7.30pm.


Probably too young to realise the signiiiance oi the occasion, but this small customer was certainly enjoying the novelty ol being read to by Mother Christmas.

Mother Christmas visited Womanzone in Edinburgh on Sat 7 Dec and returns again on Sat 14 (see listings). She'll be touring Edinburgh in an open-topped car and reading stories at Womanzone to the children while the patents can tuck into mince pies and

mulled wine.

This lighthearted seasonal blow to some of the more sexist traditions attached to Christmas is only one oi the events organised throughout the year at Womanzone, a woman’s calé and bookshop, and the only one at its kind in Edinburgh. lt stocks a wide variety ot literature, mostly by women writers, and also organises and has details at events.

‘fi Edinburgh

0 Sacred Geometry Workshop Gordon Strachan Room 8, Level 1, Appleton Tower, George Square. £12 (cones). A course of 9 weeks. The principles and symbolism of Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture, from ancient times to the present day, including Gothic and Renaissance. A practical course. a ruler and compass are required. To book contact the Department of Extra ! Mural Studies. 1 1 Buccleuch Place. E

TUESDAY? 3 Edinburgh

o ‘The remarkable Willow Grouse’ A 3 lecture by Chris Mylne organised by 3 the Scottish Ornithologists Club. Heriot-Watt University, Chambers Street. 7.30pm.

0 Psycho-analysis and contemporary I issues .I. Canizares. Room 718 David i Hume Tower. George Square. 7pm. £12 (cones). A nine week course. Introducing the key works of Freud ! and the history of psycho-analysis, and its influence on literature, art and the cinema. The course will also examine contemporary theory of sexuality. desire and power and the ' psycho-analysis of Jacques Lacan. To book contact the Dept. of Extra Mural Studies. 11 Buccleuch Place.

WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh

0 ‘Secrecy. . . lwould like to tell you but . . .’ Friends ofthe Earth 1 discussion meeting. Glenelg Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 8pm. I o Impressions oi Russia A talk by Mrs E Maidie Hart. Morningside Peace ! Group, The Open Door, 420 l Morningside Road. 10.30am. i 0 Talk on Scottish CND by David I Bowie, Stockbridge CND, Stockbridge Primary School. 7.30pm.



0 Anthroposophical Society Epiphany 1 Festival YWCA, 2 Somerset Place. 5 7.45pm. Reading ofan Epiphany Lecture of RudolfSteiner. ,


o How the Bomb Works The 3 Development of Nuclear Weapons Technology. The Centre for Human Ecology, 15 Buccleuch Place. 7.30pm. Free. The first in a series of T talks on nuclear weapons organised by Scientists Against Nuclear Arms. The talks are geared : towards non-specialists, and the aim : is to be informative rather than polemic.

o Utopian Political Thought R. M. Gunn. Level 9, Room 14, David Hume Tower, George Square. 7pm. £12 (cones). A 9 week course surveying Utopian speculation and apocalyptic prophecy from classical and biblical times to Marxism and feminism, including the work of Moore, Campanella and Morris. To book contact the Department of Extra Mural Studies, 11 Buccleuch Place.

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