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Truckfest Scotland

Scotland's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Mon 28 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Tue 29 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 30 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its seventh year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. This year’s shows feature a selection of some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment hosted by 97.3 Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 1 Aug

Auditorium

£17.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auditorium

£17.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Glasgow Green Closing Ceremony Celebration

Treacherous Orchestra lead a rousing party celebrating the XX Commonwealth Games. It's your last chance to experience Glasgow Green Live Zone before the Closing Ceremony is shown on giant screens.

Glasgow Green

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £5–£6.66 each)

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Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Tue 29 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Wed 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 31 more dates until 31 Aug

Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Volvic Juiced's Comedy Fest

Josh Widdicombe headlines Volvic's comedy festival, with Katherine Ryan and KSI.

Regents Park, London NW1

Tue 29 Jul

Tea on the Green

Grab a cuppa at this free pop-up Commonwealth Games-themed tea house by John Lewis.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30
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Festival 2014

Transforming the city during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2014 sees Glasgow burst into life with an invigorating mix of entertainment, culture and enjoyment.

Various venues: Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Tue 29 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Wed 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 38 more dates until 13 Sep

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Wed 30 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 17 more dates until 17 Aug

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Fri 1 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Tanya’s Raw Food Cafe

Raw food specialist and professional wellness coach, Tanya Alekseeva launches her first raw food restaurant and superfood cocktail bar this summer.

myHotel Chelsea, London SW3

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00
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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.

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Tue 29 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Collaboration & Curating

A day of discussion on topics related to collaboration in curatorial practice. Booking is essential.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

£5 (Members free) / 0131 529 3993

Discussion and debate. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Free / 0131 529 3993

Informal walking tour. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Meet the Gruffalo

Follow the Gruffalo's tracks into the deep dark wood … where there are activities and fun for kids!

National Trust: Wallington House And Grounds, Morpeth

Sun 24 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Check out what Scotland's crafters have been up to at this exhibition showcasing the work of 36 makers, including ceramist Julia Smith, jeweller Grainne Morton and milliner Sally-Ann Provan, among many others.

White Stuff, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

East End Social

Organised by Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground the East End Social is part music showcase, part community-engagement project and an official Culture 2014 event. The project aims to bring a diverse range of music to a Glasgow's East End venues with performances from The Nectarine No 9, King Ayisoba and RM Hubbert…

Various venues: Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

Tue 29 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

Wed 30 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

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Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Branksome Recreation Ground, Poole

Mon 28 Jul

£10–£35

Tue 29 Jul

£10–£35

Central Park, Plymouth

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£35

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£35

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£35

…and 8 more dates until 18 Aug

Clapham Common, London SW4

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£35

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£35

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£35

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov

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NSSFF Sports Day 2014

The NSSFF sports day started in 2012, inspired by the London Olympic games. It is an annual popular event supported by the Community Games (Olympic legacy) our own mini Olympics held in the spirit of friendship, solidarity, fair play and competition.

Norman Athletics Track, Bromley

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0208 462 5134

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Assembly @ Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Thu 2 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 3 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Glasgow Green

Thu 16 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 17 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sat 18 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Workshop

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation Dabble in dissection and preservation as you learn the process behind basic taxidermy from skinning and preserving to mounting and positioning the animal. Discover the curious art of anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics to animals, plants or…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Parlour

£60

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Antiques Roadshow

An exhibition providing free advice and valuations by experts. The event operates a first come first served policy. Those bringing larger items should call ahead.

National Trust: Belton House, Grantham

Thu 31 Jul

Free, plus admission £12.60, child £8, family £33.50 / 01476 566116

  • 09:30 – 17:30
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