Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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Small Is Beautiful Conference

Micro business owners can come together with other like-minded folks to discuss the challenges and issues that affect their endeavours.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

New Athenaeum Theatre

£99–£199 / 0141 332 5057

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 4 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 18 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 14 more dates until 24 Jun

Roman Armour

What did the Romans ever wear for us? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston explores how a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain would have dressed and what weapons he would have carried.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 7 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Roman Armour McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

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

Cargo in the Blood: Artist Talk and Presentation by Russell Mills and Mike Fearon

A talk and presentation from the artist and his collaborator.

The Artworks, Halifax

Sat 21 Mar

£6 (£5) / 01422 346900

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

School for Social Entrepreneurs: Taster Session

A chance for entrepreneurs with a desire for social change to learn more about how to realise their dreams.

Dundee International Women's Centre

Thu 19 Mar


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

Beauty by Design: Unpicking Venetian Lace

Tricia Allerston explores the making of needlepoint lace in seventeenth-century Venice.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Fri 27 Feb

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

Sat 28 Feb

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

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

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Stargazing Live on the Roof Garden

In partnership with the BBC’s Stargazing Live project, join experts from Clydesdale Astronomical Society and volunteer stargazers on Scotland's largest roof garden for this examination of the night sky. If you have a telescope, bring it along. Booking is essential.

New Lanark World Heritage Village

Sat 21 Mar

£4 / 01555 661345

Coinciding with the next visible total solar eclipse.

Sun 22 Mar

£4 / 01555 661345

Coinciding with the next visible total solar eclipse.

Alan Johnson: Talk

A talk from the politician, Alan Johnson.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Fri 6 Mar

Main House

£9 / 01768 774 411

Artist Talk: Russell Mills

The artist talks about his work.

The Artworks, Halifax

Fri 20 Mar

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

Australian and New Zealand University Open Day

Want to head Down Under to do your learning? Now's the chance to learn a bit more about what it'd be like and the requirements to get yourself there. Register to attend using the website. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Council House

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

Back to Books: 50 Ways to Get Your Teen Reading Again

A two hour workshop teaching parents how to get their teens page turning.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£19 / 0131 529 5665

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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.

Clydesdale Women's Heritage Bike Ride

Learn a bit more about the feminism behind cycling on this gentle guided bike ride.

Glasgow Women's Library

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£6) / 0141 550 2267

Conservation of Incunabula

A studio visit to see conservation work in progress along with a special talk.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

David Roberts: ‘A kindly, canny Scot, well-to-do, and amazingly clever’

Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz talks about the enduringly popular work of Roberts, a painter attracted to scenes of the Holy Land.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Dr Graham Whitham Talk

Dr Graham Whitham examines the social circumstances and artistic achievements of the period of the post-war School Prints in this illustrated talk.

Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood

Sat 28 Feb

£7 (£5) / 01892 839039

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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.

eBay Course

Learn the basics of buying and selling stuff on eBay in this one-day course.

Claverham Community College, Battle

Tue 3 Mar


  • 16:30 – 18:30 eBay Course Claverham Community College, Battle

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 10 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

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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).

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 25 Apr

Assembly Hall

£21 (£20; £10; £17) / 01903 206206

Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography

Martin Barnes, senior curator of photographs at the V&A, talks about how photography in South Africa has been affected by the legacy of its use as a tool of social control.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 25 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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