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Andrew Greig: Fair Helen

The author reads from his new Borders-set historical novel, Fair Helen, as well as performing a few poems and singing a few songs.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 19 Jan 2015

£5 (Members £3) / 01786 471917

Andrew Motion: The New World

An event tied into the former Poet Laureate's book about a race across America.

Jersey Arts Centre

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£15 ( £10) / 01534 700444

Annual General Meeting

Stamford and District Geological Society Annual General Meeting.

Tinwell Village Hall, Stamford

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 01780 756 341

Annual Museum Lecture: Talk

Roy Chandler, the Director of Essex Waterways Limited, talks about the history of the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation, which paved the way for the industrialisation of Chelmsford and surrounding areas.

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£6 ( £5) / 01245 606505

Anthony D'Offay And Jeremy Deller: Talk

Gallerist and collector d'Offay talks to curator Deller about the Love Is Enough exhibition and the experience of working with Andy Warhol.

Modern Art Oxford

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free, ticketed / 01865 722733

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An Archaeological Exploration: Talk

Discover more about the recent excavations around Bishop's Stortford with representatives from Oxford Archaeology East.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£3.50 / 01279 651746

Art Of The Garden: Bruce Munro Light And Landscape: Talk

Bruce Munro discusses his work and explores the inspiration behind it, including site and remembered personal experience. Munro is known for his site-specific installations which use light.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£8 (£6) / 01749 814060

Art Of The Garden: Dan Pearson, The Garden As Vision: Talk

Influential garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson discusses his inspirations and influences, along with his latest project.

Durslade Farm, Bruton

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£8 (£6)

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£8 (£6) / 01749 814060

Art Of The Garden: Victoria Glendinning The Biographer In The Garden: What Does A Garden Tell You About A Person?: Talk

Biographer Victoria Glendinning discusses gardens and what they say about their owners, using biographies of famous authors and her own observations.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Thu 5 Mar 2015

The Art Of The Jewish Book Since The Invention Of Printing

Prof. Emile Schrijver from the University of Amsterdam discusses the rich artistic tradition in medieval manuscripts and in Jewish books since the 15th Century invention of printing.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£5 / 0161 834 9879

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Artists in Conversation Simon Holt: Talk

Writer and lecturer Ivan Hewett discusses his recent work before the premier performance.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Mon 19 Jan 2015

£4 / 020 7935 2141

Artists In Conversation: Wolfgang Rihm: Talk

The composer discusses his life and works.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£4 / 020 7935 2141

Arts And Older People Forum: Talk

Lauren Glendinning, dance and movement psychotherapist and Arts and Older People practitioner discusses the wide ranging benefits of dance and movement with older people.

Courtyard, Hereford

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Free / 01432 340555

Arts And Older People Forum: Talk

Jean Atkin talks about her experience creating poems with the residents and staff of care homes whilst working on the In The Pink Poetry project.

Courtyard, Hereford

Mon 16 Mar 2015

Free / 01432 340555

Ash Dykes: Breaking Mongolia: The Lonely Snow Leopard: Talk

Dykes talks about the challenges he faced during his solo walk across Mongolia.

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 17 Mar 2015

The Rake

£14 (£12) / 01524 598 500

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Attitudes Towards Spanish Sculpture In The 19th Century: Talk

A talk by Dr Marjorie Trusted FSA, Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A Museum.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01833 690606

Away Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in aid of Edinburgh Foodbank, presented by [Untitled] and The Grind.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£5 All profits donated to Edinburgh Food bank / 0800 411 8881

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Away Game Summerhall, Edinburgh

Bahrain's Election Boycott: Lessons From Kuwait: Lecture

A discussion on the recent parliamentary elections in Bahrain with speaker Dr Kristin Smith Diwan and chair Professor Toby Dodge, asking if despite the boycott by the political opposition, whether the vote will influence stability and democratic advancement.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

CLM 2.02, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Banging The Drum: Real Talk Sessions

An all-star Birmingham panel are challenged with taboo topics to open your mind, and confront social barriers with a hint of music and a dash of comedy.

The Drum, Birmingham

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£8 / 0121 333 2444

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening With Ann Murray: Talk

In conversation with the distinguished mezzo-soprano as she reflects on her remarkable life and career with Dr Raymond Holden.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 9 Jan 2015

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

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The Barbirolli Lectures: Steven Isserlis in Conversation: Talk

British cellist doyen Steven Isserlis discusses his career with Dr Raymond Holden.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 20 Feb 2015

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Phone for prices / 020 7873 7300

Barnes Literary Society: Alan Johnson MP

A talk by the Hull West and Hessle MP who recounts his early years and the struggles and delights of his childhood.

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, London SW13

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 020 8876 9885

Barwell speakers Club

Learn to speak in public with confidence with a speakers club.

The George Ward Centre, Leicester

Thu 25 Dec


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Battlefield Ethics And Secularisation: Lecture

A discussion led by priest and Guardian columnist Dr Giles Fraser about how the British Army has dealt with the challenges of secularisation when traditionally ethics have drawn heavily from Christianity.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 12 Jan 2015

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Beau Street Hoard Talks

An illustrated talk about the discovery of a hoard of Roman coins in Bath in 2008.

Roman Baths Museum

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 01225 477785

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