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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 11 Nov

Danske Bank Stage

£14.50 (£12.50) / 028 9038 1081

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 01786 466666

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United Nations Association Edinburgh International Peace Conference

Two day conference on the theme of 'Sustainable Peace: Rights, Reconciliation and Restoration'.

Moray House Campus, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£20 (Students £10; one day ticket £12; one day student ticket £6)

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 2 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 9 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

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The History of Fighting Fantasy and Adventure Gamebooks

Jonathan Green tells the story of how Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's The Warlock of Firetop Mountain did something truly magical – kick start a literary revolution as the first ever adventure game book. The author of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain also discusses how You Are The Hero, a history of Fighting Fantasy…

North London Tavern, NW6

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 07941 962356

Part of Kilburn Literary Festival.

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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The First World War in 650 Letters

Ben Makin delivers a talk on the First World War, using 650 letters as a primary source for key events, such as the Christmas truce.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

Free (donations appreciated) / 0131 667 7533

Alfred Brendel: A Pianist's A–Z

Alfred Brendel may have retired from the concert platform, but not from performing. Here he talks from a lifetime of experience of the classical scene.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

Strathclyde Suite

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Another Athens Symposium

A one-day symposium inviting speakers to investigate the city and how people interact with it.

Forest Centre +, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 229 4948

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

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John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Second Space

£16

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Tue 28 Oct

£15.50–£18.50 / 0113 243 0808

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£15 / 020 8688 9291

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Lorn McIntyre: Paranormal in the Highlands

In the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland, where the veil between reality and the supernatural is thinner than the width of a hair on a kelpie’s mane, there exists a long set of traditions and a wealth of folklore relating to the supernatural. Lorn considers ‘second sight’ through the paranormal experiences of his own…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Only Human?

A weekend festival exploring the relations between humans and the 'more than human'. Featuring a broad range of talks, exhibitions, performances and more.

Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

50th Anniversary Debate

A debate about Welfare Reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (senior fellow, The King's Fund).

St Mary-Le-Bow Church, London EC2V

Mon 27 Oct

Free but ticketed / 020 7248 5139

Bad Seed MTB

An evening all about those well-liked beer people over at Bad Seed Brewery.

The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£25 / 0131 229 0759

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Fused Festival

Friday night welcomes young people of all musical abilities to take part in songwriting and music-making activities presented by professional musicians. Saturday night is gig night headlined by indie-folk band Randolph’s Leap. Featured artists include Rising Pacific, Cameron Roxburgh, Deep As Grass, The Canary Trap and…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 24 Oct

Over-12s only

£3 (children free) / 01786 473544

Future iGaming

A chance to discuss innovations in the iGaming industry, gambling marketing and factors influencing customer betting behaviour.

American Square Conference Centre, London EC3N

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 08:00 – 20:00 Future iGaming American Square Conference Centre, London

Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Featuring over 100 playable games, rare original game artwork, 2D objects and interviews with game designers.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

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Kevin McKenna and guests

Exploring the the contribution and impact of the Immigrant Irish in Glasgow.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2999

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: Talk

The renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 2 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0843 208 1144

Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren't They?

Best known for his work as a battery powered mechanoid (Kryten) in Red Dwarf, or a scruffy presenter of Scrapheap Challenge, Robert Llewellyn will argue that batteries and electric cars are the key to a very different future.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 7 Nov

£6 (£3)

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sat 29 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£10) / 01227 281174

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