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Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly Unwrapped

A free, hour-long introduction to Puccini's tale of doomed love. Hear highlights from the show, meet the principal characters and find out more about the production in this Unwrapped session.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Fri 6 Jun

Free / 01463 234234

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 9 May

Free / 0131 529 6000

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Tue 13 May

Free / 01224 641122

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An Evening With Gervase Phinn: Talk

An Evening with Gervase Phinn promises to leave the audience in stitches as he shares his hilarious tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Dubbed The James Herriot Of Schools this best-selling author, radio and TV personality offers a varied evenings entertainment. One of Britain's most popular…

Buxton Opera House

Fri 13 Jun

£16 / 01302 745716

  • 20:00

Gala, Durham

Wed 23 Apr

£15 / 01302 745716

  • 19:30

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

£17.50 / 01302 745716

  • 19:30

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Iain Macwhirter: The Road to Referendum

The political columnist presents his new book, a companion to the three-part television series of the same name.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Over-18s only

£10 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 29 May

£10 (£8) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:00

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
…and 32 more dates until 21 Dec

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 2 May

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 27 Apr

£15 / 01392 665938

  • 19:30

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sat 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

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Scottish Astrological Association Talks

Twice monthly talks on a variety of astrology related topics.

Theosophical Society, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

£0–£5

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Wed 7 May

£0–£5

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Wed 21 May

£0–£5

  • 19:30 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 18 Jun

RSNO Naked Classics: Beethoven's Fifth

The opening notes of Beethoven's Symphony No 5, often written out as dah-dah-dah-daaahhh, are among the most famous in musical history; but did you know that in Morse code they spell the letter V – which happens to be the Roman numeral for 'five'? This is just one of the many pieces of pointless trivia that renowned…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 10 May

£10 / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

Introduction to the World of Wine

This eight-week course serves as an introduction to the world of wine. Journey across the globe, visiting a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Tue 13 May

£10 per class / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 13 May–1 Jul 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 20 May

£10 per class / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 13 May–1 Jul 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 27 May

£10 per class / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 13 May–1 Jul 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 5 more dates until 1 Jul

King's Museum Lunchtime Talks

A series of regular talks on historical topics.

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Mon 21 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

Tue 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

Thu 24 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

LeithLate

LeithLate is one huge art opening, with multiple free events – from music, to film, to poetry – taking place simultaneously over a number of art spaces and local businesses on and around Leith Walk, all within the space of just a few hours on the same evening. An afterparty runs from 10pm on Sat 21 June.

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Jun

Free

  • 17:00 – 22:00

Sun 22 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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The Road to 11 November

Discussion chaired by Professor Donald Bloxham on the 1918 ceasefire.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

PJ O'Rourke: The Baby Boom

The bestselling author and funnyman distances himself from 'the disco-bunnies, drop-outs and dope-heads' who formed the baby-boom generation in his latest book, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again).

Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P

Tue 27 May

How British Is Scotland? Lecture Series

A series of lectures, from different perspectives, that examine Scotland's political, cultural and social landscape in the lead-up to the 2014 referendum.

University of Glasgow

Tue 29 Apr

Free

Today: 'How British Is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland' with Ewan Campbell and Stephen Driscoll.

Tue 20 May

Free

Today: 'How British Is Scotland: Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism' with Thomas Owen Clancy.

The Culture of Violence in the Twentieth Century

Was the First World War the start or just a mirror of violent culture of the time?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The First World War and Australia’s Rise to Nationhood

The story of Australia from just before the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945–2045

A talk by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford about the lessons of war. Chaired by Dr Andrea Birdsall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bitter Music: Harry Partch’s Diary with David Moss

David Moss presents part of the musical text to accompany the staging of his last great opera Delusion of the Fury.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Christina Schmid: Overcoming Adversity

Schmid, whose husband was killed in action attempting to defuse a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, talks about her campaign for servicemen and women to be recognised for their work, as well as her book, Always by My Side.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Wed 25 Jun

£10 / 02392 828282

  • 18:00

Contemporary Military Operations – Risks and Responsibilities

A discussion on military operations by a man who has been there and done that.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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 Samuel Pisar

A discussion about the narration of Bernstein's Kaddish symphony.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 26 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 Takács Quartet

One of the world's great music ensembles talks to music critic Richard Morrison about its artistic vision.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 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.

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