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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Tue 3 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Wed 4 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 47 more dates until 20 Apr

Glasgow St Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate the Irish heritage of Glasgow and Scotland with a programme of film, talks, family activities, dancing and, of course, a whole lot of music.

The Shed, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Wed 11 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Thu 12 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Thu 5 Mar

£16.50 / 01283 508100

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 6 Mar

£17.50 / 01476 406158

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

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Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

Elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton discusses animal stories and tells tales of her life in Kenya.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Thu 5 Mar

£15.50–£18.50 / 01463 234234

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 0131 248 4848

Public Observatory Tours

Tours include an astronomy talk, a planetarium show, and a trip to the main dome where (weather permitting) visitors have the chance to observe the night sky through the primary optical telescope.

Acre Road Observatory, Glasgow

Mon 16 Mar

Free but ticketed

Tue 17 Mar

Free but ticketed

Wed 18 Mar

Free but ticketed

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 20 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 5 more dates until 24 Apr

Festival Of The Moving Image

The award-winning festival returns with a new program including a walking tour, live Q&A with film director Mike Leigh and film screenings.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sun 1 Mar

£6.50 day ticket; £13 festival ticket (£9) / 020 3108 1000

Mon 2 Mar

£6.50 day ticket; £13 festival ticket (£9) / 020 3108 1000

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. Children welcome.

Exeter Phoenix

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

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Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

Say No To Stress and Fatigue

A seminar with nutrition expert Patrick Holford, which explores how to transform your mental, emotional and physical state in order to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 13 Mar

£15 / 0141 276 5365

Come and Meet Brian Murphy and Linda Regan

Malcolm Jones hosts a talk with husband and wife actors Brian Murphy and Linda Regan.

Clarendon Hotel, London SE3

Wed 18 Mar

£20 (Members £15)

The Three Psychic Mediums

A psychic event with three mediums: Bob Curry, Jacky Ellis and Michelle Emery.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Sat 17 Oct

£21 / 01803 328385

Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale

Sat 30 May

£21 / 01495 355 800

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 17 Jul

£19 / 020 8561 8371

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Winter Talks

A series of talks on a variety of astronomy and technology topics

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 9 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 16 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

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Artist Talk: Russell Mills

The artist talks about his work.

The Artworks, Halifax

Fri 20 Mar

£6 (Concession & students £5) / 01422 346900

Beauty Pre-Designed: All Walks Beyond the Catwalk Panel Discussion

Mal Burkinshaw and Dr Jill Burke, participants in the Beauty by Design exhibition, in conversation with Debra Bourne and Alyson Walsh, with reference to the way the fashion industry must take responsibility for the impact of the images of beauty that it projects.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 16 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Book Launch - War and Poetry

2014 saw the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. 2015 marks the Italian centenary of that same war. Much has been written and debated about Italy’s involvement in the war, but how did it impact on the poets in Italy? What were they thinking? This event launches a new Luath anthology that contains new translations…

J&G Innes, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01334 472174

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and J&G Innes Ltd Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Wed 15 Apr

£22–£25 / 020 8985 2424

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 14 Apr

£28 / 08432 086000

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 13 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 1846

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Christine Hamilton: Confessions of a Battleaxe

Join Christine Hamilton as she presents a moving and entertaining talk about her life.

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Mon 30 Mar

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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Dundee Academy of Sport: Ali Bell – My Glasgow 2014 Experience

Ali Bell has competed in hockey for Scotland and the UK for more than 10 years – today she talks about how hard work and motivation allowed her to achieve her dreams. This talk is aimed at secondary school pupils.

University of Abertay, Dundee

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 01382 308918

Part of Dundee Women's Festival.

An Evening With Ann Widdecombe

Former Tory politician and sometime ballroom dancer Ann Widdecombe talks about herself.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 12 Apr

£17.50 / 01934 645544

Head on Fire: Closing the Divide Between Physical and Mental Health

A discussion on mental health issues, with author Matt Haig speaking, Richard Holloway as chair and music from Withered Hand.

St George's Tron Church, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£6 / 0141 332 2795

£1 from every ticket sold ia donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sun 8 Mar

£15 / 01539 725 133

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

£12 / 0844 693 3336

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

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Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£3 / 0141 222 2254

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