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Art Cart Adventures

Create badges and coloured spectacles in response to the exhibitions on show.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Frayed Edges: Identity – Piecing It Together

Recent work by Edinburgh textiles group Frayed Edges.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Curator's Favourites

Regular talks on museum staff's favourite objects from the collection.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

The O'Cajunals

Folk, Rock & Blues with a Cajun twist! Rod and Joe provide a wide repertoire of great old time favourites and new folk music influenced by a wealth of different cultures. Enthusiastic about real ale? Clockwork Beer Company is a must for you.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

String Driven Thing

String Driven Thing are a folk rock band from Scotland, originally formed in the 1960s and led by husband and wife Chris Adams and Pauline Adams and featuring the electric violin of Graham Smith. This is a rare chance to see them up close & personal!

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Wonder

Piece based on the real stories of people who ask and answer the question 'what do you see when you look at me?' Funded by Creative Scotland Quality Production Fund.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

Free with ticket / 0131 558 8844

Workshop based on the piece. Part of Bongo Lives!.

  • 15:30

Boxercise

Fitness session.

Coram's Fields, London WC1N

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 7837 6138

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 020 7837 6138

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Mon 12 May

Free / 020 7837 6138

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Look behind the scenes and explore the Burrell's hidden stores.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Islamic Art at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

It's Not a Flag, It's a Fleg

Comic examination of the 2012 flag crisis in Belfast. Presented as part of the QMU students' playwriting showcase.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 667 7533

  • 16:00

The Clean Breast of an Unsuccessful Wh*re

Performance about 'performance anxiety'. Presented as part of the QMU students' playwriting showcase.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 667 7533

  • 13:00
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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Phases

Exhibition featuring work from Weirdfolk and Susan Laws Artworks.

Backdoor Gallery, Clydebank

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 952 3532

  • 13:30 – 19:55

Tue 6 May

Free / 0141 952 3532

  • 13:30 – 19:55

Tue 13 May

Free / 0141 952 3532

  • 13:30 – 19:55

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 1 Jun

Cleaning Up Titian's Venice

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw looks at Titian's paintings in the context of Venice's 16th century attempts to clean up its own image as a plague-ridden hive of immorality.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Night at the Museums

This swash-buckling evening has you following a treasure trail to see five of Aberdeen University's amazing locations at night. All the venues host different activities, all pirate themed. In addition, there is storytelling, 'Mr Bug' animal handling, and Satrosphere’s science team creepy crawlies! There are trails and…

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Sat 17 May

Free / 01224 274330

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 17:00 – 21:00

Jan Pleitner

Contemporary works by the artist.

Ancient & Modern, London EC1Y

Wed 21 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 22 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 23 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun

Lunchtime Talks at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

A series of free talks taking place on Wednesday lunchtimes in various Aberdeen museums. Booking essential for talks at the Maritime Museum. Booking is essential.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

'James Mcbey' by Ann Steed, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 01224 523700

'Marie Laurencin' by Griffin Coe, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 01224 523700

A tour of the exhibition from Aberdeen Artists Society.

  • 12:30 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

Master's & Apprentices: A Transfer Of Passion

Traditional letter carving work from seven apprentices and their masters focusing entirely on the design and carving of letters across several media, including stone, wood, slate, glass and paper.

The Workshop, Saxmundham

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01728 688 303

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01728 688 303

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01728 688 303

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 29 Jun

Pirate Gran

  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Uppingham Theatre

Tue 6 May

Free / 01572 820820

  • 16:00
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Suzanne Perlman: Painting London

Paintings of London by Budapest-born artist.

The Gallery In Cork Street, London W1S

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7287 8408

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 020 7287 8408

  • 12:00 – 16:00

1 Murder, 3 Corpses

Convinced of her innocence, Patricia Fisher re-enacts characters and scenes as she tries to clear up the events of the previous night. Presented as part of the QMU students' playwriting showcase.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 667 7533

  • 15:30

Anthony Schrag

Work by an artist who specialises in work that doesn't necessarily look like art at all; for a public commission in Hoxton, London, he got the locals to play an unwinnable (but still losable) game of five-a-side tug of war.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 27 Jul

Art Village

Art Village returns to Shawlands Arcade with the first of a series of monthly that will stretch right across the summer and into the autumn. Contemporary original art, craft and design, short films activities and workshops open all through the summer holidays. We’re back by popular demand, find out why!

Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Arthur's Secrets

Take a walk up Edinburgh's own volcanic plug and discover its past, present and wildlife. Moderately graded walk. Ages 8+. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 6 May

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 13 May

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 6 more dates until 24 Jun back to top