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The Quietus Social: Vivien Goldman In Conversation With Lucy O'brien

THE QUIETUS SOCIAL is excited to welcome the esteemed 'punk professor', Vivien Goldman. She will be in conversation with writer/broadcaster Lucy O'Brien, talking about her new book 'Revenge of the She-Punks', a feminist history of modern music from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot. She will be joined in discussion by TESSA…

The Social, London W1W

Wed 10 Jul

£7 / 020 7636 4992

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Richard Herring / The Stand Comedy Club 'The Podfather' (Guardian) and 'King of Edinburgh' (List), probably best known for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec Unleashed, brings his multi award-winning podcast to Edinburgh for his 25th Fringe. His guests will include the biggest names at the festival, plus the best new…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Grand Hall

£16 (£14) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Grand Hall

£16 (£14) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Grand Hall

£16 (£14) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Rosetta Stone, televisions and robots: Nam June Paik

A gallery talk by Eleanor S. Hyun, British Museum. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

British Museum, London WC1B

Wed 31 Jul

Room 67

Free / 020 7323 8181

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton OBE is a former international rugby union player. He first played for the Cardiff Blues and was capped for Wales in 2009 and named as their captain for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In 2013 he was named the Lions’ captain for the 2013 tour to Australia, making him the youngest player ever to hold that position at…

Magdalen College School, Oxford

Wed 3 Jul

Sara Sheridan

Presented by Speaker Buzz. Feminist, activist, author, perfumer and journalist – Sara has many fascinating strings to her bow. The Edinburgh-based writer has a particular passion for talking about telling the story of forgotten women in history, women’s rights, feminism, diversity and the history of the British lady.

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Tue 6 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Sir Chris Bonington: Life & Times

Sir Chris Bonington – Life & Times Presented by Speakers from the Edge Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest. He is renowned for…

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Wed 4 Dec

£20 / 01224 641122

Skate Southampton John Hansard Gallery Takeover

Skate Southampton take over the gallery with a series of displays, exhibitions, workshops and more.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Soldiers of Killiecrankie Celebration Day

Commemorate the anniversary of the battle of Killiecrankie with a military display and a march filled with Jacobite troops.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 01738 632488

Spotlight On: Wild & Majestic

Curator Patrick Watt explores how a romanticised ideal of Scotland became a badge of wider Scottish identity.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Chambers Street

Free / 0300 123 6789

Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Chambers Street.

Free / 0300 123 6789

Free / 0300 123 6789

Take one picture: Wright of Derby's Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

Caroline Smith discusses Joseph Wright of Derby's painting of a science experiment in the Age of Enlightenment and explains how it inspired school children taking part in Take One Picture 2019.Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE Image: Joseph Wright 'of Derby', 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump', 1768

The National Gallery, London WC2N

Wed 31 Jul

Caroline Smith

Free / 020 7747 2885

Tour & Tasting

Take a tour of Cloudwater, learn about their brewing ethos and receive a tutored tasting of their beers.

Cloudwater Brew Co, Manchester

Sat 29 Jun

£16.50

Sat 6 Jul

£16.50

Sat 13 Jul

£16.50

…and 20 more dates until 30 Nov

Tracing Family History in Lancashire

Half-day course for anyone with ancestors that came from Lancashire. The county has a rich history and is a cultural area as well as a geographical one. Anna Watson gives us two talks that aim to help you understand the county and find the records you need. First talk: The History behind Lancashire's Records Anna…

Society of Genealogists, London EC1M

Sat 20 Jul

£20 (Members £16.40) / 020 7553 3290

Tram Man Tour

Travel through time with the Tram Man - don't be late or he'll leave without you! Tours run on a Monday from the 6th of March and then on the following dates; 18th of March, 1st, 15th & 29th of April, 13th May, 10th & 24th of June, 8th & 22nd of July and 5th & 19th of August 2019.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 53 more dates until 19 Aug

Understanding and Using the Findmypast Website

Learn more than just how to search for a name on the Findmypast website. All of us, beginners and experienced family historians, can benefit from a workshop on how to effectively use this major genealogical site. It’s not that it’s difficult to use. It’s just that the sheer size, the breadth of records, and multiple…

Society of Genealogists, London EC1M

Sat 6 Jul

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

Walk in the footsteps of the monks

Step back in time and journey along the 7.5 mile historic route between Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. Starting at Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre you will follow your guides through the picturesque landscape up to Brimham Rocks.

National Trust: Brimham Rocks, Ripon

Sun 1 Sep

Free Booking essential, admission applies / 01423 780688

We Are One: Citizenfest

Festival in celebration of equality and diversity, with a programme of events spanning food, talks, drama, art, seminars and more.

Strathclyde Students' Union, Glasgow

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 07898685250

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 07898685250

Weavers & Thread Makers: A Heritage Walk around Paisley's Weaving and Textile Industry

Stephen Clancy leads this walking tour through the history of Paisley's weaving industry.

Made in Paisley

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0141 618 7939

Weavers & Thread Makers Through Maps

Explore Paisley's textile history at this workshop, led by Stephen Clancy.

Made in Paisley

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 0141 618 7939

Wild Bat Walks at Llanerchaeron

Experience the excitement of spotting these elusive nocturnal creatures with a bat detector which changes their high pitch calls to a sound we can hear.

National Trust: Llanerchaeron, Aberaeron

Tue 25 Jun

£3 Booking essential / 01545 570200

Wed 26 Jun

£3 Booking essential / 01545 570200

Thu 27 Jun

£3 Booking essential / 01545 570200

…and 14 more dates until 11 Jul

Writing Children's Fiction with Ally Sherrick

Introductory workshop on writing for children and young people with author Ally Sherrick.

Guildford Library

Wed 26 Jun

£25 (£20) / 01273 735353

マンガ-グラフィックの力 (The graphic power of Manga)

A gallery talk in Japanese by Matsuba Ryoko, British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Thu 22 Aug

Room 92

Free / 020 7323 8181

10 minute talks: Alterations, Art and Architects

William Morris left behind a craftsman's legacy at Red House in 1865. Discover what happened next to Red House, the exciting lives of the people who lived here, and how they were inspired by Morris' memory.

National Trust: Red House, Bexleyheath

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 020 8304 9878

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 020 8304 9878

Fri 28 Jun

Free Admission applies / 020 8304 9878

…and 15 more dates until 19 Jul

39th Annual Barlow Lecture

Join Dr Rose Kerr in a discussion about the East Asian Ceramics of the Hallwyl Collection and the Sir Victor Sassoon Collection of Chinese carved ivories.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Thu 7 Nov

Lecture Theatre

Free booking advised / 01865 278000

A.N. Wilson on Prince Albert

Prince Albert was born 200 years ago this year. Since the nineteenth century, there has never been a biography based on all the archival material at Windsor, Coburg, and Gotha. Join A.N. Wilson, who wrote 'Victoria' some years ago, and who has been through all the documents, to discover a portrait of Albert the husband…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Mon 9 Sep

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£15–£18 / 020 7942 2000

A.s Hartrick - Rediscovering A Forgotten Artist

Why do some artists, famous in their day, become forgotten whilst others continue to be household names long after they are dead?

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Lecture Theatre

£8 (£7) / 01865 278000