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Show'N'Tell: Mangroves

UCL PhD student Clare Duncan will be joining us to discuss her research on one of the planet's most ecologically and economically important habitats, mangroves.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Show’N’Tell: Okavango

Luca Marazzi will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to find his object. Find out more about Luca's research on the diversity of life in one of Africa's largest wetlands, the Okavango delta.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Meet The Experts Talk

Learn about the restoration project to save the South Terrace with a different theme each session, from the ecology to the archaeology and conservation.

National Trust: Cliveden, Maidenhead

Tue 22 Apr

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01628 605069

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Tue 13 May

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01628 605069

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Tue 27 May

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01628 605069

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 24 Jun

Katharine Ann Angel: Book Signing

The author appears to sign copies of her latest novel about a milkman.

Waterstones, Wigan

Sat 24 May

Free / 01942 497095

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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Exeter Phoenix

Wed 25 Jun

£3.50 / 01392 667080

  • 17:00

Catherine Cartwright: Talk

The artist and printmaker discusses how she uses her practice to explore human rights and notions of freedom and containment.

Exeter Phoenix

Wed 21 May

£3.50 / 01392 667080

  • 17:00

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 21 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01527 577330

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Tue 22 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01527 577330

  • 14:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Sat 3 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 14:00

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Tue 29 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 16:30

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Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Learn more about the great writer.

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Book Circle

The group discuss the selected books for the month.

Skelmersdale Library

Tue 1 Jul

Free / 01695 720312

  • 14:00 – 15:30

I Wish I Was Lonely

An interactive performance about contact, presented by Hannah Walker and Chris Thorpe, using poetry, storytelling and live intervention.

Sheffield Theatres

Sat 31 May

Studio

£12 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

  • 16:00

Meet The Curator: Talk

A special half-hour talk about the Villa and the Victorians.

National Trust: Chedworth Roman Villa, Cheltenham

Thu 1 May

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01242 890256

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Thu 8 May

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01242 890256

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Thu 15 May

Free, plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £22.50 / 01242 890256

  • 12:30 – 13:00
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SWC Showcase

Scottish Writers' Centre and Appletree Writers show off some of the country's best writers, including Catriona Lexy Campbell, Leela Soma, Vicki Jarrett and two more writers to be announced.

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:45 – 13:45

Tim Mills: Talk

The photographer gives a talk about his work.

Exeter Phoenix

Wed 30 Apr

£3.50 / 01392 667080

  • 17:00

Abbi Glines: Book Signing

A rare chance to meet the self-published American author as she signs copies of her best-selling novels.

Waterstones, Manchester

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 0161 832 8563

  • 14:00

The Fascination Of The East: Talk

Lecturer Victoria Coleman gives a talk about items from the collection that originate from the region.

Wallace Collection, London W1U

Fri 18 Apr

Free, adv booking required / 020 7563 9500

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Gerry Hassan: Caledonian Dreaming

Writer, commentator and thinker Hassan gears up for the referendum with his examination of the state of contemporary Scotland, Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

Over-18s only

£5 / 0141 636 6119

In conversation with BBC’s business and economics editor Douglas Fraser.

  • 16:00
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Live Canon

A performance of poetry from memory, inspired by Scarborough's history.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sat 19 Apr

£10 / 01723 370541

  • 15:00

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 26 Apr

Room 4

Free / 020 7323 8299

  • 13:15 – 14:00

1966: What's It All About? And The Forgotten Fans: Lecture

Drs John Hughson and Stacey Pope give short lectures about England's World Cup win in 1966.

National Football Museum, Manchester

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0161 870 9275

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 8 Jun

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Sun 27 Jul

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Sun 17 Aug

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:15 – 15:00

Abdul & Mashuq’s First World War

Hear about the different experiences the Indian brother's share whilst serving in the war.

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30
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