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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

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

Tettenhall Library, Wolverhampton

Sat 3 May

Free / 01902 556308

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Tyldesley Library, Manchester

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01942 404738

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 01942 404738

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Gaie Sebold: Book Signing

The author signs copies of her latest book, Shanghai Sparrow, a tale of espionage, warring empires and thrilling exploits with a dynamic heroine, which takes Steampunk out of England and into the Far East.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Thu 8 May

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Spring Lamb Talks

Learn about rearing sheep and how they are essential to the estate.

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

Mon 21 Apr

Free, plus admission £8.80, child £4.45, family £13.90 & £22.70 / 01271 850296

  • 15:00 – 15:30

Keeper Talks: Baboons

A talk about the animals, including what they eat and how they are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Mon 21 Apr

Baboons - Baboon Island

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:30

Tue 22 Apr

Baboons - Baboon Island

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:30

Wed 23 Apr

Baboons - Baboon Island

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:30
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Keeper Talks: Giraffes & Hippos

A talk about the animals, including what they eat and how they are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Mon 21 Apr

Giraffes & Hippos - Giraffe Viewing Balcony / Hippo Viewing Deck

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:00

Tue 22 Apr

Giraffes & Hippos - Giraffe Viewing Balcony / Hippo Viewing Deck

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:00

Wed 23 Apr

Giraffes & Hippos - Giraffe Viewing Balcony / Hippo Viewing Deck

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 12:00
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Keeper Talks: Lemurs

A talk about how the primates are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Mon 21 Apr

Lemurs - The Lemur enclosure opposite the Parrotsphere

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 14:00

Tue 22 Apr

Lemurs - The Lemur enclosure opposite the Parrotsphere

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 14:00

Wed 23 Apr

Lemurs - The Lemur enclosure opposite the Parrotsphere

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 14:00
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Keeper Talks: Tigers

A talk about the predatory cats, including what food they eat and how they are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00
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Paul Evans & Chris Jones: The Spirit Is A Bone

An interactive installation of drawings and poetry inspired by ancient specimens and artefacts.

Derby Museum And Art Gallery

Tue 22 Apr

1001 Objects Gallery

Free / 01332 641901

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

1001 Objects Gallery

Free / 01332 641901

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

1001 Objects Gallery

Free / 01332 641901

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 111 more dates until 31 Aug

Russell Morris Exhibition: All The Days She Could Spare

Drawings, monoprints and poetry documenting Russell's experiences of caring for his mother who suffered from Alzheimer's.

Chester Cathedral

Mon 21 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 6 May

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.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

Free / 0131 622 8222

Part of TradFest.

Harriet Tarlo

Sounds New Poetry Festival 2014.

Mrs Jones' Kitchen, Canterbury

Wed 7 May

Free

  • 21:00

Jo Nesbo: Author Event

The Norwegian crime author signs copies of his novel The Son.

Waterstones, York

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01904 628740

  • 13:00
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Waterstones, Yeovil

Sat 24 May

Free / 01935 479832

  • 13:00

Sorcery, Magic And The Viking Mind: Lecture

Neil Price explores evidence of sorcery and magic in both archaeology and textual sources, opening a window on a little-known aspect of the Viking world.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 2 May

BP Lecture Theatre

Free, ticketed / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Spotlight Talk

Turner Contemporary staff reveal personal stories unlocked by objects and artworks in a personal tour of our spring exhibition.

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01843 233000

  • 15:00

Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor: Roscoe Lecture

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conductor talks to Darren Henley, Classic FM's Managing Director, about his life and career.

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Wed 14 May

Free / 0151 709 3789

  • 18:00

Book Club

An informal talk about the selected book of the month.

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00
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Clwb Milipwts: Diwrnod Ogi \ A Day with Ogi

A cultured little chap, Ogi loves nothing more than a good book… and all of the activities, workshops and performances today are inspired by her.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Mon 21 Apr

Building Wide

Free / 029 2063 6464

  • 10:00

Curator's Introduction To Vikings: Life And Legend: Lecture

Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams gives an illustrated introduction to the Vikings: Life And Legend exhibition.

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 3 May

BP Lecture Theatre

Free, ticketed / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:30 – 14:15

Dedicated To My Father: Talk

An illustrated talk about the life and work of theatrical theorist and designer Edward Gordon Craig, and his father, Edward Godwin, the Arts and Crafts architect.

National Trust: Smallhythe Place, Tenterden

Sun 11 May

Free, plus general admission £6.80, child £3.70, family £16.50 / 01580 762334

  • 14:30

Free Range & Sounds New Poetry: Arlet & Leon String Quartet & Harriet Tarlo

Arlet draw influences from traditional and contemporary British folk music. The Leon String Quartet currently lead a busy and diverse musical life with performances across the South East. Harriet Tarlo completes the evening with poetry readings.

Mrs Jones' Kitchen, Canterbury

Wed 7 May

Free

  • 21:30 – 23:30

Free Range & Sounds New Poetry: What is Free Range? & Jeff Hilson

Poet Juha Virtanen and musician Sam Bailey have been commissioned to create a performance based on audience feedback and responses to the past 77 Free Range events alongside live music and poetry from Jeff Hilson.

Mrs Jones' Kitchen, Canterbury

Thu 8 May

Free

  • 21:30 – 23:30
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