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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

Pillow Talk and Sweet Nothings

Hosted by 5x15 Ernest Hemingway - Boxer, bullfighter, soldier … romantic? Naomi Wood explores the four marriages, inflammatory letters, billet-doux and sensual telegrams that reveal the softer side of renowned hard-man Ernest Hemingway. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beyond Beer

As well as a range of beers this festival offers gourmet and street food, a home brew competition, music, talks, beer and food pairing events and a Beer Banquet. Sláinte.

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

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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Healing on the Spiritual Path

A talk from professionals on the apparent medical veracity behind spiritual healing, based on the techniques of Bruno Groening. Take it with a pinch of salt, that's all we're saying.

Brixton Community Base, London SW2

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 17:45 – 18:45

Fri 22 Aug

Free

  • 17:45 – 18:45
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Just Conversations: Syrian without Syria

All refugee settings have layers of tragedy and no solution is perfect - Syria is the most complex humanitarian situation in recent memory. What can/should we do? Why do nation-states respond with camps? Whose interests are served? What are the long-term solutions? How do the media represent refugees and refugee camps?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Plays and Games: Getting the Audience in the Show with Clare Duffy

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Join playwright Clare Duffy for a practical workshop about the challenges of combining live interaction and scripted drama. Clare Duffy (Play Dough ], part of Made in Scotland, at this year’s Festival, Money: The Game Show) is a playwright and director. She is…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Save Asia's Vultures Benefit Dinner

Support three species of vulture threatened with extinction at this charity banquet dinner, prepared by Balbir's Indian Restaurant. Plus, an expert speaker from RSPB and a raffle. £6 of each ticket goes directly to the Save Asia's Vultures work.

Balbir's, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

£25 / 07462 530770

  • 19:00

Spaddles and Sorbets: A History of Ice Cream

Food historian Dr Annie Gray of Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet talks about the 400 years of history ice cream occupies. Plus, there are real live samples from Lovington's Ice Cream.

Goodenough College, London WC1N

Mon 8 Sep

£5 in advance; £10 on the door / 020 3206 9331

  • 18:30 – 19:30

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.

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A Forensic Investigation

Hosted by 5x15 Join forensic expert Professor Sue Black OBE as she discusses her fascination with the astounding inner workings of the human body and her illustrious career in forensic science. From identifying human bodies in Kosovo to uncovering evidence for the UN’s War Crimes Tribunal, listen in awe as she recounts…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Novel Cure

Hosted by Canongate In need of life rejuvenation? Join School of Life bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud as she offers advice and inspiration from the world’s most renowned writers and prescribes much needed literary tonics to cure life’s ills and ails.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

MA'AM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaron Kreisler, Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr in Discussion

Curator Aaron Kreisler and New Zealand artists Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr discuss their parts in the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 15:00

BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture Series

A series of lectures presented by BAFTA and the BFI featuring prominent screenwriters.

BAFTA, London W1J

Mon 29 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7734 0022

This lecture is from Steven Knight, writer of Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Locke.

  • 19:00

BFI Southbank, London SE1

Thu 18 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7928 3232

A lecture from James Schamus, screenwriter of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Ice Storm.

  • 19:00

Sat 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7928 3232

This lecture is from Emma Thompson, actress and acclaimed screenwriter of Sense and Sensibility and the Nanny McPhee movies.

  • 19:00

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.

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BBC: The Richard Bacon Programme

BBC 5 Live's Richard Bacon presents his show from the BBC's venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him for big name guests and topical debate. 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

Mon 18 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

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Janine Matheson: Director of Creative Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The E Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Janine Matheson as part of our Fringe series. In addition to being Director of Creative Edinburgh, Janine is a freelance Creative Producer, Curator and…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Mon 11 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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
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Skeptics on the Fringe

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

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

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

Sun 3 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

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

Mon 4 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

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

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

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 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Arts and culture leaders discuss the possibilities of the arts to foster understanding between nations. Speakers include Nandi Mandela, Irina Bokova, Jordi Savall and Ea Sola. The four Debating Chamber sessions are open to the public; email to book. Booking is essential.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

Closing Plenary in the Debating Chamber.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 11:30

39 years

"39 years is the average age of death for someone on the streets. Streetwork are on the streets 365 days of the year reaching those in desperate and destitute situations. Damaged and damaging people rough sleeping, begging, drinking, and involved in sex work all at risk on the streets. Join Streetwork to consider the…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

£500,000? Fine! Why Data Protection Matters

bto As you hire a cast for your latest production, send out mass promotional e-mails from a database or blog into the wee small hours, do you stop to consider whose personal data you are processing and whether what you are doing is subject to data protection laws? The specialist Data Protection Defence Team from BTO…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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