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Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£22 / 0844 395 4000

Soul Casino curated by Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz) for a night of uplifting soul from DJs Mark Linton, Wayne and Jack Hemingway.

Sun 27 Jul

£25 / 0844 395 4000

Retro 1940s themed Torch Club curated by Snowboy with DJ Bryan Webb and The Bratislava Hot Serenaders (live).

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

Sun 27 Jul

£10 / 0844 395 4000

Keb Darge presents The Devil's Music with a night of debauched rock, disco, surf and garage with guests Martin Compston, Mark Linton and Kris Funk (aka Monkeyboy).

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The maw (and paw) of all fireworks displays brings the Festival season to a close with a programme of music inspired by the theme of war. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre, Beethoven's Edmont Overture, Mendelssohn's 'War March of the Priests' from Athalie, Debussy's…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£12.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Waqas Khan In Conversation: Talk

The Pakistani artist speaks to Salma Tuqan.

Drawing Room, London SE1

Thu 11 Dec

£7.50 (£5) / 020 7394 5657

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 27 Jul

Phone for prices / 01934 417117

  • 10:00

The Worm – An Underground Adventure

An adventure with Wilma and William as they journey to find the elusive worm species. For ages 3 –7.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£2–£3 (adults free) / 0141 276 5365

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  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 14:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

Teatro Magnetico Willie MacRae - anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician, and successful lawyer, whose death prompted speculation that he was murdered by the state. MacRae was found dying in his car on a highland road in 1985 with a single gunshot wound to his head, apparently fired from his own gun. Was he under…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

42nd Street: Stockport Operatic Society

Set in 1933 New York it is the story of a show within a show. The audience will appreciate the sheer energy and exuberance of it.

Plaza, Stockport

Tue 28 Oct

£11.25–£15.40; £11.25–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:15

Wed 29 Oct

£11.25–£15.40; £11.25–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:15

Thu 30 Oct

£11.25–£15.40; £11.25–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

5x15

Hosted by 5x15 Five speakers, 15 minutes, one high-octane evening of enlightening, and inspirational spoken word cabaret. Join 5x15 for their signature event, bringing speakers from diverse backgrounds to reveal their most innovative ideas and abiding passions. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaron Kreisler, Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr in Discussion

Curator Aaron Kreisler and New Zealand artists Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr discuss their parts in the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 15:00

Wrexham Memorial Hall

Thu 31 Jul

£7.50 / 01978 292683

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Talking Heads

Alan Bennett's seminal 80s television monologues get the Glasgay! treatment.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 19:30

Thu 31 Jul

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Amadeus

Rupert Everett returns to Chichester as court composer Salieri in Peter Shaffer's multi award-winning play. Directed by Jonathan Church, this will be the first production in the newly refurbished Festival Theatre.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 26 Jul

£10–£38; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 14:30 – 17:15
  • 19:30 – 22:15

Mon 28 Jul

£10–£38; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 19:30 – 22:15

Tue 29 Jul

£10–£38; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 19:30 – 22:15
…and 4 more dates until 2 Aug

Andrew Morris: What's Left Behind?

Photographs that reflect upon the idea of home, family and ownership, focusing on houses in the process of being cleared out following the deaths of their occupants.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0292 030440

  • 09:30

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0292 030440

  • 08:30

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0292 030440

  • 08:30
…and 2 more dates until 31 Jul

Anthony McCarthy: The Space Between

Drawings of Salford's changing urban landscape.

The John Rylands Library, Manchester

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0161 275 3751

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0161 275 3751

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0161 275 3751

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 3 Aug back to top

Antigone

Teatro Instabile and Theandric Teatrononviolento (Italy) The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. The story is directly extracted from Sophocles' Antigone, it is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogues, and the introduction of pauses…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Antonio O'Connell: Virus

The artist/architect uses recycled and found items to create extensions of buildings.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

An Audience With Michael Portillo: Talk

The politician, TV documentary maker and steam railway enthusiast sheds light on his experiences and career, which includes a 13 year stint as Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate that ended with a controversial election defeat in 1997.

The Milton Rooms, Malton

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 01653 600048

  • 19:30

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sat 25 Oct

£19 / 01252 329155

  • 19:45

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Fri 19 Sep

£18 / 01202 885566

  • 19:30

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The Grand, Clitheroe

Tue 26 Aug

£145 / 01200 421599

  • 09:00 – 15:00

Wed 27 Aug

£145 / 01200 421599

  • 09:00 – 15:00

Thu 28 Aug

£145 / 01200 421599

  • 09:00 – 15:00

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Festival special featuring Tantz, Albaroma, live jam session and more. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 22:30 – 03:00
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The Bay City Rollers Story

Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 21 Sep

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 16 Nov

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50 / 01276 707600

  • 20:00

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Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Mick Perrin Worldwide Travelling at the speed of thought in his brand new music production spaceship, the world class multi-award-winning musician and comedian, transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates any conceivable…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beep Beep, Yeah!

A staunchly retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£5 before midnight; £6 after / 0131 226 4224

  • 22:30 – 03:00

Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin, an aspiring dancer, has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Belfast City Of Rhythms Show 2014

An all-singing, all-dancing production of modern and traditional Northern Irish story-telling, music and dance.

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Fri 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 02890 271066

Sat 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 02890 271066

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 02890 271066

…and 21 more dates until 8 Sep back to top