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Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sun 21 Sep

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…and 40 more dates until 31 Oct

Dundee Mountain Film Festival

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival (now in its 31st year) showcases an international programme of films by local film makers, presentations and book signings by world renowned mountaineers, adventurers and expedition leaders, and art and photography exhibitions.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Thu 27 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

SPILL Festival of Performance

International festival of experimental theatre, live art and performance.

Various venues: Ipswich

Wed 29 Oct

Times & prices vary

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Annual film festival with a focus on screening work that relates to the natural world, to landscape, to mankind’s relationship with natural forces, or to alchemy itself. The festival has a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film from around the world, mixing this with thematically-related…

Tower Mill, Hawick

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Fri 17 Apr 2015

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Sat 18 Apr 2015

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Sun 19 Apr 2015

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ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way

2014's series of experimental events from Arika (who were behind the Instal and Kill Your Timid Notion festivals). Each installment is designed to explore a particular theme through screenings, performances and debate.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 0878

A three-day exploration of performances, screenings and discussion exploring black and/or queer social forms of life and their potential for survival and resistance.

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 0878

A three-day exploration of performances, screenings and discussion exploring black and/or queer social forms of life and their potential for survival and resistance.

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 0878

A three-day exploration of performances, screenings and discussion exploring black and/or queer social forms of life and their potential for survival and resistance.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Nov back to top

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.

University Of Cambridge

Mon 20 Oct

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Tue 21 Oct

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Wed 22 Oct

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…and 20 more dates until 11 Nov

Celtic Media Festival

Promoting the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries, this three-day celebration of broadcasting, screen and film talent gives awards in categories including documentary, drama and animation. The main events are talks, interviews and discussion panels.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 22 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 302 1737

Thu 23 Apr 2015

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Fri 24 Apr 2015

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Cowalfest

Walking festival that takes place amid the natural splendour of the Cowal peninsula with walks focussing on heritage, wildlife or just a good work-out. As well as an extensive range of guided walks for all ages and abilities, there are also drama workshops for children, horse riding, orienteering, exhibitions, art…

Cowal Peninsula

Fri 3 Oct

Times vary / 01369 703785

Sat 4 Oct

Times vary / 01369 703785

Sun 5 Oct

Times vary / 01369 703785

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Dundee Science Festival

A range of exciting and stimulating events, talks, shows and hands-on exhibits demonstrating the wonderful world of science. Everything from fossils to forensics are covered, with fun for kids as well as stand-up comedy and social events for grown-ups.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

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Sun 2 Nov

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Mon 3 Nov

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…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

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 back to top

Environmental Art Festival Scotland: EAFS

The Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) explores our relationship with the landscape and environment through a series of environmental art commissions, performances, discussions and events.

Various venues: Dumfries & Galloway

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 07791 013943

Highland Archaeology Festival

A fortnight of investigations into Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails, insights into recent research, historical talks, a weekend conference for experts and enthusiasts and plenty of chances for visitors to get their hands dirty exploring what lies beneath…

Various venues: Highlands

Sat 27 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

Sun 28 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

Mon 29 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

…and 13 more dates until 12 Oct

Little Missenden Festival

Now approaching its 55th anniversary, this intimate festival features jazz, folk and classical music with talks on visual art, events for kids and more.

St John the Baptist, Little Missenden

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01494 862008

Sat 4 Oct

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Sun 5 Oct

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…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Luminate: Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival

Luminate, a new kid on the festival block, celebrates our creative lives as we age by offering a wide range of inspirational arts activities with and for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.

Various venues, Scotland

Wed 1 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 668 8066

Thu 2 Oct

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Fri 3 Oct

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…and 28 more dates until 31 Oct

Photomonth East London International Photography Festival

Photography festival featuring events produced by over 300 photographers.

Various Venues East London, E17

Wed 1 Oct

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Thu 2 Oct

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Fri 3 Oct

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…and 58 more dates until 30 Nov back to top

Previously … Scotland's History Festival

Previously brings Scotland's history to life in a packed programme of talks, walks, tours, teas, activities, debates, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, art, photography, family history, film, open days and much, much more that will appeal to all ages.

Various venues: Central Belt

Thu 13 Nov

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Fri 14 Nov

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Sat 15 Nov

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…and 15 more dates until 30 Nov

Rye Arts Festival

The 43rd annual arts festival held in and around the historic town of Rye. Over the two weeks there's classical and contemporary music performances, author events, opera, theatre, guided walks and academic talks.

Various venues: Rye

Tue 16 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01797 224442

Wed 17 Sep

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Thu 18 Sep

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…and 11 more dates until 29 Sep

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

It is easy to overlook storytelling amid the clamour of higher-profile artforms. This festival seeks to redress the balance by treating storytelling as a contemporary artform that is a rich part of Scotland's cultural heritage and this year looks at the past and how it has been handed down to us in story. Performance…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sun 26 Oct

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…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Settle Stories Festival

Settle Stories Festival takes everyone – young or old – on magical journeys throughout the world (and the universe)/

Market Place, Settle

Fri 10 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01729 822292

Sat 11 Oct

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Sun 12 Oct

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

While the main focus of this festival is obviously going to be on the Scotland's aqua vitae, there's a wide-ranging programme of events going on in the meantime. Distilleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and villages throughout Speyside – home to more than half of Scotland's whisky distilleries – welcome visitors with an…

Various venues: Speyside

Thu 30 Apr 2015

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Fri 1 May 2015

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Sat 2 May 2015

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…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2015

Talking Peace Festival

A festival of events taking place around International Peace Day. Featuring talks, comedy, art, food and more, all promoting the importance of dialogue in resolving conflict.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Fri 19 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 08:00
…and 9 more dates until 29 Sep

Wise Words Festival

The city comes alive with poetry and storytelling for nine days of talks, performances, installations, readings and more. Words fly as competing kings and queens of poetry appear and disappear on apple boxes in the streets; philosophers and ecologists pondering and welcoming thoughts in the city gardens and along the…

Various venues: Canterbury

Tue 16 Sep

Times & prices vary

Wed 17 Sep

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Thu 18 Sep

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…and 3 more dates until 21 Sep