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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 2 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 9 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

…and 6 more dates until 21 Dec

The History of Fighting Fantasy and Adventure Gamebooks

Jonathan Green tells the story of how Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's The Warlock of Firetop Mountain did something truly magical – kick start a literary revolution as the first ever adventure game book. The author of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain also discusses how You Are The Hero, a history of Fighting Fantasy…

North London Tavern, NW6

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 07941 962356

Part of Kilburn Literary Festival.

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 30 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

Stephen Mera: "The Paranormal Contractor"

Real-life ghostbuster Stephen Mera is regularly employed by companies & councils to deal with paranormal phenomena which terrify workers and disrupt production. Stephen will present some of his most dramatic cases, including work with housing associations, businesses, the Police, local councils and other bodies. He…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Brian Allan: Truth, Lies and Ufology

How the intelligence services created the modern UFO myth… did many icons of modern Ufology originate on alien worlds, or were they based on pioneering German technology captured at the end of WWII?  Did US intelligence use Ufology as a smokescreen to hide its own technological wonders.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy

Director Nick Murphy and writer/funny man Chris O'Dowd discuss their new book, Moone Boy.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Tue 28 Oct

£6 entry and a copy of the book (Entry only £3) / 020 8670 1920

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 25 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sun 26 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Oct

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

Meet outside.

…and 185 more dates until 1 May 2015

Hayley Stevens: A Skeptic's Guide.

Hayley will offer some unique insights into modern paranormal research. She will explain how to research ghosts using a scientific method, how to spot sham ghost hunting claims, and how all is not what is seems when it comes to things that go bump in the night.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Waterstones, Macclesfield

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01625 424212

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 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

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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 The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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 The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Care: My Story

A screening of films about young people growing up in care. Followed by a Q&A session.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 332 6535

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May 2015

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

Ghosthunters Roundtable & Workshop - Double Session

Members of The 3am Club host a presentation and discussion session with fellow Ghosthunters from around Scotland and further afield… Then in the workshop, examine the practical dimension of vigils and ghost hunts.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 / 01786 471917

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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James Fox: UFO & The Media

In 2007 James Fox helped orchestrate the most credible civilian effort of disclosure on UFOs in history. He assembled 14 speakers, including two retired generals, a former governor of Arizona, civilian pilots and government scientists from seven countries at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to give first-hand…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 2666

Kevin McKenna and guests

Exploring the the contribution and impact of the Immigrant Irish in Glasgow.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2999

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 The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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 The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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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 The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, talks about how photography and Queen Victoria influenced each other.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

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