Evening events, Days out, Storytelling

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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 26 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 8 Jun

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Night at the Museum: WW1 and RMS Lusitania

Come along for this unique evening that literally throws light on the subject of the RMS Lusitania. For one night only, we'll be illuminating the awe-inspiring naval feature in the magnificent main hall bringing the story of the Lusitania to life. Adding to the atmosphere will be a series of film and pictorial memories…

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Festival of Museums.

The Secret Room

Travel back in time to a secret room in the castle whose mysterious past is conjured up by a cast of storytellers and magicians.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Jun

£20 (£18) / 0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Story Ceilidh

A performance of Scottish traditional stories of the sea, witches, magic, love, loss and humour accompanied by original live music. Presented by Alex Patience, originally from Fraserburgh but with fisher family connections to the Black Isle and to Lewis.

Stonehaven Town Hall

Sat 9 May

£9 (£8; Children £6) / 01569 765341

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369 and Commonword Collaboration

Plays created in collaboration between Commonword's Women in the Spotlight programme and Three Minute Theatre's 369 programme.

3MT Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

Wed 6 May

£4–£5 / 0161 834 4517

The Burns Heid Inn

Drink where Rabbie Burns used to enjoy a tipple as Burns Cottage is transformed into the Burns Heid Inn for one night only. Guests can travel back in time to experience a night of brews at the Bard’s with music, entertainment, a pub quiz and a chance to meet some of the Burns Heid regulars.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

Fri 15 May

£12 (£10) / 0844 493 2601

Part of Festival of Museums.

Edinburgh’s Criminal Underbelly – (Fact and Fiction)

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours Edinburgh is a city of stark contrasts. On one side there is the cultured gentile set, then on the other a darker sinister underbelly that lurks in alleyways, graveyards and houses of ill repute. This tour gives an overview of some of the locations, incidents, people and events…

Saints & Sinners, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 5 Sep

Electric Tales

A blended mix of comedy and storytelling, making for a chilled night of funny yarns and verse told by a range of performers, with the sole aim of cheering you up.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

£5 (£4) / 0131 558 7272

Tue 9 Jun

£5 (£4) / 0131 558 7272

Hearth and Home

Gather round and make yourselves comfortable for this wonderfully cosy and entertaining evening! With a drink from the bar and some warming stovies, we are sharing the evocative music and poetry traditionally enjoyed around the glowing hearth of every home, carefully picked from our amazing archive. The Tarfside…

The Glenesk Retreat & Folk Museum, Brechin

Fri 15 May

£7 including stovies, Under 12s £2 / 01356 670304

Part of Festival of Museums.

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High Spirits At The Room

Mostly Ghostly present an evening of paranormal happenings, with stories and a ghost hunting workshop.

Troqueer Arms, Dumfries

Sat 23 May

£7.95

Necropolis – London’s Journey of the Dead

Apocalypse Events present a horror storytelling tour underneath the tunnels of Waterloo station. Journey back in time to when the city’s graves were overflowing with corpses and city-dwellers were forced to take their dead on a one-way train on the Necropolis Railway.

London Waterloo Station, SE1

Fri 22 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

Sat 23 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

Sun 24 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

Scream

Two hours of poetry from 16 performers, including Freddie Alexander, Agnes Torok and Amanda Baker. Presented by Emily Elver and Max Scratchmann.

Dalriada, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£3 / 0131 454 4500

  • 19:30 – 22:30 Scream Dalriada, Edinburgh

Stuffed Talking Heads

Music and stories from storyteller Giles Abbott and musician and singer Kadialy Kouyate.

Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc, London E8

Sun 10 May

£5.95–£11 / 020 7998 3617

A Talk about Tricksters by Dr Martin Shaw

Author, storyteller and director of the West Country School of Myth in Devon, Mart Shaw, presents a series of stories about tricksters following by a talk.

The Swedenborg Society, London WC1A

Wed 6 May

£8 includes a glass of wine / 020 7405 7986