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Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

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

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 91 more dates until 11 Nov

Exhibit B

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Military and Flying Machines

A military event boasting historic military vehicles, a two-hour air display, arena events and Living History groups, plus collectors and craft stalls.

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Sat 2 Aug

£10 (£8; Children £5) / 07901 810383

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£8; Children £5) / 07901 810383

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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.

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Dickinson's Real Deal

The mullet-headed antiques expert leads a team of dealers assessing the worth of items brought by you, the ever-hopeful public.

Cox Green Community Centre, Maidenhead

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01782 233500

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Ferry Leisure Centre, Summertown

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 893 3222

  • 09:00 – 17:00

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Insomnia52

A huge weekend of exhibitors, activities, socialising and, of course, gaming, with something for everyone, from families to avid gamers. Plus, live music, Q&As and more.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Fri 22 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 23 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sara Dodd: Sea Flora

This collection of some 40 seaweed specimens reveals the extraordinary range, beauty and diversity of seaweeds that grow in the rock pools and kelp beds along the shores of East Lothian, from Gullane to Seacliff. Collected through the seasons, they show the life cycle from vibrant new growth to mature form, with the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Gateway Gallery, upstairs in the John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sun 27 Jul

Gateway Gallery, upstairs in the John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Voices from the Commonwealth: Diversity, Identity and Culture

As the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow, NLS celebrates through a display of books, sketches, photographs and maps that come from the 53 Commonwealth countries.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 35 more dates until 6 Sep

1066 Game and Country Fayre

Displays of equine, clay pigeon shooting, dog show, agility and herding and other country pursuits. Plus music, crafts, stalls and activities for the whole family.

Normanhurst Estate, Battle

Sat 16 Aug

£8 (Family £20; under 17s £4; under 5s free; Seniors £5) / 07942 878107

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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Adventurers

See and learn about the machines which have been the choice mode of transport for rebels, hellraisers and anyone wanting to annoy their mother.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 228 more dates until 13 Mar 2015

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 26 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 156 more dates until 31 Dec

Celebrating 30 years of Aberdeen Maritime Museum

An exhibition of photographs spanning three decades marks the anniversary of the opening of the Aberdeen Maritime Museum in 1984.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01224 337700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 01224 337700

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01224 337700

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 16 more dates until 16 Aug

Heather Scarecrow Festival

For eight days the village of Heather in Leicestershire comes alive with scarecrow displays as villagers compete for your votes. Come and spend a delightful day being amazed at the creativity of Heather residents.

Heather Village, Coalville

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 3 Aug

Ice Station Antarctica

Find out if you've got what it takes to hang out in freezing, blustery Antarctica at this hands-on exhibition.

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 26 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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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

1914: The Eve of War

An re-enactment event commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, looking at domestic life the weekend before war was declared.

Kentwell Hall, Sudbury

Sat 2 Aug

£11.50 (£10.50; Children £7.90) / 01787 310207

Sun 3 Aug

£11.50 (£10.50; Children £7.90) / 01787 310207

Airsoft Expo

An expo dedicated entirely to the sport of airsoft. Trade stands include; distributors, manufacturers and retailers of airsoft equipment; magazine distributors and airsoft sites. There are also gaming and demonstration areas for some live action.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£12 (Children £6–£8) / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Best in Scotland

Some of the most interesting things from Aberdeen City's archives.

The Tolbooth, Aberdeen

Sat 26 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 621167

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 621167

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 621167

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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The Birmingham Cruise Show

A travel exhibition dedicated to finding the perfect cruise trip. Featuring an array of destinations to and cruise styles from the major and specialist companies.

NEC, Birmingham

Sat 20 Sep

£10; £6 adv / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£10; £6 adv / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Body Worlds Vital: The Original Exhibition Of Real Human Bodies

Pioneering interactive display by Dr Gunther Von Hagens following the human body as it grows, peaks and finally wanes.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 26 Jul

£12 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free; Family £29.50) / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

£12 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free; Family £29.50) / 0191 243 8210

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 28 Jul

£12 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free; Family £29.50) / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 97 more dates until 2 Nov

Britain from Above

An exhibition exploring the UK's first aerial photography company.

Royal Air Force Museum, London NW9

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 020 8205 2266

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 020 8205 2266

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 8205 2266

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 246 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 49 more dates until 15 Sep

Cake International – The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating and Baking Show

Chocolate, sugar, cake and baking legend Mary Berry – it's all under one roof at Cake International.

NEC, Birmingham

Fri 7 Nov

£12 (Seniors £11) / 01425 277988

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (Seniors £11) / 01425 277988

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Sun 9 Nov

£12 (Seniors £11) / 01425 277988

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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