Talks And Lectures events in Renfrewshire

View all the upcoming Talks And Lectures events taking place throughout Renfrewshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Renfrewshire

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Selected dates between 28th October 2020 - 23rd June 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Open Book and Paisley Library for an hour of shared reading on Wednesday mornings!
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Online History Cafe: Peter Burner, Paisley’s Coloured Weaver

Online History Cafe: Peter Burner, Paisley’s Coloured Weaver

20th January 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join the Urban Historian on January 20th for their Online History Cafe, looking at Peter Burner's life from his humble beginnings in Virginia to his travels in Scotland.
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Raven Leilani In Conversation With Bolu Babalola

Raven Leilani In Conversation With Bolu Babalola

21st January 2021
Online Event

Join Waterstones for this hugely exciting online event with New York Times Bestselling debut author Raven Leilani, as she talks to Bolu Babalola!
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Virtual Heritage Walk: Ferguslie Mills

Virtual Heritage Walk: Ferguslie Mills

23rd January 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join the Urban Historian on Saturday 23rd January for a virtual walk exploring the rise of the Ferguslie Mills in the west of Paisley.
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Abigail Dean In Conversation With Emma Gannon

Abigail Dean In Conversation With Emma Gannon

25th January 2021
Online Event

Abigail Dean launches her debut thriller in conversation with Emma Gannon as part of Waterstones' online events series!
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An Evening With Brigid Kemmerer and Samantha Shannon

An Evening With Brigid Kemmerer and Samantha Shannon

26th January 2021
Online Event

Join Waterstones for this exclusive online event with New York Times best-selling authors Brigid Kemmerer and Samantha Shannon.
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An Evening Of Fantasy With Adrienne Young, Adalyn Grace, Joshua Johnson And Hannah Long

An Evening Of Fantasy With Adrienne Young, Adalyn Grace, Joshua Johnson And Hannah Long

28th January 2021
Online Event

Join Waterstones for this special online event to celebrate the release of four new stunning fantasy novels!
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Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Selected dates between 2nd February 2021 - 16th December 2021

Built in the 12th century and steeped in history, Paisley Abbey is a fascinating building to visit, find out more on one of the regular guided tours!
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CAN DO Innovation Summit

CAN DO Innovation Summit

3rd February 2021
Online Event

Don't miss Scotland's national innovation event CAN DO Innovation Summit on 3rd February and hear from world-class speakers on how innovation can help your business survive & thrive after COVID-19!
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Newtopia: Women with Fierce Words

Newtopia: Women with Fierce Words

18th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Part of Paisley Book Festival, Newtopia is a multimedia performance of writing emerging from women's disrupted lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Paisley Book Festival Opening Event: Radical New Futures

Paisley Book Festival Opening Event: Radical New Futures

18th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join the Paisley Book Festival team for their opening event, Radical New Futures, providing a flavour of what this year's festival has in store!
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Exiles

Exiles

19th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Author Victoria McNulty performs excerpts from a live adaptation of her book Exiles which she has created specially for Paisley Book Festival, and has a discussion about the work!
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Kirstin Innes and Outi Smith: Songs for a Scabby Queen

Kirstin Innes and Outi Smith: Songs for a Scabby Queen

19th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire-based writer Kirstin Innes has teamed up with Lochwinnoch singer and composer Outi Smith to tell the story of protest singer and activist Clio Campbell from Innes' novel Scabby Queen!
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Old stories, New forms with Intan Paramaditha and Sarah Maria Griffin

Old stories, New forms with Intan Paramaditha and Sarah Maria Griffin

19th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Intan Paramaditha and Sarah Maria Griffin as they discuss their works with author and Guest Curator Kirsty Logan as part of Paisley Book Festival!
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Hags, Hexes and Harpies with Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Rebecca Tamás

Hags, Hexes and Harpies with Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Rebecca Tamás

20th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Rebecca Tamás and guest curator Kirsty Logan to delve into witches, feminism, horror and power as part of Paisley Book Festival!
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Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid

20th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

To celebrate the paperback release of her honest and inspiring memoir, The World I Fell Out Of, Melanie Reid joins Professor Rowena Murray to talk about her hopes for the future!
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Scottish Masculinities with Douglas Stuart, Andrew O’Hagan and Graeme Armstrong

