Before 5pm, Talks & lectures

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 1 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Mon 2 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 49 more dates until 20 Apr

Come and Meet Brian Murphy and Linda Regan

Malcolm Jones hosts a talk with husband and wife actors Brian Murphy and Linda Regan.

Clarendon Hotel, London SE3

Wed 18 Mar

£20 (Members £15)

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

Dr Graham Whitham Talk

Dr Graham Whitham examines the social circumstances and artistic achievements of the period of the post-war School Prints in this illustrated talk.

Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood

Sat 28 Feb

£7 (£5) / 01892 839039

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 020 8214 1066

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 020 8214 1066

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Sound Masterclass - Glenn Freemantle

Glenn Freemantle, sound designer, talks about his illustrious career – having worked on Sunshine on Leith, The Theory of Everything, Paddington and Gravity, he knows his stuff.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Glasgow Film Festival.

Artist Talk: Russell Mills

The artist talks about his work.

The Artworks, Halifax

Fri 20 Mar

£6 (Concession & students £5) / 01422 346900

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

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

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 18 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 14 more dates until 24 Jun

100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

1715 and The Northumbrian Jacobites

Exhibitions and talks tracing the stories of local families who supported the Jacobite cause in 1745.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 11 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

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1970s Vintage Scent Session

Treat yourself with some vintage 1970s scents in this smelling session.

Les Senteurs, London W1H

Sat 18 Apr

£35 / 020 7730 2322

Alan Johnson: Talk

A talk from the politician, Alan Johnson.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Fri 6 Mar

Main House

£9 / 01768 774411

Australian and New Zealand University Open Day

Want to head Down Under to do your learning? Now's the chance to learn a bit more about what it'd be like and the requirements to get yourself there. Register to attend using the website. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Council House

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

Back to Books: 50 Ways to Get Your Teen Reading Again

A two hour workshop teaching parents how to get their teens page turning.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£19 / 0131 529 5665

Beauty by Design: Unpicking Venetian Lace

Tricia Allerston explores the making of needlepoint lace in seventeenth-century Venice.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Berwick and the First World War

Explore Berwick's contribution to WW I.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Garrison Story

A celebration of the military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Black Plays

A six week series of talks and discussions exploring plays by dramatists of African or Caribbean heritage.

National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London SE1

Sat 28 Feb

£12 / 020 7452 3000

Sexuality: This session examines representations of black lesbian and gay men within the theatre. The four plays in this session present issues concerning identity politics, sexuality and race. With guest speaker Topher Campbell.

Plays covered: Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay, Sin Dykes by Valerie Mason-John, Boy With Beer by Paul Boakye and Bashment by Rikki Beadle-Blair.

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Black Plays National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London
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Book Behind The Scenes

Reach out and touch some of the objects written about in the books, thanks to the museum's wide range of artifacts and objects.

Helston Museum

Wed 4 Mar

£3 / 01326 564027

This month the book of choice is Helen Dunmore's 'Zennor At Night'.

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.

Cargo in the Blood: Artist Talk and Presentation by Russell Mills and Mike Fearon

A talk and presentation from the artist and his collaborator.

The Artworks, Halifax

Sat 21 Mar

£6 (£5) / 01422 346900

Clydesdale Women's Heritage Bike Ride

Learn a bit more about the feminism behind cycling on this gentle guided bike ride.

Glasgow Women's Library

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£6) / 0141 550 2267

Connected Giving: Global Trends in Digital Charitable Giving

A conference exploring the digital challenges and opportunities faced by charities.

Senate House, London WC1E

Wed 11 Mar

£349 (Streaming Admission £149) / 020 7664 4859

Thu 12 Mar

£349 (Streaming Admission £149) / 020 7664 4859

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