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Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 15 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Sam Lee

The London-based Mercury Prize-nominated singer plays his original folk material.

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Thu 22 May

£10; £12 adv / 01618 341786

  • 19:30

Electric Palace Bridport

Sat 31 May

£17 / 01308 428 354

  • 19:30

The Grand, Clitheroe

Wed 14 May

£14 / 01200 421599

  • 19:00

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Shappi Khorsandi

Sharp wit and storytelling from the Iranian-born stand-up, who drawn upon her rich heritage as the daughter of an exiled writer and comic from Iran.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Thu 8 May

£14 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

The Ark Theatre, Hertswood School Upper Site, Borehamwood

Thu 22 May

£14 (£12) / 020 8238 7288

  • 20:00

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Fri 6 Jun

£13 / 0844 406 8666

  • 20:00

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Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim

Goldfish Theatre presents its take on Des Dillon's classic anti-sectarian play, which has a Rangers and a Celtic fan locked up together in a cell for the duration of an Old Firm match.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£17.50–£20 / 0844 395 4000

The Webster Theatre, Arbroath

Sat 3 May

£10 / 01241 435800

Sister Act: The Musical: Portrush Music Society

Musical comedy about a gangster's moll who seeks refuge in a convent.

Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Fri 25 Apr

£12.50–£20 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00

Tue 29 Apr

£12.50–£20 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50–£20 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00
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Smoke Fairies

Musicians and BBF's Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies perform a blend of blues and folk.

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Tue 27 May

£10 adv / 01618 341786

  • 19:30

The Duchess, York

Wed 28 May

£14.67 / 01904 641413

East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

Thu 29 May

£12 / 0151 559 3773

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Soulsville

DJs Francis Dosoo, Fryer & Mr Mason bring you a night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours. Featuring visuals downstairs and the return of Motherfunk upstairs.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

  • 19:30

Sun 21 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

  • 19:30
…and 10 more dates until 7 Oct

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

Substance

Edinburgh's long-running underground techno party.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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Swans

Michael Gira's influential no wave band return with their harsh mix of proto-industrial rock and atmospheric acoustica.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 565 1000

With Jenny Hval.

The Cockpit, Leeds

Sun 1 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 244 1573

Concorde 2, Brighton

Mon 2 Jun

£22.50 / 01273 673311

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Zumba Fitness

Young children can learn the basics of salsa, reggeaton, merengue and add hip hop flavours to them.

Brentwood Centre

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Fri 2 May

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

  • 18:00 – 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 27 Jun

The Dancehouse, Manchester

Tue 29 Apr

£5 / 0161 237 9753

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Tue 6 May

£5 / 0161 237 9753

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Tue 13 May

£5 / 0161 237 9753

  • 18:30 – 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 24 Jun

Mo'Club, Southampton

Tue 29 Apr

£5 / 023 8022 6439

  • 18:00 – 19:00

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BASM Gaelic Vocal Showcase

Gaelic Vocal Fortnight reaches a climax.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Being an Artist

Eight coaching sessions to help you step fully into the life of an artist, with advice on how to keep your ambition front and centre.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 9 Jun

Big Baroque

Student musicians play baroque masterpieces.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

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Blue Monday at the RCS

Blue Monday is the RCS jazz department's way of keeping you in touch with new developments in Scottish jazz. Artistic director Tommy Smith organises monthly sessions for students, staff and guest performers.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Alyn Cosker (drums) leads this session.

  • 19:30

Mon 19 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

This session is led by pianist Paul Harrison.

  • 19:30

Bookbinding

Learn the techniques necessary to create all sorts of books and pamphlets by hand. You can keep them for yourself or give them as gifts, and if you have a particular project in mind the course leaders can help you to complete it.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Mon 19 May

£95 for six week course (£75) / 01382 909900

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Mon 26 May

£95 for six week course (£75) / 01382 909900

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Mon 2 Jun

£95 for six week course (£75) / 01382 909900

  • 18:00 – 20:30
…and 3 more dates until 23 Jun

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

Energise, York

Mon 28 Apr

Mail Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 20:00 – 20:55

Mon 5 May

Mail Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 20:00 – 20:55

Mon 12 May

Mail Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 20:00 – 20:55
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Hermitage Leisure Centre, Coalville

Thu 1 May

£5.10; £3.90 leisure link / 01530 811215

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Thu 8 May

£5.10; £3.90 leisure link / 01530 811215

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Thu 15 May

£5.10; £3.90 leisure link / 01530 811215

  • 18:30 – 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 29 May

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Creative and Therapeutic Writing Workshop

Unearth your creative potential and look after your health and well-being while you're at it. A ten-week course with Manu Rodriguez. Register via email.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£100 for ten weeks (£80) / 0845 874 3001

Please note: This course runs 1 Apr–3 Jun 2014.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 6 May

£100 for ten weeks (£80) / 0845 874 3001

Please note: This course runs 1 Apr–3 Jun 2014.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 13 May

£100 for ten weeks (£80) / 0845 874 3001

Please note: This course runs 1 Apr–3 Jun 2014.

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 3 Jun

Dam Ukes

The ukulele ensemble performs folk music.

The Customs House, South Shields

Fri 22 Aug

Daltons

£15.95 inc meal / 0191 454 1234

  • 18:30
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Future Islands

Joyous electro and synth pop from the Baltimore trio.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Tue 3 Jun

£31 / 0113 275 2411

Concorde 2, Brighton

Sat 7 Jun

£3.50 / 01273 673311

Electric Ballroom, London NW1

Wed 7 May

£14.30 / 020 7485 9006

  • 19:30

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Heroes: Abbey Musical Society

An all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza inspired by popular shows, films and songs.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Thu 10 Jul

Free / 01229 820000

  • 19:30

Fri 11 Jul

Free / 01229 820000

  • 19:30

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 220 2987

Featuring Seb Fontaine amd Paul Bleasdale.

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Iain Macwhirter: The Road to Referendum

The political columnist presents his new book, a companion to the three-part television series of the same name.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Over-18s only

£10 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 29 May

£10 (£8) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:00

Arts Centre Washington

Tue 29 Apr

£5 / 0191 219 3455

  • 17:45 – 19:15

Tue 6 May

£5 / 0191 219 3455

  • 17:45 – 19:15

Tue 13 May

£5 / 0191 219 3455

  • 17:45 – 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 27 May

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Tue 29 Apr

£25 / 028 2565 7161

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Wed 30 Apr

£25 / 028 2565 7161

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Inspire Centre, Manchester

Mon 28 Apr

£5 (£3.50) / 0161 850 5717

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Mon 5 May

£5 (£3.50) / 0161 850 5717

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Mon 12 May

£5 (£3.50) / 0161 850 5717

  • 18:30 – 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

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