After 5pm, Talks & lectures

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Capturing the Dark Side: Photography with Dark Edinburgh

Photography discussion with the chance to join in a practical workshop.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free (workshop £5)

Part of Festival of Museums.

The Battle Of Waterloo: An Ombersley Connection

An illustrated talk By Chris Gait about the battle of Waterloo.

Ombersley Memorial Hall

Fri 26 Jun

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

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

28 York Place, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 27 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 4 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 12 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 29 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 6 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 12 more dates until 29 Jul

John Muir: University Of The Wilderness

Billed as a 'narrative concert' as actor Thomas Clyde Mitchell reads from the writings of naturalist John Muir over live music from American ensemble Chance.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Tue 21 Apr

£6.85–£13.44 / 01478 613750

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0131 665 2240

Bill Oddie: Unplucked

Former Goodie Bill Oddie presents his latest collection of writings.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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Cartography of Exhaustion

A talk by Peter Pál Pelbart of Ueinzz Theatre Company on power, community and resistance.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

£6 for Sunday pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA15.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Jackie Kay, Allan Radcliffe & Kerry Hudson: Out There – Scottish LGBT Writing

Panel discussion and readings from the first new anthology of LGBT writing in over a decade. Out There features stories, poems and memoirs from award-winning authors and unpublished writers.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Jane Hawking: True Story Behind The Theory of Everything

Janice Forsyth chairs this chat with Professor Stephen Hawking's ex-wife.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

John Gordon Sinclair, Tony Black & Michael J Malone: Crime on the West Coast

Three crime novelists talk about their new novels, including actor turned writer John Gordon Sinclair.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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Mark Millar: The Graphic Novels That Made Me

The New York Times bestselling writer of Wanted, Kick-Ass and more talks about the graphic novels that have entertained and inspired him.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 21 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Spectator Debate: Politicians should leave the wealthy alone

Join The Spectator for a debate on wealth and politics, chaired by Andrew Neil. While the rich get even richer, low and middle income households are feeling the pinch. Are wealth taxes – such as the 'mansion tax' or the 50p tax – the answer? Or is it economically counterproductive to squeeze the rich? In a globalised…

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Wed 22 Apr

£22 (Spectator subscribers £19) / 020 7638 8891

Alexander McCall Smith: In Conversation with Stuart Kelly

The prolific author of No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in conversation with Stuart Kelly.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Battle of Waterloo Remembered

A guided walk to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

Hyde Park Corner, London W2

Thu 18 Jun

£7.50–£10

Between the Lines: Irvine Welsh and Jesse Armstrong

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and comedy writer Jesse Armstrong (who is best known for his work on Peep Show) discuss the art of comedy writing, at this event chaired by stand-up comedian and writer, Viv Groskop.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Tue 21 Apr

£20 / 020 3108 1000

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Charlie Klendjian: Do humanists need to be more outspoken on Islam and sharia?

Charlie Klendjian, Secretary of the Lawyers’ Secular Society, discusses the work of the LSS.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 22 Apr

Douglas Gifford: Sir Walter Scott – A Fresh Look

Douglas Gifford talks about Sir Walter Scott and his widely misunderstood legacy to Scottish fiction.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 20 Apr

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

Liverpool Skeptics in the Pub

An informal event held on the third Thursday every month where a guest speaker gives a talk, with Q&A. Everyone welcome.

The Vines, Liverpool

Thu 21 May

Free Donations welcome

Thu 18 Jun

Free Donations welcome

Thu 16 Jul

Free Donations welcome

…and 4 more dates until 19 Nov

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

50 Years On The Long Mynd Talk

A talk by the countryside manager about how the hill has transformed since the National Trust acquired it 50 years ago.

Town Hall, Bishops Castle

Wed 22 Apr

£3.50

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Abertay Historical Society Talk: Natasha Ferguson

Settle in for an evening lecture on the archaeological footprint of the volunteer movement between 1793 and 1815, presented by Natasha Ferguson.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 13 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

Richard Dubin For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in each new moment. And, in so doing, achieve authentic success in our work as artists. Richard Dubin – an accomplished and…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 28 Aug

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

To say Andy Kershaw has led a varied life is an understatement. From being Billy Bragg's driver to presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid, then going on to report for the BBC from Iraq, North Korea and Rwanda. Catch him while he's taking a rare sit down to talk about his life.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May

£8–£12

Al Pacino

Join The Godfather, Serpico and Scarface star Al Pacino as he talks about his life and career. Includes a musical act and Q&A.

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Sat 16 May

£149–£499 / 0871 334 1919

  • 18:00 – 23:30 Al Pacino The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 22 May

£40–£200 / 0844 249 4300

SECC, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

Clyde Auditorium

£65–£150 / 0141 248 3000

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

Mon 20 Apr

£10 (£8)

Wed 22 Apr

£10 (£8)

Mon 27 Apr

£10 (£8)

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