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An August Bank Holiday Lark

1914, an idyllic summer in the Pennines. Everyone in the village is excited about Wakes week; a rest from field and mill and a celebration of the Rushbearing Festival with singing, courting, drinking and dancing.

Liverpool Playhouse

Tue 29 Apr

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 19:30

Wed 30 Apr

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 17:30

Thu 1 May

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 13:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 May

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Tue 10 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 12 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Jun

The Oxford Playhouse

Tue 13 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Wed 14 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Thu 15 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 17 May

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BBC SSO: Closing Night – Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony was the first major work by its composer and for all its rambling nature, it was a breath of salty air in English music of the time – and considerably more interesting, in its way, than Beethoven's fine but rather Mozart-y Piano Concerto No 1, here performed by Steven Osborne. Andrew Manze…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 15 May

Grand Hall

£11–£24 / 0141 353 8000

Birmingham Opera Company: Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry

  • Directed by: Graham Vick

Graham Vick directs an English production of Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, a political drama about rebellion and revolution. Conducted by Stuart Stratford.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Tue 22 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Thu 24 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Mon 28 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Blooming Marvellous

A life-sized knitted garden with flowers and insects, a garden shed and a picnic, made by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in collaboration with visual artist Pauline Stanley.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0845 603 5631

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 17 May

Bon Scott Fest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Fri 15 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

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Breakfast with the Bunny

Easter games and an appearance from the bunny at breakfast. Booking is essential.

Hard Rock Café, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£11.95 (Children £7.50) / 0131 260 3000

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

Sun 20 Apr

£9 (£7.50) / 0161 831 6700

  • 09:00 – 23:00

The Hard Rock Cafe, London W1K

Sun 20 Apr

£11.95 (Children £7.50) / 020 7514 1700

  • 10:00 – 12:00

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Camden Rocks

Indie music all night long.

Firewater, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Free before 10pm; £5 after (£4) / 0141 354 0350

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free before 10pm; £5 after (£4) / 0141 354 0350

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Thu 1 May

Free before 10pm; £5 after (£4) / 0141 354 0350

  • 21:00 – 03:00
…and 6 more dates until 12 Jun

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 18 Apr

£6.50 (Children £6; Family £23) / 01324 506850

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

The Children's Variety Adventure

The story of The Girl, The Wicked Witch and The Entertainer as they travel through the strange land of Mysteria.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Wed 16 Apr

£12 (£9; Children £9; £35) / 01502 533200

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Thu 17 Apr

£12 (£9; Children £9; £35) / 01502 533200

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

The Creative Bubble

Three nights, once a month, The Creative Bubble, L'Enfant terrible of the art world, is taking over the Roxy Bar and Screen, London Bridge's on-trend bar, painting a new picture of contemporary art via a host of different mediums.

Roxy Bar And Screen, London SE1

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 020 7407 4057

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 020 7407 4057

  • 19:30 – 00:00
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The Devil At Midnight

  • Written by: Brian Clemens

A spine-tingling, psychological, morally searching and topical thriller. Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, receives a visitor, Nicki, a deeply troubled woman who is visited in her dreams by a bearded devil.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Mon 19 May

£17 (£15; £7; £7) / 01245 606505

  • 19:45

Tue 20 May

£17 (£15; £7; £7) / 01245 606505

  • 19:45

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Wed 16 Apr

£7 (Children £5) / 020 8507 5607

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 24 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:30
  • 15:30

Fri 25 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Easter Quiz

Solve the clues to find the Easter eggs scattered around the visitor centre. Ages 6–12. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Chatelherault Visitor Centre, Hamilton

Wed 16 Apr

£1.40 / 01698 426213

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Thu 17 Apr

£1.40 / 01698 426213

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Fri 18 Apr

£1.40 / 01698 426213

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 3 more dates until 21 Apr

Eggstraordinary Rock Climbing for Easter

School holiday rock climbing sessions including taster sessions, a day camp, family hours and more.

The Glasgow Climbing Centre

Wed 16 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Thu 17 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00
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Eifman Ballet: Rodin

  • Written by: Saint-Saens

Artistic director Boris Eifman's ballet, dedicated to Auguste Rodin and his student, lover and muse, Camille Claudel, features music composed by Massenet, Ravel and Saint-Saens.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Wed 16 Apr

£10–£65 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Apr

£10–£65 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:30

Field of Light

See Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square differently thanks to Field of Light, an immersive experience by artist Bruce Munro. First seen at his home in Wiltshire in 2004, Munro reimagines his unique installation for every space it inhabits, using the medium of light to encourage visitors to explore pathways through the space in…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 27 Apr

Gaelic Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your Gaelic conversation by chatting with other like-minded language learners, with support from a fluent tutor.

Edinburgh Larder Bistro

Wed 16 Apr

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Wed 23 Apr

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Wed 30 Apr

£8 per session; £28–£35 for six-session card / 07826 555134

  • 18:00 – 19:00
…and 8 more dates until 25 Jun

Hazel Gore: The Art of Storytelling

Narrative drawings by Glasgow School of Art-trained Hazel Gore.

Veneer Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 07799 638879

  • 11:00 – 17:30

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 07799 638879

  • 11:00 – 17:30

Hebru Brantley: Everyone's Everything

A solo exhibition by the Chicago-based artist, which looks at notions of heroism and fantasy through mixed media.

Mead Carney, London W1S

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 020 3178 3564

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 020 3178 3564

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 020 3178 3564

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Hot Mess

Gay club night describing itself as 'an irregular party for irregular folks', where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of disco, hi-NRG, acid house, Italo and electro from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron (Club for Heroes/Devil Disco Club).

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£4 before 10.30pm; £6 after / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00

Kent County Show

'The Garden of England' shows off its best livestock in this three-day showcase. Alongside the critters (including camels!), expect a flower show, food tent, craft show, vintage vehicles and the Kent Spitfire flying overhead.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 11 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sat 12 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Men With Coconuts

Improv comedy from Men with Coconuts, aka Fringe faves Impro FX.

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Thu 1 May

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Thu 15 May

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 22:00
…and 5 more dates until 24 Jul

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Wed 16 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Thu 17 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

…and 3 more dates until 21 Apr

Ascot Racecourse

Wed 16 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Thu 17 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Fri 18 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

Becketts Farm, Birmingham

Wed 9 Jul

£10

Thu 10 Jul

£10

Fri 11 Jul

£10

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jul

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