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Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable

A major exhibition of new work by Jake and Dinos Chapman, whose provocative and confrontational art continues to shock and awe.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

Sun 26 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

Tue 28 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

…and 61 more dates until 7 Jan 2015

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 555 7100

Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

Model railway show with working layouts, displays, societies, traders and a buffet.

Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

Sun 26 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

London 'Golden Ear' Treasure Hunt

Follow the online clues to discover a golden ear at a London music-themed venue and exchange it for a pair of Sennheiser Urbanite headphones.

Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7861 2586

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 7861 2586

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 020 7861 2586

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London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sun 26 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show

Whether you are renovating, converting or building from scratch, a visit to Scotland's only self-build show is a must.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (two day ticket £12) / 0844 581 1377

Sun 26 Oct

£8 (two day ticket £12) / 0844 581 1377

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

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Stephen Murray: The Comedown

Glasgow-based sculptor Stephen Murray builds a velodrome as a response to the Commonwealth Games.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 6 more dates until 1 Nov

Nick Cave: Chasing the Myth

Images of Nick Cave in an exhibition to mark the film 20,000 Days on Earth, including stills by Amelia Troubridge and photos by David Corio, Andrew Whitton and Steve Double.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal

A major retrospective to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. More than 100 works are on display, many loaned from private collections, featuring pieces from Gray's student days to the present.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 25 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 26 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 119 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

La Vague Francaise: New Art from France

New work by three French artists who all draw on street art for inspiration: Mathieu Bernard Martin, So Fu and Tehos.

Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

…and 18 more dates until 16 Nov

Belfast Film And Comic Con

Stars from TV, film and comics will take part in panels and autograph sessions for fans of their cult works.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£15; £28–£172.50 weekend (Children £5–£10) / 028 9073 9074

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£15; £28–£172.50 weekend (Children £5–£10) / 028 9073 9074

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Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

Too few Scots are aware that Scotland has its own Enlightenment, and a hugely influential one at that, with a world-class philosopher in David Hume, an equally heavy-hitting economist in Adam Smith, an outstanding painter in Allan Ramsay, plus less well-known intellectual giants like Hutcheson, Ferguson, Reid and others.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 431 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

City Observatory Installation

Installation by the Institute of Future Cities, showing how city data helps us to understand urban centres, and to plan better cities for the future. (Tip: if you want to avoid traffic deadlock, don't build all your high-density housing on the outskirts.)

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 55 more dates until 20 Dec

Crouch End Car Boot and Indoor Market

Buy and sell vintage clothes, toys, books and more at this car boot sale, and help raise funds for Weston Park School.

Weston Park Primary School, London N8

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 8347 5000

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 020 8347 5000

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8347 5000

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 220 8580

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 220 8580

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 220 8580

…and 7 more dates until 23 Dec

Fayre On The Square

Christmas Market and entertainment event featuring 30 festive market stalls, live music and dance entertainment and festive food including hog roast and roasted chestnuts.

Community Square, Gravesend

Sat 29 Nov

Free

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Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct

The X-Men Experience

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if adamantiun claws emerged from your knuckles unbidden, then you're in luck. Using the latest augmented reality technology, X-Men and ladies alike can see their hands 'transformed' into Wolverine like claws, shoot lightening bolts in the style of Storm or throw metal around…

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0844 856 0202

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0844 856 0202

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0844 856 0202

…and 21 more dates until 16 Nov

Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Anniesland Library, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1622

Bridgeton Library, Glasgow

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0870

…and 4 more dates until 18 Nov

Cardonald Library, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 882 1381

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BrewDog CollabFest

A craft beer festival from BrewDog, unveiling 16 unique collaboration brews made with a selection of UK craft beer breweries.

BrewDog, London E1

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 77298476

BrewDog Aberdeen

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01224 631223

BrewDog Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0121 616 1339

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Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp, starring Stu Francis as Buttons.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 31 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

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