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New Picture House, St Andrews

A Bad Moms Christmas

Three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of being a mother at Christmas.

22 Nov–23 Nov: Wed & Thu 5.45pm

Justice League

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

22 Nov–23 Nov: Wed & Thu 5.30pm & 8.10pm

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.

22 Nov–23 Nov: Wed & Thu 8.15pm

Paddington 2

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

22 Nov–23 Nov: Wed & Thu 5.45pm & 8.20pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Learn how to process your black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

30 Aug–6 Dec: Wed 6pm

Dundee Toastmasters Meetup

A branch of the international Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership organisation meets twice a month in Dundee city centre - and we'd love you to join us!

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) centre in the Nethergate from 6.45 - 9.00pm. Whatever your goals in life may be, your success depends on your ability to communicate effectively. Individuals who can express their ideas so that they are heard, understood and acted upon, possess one of the primary qualities of leadership.

You are welcome to come along to any meeting as a guest so you can find out whether Toastmasters is right for you. There's no charge for attending as a guest, so you can find out what Toastmasters is all about for yourself before deciding whether to join Dundee Toastmasters and embark on a programme that will multiply your communication and leadership skills.

Becoming a member

The Toastmasters programme is suitable for everyone (though the minimum age for membership is 18yrs). The atmosphere at meetings is friendly, informal, and supportive.

Members come from a variety of occupations: education, PR, journalism, sales, hotel administration, design, museums and many other categories from computing to homeopathy. Many of them have to talk to groups regularly in the course of their work, and feel there is room for improvement. Everyone believes that developing the ability to speak in public is character-forming and beneficial to their careers. Becoming a member of Dundee Toastmasters provides access to the Toastmasters International communication and leadership programs. You also become a part of the world-wide Toastmasters' community.

You are welcome to come to any of our meetings (there's no need to arrange this in advance) as a guest for free.

What does membership cost?

Dundee Toastmasters membership costs about the same as attending an average evening class. It is a non-profit making, educational organisation. All our funds go towards the hiring of a venue to hold our meetings, the purchase of educational materials for the benefit of members, and promoting the club to those who might benefit from what it has to offer.

To join the club you have to pay a one-off registration fee to Toastmasters International at a cost of £20. This includes your Communication and Leadership Manuals, and a subscription to the Toastmasters monthly magazine with lots of hints and tips on public speaking.

The Dundee Toastmasters subscriptions are currently £100 for six months, or £157 for 12 months (a saving of £43 annually). In addition, when joining for 12 months there is the option to pay by monthly standing order at £13 a month.

22 Nov–23 Nov: Wed 6.45pm

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique woman.

24 Nov–7 Dec: Fri Times vary

Kelly Richardson: The Weather Makers

The first solo exhibition in Scotland by Canadian artist Kelly Richardson. The Weather Makers considers what the future might look like if we continue on our current trajectory of abusing the planet. The exhibition uses three large-scale video works and a new print series.

3 Nov–26 Nov: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri–Sun 10am–6pm

Lost In Paris

A fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Light.

23 Nov: Thu 6pm

Lover For a Day

A bittersweet study of relationships in flux. After a devastating breakup, broken-hearted Jeanne (Esther Garrel) retreats to her father Gilles’ (Éric Caravaca) flat in Paris, only to discover Gilles living with a new girlfriend her own age:

22 Nov: Wed 6pm

Mounting and Framing

Learn how to cut various mounts and make, stain and varnish different types of frame. Bring along something to frame that is smaller than A4.

25 Nov: Sat 11am

Photography Forum

A discussion group for amateur photographers. Compare notes on practising photography, get advice, show your work and look at others' portfolios.

Booking is essential.

25 Nov: Sat 11am

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University of St Andrews

Gifford Lecture Series 2017 - A God to Contend With

The fifth lecture in the University's Gifford Lecture Series for 2017, this year to be given by Professor Michael Rea on the theme 'Though The Darkness Hide Thee: Seeking the Face of the Invisible God'. Over the course of six lectures, Professor Rea, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame in the USA, will take a theologically informed approach to the topic of 'divine hiddenness', the idea that God’s existence is far less evident — and that vivid, unambiguous experience of God’s presence is much less frequent — than one might expect from a perfectly loving deity. Philosophers often treat divine hiddenness as evidence that God doesn’t exist but, according to Professor Rea, that line of thinking is based on drawing parallels between divine love and human love. In his lectures, he will contend that it is not reasonable to believe that perfect, divine love would resemble human perceptions of ideal parental or romantic love.

Searching for a New Science

Oxford physicist Ard Louis and filmmaker David Malone meet famous scientists, philosophers and writers (including agnostics and people of faith such as Peter Atkins, Frans de Waal, Jane Goodall, Roger Penrose, Ben Okri, John Cottingham, George Ellis, Sunetra Gupta and others) to discuss questions about meaning and the nature of the universe in this premiere of a new film on the big questions of science and religion.

Films and Artefacts Series: Death on the Nile

Relax, nobody’s been murdered at MUSA, but museums do sometimes hold dangerous objects in their collections. Join Morna Annandale, Curatorial Trainee, to discover how museums deal with hazards lurking behind-the-scenes.

Films and Artefacts Series: Suffragette

The University of St Andrews played a leading part in developing women’s higher education in the 19th century. Watch the award-winning film, Suffragette, and find out about the ‘Lady Literate in Arts’ scheme and its legacy with MUSA's Exhibitions and Collections Curator.

Explorathon

Ever wondered how to make solar cells out of raspberries? Or how the dancin' has affected our social and cultural history? If so, join us for our largest ever celebration for European Researchers’ Night across Scotland as we fill the Byre Theatre with activities and live shows. Our third extravaganza of discovery, debate and entertainment takes place in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews.