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Conversation about The James Plays

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Appletree Writing Courses

Learn from those who have done it before and explore and develop the way from mind to page.

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£40

'The Secret Language of Place and Travel' with Sheree Mack.

Sun 18 May

£40

'Into The Unknown … ' with Pete Lancaster, about exploring our world through words and imagination.

Sun 22 Jun

£40

'Rough Greeting' by Alice Mitchell about finding your way to stories (and poems) and exploring ways to tell them.

BBC Good Food Show Spring

A large-scale food festival including a host of foodie faces, a 'Bakes & Cakes Village', local producers and more.

Harrogate International Centre

Fri 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Foodie Quine presents Wild Food and Coastal Foraging with Mark Williams

Grab some waterproof footwear and a basket and head out into the woods with food blogger Foodie Quine and forager Mark Williams in search of wild edibles. Plus, snack on a few foodie treats along the way.

Skatie Shore, Stonehaven

Sun 27 Apr

£45 (Children aged 8–16 £20)

The Global Migrations of the Scottish People since 1600: Issues, Debates, Controversies

Scholars from around the globe – from Scotland to America to New Zealand – speak on topics of emigration, myth, memory, diaspora and much more. Designed to be accessible to a public audience; early booking recommended.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 5 Jul

Free / 0131 6511254

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 6 Jul

Free / 0131 6511254

  • 09:00 – 18:00
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AMATA Festival

Combined platform festival for practitioners emerging from the University College Falmouth. Featuring a series of performances, talks, events and networking opportunities.

University College Falmouth, The Performance Centre, Penryn

Tue 27 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Wed 28 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Thu 29 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 8 more dates until 6 Jun

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

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Body Hotel – Taster Session

A taster session before the full-length Body Hotel movement course, in which professionals can move and discover through creative means. No experience necessary. Booking is essential.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

Studio G25

£60 (£50) / 07787 034072

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Conversation with Hebrides Ensemble

Conversation with one of Scotland's most dynamic chamber groups, with a team of world-class players and a strong commitment to new music.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Stan Douglas

Fiona Bradley, Fruitmarket Gallery Director talks with the Canadian artist about his film and Helen Lawrence.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Conversation with The Tallis Scholars

Conversation with one of the leading exponents of Renaissance music in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Ute Lemper

The iconic German cabaret star discusses her life and work with Jamie MacDougall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Creative Circles

Casual meet-up for creative people to chat, exchange ideas and share stories. Hosted by Creative Edinburgh's Director Janine Matheson.

Brew Lab, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

Free / 0131 662 8963

  • 08:30 – 10:30

Creolizing Dance in a Global Age

A symposium where dance practitioners, academics, policy makers and funders share their thoughts and practice on the complex relationship between ‘creolization’ and dance. Key speakers from North America and the Caribbean include L’Antoinette Stines, Artistic Director of L’Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force…

King's College London Waterloo Campus, SE1

Wed 21 May

£40 until Apr 30; £55 after (£45)

Part of Let's Dance International Festival.

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Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

£12.50–£16.50 inc workshops / 02920 799199

  • 09:00 – 20:00

Deepak Chopra

Chopra is an author, New Age guru and alternative medicine enthusiast.

IndigO2, London SE10

Sun 11 May

£72.75–£116.75 / 0871 220 0260

Go Uchida

Japanese view on the people, life and scenery of Scotland.

Hannah Zakari, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5433

  • 11:00 – 17:30

Beyond the Book

Day-long symposium on the artist's book, book art and bookworks, with artists and academics in discussion about the book as a physical object and a figurative container of ideas.

University of Exeter

Thu 15 May

Queens Building

£21 (guild members and friends £16) / 01626 832223

Book through Devon Guild.

  • 09:30 – 17:30

BFRS Career Event

Those in the Armed Forces and their families can meet employers, access self-employment opportunities and more.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Thu 1 May

Free / 0845 308 2406

  • 09:30 – 14:00
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Books in Focus

The Galleries' Books in Focus sessions are in-depth looks at famous artists' books and the people who made them. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

This session focuses on books by Wassily Kandinsky, examining original copies of Die Blaue Reiter and Klänge.

  • 11:30 – 12:30

CFI UK: The Surveillance Society

A discussion on the hot topic of surveillance from the British Humanist Association, with talks from Caspar Bowden, Tom Sorrell, and Judith Rauhofer.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Sat 3 May

£10 (Students £5; Members £5) / 020 7242 8032

Registration at 10.30am.

David Icke

The controversial writer and conspiracy theorist leads his first full-day event in two years.

Wembley Stadium, London HA9

Sat 25 Oct

£50.75–£61.75

Explorers Room Sessions

Micro-presentations and prolonged question and answer sessions with inspiration speakers and storytellers. The order of speakers on the day is Steve Bate, Adventure Storytelling (kids), Tim Baillie MBE, Calum McNicol, Adventure Storytelling (kids) and the Meek family. Each speaker's session lasts one hour. Booking is…

Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Perth

Sat 14 Jun

Free (ticketed) / 01738 455050

Part of Perthshire Adventure Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 11:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 11:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 11:00
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