Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Diamond Masterclass

Join a team of experts to learn all about diamonds and metals. With wine and nibbles.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 553 1131

…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

Al Pacino in the UK

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

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 22 May

£40–£200 / 0844 249 4300

Steve Backshall's Wild World

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

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 26 Oct

£16.50–£19.50 / 0117 922 3686

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 24 Oct

£15.50–£18.50 / 0844 493 9999

Perth Concert Hall

Mon 19 Oct

£15.50–£19.50 / 01738 621031

Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Wed 15 Apr

£22–£25 / 020 8985 2424

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 14 Apr

£28 / 08432 086000

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 13 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 1846

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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

Thu 14 May


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Sun 17 May


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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

Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement. Children welcome.

Exeter Phoenix

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

LateLab: Beauty by Design

Discussions of the Beauty by Design exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: A Life at the Limits

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring about his life, his adventures and his ancestral heritage.

Octagon, Sheffield

Tue 14 Jul

£21 / 0114 222 8777

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Tue 30 Jun

£21 / 01903 206206

Birmingham Town Hall

Mon 29 Jun

£21 / 0121 345 0600

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 3 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 10 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 17 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 24 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

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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


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

Alistair Beaton: Political Satire

Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News satirist talks about his career.

Eldon Building, Portsmouth

Fri 17 Apr


All Fictions are Biographical – Ueinzz Context

An open conversation about the history and practices of Ueinzz Theatre Company.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 17 Apr

£4 for Friday pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA15.

Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Veteran DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw signs copies of new autobiography No Off Switch and answers questions about a colourful life that's taken him from driving vans for Billy Bragg, to reporting from war zones around the world, to presenting a pioneering late-night music show.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May


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Are We Really Safe?

Talk by Prof Chris Kemp, Head of the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 27 May

Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre


Artist Talk: Robert Davies

Join artist Robert Davies for further insight into his film Of Time and the Railway, a piece of work that was 86 days in the making.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Tue 18 Aug


£3 / 0121 446 3232

Artists in Conversation: Michael Craik and Eric Cruikshank

The artists talk about their work and processes.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Thu 14 May

Free / 01506 777666

The Battle Of Waterloo: An Ombersley Connection

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

Ombersley Memorial Hall

Fri 26 Jun

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


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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

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Cafe Science Dundee

A meeting to explore and debate the latest scientific issues over a coffee or a glass of wine.

Avery & Co, Dundee

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 01382 201533

Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design With Dr Lesley McIntyre

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.

Celebrating Our Community

Student presentations and entertainment celebrating community.

Blackpool Sixth Form College

Mon 22 Jun

Free / 01253 724 472

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