Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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The Alternative Edinburgh Walking Tour

Get off the tourist paths and see a different side of the city, learning about everything from its literary past to the disco pioneer who grew up near (but note: not in) the bins at the back of Tesco.

Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30

Sun 31 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30

The Thermos Museum

If you're somebody who gets super-excited about thermal insulation technology – and who isn't? – then get yourself down to the Thermos Museum and let an expert guide you through the history of the vacuum flask.

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 31 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sun 31 Aug

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Mon 1 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 241 more dates until 1 May 2015

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

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – Mackintosh and Europe

A talk from Nicky Imrie of the University of Glasgow.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15
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Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – On the Drawing Board

Pamela Robertson of the Hunterian delivers the talk.

The Mackintosh House, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 330 5431

  • 13:00 – 13:15

Man at Arms Tour

Guided tour featuring a Douglas Man at Arms and a Hepburn knight. Hear stories of Hotspur Percy's siege of the castle and the fall of the Hepburn family.

Hailes Castle, East Linton

Sun 31 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling: Touching the Imperceptible

Cinematographer, director and cultural critic Arthur Jafa and Prof Kara Keeling of USC, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, in a (kind of) conversation about blackness, queerness and cinema.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Saturday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 14 Sep

£25 ( £22.50) / 01227 787787

  • 17:00

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – John Keppie: Architect

Simon Green from the Royal Commission of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland presents a talk on architect John Keppie.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15
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Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – Modelling Mackintosh

Brian Gallagher of BG Models presents this timely talk.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – The Stones that Built Victorian Glasgow

John Faithfull presents this talk on the stones that built Victorian Glasgow.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15

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

  • 13:00 – 13:15

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – William Davidson: Art Collector

Pamela Robertson of the Hunterian explores the legacy of Glasgow collector William Davidson.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15

Paul Merton: Only When I Laugh

Known for his intelligent and surreal humour, Paul Merton's appearances on Have I Got News For You have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture for over 25 years. This is an evening of laughter as he takes us on an evocative journey from his working-class Fulham childhood to the present day.

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7220 7882

Book signing only.

  • 12:30 – 13:30
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Y Not Jam – Girls into Games

There aren't nearly enough women designing video games, so aspiring designers should go to this free event in which you have only 48 hours to design and develop a new game for presentation on Sunday afternoon.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sat 30 Aug

Free

All are welcome to the opening event at 3pm, but the game jam is for women only.

Sun 31 Aug

Free

All are welcome to the opening event at 3pm, but the game jam is for women only.

Andy Wightman: Stop Thief!

Commentator, activist and author Andy Wightman gives an audiovisual presentation.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 14:00

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – The Paper Trail: Glasgow's Building Records

Irene O'Brien from Glasgow City Archives presents this talk on the city's building records.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 6 Sep

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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Seeing God in …

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 7 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Sufi Islam'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Judaism'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in the Reformation'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

From Subjection to Subjection

The US population represents only 4.44% of the population of the globe, but, since the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, its prison population is about 25% of the global prison population. Activist Reina Gossett, academic Saidiya Hartman and Charlene Sinclair, Director of the Centre for Race, Religion…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

£6 for a Sunday pass; £14 for a weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

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 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

Man at Arms Weapons Talk

The Man at Arms talks about the horrible effects of swords and cannons in siege warfare, with replica medieval weapons on show to illustrate.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 30 Aug

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
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