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BBC: Shaun Keaveny

6 Music Breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him and his special guests. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

£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.

Basil Zaharoff: The Wickedest Man in the World?

Historian Robin Barnes illuminates the life of Anatolian-born arms dealer Basil Zaharoff – who was also a linguist, pimp, arsonist and hobnobber with royals.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Beyond Beer

As well as a range of beers this festival offers gourmet and street food, a home brew competition, music, talks, beer and food pairing events and a Beer Banquet. Sláinte.

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00
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GREEN2014: Family Workshop – Grow Grow Grow!

Learn more about how to grow your own salads.

Parnie Street, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Free

Part of Glasgow 2014, Merchant City Festival & Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

How to Be a Professional Actor: Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and Annelie Powell

Spotlight Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and casting director Annelie Powell will be giving essential career advice on everything from CV’s, photos and showreels, to how to approach agents and casting directors. Great for actors just starting out in the industry or for anyone who could use a refresher.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 11:30

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.

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AhhGee Podcast Live

AhhGee Productions AhhGee presents the #AhhGeePodcastLive. Ease yourself into the day with this rib-tickling chatter-fest. Packed with songs, sketches and laughs galore. In alliance with Michael Bell, we combine like Lego transformers of fun to bring you the live AhhGee podcast experience. With guest appearances from…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

All Your Base

Designed for Backend developers and those interested in DevOps and system architecture, this is the only curated database conference of its kind in the UK. Featuring expert talks from database creators, industry leaders and developers.

Saïd Business School, Oxford

Fri 17 Oct

£175–£275 / 01865 288800

  • 08:30 – 17:30

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

Art of Mentoring

Teachers, outdoor educators and community organisers can get to grips with using art to help inspire care for community and the environment.

Falkland Centre for Stewardship

Thu 24 Jul

£250–£600 / 01337 858838

Please note: This course runs 20–26 July 2014.

  • 09:00 – 21:00

Fri 25 Jul

£250–£600 / 01337 858838

Please note: This course runs 20–26 July 2014.

  • 09:00 – 21:00

Sat 26 Jul

£250–£600 / 01337 858838

Please note: This course runs 20–26 July 2014.

  • 09:00 – 21:00

Auditioning Effectively for the Camera

The New York Film Academy Roger Del Pozo is the director of Performing Arts enrolment at the New York Film Academy and a casting director in NYC. Employing insights gathered from over 10 years working for some of the New York's busiest casting companies, he will take you through every step of what it takes to audition…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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B&P Motors Birthday Extraveganza

B&P Motors are celebrating their 60th by giving educational lectures and demos on vehicle maintenance and technology – not to mention free tea and biscuits!

B&P Motors, London IG1

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 24 more dates until 29 Aug

BBC: MacAulay & Co

Broadcast simultaneously live on BBC Radio Scotland and sold out every year for the last decade, Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman bring you the pick of the very best comedy from the Fringe. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

BBC: The Today Programme

The Today Programme: The BBC's flagship national news and current affairs show comes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Join James Naughtie for a morning of news-making interviews, international reports and the best of Edinburgh's summer festivals. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beyond a Joke? Comedy, Culture and the Public

Big Difference Productions Lecture and discussion series by prominent academics exploring comedy's response to contemporary cultural issues. Supported by the Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University. Confirmed speakers include John Roberts (Laughing about Free Speech: How Humour Helps Free Speech Thrive in…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

BFRS Career Event

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

Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0845 308 2406

  • 09:30 – 14:00
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BIRDIE Conference

Intimate one-day conference for photographers, speakers and storytellers to talk and discuss the latest in film and digital photography.

Shoreditch Village Hall, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

Early Bird £75 / 020 3542 6421

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Blackwell's Literary Walking Tour

On this walking tour, discover the university and the city where authors such as Graham Greene, Dorothy L Sayers and TS Eliot lived and learned.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Thu 24 Jul

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 31 Jul

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 7 Aug

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 11 more dates until 23 Oct

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Does the Fringe work for women? What images and messages do we see and hear? Are women fairly represented? Join us for a conversation about where women stand in the world’s largest arts festival and what, if anything, needs to be done. Guests will be announced on Twitter @fringecentral.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Breaking Down Language Barriers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Institut Français d'Ecosse The Fringe attracts artists, companies and audiences from all over the world, but how do you engage with an audience who don’t share the same first language as you? This discussion will look at when and why foreign language work succeeds, the challenges…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Careers in Film, the Digital Revolution and Crowd-Funding

The New York Film Academy Blake Babbitt (383 Productions founder) is a producer and director based out of New York City. He will conduct an exciting and well-rounded filmmaking workshop that emphasises various careers in the film industry, the digital revolution and how to create a successful crowd-funding campaign.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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