Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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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

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

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.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Apr

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

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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Alan Johnson: Talk

A talk from the politician, Alan Johnson.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Fri 6 Mar

Main House

£9 / 01768 774411

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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'For the Inspection of the Public': The Story of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Ian Dejardin of Dulwich Picture Gallery talks about the gallery's long and illustrious heritage.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

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

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Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

Gavin Turk & Rachel Newsome

Artist Gavin Turk in conversation with Rachel Newsome.

Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc, London E8

Sun 22 Mar

£6.83 / 020 7998 3617

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