Before 9pm, Talks & lectures

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Will Pickvance: The Anatomy of the Piano

Pianist, composer and all-round entertaining guy Will Pickvance anatomises the piano for your listening pleasure.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

6 Music Breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him and his special guests. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

£14.50 / 02920 799199

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

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 24 Sep

£26 / 0844 871 3024

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BBC: MacAulay & Co

Broadcast simultaneously live on BBC Radio Scotland and sold out every year for the last decade, Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman bring you the pick of the very best comedy from the Fringe. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Peace to End Peace

What lessons were learnt at the end of the First World War?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Siân Robinson Davies: No Sweat

Spoken performance from Siân Robinson Davies promising maybe a little bit of humour or something.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Over-14s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

If zombies had brains, how would they work? Find out here, possibly.

C, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

+2

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+2

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

+2

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

+2

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Tue 9 Sep

£16 / 0131 473 2000

How War Reporting has Changed: A Century On

A look at how times have changed when it comes to war reporting.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Insomnia52

A huge weekend of exhibitors, activities, socialising and, of course, gaming, with something for everyone, from families to avid gamers. Plus, live music, Q&As and more.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Fri 22 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 23 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Off the Top

Fringe First Winner and “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin to explore the brain basis of improvisation. With daily guests, real science, and ridiculously cerebral freestyle rhymes. “Perfect for your inner science geek” ★★★★ (List…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Skeptics on the Fringe

Daily informal talks from the Edinburgh Skeptics, exploring myth, superstition and pseudo-science. Ages 18+.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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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

A Brief History of Time-Lessness

Is the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM wearing THE EMPEROR'S NEW ROBE? Time v Timelessness, "Does Time exist?", "What is Time?, “Can we Time-Travel?”… are these questions even answerable? Matt Welcome, comedian/science geek shows where Einstein, Hawking, Dr Who and Brian Cox got it wrong and how the universe may be literally TIMELESS.

Capital Bar & Club, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 1228

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:20 – 13:20

Sat 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 1228

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:20 – 13:20

Sun 24 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 220 1228

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:20 – 13:20

Doors Open Day: Broughty Castle Museum Magazine

A unique opportunity to view the castle's magazine and find out more about its interesting history.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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 1 Sep

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Today, it's 'Crying Wolf' with Jo Foo. The zoologist and science educator talks about whether it's time to re-introduce big predators to the Scottish countryside, including wolves, bears and lynxes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

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

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

  • 14:30
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Mackintosh Architecture Exhibition Tours

The Hunterian's Museum University Student Educators take you round the exhibition. Tours last approximately half an hour.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Mon 25 Aug

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

  • 12:15 – 15:15

Mon 1 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

  • 12:15 – 15:15

Mon 8 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 330 4221

  • 12:15 – 15:15
…and 16 more dates until 29 Dec

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

The One-Eyed Men Join the One-Eyed Men's new cult today! They've dedicated their lives to the worship of the great prophet Barry Ashworth, inventor of long-life milk! It's just a matter of time until Prophet Barry returns to Earth on his nuclear-space-boomerang to save the righteous and pasteurise the wicked! He hasn't…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Just Out of the Box

£4 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just Out of the Box

£4 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just Out of the Box

£4 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Polly Toynbee

Business School @ The Fringe: The Media Series Polly Toynbee, a Guardian columnist, is one of the most influential social democratic thinkers in Britain. Chris Carter will talk to Polly about the affirmative role of effective social affairs and political journalism. Age category: 12+

University of Edinburgh Business School

Sat 23 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Thermos Museum

If you're somebody who gets super-excited about thermal insulation technology – and who isn't? – then get yourself down to the Thermos Museum and let an expert guide you through the history of the vacuum flask.

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

Wha's Like Us

Interactive event offering useful and practical ways of researching a family tree and uncovering those long-held family secrets.

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sat 13 Sep

£15 / 01786 274000

Tickets cover all talks and activities as well as the refreshments available at the beginning of the day during the registration process.

  • 09:00 – 17:30
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