n THE LUCK FACTOR – An Audience With Richard Wiseman, who gives a talk on why some people appear to be lucky, always in the right place at the right time, while others appear blighted by constant misfortune.

n CHANCIN' IT – Glasgow literary salon Words Per Minute presents performance poetry and more, headlined by Jenny Lindsay, replacing an indisposed Alan Bissett.

n CROW'S BONES – Becky Unthank of Geordie folk band The Unthanks presents a set of midwinter songs alongside fellow singer Inge Thomson, Lau accordionist Martin Green and nykelharpist Niklas Roswall in a presentation from Opera North.

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