Scottish Masculinities with Douglas Stuart, Andrew O’Hagan and Graeme Armstrong

20th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Kirstin Innes as she chats to three Scottish novelists who have shone a light on the complexities of masculine identity, offering parallel lives from Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Glasgow.
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The Heights of Lowbrow with Michael Lee Richardson and Tasha Suri

The Heights of Lowbrow with Michael Lee Richardson and Tasha Suri

20th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Michael Lee Richardson and Tasha Suri in conversation with author and Paisley Book Festival Guest Curator Kirsty Logan to dig deeper into the stories we think we know!
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The Otherwhere Emporium with Ross Mackenzie

The Otherwhere Emporium with Ross Mackenzie

20th February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join one of Renfrewshire's best-loved children's authors, Ross Mackenzie, as he reads from his book, The Otherwhere Emporium, and chats about his life-long love of reading as part of Paisley Book Fest
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Chris Brookmyre and Dr. Marisa Haetzman: UWS in conversation with ‘Ambrose Parry’

Chris Brookmyre and Dr. Marisa Haetzman: UWS in conversation with ‘Ambrose Parry’

21st February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join UWS Criminology Professor Ross Deuchar in conversation with married co-authors Chris Brookmyre and Dr. Marisa Haetzman, who successfully join forces as ‘Ambrose Parry’.
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Powering up Minds and Saving Lives through Gaming with Joe Donnelly

Powering up Minds and Saving Lives through Gaming with Joe Donnelly

21st February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Glaswegian writer, video gamer and mental health advocate Joe Donnelly as he chats with fellow gaming enthusiast Calum Rodger about his new book Checkpoint as part of Paisley Book Festival.
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Words With Bite: Extra Teeth #3 Showcase

Words With Bite: Extra Teeth #3 Showcase

21st February 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

This exclusive showcase event for Scottish literary magazine Extra Teeth presents three writers reading their work from the new volume: Bhavika Govil, Ross McCleary and Alice Slater.
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Lecture: Through the Artist’s Gaze: The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work

Lecture: Through the Artist’s Gaze: The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work

11th March 2021
Online Event

Marianne Fossaluzza, a PhD student in Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, gives this lecture on The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work.
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Mystic & Holistic Festival

Mystic & Holistic Festival

25th April 2021

The Mystic & Holistic Festival, celebrating everything Mind, Body & Soul returns by popular demand to Greenock and a new venue, Cruden Hall!
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Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination Books of the 1920s

Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination Books of the 1920s

13th May 2021
Online Event

This talk given by Alice Strang will focus on the women artists proposed and seconded for election by male allies, including Dorothy Johnstone, Cecile Walton and John Duncan.
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Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

29th May 2021
Online Event

Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Stepping Stones - New Project For East Renfrewshire Families New To Autism

Stepping Stones - New Project For East Renfrewshire Families New To Autism

25th January 2021

If your child or young person has recently been diagnosed with autism or is on the diagnostic pathway, join NAS East Renfrewshire for their new Stepping Stones project.

What is Mindful Eating… and How Does it Help?

What is Mindful Eating… and How Does it Help?

27th January 2021

Join Joanne Moller for her online course and learn how mindful eating can help you manage your eating without deprivation or guilt.

Find out about What is Mindful Eating… and How Does it Help? on What's On East Renfrewshire
Managing Your Eating in Uncertain Times: How Mindfulness can Help You to Break Free from Mindless & Emotional Eating

Managing Your Eating in Uncertain Times: How Mindfulness can Help You to Break Free from Mindless & Emotional Eating

2nd February 2021

Build self awareness & discover how mindfulness can help you break free from mindless & emotional eating with this online workshop from Joanne Moller Coaching Services.

Living Well After Bariatric Surgery: How A Mindful Eating Approach Can Help

Living Well After Bariatric Surgery: How A Mindful Eating Approach Can Help

4th February 2021

Adjust to your new normal after bariatric surgery with an approach that could improve your health and energy. Join in and find out more!

Living Well with Diabetes: How Mindful Eating Can Help

Living Well with Diabetes: How Mindful Eating Can Help

10th February 2021

Learn about an inside-out approach to diabetes self-management that focuses on sustainable lifestyle change using mindfulness with Joanne Moller Coaching Services.

