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The Story Of Guitar Heroes

Tribute to guitar-playing legends.

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Sat 18 Jul

£16 / 01708 755 775

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Fri 22 May

£18 (Children £15 under 16s) / 01305 783225

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

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

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

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

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An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

£20 (£18) / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 12 May

£25 / 01527 577330

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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 9 Oct

£30.50

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 30 Oct

£32.50 / 028 9033 4400

Buxton Opera House

Mon 12 Oct

£30.50 / 0845 127 2190

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Ray Brooks: As If By Magic The Genius Of Mr Benn

Mr Benn narrator Ray Brooks talks to Sam Westerby about his career.

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 12 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0151 703 0000

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01932 253354

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

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

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In Focus: Robert Colquhoun, Figures in a Farmyard

Bill Hare discusses Colquhoun's work in the context of post-war British society.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Purchase of exhibition ticket required / 0131 624 6200

The Story Of St Katharine's

The story of St Katharine's, from the 12th century through to more modern times.

Guildhall Library, London EC2V

Tue 5 May

Free / 020 7332 1868

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

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.

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

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An Evening With Danny MacAskill

Bike man Danny MacAskill chats about his work.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sat 20 Jun

£25 / 01387 381196

Great Expectations

Join us for this fascinating lecture on the history of midwifery in Scotland. In celebration of 100 years of the Midwife (Scotland) Act, Joan Cameron, who is Senior Lecturer in the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of Dundee, discusses the contribution this legislative change made to the care of women and…

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 241 6210

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 18:15 – 21:00 Great Expectations The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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

Ingenious Impressions: MUSE Tours

Student MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) lead these tours, which run daily and last for approximately 30 minutes.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 46 more dates until 21 Jun

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

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Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 23 May

Normal admission charges apply / 01620 850330

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

The Pleasance / Nicholas Parsons Celebrating 15 years on the Pleasance stage join West End, screen and radio star Nicholas Parsons for his most magnificent show yet! The host of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute invites you to come and join the fun and laughter at his sell-out improvised comedy and chat show with a host of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 16 Aug

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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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.

The Tyburnia Tour

Interactive film screening exploring an alternative history of the UK. Featuring live soundtrack and Q&A with local historians.

Apiary Studios, London E2

Fri 29 May

£10 / 020 7033 6806

Carpenters Arms, London W1H

Wed 27 May

Free

Castle End Mission, Cambridge

Sun 7 Jun

£7.50

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