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An Evening with Tyson Fury

Listen to an interview with the boxing star Tyson Fury and get your photo taken with the man himself.

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 334 1919

Mounting Japanese prints

A gallery talk by David Green, British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Tue 25 Jun

Room 94

Free / 020 7323 8181

Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Sun 15 Sep

£30.25–£40.30 / 0151 709 3789

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 28 Sep

£31.65–£90.15 / 0844 871 3020

Sheffield City Hall

Sat 14 Sep

£30.25–£38.50 / 0114 278 9789

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BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

BBC Scotland Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. Join us for a show jam-packed with comedy, irreverent banter, gossip and outrageous chat, all with a sprinkling of glamour. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit…

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Egyptian gods and goddesses

A gallery talk by independent speaker Carol Andrews. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 17 Aug

Room 4

Free / 020 7323 8181

Exhibition Talk: Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

With Carly Collier, curator of 'Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour' at Royal Collection Trust This talk will introduce us to the exhibition and its main themes and highlights. Image: Paul Jacob, The Queen and Prince Albert landing at St Pierre, Guernsey, 24 August 1846

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 13 Aug

£5 / 0191 232 7734

Gods and goddesses

Stories of gods and goddesses have entertained and enthralled us from the dawn of civilisation. Handed down to us through Western art and culture, we are reminded of our humanity and connection with one another.As part of our Pride and Joy festival weekend, join Deaf lecturer John Wilson to explore and learn about the…

The National Gallery, London WC2N

Sat 29 Jun

Sainsbury Wing Foyer

Free / 020 7747 2885

Lunchtime Lecture: China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities

When author, Austin Williams began researching China’s urban development in 2011, the country claimed to have 11 Eco-cities: environmentally-friendly, sustainable, smart, low-carbon, urban centres. Within 5 years, it had documented 285. China has regularly been portrayed as an environmental pariah, so are we witnessing…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Wed 26 Jun

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7942 2000

The Old Curiosity's Gin Garden Tours

Take a tour of the Secret Herb Garden, the drying room and where they distil the colour-changing Old Curiosity Gin, before trying a glass yourself.

The Secret Herb Garden, Lothianburn

Thu 27 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 13:00

Fri 28 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 13:00

Sat 29 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 13:00
  • 15:00
…and 48 more dates until 21 Sep

The Old King's Highway Tour: The Road to The Green

A walking tour that reveals the history of Aberdeen's Old King's Highway.

Park Inn By Radisson Aberdeen

Sun 7 Jul

Sun 14 Jul

Sun 21 Jul

Sun 28 Jul

One Year No Beer with Ruari and Jen Fairbairns

Transform your life by changing your relationship with alcohol. Join OYNB’s Co-Founder Ruari & his wife Jen as they share their stories and the benefits of taking a break from alcohol. You’ll discover a habit-changing programme that focuses on helping you change your mindset around alcohol. With daily support and…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

The art of Islamic pattern: the Arabesque

A gallery talk by independent speaker Diana Driscoll. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 31 Aug

Room 43

Free / 020 7323 8181

ASCUS Art & Science Lab Open Sessions

Open day at ASCUS Lab, suitable for anyone with a creative idea or interested in experimenting with scientific tools.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

Thu 4 Jul

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

Thu 11 Jul

ASCUS Lab

£0–£5 (£4) / 0131 560 1581

…and 22 more dates until 12 Dec

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Beatrix Potter would regularly take extended holidays at Melford Hall between 1899 and 1916 and her name and doodles can be found in a number of visitor books in the house. Beatrix would always carry a camera or sketchbook with her, and would sketch, paint or photograph. This exhibition will show some of these sketches…

National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

Fri 28 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

…and 15 more dates until 19 Jul

Birds and Botany at Aberlady

Ranger-led walk through the nature reserve with John Harrison.

Aberlady Local Nature Reserve, Longniddry

Sat 6 Jul

£3

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Brian Jones 50th Anniversary Walking Tour

Walking tour around Cheltenham that gives insight into the early life of Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones.

The Wilson, Cheltenham

Tue 2 Jul

£10 / 01242 237431

Wed 3 Jul

£10 / 01242 237431

Sat 6 Jul

£10 / 01242 237431

Sat 24 Aug

£10 / 01242 237431

Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters

Uncover the story of Sizergh’s 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters.

National Trust: Sizergh Castle, Kendal

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

…and 15 more dates until 14 Jul

Charles Maclean Whisky Masterclass

Charles Maclean Charles MacLean has been researching and writing books and articles about whisky since 1981. He has published ten books to date, including the standard work on whisky brands, Scotch Whisky and the leading book on its subject, Malt Whisky, both of which were short-listed for Glenfiddich Awards. He shares…

The Merchants' Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Aug

Main Hall

£25 (£20) / 0131 225 7202

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Christmas candlelit house tours

After the hubbub of daytime visitors has died down, join us for an intimate tour of the house by flickering LED candlelight. With the mansion decorated for a Victorian Christmas, you’ll wander through historical highlights such as the Pre-Reformation Chapel and neo-classical staircase hall. At the end of the tour, you’ll…

National Trust: The Vyne, Basingstoke

Tue 3 Dec

£35 Booking essential / 01256 883858

Thu 5 Dec

£35 Booking essential / 01256 883858

Wed 11 Dec

£35 Booking essential / 01256 883858

…and 3 more dates until 19 Dec

Collecting histories: highlights of the display and trail

A gallery talk by Ben Burt and Stuart Frost, British Museum. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

British Museum, London WC1B

Tue 30 Jul

Room 3

Free / 020 7323 8181

Curator's introduction to Edvard Munch: love and angst

Curator Giulia Bartrum, British Museum, gives a 60-minute introduction to the exhibition.

British Museum, London WC1B

Thu 27 Jun

BP Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7323 8181

Thu 18 Jul

BP Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7323 8181

Curators Talks: All That Glitters and Some That Don't

Part of a series of archaeological talks by the museums curators.

Hartlebury Castle

Thu 19 Sep

£4 / 01299 250416

  • 13:00 – 14:00

David Steel In Conversation with Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 and as a Member of Parliament in his home county of Fife, Scotland, from 1983 to 2015. He is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and is a passionate advocate for the rights of…

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 11 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

DETech: Systematic Literature Review – A Practical Approach

Dr Sara Bragança and Dr Eric Costa leads this session on different methods for conducting a systematic literature review.

Solent University, Southampton

Wed 26 Jun