Find out about Living Well with Diabetes: How Mindful Eating Can Help on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Digital Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

Digital Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

20th January 2021

This talk by Dr Elizabeth Darling offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh.

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

23rd January 2021

Vichaar Manthan is delighted to invite author Amish Tripathi back to our platform on Saturday 23rd January!

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HSS Edinburgh Shakha: Could the West ever embrace Dharma?

HSS Edinburgh Shakha: Could the West ever embrace Dharma?

23rd January 2021

Join us and explore how Dharma could help Western society to rethink and reimagine the relationship between the individual, the society and nature!

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A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

25th January 2021 - 1st February 2021

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part one Arsenic!

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Lecture: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan

Lecture: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan

28th January 2021

This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks and communities in their adopted country.

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

29th January 2021

Join acclaimed Scottish storyteller Anne Pitcher on a storytelling journey of Burns, Beasties and Bogles!

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Lecture: Broughton House & Garden

Lecture: Broughton House & Garden

29th January 2021

Join Dr Samuel Gallacher for a talk on Broughton House & Garden. The property is home to many of the paintings and photographs on display in the exhibition E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.

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The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform

The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform

3rd February 2021

Join authors Ambrose Parry (Dr Marisa Haetzman & Chris Brookmyre) to discuss their new historical novel of medicine & murder, The Art of Dying.

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Manipulate Festival - Animated Womxn

Manipulate Festival - Animated Womxn

4th February 2021

A womxn-led showcase of extraordinary and award-winning stop-frame and VFX from the animated film industry.

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Lecture: Artist, Model, Collector: Photography in the Life and Work of Mary Cameron

Lecture: Artist, Model, Collector: Photography in the Life and Work of Mary Cameron

12th February 2021

This lecture offers fresh insights into a fascinating artist. Dr Helen Scott is Curator of Fine Art at the City Art Centre, and author of Mary Cameron: Life in Paint.

A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

22nd February 2021 - 1st March 2021

Join the Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part two Opium!

Find out about A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium on What's On Edinburgh
Documentation and Digitisation of Historic Photographs at the National Trust for Scotland Lecture

Documentation and Digitisation of Historic Photographs at the National Trust for Scotland Lecture

25th February 2021

In this talk, Lily Barnes will pull back the curtain on the intricacies of working hands-on with historic photographs.

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas: An Introduction

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas: An Introduction

26th February 2021

Join curator Ben Reiss for an introduction to the exhibition E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

12th March 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts: This lecture explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade.

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Digital Lecture: Victorian Spiritualism: The Fox Sisters and the World they Created

Digital Lecture: Victorian Spiritualism: The Fox Sisters and the World they Created

13th March 2021

Ash Pryce is a stage mentalist and founder of the Edinburgh Skeptics society. In his first traditional lecture in more than a decade, he will be looking at the world of the Victorian Occult.

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

20th March 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Howden Park Centre for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - CANCELLED

William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - CANCELLED

28th March 2021

Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner.

A Poisonous Method Part 3: Acid

A Poisonous Method Part 3: Acid

29th March 2021 - 5th April 2021

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for the last of three talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part three Acid!

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Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

12th April 2021

An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Yotam Ottolenghi about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.

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Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

14th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Roaring Sound: The Instruments of the Jazz Era

Lecture: Roaring Sound: The Instruments of the Jazz Era

19th May 2021

This talk will give a brief introduction of jazz as a style of music and explore the different instruments played in a typical jazz band of the 1920s.

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Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

2nd June 2021

The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.

Lecture: Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie

Lecture: Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie

3rd June 2021

Murdo Macdonald gives this talk on Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie at City Art Centre on Thursday 3rd June.

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Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

4th June 2021

Join Jonathan Wild, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, for this talk on the design and illustration of books during the Edwardian period.

In Conversation with the Sopranos

In Conversation with the Sopranos

14th June 2021

Get the real story behind what Vanity Fair called “the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day” when three of The Sopranos’ most iconic cast members sit down for a chat.

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Leith 2020: An Archival look at Leith

Leith 2020: An Archival look at Leith

16th June 2021

This talk at Lauriston Castle explores the rich heritage of Leith and its unique identity.

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Leith 2020: Leith Theatre Past Present and Future

Leith 2020: Leith Theatre Past Present and Future

23rd June 2021

The joint speakers will outline the chequered history of Leith Theatre, where it is now and where it might go in the future.

