Before 5pm, Days out

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Archaeology Day

A day of short guided walks and fun activities based around Iron Age life in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 3 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 238 more dates until 1 May 2015

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 14 Sep

£25 ( £22.50) / 01227 787787

  • 17:00

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

CAMRA's National Breweriana Auction

The Campaign for Real Ales is behind this auction offering 150 lots related to beer: mirrors, trays, bottles, books, etc. This year there is a Marston's snuff box and a bust of Manchester's JW Lees up for grabs.Viewing beings at 11am, while the bidding is set to go at 12.30pm (postal biddings also accepted). Of course…

Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent

Sat 27 Sep

£2.50–£3.50 / 01923 211654

  • 11:00
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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 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

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

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

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 19 Oct

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

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 11 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 13 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 14 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 6 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 7 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 13 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 28 more dates until 20 Dec

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

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FRESH 14

A freshers fair with a difference – as well as info and all that important stuff, there's also free alcohol, DJs, the chance to get all glammed up, competitions and a whole bunch of fun.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 07842 400995

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Lightwaves Table Top Sale

Weekly winter indoor table-top sale.

Lightwaves Leisure Centre, Wakefield

Sun 7 Sep

Free (stall holders £10) / 01924 360158

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free (stall holders £10) / 01924 360158

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free (stall holders £10) / 01924 360158

  • 09:00 – 13:00
…and 12 more dates until 14 Dec

Afternoon Twee Local Artisan Market

Monthly market from Afternoon Twee, featuring Scottish handmade, upcycled, repurposed and locally sourced goods, from craft and jewellery to food and homewares.

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Behind the Lines: Personal Stories of the First World War

Exhibition looking at Scotland's role in WWI through personal diaries, letters, photographs and sketches.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 68 more dates until 11 Nov

MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime and more.Guest of honour is anime director Shingo Natsume.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

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.

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

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Marsh Gibbon Beer Festival

Marsh Gibbon's first Beer Festival and Family Fun-Day.

Marsh Gibbon Village Hall, Bicester

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01869 278 203

  • 12:00 – 23:00

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Pay what you can

Guided tour for blind visitors.

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

£4–£5

Writing and performance workshop with Andra Simons

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Words and Deeds, Weapons and Wounding

Touring exhibition from Surgeons' Hall Museum and University of Edinburgh that explores the often ignored or understated story of women and warfare.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

  • 09:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Tue 2 Sep

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 57 more dates until 31 Oct

Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr, headlined by electro funk DJ Greig Wilson.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

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 28 Sep

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Glasgow Singing Contest

A contest to find the UK's best singer, duo, vocal group or rapper.

City Halls, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£5 / 0141 353 8000

  • 09:00 – 18:00
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Homecoming Celebration

Celebrating the year of Homecoming Scotland with the likes of Strathspey Fiddlers, Garioch Blend, Eddie Rose and more.

Duthie Park, Aberdeen

Sun 7 Sep

£8 (£6; Children £3; Family £20)

  • 13:30 – 17:00

Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in two educational villages. Following craft demonstrations, a farmers' market and aerobatic displays, the festival culminates with a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs, the burning of a…

Various Venues, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Merchant Square Craft Fair

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

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 0141 552 3038

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 28 Dec

Root N Toot Festival

Now in its second year, this festival is a major celebration of local food, drink, arts, crafts, politics, music, literature and culture.

Civic Centre, East Kilbride

Sat 6 Sep

Prices vary / 0303 123 1015

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 01228 633766

  • 10:00
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