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GLITCH’S Climactic Closing

Presentation from Ms Vaginal Davis.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of GLITCH 2015.

Graham Fagen: Scotland + Venice

Graham Fagen, fresh from the Venice Biennale, talks about his new work.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 20 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Head on Fire: Closing the Divide Between Physical and Mental Health

A discussion on mental health issues, with author Matt Haig speaking, Richard Holloway as chair and music from Withered Hand.

St George's Tron Church, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£6 / 0141 332 2795

£1 from every ticket sold ia donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

InnovationNation Lectures

A series of events showcasing some of Scotland’s leading innovators in science, technology, business and the arts.

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationHealth. Professor Derek Bell and Professor Andrew Morris lead an evening of talks.

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationBody. Professor Margaret Frame and Professor Catherine Geissler deliver the intriguing keynote addresses.

Mon 22 Jun

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationTechnology. Chris Forrest and Professor Harald Haas deliver the keynote addresses.

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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

Tue 3 Mar

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

Tue 10 Mar

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

Thu 21 May

£175 / 0141 447 0446

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

…and 52 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

Wed 25 Mar

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Tue 14 Apr

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Wed 24 Jun

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

…and 3 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

The Fourth Anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake

A short film screening of Japan Desk Scotland's third documentary on Fukushima, plus the singing of a hymn written for the victims of the tsunami by Rev David Sinclair.

Wellington Church, Glasgow

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 0141 334 0454

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.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sun 8 Mar

£15 / 01539 725 133

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

£12 / 0844 693 3336

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

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John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar

Second Space


Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Tue 10 Mar


£16 (£15) / 01903 206206

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 6 Mar

£16.50 (£14.50)

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John George Haigh of Kensington: Acid Bath Murderer

Jonathan Oates delivers a talk on John George Haigh, who is known as 'the acid bath murderer'.

Kensington Central Library, London W8

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 020 7361 3010

John Gray and Alain de Botton in Conversation

Eminent pundits in conversation.

Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P

Thu 19 Mar

£30 / 020 7222 9191

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

Jon Ronson: An Evening of Public Shaming

An evening of examining the behaviour of others: why do people say things on Twitter that don't come out right? Why do people on Twitter turn mob-like over people who say things that don't come out right? Ronson technically hasn't done anything wrong, but he's been studying people who have and this evening is a powerful…

The Citadel, St Helens

Sat 23 May

£16.50 / 01744 735436

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

£15 (£12) / 0141 429 0022

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Colchester Arts Centre

Sun 15 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01206 500900

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Julian Germain: Ashington District Star

An unusual night consisting of a talk, some paintings, photographs by the artist, some poetry and club singing.

Northern Social Club, Ashington

Thu 26 Mar


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Julian Glover In Conversation

Actor Julian Glover stops by for an evening of conversation, conducted by Francine Stock.

Olympic Studios, London SW13

Tue 3 Mar

020 8912 5161

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Man Booker Prize winner talks his new work, The Buried Giant.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 4848

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.

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£3 / 0141 222 2254

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

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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

London Thinks: The Rise of UKIP

In the run-up to the General Election, Samira Ahmed chairs a panel discussion on the rise of UKIP.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Thu 19 Mar

£15 (£5; Members £5)

Love Food? Rise of Food Banks

An evening of community food and discussion. Featuring input from Oxfam, Poverty Alliance and Dennistoun's Everlasting Foodbank.

Redmond's of Dennistoun, Glasgow

Mon 9 Mar


Made in Britain?

A panel discussion on the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 25 Mar

£10 (Members £7) / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30 Made in Britain? Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London

Manna And Quails: When Food Gets Too Much With Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach explores the notion of food and what to do when it becomes too much.

West London Synagogue, W1H

Wed 25 Mar

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