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Lecture: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Lecture: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

25th June 2021

This lecture will set Charles H. Mackie’s art in the context of his life. His Scottish artistic roots underpinned his engagement with French art and continental ideas.

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Lecture: Addressing slavery and Empire at the National Trust for Scotland

Lecture: Addressing slavery and Empire at the National Trust for Scotland

29th June 2021

Join Jennifer Melville, Head of Curatorial & Conservation Services at the National Trust for Scotland, for this lecture at Lauriston Castle!

Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

2nd July 2021

This tour will focus on key aspects of Charles H. Mackie’s development as an artist, highlighting his range and versatility in oil, watercolour and print.

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Lecture: With the Royal Scots in Gallipoli

Lecture: With the Royal Scots in Gallipoli

5th July 2021

This lecture explores the journey of The Dardenelles - Edinburgh's Royal Scots Territorials - who were the first waves of the seaborne offensive that aimed to end WW1.

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Lecture: Playing with the Past

Lecture: Playing with the Past

7th July 2021

What can Archaeology tell us about the world’s most popular sport? Archaeology Scotland will discuss some of its and others recent work on the archaeology and history of Football.

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Lecture: Murder, Power and … Pineapples?

Lecture: Murder, Power and … Pineapples?

21st July 2021

Come along for a talk from archaeologist Doug Rocks-Macqueen about recent excavations of pineries in the Lothians and Falkirk!

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Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

28th July 2021

Head along to the Stand Edinburgh on July 28th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!

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Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

30th July 2021

This lecture given by Belinda Thomson, Honorary Professor in art history at the University of Edinburgh, examines the influences of French Art in the work of Charles H. Mackie.

Lecture: A Curious Flowering: The Hydros in Scotland in the 19th Century

Lecture: A Curious Flowering: The Hydros in Scotland in the 19th Century

10th August 2021

Join Jane Neil-MacLachlan, writer and novelist under the pen name of Jane Tulloch, for this lecture on Hydropathic institutions in Scotland in the 19th Century!

Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

19th August 2021

Dr Antonia Laurence Allen will share collections, stories and projects from properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Tenement House at Lauriston Castle on 19th August.

Lecture: Earls, Maids, Dames and Gardeners

Lecture: Earls, Maids, Dames and Gardeners

24th August 2021

Vicky Garrington shares some key pieces from Edinburgh Museums & Galleries large and important costume collection.

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Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

27th August 2021

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock'n'roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

Find out about Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Ghosts of Edinburgh

Lecture: Ghosts of Edinburgh

4th September 2021

Join Ash Pryce, stage mentalist and former Ghost Tour Guide, as he tells tales of Edinburgh’s old and ghostly world!

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Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

8th September 2021

This talk offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh. It explores the many people who worked together to change the living conditions of the communities in the city’s Old Town

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

10th September 2021

This talk given by Jim Scanlon, a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society, will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.

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Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

14th September 2021

Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, now indelibly part of Leith’s legacy with international recognition, deserves more credit and study than it gets. Tim Bell will explore how Leith is presented.

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Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

17th September 2021

This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.

Levison Wood: The Art of Exploration

Levison Wood: The Art of Exploration

23rd September 2021

Join critically acclaimed author and explorer Levison Wood as he takes to the stage for his third UK tour, The Art of Exploration.

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Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

24th September 2021

William McGonagall has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language’. Join Scots actor Jock Ferguson for an evening of anecdotes and stories and a wee dram in betwe

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

5th October 2021

This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.

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Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

7th October 2021

This talk explores the ‘gists, the ‘gettes and the fight for female emancipation, viewed by some as a campaign and by others as a war.

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Professor Brian Cox: Horizons World Tour

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons World Tour

7th October 2021

Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back with a brand-new Arena show for 2021 which will come to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th October!

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Dan Snow’s History Hit

Dan Snow’s History Hit

21st October 2021

Dan Snow brings his award-winning, chart-topping podcast and online TV channel 'History Hit' live to The Queen's Hall.

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Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

27th October 2021

This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.

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Lecture: Leith 2020: A Photographic Walk Through Time

Lecture: Leith 2020: A Photographic Walk Through Time

2nd November 2021

Fraser Parkinson will illustrate the rich heritage of Leith through photographs, showing the history and changing face of Leith from the mid-1850s to the present day.

