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Glasgow Chamber at All-Energy: Glasgow, Energy and Joined Up Thinking

Exploring Glasgow's renewable and energy sectors.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 7 May

Free / 0141 248 3000

Kirstin Innes & Helen Mathers: A New Look at the Oldest Profession

Ex-List writer Kirstin Innes discusses her new novel Fishnet and Helen Mathers talks about her book Patron Saint of Prostitutes.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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 22 May

£4 (£3) / 0131 668 8404

Fri 19 Jun

£4 (£3) / 0131 668 8404

Fri 17 Jul

£4 (£3) / 0131 668 8404

…and 2 more dates until 11 Sep

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 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

Climate of the Past, Technology of the Future

Professor Miles Padgett and Dr James Rae present 'Does God Play Dice?' and 'A Geological Tour of Climate Change' respectively.

Waxy O'Connor's, Glasgow

Mon 18 May

£3 / 0141 354 5154

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

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Kevin Bridges: The Books That Made Me

The comedian discusses the most influential books in his life. Chaired by football writer Graham Hunter.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Book to Screen Talk by Mairi Hedderwick and Lindy Cameron

Mairi Hedderwick, the lady behind Katie Morag, chats about the process of translating the stories from books to the screen, with Lindy Cameron – the executive producer of the BBC series.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Mon 11 May

£4–£5 / 01851 708480

Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£33

Fri 15 May

£33

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

The Last Man On The Moon – Talk by Mark Craig

Mark Craig talks about his documentary on Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan.

Daniel Blau, London N1

Tue 5 May

Free / 020 7831 7998

Technology is the Easy Part – Airbus Approach to R&D Innovation, Investment and Change

An hour-long faculty lecture by Colin Sirett, Head of Research & Technology for Airbus in the UK, who gives an overview of the technological challenges within Airbus UK.

The Technology Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Thu 7 May

Free / 0141 444 7000

Part of Engage with Strathclyde.

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Barbara Dickson: The Books That Made Me

The West End star talks about the books that have influenced her.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Dan Cruickshank: The Recreation Of Lost Buildings

The TV presenter talks about some building that have been lost and then recovered, including the on-going campaign to reinstate the Euston Arch, which was demolished in 1961.

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Wed 22 Jul

£15 / 01553 764864

Part of King's Lynn Festival.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sat 18 Jul

£14 / 01787 374745

Ed Dougal's Conversations with the Universe

A talk on learning to use your intuition for personal development and problem solving.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0141 553 0840

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

Horus’ Hidden Plumage

British Museum Conservation Scientist Joanne Dyer presents the story behind the Egyptian god Horus and describes the techniques used to determine its original colourful appearance.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01382 307200

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Ingenious Impressions: Lunchtime Talks

Hear about various aspects of early book production from a selection of curators, academics and students. These talks cover everything from ancient books featured in the movies to the first printed map.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 6 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 13 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 4 more dates until 10 Jun

Queering History: Panel Discussion

A discussion on historical fiction about LGBT lives, with Ronald Frame, Kaite Welsh and Laura Macdougall.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£6 (£3) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Historical Fiction Festival.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: A Life at the Limits

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring about his life, his adventures and his ancestral heritage.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 2 Jul

£21 (£20) / 01727 844488

Birmingham Town Hall

Mon 29 Jun

£21 / 0121 345 0600

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Fri 3 Jul

£21 (£19) / 01323 412000

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Al Pacino

Join The Godfather, Serpico and Scarface star Al Pacino as he talks about his life and career. Includes a musical act and Q&A.

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Sat 16 May

£149–£499 / 0871 334 1919

  • 18:00 – 23:30 Al Pacino The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 22 May

£40–£200 / 0844 249 4300

SECC, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

Clyde Auditorium

£65–£150 / 0141 248 3000

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

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Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Veteran DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw signs copies of new autobiography No Off Switch and answers questions about a colourful life that's taken him from driving vans for Billy Bragg, to reporting from war zones around the world, to presenting a pioneering late-night music show.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May

£8–£12

Berwick and the First World War

Explore Berwick's contribution to WW I.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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

Bumps in the Night: Edinburgh Blackout Injuries in WWII

Learn more about the enforced blackouts during WWII.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum. Part of Festival of Museums.

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