Things and Stuff – What’s left of October and a bit more

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?? Dialogues: The Omega Workshop
Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 18:00 – Sunday, 25 October 2009 at 17:00
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Patriothall (Wasps), Hamilton Place

This year?s Dialogues presents, new work by Emily Fogarty and Ewan Sinclair produced under the title ?Omega Workshop?. Appropriating the name from the Bloomsbury Group?s design enterprise, both artists have plundered consumer culture in search of fragments and motifs to bend to their means. Whether it is the pattern of a curtain in the background of an episode of Smiley?s People, Swatch watches or segments of adverts gleaned from the internet they have adapted these sources into a colour-saturated, 80?s infused paean to domestic design and its glossy products. Although sharing sources their approaches are very different, Ewan Sinclair?s use of contemporary technology contrasting with Emily Fogarty?s more traditional modes of production, an interesting conflict of craft vs digital.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=175305534950

?? That Pigeon-Haunted Stillness

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 17:00 – Tuesday, 20 October 2009 at 23:00
The Bowery, 2 Roxburgh Place

Hailey Beavis’ latest exhibition takes a mixed-media approach, exploring the relationship between art and language, and focussing on themes of delight, womanhood and ornithology.

In the past her work has been described as “the bewildering accoutrements of an inspired mind” and “truly special”. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness an Edinburgh exhibition of her work!

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=151722482965

?? We are 1!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 19:00 – 21:00
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street

The relaunched LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing has now been open for a whole year! Join us for some cake, chat and musical entertainment courtesy of the Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gaytars.

http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155096303564&index=1

?? Queer Mutiny (film + video dept)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009. 19:00 – 22:30
The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place

Once more Queer Mutiny converges upon ACE for an evening of what we’ll loosely term entertainment. Instead of having a long list of films we want you to bring some. Films, documentaries, TV shows (short ones). If you’ve got the DVD we’ll watch it. If you bring your home made porn, we will provide sarcastic commentary so be warned.

On a hopefully unrelated note, we now have access to a pretty decent video camera. Do you have any ideas of what to do with it? Also a mini-meeting from 7pm to 7:30 to clear up details about the upcoming benefit.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=149343666661

?? Codebloc

Wed 21 Oct ? Wed 21 Oct (Monthly on the third Wednesday)
Auld Hoose pub

Tired of mainstream programming? Does the prospect of banging out yet another database front-end with rounded corners not hold the interest it once did? Have you had enough of Java, C++, Python, Perl, C#, or Ruby? Do you yearn for higher order programming? Metaprogramming? Toy Languages? Or perhaps you are curious about more abstract and advanced programming techniques? Are Looking to write the next ‘map reduce’? Do you want to know how compilers work? Or maybe, Is the tech meetup just not techie enough for you? Come to the pub!

http://groups.google.com/group/codebloc/

?? Forest Publications presents The Golden Hour

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 20:00 – 01:00
The Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place

WORDS: Jane McKie ? the poet brings it! It being her new book ? ?When the Sun Turns Green?. Al White ? Tickling little poems. Kirsti Wishart ? pushes your dial as far as it will go with her new chapbook ?How We Discovered the Deep?. Jane Griffiths ? mysteriously resonant poems about home, exile and shifting frontiers.

MUSIC: Pockets ? the uke bastard. Silent Theory Orchestra ? spoken word layered on looped guitar and ?sounds?. FoxGang ? Incredible, ravaged, cosmic rock ?n? roll!

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=182231405294

?? Subtext at the GRV this Wednesday with Cai Williams.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
the grv 36 guthrie st

SUBTEXT; Is a brand new free weekly Wednesday electronic night at The GRV, showcasing the best of Edinburgh’s electronic Dj talent.

This week we Have Cai Williams. He is another Split regular, playing the best in funky techno. http://www.myspace.com/caiwill

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=156269819402

?? JUNGLEDUB

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
THE BONGO CLUB

This week featuring:

11-12.15AM DJ DUCK – DUBSTEP
12.15-1.30AM TACTUS (ABAGA RECORDS) DUBSTEP
01.30-3AM DD (DIRT) JUNGLE

UPSTAIRS – REGGAE / DUB / DANCEHALL – Brother Most Rightious

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=153054734999

?? Edinburgh.pm

Edinburgh Perl Mongers was established in July 1999 to provide Perl coders in the Central Scotland area with a forum for educating, problem solving, job seeking, collaboration, socialising and whatever else you fancy Regular social meeting : 4th Thursday of the month. 7:30pm at Guildford Arms on West Register Street.

http://edinburgh.pm.org/

?? Drupal Scotland Meetup

Thursday, 22nd October 2009, 8pm onwards

Are you a web developer who wants to discuss the Drupal content management system with others? Drupal Scotland has started regular meetings again.

