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Poetry Evening and Gala Dinner with Carol Ann Duffy

Sparkling wine, food from nurture chef David Pilling and a poetry recital from Carol Ann Duffy – everything you'd want from the annual Hope and Glory black tie dinner.

Leeds Minster

Fri 19 Sep

£40 / 01132 452036

Independence and Monetary Reform: How Can Scotland Change the Banking and Monetary System?

With the independence referendum just around the corner, an evening of discussions about the nation's financial matters.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Around the World in Eighty Faiths Lecture

Peter Owen-Jones discusses the connection between religion and medicine. Booking is essential.

EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 300 3000

  • 11:00 – 12:00

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 24 Sep

£26 / 0844 871 3024

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Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

£16 / 0131 473 2000

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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

Tue 2 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 3 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 4 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 238 more dates until 1 May 2015

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 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Sold out / 0131 624 6200

Optimo spin the decks, and there's live performance from afro-disco collective Golden Teacher. Part of Generation.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight: 'Is Scotland Going to Vote Yes?' with John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathcylde. Curtice looks at the polls just ten days before the referendum goes off. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 16 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight, the fourth edition of PubhD.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'After the Referendum: What Now?' – A panel discusses the repercussions of the Referendum, whichever way it goes. With Scottish politics expert Dr Neil McGarvey; journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch; and Spectator blogger and libertarian Alex Massie. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

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

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

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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

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01342 302000

  • 19:30

Congress Theatre, Cwmbran

Tue 9 Sep

£12 ( £10; £10) / 01633 868239

  • 19:30

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Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh Skeptics

Regular meet-ups of Edinburgh's most enquiring minds, breaking down doctrine with pints and chat.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 07896 745991

Today: Dr Chris White – A Crash Course in Particle Physics.

  • 19:30

An Evening with Duncan Norvelle and Paper Lace

Laughter and music from comedian Duncan Norvelle, rockers Paper Lace and supporting acts, with funds going the British Heart Foundation.

Connaught Hall, Attleborough

Sat 20 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sun 21 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Realness

Ayana Christian, mother of the House of Khan in the ballroom community; Michael Robertson Garçon, father of the House of Garçon; Reina Gossett, Fred Moten and Charlene Sinclair discuss the notion of 'realness' with reference to race, sex and gender.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

£6 for Sunday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

What’s Wrong With Video Art?

An art critic, a curator, a gallery director and a journalist have a panel discussion on video art and how it can go wrong.

Rosenfeld Porcini, London W1T

Wed 10 Sep

£4 / 020 7637 1133

  • 19:30 – 20:45
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Alfred Emslie's Dinner at Haddo House

Alfred Emslie's 1884 painting Dinner at Haddo House depicts what looks like a convivial evening with high Victorian society, including then-PM William Ewart Gladstone – but if you want an explanation for Gladstone's scowl, look no further than the piper blasting away in a corner. Simon Welfare talks about the painting.

Haddo House, Ellon

Tue 7 Oct

£15 (under 26s £8) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Alice Roberts: The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

It is the closest we ever come to a transformation as profound as that from a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the first two months of our existence each of us changed from a single egg to something that looked recognisably human. In the course of that development there were echoes of earlier stages of evolution, harking…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

£11

Part of British Science Festival.

Ancient Skies

A viewing of the fulldome film, which explores the relationships that ancient cultures had with the skies. Featuring interviews with archeo-astronomers and 360 degree time-lapse footage taken of various mesolithic and neolithic sites.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Tue 2 Sep

01962 863791

  • 16:00

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Wed 17 Sep

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Followed by Q&A with director Grant Wakefield.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling: Touching the Imperceptible

Cinematographer, director and cultural critic Arthur Jafa and Prof Kara Keeling of USC, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, in a (kind of) conversation about blackness, queerness and cinema.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Saturday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

The Auld Acquaintance: Q&A with Greg Moodie Plus Lady Alba

Greg Moodie discusses his new book, Greg Moodie Versus the Union, plus an appearance from YouTube star Lady Alba. Part of the Auld Acquaintance exhibition programming.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

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Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

£5 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Director's Cut

One short play – written by Traverse/ IASH creative fellow Clare Duffy – is interpreted by a handful of directors. See how different choices make profound differences to the text. Afterwards there's an informal post-show discussion.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

  • 20:00

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Evening Talk: Foraging for Food – Scotland's Wild Harvest

Fi Martynoga, editor of the book Scotland's Wild Harvest will tell us which wild products we can find in the Scottish countryside and where and when to forage. There will be practical information about plants from fields, woods and seashores, which are full of many more edible species than we think, with plenty of advise…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 20:30

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

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

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

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