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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

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 19 Oct

Little Birds Market

Market with a tantalising selection of vintage, craft and design vendors – including clothes, jewellery, handmade, up-cycled furniture, accessories, homewares, food, cakes, millinery, stationery, art and lots more.

Sloans, Glasgow

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Vic, St Andrews

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

Celebrating the remarkable 50 year career of knitwear and textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the first major solo exhibition of his work in Scotland.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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Futtocks

Martin Boland and Eddy Hanson play folk songs on fiddle and guitar.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Sun 14 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Sun 28 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Merchant Square Craft Fair

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

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 28 Dec

Open House London & Buenos Aires: Coppola + Zuviría

For the ninth year Argentina takes part in Open House weekend, opening the doors of the Ambassador's Official Residence with a photographic exhibition of the work of Horacio Coppola and Facundo de Zuviría.

The Argentine Ambassador's Residence, London SW1X

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 020 7318 1300

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 020 7318 1300

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tales From The Autumn House

A sensory exhibition of art, installation and photography in The Belfry.

The Belfry, London E2

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 28 Sep

Behind the Lines: Personal Stories of the First World War

Exhibition looking at Scotland's role in WWI through personal diaries, letters, photographs and sketches.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 9 Nov back to top

Bin End Tasting

Sample some of the shop's wines.

Davy's Wine Shop, London SE10

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 020 8858 9147

Craigie Aitchison: Paintings, Etchings and Tapestries

An exhibition – in association with Timothy Taylor Gallery, London – of work from Craigie Aitchison's estate.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 15 more dates until 26 Sep

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

2014 Arts2Innovation Forum

Mind the Gap - Bridging Arts and Business for Innovation

Central Saint Martins, London N1C

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 16:30 – 20:30

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30
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Alasdair Gray

Screenprints from Glasgow's much-loved artist/polymath/greatest-living-Scottish-novelist and so on.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 16 Nov

Charles Darwin Award Lecture: What Can Maths Tell us About how an Animal is Feeling?

Mathematics can tell us a lot about the world around us, but surely it doesn't have a lot to say about feelings? Join Lisa Collins to explore a wonderland of behaviours that are hidden to the human eye, but not to an algorithm. Find out how fractal analysis, typically used to describe swirling galaxies, a rugged coastline…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic

Hi Kent, the local charity that supports deaf and hard-of-hearing people, is running free aftercare clinics for hearing aid users.

East Malling Institute, West Malling

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Free

  • 12:00 – 13:30

Jonathan Meese: Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Smell!

The debut show in Scotland by this controversial German artist.

Glue Factory, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 2 Nov

Nick Thomas: Who Built the Access Road?

Installation consisting of a filmic portrait of the Uists and the missile testing site there.

The Telfer, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Sep back to top

100 Years On

From a pivotal year of the Home Rule Crisis in 1913 to the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the Engineering Strike of 1919, 100 Years On is a trilogy of short plays offering a quirky 'view from below' on some of our most important historical events.

The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 028 9446 3113

  • 14:30 – 16:00

21st Century Materials With Mark Miodownik

The scientist and BBC presenter will discuss the distinction between living and non-living people as we face a future of bionic advances.

University Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 17:00

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 16 Nov

Allan Johnston

Celtic music from this multi-instrumental.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Tue 16 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Apple Afternoon

Taste some early apple varieties and take an apple-themed tour of the garden.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 13 Sep

Free, plus normal admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free, plus normal admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 19 Sep

Free, plus normal admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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