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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

Malcolm Robinson: UFOs over Scotland

Malcolm will discuss some of Scotland’s  most notorious UFO events including: • The Livingston Incident which concerns the mysterious “alien assault” on a forestry worker in 1979, • The A70 “alien abduction” Incident, The 1994 Craigluscar Reservoir Case, involving the sighting & photo of a strange disc shaped object…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Margaret's Wardrobe

Join Dr. Chris Lee, curatorial consultant and researcher, as he tells the lively personal story of one 'ordinary' woman, Margaret and her amazing high-end fashion collection, a vital link to Margaret's identity with the onset of dementia. Share your passion for fashion and enjoy our Jean Muir handling collection.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Luminate.

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 26 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

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

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

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

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Me & T Monthly LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh
…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

Michael Schmidt: Poem and a Piece

Literary man Michael Schmidt discusses his poems in this conversation with Maggie McKernan.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Thu 23 Oct

£5 / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

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NAE's Annual Public Meeting

Learn about the New Art Exchange, take part in a creative break-out session and enjoy a complementary buffet and performance at this public meeting.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0115 924 8630

The Navajo Rangers: Native American X-Files

Lt Jon Dover and Sgt Stanley Milford Jr talk about investigating cases that can only be described as paranormal which happen on the iconic landscapes of the Native American Reservation territories. Their own experiences are also mind-stretchingly strange & fascinating.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Nick Kyle: The Scole Experiments

The Scole Experiments, one of the most impressive examples of physical mediumship and afterlife communication, took place in an old house in Norfolk over 500 sittings during the 1990s. These séances provided photographic and video evidence, spirit materialisations, apports, levitation and orbs moving in and through the…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Nick Pope: What If ET Phones Home?

If we detect a signal from an extraterrestrial civilization, would we be able to decipher it? Should we send a reply? Who truly speaks for planet Earth? How would this change our science & technology, politics and religious beliefs? And what if the media uncovered a UFO-related conspiracy on the scale of the Watergate…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Nicko and Joe’s Bad Film Club

A collection of risible horror films with live commentary and special guests.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01970 623 232

Part of Abertoir.

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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

Paint Like Degas - Demonstration and Book Launch

Damian Callan discusses Degas' technique.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Nov

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Peter McCue:: Tricksters?

Peter challenges many popular theories concerning paranormal and UFO phenomena. Citing numerous case examples he argues that these phenomena might best be understood as theatrical displays, orchestrated by a tricksterish higher intelligence.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Paranormal Scotland.

Picturing Jewellery in Renaissance Scotland

Senior curator Kate Anderson talks about 16th and 17th Scottish jewellery.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Poem & a Piece: Tom Pow & Brian Johnstone

Tom Pow’s six months as writer in residence at the National Library of Scotland Map Library in Edinburgh inspired his latest collection, Concerning the Atlas of Scotland: one for map lovers as well as poetry fans. Brian Johnstone’s third full collection, Dry Stone Work, is personal and exploratory, full of rural…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

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Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Tours of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson's splendid building. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours

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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

The theme of this tour is 'Hidden Gems: The Discovery of Medals, Miniatures and Medallions'.

Prose and a Piece: Dundee Women's Aid @ 40

Dundee Women’s Aid held their first meeting in the Tower building here at the University of Dundee with an aim to provide ‘refuge for battered women’. A refuge was set up in 1976 with donations from the public and it housed ten families: it was full within 3 days of opening. Today Prof Sue Black, Janice Aitken and Eddie…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£5 / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Publishing panel: what does the future hold?

Mandy Stewart of The Crack (www.thecrackmagazine.com) joins Creative Dundee’s Gillian Easson to discuss and debate the future of independent publishing. What’s next for the media?

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Thu 23 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Queen Charlotte in Coronation Robes by Allan Ramsay and Studio

Former senior curator Susanna Kerr talks about Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, and Allan Ramsay's portrait of the young queen.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Relatively PC - Older people and new technology

Join Alan Newall in an amusing and thought - provoking film (“Relatively PC”) showing the challenges older people have with computing systems. This will be followed by one of the actors from the film appearing in role to interact with the audience and answer questions from them.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 01382 388085

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Research Seminar

John Wallace, Sandy McGrattan and guests discuss the performance practice issues of 19th century brass chamber music.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Wed 12 Nov

Free

Part of St Andrews Brass Festival.

Robert Clough: Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism

Robert Clough discusses his book, Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren't They?

Best known for his work as a battery powered mechanoid (Kryten) in Red Dwarf, or a scruffy presenter of Scrapheap Challenge, Robert Llewellyn will argue that batteries and electric cars are the key to a very different future.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 7 Nov

£6 (£3)

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker – Ballet Cafe

An informal afternoon for adults to take part in a gentle beginners' dance session, listen to an illustrated talk on The Nutcracker and relax for a chat over a cup of tea and cake.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 15 Dec

£10 / 0131 622 8086

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