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The Nation // Live | Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots

A major new exhibition created through five community outreach projects, investigating the impact of themes that define the national narrative. Groups in Clydebank, Inverness, Dumfriesshire and Skye took part and among participating artists are Drew Wright and Daniel Warren.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Work by photographers from around the world, with images from established professionals alongside that of students and gifted amateurs, including the competition winner, Spencer Murphy's portrait of jockey Katie Walsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Russell Kane: Smallness

  • 4 stars

Kane continues to play up his flamboyancy in this show about being a little on the stunted side.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Fri 18 Apr

£17.50 adv booking required / 01624 694555

  • 20:00

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 18 Apr

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Richard Herring: We're All Going To Die

Sharp and intelligent satire about the inevitability of death from the creator of the As It Occurs To Me podcast and Stewart Lee's former comedy partner.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Fri 18 Apr

£15 (£14) / 01249 701628

  • 20:00
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Tania Kovats: Oceans

A major exhibition in preparation since 2012, featuring previous work by Kovats as well as a major new work, All the Seas, which consists of bottled samples of water from all the seas of the world, collected by volunteers across the planet and sent to the gallery – check her website to see if there's a sea near you which…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 11:00 – 18:00

The Lion King

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 18 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Fri 18 Apr

£30–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into works of art. This major exhibition focuses on her sculptural work, including pieces such as Spiral Woman, Avenza and Cell (Eyes and Mirrors). It complements the Fruitmarket Gallery's…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Russell Brand: The Messiah Complex

The loverfella with the upwardly-mobile hair struts around the world on his first global tour. This time he's looking at the idea of a Messiah Complex and dissecting historical and social figures to psychoanalyse them in his loquacious way. Plus, he'll talk about sex. And maybe the necessity of revolution.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 18 Apr

£27.50 / 01604 624 811

The Scottish Colourists Series: JD Fergusson

John Duncan Fergusson was the most ebullient of the Scottish Colourists. He was the one most eager to absorb developments in French art, and his lifelong interest in the human form helped rekindle his artistic career when the dancer and choreographer Margaret Morris became his partner; she and her dance schools inspired…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00