Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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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

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

Objecting to War

Chaired by Sir Adam Roberts, Professor Martin Ceadel looks at those who opposed the war.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

One for the Road!

Taking a tour of London and learn about the highs and lows of drinking – from alcohol-fuelled hijinks to the consequences of addition. Run in conjunction with the This Bewitching Poison exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 1 May

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 12 Jun

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Owen Wingrave: Ghosts of Tradition

A look at both the enemy and Allied soldier.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Painting in Focus

Glasgow Museums curators talk about their favourite works.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 276 9599

Today's painting is Sir James Guthrie's In the Orchard.

  • 14:00 – 14:15

Paula Carroll: Traveller Singers And Their Repertoire In Ireland Today

The Irish singer and presenter of Clare FM's traditional music show 'The West Wind' hosts an illustrated workshop on travelling Irish singers.

Falkland Village Hall, Fife

Sun 18 May

£8 (£6)

Part of Fife Traditional Singing Festival.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Permanent Post-War Cinema?

One festival invades another when Edinburgh International Film Festival Director Chris Fujiwara discusses cinema after the Second World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

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
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Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Monthly tours of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson's splendid building. Meet in the Great Hall. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours

Thematic guided tour of Portrait Gallery exhibitions. Meet in the Grand Hall.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Former Senior Curator Susanna Kerr talks about how symbols, style and composition in a portrait are used to reveal things about the subject.

  • 14:00 – 14:45
  • 15:00 – 15:45

Quartet for the End of Time

A discussion about the classical piece.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Revolution by the Pen: Scotland's Literary Renaissance

Author Donald Smith talks about radical themes in 20th century Scottish writing.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Tradfest.

  • 12:45 – 13:30

Robert Macfarlane with Tim Dee

Robert Macfarlane and Tim Dee discuss the legacy of John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist who become the founder of the Sierra Club.

Cambo Barn, Kingsbarns

Sat 5 Jul

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of East Neuk Festival.

  • 16:30
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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.

Seeing God …

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 4 May

Free / 0141 276 1625

For 'Seeing God in the Desert', Professor David Jasper examines the desert as a theme in Christian art and literature up until present day.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God at the Necopolis', former parish priest George Pattison talks about the many things burial sites can represent.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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

Spotlight On: Power of Ten

Dr Tacye Phillipson, curator of the Power of Ten exhibition, illuminates the career of mathematician John Napier and speaks on the relevance of his ideas (including logarithms) today.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free (ticketed) / 0300 123 6789

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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

The Strange Case of James Hogg – The 'Ettrick Shepherd'

Senior Outreach Officer Robin Baillie talks about the uneasy relationship between James Hogg and Walter Scott.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 21 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:15

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

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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