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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…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sun 14 Sep

£29.50 / 01463 234234

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Mike McGear McCartney

The performing artist, musician and rock photographer talks about his life and career, and probably big bro Paul.

Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Fri 23 May

£16 / 01827 709618

  • 19:30

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Sat 19 Apr

£19.50–£22.50 ( £17.50) / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 15 May

£16 / 020 8688 9291

  • 20:00

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Free Cinema

Monthly event where participants talk around the themes, content and messages of film and its meaning in the wider world. Featuring alternative works that challenge the conventional form. Ages 18+.

Deptford Lounge, London SE8

Thu 15 May

Free

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Thu 19 Jun

Free

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos: Comic Connections

The creative collaborators team up for this chat, with celebrated writer and comic nerd Gaiman talking about his career and influences, alongside Amos – for whom Gaiman has written liner notes and programme intros.

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 16 May

Sold out / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Phil Bergerson: American Artifacts – Talk and Signing

Canadian photographer Bergerson discusses his new photo book, American Artifacts, looking at modern day America and incorporating text from dystopian sci-fi writer Margaret Atwood.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 01620 895985

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Brassed Off: Theatre Talk

A behind-the-scenes talk about the stage version of the celebrated movie.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 0131 529 6000

From Scotland to the Somme – A Family at War

A more personal foray into the history of the First World War, as journalist Stephen Jardine reflects on the recollections of Scottish soldiers, including those of his grandfather. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Jun

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Lost Railways of Scotland

Lifelong trainspotter and author Julian Holland gives an illustrated talk exploring the fascinating history of Scotland's forgotten railways. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Jun

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Regeneration: The Talk

A behind-the-scenes talk about the play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£5 / 0131 529 6000

Running Beyond Limits

Talks from Andrew Murray, the man who ran from John O'Groats to the Sahara (some people will do anything to escape the rain), and Phil Mack, one of Scotland's most experienced sports physiotherapists. All profits go to the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids, Edinburgh.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Wed 30 Apr

£2–£5 / 01721 725777

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French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your French conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

Bia Bistrot, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Apr

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:15 – 19:15

Tue 29 Apr

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:15 – 19:15

Tue 6 May

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:15 – 19:15
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Strange Psychologies

Four lectures explore the dark side of human behaviour: deviant sexuality, criminal profiling, Narcissism and British serial killers. Aimed at at the general public – aka no white beard or set of round specs necessary.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 22 May

£11 (or all four for £40) / 0141 276 5360

Today: British Serial Killers.

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.

Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach: Arts of Independence

The pair talk about an important – but neglected – aspect of Scotland's bid for independence.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0131 623 3734

Part of TradFest.

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.

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Alpha

A discussion group for those wanting to explore the meaning of life, especially those who haven't been to church is a while, or don't go at all. Run by Gate Church International.

Caffe Borsa, Dundee

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01382 221222

  • 20:00 – 21:30

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Art vs Politics: Who's Lying and Who's Telling the Truth?

An exploration of political art and the art of politics in 2014 Scotland.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 23 May

Changing House

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Part of Mayfesto.

  • 19:00

ARTiculation Scotland Competition

S5 and lower sixth students vie for the the Articulation Prize, which promotes the appreciation and discussion of art, by delivering ten-minute presentations to an audience of their peers and art professionals.

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Tue 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01506 889900

  • 18:00

Astronomical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Learn more about the heavenly bodies that spin about the universe. Non-members welcome.

University of Strathclyde Royal College Building, Glasgow

Thu 15 May

Free / 0141 950 3000

Today: 'Supernovae' by Dr Gillian Pearce, Oxford University. Followed by Society AGM

  • 19:30
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Auld Reekie Readers

A new reading group for literary nuts and budding authors.

The City Café, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 28 Apr

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 5 May

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 May

Bedwyr Williams: The Starry Messenger

The artist gives a presentation on his work at the Venice Biennale, following a screening of Starry Messenger and its outtakes.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 19 Apr

£8 (£6.50) / 0141 332 6535

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 18:15

Being an Artist

Eight coaching sessions to help you step fully into the life of an artist, with advice on how to keep your ambition front and centre.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 28 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Jun

Bernadette Russell: 366 Days of Kindness

Bernadette Russell's one-woman storytelling/stand-up show, which recounts her mission to be kind to a stranger every day for an entire year (plus one day).

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Wed 28 May

£12 (£10) / 0292 030440

  • 20:00

Derby Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

£9 (£6) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

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 29 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30
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