The next planned chat-over-a-pint is Thursday 22 October at the Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

http://groups.drupal.org/node/28866

?? SUCKAPUNCH LAUNCH NIGHT

Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
THE BONGO CLUB

DJ HILTON GOWN (GHANTIN), DD (DIRT), TEKAMINE (JUNGLEDUB)

Edinburghs new and only night dedicated to beats with a heavy bassline,
Expect to hear mainly Bassline House, Fidget House, Speed Garage with elements of dubstep. Our night isnt focused strongly on genres but more around the bassline and the specfic sound we are looking for. Expect to see different established DJ’s and up and coming DJ’s from the Edinburgh clubbing circuit.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=152970556115

?? RIOTS NOT DIETS! riot grrrls night

Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 19:00 – 00:00
FOREST CAFE Edinburgh, 3 Bristo Place

PROJECTIONS: RIOT GRRRL MOVEMENT IN EUROPE AND AMERICA IN THE NINETIEES, ANARCHA FEMINIST FESTIVAL CLITFEST, QUEERRUPTION DOCUMENTARY

(JO)ANNE BONNY pirate DJ – all-female and female fronted punk bands from all over the world

CONFIRMED PERFORMERS AND BANDS:

SELLOTAPE – abrasive but loveable noiseniks – www.myspace.com/sellotapemusic

DEBORAH with SILENT THEORY ORCHESTRA – looped guitar, spoken word, poetry

ANNA – poems reading and performance

GIO & SCOUTT – angry girls punk

SCOUTTS BAND raw folk

OTHER BANDS t.b.c.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan benefit stall, Anarchafeminist and D.I.Y. GIRLZ ZINES stall

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=156881915652

?? Uke Boogie OCT09!

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 20:00 – 23:00
The Bowery, 2 Roxburgh Place

The best Ukulele open mic night in town. Happy night hosted by pockets *Kazookeylele Kid* and Alex *Melodica Muncher*. bring your ukulele and rock out hard style, or play us some calm ukulele to melt our minds!

Play ukulele in one of the best bars in town The Bowery! “POW POW POW”. We have a NGA policy, that means “No Guitars Allowed!” You can play other instruments like mandolin. Or flute. Or spoons but no guitars! This is our 9th Uke Boogie. The next will be our 10th, and it’s going to be bigger than your faces all put together.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=157696203146

?? DEFINITION – 2nd BIRTHDAY

Friday, 23 October 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00
Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate

Underground house, electro, minimal and techno influenced by the sounds of Sonar, Berghain, Pressure and Fabric.

Featuring residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody plus special birthday guests Matt Dirt (ex-Skint) LIVE and ToykoBlu main man Iain Gibson.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=79325889945

?? MarchéMarché

Saturday, 24 October 2009, 12:00 – 18:00
The Bowery, 2 Roxburgh Place

Boutique, craft fair, five-and-dime, mart…..whatever you want to call it, the MarchéMarché bazaar brings you all the affordable quintessential treats and trinkets you can’t live without. Cunningly devised by Edinburgh?s finest creative trio, The Bowery, together with the creative input from Edinburgh based embroidery revolutionist Susie Brown of Susiemaroon and tip-top kitsch crafter Kirsty Anderson of Wooden Tree.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=171889811082

?? Feed the Birds Day

Sat 24 Oct 2009, 10.00 am ? 4.00 pm
John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Join RSPB to find out about feeding the birds in your garden

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/1022

?? Art Workshop: Community

Sunday, 25 October 2009, 13:00 – 17:00
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St

The second of our art workshop afternoons, this time with the theme of community. Sessions are facilitated and materials provided. Come along and try new ways of expressing yourself.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=107889979710

?? EZC presents ‘Haunted House Halloween Double Bill!”

Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 19:00 – 23:00
The GRV, Guthrie Street

Hausu (1977) ? Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076162/

Ghosthouse (1989) aka. La Casa 3 ? Directed by Umberto Lenzi – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093090/

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=159809217995

?? The Slime of Miss Jean Brodie – Writers’ Bloc Halloween Show

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 20:00 – 23:00
Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

Late October is traditionally the time of year when our ancestors huddled closer to the fireside, glancing fearfully now and then at the rattling door lest the storm outside was about to unleash some frightful creature of the night upon them.

Well, never mind all that bollocks. This is the 21st century, after all, and the thing to do at Halloween is huddle round is your pint, as those creatures of the night Writers’ Bloc read tales of mayhem and immoderate threat in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar.

This outing does promise a more feminine – if not necessarily softer – side of Bloc than usual, with Morag Edward, Jane McKie and new Bloc star Kirsti Wishart all presenting new stories for your delectation.

All this plus the usual undead European white males. We can’t promise you the cr?me de la cr?me, but perhaps the cr?me de la slime?.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=156771947668

?? Forest Cafe Halloween Party – Bewitched By Drama

Friday, 30 October 2009 at 20:00 – 01:00
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place

If your problem is ghosts and spooks and ghouls then call Rent A Ghost! Traditional Halloween games plus Vampire jazz,Zombie Strippers,ghostly screams of horror and all manner and means of wickness at our Sabbat of mayhem,depravity and spookyness.

OOOOOOOOOH! Our WEREWOLF DJ will make your ears bleed and cry for mercy by means of his… PRETERNATURAL FUNKYNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All fuiled by the decoction of the most Devillish and obscene… CAULDRON OF WITCHES BREW!

