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Cape Town Funny Festival

South Africa presents its funniest folk, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Carl Wastie, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Siv Ngesi and Tumi Morake.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

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

Topps Kids Festival

Kids can meet their favourite characters from Moshi Monsters, Barclays Premier League Match Attax, Disney's Frozen, Doctor Who and Skylanders and enjoy a host of activities, quizzes and card games.

Arndale Centre, Manchester

Mon 27 Oct

Free

Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01914 930 224

thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

Wed 29 Oct

Free

Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Tweed Green, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

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

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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.

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

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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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival

The best of Scottish food and drink, with producers exhibiting their wares, chefs giving demonstrations and plenty to try and buy.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

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)

The London Coffee Festival

A festival catering to over 20,000 coffee, tea and food lovers. In aid of Project Waterfall, a charity delivering clean water projects to coffee producing countries.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£11.50 in advance; £14.50 on the door / 020 7770 6100

London International Arts Festival

Four days and three stages of jazz, folk, rock and classical music.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 9 Nov

£20 / 020 7558 8868

LoveBox

London's boutique dance festival founded by Groove Armada. 2014's line-up features MIA, Chase & Status, Nas (performing Illmatic), A$ap Rocky, Katy B, The Horrors, Bonobo, Sub Focus, Annie Mac, Cyril Hahn, BANKS, Crystal Fighters and more.

Victoria Park, London E9

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£75

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