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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 11 Nov

Danske Bank Stage

£14.50 (£12.50) / 028 9038 1081

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 01786 466666

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 4 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 0141 287 2999

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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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Lorn McIntyre: Paranormal in the Highlands

In the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland, where the veil between reality and the supernatural is thinner than the width of a hair on a kelpie’s mane, there exists a long set of traditions and a wealth of folklore relating to the supernatural. Lorn considers ‘second sight’ through the paranormal experiences of his own…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

The First World War in 650 Letters

Ben Makin delivers a talk on the First World War, using 650 letters as a primary source for key events, such as the Christmas truce.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

Free (donations appreciated) / 0131 667 7533

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 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

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Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

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.

Architecture for All: Building by the River

A discussion on what building by the Thames means for London.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Fri 21 Nov

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

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.

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

Tue 25 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7272

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Helen Duncan 2

Helen Duncan was a homely Callander medium who, during WWII, provoked an unlikely cause célèbre which shocked Blitz-stricken Britain. She claimed to channel the spirit of a seaman drowned when HMS Barham was sunk by a German U-Boat on 25th November 1941…days before that disaster was announced by the Admiralty. Was she a…

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 471917

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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Second Space

£16

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Tue 28 Oct

£15.50–£18.50 / 0113 243 0808

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£15 / 020 8688 9291

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Life Behind the Lens: Inspiring the Next Generation of Film and TV Documentary Makers

A panel of award winning TV and film experts discuss their experience and expertise. Ages 16+.

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

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…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Tue 18 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

Speaker Panel: Halliday, Fox, Pope, Mera

Ron Halliday leads a panel discussion and invites audience involvement to discuss some of the BIG questions: What are UFOs & is there a government cover up? Are they a threat to life on Earth? Why do sightings of UFOs vary in number from year to year? Is alien abduction real? Are we all descended from aliens?

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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50th Anniversary Debate

A debate about Welfare Reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (senior fellow, The King's Fund).

St Mary-Le-Bow Church, London EC2V

Mon 27 Oct

Free but ticketed / 020 7248 5139

Bad Seed MTB

An evening all about those well-liked beer people over at Bad Seed Brewery.

The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£25 / 0131 229 0759

Daniel Gray

Join Daniel Gray as he takes you on a photographic journey he made with Alan McCredie. This is every day Scotland, captured at its most crucial point for 300 years.

Cumbernauld Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01236 618087

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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.

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

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Helen Duncan 1

Helen Duncan was a homely Callander medium who, during WWII, provoked an unlikely cause célèbre which shocked Blitz-stricken Britain. She claimed to channel the spirit of a seaman drowned when HMS Barham was sunk by a German U-Boat on 25th November 1941, days before that disaster was announced by the Admiralty. Was she a…

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 471917

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

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

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

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

Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: Talk

The renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 2 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0843 208 1144

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.

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