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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


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

Ed Dougal's Conversations with the Universe

A talk on learning to use your intuition for personal development and problem solving.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0141 553 0840

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

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

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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 25 Apr

£10 (£8)

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8)

…and 3 more dates until 30 May

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

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

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

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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.

Bumps in the Night: Edinburgh blackout injuries in WWII

Learn more about the enforced blackouts during WWII.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May


Please note: Tickets are available from Mon 20 Apr Part of Festival of Museums.

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

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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

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

Culture and Cake Series

Historical talks, tea and cake. What a combo, eh?

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 17 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

What happened in just a few thousand years to make humans leap from the Stone Age to where we are now? Heritage service manager Jo Seaman presents this talk followed by a Q&A.

Wed 28 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington takes a look at the women's suffrage movement in Eastbourne. Followed by a Q&A.

Wed 4 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Through the eye of the needle: Heritage Officer Katherine Buckland explores how the sewing needle changed the world

Sat 14 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Dr Matt Pope discusses how to survive the next ice age in Eastbourne

Dancing the Diaspora: The Umfundalai Technique of Contemporary African

C Kemal Nance teaches a Umfundalai technique of contemporary African dance workshop followed by a lecture and Q&A.

The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London WC1H

Sun 31 May

£10–£40 / 020 7121 1100

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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Design in Business: The Scottish Design Summit

Conference focusing on the important contributions of design to businesses and products.

Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 21 May

£5 / 01382 381296

Once Upon A Future - Pre Design Summit 2015 Event.

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

Discover The Benefits Of Being Online

A five-week course for those with limited or no computer experience, talking about why it's good to get online and helping you get started.

Action Resource Centre (ARC), Swansea

Wed 13 May

Free / 01792 516900

Wed 22 Jul

Free / 01792 516900

Wed 6 Jan 2016

Free / 01792 516900

Discovering the Truth about Jean Armour (Mrs Robert Burns)

Writer Catherine Czerkawska discusses her quest to find out the truth about Robert Burns' wife Jean Armour, who features as the central character in her upcoming novel, The Jewel.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£6 (£3) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Historical Fiction Festival.

Dominiek Dendoveen: Ethnic Minorities on the Western Front

Inhabitants of more than 60 actual states were present at the front in Flanders and France. This talk from scientific researcher Dominiek Dendooven gives an overview of what happened to these soldiers during and after the war.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 10 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

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