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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.

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.

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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

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
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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

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
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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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The War that Ended Peace

Professor Margaret MacMillan discusses the effects that entering into the First World War had on the European continent's stance in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front

Discussion on the battles on the Italian North East Front.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

TIS Annual Conference

A three-day conference on the social rented housing sector for tenants, residents and housing staff.

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Fri 27 Jun

£83–£734 (Members £75–£634) / 0141 248 1242

See website for delegate pricing options.

  • 12:30

Sat 28 Jun

£83–£734 (Members £75–£634) / 0141 248 1242

See website for delegate pricing options.

  • 12:30

Sun 29 Jun

£83–£734 (Members £75–£634) / 0141 248 1242

See website for delegate pricing options.

  • 12:30

Tradfest Debate: Revival or Renaissance?

Are we in a cultural revival or renaissance now in Scotland? If so why, and where is it taking us? TradFest performers and activists look across the artistic spectrums to consider the present and debate the future, and what if anything should be done about it.

Teviot, Edinburgh

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

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