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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.

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.

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

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 26 Apr

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 10 May

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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
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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

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

Walter Scott and the Storytellers

Is ‘storyteller’ a polite word for ‘liar’? Or are storytellers the speakers of terrible truths? Walter Scott puts storytelling at the centre of his art. In this study afternoon storyteller Anna Fancett and researcher Lisa McKenna explore Scott as ‘Wizard of the North’ and master storyteller.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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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Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 29 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 30 Nov

Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour

Guided time travelling trip to the Falls of Clyde.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sat 17 May

Free / 01555 665262

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01555 665262

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Fashion Revolution Day

Refashion Glasgow and Glad Rags Thrift present this event as part of the first international Fashion Revolution Day in support of ethical fashion, including a clothing swap.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Over-18s only

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

  • 17:00

Foodie Quine presents Wild Food and Coastal Foraging with Mark Williams

Grab some waterproof footwear and a basket and head out into the woods with food blogger Foodie Quine and forager Mark Williams in search of wild edibles. Plus, snack on a few foodie treats along the way.

Skatie Shore, Stonehaven

Sat 26 Apr

£45 (Children aged 8–16 £20)

Founder's Day lecture with Peter Tatchell

In this special lecture, Peter Tatchell will discuss themes of Liberalism vs Multiculturalism.

Gladstone's Library, Hawarden

Mon 7 Jul

£10 Booking essential / 01244532350

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