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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

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

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

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

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin. The weekend kicks off with Friday afternoon’s Power Hour where…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Sat 6 Dec

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

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Oxjam Basingstoke

A day of music in aid of a good cause. Line-up includes Rob Hayes, Chris Holden, Corvus, Ollie Brum, Lucie Nutton, Nancy Aisthorpe, Dave Capper, Seadhna Treacy, Sheldon Sinnamon and Mike Page.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Sat 1 Nov

£3 (suggested donation) / 01256 478670

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Lairg Music Festival

A day packed with competitions for all ages in fiddle, accordion, piano and bands.

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

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

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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

National Wedding Show

Don't think about the stress of planning a wedding, think about sampling cake and trying on top hats.

Olympia, London W14

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Free / 02073 851200

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Free / 02073 851200

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Free / 02073 851200

Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Featuring up to 100 exhibitors, cooking and craft demonstrations, seasonal entertainment from a variety of choirs and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Penrhyndeudraeth

Sat 6 Dec

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

Sat 5 Dec 2015

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

Really Wild Fest

Fun activities for the whole family, including dolphin watching (from the shore), guided walks, music and food. Children must be accompanied.

WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre, Fochabers

Mon 4 May 2015

Free / 01343 820339

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

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