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1 Green Bottle

The Pelican's Briefs Theatre Company From former Royal Court Young Writer Nick Cassenbaum comes a brand new comedy about loneliness. About control. About not knowing who is next to you. About being in your own world and everyone else's at the same time. About meaningless status updates and Snapchat selfies. And about…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

10 Films with My Dad

Aidan Goatley / PBH Free Fringe How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Find out how in 'the most, charming, happy and optimistic show you'll see' (FringeGuru.com). Now in its forth year! Possibly the odd swear. Nothing major. Age category: 14+

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

A charity fund raiser in aid of SSAFA with songs, anecdotes and poems from WW1.

The Wellington Arts Centre

Sat 2 Aug

£6 / 07812 384293

  • 14:30

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 3 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 36 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

100 Years On

Around 160 children from across 10 of Leicester's special schools perform in this show which explores the events from both the first and second world wars.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 4 Nov

£4–£8 ( £2–£6; Children £2–£6 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:00
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1001 Arabian Nights with James Mayhew

Come and discover the mysterious tales of the Arabian Nights, stories originally compiled in Arabic during the time of the Islamic Golden Age. Our Illustrator in Residence, James Mayhew, takes you on an unforgettable journey as he recounts some of the 1001 tales, drawing as he goes to the evocative sound of Scheherazade…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

127th Annual Show

The Annual Show of Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association.

Sturton School, Lincoln

Sat 4 Oct

£0.50 / 01427 788210

  • 13:30 – 16:30

13 Sunken Years

by Paula Salminen, translated by Eva Buchwald Lung Ha’s & Stellar Quines Theatre Companies in association with the National Theatre of Finland. Three women, three generations, tied together not only by blood but also by the magic of the river that runs through their remote Finnish town. One day the Mother…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

The Music Hall

£13 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

The Music Hall

£13 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Music Hall

£13 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 24 Aug

13: Young Performers Theatre Group

Following their hit production of Sweeney Todd earlier this year, Young Performers Theatre Group return with 13. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new…

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 6 Sep

Walker Theatre

£13 / 01743 281281

  • 14:30

147 Questions About Love

Volcano Theatre He mostly talks. She mostly dances. An intimate, charming, absurd conversation between a man, a woman and an audience. Get up close and personal with this unusual and tender duet, based on a novel made entirely of questions. Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

17

  • Directed by: Emma Faulkner
  • Written by: Dameon Garnett

Finborough Theatre, London SW10

Tue 29 Jul

£18 (£16) / 020 7244 7439

  • 14:00

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet: Talk

Quilt historian Bridget Long discusses the unique item, which is the oldest signed and dated patchwork in Britain.

Quilt Museum And Gallery, York

Sat 6 Sep

Bailey Gallery

£6 (£5; £3) / 01904 613242

  • 14:00 – 14:30

18b

Nottingham New Theatre Held in prison without trial for six weeks, three women await interrogation. This isn’t Germany. This isn’t Russia. This is England. Exploring the little known wartime defence regulation that arguably undermined the democracy of Churchill’s Britain, 18b exposes moral questions over a period of…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug

1914 Day By Day

A group show featuring cartoons and texts, by a number of political cartoonists, graphic artists and writers including Steve Bell from the Guardian, Peter Brookes from The Times, Ralph Steadman from the New Statesman and Steven Camley from the Glasgow Herald, presenting responses to events leading up to the outbreak of…

Cartoon Museum, London WC1A

Sun 3 Aug

£7 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult (£5 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult; £3 child 12 or under must be accompanied… / 020 7580 8155

  • 12:00 – 17:30

Sun 10 Aug

£7 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult (£5 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult; £3 child 12 or under must be accompanied… / 020 7580 8155

  • 12:00 – 17:30

Sun 17 Aug

£7 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult (£5 child 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult; £3 child 12 or under must be accompanied… / 020 7580 8155

  • 12:00 – 17:30
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Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sun 17 Aug

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

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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 1 Aug

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 8 Aug

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 15 Aug

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30
…and 6 more dates until 26 Sep

1940s Tea & Cake

Raising funds for the Chesterfield Prostate Cancer Support Group. All are welcome.

Calow Community Centre, Chesterfield

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 01246 201 366

  • 12:00 – 14:00

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

1984

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But the cold face of Big Brother is always watching and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Season Pass available via Telephone booking only

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 6 Sep

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

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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.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 23 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wed 1 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Sat 18 Oct

£16.50–£24.50; £16.50 (£14.50–£19.50; £14.50) / 01392 493493

  • 14:30

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1984

  • Written by: George Orwell

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

York Theatre Royal

Thu 18 Sep

£12–£22 / 01904 623568

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

£12–£22 / 01904 623568

  • 14:30

2-Minds Learning Solutions

A Key Stage Two Maths and English homework club.

Inspire Centre, Manchester

Thu 31 Jul

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Thu 7 Aug

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 16:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 27 Sep

2014 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix

Brit World Champion Tai Woffinden is up against three riders with six World Championships between them in Greg Hancock, Nicki Pedersen and Chris Holder. Also in action is fellow Brit Chris Harris, having been handed a permanent Wild Card for this year's series.

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£29–£100 / 08442 777 888

2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Arts and culture leaders discuss the possibilities of the arts to foster understanding between nations. Speakers include Nandi Mandela, Irina Bokova, Jordi Savall and Ea Sola. The four Debating Chamber sessions are open to the public; email to book. Booking is essential.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

Closing Plenary in the Debating Chamber.

  • 14:30 – 15:30
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