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Stan Douglas

An overview of the work of major Canadian artist Stan Douglas, featuring videos and image works such as Der Sandmann, Hogan's Alley and Hotel Vancouver.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 9 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Fairy And Make-A-Wish UK Attempt To Break The Guinness World Records Title For The World’s Largest Cake Sculpture

Donate money and your tummy to Make-A-Wish UK and enjoy a slice of giant record breaking cake sculpture. Each slice helps children and young people with life-threatening conditions realise their dreams.

Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12

Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 12 more dates until 13 Dec

Christmas Sale

Browse products made by local designers, makers, artists and bakers and pick up some unique gifts for Christmas. bakery47 are on hand to provide essential shopping snacks.

Grey Wolf Studios, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

Free

Christmas at Randall & Aubin

Let's face it, Christmas is a good excuse to eat a tonne of food, and this restaurant's serving up the festive works, with everything from lobster to spit roast pork belly on offer.

Randall & Aubin, London W1F

Mon 1 Dec

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

…and 28 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

Spanish and Latin Christmas Market

Celebrate Christmas Spanish-style, with food, shopping, piñatas and more.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 334 2788

Bobo Social Boho Christmas

Bobo Social go all Christmassy with their menu.

BOBO Social, London W1T

Mon 1 Dec

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

Leith Art Walk

Art and interactive projects from local artists, on show in flats along Leith Walk. Check the Facebook page for further details on locations.

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

RSA Open 2014

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
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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 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

The Vic, St Andrews

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01334 467964

Meet Chris Hadfield

Grab a signed copy of You Are Here from the astronaut.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0131 226 2666

Rubyfruits

Social evenings for lesbian and bisexual ladies, with regular meetings to plan activities, network and maybe even meet someone special.

The Regent, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 661 8198

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 661 8198

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 661 8198

…and 2 more dates until 28 Dec

This Little Piggy Artisan Market

Make like the first little piggy and head to market. There are handmade goods from local designers and makers including soaps, art, jewellery and soft furnishing. Food on offer includes slow cooked meats, handmade burgers and half meter pizzas with plenty of craft beers to wash it down. The market is dog friendly and…

The Crafty Pig, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 237 4040

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 237 4040

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 237 4040

…and 6 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Toby Paterson: Ludic Motif

Installation in a former RBS branch.

190 Trongate, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

…and 13 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Christmas Light Switch On

Stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, Santa, reindeer and more all leading up to the big switch on by Richard Blackwood.

Artillery Square, Woolwich

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Derry Christmas Market 2014

In the lead up to Christmas, primarily, traders who sell specialist food and non-food goods, not normally associated with conventional town offer are invited to apply to trade at this year's 'Christmas Village at Ebrington'. The Christmas Village at Ebrington will be an idyllic winter wonderland with activities for old…

Ebrington Square, Londonderry

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 028 7126 4455

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 028 7126 4455

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

…and 20 more dates until 21 Dec

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from The Harry Margolis Band.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Work Christmas Party

Exhibiting at Columbia Road Arts Club, London from 26 November - 7 December, Work Christmas Party is a celebration of contemporary British illustration and the creative minds behind it.

Columbia Road Arts Club, London E2

Mon 1 Dec

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 5 Dec

Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free

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Empowerment: Social Change Through Building

A showcase for the work of Orkidstudio, which supports architectural projects in the developing world and considers building as a process rather than a product, empowering local people and helping them to find solutions to their problems.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 7 Dec

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 14 Dec

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 11 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That Angel

The artist presents writings and performances that explore the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall : River Cottage Light & Easy: Healthy Recipes for Every Day

A talk and book-signing session with the award-winning chef and broadcaster who introduced us to the delights of cooking the River Cottage way.

Foyles, London WC2H

Wed 3 Dec

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

The List Charity Bake Sale

The List are a naturally benevolent lot, and as Christmas is the time for giving we are rising to the occasion by holding a bake sale in our lovely courtyard. There are a myriad of tasty goodies, and maybe some mulled wine, so get your best tacky winter knitwear on and come along and help the homeless. All money raised…

Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3062

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