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Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 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.

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.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

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

Still Life with Bird's Nest by Jan van Huysum

Senior Curator Tico Seifert talks about this 18th century Dutch flower painting.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 23 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:15
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Walter Scott and the Storytellers

Is ‘storyteller’ a polite word for ‘liar’? Or are storytellers the speakers of terrible truths? Walter Scott puts storytelling at the centre of his art. In this study afternoon storyteller Anna Fancett and researcher Lisa McKenna explore Scott as ‘Wizard of the North’ and master storyteller.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Castle Archer Weapons Talk

Learn the gritty history of a variety of weapons, from the longbow to the cannon to the broadsword.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 4 May

Included in admission

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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

Sat 26 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

Fri 4 Jul

Free / 0131 6511254

  • 17:00

King's Museum Lunchtime Talks

A series of regular talks on historical topics.

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Thu 24 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00
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Literary Lunch with Siri Hustvedt

Discuss all manner of bookish things with bestselling author Siri Hustvedt (What I Loved) over a two- or three-course lunch. Organised by Dulwich Books.

Belair House, London SE21

Thu 29 May

£25–£30 / 020 8670 1920

Lunchtime Talks at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

A series of free talks taking place on Wednesday lunchtimes in various Aberdeen museums. Booking essential for talks at the Maritime Museum. Booking is essential.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

'James Mcbey' by Ann Steed, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 01224 523700

'Marie Laurencin' by Griffin Coe, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 01224 523700

A tour of the exhibition from Aberdeen Artists Society.

  • 12:30 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

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 26 Apr

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 10 May

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Nutshell

Opportunities to explore topical issues of the day. Led by experts for beginners, no previous knowledge of the topic is required. Details published a month in advance.

Gladstone's Library, Hawarden

Sun 27 Apr

£10 or £20 (including lunch beforehand) / 01244532350

Sun 25 May

£10 or £20 to include lunch beforehand / 01244532350

Sun 22 Jun

£10 or £20 (including lunch beforehand) / 01244532350

…and 3 more dates until 28 Sep

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids and galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Mon 12 May

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00

Mon 9 Jun

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00
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Planning for Progression: a Cluster Model for Transformation of Learning and Teaching in Sciences

Complementary seminars and workshops about Perth and Kinross council's new model for teaching science.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 30 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff from primary and secondary schools across Perth and Kinross share their experiences of the council's new model.

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Wed 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff members share tasks for the progression of learning in the Curriculum for Excellence's science section 'Body Systems, Cells and Inheritance'. Delegates can also choose to attend one of the available workshops: 'What makes me me? A Commonwealth Champion Challenge' for early level, 'Perfect Poo!' and 'Healthy Body Bits' for first level and 'I am Unique' and 'Magnificent Microbes' for second level.

  • 16:15 – 18:30

Wed 3 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff members share tasks for the progression of learning in the Curriculum of Excellence’s science sections ‘Materials: Earth’s Materials and Properties and Uses of Substances’ and ‘Planet Earth: Processes of the Planet’/ Delegates can also choose to attend one of the available workshops: ‘Inquiry-based Science’ in the context of processes of the planet for early level or ‘Scotland’s Rocky Journey’ for first and second level.

  • 16:15 – 18:30

Scotland in the Soft Power Era

Discussion featuring Professor Chris Breward, Vice Principal Creative Industries and Performing Arts, Professor Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics and Professor John Holden, cultural relations expert.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Scottish Bagpipes: Past, Present, Future

Introduced by Iain MacInnes and Gary West the development, art and future of the Scottish Bagpipes are explored by a panel including Hamish Moore, Jack Taylor and Roddie MacLeod. Lowland and Highland; band, quartet and solo instrument; social; concert and marching instrument - there is much more to Bagpipe music than we…

Teviot, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£6 (£4) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

Spiralling Anxiety: Hysteria Transformed in the Work of Louise Bourgeois

Artist and writer Elizabeth Manchester talks about the ways in which Louise Bourgeois plays with the notion of the woman as hysteric.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

Symposium: Desired Futures 7 – Working with People

A discussion about socially engaged art practice and how to convey the value of art, with artist Neil Bromwich and Alistair Hudson from Grizedale Arts.

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Thu 22 May

Crown Street Gallery

Free / 01642 726720

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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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.

The Peace to End Peace

What lessons were learnt at the end of the First World War?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

The War Requiem

Find out more about Britten's War Requiem.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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