Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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Curator's Favourites

Regular talks on museum staff's favourite objects from the collection.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Cleaning Up Titian's Venice

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw looks at Titian's paintings in the context of Venice's 16th century attempts to clean up its own image as a plague-ridden hive of immorality.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

The Business

An expert panel explores the business side of writing (that'd be publishing), followed by a round of student readings. With novelist Jenni Fagan, agent Jenny Brown, publisher Chris Emry, editor Francis Bickmore, critic Stuart Kelly, Scottish Book Trust's Claire Askew, Dundee Literary Festival's Peggy Hughes and Neu!

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

  • 14:00 – 18:00
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Allan Ramsay: Reviving Scots Song

Before Burns and Robert Fergusson, Allan Ramsay was the genial agitator of Scots culture, reviving poetry, song and theatre in Auld Reikie. Here distinguished musicologist Fred Freeman demonstrates Ramsay’s contribution to Scotland’s national music.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Animation in Context: Screening and Discussion

An afternoon of screenings, discussions and guest speakers exploring the medium of animation. Celebrating Norman McLaren's centenary, this is the result of research and discussion between members of the group aiming to highlight issues of relevance for moving image practitioners, artists, writers and spectators alike.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of McLaren.

  • 14:00

Create:Eat:Whisky

A 'multi-sensory whisky adventure' that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Nestle Condensed Milk Factory, Edinburgh

Wed 14 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Thu 15 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Fri 16 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

…and 3 more dates until 19 May

A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945–2045

A talk by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford about the lessons of war. Chaired by Dr Andrea Birdsall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

All probability resolves into form: Exhibition Talk

A talk by Kate Bush, writer, curator and Head of Galleries at the Barbican, on Gabriel Kuri's work and his exhibition All probability resolves into form.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

Free / 0141 428 3022

  • 15:00
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Bitter Music: Harry Partch’s Diary with David Moss

David Moss presents part of the musical text to accompany the staging of his last great opera Delusion of the Fury.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Castle Archer Weapons Talk

Learn the gritty history of a variety of weapons, from the longbow to the cannon to the broadsword.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 4 May

Included in admission

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Contemporary Military Operations – Risks and Responsibilities

A discussion on military operations by a man who has been there and done that.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation about The James Plays

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Hebrides Ensemble

Conversation with one of Scotland's most dynamic chamber groups, with a team of world-class players and a strong commitment to new music.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Conversation with Samuel Pisar

A discussion about the narration of Bernstein's Kaddish symphony.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 26 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Stan Douglas

Fiona Bradley, Fruitmarket Gallery Director talks with the Canadian artist about his film and Helen Lawrence.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Takács Quartet

One of the world's great music ensembles talks to music critic Richard Morrison about its artistic vision.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with The Tallis Scholars

Conversation with one of the leading exponents of Renaissance music in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Ute Lemper

The iconic German cabaret star discusses her life and work with Jamie MacDougall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Culture and Conflict

A look at how war influenced culture with Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library and theatre academic Octavian Saiu.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Culture Cafe

A series of monthly one-off lunchtime events.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Wed 7 May

£8 (£6) / 01224 641122

With Scottish crime wrietr Denise Mina.

  • 13:00

Carina Contini with Kirsty Wark

Carina Contini is a highly successful restaurateur (Centotre, Scottish Cafe) and here she talks with Kirsty Wark about the challenges and rewards of starting your own kitchen garden.

Cambo Barn, Kingsbarns

Sat 5 Jul

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of East Neuk Festival.

  • 15:15

Curator's Talk: Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire

Curator Neil Curtis gives a talk on the exhibition Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire. The exhibition displays some of the items in the University of Aberdeen’s internationally important Pacific collections for the first time in decades and explores the complexities of the North-East of Scotland’s contribution to the…

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01224 274330

  • 13:30 – 14:30
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