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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

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

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16:30

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Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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The East End Social's Last Big Weekend

The East End Social festival wraps up its inaugural programme with a two day musical extravaganza. Sat sees live performances from Mogwai, Fuck Buttons, James Holden, The Wedding Present, Young Fathers, Swervedriver and Holy Mountain. On Sun Optimo and Numbers take over with Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Mills, James Murphy…

Richmond Park, Cambuslang

Sun 31 Aug

£38.50 (weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

  • 14:30 – 16:00

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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…and at 25 other places

1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 6 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Merchant Square Craft Fair

Arts and crafts market, with everything from cupcakes to candles.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Matthew Darbyshire: Renaissance City

A new commission by the Cambridge-born artist, who playfully recreates the Victoria & Albert Museum's sculpture hall in eye-catching polycarbonate.

Stanny House Farm, Woodbridge

Sun 31 Aug

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 10 more dates until 12 Oct

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 24 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

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…and at 2 other places

Thornaby Car Boot Sale

Free parking available at this well-featured car boot sale.

Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, Thornaby-on-Tees

Fri 5 Sep

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 12 Sep

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 19 Sep

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Oct

Wacky Racers

Create your own crazy mini vehicle inspired by the museums collections and compete to win the title of 'Riverside’s Wackiest Racer'. Extra points for laughing like Mutley.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 13:00 – 15:30

April in Paris

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 8 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 16 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Wed 24 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

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Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 11 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 13 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 14 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sun 31 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 6 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 7 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 29 more dates until 20 Dec

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

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The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 11 Sep

£20.50–£32.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Sep

£20.50–£32.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 24 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 27 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

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New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Trio of Katherine Austin (piano), James Tennant (cello) and Lara Hall (violin), three of New Zealand's most distinguished musicians.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

The trio performs Dvořák's Trio in F and music by NZ-based composer John Psathas. The concert features guest violinist Amalia Hall.

  • 12:45
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Salsa Classes

Salsa lessons for over 16s, taking you from zero to hero on the dance floor.

Chart Centre, Willenhall

Sat 6 Sep

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 13 Sep

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 20 Sep

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 40 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Simon Callow: The Man Jesus

  • Directed by: Joseph Alford
  • Written by: Matthew Hurt

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus' life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of man was…

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Thu 9 Oct

See website for details, tickets on sale Aug 6 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

See website for details, tickets on sale Aug 6 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

The Auld Acquaintance

Cartoons on the independence referendum, from members of Scottish Cartoon Studios.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 17 more dates until 19 Sep

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Sun 31 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30
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