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Glasgow Green Opening Ceremony Party

Celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow Green with live performances from Scottish musicians including Lulu, Eddi Reader, James Grant, Rab Noakes, Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow), Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert. The official Opening Ceremony is shown live on giant screens and…

Glasgow Green

Wed 23 Jul

£20 (£10; Family £11.25–£13.33 each)

  • 16:00

Big Big Sing

Big Big Sing is a UK-wide singing project that aims to inspire thousands of people across the country to join in the celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through singing. Join a choir of hundreds for an evening of song, including workshops with inspirational choirmasters. No experience needed.

Glasgow Green

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 08:00 – 21:00

Underneath the Stars Festival

New festival curated by Kate Rusby with an emphasis on good food, music and entertainment.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Fri 25 Jul

£50–£110 / 01226 767872

  • 14:00 – 23:30

Alba Flamenca

Flamenco rhythms from highly skilled dancers.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

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Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr, headlined by electro funk DJ Greig Wilson.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Fapy Lafertin

One of the world’s top gypsy guitarists, drops into The Tron for an hour of dazzling virtuosity.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Sma Room Seance

The Soutar Quartet and Poorboy Theatre Madame Lozatska's musical seance is getting out of hand. While trying to contact the ghost of Scots poet William Soutar, she is hijacked by the unruly spirits of his friends, family, and rival poet Hugh McDiarmid. Her house band, too, is possessed. Soutar's poems weave their way…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

Happy Ears

Music group for dads and male carers and their little ones, giving mum the chance for a quiet lie in. Ages 0–3.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Johnnie Eisenhower's Phoenix Blues Band

6 piece band playing Blues/Rock covers.

Hollycroft Park, Hinckley

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Ben Prestage

Ben Prestage "preachin" the blues like only he can!

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 37 more dates until 31 Aug

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30
…and 40 more dates until 13 Sep

Dizney Rascal

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

Foodies Festival

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.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Project A Frame

A one day arts and music festival in the old industrial mining town of Auchinleck. Two geodesic domes host a selection of DJs for 12 hours of music. There's also live art, craft stalls, the samedia outrider and a selection of food and drink outlets including a wood burning pizza oven.

Project A Frame, Auchinleck

Sat 2 Aug

£27.50

Camping facilities available

  • 12:00 – 03:00
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Scottish Opera’s Anamchara – Songs of Friendship

Based on themes of friendship, this opera explores the ties that bind people together and features over 100 performers from around the Commonwealth. Written by novelist Alexander McCall Smith and composer Pippa Murphy.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£6 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 27 Jul

£6 / 0844 871 7647

Belle & Sebastian

Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Sold out

Opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The performance will be followed by the screening of the official Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • 17:00 – 23:45

House of Asia

Asia/Scotland fusion of music, dance and food & drink.

The Round, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00
…and 8 more dates until 2 Aug

Joe Stilgoe: Songs On Film

Jazz from singer, pianist, composer and all-round entertainer Joe Stilgoe and his band.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£9 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

£9 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£13 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 22 Aug

Morning Gloryville: Rave Your Way Into the Day!

Morning Glory Experiences and Underbelly Productions An immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style! Nothing wakes you up more than a soul-shaking dance, electrifying music, yoga, massage and a mind blowing double-espresso! Morning Gloryville's dynamic team have grabbed London by…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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King's Head, London N1

Sat 8 Nov

£22.50 (£19.50) / 020 7478 0160

  • 14:00

Simply Soweto Encha

A cappella group singing gospel, soul, jazz, doo-wop and other types of music in African and popular styles.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 12 Sep

Foyer Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

  • 13:00

Summer Rock Club

Tuition for wannabe guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists. Ages 10–16.

Academy of Music & Sound, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Thu 24 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Fri 25 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 5 more dates until 1 Aug

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

Yellow Valley

Musical storytelling performance inspired by Kenyan children’s book Who’s Calling by Charity Waciuma.

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Thu 24 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Fri 25 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45
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