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Scotcampus Freshers' Festival

Entertainment and information for new students, with free buses running to and from the event in the SECC. Find out all about work and play with over 140 exhibitors presenting info on fashion, health, lifestyle and employment as well as live DJs, exclusive discounts and freebies.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Beer and Street Food Matching

Foodies and beer fans, ready yourselves. Urban Food Fest and the Let There Be Beer campaign have joined forces to create a beer and street food pairing event, which aims to demonstrate how even the most unusual foods can be a matched with a bottle o'brew.

Euro Car Parks (Out Door Car Park), London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 00:00

Shoreditch High Street, London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 00:00

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

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

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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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

  • 11:00

Sun 16 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

  • 11:00

National Wedding Show

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

LG Arena, Birmingham

Fri 3 Oct

£15 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 4 Oct

£15 / 0844 338 8000

Sun 5 Oct

£15 / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Central

Sat 11 Oct

£15 / 0161 834 2700

Sun 12 Oct

£15 / 0161 834 2700

Aces High Festival

Two days of metal, punk and hard rock featuring Emperor Chung, Massive Wagon, Honeycomb Love, Skam, Bad Touch, Hot Money, Death Valley Knights, Black Star Bullet and more.

Doghouse Studios, Nottingham

Sat 4 Oct

£8 per day; £13 weekend ticket

Sun 5 Oct

£8 per day; £13 weekend ticket

Africa on the Square

A festival celebrating African culture, featuring food, fashion and live music.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Blackburn Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival 4!

While this years festival still retains a blues foundation and international flavour and has been expanded to encompass a greater diversity of music and with the awesome Chantel McGregor headlining, and five other top class acts.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 5 Oct

£19 / 01254 582579

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

  • 11:00 – 22:30

Sun 3 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

  • 11:00 – 22:30

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

  • 10:00 – 21:00

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Now in it's seventh year the festival is a University of Cambridge public engagement initiative that celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences. Events include talks, films, performances, workshops and exhibitions.

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Mon 20 Oct

0871 902 5720

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Theatre work from the other side of the world – plus productions from Latin theatre-makers based in the UK – offering staunch social and political commentary, stunning visuals and poetic, personal storytelling. Held at the Barbican, Rich Mix and Institute for Latin American Studies.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 10 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sun 12 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30
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Chester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Steve Cropper alongside Animals and Friends, Billy Walton Band, The Hitman Blues Band and the New York City Horns, Mākuini and Lucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Oct

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

  • 10:00

Sat 15 Nov

Free

  • 10:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free

  • 10:00

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)

  • 14:00 – 23:30

Sat 15 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

  • 14:00 – 23:30

Sun 16 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

  • 14:00 – 23:30

Lancaster Music Festival

Over 150 acts play across Lancaster and most events are free. Music appreciation is a thirsty business but luckily Thwaites Brewery have created a festival ale and Atkinsons Coffee Roasters a festival coffee blend. Visit the website for details on how to apply to perform.

Various Venues, Lancaster

Thu 9 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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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

  • 10:00 – 19:00

London Festival of Gymnastics

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

Brentwood Centre

Sat 18 Oct

£5 / 01277 215151

Sun 19 Oct

£5 / 01277 215151

Observer Festival of Ideas

A one-day festival of almost everything, with talks on art, technology, music, big data, the economy, science and food. Guests taking part include David Simon, Tinie Tempah, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Cedric Villani, Conchita Wurst, Jeremy Deller, Kim Dotcom, Jack Monroe, Rokia Traore, Edwyn Collins, Benjamin Clementine, Chido…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 12 Oct

£75 / 020 7638 8891

Oktoberfest Ale Festival

Tuck in to a variety of German foods and a wide selection of ales in celebration of the autumn fest. Plus, the Oompah Band!

Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Sat 11 Oct

£1 fee to enter the pier / 01934 620238

  • 12:00 – 19:30

Oxjam Clapham Music Festival

One day festival of music in aid of Oxfam as over 60 up-and-coming bands fill seven of Clapham's best venues for a good cause. Line-up includes: Silhouettes, Didjitalis EPK, Rocco, Saturday Sun, The Mysterious Blues Experience, Mark Mathews and many more.

Clapham Library, London SW4

Sat 11 Oct

£8 in advance; £10 on the day / 020 7926 0717

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