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Curator's introduction to Edvard Munch: love and angst

Curator Giulia Bartrum, British Museum, gives a 60-minute introduction to the exhibition.

British Museum, London WC1B

Thu 27 Jun

BP Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7323 8181

Thu 18 Jul

BP Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7323 8181

Curators Talks: All That Glitters and Some That Don't

Part of a series of archaeological talks by the museums curators.

Hartlebury Castle

Thu 19 Sep

£4 / 01299 250416

  • 13:00 – 14:00

David Steel In Conversation with Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 and as a Member of Parliament in his home county of Fife, Scotland, from 1983 to 2015. He is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and is a passionate advocate for the rights of…

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 11 Aug


Part of Fringe by the Sea.

David Steel - Isle of May Uncovered

The Isle of May is owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and known locally as the Jewel of the Forth. The island is home to the largest Puffin colony on the east coast of Britain (over 40,000 pairs) as well as thousands of other seabirds and Grey Seals. Come and listen to the island's Nature Reserve Manager…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

£12 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

DETech: Systematic Literature Review – A Practical Approach

Dr Sara Bragança and Dr Eric Costa leads this session on different methods for conducting a systematic literature review.

Solent University, Southampton

Wed 26 Jun

Dismissal of the Grecian Envoys Rarely Played

The Greeks are demanding the return of Helen. The Trojans meet. Paris wants to keep her. Antenor argues for her return. Priam will have to determine which route is the more advantageous or disadvantageous for the state. Kochanowski is regarded as the father of Polish verse. *His Dismissal *was the first tragedy written…

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 30 Jun

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£5–£15 (Student £12) / 020 7401 9919

Drawing and Wellbeing Walk: Suburbs Edition

Pop on some walking shoes and a waterproof and join us for a walk around local suburbs where exhibiting artist Graham Chorlton will give you an insight into how he researched his ‘Suburbs’ exhibition and offers some tips on capturing the sights from the walk.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sat 5 Oct

Arena Gallery

£5 / 0121 446 3232

Economic Justice for the North West

A talk about rising inequality in the UK, with the chance to discuss your experiences and ask questions of policymakers and community leaders in the North West. Speakers confirmed to attend include the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham; Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steven Rotheram; the Regional Secretary of the…

Friend's Meeting House, Manchester

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0207 470 6138

Economic Justice for the West Midlands

A talk on the growing economic inequality in the UK and how it will impact the West Midlands, with the chance for people in the audience to chime in with their own ideas on what it'll take to bring about economic equality for all. Speakers include Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, and Carys Roberts, the Chief…

Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

Thu 4 Jul

Free / 0207 470 6138

The Enigma of Sir John James Burnet

In terms of sheer talent, Sir John James Burnet was as great as Thompson and Mackintosh while his career was even more stellar in achievement yet he remains little known, the most mysterious of the Glasgow architects. Has Burnet's ability as stylistic chameleon contributed to his overshadowing? Niall Murphy, Deputy…

Hillhead Library, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 339 7223

An Evening with Alan McGee

The Creation Records label owner chats about what it was like to work with Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, The Libertines and more.

Foundry, Sheffield

Sat 31 Aug

£13.20 / 0114 222 8777

The Glee Club, Nottingham

Tue 5 Nov

£16.50 / 0871 472 0400

Heartbreakers, Southampton

Thu 29 Aug

£16.50 / 02380 225292

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An Evening with Gazza

DT Travel present An Evening with Gazza VIP Tickets include: * Meet and Greet at 1800hrs in the Exhibition Hall. * Front 4 row seating * Professional Photograph * Arrival Drink * Early Entry

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 3 Aug

£110.00 - VIP, £49.50, £27.50 (includes booking fee) / 0141 353 8000

Exhibition, Exchange and Experimentation: Prince Albert & the Victorian Art World

With Lucy West, former Assistant Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection Trust Taking the Great Exhibition watercolours in the exhibition as a starting point, Lucy will also explore the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857 along with Prince Albert’s other projects: the frescoes for Westminster and the…

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 9 Jul

£5 / 0191 232 7734

Festival of the Spoken Word

Celebration of poetry, writing, spoken word and rappers, featuring talks, readings, performances and live music.

Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury

Fri 5 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Sat 6 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Sun 7 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Football: "The Ballet of the Masses"

Football: "The Ballet of the Masses". So quipped Dmitri Shostakovich - qualified football referee, obsessive fan…and occasional composer. International football kicked off in the West End of Glasgow in 1872 when Scotland played England at West of Scotland's cricket grounds in Patrick. But why did industrial Glasgow…

Hillhead Library, Glasgow

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0141 339 7223

Four-Day Glass Fusing and Slumping

Four-day workshop on glass fusing and slumping, where you can learn how to create your own designs.

Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Jul


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Thu 25 Jul


Garngad Stories 1930s

In the 1930s, Garngad witnessed violent clashes between locals and police. Newspaper headlines supported the police, denouncing ‘mob violence’. Trials at the Sheriff Court, 1934, saw sixteen Garngad men charged with riot.   Dr Andrew Davies will talk about these events and how they match the stories handed down by the…

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2999

Gin Tasting Evening with Sibling Distillery

We are excited to announce that Sibling Distillery will be hosting an evening of talks and Gin tasting in the Orangery. There will be a brief introduction to gin and the history of the mysterious drink of the moment, followed by a guided tasting of all five gins, a gin quiz with prizes and a Q&A with the sibling's…

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Wed 14 Aug

£20 / 01242258002

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Glasgow Skeptics Presents: Happy Birthday Tranquility Base

Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won't forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did…

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 22 Jul

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Glasgow Walking Lunch

Food and travel writer Andrea Pearson leads a guided tour through Glasgow to unearth the city's past. Visit hidden historic sites and sample food and drink from some of the best independent eateries in the city.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jul


Sat 3 Aug


Grayson Perry: Divided Britain

Turner-prize winning artist Grayson Perry hosts this talk on how arts and creativity can influence the gaps in society.

Livery Hall, London EC2V

Wed 3 Jul


Part of City Lit Perspectives.

Great Big Heritage Bus Tour

Hop on our free vintage bus service to discover new places and exciting activities linked to the theatre and cinema in Glasgow.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 31 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Sat 31 Aug

Free / 0141 276 1625

Guided estate walk: Holt Forest and Holt Wood

Holt Heath, Forest and Wood provide a diverse habitat for wildlife and as part of a National Nature Reserve you are sure to see a vast variety of flora and fauna. You will be joined by one of the experienced Kingston Lacy rangers who will talk you through some of the recent work that has been taking place to preserve…

National Trust: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster

Fri 2 Aug

£2 / 01202 883 402

Hit Factories: Book Launch

A night of music and conversation to launch Karl Whitney's new book Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop, in conversation with Harry Pearson.

World Headquarters, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0191 281 3445

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Home on the Move: the Impact of Immigration Policy on Participation and the Possibilities for Practice

Ruth Webber's PhD research explored the meaning and importance of 'home' to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Glasgow, with a particular focus on the impact of hostile environment policies and legal status. This workshop presents findings from her research and will foster a reflective space, asking: "What…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 13:30