September Things and Stuff

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September’s here again….

It’s 5am. Do you know where your sun is? Still well beyond the horizon. Damn it, going to bed when it’s not daylight feels wrong..

The wiki has been separated into pages, oOo! I’ve decided to go with a spaces/groups/etc section taxonomy, shall see how far that gets me..

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Now for some events. I’d recommend the Doors Open Day. Hae a gander at what’s available on the site, plan a trip around the city, whatnot.

Various dates, various events, various arts, various facts, various moods, all at The Forest, 3 Bristo Place.

?? Edinburgh TechMeetup
Wed, 9th Sep, 7.00pm
Floor 8, Appleton Tower, Crichton St (map)

Networking sounds like something that you do if you?re in PR or sales, so we don?t call it that and we don?t make it feel like that. There?s no name badges, no canap├ęs. There?s just pizza and beer, a projector and a load of techies arguing about stuff. Come along to a TechMeetup and meet who else is involved in your tech scene.

?? LGBT Self-harm Self-help Course
Wednesday, 09 September 2009, 19:30 – 21:00
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St

This course will run weekly for 6 weeks. This course is for people who self-harm; we will explore what we mean by self-harm, what can cause it and keep it going. We will look at coping strategies, ways of keeping control, and how to deal with scarring. It’s not all about stopping, unless you want to. Facilitated by Merrick Pope. To book, just email the Centre.

If you want to chat ahead of time and decide if the course is for you, contact , or 0131 523 1107 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays).

Wednesday, 09 September 2009 at 23:00 – 02:25
THE BONGO CLUB, Holyrood rd

11-12AM Brother Most Rightious DUB / REGGAE / DANCEHALL

Also Calling all Reggae, Dub, Ragga, Dubstep and Jungle DJ’s and art

?? Subtext wednesday at the GRV
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00

Technotechno!, feat. ZUNI aka James Barbour (UTI Records), Ingen

?? Hopetoun House Green Gym
Sat 12 Sep 2009, 10am – 1pm
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Join Hopetoun’s Green Volunteers and help our Ranger with conservation work in the Grounds. If you attend 5 sessions you will earn a free Hopetoun House Grounds Season Ticket worth ?18.00. Feel free to bring lunch and stay all day. Booking essential – contact 0131 319 3956.

?? Film night (and meeting)
Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 19:00 – 23:30
The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place

A new era in Queer Mutiny begins, one where we’ve got the use of ACE for the 3rd Wednesday of the month till the end of the year and possibly beyond. We’re going to be having a meeting about queer politics, the next party and of course stuff. Come along at 7pm if you want to get involved. Bring food and cake.

If you don’t want to get involved come along 8:30pm when we’ll be showing a (hopefully) cool film. BRING A FILM if you’ve got one you think we should see.

?? STEPBACK – Various Bass Music – ?Free
Friday, 18 September 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate

Stephen Brown joins WolfJazz & Keyte for a taste of his live show. It has recently taken him accross Europe and has him lined up for sets at Fabric later this year.

Stephen was discovered by Derrick May after his warm up set at the legendary Venue. Derrick was so impressed that he signed Stephen up straight away and has had many successful releases on the Transmat lable. He then moved to DJ Bones lable ‘Subject Detroit’ of which he now runs the sub-lable ‘Subject Scotland’. Also having tracks on Soma, D-jax as well as his own lable ‘RealTime Records’.

?? Talking about Safe Drinking
Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 19:00 – 21:00
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St

How much is too much? How much should I drink in a week? How do I know when to stop? This workshop will look at safe use of alcohol, tell you what all the guidelines really mean, and offer pointers to resources to those worried about their own or someone else’s drinking.

?? Ladyfest Edinburgh 09
Thursday, 24 September 2009 – Sunday, 27 September 2009
Various locations

Move over Edinburgh Fringe, Ladyfest is back in town. More bijou than last years month long extravaganza, but still the same great tasting
feminist flavours.

Ladyfest is an idea not an ideology. The main aim of Ladyfest Edinburgh is to create an alternative space for the celebration of female creativity. The future of Ladyfest will be built on our need to grasp this free space and continue to make women more visible in the arts, culture and society

?? Edinburgh Doors Open Day
Start date: 26 September
End date: 27 September
Various locations

Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh?s architecturally and culturally significant buildings – all for free. From heritage landmarks to the city?s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital’s public buildings.

All venues feature behind the scenes tours, activities, exhibitions and/or talks which bring the history of the building and its everyday use to life. Many sites organise additional free activities for children and families.

?? By leaves We Live 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009, 11:00 – 18:00
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close

The annual one day fair at the Scottish Poetry Library. Stalls, displays and talks. Drop in to browse or buy. Meet publishers, artists, editors, and poets from Scotland and beyond. Listen to talks artists’ books and publishing. For readers, writers, artists, designers, publishers ? all welcome. All events are free.

There will be lots of new exhibitors and regulars, including: 20x20magazine; Artist Book Group; Artists Books Online; The Caseroom Press; Essence Press; David Faithfull; The Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop; Rag-and-Bone Shop Books; The Ingleby Gallery; Hamish MacDonald; Magma Poetry Magazine; Mariscat Press; Metal Rabbit Editions; The Owl & Lion Gallery; Red Squirrel Press; Roncadora Press; Salt + Shaw; Scottish Pamphlet Poetry; Stichill Marigold Press; Mary Thomson; Unbordered Artist’ Books (Susie Goodwin & Anna Davis); Wild Hawthorn Press: the Archive of Ian Hamilton Finlay; Writers’ Bloc.

?? Morningside September Craft Fair
Saturday, 26 September 2009, 10:30 – 16:30
Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace

Craft Fairs Scotland carefully select exhibitors to ensure that the standards of crafts are kept high and that there is a varied range of crafts showcased at each event. All exhibitors are featured on our Exhibitors page, with links to their own craft sites.

?? Art Workshop: Relationships
Sunday, 27 September 2009, 13:00 – 17:00
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St

The first of three monthly Sunday afternoon drop-in art workshops. Create art around the theme of relationships. Sessions are facilitated and materials provided. Come along and try new ways of expressing yourself.

?? Electro Sexual: Chavs & Neds Theme
Sunday, 27 September 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
CC Blooms Nightclub, Greenside Place

Electro Sexual continues to go from strength to strength, and this month we have a very special theme and a very special guest. one of the hottest DJs to rock the crowds at Room at the top, DJ Hammy will be bringing his fantastic mix of underground electro beats to Edinburgh’s top electro night!

We will have our photographer in so get yourselves good and chavved up. The best dressed will be featured on our bebo site!!

?? Future Energy Supplies
30 September 2009, 14:00
Castle Room, New Craig, Craighouse Campus, Napier University

Among many other distinguished appointments, Professor Boulton is a member of the Prime Minister?s Council for Science and Technology. His research is in the field of climatic and environmental change and energy and he leads the Global Change Research Group at Edinburgh University.

Registration is not required. This lecture is free and open to non-members.

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