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=143342913737

?? Spooky Plants at Samhuinn

Sat 31 Oct 2009, 1.00 pm ? 3.00 pm
Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

It’s Samhuinn, more widely known today as Hallowe’en, marking the end of the summer and the beginning of the pagan new year. Find out which foods & plants are symbolic to this time of year and which are just plain spooky!

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/909

?? How Do You Use Plants?

Sat 31 Oct 2009, 10.00 pm ? 12.00 noon
Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Ethnomedica will be collecting stories of how you or your family have used plants. The stories will be made available online and will form a valuable record of how plants in Scotland have been used.

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/1044

?? Samhuinn Fire Festival

Saturday, 31 October 2009, 21:00 – 23:00
The Royal Mile – Castle Esplanade to Parliament Square

Samhuinn is a modern retelling of an ancient story ? the battle between light and dark, summer and winter.

The Green Man is starting to decay as the seasons draw colder. His darkness is arising, and it will manifest itself as the Horned God, King of the Winter. The two kings, and their forces of magical creatures, will do battle with fire, ritual and drums for the hand of the all powerful Goddess.

Join us in our spectacular staging of this eternal story, where light battles dark, summer battles winter, and the future of the world is at stake.

The procession of the summer and winter courts sets off from the Castle Esplanade, Royal Mile, Edinburgh ? at 9pm, Saturday 31st October.

This event is not ticketed, but we hope you will love it and give a donation to one of our bucketeers, to help us stage this magical event again.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=181401433452

?? Talking Trees Storytelling – Native American Tales

Sun 1 Nov 2009, 2.00 pm ? 3.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway

Hear wonderful Native American stories, brought back from the United States by the Talking Trees Storytellers. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/982

?? Philosophy Conference: Tye Workshop

This workshop is devoted to Michael Tye’s new book, Consciousness Revisited (MIT, 2009). It will be held on the 6th November in room G.06 of the Dugald Stewart Building. Michael Tye will be in attendance. All are welcome.

http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/events/TyeWorkshop.html

?? Chemistry Week Public Lecture

Friday, 06 November 2009, 19:30 – 20:30
School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road

It’s Chemistry week and Paul Murray from the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh will be giving a lecture on the Chemistry of Food. Come and find out about the Chemistry you eat with loads of amazing facts and demonstrations!

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=139313332355

?? Glorious Glass

Sat 7 Nov 2009, 1.00 pm ? 3.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us), Temperate Palmhouse

This is a great oportunity to see photographs of the modern range of glasshouses under construction as well as archive photographs of the older glasshouses and the Regius Keepers of the time. With the Garden Rangers

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/910

?? The Science of Wood

Sun 8 Nov 2009, 1.00 pm ? 4.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway

Wood is an increasingly important renewable material that is used to make a wide range of products. Find out which wood properties are important for different uses, how they are measured, and how they vary between species and within trees. With Edinburgh Napier University

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/1009

?? A One Day Workshop on Hedonism

11 November 2009, 10.30am-5pm

Edinburgh University Department of Philosophy and the Scots Philosophy Association presents a workshop on hedonism.

http://homepages.ed.ac.uk/emason/hedonism.html

?? PAPER X MEGAZINE ISSUE 2 LAUNCH

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 19:00 – 21:00
THE BOWERY @THE ROXY ART HOUSE, 2 ROXBURGH PLACE, EDINBURGH

Welcome to issue 2 of Paper X! Paper X is a unique platform for artists and writers to showcase their work. The open submissions policy has netted an astounding volume of work – locally, nationally, and internationally, with over 80 artists and writers represented.

There are some new developments in issue 2, including the 3 new Paper X directories. These directories contain a real mix of works – this means more work gets in, its like 3 mini group shows. Also the directories give an overall flavour of what has been sent in.

Plus there is an extended writers platform with some fantastic pieces including Catherine Paytons Moustaches, Gemma Nelsons Ecstasy Stacy, Oli Higham – Am I of sound mind, and Chirly and Chancer the talking fish, and many more.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=153131873086

?? Meadows Festival AGM 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 19:30 – 21:00
Tollcross Community Centre, Tollcross Primary School, 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

The Annual General Meeting of the Meadows Festival Association will be held at Tollcross Community Centre on Thursday 12 November 2009 at 7.30 p.m. The Meadows Festival is run by a small group of local people who are the members of the Association. It can’t happen without community support. We have started planning our 2010 Festival, but we always welcome new help and new blood.

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=196046841144

An 1.5TB external hard drive

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I’m looking to purchase one very soon. Amazon has it’s cheapest at ?89.99 (Seagate Expansions 1.5TB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive), free delivery. PC world has the same drive online for ?93, though you can buy online and pickup (and take back if it breaks) IRL. dabs.com has it for 117 – s’like fuck that shit.

Does anyone have any recommendations for hardware shopping sites I should check out that do good deals and service? Thanks!

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..

Check it @ http://edinburgh.thingsandstuff.org

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.
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