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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 27 Jul

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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…

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

  • 14:00

Fear and Loathing

Hosted by Canongate Why do we marvel in the macabre and delight in the deathly? Why do our eyes deceive us and see things which aren’t really there? And why do our brains make up stories which expose our deepest fears? Renowned screenwriter Jeremy Dyson and psychologist and author Richard Wiseman examine the dark and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

First World War: Re-thinking the Centenary

Discussion looking at the First World War for what it was. chaired by Professor Donald Bloxham, University of Edinburgh.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fragments and Living Monuments: Spotlight on Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

Learn more about the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft at this informal research talk. Dr Anna Birch, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dr Susan Manly, University of Saint Andrews, present. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Women's Library

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0141 550 2267

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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

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Sat 9 Aug

£12.50 inc refreshments / 01258 475137

  • 16:00

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 31 Aug

£13.50 (£11.50; £10.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:00

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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

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fringe Festivals Around the World

World Festival Network A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from national and international Fringe Festival Producers. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear why they're important and how they differ. Ask a question on how you could take part and tour to more destinations. Past Fringes include San Diego…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Lecture Theatre 2

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

From Red Clydeside to Radical Scotland

A look at anti-war activity in Scotland.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gaia Weekender

Intimate gathering of like-minded women with special guests Horse McDonald and VG Lee. Price includes three nights bed, breakfast and dinner.

Drumkilbo House, Blairgowrie

Fri 24 Oct

£295 / 01828 640445

  • 17:00
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Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

A look at what is considered one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Garden Talk: Food Miles and Country

Guest speaker Joe Murray, Learning Officer from NTS Pollok House, talks about sustainable living, past and present and how we can get back to our consumer ‘roots’.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Meeting at Pollok Country Park Visitor Centre.

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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

Generation by Night

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

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 21 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

German Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your German conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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Germany Wants This War

What role did Britain play in contributing to conflict that led to WWI? Find out at this centenary lecture.

University of Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Free (ticketed) / 0131 650 1000

The Great War and Modern Scotland

Lecture looking at the ways in which WWI impacted Scottish history.

University of Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Free (ticketed) / 0131 650 1000

Guided Tour: She Town

A lively look at some notable Dundee women and their amazing stories.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 01382 307200

  • 13:00 – 13:30

High Command in War

Chaired by historian Trevor Royle, Sir Hew Strachan aims to look beyond the accepted role of command during the First World War and portray the generals that could not cope or who had murderous intent.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Highlights Tours at Glasgow Museums

Get a closer look at some of the best specimens Glasgow Museums has in its collections. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Human History Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Transport and Technology Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Natural History Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Art Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30
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How To Do a Show at the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared. If you are interested in bringing a show to the festival then this is the event for you. Fringe…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Make It as a Visual Artist

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society How do you communicate your work to curators? And how do you develop your practice while earning a living? This event will provide useful advice and tips for putting together a portfolio and making sure your CV is doing you justice. Followed by Q&A and networking. Guests will be…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Sell Your Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Meet PR and media insiders: tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Society's Media Office, this discussion will give you invaluable advice on marketing your show at the festival. Panellists will be announced…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How To Tour Your Show in the UK

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A common objective for artists participating in the fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This event will talk about how to develop your show after the Fringe with particular focus on touring networks in the UK. Featuring a panel of experts including UK promoters…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Tour Your Show Internationally

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Presented with the British Council, this event is for artists and producers interested in touring their shows at an international level. In addition to having a high quality piece of work that can generate opportunities overseas, you need to be very well prepared and have a strategy in…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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