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Bumps in the Night: Edinburgh Blackout Injuries in WWII

Learn more about the enforced blackouts during WWII.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May


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

Jessops Academy Live Photography Event

Cameras are demonstrated and tips handed out in this live photography event.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sat 16 May

£8 / 0141 354 0069

Steve Backshall's Wild World

Steve Backshall talks about his adventures, expeditions, his new novel Tiger Wars and his last book, Looking for Adventure.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 1 Nov

£16–£18 / 0121 345 0600


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

Sat 16 May


Sun 17 May


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

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Three Wine Men Christmas Tour

Get your nose into a few good seasonal tipples in the company of Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin and Olly Smith. For experts and newbies alike.

Manchester Town Hall

Sat 12 Dec

£15–£27.50 / 0161 234 5000

Sun 13 Dec

£15–£27.50 / 0161 234 5000

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Sat 21 Nov

£15–£27.50 / 08442 777 888

Sun 22 Nov

£15–£27.50 / 08442 777 888

Alternative Dream Therapy

Installation performance and personalised experience in which Dr Stratus guides audience members through the nonsensical world of dreams. A co-production between NapTrap and Theatre Delicatessen.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 16 May

£10 (£8)

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

Burke's Bones and Other Curiosities from the Anatomy Collections

A glimpse into the University's anatomy collection.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Free / 0131 651 1438

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

Directing for TV: Illustrated talk by Don Coutts

Award-winning director Don Coutts provides an insight into the TV industry, using clips from some of his work, including Pesce y Patate, a documentary about Scots Italians, and Dead Sea Reels, an award-winning Tartan Short shot in Cromarty. Suitable for adults only.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tue 12 May

£4–£5 / 01851 708480

Festival Insights: The British Gothic

Journalist, art critic and social commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon explores our fascination with the Gothic. What are the key motifs of the Gothic and how did these works reflect the political, social and cultural contexts in which they were created? Chaired by Octavian Saiu.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your French conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 6 May

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 13 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 6 more dates until 24 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

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 44 more dates until 21 Jun

What's Your Poison?

Arsenic, asbestos, mercury, and lead – today we know these substances are dangerous, even deadly, but throughout history poisonous and fatal materials have been used in very surprising places. From poisonous make-up, deadly dyes, and maddening materials, our experts will explore these dangerous substances from their…

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free / 0131 651 1438

Includes free tour of Anatomy Museum. Part of Festival of Museums.

100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Agony Aunts: Irma Kurtz, Keren Smedley and Anna Raeburn

Richard Barber hosts a session with three agony aunts – Irma Kurtz, Keren Smedley and Anna Raeburn – to learn more about the job.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sun 17 May

£5 / 01227 281174

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence

Historian Anthony Sattin discuses TE Lawrence.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 24 May

£8 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

The Artistry of My Father's Portraits by Sebastian Hedgecoe

Sebastian Hedgecoe, son of the late John Hedgecoe, discusses his father's work.

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Sat 11 Jul

£6 (under 18s £3) / 01553 764864

Beneath the Sea – My journey into underwater photography

Leena Roy of Basingstoke Camera Club talks about her journey into underwater photography. Booking is essential.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 16 Jul

£3 / 01256 478670

Berwick at War 1939–45

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

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May


Part of Berwick 900.

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The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Caroline Criado-Perez: Do It Like a Woman

The woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system reads from her book Do it Like a Woman.

Norwich Cathedral

Sun 17 May

£8 / 01603 630000

Carry on Curator Talk

Collection curator Damian Etherington delivers interactive talks.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 28 Jul

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Seaward Ho! Hang the Treasure: Exploring a range of objects that could be treasure, from secret documents to shiny coins

Tue 18 Aug

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

How many hours in Spits? – a talk on Eastbourne and the RAF, along with an opportunity to look at the story of one man’s life in RAF.

Tue 22 Sep

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Who's Absent? – Where did our soldiers come from 1701-1915?

Carry on Curator: The Machine Guns Chuckled – Tut-tut! Tut-tut!

The Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington hosts a series of interactive talks on weapons housed at the museum.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 26 May

Free with Museum Entry / 01323 410300

The Colours & Textures of Central Australia

Lecture by Susan Scott-Wakeling about the visual aspects of the central Australian landscape.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 27 Aug

£3 / 01256 478670

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