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Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 57 more dates until 31 Oct

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

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The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10; Under 18 £7) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 4 Sep

£14 (£12.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Portpatrick Folk Festival

A weekend festival in a picturesque seaside village, with concerts at the village hall and sessions at harbourside pubs on the Friday and Saturday.

Various Venues, Portpatrick

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Assembly @ Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Thu 2 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 3 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Glasgow Green

Thu 16 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 17 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sat 18 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Archaeology Day

A day of short guided walks and fun activities based around Iron Age life in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Derek Anderson: Into the Wynd

Images of the residents of Cables Wynd House in Leith.

Leith Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Sep

Disaronno Terrace

Cocktail and music lovers are invited to these Disaronno-hosted rooftop parties.

Enzo, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 7291 3000

Featured musicians include Lone ( 27 Aug), Bombay Bicycle Club and Honeyblood (3 Sep), Women's Hour and Washington Irving (10 Sep) and James Yorkston and Sivu finish the run (17 Sep).

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 020 7291 3000

Featured musicians include Lone ( 27 Aug), Bombay Bicycle Club and Honeyblood (3 Sep), Women's Hour and Washington Irving (10 Sep) and James Yorkston and Sivu finish the run (17 Sep).

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Wed 17 Sep

Free / 020 7291 3000

Featured musicians include Lone ( 27 Aug), Bombay Bicycle Club and Honeyblood (3 Sep), Women's Hour and Washington Irving (10 Sep) and James Yorkston and Sivu finish the run (17 Sep).

  • 19:00 – 23:00

EH1 Festival

Big house and trance event with Paul van Dyk, John O'Callaghan, Mark Knight, Tall Paul, Genix, Jeremy Healy, Seb Fontaine and more.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Sep

Over-18s only

£51.75 / 0131 335 6200

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 13 Nov

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 27 Sep

£22.50 / 01383 740384

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

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…and at 67 other places

Skye Book Festival

A variety of events including storytelling, antiquated book fair and leading novelists, poets, historians and children’s authors, travelling to Skye to meet their readers and talk about their work. The festival focuses on Gaelic literature, Scottish authors and literature about Scotland.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01478 613750

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01478 613750

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01478 613750

Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Truckfest South East

The new event for 2014 is a return visit to the wonderful Detling Showground in Kent for the last Truckfest of the season.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Sat 13 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00

Sun 14 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00
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Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

A pretty special chance to catch The Boyle in a new work in progress show.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Wed 10 Sep

£10 / 020 7354 8246

Wed 17 Sep

£10 / 020 7354 8246

Thu 18 Sep

£10 / 020 7354 8246

Fri 19 Sep

£10 / 020 7354 8246

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

£10 / 0844 335 8879

  • 18:00

Thu 25 Sep

£10 / 0844 335 8879

  • 18:00

Fri 26 Sep

£10 / 0844 335 8879

  • 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 30 Sep

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Wed 3 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Guardian Reader Event With David Mitchell

Join the bestselling author for the first UK event for his brand new novel The Bone Clocks.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 3 Sep

£20 / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Aye Right? How No'?: Comedy Countdown to the Referendum

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics. Special guests include Gary Little, Susan Morrison and Alan Bissett.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 17 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

£16 / 0131 473 2000

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

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Planet Fun

Europe's largest portable theme park featuring Top Buzz, Log Flume and Tagada as well as traditional rides like the Waltzers, the Dodgems and the Cup and Saucers.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Tue 2 Sep

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Wed 3 Sep

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Thu 4 Sep

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00
…and 17 more dates until 21 Sep

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions including the World Jampionships. Once they've had enough to eat, shows and face-painting are on hand to entertain the kids. Special guests announced nearer the time, but last year there were…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Gags On The Green

Gags on the Green returns to the Bluebell, Werrington Green, on Friday 19th September.

The Bluebell Inn, Peterborough

Fri 19 Sep

£7 / 01733 571 264

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean: The Great Book of Skye

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean launch their work, The Great Book of Skye. Compiled almost entirely from original sources and research, this is a comprehensive study of the famous Scottish isle.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Thu 4 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01478 613750

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