Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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Onyeka: African People in Sixteenth Century Scotland

A talk from historian Onyeka on African people in Scotland during the sixteenth century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 07958 671267

Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

Histories of Theatre in Leeds & West Yorkshire: From 19th century playbills to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and West Yorkshire have a vibrant and fascinating theatrical heritage as revealed through the University Library's Special Collections and the Local and Family History Library.

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

Leeds Town Hall

Fri 12 Dec

Free

Silent Night 1914 – Christmas During the First World War: Hear what the Special Collections' Liddle Collection can reveal about Christmas one hundred years ago, both on the front line and at home. Including examples of cards and gifts; food and games; and the experience of life in the trenches at Christmas together with first-hand accounts of the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Free

Dialect in the Museum: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) in Special Collections is a unique collection of materials relating to English dialect and folk life. Hear how the staff are breathing new life into this historical archive by teaming up with Yorkshire museums, enriching their collections, and inviting visitors to help dig for dialect.

Literature Talk and Film with Dr Jane Mackay: Lord Lytton's Last Days of Pompeii

Investigate the work of Lytton before checking out a film adaptation of his book.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 28 Nov

An Afternoon with Shona MacLean

The writer dicusses her work.

Aberdeen Central Library

Sat 29 Nov

Free ticketed / 01224 652500

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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Christmas Tour of the National Gallery

A Christmas-themed guided tour of the Gallery's permanent collection.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Deepening the Practice 2

Conversations and talks about finding the right performance style for you.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Dundee Afternoon Lecture: Christopher Whatley

Christopher Whatley discusses the Kirk and the struggle for hearts and minds in Angus during the Jacobite risings.

Tower Building, Dundee

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 384310

The Eagle's Way: Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley discusses his book The Eagle's Way.

Lochee Community Library, Dundee

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 01382 431835

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

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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

Mon 24 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 25 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Wed 26 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 155 more dates until 1 May 2015

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May 2015

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£20 / 08432 086000

Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

Gavin Francis: Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Although he went to Antarctica as an on-base medical doctor, Gavin Francis ended up spending a lot of time with emperor penguins during his fourteen months on the most icy and isolated of continents. Hear him talk about his life-changing experience among the birds.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 242 8100

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

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GIOfest VII Discussion: Graphic Scores in Music

From Cage to Cardew via Braxton and Logothetis to Jonny Greenwood and Jennifer Walshe, the graphic score has been one of the most intriguing ways for a composer to communicate with performers. This discussion features the GIO and guest panellists, but it's open: if you have some examples of graphic scores, bring 'em along…

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of GIOfest VII.

Jilli Blackwood: The yellow brick road

Textiles artist Jilli Blackwood talks about her work.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Judith Kingham: The Last Summer and the Great War

A talk from Judith Kingham, whose interests lie in the Edwardian period and the changes wrought by WWI. Judith is the author of The Last Summer and The Memory of Lost Senses.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Tue 25 Nov

£3 / 01256 478670

King's Museum Lunchtime Talks

A series of regular talks on historical topics. Student volunteers provide an introduction to the current King's Museum exhibition ‘Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age.’ The student curated exhibition provides an insight into how time was valued in the Victorian era, exploring how the Victorians perceived the past, present…

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01224 274330

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01224 274330

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 01224 274330

…and 7 more dates until 19 Dec

Light Lunchtime Lectures

Monthly informal talks on a variety of subjects.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 12 Dec

£5 / 01522 873894

Freeschool Lane: A History – Learn about the history of Free School Lane, including the 13th century home of the Grey Friars. With Lesley Clarke.

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Mackintosh Architecture Architects in Conversation

Contemporary architects give a series of presentations on themes inspired by the exhibition.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Mackintosh Architecture Exhibition Tours

The Hunterian's Museum University Student Educators take you round the exhibition. Tours last approximately half an hour.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

Mon 8 Dec

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

…and 3 more dates until 29 Dec

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk: Travels with Mackintosh

Pamela Robertson of the Hunterian talks about travels with Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

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 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

Me & T Monthly

A supportive space for people who have friends, family or partners who are transgender or exploring their gender.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Me & T Monthly LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Me & T Monthly LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Me & T Monthly LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh
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