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5x15

Hosted by 5x15 Five speakers, 15 minutes, one high-octane evening of enlightening, and inspirational spoken word cabaret. Join 5x15 for their signature event, bringing speakers from diverse backgrounds to reveal their most innovative ideas and abiding passions. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Art Late Central

Get guided around the art festival exhibitions in the centre of the city with music, drinking and merrymaking thrown in for good measure. With performances from Craig Coulthard and Chris Devotion & the Expectations, and a look at the work at the Old Royal High School, Trinity Apse and City Art Centre. Presented in…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art 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 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 21 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

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

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

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…and at 5 other places

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo broadcasts live from the BBC's Edinburgh venue. Join us for a mix of live music, in-depth interviews and a daily dose of the Radio 2 Book Club. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Folklore Tapes – Only Timelessness

Folklore Tapes is an ongoing research and musical heritage project covering and sound tracking the folklore of the UK in volumes of tapes housed in bespoke books, boxes and hand stamped envelopes. The live performance will include both the audio and visual material from the upcoming release, as well as a short factual…

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£7 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Hebden Bridge Library

Thu 31 Jul

01422 288040

  • 20:00 – 22:00

The Riverside, Sheffield

Fri 1 Aug

£7 / 0114 281 3621

  • 19:30

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Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Paul Atterbury Presents Antiques Roadshow: World War One in 100 Family Treasures

Memories of WWI brought to life by Paul Atterbury from Antiques Roadshow.

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 14 Aug

£5 / 01600 772467

  • 18:00 – 21:30

TalkFest 2014: 01

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals. Sharing the Experience chaired by Gary McNair: The audience is increasingly an integral part of the theatrical experience – as participants or even as protagonists in the story. How is this immersive style…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Traverse 2

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The World's Worst Serial Killers

A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. Please note that this show not for the squeamish or faint-hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some may find disturbing.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 18 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

Congress Theatre, Cwmbran

Tue 9 Sep

£12 ( £10; £10) / 01633 868239

  • 19:30

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

  • 19:30

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5x15: David Peace in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Novelist David Peace speaks about his most recent book, Red or Dead, and more with cultural critic Mark Lawson.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Tue 19 Aug

£15 (£12) / 020 3468 5670

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.

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings

An overview of humanity’s spiritual legacy and a simple introduction to The Ageless Wisdom Teachings, which throw a greater light on the mysteries of the universe, the spiritual nature of our Being, and the underlying synthesis between science, religion and philosophy.

Theosophical Society, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Free

Part of just Festival.

Alan Taylor: Looking Back at 25 Years of Books

Journalist and editor Alan Taylor talks about the literary landscape of the past 25 years. Part of Stirling Literary Society's 25th anniversary lecture series.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 8 Sep

£5 (includes refreshments) (Members £3) / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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
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Artist as Activist: The Relationship between Art and Social Change

Chandragupta Thenuwara and Neil Butler discuss their life and work in context of activism through art.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Artist as Healer: The Relationship between Art and the Health Service

Two art facilitators discuss the role of art in health services.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Artist Talk: Claire Barclay

Sculptor and printmaker Claire Barclay gives a talk as part of Glasgow's Commonwealth programming.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 353 3708

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 18:30

Artist Talk: David Shrigley

Glasgow's favourite art son David Shrigley gives a talk as part of the city's cultural Commonwealth programming.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0141 353 3708

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 17:00

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00
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As Precious as a Ming Vase?

Broadcaster and ceramics historian Lars Tharp explains how and why Ming vases have come to be regarded as the pinnacle of rare and precious.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0300 123 6789

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

  • 19:30 – 23:00

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Sat 8 Nov

£50–£100

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley

Thu 6 Nov

£25–£100 / 01226 730098

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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An Audience with Jonathan Miller

Talk from the actor, writer and comedian, who co-created Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.

Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 15 Nov

£13

  • 19:30

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 18 Sep

£17 (£15) / 01202 499199

  • 19:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Tue 28 Oct

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 – 22:00

An Audience with Peter Hain

A talk by Peter Hain, MP and author.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Wed 19 Nov

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Auld Reekie: Most Haunted City in Europe?

Ash Pryce, founder of Edinburgh Skeptics, examines the evidence for and against Edinburgh's ghostly claims.

Stafford Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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