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20th Century Boy

A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T Rex.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 14 May

£15 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 17 May

£15–£33 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 19 Jul

£20–£23.50 / 01702 351135

Darlington Civic Theatre

Fri 17 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 17:00

Sat 18 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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2-Minds Learning Solutions

A Key Stage Two Maths and English homework club.

Inspire Centre, Manchester

Thu 24 Apr

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:00 – 14:00

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 26 Apr

Room 4

Free / 020 7323 8299

  • 13:15 – 14:00

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sun 17 Aug

£5; £4 early bird before Jun 30 / 01253 658666

  • 14:00 – 17:00

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Maria Aitken
  • Written by: Patrick Barlow

Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's spy novel.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Wed 23 Apr

£28.50–£62 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 26 Apr

£28.50–£62 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 30 Apr

£28.50–£62 / 0844 847 1778

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10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later

Photographs, videos and multimedia installations exploring one of Africa's darkest periods, which saw the murder of 800,000 people and the rape of 500,000, following the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sun 27 Apr

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 50 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

The 1000th Performance Of The Magic Cavern

Richard Leigh presents the 1000th performance of the show.

Barons Court Theatre, The Curtain's Up, London W14

Sun 4 May

£12 (£8) / 020 8932 4747

  • 15:00 – 16:15

1001 Nights: Transport

  • Directed by: Douglas Rintoul

The inspirational stories of Arabian Nights

Derby Theatre

Sat 5 Jul

£9 / 01332 593939

  • 14:00

The Edge, Manchester

Thu 29 May

£7 (£5) / 0161 282 9776

  • 13:30

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sat 17 May

£8 ( £30) / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Sun 18 May

£8 ( £30) / 01227 769075

  • 15:00

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12 Angry Men

  • Directed by: Christopher Haydon
  • Written by: Reginald Rose

Reginald Rose's courtroom thriller about prejudice and justice.

Garrick Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 24 Apr

£22.50–£86.25 / 0844 482 9673

Sat 26 Apr

£22.50–£86.25 / 0844 482 9673

Thu 1 May

£22.50–£86.25 / 0844 482 9673

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12 Hours With

Electronic music from Glen Butcher, Melo-D and Supa D.

Thomas A Becket, London SE1

Sun 27 Apr

£20; £10 adv / 02077 406839

  • 14:00 – 02:00

13: Second Year Theatre Arts

  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

Coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality in this epic play by Mike Bartlett. Set in a dark and magical landscape, it depicts a London both familiar and strange: a London staring into the void.

Derby Theatre

Thu 15 May

£11 (£8) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£11 (£8) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

15 Minutes Of Fun: Workshop

Make some egg carton tulips.

Chertsey Museum

Sat 3 May

Free / 01932 565764

  • 13:30 – 15:30

15% of The Seagull

Mayer and Martin One serious actor, one flippant amateur, one classic Chekhovian drama and a very naughty seagull, equal one hilarious and touching theatrical comedy. Flying in via Brighton and Camden Fringes, this comedy two-hander follows one star-struck woman’s attempt to produce, direct and star in her own…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

The 1940s Science and Swing

The 1940s was an exciting and revolutionary time for many fields of science – with many discoveries taking place in Edinburgh. Come and hear our experts using items from our collections to explain the significant developments in the fields of geology, genetics and natural history. Find out how the decade that gave us the…

Main Library, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 15:00 – 16:30
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1940s Social Dance Basic & Basic Plus: Workshop

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s and learn the dance sensations that took the era by storm. No partner necessary.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Fri 25 Apr

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 2 May

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 9 May

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 30 May

1950's Games

Learn about and have a go at the games that were played by children living in the 1950s.

National Trust: The Greyfriars, Worcester

Fri 29 Aug

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

  • 13:00 – 17:00

1966: What's It All About? And The Forgotten Fans: Lecture

Drs John Hughson and Stacey Pope give short lectures about England's World Cup win in 1966.

National Football Museum, Manchester

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0161 870 9275

  • 13:00 – 14:00

1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Comrade Winston Smith starts a diary and falls in love. And all the while, Big Brother is watching. George Orwell's seminal novel is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, for Headlong Theatre.

Playhouse Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 3 May

£10–£52.50 incl. 101 seats at 19.84 available at every perf / 0844 871 7627

  • 14:30

Wed 7 May

£10–£52.50 incl. 101 seats at 19.84 available at every perf / 0844 871 7627

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£10–£52.50 incl. 101 seats at 19.84 available at every perf / 0844 871 7627

  • 14:30
…and 20 more dates until 19 Jul

Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

Wed 7 May

£1 / 0121 429 2039

  • 14:00 – 15:30
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2020 Vision

DJs provide live electronica and house.

Secret Warehouse, London EC2

Sun 25 May

£15–£30

Day & Night party with an outdoor terraced daytime party moving inside to a secret warehouse location after dusk. Featuring Greg Wilson, Ralph Lawson, Citizen, Psychemagik, PBR Streetgang and more.

2020Vision

Funk heavy house and electro.

Secret Location: London, E1

Sun 25 May

£15–£30; £20 night ticket

  • 15:00 – 06:00

2nd Year Undergraduate Students

A performance by student musicians.

Firth Hall, Sheffield University

Thu 8 May

Free / 0114 222 0468

  • 13:10

35 Years Of Transvangarde

Work from El Anatsui, Kenji Yoshida, William S. Burroughs, Laila Shawa, Gerald Wilde and Aubrey Williams.

October Gallery, London WC1N

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30
…and 6 more dates until 3 May

360th Festival Of The Sons Of The Clergy

The Oldest Classical Music Festival in the Country.

St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M

Tue 13 May

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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