Before 3am, Talks & lectures

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Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Another Athens Symposium

A one-day symposium inviting speakers to investigate the city and how people interact with it.

Forest Centre +, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 229 4948

Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

Elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton discusses animal stories and tells tales of her life in Kenya.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£17.50 (£13.50) / 0131 248 4848

Balls Pond Christmas Open Studios

A chance to look at the studio of ceramic artist Kate Malone.

Balls Pond Studio, London N1

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

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Graffiti Sessions

A three day event that welcomes artists, writers, community members, authorities, academics and policy makers to come together in order to question value, creativity and control in relation to street art and graffiti.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

Thu 4 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

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 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

SCO Explore: Mahler

Dr Michael Downes of the University of St Andrews explores the work of Gustav Mahler, with soprano Karen Cargill on hand.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£25 / 0131 623 3734

Winter Season Open Weekend

Talks and performances to mark the house's Winter Season.

Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01241 656124

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01241 656124

Books Aloud

Some of Dundee’s most passionate readers share their favourite books with you.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age Maritory in NW Europe

Peter Clark and Anne Lehoërff discuss the close cultural links between Bronze Age communities from either side of the English Channel.

Regent Building, Aberdeen

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Free

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

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 1 Dec

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

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Tony Benn: A Celebration

Friends, musicians and performers pay tribute to Tony Benn.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 30 Nov

£20–£21.50 the major concert (Spoken word £7–£7.50; Both events £25–£26.50) / 0141 353 8000

Please note: The spoken word event runs from 4.30–6pm, and the major concert runs from 7.30–10.30pm.

The Astrology of Love and Relationships

This talk is aimed at offering a better understanding of relationships and matters of the heart. If you're attending, it's advisable to either know or have your birth chart, as there's astrology involved. The answer could be written in the stars, y'know.

New Acropolis, London N1

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7359 0059

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Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£16 / 0131 473 2000

Director's Cut

One short play – written by Traverse/ IASH creative fellow Clare Duffy – is interpreted by a handful of directors. See how different choices make profound differences to the text. Afterwards there's an informal post-show discussion.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Dec

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

Edinburgh Café Scientifique

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

Edinburgh Zoo

Mon 8 Dec

Free but ticketed / 0131 334 9171

Wildlife surgery: Surgery in wild animals faces challenges not encountered in human or domestic animal surgery. Discover how we use all our understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, combined with cutting edge human surgical science to solve these challenges.

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 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

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Evening Talk: From plot to plate. How to plan and work a vegetable plot, presented by RBGE's Students of Horticulture

Each year, Students of Horticulture are given a small plot to plan and work a vegetable plot as part of their exam. The students will present their different designs, explaining their ideas and showing how the plots developed through the season, which problems had to be overcome and what grew well or not so well. There…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Lecture Theate at 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

Free Learning Lunchtime Talks

A series of free lunchtime talks on current affairs and local issues. No booking required.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

The Brickworks: David Syzmanski talks about the incredible history of what was previously the biggest Brickworks in the world, in neighbouring Stewartby.

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

As the local Hospice celebrates 15 years, Rebecca Eastwick takes a look at how their support has helped the community.

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 01234 767037

General Sosabowski and the Second World War: John Dale tells the tales of famous Polish General Sosabowski, and his local connections to Bedford after WWII.

…and 5 more dates until 23 Mar 2015

Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

Mackintosh Architecture Architects in Conversation

Contemporary architects give a series of presentations on themes inspired by the exhibition.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

The Northern Isles and Wildlife There

A lecture on the Northern isles and the nature and wildlife to be found there, given by author and photographer Polly Pullar.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 632488

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