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An Evening with Nick Butter

An Evening with Nick Butter

6th November 2021

Nick Butter, the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world, tells tales of muggings, war zones, dog attacks, extreme exhaustion, and the sheer scale and diversity of our planet.

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Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

9th November 2021

In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

11th November 2021

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride when Tim Peake shares his experience of life in space when he brings his UK tour to the Usher Hall Edinburgh on 11th November 2021!

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Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

16th November 2021

This lecture investigates a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and places them within the context of their times.

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Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

30th November 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.

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Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

7th December 2021

Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips.

Test Match Special

Test Match Special

8th May 2022

Join Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box!

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Events in Fife

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

15th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Alhambra Theatre for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

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Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

16th April 2021

A celebration of the life of Doris Day, featuring over 24 popular hits from the Doris Day Songbook, the songs interwoven with stories, anecdotes and facts about the life of this special lady.

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The Psychology Of Serial Killers

The Psychology Of Serial Killers

13th May 2021

Forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees is an expert in the dark underbelly of murder and in this fascinating talk she will be revealing the results of years of research.

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Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much

28th August 2021

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

Find out about Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much on What's On Fife
An Evening with Will Young - CANCELLED

An Evening with Will Young - CANCELLED

14th September 2021

Pop star Will Young will speak on the evolution of pop, gay rights and wellbeing in this spoken word show.

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The Parrish Times

The Parrish Times

22nd October 2021

Former professional motorcycle and truck racer turned TV commentator and speaker/entertainer, Steve Parrish will share the uncut version of his hilarious biography The Parrish Times.

Find out about The Parrish Times on What's On Fife
Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

2nd November 2021

In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Join him for an inspiring evening at the Alhambra Theatre!

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Events in Glasgow

Get a Grip on Grants: Discussion & Guide to GCHT’s Grant Programme

Get a Grip on Grants: Discussion & Guide to GCHT’s Grant Programme

Selected dates between 24th September 2020 - 31st March 2021

Have you always wanted to know more about how GCHT's grants scheme works? Do you have a project in mind but are not sure if it would be eligible? Then this surgeries series is for you!

U Belong Glasgow: Futurism

U Belong Glasgow: Futurism

20th January 2021

U Belong is a new multilingual platform in Glasgow featuring performances based on the theme of 'Futurism' by BPOC, LGBT+ and disabled poets, artists, musicians and comedians!

Find out about U Belong Glasgow: Futurism on What's On Glasgow
Black Holes: A Hundred Years of Mysteries

Black Holes: A Hundred Years of Mysteries

21st January 2021

Join the Astronomical Society of Glasgow for their latest free online lecture, Black Holes: A Hundred Years of Mysteries, on Thursday 21st January!

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Silencing the Inner Critic

Silencing the Inner Critic

23rd January 2021

On this online course from Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, learn how to recognise and let go of your unhelpful inner critic and discover how to build authentic self-confidence!

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Closeness: Zine Launch Party with the Sapphic Writers Collective

Closeness: Zine Launch Party with the Sapphic Writers Collective

24th January 2021

Join the Sapphic Writers Collective for the launch of 'Closeness', the third issue of their zine project, on Sunday 24th January!

FEARY: A Theory Reading Group

FEARY: A Theory Reading Group

27th January 2021

FEARY hopes to traverse and encounter many of the vast - and often contradictory - strains of feminist and gender - through monthly reading groups at Glasgow Zine Library.

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The Dark Philosophers Book Group: Conundrum by Jan Morris

The Dark Philosophers Book Group: Conundrum by Jan Morris

27th January 2021

The Dark Philosophers are a regular, open reading group which aims to bring the literature of Wales out of the shadows, join them for their next online meeting on January 27th!

Meet Our Consultants On Hip And Knee Pain

Meet Our Consultants On Hip And Knee Pain

28th January 2021

Do you suffer from hip and knee pain, Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital invite you to join them for their free online information event on Thursday 28th January.

Find out about Meet Our Consultants On Hip And Knee Pain on What's On Glasgow
This Is My Body - Reclaiming The Queer Sacred

This Is My Body - Reclaiming The Queer Sacred

30th January 2021

In this workshop, we'll talk about the sacred potential of being in a queer body, & make artworks/zines that reflect on these conversations.

