Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

Elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton discusses animal stories and tells tales of her life in Kenya.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Thu 5 Mar

£15.50–£18.50 / 01463 234234

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 0131 248 4848

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 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Glasgow St Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate the Irish heritage of Glasgow and Scotland with a programme of film, talks, family activities, dancing and, of course, a whole lot of music.

The Shed, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Wed 11 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Thu 12 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar

Winter Talks

A series of talks on a variety of astronomy and technology topics

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 9 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 16 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

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French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

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

28 York Place, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 9 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 16 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 19 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 18 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 19 more dates until 29 Jul

Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour Shorts

A series of shorts by and for queer, trans, intersex and people of colour. Some shorts are accompanied by a guest speaker to expand on the themes of the evening.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Artist and filmmaker Jamika Ajalon leads the Q&A. Shorts include 'Holy Mother' directed by Vivek Shraya; 'Ache in my Name' directed by Vivek Shraya; 'Whitebirchblues' directed by Jamika Ajalon; 'Sight' directed by Thirza Cuthand; 'Trying to Leave My Body' directed by M Lamar; 'Flowers' directed by Gui-gui Yang and 'The locations of the m/othership' diected by Jamika Ajalon.

Tickets available online only Part of GLITCH 2015.

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'I’m not your Inspiration: Maki Yamazaki' directed by Sandra Alland; 'Flow' directed by Yau Ching and 'The Worlds of Bernice Bing' directed by Madeline Lim.

Followed by a panel led discussion on how being a queer and/or trans and/or intersex person of colour inter-relates with surviving and thriving creatively with Maki Yamazaki, Raju Sachi Singh, Raisa Kabir, Zou Zhou and Rosie Lewis.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'Waltzing Tomatoes' directed by Coffee + Sponge; '60 Unit Bruise' directed by Paul Wong; 'Magnetics' directed by Jeepneys; 'The Homecoming: A Short Film About Ajamu' directed by Topher Campbell; 'Future Perfect' directed by Cameron Cobb; 'Project/ed' directed by Raju Sachi Singh and 'We Come From Earth, We Come from space' directed by Black Salt Collective.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'Imbuzi – Why Freedom' directed by Jamika Ajalon; 'Badass Nigga' directed by M Lamar; 'Baldwin’s Nigger' directed by Horace Ove and 'Savage' directed by Wendy James.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Cinema Made in Italy

Annual five day Italian film festival. Catch the latest cinematic gems from Italy, and go behind the scenes with a series of lively Q&A sessions.

Ciné lumière, London SW7

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Fri 6 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

…and 2 more dates until 9 Mar

Dundee Astronomical Society Lectures

Learn more about the fascinating universe we live in at these monthly lectures from Dundee Astronomical Society.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 01382 435967

Please note: talks are not suitable for younger children.

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 01382 435967

Please note: talks are not suitable for younger children.

An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

£20 (£18) / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

The Beehive, Honiton

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01404 384 050

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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

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 6 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 20 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 5 more dates until 24 Apr

Beauty Pre-Designed: All Walks Beyond the Catwalk Panel Discussion

Mal Burkinshaw and Dr Jill Burke, participants in the Beauty by Design exhibition, in conversation with Debra Bourne and Alyson Walsh, with reference to the way the fashion industry must take responsibility for the impact of the images of beauty that it projects.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 16 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture. Following a twelve-year career in Marketing and PR, Deborah Reid swapped press releases for plants and retrained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.  Her interest in garden history and a growing…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar

Lecture Theatre, 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

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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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Practical Issues in Drafting IT Contracts

A seminar that covers everything you need to know about drafting IT contracts.

The Institute of Engineering & Technology, Glasgow

Tue 24 Mar

£100 plus VAT (£95 plus VAT)

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Women and Trade Unions

A presentation led by Ann Henderson, which looks at examples of women speaking up for employment rights and equality from the early part of the 20th century.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 623 3734

18th Century Drawing Collections and Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 to 1784)

Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean at the Faculty of Arts of Bristol University, explores the legacy of Charles Rogers, a major collector and contributor to the Cottonian Collection at the Museum.

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth

Wed 18 Mar

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 585050

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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

Access Film Club

Monthly film club held in collaboration with Scottish Autism. Featuring screenings and discussions in a welcoming and accessible environment. Ages 15+.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Tue 10 Mar

£5 / 0141 332 6535

Alan Johnson: Talk

A talk from the politician, Alan Johnson.

Elmgreen School, London SE27

Tue 17 Mar

£10

All profits go to the Family Rights Group, of which Alan is a patron

Alastair Campbell: Time to Talk

Journalist, author and former Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, talks about winning, drawing on the experiences of all kinds of successful people, from athletes to rulers.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

The Anthropocene: Humanity on the Rocks

Panel discussion about the 'epoch of the human'. Booking is essential.

Nottingham Contemporary

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0115 948 9750

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