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Can Can

Kick your legs and indulge in some spoken word and poetry at this Shindigs Scottish Artspace event.

Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Mar

Free donations welcome / 0131 538 9374

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Can Can Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Creative Writers' Club

Creative writers of all stripes – poets, short story scribes, script writers, flash fiction junkies – are invited to discuss all things writing, from procuring an agent to overcoming writer's block.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

…and 41 more dates until 28 Dec

Clean Energy And Renaissance: A Report From The Race Between Revolution And Collapse: Lecture

With Jeremy Leggett, the founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid and a founding director of Bank Sarasin's New Energies Invest AG.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 2 Mar

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Margaret Montgomery: Beauty Tips for Girls

The launch of the author's debut novel, Beauty Tips for Girls.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 622 8218

The Moth StorySLAM: Hair

The celebrated NYC radio show continue their debut UK event series.

The Book Club, London EC2A

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 020 7684 8618

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War Requiem & Aftermath: James Cahill And Maggi Hambling In Conversation

Spring 2015 will see the launch of Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath, a major new book by James Cahill. This 'in conversation' event will see Maggi Hambling talk to James Cahill about the exhibition of the same name and book.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 18 Mar

Inigo Rooms

Free / 020 7845 4600

Gender And The Brain: Lecture

With John Dupre, Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Exeter, Gina Rippon, Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University and Jonathan Birch, Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at LSE.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 2 Mar

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Golden Hare Book Group

Get your book on with some fellow bibliophiles at this monthly book group.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 629 1396

Bill Varley: Cool And Anti-Cool A Survey Of Contemporary Art: Lecture

The speaker talks about aspects of contemporary art.

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 10 Mar

Seminar Room

Free / 0191 222 6059

GLITCH’s Glorious Opening

Glasgow's queer film festival kicks off with a night of spoken word, short films and live music. Booking is essential.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 19 Mar

Free (ticketed) / 0141 352 4900

Part of GLITCH.

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Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society - Talk

Lancashire Birth, Marriages and Deaths will be the subject of our next talk given by the Vice President of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society Tony Foster. Tony will give updates on progress of work putting records on line.

Accrington Library

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 01282 427767

SJI Holliday: Black Wood

SJI Holliday, author of Black Wood, discusses her work with bestselling crime author Craig Robertson.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0131 226 2666

Sophie Hannah And The New Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Monogram Murders

The best-selling crime author discusses her latest novel, telling the continuing story of the detective.

Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 01691 662244

36 Years Of Nature Conservation: Lecture

Lecture providing a chance to discover more about biological recording and the application of data sets.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0845 608 0000

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Activate Your Workspace: The Benefits Of Workspace Physical Activity: Lecture

Professor Derek Peters explores ways to increase physical activity in a cramped workspace environment and the benefits to the individual.

The Hive, Worcester

Wed 1 Apr

Affordable Housing Or Green Fields

There is a crisis in lack of affordable homes for those on low incomes and seeking a first home. Too often the well housed oppose new affordable housing. This public debate addresses the issues head.

Landsdowne Crescent Methodist Church, Malvern

Sat 14 Mar


After Hours

Our ever popular free open-mic night with our compere Annette returns on the first Thursday of the month from February to December!

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 7 May

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
…and 7 more dates until 3 Dec

The Anthropocene: The Human Era And How It Shapes Our Planet

Award-winning science and environment writer Christian Schwagerl traces our co-evolution on this planet and the growth of ideas about the Anthropocene concept.


Tue 10 Mar

Free, adv booking essential / 0845 345 1235

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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

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

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

Author, Author: Google, Orphan Works, And Competition: Talk

An informative seminar looking at the balancing dilemma within copyright law, by focusing on two recent and inter-related phenomena.

Leeds University

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 01133 432 778

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

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