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Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. It takes the form of a stunning torchlit procession down the Royal Mile, with acrobatics, fireworks, beautiful costumes and breathtaking performances, all set to the…

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free (donations welcome)

ELIA NEU/NOW Festival

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) NEU/NOW Festival is spending its sixth year in Glasgow. The festival provides an international platform for graduating/graduate artists from across Europe and beyond, and features emerging talent in fields such as visual art, music, film, animation theatre and dance.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Thu 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Fri 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Sat 15 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Sun 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Paisley Hallowe'en Festival

There's hallowe'eny happenings galore in Paisley, with an illuminated parade down the High Street led by a group of LED drummers, a fire garden with sculptures made from flames, street entertainment, scary storytelling and more.

Town Centre, Paisley

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Creamfields

One of the biggest dance music festivals in the UK organised by Liverpool's legendary superclub Cream. 2014's line-up features a monumental array of DJs and live acts playing house, trance, Hardcore and dubstep. Playing Sat Avicii, Afrojack, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Hardwell, Annie…

Various venues: Daresbury, Halton

Sat 29 Aug 2015

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug 2015

prices vary

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Film4 Frightfest

Horror movie festival running over five days. Opening with Adam Wingard's new film The Guest.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

0871 902 5723

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.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Taste Of London Winter

See cookery demonstrations from top chefs, sample seasonal menus and browse over 180 food and drink trade stands.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Thu 20 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Fri 21 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Sat 22 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Sun 23 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May 2015

£10–£15 (5-12 years £5; Under 5 free) / 02393 787613

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Christmas Festival

A day stuffed full of all things Christmas – with roast chestnuts, mulled wine, pony and trap rides and Kingussie's Christmas lights switch on.

Kingussie High Street

Sun 7 Dec

Free

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Aldeburgh Documentary Festival 2014

The 20th documentary festival contains timely screenings, talks and Q&As.

Aldeburgh Cinema

Fri 14 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

Sat 15 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

Sun 16 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

Ilfracombe Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Set in beautiful and picturesque Devon featuring Geno Washington & the Yo Yo Band, Larry Miller, Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, The Brew, Aynsley Lister, Climax Blues Band, Stevie Nimmo Trio and more over three nights of live music.

Ilfracombe Holiday Park

Fri 14 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

Sat 15 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

Sun 16 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

Animation Freakatorium

A selection of animated short films, followed by a puppet show from Flabbergast Theatre.

ArtHouse Crouch End, London N8

Sun 16 Nov

£7 / 020 8245 3099

Part of Greenhorn Short Film Festival.

The Arts and Book Festival

The Wordsworth Trust is proud to announce the return of the Arts & Book Festival in 2015. The Festival comprises a vibrant programme of talks, workshops, readings and discussions illuminating aspects of literature and the visual arts, taking place over a weekend in January.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

Bookmark at ECA

A celebration of the huge variety of ways the book form is used by staff, students and alumni at Edinburgh College of Art. Meet the makers, browse and buy zines, comics and artists books, or debate the future of the book over a coffee in the college's grand Sculpture Court.

Edinburgh College of Art

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 221 6000

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Carlisle Photo Festival

Photographs shown in a variety of spaces across the city of Carlisle.

Various venues, Carlisle

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01228 592086

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01228 592086

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01228 592086

…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

Crookfest Rock Jam

One day festival featuring over 20 tribute bands playing across two stages.

Crook Town FC

Sun 3 May 2015

£15 / 01388 762959

Darvel Music Festival

This annual event is now one of the cultural highlights of the Scottish music scene, with top international, national and regional acts performing over the fortnight. This year's programme includes Jimbo Mathus, Ian Siegal and Ruben V.

Town Hall, Darvel

Fri 28 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Sat 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Sun 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Day of the Dead Supper

Mexico's Day of the Dead festival celebrated with food, drink and decorations. The supper features a three-course meal inspired by Mexican cuisine, some festive flowers, candles and lights, plus face painters are on hand throughout the night.

El Nivel, London WC2E

Sat 1 Nov

£45 includes three courses and two cocktails / 020 7240 7400

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East Coast Tattoo Expo

The 11th year of the East Coast Expo – expect a fun and – importantly – friendly day out with artist just dying to get their hands on you, as well as trade booths and entertainment.

HIghfields Holiday Park, Clacton-on-Sea

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

Sun 16 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

Emerge Festival

Dance festival with work from 15 choreographers.

The Space, London E14

Tue 4 Nov

£12 (£10) / 020 7515 7799

Wed 5 Nov

£12 (£10) / 020 7515 7799

Thu 6 Nov

£12 (£10) / 020 7515 7799

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

The Famous Grouse Feastival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a carvery, brush up on your whisky cocktail making skills with a masterclass, or indulge in a festive afternoon tea at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£25 / 01764 656565

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Great British Bioscience Festival

Over 20 displays help bring biology to life, with this event showcasing British bioscience.

Museum Gardens, London E2

Fri 14 Nov

Free

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Sun 16 Nov

Free

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