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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

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

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

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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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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Notes & Notes: Graham Fitch Piano Recital

Pianist Graham Fitch performs and gives a talk, followed by afternoon tea.

Craxton Studios, London NW3

Sun 14 Sep

£20–£25 / 020 7435 2965

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

In Process with Jackie Kay

The celebrated Scottish writer talks about her long and varied writing career, from her first collection of poetry (The Adoption Papers, 1991) to her 2010 memoir Red Dust Road.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 30 Sep

£6 (£3; SWC members free) / 0141 352 4900

Organised by Scottish Writers' Centre.

  • 19:00 – 20:30

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.

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
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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

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

From Virgil to Tintin: Translating into Scots

Writers Tom Hubbard and J Derrick McClure and editor Susan Rennie discuss their translation projects, which include Alice in Wonderland and Tintin. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

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

  • 18:30 – 21:00
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Predicting Evolution

The Cabaret of Dangerous ideas is back – tonight having a look at Darwin's theory.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 19:30

Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 Feb 2015

Scran Salon Glasgow

Chat with like-minded people about food and drink while indulging in a beer, milkshake or other beverage of your choice, along with some food tastings.

The Raven, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 332 6151

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Seeing God in …

A series of talks examining different traditions, objects and places and how these things are associated with different faiths across the world.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Sufi Islam'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Judaism'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in the Reformation'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
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African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

Evening Talk: Chocolate – History, Facts and Myths

The Chocolate Tree are Scottish craft chocolate makers; one of very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate. They work directly with growers of cacao to encourage the growing of heirloom cacao which will sustain biodiversity and fine flavour chocolate into the future, as well as providing growers with the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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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Garden Talk: Perfect Lawns

Pollok Gardener Susan Boyd shares her tips for the perfect lawn. Booking is essential.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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 6 Sep

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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