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G8 Events

Friday 1st July

Fairtrade Gathering: World Music Concert

5pm Usher Hall, Lothian Road. For tickets, http://www.foe-scotland.org.uk/events/events_index.html or phone the box office on 0131 228 1155

G8 Introductory Session

7pm Potterrow, Bristo Square. Further information from http://www.scottishgreens.org.uk/

G8 Alternatives Opening Rally

7.30pm Queens Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets on the door or phone 0131 228 1155. Further information at http://www.g8alternatives.org.uk

Bloc Aid

Hosted by Edinburgh University People & Planet and Dissent - techno, punk and indie music. 9pm. Teviot, Bristo Square.Tickets £5 on the door


An evening with Schnews, Rob Newman, The Clown Army, Trapese, G8 Slam Poetry and SEAD. 9pm Bongo Club, Holyrood Road. Tickets £5 on the door or phone Bongo Club box office on 0131 557 2827


David Miller, editor of Arguments Against the G8 will discuss his book with some of the contributors at 3pm in St. John´s Church, Princes Street

Filmmakers as Activists; discussion 6.30pm St. John´s Church, Princes Street

Saturday 2nd July

Make Poverty History

A staggered procession leaving from the Meadows at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm, in order to form a white ring around Edinburgh


Club hosted by Edinburgh University People & Planet in association with WDM and War on Want. 8pm Potterrow, Bristo Square. Tickets £5 on the door. Also available from Avalanche Records (Edinburgh) or email reson8@edinburghpandp.org

Break Poverty

Break-dance battles and workshops. Open invite for skaters, free-runners and stunt bikers. 3pm Bristo Square

G8 Crashers

A one-off underground special from G8 Alternatives of industrial breaks, hard techno and dark drum and bass. 9pm Teviot, Bristo Square Tickets available on the door and at http://www.ticketscotland.com


International Green Rally 6pm Teviot, Bristo Square

Sunday 3rd July

G8 Corporate Dream ... Global Nightmare

A counter-conference organised by War on Want and the World Development Movement, the debate will feature Walden Bello, Trevor Ngwane, Samir Amin, George Monbiot, Berenice Celeyta, Meena Raman and The Yes Men.Assembly Hall on Edinburgh's Royal Mile from 11am. Further details at http://www.wdmscotland.org.uk/campaigns/g8/counter.htm

Ideas to Change the World

Counter-conference held by the G8 Alternatives. This event, held at the Usher Hall, Queen´s Hall and University, will also feature foreign policy writer Mark Curtis, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter and David Miller (co-editor of Arguments Against G8). Tickets £10/5 from the box office on 0131 228 1155 or http://www.usherhall.co.uk

Naming the Dead Ceremony

March through Edinburgh to Calton Hill for the naming ceremony. Organised by Stop the War coalition. 6pm Corner of Prince's Street/The Mound


Closing Rally 8pm Usher Hall, Lothian road. http://www.g8alternatives.org.uk/

Attack on Civil Liberties and the War on Terror; discussion at 4.45pm in the Queens Hall, Clerk Street.

Creative Summit Street Carnival around Edinburgh.

Monday 4th July

Carnival For Full Enjoyment

"No wage slavery, No benefits slavery, No army slavery, No debt slavery". Assemble 12 noon - 12.30pm West End of Princes St/ Shandwick Place/ foot of Lothian Rd/Central Edinburgh. Further details at http://www.nodeal.org.uk


Non-violent blockade of Faslane, one of Britain's most important military bases - home to Trident, Britain's own nuclear WMD programme.

Tuesday 5th July

Global Warming 8

Conference on climate change and development organised by Working Group on Development and Climate Change. Eight speakers from poor countries will describe the impacts of climate change on the lives of people in their country. Starts at 9.30am in Dynamic Earth


Demonstration outside Dungavel Detention Centre by Refugee Action, involving a samba band and lots of noise

Wednesday 6th July

Blockade Gleneagles

March to the gates of the Gleneagles Hotel on the opening day of the G8 Summit. Meet at the Gleneagles train station at 12 noon


Geldof´s Long Walk to Justice arrives in Edinburgh. Live 8 Concert 6pm in Murrayfield.

People´s Open Golf Tournament at Gleneagles, with protestors storming one of the hotel´s five golf courses for a round of pitch and putt.

Thursday 7th July

Eyes on Gleneagles

People & Planet and Action Aid event, warning the G8 governments that they must commit to a timetable for expanding access to HIV/AIDS care in order to achieve universal access to free treatment by 2010.Meet at 10am on Arthur´s Seat.

Climate Alarm

At 1.45pm, People across the world, will sound warning bells to wake the G8 up to the fact that time is running out to tackle climate injustice. Organised by Friends of the Earth.


Filmmakers as Activists (2) Political Filmmaking and Anti-Globalisation: Filmmaker Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) will talk about her work highlighting the plight of the disenfranchised through documentary filmmaking 6.30pm St John's Church, Princes Street

Friday 8th July

A stunt by the Rebel Clown Army is scheduled for the Friday

Throughout the week

People and Planet Summer Festival

Festival to coincide with the G8 Summit. The Festival goes on throughout the week to 8th July. Ticket price of £15 (£12 before the 6th June) includes counter-summit, and festival including campsite space. For details and to book go to: http://www.peopleandplanet.org/g8/

Black Sun Over Genoa

Black Sun Over Genoa 7.30pm Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street For tickets, £15.00 (£7.50), phone box office on 0131 529 6000


Dance, theatre and music exploring the issues that confront society at the dawn of a new century. 7.30pm Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street Tickets £5, free with MPH wristband. Box Office 0131 248 4848

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