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All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Featuring over 100 playable games, rare original game artwork, 2D objects and interviews with game designers.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

BBC: The Today Programme

The Today Programme: The BBC's flagship national news and current affairs show comes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Join James Naughtie for a morning of news-making interviews, international reports and the best of Edinburgh's summer festivals. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Insomnia52

A huge weekend of exhibitors, activities, socialising and, of course, gaming, with something for everyone, from families to avid gamers. Plus, live music, Q&As and more.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Sat 23 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Robin Hood Tattoo Festival

A friendly and intimate festival featuring 30 UK artists showing off their skills. On top of that there's live music (including Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods), vendors, stalls and competitions.

Cotgrave Welfare Club, Nottingham

Sat 30 Aug

£10 per day

Sun 31 Aug

£10 per day

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

40 Years of Star Wars: Changes in Film Technology

An epic exploration of 40 years of Star Wars and the magic behind its making. Investigate the scientific development of visual effects production and the scientific possibilities offered up by the series' science fiction originations, as experts examine the science of Star Wars across a past, present and a future not too…

Muirhead Tower, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Action on Climate Change: Now or Later?

Join Julia King and Keith Clarke to consider the options we have on mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. What are the benefits of investing now against leaving things to the future, and indeed if we invest now, what should our investment priorities be? How does the science and technology engage with…

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0121 414 7333

Part of British Science Festival.

Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

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All Your Base

Designed for Backend developers and those interested in DevOps and system architecture, this is the only curated database conference of its kind in the UK. Featuring expert talks from database creators, industry leaders and developers.

Saïd Business School, Oxford

Fri 17 Oct

£175–£275 / 01865 288800

  • 08:30 – 17:30

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 112 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

Appletree Writing Workshops

Learn from those who have done it before and explore and develop the way from mind to page.

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£15

Today's course is 'Getting It on the Page' with Sheree Mack.

The Archaeology, Geology and Geography of the Ironbridge Gorge

Join experts from archaeology, geology and geography to explore the unique Ironbridge Gorge, one of the most significant areas of industrial heritage in the world. Discover how its geology and geography shaped the development of industry and find out how industrial archaeologists piece together Ironbridge's past.

University Of Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

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Around the World in Eighty Faiths Lecture

Peter Owen-Jones discusses the connection between religion and medicine. Booking is essential.

EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 300 3000

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Art under Attack: The Suffragette Iconoclasm Campaign of 1914

A look at the suffragette campaign of 1914 – when the movement was at its most militant, and Mary Richardson famously slashed Diego Velázquez’s The Toilet of Venus.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Sep

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Astronomy in the City: Trips to University of Birmingham Observatory

The University of Birmingham Observatory is home to a new telescope with a diameter of half a metre. Drop in to the Observatory throughout the day to use the telescope (weather permitting) and to find out how our students and staff use the telescope for their studies.

University Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

B&P Motors Birthday Extraveganza

B&P Motors are celebrating their 60th by giving educational lectures and demos on vehicle maintenance and technology – not to mention free tea and biscuits!

B&P Motors, London IG1

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug

BFRS Career Event

Those in the Armed Forces and their families can meet employers, access self-employment opportunities and more.

Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0845 308 2406

  • 09:30 – 14:00
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BIRDIE Conference

Intimate one-day conference for photographers, speakers and storytellers to talk and discuss the latest in film and digital photography.

Shoreditch Village Hall, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

Early Bird £75 / 020 3542 6421

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Blackwell's Literary Walking Tour

On this walking tour, discover the university and the city where authors such as Graham Greene, Dorothy L Sayers and TS Eliot lived and learned.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Thu 28 Aug

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 4 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 6 more dates until 23 Oct

Brain, Interrupted: The Promise and Perils of Brain Stimulation

Join us for a cutting-edge view of research into brain stimulation and cognitive enhancement. Discover the possibilities and pitfalls in this newly emerging field: Can it change our mind? How does stimulation interact with behaviour? Can we improve the damaged brain? Are there physical and psychological risks? Join Roi…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Art and crafts get comfy with science and technology as this family friendly festival of all things creative.

Brighton Dome

Sat 6 Sep

£8; £6 adv / 01273 709709

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Corn Exchange, Brighton

Sat 6 Sep

£6 in advance; £8 on the door (Children free) / 020 7284 3444

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