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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

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

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

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

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
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An Introduction to Modern Art: Looking

Art historian Ola Wojtkiewicz leads a series of monthly sessions which consist of informal themed discussions in the gallery, designed to help you develop an understanding and appreciation of modern art. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Mon 26 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Margaret Bennett: Folklore and Scottish Song

The folk singer and ‘major figure of the modern Scottish revival’ presents a talk on Canadian recordings of Scottish repertoire.

Falkland Village Hall, Fife

Sat 17 May

£8 (£6)

Part of Fife Traditional Singing Festival.

  • 10:00 – 11:00

The Scotch Whisky Training School

An intensive one-day course in the tasting, blending, serving and history of scotch whisky, with a 'Certificate of Expertise' at the end.

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Fri 23 May

£175 (includes tea break and two-course lunch) / 0131 220 0441

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 3 Jun

£175 (includes tea break and two-course lunch) / 0131 220 0441

  • 09:00 – 17:00

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
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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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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

Design in Business: The Scottish Design Summit

Conference focusing on the important contributions of design to businesses and products.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 22 May

£25 per day; day & night (including dinner) £75 / 01382 381296

  • 09:30 – 10:30
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