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Fionna Duncan

A rare concert from Scotland’s Queen of Jazz accompanied by Ronnie Rae and Brian Kellock.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Free Kids Activity Day

25th Anniversary of Euxton Park Golf Centre.

Euxton Park Golf Centre, Chorley

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01257 261 601

  • 10:30 – 16:30

GlobalGathering

One of the UK's biggest dance music festivals as trance, house, techno, electro and dubstep are blasted out from multiple arenas, tents and stages. 2014's line-up includes Chase & Status, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Alesso, Eric Prydz, Knife Party, Katy B, Sub Focus, Green Velvet, High Contrast, James Zabiela and many…

Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 26 Jul

£120 early bird (VIP £195) / 0871 789 1010

The Hackney Volpone

  • Directed by: Anna Jones
  • Written by: Ben Jonson

NYLon Projects presents this re-working of Ben Jonson's Jacobean comedy, involving a cast of theatre professionals and members of the local community. With Jamel Rodriguez as Volpone, Karina Fernandez as Voltore and Nano, and Amara Karan as Celia and Corbaccio. Directed by Anna Jones.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Sat 26 Jul

£12 (£8)

  • 14:30

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£8)

  • 14:30

Sat 9 Aug

£12 (£8)

  • 14:30

Hairspray: Halifax Amateur Opera Society

A production of the popular musical set in the 1950s where Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart has only one passion to dance.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 20 Sep

£14–£18 ( £12–£16; £12–£16; Children £12–£16 under 16s) / 01422 351158

  • 14:15
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Hamlet

Secret Theatre This fresh and provocative production of Shakespeare's most famous work comes to Edinburgh following critical acclaim in London. Set in the swinging sixties it features the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll of the era, along with some interpretations to make you ask how much you really know this play. 'This…

C Too, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

main house

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

main house

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Hiraeth

Buddug James Jones In the summer of 1989, a farmer's wife gives birth to a baby girl named Buddug James Jones. In this moment she became heir to the family’s three hundred year old farming dynasty. Desperate to leave, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm. Leaving…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Bells Sports Centre, Perth

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:30

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Ditto Productions As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and seen on Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. The multi award-winning comedian is back with charmingly sickable songs, stories, poems and a whole lot more for the whole family from small children to massive children (grown ups). 'Sharp and sophisticated… Victoria Wood for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Johnnie Eisenhower's Phoenix Blues Band

6 piece band playing Blues/Rock covers.

Hollycroft Park, Hinckley

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Marie-Michelle Deschamps: Don't trip over the wire!

New work by French-Canadian artist who uses industrial materials, influenced in part by the extraordinary writings of American schizophrenic Louis Wolfson.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 7 Sep

The Mikado

This summer Grosvenor Light Opera will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu) at IAMS, Islington Arts & Media School.

Islington Arts & Media School, London N4

Sat 26 Jul

£14 / 020 7281 5511

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Model Tractor, Plant & Construction Machinery Show

A huge array of model tractors and vintage engines to peruse and enjoy.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£6.50–£7 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 16:00

MODern History 2014

Free daytime event celebrating London's 1960s youth culture and the community of Waterloo's Lower Marsh area.

Lower Marsh, London SE1

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Muldoon's Ragtime Band

Live traditional jazz and blues.

MacSorley's, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 248 8581

  • 14:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 248 8581

  • 14:30

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 248 8581

  • 14:30
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Mush and Me

NANCY Collective People talk. Rumours spread. No one approves. In greasy spoons and hotel rooms, two young believers are reluctantly falling in love. Cultural pressures and contemporary life collide in this stirring new play by Karla Crome (star of Misfits and Prisoners' Wives). A story about faith, family and bacon…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Iron Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Iron Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Iron Belly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Musical Theatre Performance Class

A chance to train, develop and perform. With vocal technique, acting through song and movement for performance.

London Road Church, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

£6 / 0131 661 1149

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

£6 / 0131 661 1149

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0131 661 1149

  • 16:00 – 18:00
…and 38 more dates until 2 May 2015

no strangers | ancient wisdom in a modern world

A group photography exhibition focusing on the plight of indigenous people throughout the world and the ways cultures express a shared humanity.  P osing a fundamental question of ‘What does it mean to be human and alive?’ no strangers celebrates the 7,000 different languages used globally, half of which could be silenced…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sun 27 Jul

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Mon 28 Jul

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 17:45
…and 55 more dates until 21 Sep

Old Folks Telling Jokes

Big Difference Productions A show of comedians aged 55+. A sell-out at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival and featured at The Pleasance, London. The line-up proves the old ones can be the best. Line-up includes Lynn Ruth Miller, 'a poster girl for growing old disgracefully' (Scotsman), Charmian Hughes, 'like Josie Long's…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Little Kirk

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Little Kirk

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Little Kirk

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Parliament House: A Hidden Gem

The Scottish Court Service To celebrate the completion of a five year redevelopment project, this exhibition, within the splendid Parliament Hall, gives an insight into the life, history and traditions of the home of Scotland's Supreme Courts.

Parliament House, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 29 Aug

Peter Pan

An exciting adaptation of the classic story by J M Barrie about a boy who never grows up. With songs, laughter and plenty of participation, this show is sure to entertain the whole family.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (£12) / 0151 907 8360

  • 13:30

Sun 27 Jul

£15 (£12) / 0151 907 8360

  • 13:30

Please Stay

Musical comedy set in the Locarno Dance Hall in Glasgow in the early 60s, starring Chris McClure.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£13–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Sat 2 Aug

£13–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Saturday Blues Afternoon: Layla Zoe, Gerry Jablonski Band and Shades of Blue

Three hot electric blues bands. Canadian singer, Layla Zoe, is a force of nature as she commands the stage and delivers retro rocking blues with her hard-hitting band; Gerry Jablonski plays crowd-pleasing high-octane rock blues fuelled by his driving guitar. Shades of Blue features former members of Tam White and Stevey…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Spiegeltent

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

The Camberley Theatre

Tue 28 Oct

£10–£40 / 01276 707600

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 01242 572573

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

G Live, Guildford

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£11–£13 / 0844 770 1797

  • 14:00

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