Leith Links: Moira Russell exhibits paintings, collages and artist’s books inspired by the local area, including the docks and the allotments. 10am-1am, Roseleaf Bar Cafe, 23/24 Sandport Place, Leith. Ends 5th November 2014.
Quiz Night: prizes for the winning teams! 6.30-8pm, Kirkliston Library, 16 Station Road. For adults only: call 0131 529 5510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team.
My Fountain: if you live in the Fountainbridge area and want to have your say and get involved in local activities, come along to this Residents’ Group meeting. 6.15-7.45pm, Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street. All welcome.
Metals and Marble: an exhibition of contemporary metal and marble sculpture by Chris Muirhead and Simon Burns-Cox, displayed in the gallery with its 17th century Renaissance hand-painted ceiling. 9am-6pm today and everyday until 25th October 2014, Gladstone’s Land, 477B Lawnmarket. The exhibition is free to enter.
Blackwell’s Edinburgh Children’s Book Group: if you are 8 to 11 years old with a love of book and biscuits, join this group and enjoy a friendly hour of fiction and chat! Currently reading Michael Ende’s Never-Ending Story ‘a dazzling magical adventure.’ 6-7pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. To join please email email@example.com.
LGBT Spiritual Space: Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a monthly supportive space for people to discuss and develop ideas of spirituality and identity. Suitable for people of all faiths or none. This week: Prayer – explorations of what prayer means to different people. Next month (24th November) Forgiveness. 6.30-7.30pm (within weekly Drop-In), LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. Contact centre for more information.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Group information session: if you would like to work for the Duke of Edinburgh Award but don’t have a school group, come along to Morningside United Church to find out more about theirs, which will start soon. For ages 14+. 5.30-6.30pm, Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road. For more information call Lisa Clark on 0131 447 3152.
New Life: Paintings by Sam Sharma. Today until 13th December 2014, Leith School of Art, 25 North Junction Street.
Oil and Conflict in the Middle East: a seminar on how the current state of the Middle East has been shaped by Western imperialism since the Sykes Picot agreement in 1916. All welcome: lots of time for questions and discussion. 7.30-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street. Hosted by Edinburgh Stop The War Coalition. Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.
Joyeux Noel: a French film about the World War One Christmas truce of December 1914, depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. Subtitled: certificate 12. 6.30-8.30pm, St Brides Centre, Orwell Place. Free. (Shown as part of Gorgie War Memorial Hall’s World War One Commemoration Events.)
For Crying Out Loud: screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old. Babychanging, bottle-warming and buggy parking facilities available. Maximum two adults per baby. This week: What We Did On Our Holiday, next week Le jour se leve. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. £4.50/£3.50 per adult.
The Cherry Pickers: acoustic duo playing covers of ‘songs you love to sing along to’. 10pm, Finnegan’s Wake, 9b Victoria Street. Free.