2001 A Space Odyssey

For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old – maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This week: 2001: A Space Odyssey. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. £4.50/£3.50 (concession) per adult, book online or call box office on 0131 228 2688. (NB: no screening on 15th December 2014).

Highland Herd: The Old Chain Pier Art Exhibition 2014. Works by Edinburgh-based artists Vicki Dreyer and Una Monteith, all for sale. The Old Chain Pier, 32 Trinity Crescent. Ends mid-January 2015.

out of the blue exterior

Moving Minds: an opportunity to see this fascinating exhibition, created by MECOPP (a charity supporting ethnic carers in Edinburgh and the Lothians) and Gypsy/Travellers. Contributors have shared their memories, artefacts, poetry and photographs, and have reflected on the impact prejudice can have on mental health and wellbeing. 10am-5pm today and every day until Friday 12th December, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street.

Teen Pamper Night – get ready for Christmas! For ages 12+. 6pm, Kirkliston Library, 12 Station Road. Contact the library for more details: call 0131 529 5510 or email kirkliston.library@edinburgh.gov.uk.

national gallery

The Two Roberts in the 1940s: Dr John Blackwood (Gray’s School of Art) considers the development of Colquhoun and MacBryde’s painting in their most productive and high profile decade. Their work of this period focuses on ordinary working figures in everyday settings, whilst revealing a remarkably inventive approach to figuration and colour.  In addition to looking carefully at the key works of this period, Dr Blackwood will also consider the intellectual and social context of these works, including Neo-Romanticism, post-war optimism and Utopianism, and figures such as Wyndham Lewis, Pablo Picasso, Herbert Read and the COBRA grouping. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. Free and unticketed.


Shot at Dawn: Exhibition Tour. Stills’ Director Ben Harman leads a lunchtime tour of Stills’ current exhibition, Chloe Dewe Mathews’ Shot at Dawn, a new body of work focusing on sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion between 1914 and 1918. 12 noon, Stills, Cockburn Street. Free: no booking required.

Gilmerton Library Writers’ Group: come and experiment with prose and poetry! 6.30pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street. For more information call the library on 0131 529 5628 or email gilmerton.library@edinburgh.gov.uk.


LGBT Spiritual Space: Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a supportive space for people to discuss and develop ideas of spirituality and identity – for people of all faiths or none. This month: individual conversations and information regarding spiritual needs. Spiritual Space takes place within Drop-in. 6.30-7.30pm (Drop-in 5.30-8pm), LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street.

LGBT: Police Surgery. Seek advice, raise concerns about safety issues, report incidents or discuss policing in your area with an officer from Police Scotland in an informal setting – no appointment needed. The surgery takes place within Drop-in. 6.30-7.30pm (Drop-in 5.30-8pm), LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. If you would like support around safety issues or to meet with the police outwith the surgery, contact george@lgbthealth.org.uk or on 0131 652 3281.

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland: City Vistas – Lord Mar’s plans for London, Paris and Edinburgh in the 1720s. Margaret Stewart, Lecturer in Architectural History at Edinburgh College of Art, introduces these fascinating plans. 6.30-8.30pm, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street. £5 (£2.50 students). Non-members warmly welcomed.

Pear Tree Yard and church

Peartree Quiz: know your physics from your psychics? Still in mourning for the loss of 15-to-1? Try the Peartree Quiz: cash prizes, spot prizes and a cash jackpot. 9-11pm (early arrival advised), Peartree, 36 West Nicolson Street. £1 per team.

16 Days Lecture: Male Violence against Women: Links Between Peace and War. A lecture by renowned academic Cynthia Cockburn, visiting professor in the Department of Sociology, City University, Honorary Professor in the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick. Cockburn is involved in the international feminist antimilitarist networks Women in Black against War and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. 6-8pm, Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Medical School, University of Edinburgh. Free tickets can be booked via eventbrite. Organised jointly by Scottish Women’s Aid, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the University of Edinburgh School of Political and Social Science.

women's league for peace and freedom