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An Evening with Jonathan Sacks

Religious leader, philosopher and author Jonathan Sacks in conversation with Andrew Neil.

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

Thu 11 Jun

£25–£50 / 020 7638 8891

Football Forum with Paul Devlin and Geoff Horsfield

A night with two Blues legends – Paul Devlin and Geoff Horsfield – who talk about their careers playing the beautiful game.

Coleshill Social Club, Birmingham

Fri 10 Apr


Friday Late: Ceramic Bells Talk

A talk on the ceramic bells made in the later periods of imperial China, which presents the latest research on the subject.

The Museum Of East Asian Art, Bath

Fri 24 Apr

£6 (£3) / 01225 464640

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

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Glug: Risky Biz

An evening of inspiration and informal networking for creative and techie types, themed around the idea of 'Failure', and how the road to success has a load of ups and downs.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

£10 / 0131 558 8844

Introduction to the World of Wine

This eight-week course serves as an introduction to the world of wine. Journey across the globe, visiting a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 21 May

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

Thu 28 May

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

Thu 4 Jun

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

…and 50 more dates until 10 Nov

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Learn how taste like a professional by identifying aromas and flavours, learning about how climate affects wine, exploring the wine making process and learning principles of food and wine matching. Of course, there's a chance to taste wines from around the globe.

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Tue 14 Apr

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Wed 24 Jun

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 23 Jul

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

…and 2 more dates until 10 Dec

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 21 May

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Tue 22 Sep

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

£12 / 0844 693 3336

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

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

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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.

Legends and Lore

Spinetingling tales of ghosts and vampires – for the brave-hearted only.

Lochmaben Castle, Lockerbie

Sun 5 Apr

£8.94–£11 / 07791 047835

Let's Dance International Frontiers

Ten day dance festival showcasing dance from the UK and around the world.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 29 Apr

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

Thu 30 Apr

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

Fri 1 May

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

…and 17 more dates until 18 May

Liverpool Former Players

Hear stories from John Barnes, Didi Hamann and John Aldridge. The night is hosted by LFC TV's Peter McDowall.

O2 Academy Bristol

Thu 9 Apr

£28.12 / 0844 477 2000

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 16 Apr

Free Donations welcome

Thu 21 May

Free Donations welcome

Thu 18 Jun

Free Donations welcome

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The London Literary Pub Crawl

Nothing goes together better than booze and books! Visit a number of watering holes from Fitzrovia to Soho that inspired generations of writers such as Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Virgina Woolf, George Orwell and others. Drinks not included with ticket.

Fitzroy Tavern, London W1T

Sat 26 Sep

£25 (group £18; Students £12) / 020 8090 5082

Manchester Ragged University Talks

The Ragged University serves up a slice of academia with the opportunity to wash down all that new knowledge with a icy cold pint. Different speakers each time; all welcome.

Gullivers, Manchester

Mon 20 Apr

'The British Experimental Novelists of the 1960s; A Forgotten Avant Garde' by Joseph Darlington, plus 'The Countercultural Imperative; From Lebensreform to the Kibbo Kift (1890-1930)' by Anne Fernie

Matt Parker: The Imitation Archive – Field Recording in the Digital Age

A discussion of the process and techniques of high fidelity digital field recording from sound recordist and composer Matt Parker.

The National Museum Of Computing, Milton Keynes

Thu 16 Apr

£4.50–£7.50 / 01908 645001

Maum Meditation Special Seminar

Introductory seminar on Maum meditation. Learn about the human mind, how to expand it, and how to rid it from burden and stress.

London Meditation Center, SW19

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 020 8715 1601

…and 89 more dates until 27 Dec 2016

The Mix In

A evening of networking for those involved in the food & drink and creative industries and demonstrations on creating memorable experiences, branding, digital skills and merging food and art. Speakers include Kitchen Press founder, Emily Dewhurst, LovSushi founder, Ross Brown, Do Something Delicious Director, Liz…

The Byre at Inchyra, Perth

Tue 5 May

Free (ticketed)

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Mrs Dalloway's Day

Walk in the footsteps of Clarissa Dalloway as she goes to buy flowers in Virginia Woolf's classic novel. Host Rob reads parts of the novel at key locations.

Westminster Tube Station, London SE1

Thu 14 May


Navigating Through The Teenage Years

The SES Pastoral Team talk about issues that confront parents when they are bringing up a teenager.

Stamford High School

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01780 750300

Noëmi Lakmaier Curator Talk

Join DISRUPTED curator Noëmi Lakmaier for a tour of the exhibition followed by an opportunity to see live performances from three of the region’s most exciting new talents. Presented in association with New Art West Midlands and Turning Point West Midlands, artists Dan Auluk, Jade Blackstock and Emma Starkey will showcase…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Thu 23 Apr

Arena Gallery

Free / 0121 446 3232

One Life: Phil Jones Live

English footballer who plays for Manchester United and national team.

O2 Academy Liverpool

Fri 17 Jul

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

Out Of Time, Out Of Place: Public Art

A discussion on the risks, delights and challenges of producing new progressive forms of public art, with Claire Doherty, Magdalena Malm, Nato Thompson and artist Heather Morison.

Whitechapel Gallery, London E1

Thu 16 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 020 7522 7888

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