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Water of Leith Duck Race

Not just one but a whole afternoon of charity duck races, with lots of prizes to be won, from tickets to Edinburgh attractions to bottles of whisky.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free, but you can sponsor a duck for £2 or £1 / 0131 455 7367

  • 13:00

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.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Blue: Exhibition Of Oil Paintings By Ben Stockwell

Exhibition of the latest works by oil painter and marine biologist, Ben Stockwell at The Lovely Gallery. Beautiful, contemporary paintings of the sea and other abstract-photo realist works in oils.

The Lovely Gallery, London SE26

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Sep

Merchant Square Craft Fair

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

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 552 3038

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

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 29 Sep back to top

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

Fairy Story Walks & Lantern Parade

At Braid Hills, professional story teller, Jane Mather, takes you on a magical lantern parade and story walk along the beautiful Braid Hills. Put on your walking shoes, wrap up warm and experience the power of this striking natural landscape with a few su

Braid Hills Road, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Oct

Free

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

The Southside Souk

Monthly souk that boasts music, books, arts and crafts and more from Scotland's multicultural talents.

The Old Barn, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

Free but charity donations are welcome / 07712 674802

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Castlemilk Library, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30
…and 6 more dates until 19 Nov

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30
…and 6 more dates until 17 Nov

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30
…and 5 more dates until 14 Nov

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Italian Language Club

A self-led teaching group in an informal and sociable environment. A great way to improve your language skills. Not for absolute beginners but you don't need to be fluent.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

BayArt Gallery, Cardiff

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

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

Brian Cheeswright: 36 Years of Brain Feed

Paintings from the London-born artist.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 26 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Oct

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Glasgow

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 0141 204 0636

  • 12:00

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0115 947 0772

  • 12:00

WHSmith, Liverpool

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0151 709 3383

  • 12:00

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 22 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Worcester Christmas Fayre

A variety of stalls selling gifts and locally produced food and drink.

National Trust: The Greyfriars, Worcester

Thu 27 Nov

Free, plus admission £4.70, child £2.35, family £11.75 / 01905 23571

  • 13:00 – 17:00

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

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Sep

Fabric of the Land

The Geology & Petroleum Geology department at the University of Aberdeen presents a series of exhibitions looking at the links between art and science.

Union Square, Aberdeen

Sun 21 Sep

Unit RTU13

Free / 01224 561977

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 28 Sep

Unit RTU13

Free / 01224 561977

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Unit RTU13

Free / 01224 561977

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Family Drop-In Workshops

Crafty workshops inspired by the exhibition Where do I end and you begin. Suitable for the whole family working together.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Alter Egos: Create a new identity using disguises made out of paper, inspired by Mary Sibande’s character Sophie.

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Tulip Mania: Make your own tulips and other flowers inspired by Antonia Hirsch’s work Colour Shift.

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

Flying The Flag: Be inspired by Rushton and Tyman’s 'Flaghall' and invent a flag for an imaginary country.

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Jolly Judge Real Cider Festival

Week-long event celebrating the end of the apple harvest, with a range of ciders and perrys on offer, including perennial favourites Westons and Gwynnt Y Ddraig and Thistly Cross.

The Jolly Judge, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2669

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2669

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2669

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 4 more dates until 30 Sep back to top

Ride On Mile End Curbz!

Together with Access Sport, the UAB and Cellar Door Daytrippers will take over Mile End Park and make urban sports and arts more accessible for children with special needs.

Mile End BMX Track, London E3

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 15:00 – 18:00

Sam Deards Photographic Exhibition

Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th September.. "…his photographs show how light and weather are always an integral part of how we see every landscape.." OSO Arts Manager.

Judith Blacklock, London SW1X

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sunday Service

Open mic night with performances from a variety of three- and four-piece bands.

Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 667 4268

  • 16:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 667 4268

  • 16:00

Ashley Cook: May you live in interesting times

Prints using found images and images from the artist's own archives, the title referring to her recent treatment for bone cancer, now in remission, and the resulting positive prognosis.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Beth Carter

Solo exhibition by an artist who works mostly in charcoal drawing and bronze sculptures, exploring the human condition by destabilising familiar images and themes in classical mythology.

View Art Gallery, Bristol

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 07787 152310

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 07787 152310

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 07787 152310

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 18 Jan 2015 back to top