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6,172 events

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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

Eric's Tales of the Sea

Ex-Submariner Eric tells of life beneath the ocean wave, with astonishing visuals and many a dark-edged joke.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£5 (Under 12 free free when accompanied by an adult) / 0131 556 5565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£5 (Under 12 free free when accompanied by an adult) / 0131 556 5565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Pollok Family Day and Highland Cattle Show

A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 & Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Museum After Hours

Experience the museum after hours (with a bar, music and performers to boot) and get a chance to explore the new Ming: The Golden Empire exhibition, sans kids.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Gallery

£16 / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Circus Vegas

Europe's largest American all-human touring circus.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 24 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Ayr Flower Show

Horticultural exhibition in the beautiful Rozelle Estate, featuring stunning gardens and displays.

Rozelle Park, Ayr

Fri 22 Aug

Times vary / £15 (Seniors £14; Children free) / 01292 618395

Sat 23 Aug

Times vary / £15 (Seniors £14; Children free) / 01292 618395

Sun 24 Aug

Times vary / £15 (Seniors £14; Children free) / 01292 618395

Share a Coke Party Pod

Share a Coke hits the road, giving everyone the chance to personalise their own bottle and snap a photo in the party pod.

St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff

Thu 28 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 20:00
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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 22 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 23 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 7 Sep

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 21 Sep

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Glad Rags Presents Get Dressed

Bargain fashion from Glad Rags, plus styling advice, makeovers and more.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Over-18s only

Free / 0141 636 6119

  • 17:30

Trinity Park, Ipswich

Sat 30 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Sun 31 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Paddle Steamer Waverley

All aboard for a nostalgic trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises leave regularly from Glasgow's Pacific Quay or by coach connection from Glasgow's City Chambers.

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

£27–£39; free under 5s free (£27–£39; Children £13.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 20:30

Sun 24 Aug

£21–£33; under 5s free (£21–£31; Children £10.50–£15.50) / 0845 130 4647

Spend the afternoon in Largs, Rothesay or Lochranza or stay onboard and cruise Skipness Point. Steam across the Kilbrannan Sound and up the famous Mull of Kintyre coast to Skipness Point with views of the 13th Century Skipness Castle where Waverley turns and heads back over to Isle of Arran.

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 18 Oct

£19.95 / 0845 130 4647

Evening Showboat – Sail down the River Clyde and see the sun set over Dunoon before turning and heading back upriver. Lounge bars and restaurant open all evening with live music.

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sun 19 Oct

£21–£39 (Children £10.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

Visit Largs or Rothesay for the afternoon or stay onboard and cruise to Tighnabruaich through the world famous Kyles of Bute.

  • 10:00 – 19:30
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Salsa Night at Harry's Bar

Everyone welcome at these salsa classes, with no experience or partner required. Free social dancing from 9pm.

Harry's Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00

Wed 3 Sep

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00

Wed 10 Sep

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00
…and 14 more dates until 17 Dec

Thornaby Car Boot Sale

Free parking available at this well-featured car boot sale.

Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, Thornaby-on-Tees

Sun 24 Aug

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Fri 29 Aug

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Sun 31 Aug

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 9 more dates until 3 Oct

Color Me Rad

We all know 5Ks are incredibly boring – all that stomping along with nothing to distract your mind. Colour Me Rad aims to put a stop to this – by blasting participants with shedloads of neon paint as they run. Think of it as a rave, just with more jogging.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01506 777666

Royal Bath And West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Sun 31 Aug

Phone for prices / 01749 822222

  • 09:00 – 17:00

The Great Scottish Swim

Thousands of people take to the water and swim in Loch Lomond, raising money for charities in the process. The event aims to make swimming races in open water as accessible and popular as charity runs and marathons have become in recent years, with a choice of half a mile, one mile or two. Wetsuits only.

Loch Lomond

Sat 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed

JAM Festival

Just About Movies (JAM) is a film festival that offers all the extra elements usually associated with a music festival, camping, bars, food, on-site entertainment, but instead of music stages there's multiple pop up cinemas. The event is set in the grounds of the 17th century, privately owned Tullibole Castle and…

Tullibole Castle, Kinross

Fri 29 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 12:00 – 01:30

Sat 30 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 10:00 – 01:30

Sun 31 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 10:00 – 14:00
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Merchant Square Craft Fair

Arts and crafts market, with everything from cupcakes to candles.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 35 more dates until 28 Dec

Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

Stranraer Inshore Lifeboats adopt their land legs for a fundraising music festival featuring a range of local and familiar artists as well as craft stalls, fun fair rides and The Marine Lake with its pirate ship.

Agnew Park, Stranraer

Fri 22 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sat 23 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 12:00 – 23:30

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.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 3 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Sat 23 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Sun 24 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Mon 25 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

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Forth Bridges Festival

It's been 50 years since the iconic Forth Road Bridge was raised, with ten days of family-friendly events to mark the occasion, including tower top trips that take you 156 metres above the Firth of Forth, a boat flotilla, a Bridgestock concert, fireworks, a torchlight procession and more.

The Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

…and 7 more dates until 13 Sep

Skeptics on the Fringe

Daily informal talks from the Edinburgh Skeptics, exploring myth, superstition and pseudo-science. Ages 18+.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 07896 745991

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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