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5x15

Hosted by 5x15 Five speakers, 15 minutes, one high-octane evening of enlightening, and inspirational spoken word cabaret. Join 5x15 for their signature event, bringing speakers from diverse backgrounds to reveal their most innovative ideas and abiding passions. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Be a Media Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Elaine Liner Need more media coverage? Can't afford a publicist? (Not happy with the one you have?) Learn to generate positive publicity in print, online - everywhere! - with easy steps from media expert and arts journalist Elaine Liner. Insider tips on story pitches, 'listicles', Q&A's, photo ops and more.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Carnival of Curious Animals

Hosted by 5x15 Discover the bizarre stories and examine specimens of some of the world’s most celebrated and strangest animals, from Lonesome George the bachelor tortoise, Chi-Chi the pre-eminent panda to Ham the astrochimp. Join scientific journalist Henry Nicholls and Paolo Viscardi of the Horniman Museum to discover…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Jim Al-Khalili: Quantum – Still Crazy After All These Years

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms A whirlwind tour of the quantum world, highlighting just why it is so strange and how physicists have come to terms with what it all means. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may not be admitted. Age category: PG

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Art Late Central

Get guided around the art festival exhibitions in the centre of the city with music, drinking and merrymaking thrown in for good measure. With performances from Craig Coulthard and Chris Devotion & the Expectations, and a look at the work at the Old Royal High School, Trinity Apse and City Art Centre. Presented in…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

BBC: Radio 4's Bookclub

BBC Radio 4 Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo broadcasts live from the BBC's Edinburgh venue. Join us for a mix of live music, in-depth interviews and a daily dose of the Radio 2 Book Club. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Sat 9 Aug

£12.50 inc refreshments / 01258 475137

  • 16:00

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

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Paul Atterbury Presents Antiques Roadshow: World War One in 100 Family Treasures

Memories of WWI brought to life by Paul Atterbury from Antiques Roadshow.

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 14 Aug

£5 / 01600 772467

  • 18:00 – 21:30

TalkFest 2014: 01

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals. Sharing the Experience chaired by Gary McNair: The audience is increasingly an integral part of the theatrical experience – as participants or even as protagonists in the story. How is this immersive style…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Traverse 2

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The World's Worst Serial Killers

A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. Please note that this show not for the squeamish or faint-hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some may find disturbing.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 18 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

Congress Theatre, Cwmbran

Tue 9 Sep

£12 ( £10; £10) / 01633 868239

  • 19:30

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

  • 19:30

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2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Arts and culture leaders discuss the possibilities of the arts to foster understanding between nations. Speakers include Nandi Mandela, Irina Bokova, Jordi Savall and Ea Sola. The four Debating Chamber sessions are open to the public; email to book. Booking is essential.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

Closing Plenary in the Debating Chamber.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 11:30

39 years

"39 years is the average age of death for someone on the streets. Streetwork are on the streets 365 days of the year reaching those in desperate and destitute situations. Damaged and damaging people rough sleeping, begging, drinking, and involved in sex work all at risk on the streets. Join Streetwork to consider the…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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£500,000? Fine! Why Data Protection Matters

bto As you hire a cast for your latest production, send out mass promotional e-mails from a database or blog into the wee small hours, do you stop to consider whose personal data you are processing and whether what you are doing is subject to data protection laws? The specialist Data Protection Defence Team from BTO…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

5x15: David Peace in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Novelist David Peace speaks about his most recent book, Red or Dead, and more with cultural critic Mark Lawson.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Tue 19 Aug

£15 (£12) / 020 3468 5670

A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945–2045

A talk by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford about the lessons of war. Chaired by Dr Andrea Birdsall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Forensic Investigation

Hosted by 5x15 Join forensic expert Professor Sue Black OBE as she discusses her fascination with the astounding inner workings of the human body and her illustrious career in forensic science. From identifying human bodies in Kosovo to uncovering evidence for the UN’s War Crimes Tribunal, listen in awe as she recounts…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Novel Cure

Hosted by Canongate In need of life rejuvenation? Join School of Life bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud as she offers advice and inspiration from the world’s most renowned writers and prescribes much needed literary tonics to cure life’s ills and ails.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

MA'AM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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A Trade Union for Writers

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain WGGB is the TUC affiliated union for writers negotiating terms, agreements and conditions with BBC, ITV, C4, PACT and theatre organisations. We lobby for writers at Westminster, Holyrood, and Brussels. At a regional level, meetings and events are held to meet people within the…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaron Kreisler, Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr in Discussion

Curator Aaron Kreisler and New Zealand artists Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr discuss their parts in the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 15:00

Acting and Technical Theatre Careers Talk

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School World renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) runs acting, stage management and technical theatre courses. The Artistic Director and Head of Technical courses explain everything you need to know. Free event. Age category: 16+

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Two

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acting: In Conversation With …

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Fringe Society chats with actors at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and what they would do differently. Previous guests include Miriam Margoyles, George Wendt and Anthony Rapp. This year's guests will be announced on…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Lecture Theatre 3

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

Adelaide Fringe It’s all about Adelaide. Every summer artists from around the globe head down under to Australia’s biggest open-access arts festival. Find out what, where, why and how you can be part of this four week explosion of art, performance and fun.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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