Find out about This Is My Body - Reclaiming The Queer Sacred on What's On Glasgow
Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Selected dates between 2nd February 2021 - 14th December 2021

Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!

Find out about Insight Talks at the Hunterian on What's On Glasgow
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 6th February 2021 - 18th December 2021

The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!

Find out about The Lighthouse Building Tours on What's On Glasgow
Artist Talk: Fiona Jardine

Artist Talk: Fiona Jardine

26th February 2021

CCA Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art present, The Congest & The Square: Land, Labour and a missing carpet, an artist talk by Fiona Jardine.

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Bob Dylan’s Greatest Rejected Album Tracks: An Evening with Michael Gray

Bob Dylan’s Greatest Rejected Album Tracks: An Evening with Michael Gray

26th April 2021

After a sold out gig at the venue last year, the pioneer of Dylan Studies, Michael Gray returns to Oran Mor Glasgow on 26th April!

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

26th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

12th May 2021

Join the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in Glasgow for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth, as they screen some of the world's best adventure films!

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Hollie McNish

Hollie McNish

13th May 2021

With fans ranging from Emma Watson, Pink and Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed!

Find out about Hollie McNish on What's On Glasgow
Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

26th July 2021

Head along to the Stand Glasgow on July 26th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!

Find out about Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth on What's On Glasgow
Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

10th September 2021

Mindfulness pioneer Gelong Thubten will bring 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness' to Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 10th September 2021.

Find out about Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live on What's On Glasgow
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

11th September 2021 - 12th September 2021

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September 2021!

Find out about Clydebuilt Festival on What's On Glasgow
An Evening With Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in Conversation

An Evening With Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in Conversation

15th September 2021

Moderated by Rob Roth, founding members of pioneering new wave band Blondie, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein explore their own history and discuss their lives in music.

An Evening with Karl Kennedy - The Doctor Will See You Now!

An Evening with Karl Kennedy - The Doctor Will See You Now!

26th September 2021

Join Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher at Oran Mor Glasgow as he discusses his life as a musician and actor with particular focus on his 25 years playing the legend that is Doctor Karl Kennedy!

Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness

Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness

5th October 2021

Join Ben Fogle at Ayr Town Hall for his uplifting and exciting show 'Tales From The Wilderness'... from crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben will take you on an inspiring adventure!

Find out about Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness on What's On Glasgow
Professor Brian Cox: Horizons World Tour

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons World Tour

9th October 2021

Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back with a brand-new Arena show for 2021 which will come to The SSE Hydro Glasgow on 9th October!

Find out about Professor Brian Cox: Horizons World Tour on What's On Glasgow
The Night Sky Show

The Night Sky Show

30th October 2021

The Night Sky Show at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos!

Find out about The Night Sky Show on What's On Glasgow
Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour

Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour

16th November 2021 - 17th November 2021

Ant Middleton is bringing his 'Mind Over Muscle Tour' to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on November 16th & 17th, taking the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery!

Find out about Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour on What's On Glasgow
Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

29th November 2021

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride when Tim Peake shares his experience of life in space when he brings his UK tour to the SEC Armadillo Glasgow on 29th November 2021!

Find out about Tim Peake: My Journey to Space on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

‘Wonders of China’ Nature Talk

‘Wonders of China’ Nature Talk

12th February 2021

On Chinese New Year, join Stuart Ritchie, Educational Gardener at Castlebank Horticultural Centre for an Online Nature Talk to discover China's many natural wonders!

Find out about ‘Wonders of China’ Nature Talk on What's On Lanarkshire
Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

9th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to Motherwell Concert Hall for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! - CANCELLED on What's On Lanarkshire
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

28th April 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes' endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration join him for an evening at Motherwell Concert Hall!

Find out about Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 2nd September 2020 - 21st February 2021

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED on What's On Stirling
Citizens Advice - Energy Advice

Citizens Advice - Energy Advice

5th February 2021

Join Kayleigh Sands, Energy Best Deal Advisor at Stirling Citizens Advice Bureau, for this interactive presentation that includes basic energy information including ways to helps save money!

Find out about Citizens Advice - Energy Advice on What's On Stirling
Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

10th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to The Albert Halls for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! - CANCELLED on What's On Stirling

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