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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Mon 6 Oct

£26 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30
  • 19:30

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Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

A Life in Music: Gary Kemp

The Guardian's Alexis Petredis talks to Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp about his ten-year career with the band, followed by a screening of their documentary Soulboys of the Western World.

The Hippodrome Casino, London WC2H

Thu 2 Oct

£20 / 0844 248 5144

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

  • 19:00
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TalkSeePhotography

Photography types share, discuss and look at still photography, with an eye to fostering the local scene.

CCA, Glasgow

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

The Brutal Logic of Climate Change

Dr Aaron Thierry gives this overview of the latest on climate change.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£16

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Devolving Transport: Can Further Powers Deliver Better Transport in Scotland?

Public debate on whether or not devolution will lead to better transport in Scotland.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 07956 394121

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

… and breathe! – the asthma challenge by Clive Page.

  • 19:00
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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 10 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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An Evening in Space

Stargazing tips, news on the astronomical goings on and some useful information for rookie astronomers interested in space.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:30 – 21:00

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Theatre Company

Classic dance-drama from South India.

The Hindu Temple of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£5

Preceded by an illustrated talk by Barbara Vijayakumar and a demonstration of the key gestures in the story to be seen.

  • 17:00 – 19:30

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 0141 339 6185

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 11 Oct

£33 / 0844 800 0400

  • 19:30

Palace Theatre, London W1D

Mon 20 Oct

£30.50 / 0844 755 0016

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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.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£16

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Nottingham Playhouse

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 20 Oct

Crucible

£11 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

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Russell Brand

Brand talks about his ideas for a brighter world with The Guardians's Owen Jones. His latest book lays into government corruption, media fascists and the inevitability of revolution.

Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P

Thu 23 Oct

£25

We Need to Talk About Nukes: Scotland Edition

An evening of discovery and dialogue – is it possible to live in a world without nuclear weapons?

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Alfred Brendel: A Pianist's A–Z

Alfred Brendel may have retired from the concert platform, but not from performing. Here he talks from a lifetime of experience of the classical scene.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

Strathclyde Suite

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

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An Audience with Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

An evening with legendary WWE and WCW pro wrestler Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. Also featuring comedian Adger Brown, John Gwynne, plus a Q&A session and photo opportunities.

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sun 9 Nov

£50–£100 / 0121 4464422

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Sat 8 Nov

£30–£100

Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley

Thu 6 Nov

£25–£100 / 01226 730098

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Becoming Freud: The Making Of A Psychoanalyst

Psychoanalytical writer Adam Phillips talks about his Freud's early years and career.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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