Before 3am, Talks & lectures

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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 27 Apr

£10 (£8)

Wed 29 Apr

£10 (£8)

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

…and 12 more dates until 30 May

Glasgow Chamber at All-Energy: Glasgow, Energy and Joined Up Thinking

Exploring Glasgow's renewable and energy sectors.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 7 May

Free / 0141 248 3000

An Evening with David Starkey

David Starkey talks about his new book The Magna Carta.

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

Thu 25 Jun

£22 with no book; £30 with signed book; £45 with signed book & VIP seating / 020 7961 0044

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 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 552 3748

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Bygone Borderlands

Exhibition and talks about life in the bordlerlands.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 2 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 3 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

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

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 12 May

£25 / 01527 577330

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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 27 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 4 May

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 11 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 11 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 6 May

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 13 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 11 more dates until 29 Jul

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 6 May

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 13 May

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 6 more dates until 24 Jun

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

The Tyburnia Tour

Interactive film screening exploring an alternative history of the UK. Featuring live soundtrack and Q&A with local historians.

Apiary Studios, London E2

Fri 29 May

£10 / 020 7033 6806

Carpenters Arms, London W1H

Wed 27 May

Free

Castle End Mission, Cambridge

Sun 7 Jun

£7.50

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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

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

Tue 26 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 8 Jun

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Create:Eat:Whisky

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

£33

Fri 15 May

£33

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Ray Brooks: As If By Magic The Genius Of Mr Benn

Mr Benn narrator Ray Brooks talks to Sam Westerby about his career.

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 12 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0151 703 0000

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01932 253354

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The Story Of Guitar Heroes

Tribute to guitar-playing legends.

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Sat 18 Jul

£16 / 01708 755 775

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Fri 22 May

£18 (Children £15 under 16s) / 01305 783225

Will Pickvance: The Anatomy of the Piano

Pianist, composer and all-round entertaining guy Will Pickvance anatomises the piano for your listening pleasure.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Sun 24 May

£12 (£10)

Falkirk Town Hall

Thu 30 Apr

£12 (£10.50) / 01324 506850

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

£8–£12

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.

Dan Cruickshank: The Recreation Of Lost Buildings

The TV presenter talks about some building that have been lost and then recovered, including the on-going campaign to reinstate the Euston Arch, which was demolished in 1961.

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Wed 22 Jul

£15 / 01553 764864

Part of King's Lynn Festival.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sat 18 Jul

£14 / 01787 374745

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Does Aid Work?

A lecture from the Rt Hon Clare Short on aid.

All Hallows By The Tower Church, London EC3R

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7481 2928

  • 18:00 – 19:00 Does Aid Work? All Hallows By The Tower Church, London

An Evening With Danny MacAskill

Bike man Danny MacAskill chats about his work.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sat 20 Jun

£25 / 01387 381196

Fairfield Heritage. Different Perspectives

Guided tour of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co building.

Fairfield Heritage, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Ginomics

Get to grips with the science behind gin, so you've something intelligent to say to back up your copious drinking.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

£26 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Horrible Histories from the Archives

A look at some of the stranger goings on from the University of Edinburgh's archibes, with some gruesome tales and unexpected stories about Edinburgh.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum / 0131 651 1438

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