Join Waterstones for this special online event to celebrate the release of four new stunning fantasy novels!
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.
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.
In this talk, Lily Barnes will pull back the curtain on the intricacies of working hands-on with historic photographs.
Join curator Ben Reiss for an introduction to the exhibition E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.
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.
The 1920s was a period of contrasts: This lecture explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murdo Macdonald gives this talk on Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie at City Art Centre on Thursday 3rd June.
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.
Join Jennifer Melville, Head of Curatorial & Conservation Services at the National Trust for Scotland, for this lecture at Lauriston Castle!
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.
Head along to the Stand Edinburgh on July 28th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Joanne Moller for her online course and learn how mindful eating can help you manage your eating without deprivation or guilt.
Build self awareness & discover how mindfulness can help you break free from mindless & emotional eating with this online workshop from Joanne Moller Coaching Services.
Adjust to your new normal after bariatric surgery with an approach that could improve your health and energy. Join in and find out more!
Learn about an inside-out approach to diabetes self-management that focuses on sustainable lifestyle change using mindfulness with Joanne Moller Coaching Services.
Founder of Bikepacking Scotland, Markus Stitz, shares how history has inspired him to develop new cycling routes in Scotland at this online event organised by Greener Kirkcaldy.
Enjoy a unique look at the landscape of central Fife and the languages that have helped shape it at this free online event!
Poets and friends celebrate the life and work of Roddy Lumsden, a son of St Andrews.
Join John Siddique, a spiritual teacher, poet and the founder of Authentic Living, in an exploration of mindfulness, poetry and imagination!
Join us for our perennially popular Masterclass to consider the nuts and bolts of poetry writing.
Join Marina Kazakova, poet and researcher, to learn about her work on symphonic poetry!
Don’t miss this rare chance for an intimate audience with Imtiaz Dharker, holder of the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry and also acclaimed as an artist and filmmaker!
Join Ifor ap Glyn, to hear him talk with Peter Mackay, Ciara ní É and Pól Mag Uidhir about ‘Bàrd- File – Bardd’.
Don’t miss out on this rare chance for an intimate audience with poet, musician and activist Roger Robinson!
The StAnza Lecture: Access All Areas with Jacqueline Saphra on form and revolution.
Enjoy a chance for an intimate audience with Indian poet and journalist Tishani Doshi, on a welcome return to StAnza!
Our breakfast panel events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical.
Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Our breakfast discussion events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical.
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!
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.
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.
Pop star Will Young will speak on the evolution of pop, gay rights and wellbeing in this spoken word show.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
In this workshop, we'll talk about the sacred potential of being in a queer body, & make artworks/zines that reflect on these conversations.
Present Futures 2021 is the fourth edition of a multi-disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral in partnership with CCA Glasgow.
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
CCA Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art present, The Congest & The Square: Land, Labour and a missing carpet, an artist talk by Fiona Jardine.
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
Head along to the Stand Glasgow on July 26th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!
Mindfulness pioneer Gelong Thubten will bring 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness' to Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 10th 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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Do you want to get into gardening? Join Castlebank Horticultural Centre's Educational Gardener, Stuart for the virtual workshop, Our Green Planet & An Introduction to Gardening, on 11th February!
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!
On 3rd March 'World Wildlife Day', join Stuart Ritchie, Educational Gardener at Castlebank Horticultural Centre for a virtual tour of the most wonderfully weird living things on Earth!
Stuart the Educational Gardener at Castlebank Horticultural Centre, Lanark will lead this virtual workshop on 'How to grow your own Veg, Fruit & Herbs at home' on 11th March!
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!
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!
Join Open Book and Paisley Library for an hour of shared reading on Wednesday mornings!
Paisley & District U3A are delighted to welcome renowned Scottish oral storyteller, Anne Pitcher, for their latest online meeting on Thursday 4th February!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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’.
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.
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.
Paisley Book Festival welcomes two writers who look to the dark side of the future, and ask what reason there is to still be hopeful.
On January 22nd, join Renfrewshire's Tannahill Makar Brian Whittingham for an hour of readings from Paisley connected poets as part of Paisley Book Festival!
Imogen Stirling's Big Night In, part of Paisley Book Festival, recreates a night of good company and good stories, with a lineup of brilliant creative voices performing to you from their living rooms!
Hear how their childhood experiences have informed the stories & poems of authors Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy as part of Paisley Book Festival.
New Patterns for Paisley Poetry and Publishing brings together a range of writers, editors, publishers and more to address the transformational effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Scottish writing.
Join Jenny Kleeman as she chats to Heather Parry about her new book, Sex Robots and Vegan Meat, as part of Paisley Book Festival!
Join Liz Lochhead, Nadine Aisha Jassat and Tannahill Makar Brian Whittingham as they share their favourite submissions for the Janet Coats Memorial Prize and announce this year's winners!
Join Vlad Butucea, Sekai Machache and Sasha Saben Callaghan as they chat with Edwin Morgan Centenary Project Manager Siân McIntyre about their contribution to The Second Life programme!
Join Ely Percy as she discusses her new hard-hitting novel, Duck Feet, with fellow working-class author Julie Rea as part of Paisley Book Festival.
A Kist of Thistles is a new anthology of radical poetry from contemporary Scotland, join editor Jim Aitken and Paisley based poet Morag Smith as they showcase the collection with live readings.
Reflecting on their own terrifying plotlines and eerie projections into the future, Paisley Book Festival welcomes Alex Gray and Diarmid MacArthur in conversation with Professor Rowena Murray!
Tannahill Arts and Heritage brings world-class artists to Paisley, including the finest homegrown talent, join them for Radical Voices, a unique collaboration with Paisley Book Festival, on Feb 25th!
Don't miss this energetic evening featuring some of the UK's finest performers, curated and presented by The Fountain as part of Paisley Book Festival.
In a special event for Paisley Book Festival, Janey Godley chats with Jenny Niven about how Frank Get The Door made it into print, as well as some further writing projects she's got in the pipeline!
Join authors Kapka Kassabova and Patrick Laurie in conversation with Paisley Book Festival Guest Curator Malachy Tallack as they discuss our connection to the land surrounding us.
Paisley Book Festival's Writer-in-Residence Imogen Stirling will host a discussion with Sarah Grant exploring productivity in the pandemic and the radicalism of sitting still.
Join Alastair McIntosh as he discusses his writing and his activism in conversation with Roxani Krystalli as part of Paisley Book Festival!
Cal Flyn and Lisa Woollett join Paisley Book Festival Guest Curator Malachy Tallack to talk about the things we leave behind.
In advance of Will Eisner week, Kate Charlesworth chats with Val McDermid about how to use your creativity to unearth hidden histories, and in doing so, create new futures.
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!
The Mystic & Holistic Festival, celebrating everything Mind, Body & Soul returns by popular demand to Greenock and a new venue, Cruden Hall!
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
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!
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!