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The Art Of Birdsong: Talk

A chance to discover more about the artefacts on display, with Dr Helen Thomas, Senior Teaching Associate in Music at Lancaster University and an oboist and cor anglais player.

The Atkinson, Southport

Thu 9 Apr

£5 to purchase on the night / 01704 533333

Artist Rooms: Jeff Koons

Curator Harriet Loffler talks about Koons's work as an artist.

The Forum, Norwich

Wed 22 Apr

£4 ( £2.50) / 01603 727950

Artists In Conversation: Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson discusses Skryabin with Geoffrey Norris before the final instalment in his two-concert focus on the composer.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Mon 27 Apr

£4 / 020 7935 2141

Arts And Older People Forum: Talk

Jean Atkin talks about her experience creating poems with the residents and staff of care homes whilst working on the In The Pink Poetry project.

The Courtyard, Hereford

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 01432 340555

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Artworks: Connecting The Conversation: Talk

Artists Selina Thompson and Christine Egan Fowler talk about the nature of their art practice within different participatory settings, followed by a chaired critical conversation.

BALTIC 39, Newcastle

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0191 261 3830

St Marys Heritage Centre, Gateshead

Tue 5 May

£3 / 0191 433 4699

As I Was Young and Easy: Dylan Thomas – A Lyrical Celebration

Dylan Thomas' life and wit is celebrated by storyteller David Campbell and cellist Wendy Weatherby.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£15 / 0131 556 9579

Ash Dykes: Breaking Mongolia: The Lonely Snow Leopard: Talk

The record breaking walker talks about his experiences, the challenges he faced, and the determination he summoned, to achieve this feat, using complimentary audio-visual.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 24 Apr

Pavilion Arts Centre

£13 / 0845 127 2190

Galeri Caernarfon

Fri 20 Mar

£12 (Children £10; £10) / 01286 685222

The Lights, Andover

Wed 29 Apr

£13 / 01264 368368

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Asne Seierstad: Talk

The author and foreign correspondent talks about her book One Of Us, about the massacre in Norway in 2011 where Anders Breivik killed 77 people.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Fri 6 Mar

Main House

£9 / 01768 774411

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Attitude Determines Altitude

Your attitude sits at the heart of everything you do. It's your attitude that determines your altitude.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 020 7955 6043

An Audience With John Sergeant: Talk

An audience with the former BBC correspondent and ITV political editor, one of the most popular and respected broadcasters. His career in journalism has been lengthy and accomplished with interviews with Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.

Buxton Opera House

Wed 25 Mar

£16–£19 / 0845 127 2190

An Audience with Lucy Worsley

A discussion on the world of the Georgian court.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 15 Mar

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 578933

The Author As God - Lecture By Jamie Dewolf

Premiere of a lecture by slam poetry champion, film-maker and performer Jamie DeWolf. An explosive and irreverent tour through the manifestos of cult leaders from the great-grandson of the SF author and founder of Scientology L Ron Hubbard.

University Of Huddersfield

Thu 12 Mar

£5 (£2.50) / 01484 430528

Authors For Animals: Andrew Motion Consider The Seahorse

The poet Jo Shapcott introduces the former Poet Laureate, a ZSL aquarist and a conservationist to discuss the curious life of the marine creature.

ZSL London Zoo, NW1

Wed 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7722 3333

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Authors' Lives: Howard Jacobson In Conversation With Alex Clark: Talk

The writer, columnist and broadcaster talks about his life and work.

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 19 Mar

£8 ( £6; £5; £5; £5; Children £5 under 18s) / 0843 208 1144

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor-director, Larry McCluskey through the late Nobel Poet's best and most popular work. A dramatic reading, with linking commentary and music.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Mon 16 Mar

£7.50 / 02837 521821

Back Down by Polar Bear

The award-winning poet and spoken word artist, also known as Steven Camden, presents his debut play, which tells the story of three friends who enjoy a final adventure before they split up for university.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Sat 16 May

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Sun 17 May

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Mon 18 May

£15 / 0844 482 8008

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Bacterial Cell Walls, Antibiotics And The Origins Of Life

The Royal Society 2015 Leeuwenhoek Prize Lecture given by Professor Jeff Errington FMedSci FRS, covers the way bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics.

The British Academy, London SW1Y

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 020 7969 5200

Banishing The Blues

Enjoy the humour and Be Inspired.

Chorley Library

Fri 6 Mar

£2 / 0845 0530005

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Barbican Open Salon: Caitlin Doughty: A Good Death: Talk

Mortician Caitlin Doughty examines the funeral industry and how we deal with death with Claudia Hammond, writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4's All in The Mind.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 15 Apr

Frobisher Auditorium 1

£15 (Children £10 over 16s; £12) / 020 7638 8891

Barbican Young Poets Showcase (Ages 14-25)

The Barbican's community of emerging writers presents an evening of poetry and spoken word performances developed under the tutorage of Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jasmine Cooray.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 11 Mar

Frobisher Auditorium 1

£5 / 020 7638 8891

The Barbirolli Lectures: Erich Gruenberg

The soloist reflects on his orchestral career, in conversation with Dr Raymond Holden.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 13 Mar

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

Barnes Literary Society: Alan Johnson MP

A talk by the Hull West and Hessle MP who recounts his early years and the struggles and delights of his childhood.

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, London SW13

Wed 25 Mar

Phone for prices / 020 8876 9885

Baroness May Blood: A Community Within A Community

Born and raised in Belfast, Baroness Blood worked in a linen mill from 1952-90 where she became an active member of the trade union and a shop steward. Since 1994, she has been an Information Officer of the Greater Shankill Partnership and is a founding member of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition.

The Spectrum Centre, Belfast

Wed 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 028 9050 4555

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