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Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

£14.50 / 02920 799199

South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Above & Beyond are joined by Alesso, Arty, Booka Shade (live), Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Markus Schulz and Paul Kalkbrenner (live). Sun is headed by Deadmau5 with Andy C, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Maya Jane Coles, Marco Carola…

Electric Brixton, London SW2

Sat 23 Aug

£25 / 020 7274 2290

SW4 After-Party Ticket

Sun 24 Aug

£25 / 020 7274 2290

South West More - Official SW4 Sunday After Party

London African Music Festival

The African Music Festival runs for 10 days across 16 venues. This year the stages will be graced by the likes of Bombino (Niger), Alim Kamara (Sierra Leone), Sekouba Bambino (Guinea), Kanda Bongo Man (Congo) Ghalia Benali (Tunisia), and many more.

Union Chapel, London N1

Fri 19 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sat 20 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sun 21 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30
…and 7 more dates until 28 Sep

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

Thu 23 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Highland Military Tattoo

Family friendly military tattoo.

Fort George, Nr Nairn

Fri 5 Sep

£20–£30 / 01667 460232

Sat 6 Sep

£20–£30 / 01667 460232

Sun 7 Sep

£20–£30 / 01667 460232

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Lapworth Scarecrow Festival

The Lapworth Scarecrow Festival returns for its tenth bird-alarming year.

Lapworth Village Hall

Sun 14 Sep

Free

The After 'crow Party, where winners are announced and awards presented.

  • 19:00

London Festival of Gymnastics

A week of gymnastics fun for competitors and their friends and family.

Brentwood Centre

Fri 17 Oct

£7.50 / 01277 215151

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Thu 28 Aug

£15.50 / 0844 545 8282

House of Burlesque

Fri 29 Aug

£19.50 / 0844 545 8282

Black Cat Cabaret

Thu 4 Sep

£15.50 / 0844 545 8282

House of Burlesque

…and 6 more dates until 26 Sep

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Fri 22 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Sat 23 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Psychedelic Forest Carnival

One of the last festivals of 2013 as the folk behind the Kelburn Garden Party return for a one day event of tropical, bass funk and dancehall sounds starring Jus’ Now featuring MC Serocee, The Busy Twist, Nubiyan Twist, Kakatsitsi Drummers & Rebecca Vasmant, Samson Sounds, Anansi, Neil Templar, DJ Astrojazz, Escape…

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Largs

Sat 13 Sep

Over-18s only

£30 (Sat with camping £35; Fri & Sat camping £40) / 01475 568685

Talking Peace Festival

A festival of events taking place around International Peace Day. Featuring talks, comedy, art, food and more, all promoting the importance of dialogue in resolving conflict.

Shoreditch Village Hall, London N1

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 020 3542 6421

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Trad on the Tyne Festival

Weekend music festival featuring headline acts Karine Polwart, Blazin' Fiddles, The Friel Sisters, the Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Alex Hodgson, and Rachel Gray & Amy Low. There's also come-and-try-an-instrument sessions, workshops in African dance, step dancing and singing as well as storytelling, massed pipes and…

East Haugh, Haddington

Fri 29 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07597 269110

  • 19:30

Sat 30 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07597 269110

  • 19:30

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07597 269110

  • 19:30

Urban Dialogues: Navigations

Artists with interesting perspectives on belief come together.

Red Gallery, London EC2A

Wed 3 Sep

£5 in advance, £7 on the door / 020 7729 8080

Festival Night.

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Thu 11 Sep

£5 in advance, £7 on the door / 020 7729 8080

Female Voices – an evening for women only, hosted by broadcaster Jumoké Fashola on the question of 'Shutting up, putting up, speaking out: How are UK women challenging convention?'