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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 41 more dates until 13 Sep

Eddscape@The Cameo

An exhibition of fictional film posters inspired by iconic landmarks from Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5723

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5723

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5723

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5723

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 54 more dates until 28 Sep

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sat 26 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 21 more dates until 17 Aug

Missing Narrative

Contemporary arts by Camberwell Graduates.

Brixton East, London SW9

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug back to top

Beyond The View: Reframing The Sunbeam Photographic Collection

The exhibition provides rare public access to the vast Sunbeam Photographic Collection, and related images by the internationally recognised photographers Tony Ray Jones and John Hinde, and seeks to reconsider, reimagine and reveal both the quality and cultural significance of these exquisite images.

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01227 782797

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01227 782797

  • 11:30 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01227 782797

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 18 more dates until 22 Aug

Cargo, Camera … Action!

A preview of specially commissioned artist collaborations. Featuring short films and live music, with, throughout the day, Gypsy Romania (2pm), Golden Teacher (3.45pm), Halfrican (5.15pm), Mungo's Hi-Fi (6.45pm) and Capone & the Bullets (8.15pm).

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 14:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:15
  • 18:45
  • 20:15

Kunydiamond: The Beauty Is in Your Head

Exploration of visual perception through macro photography from Kunydiamond (aka Sara Mendez).

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Ortonandon: Toot Sweet Suit Suite

Ortonandon help you customise your business suit using office supplies in this 'exhibition of alteration'. Email to take part.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 82 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

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

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£22 / 0844 395 4000

Soul Casino curated by Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz) for a night of uplifting soul from DJs Mark Linton, Wayne and Jack Hemingway.

Sun 27 Jul

£25 / 0844 395 4000

Retro 1940s themed Torch Club curated by Snowboy with DJ Bryan Webb and The Bratislava Hot Serenaders (live).

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.

Sun 27 Jul

£10 / 0844 395 4000

Keb Darge presents The Devil's Music with a night of debauched rock, disco, surf and garage with guests Martin Compston, Mark Linton and Kris Funk (aka Monkeyboy).

Craigie Aitchison: Paintings, Etchings and Tapestries

An exhibition – in association with Timothy Taylor Gallery, London – of work from Craigie Aitchison's estate.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 53 more dates until 27 Sep

Current Exchanges: Dovecot and the Australian Tapestry Workshop

A celebration of the long-standing links and common philosophies between Dovecot Studios and the Australian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne.

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 28 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 35 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 back to top

Graham Fagen: Cabbages in an Orchard

Graham Fagen has been researching the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his peers, and this exhibition presents work by Mackintosh and others, selected by Fagen, alongside new work.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 33 more dates until 29 Aug

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 84 more dates until 19 Oct

klapaucius:;:;:;:;:;:;

New works from Andreas Ervik, Rebecca Howard, LUke Munn and Lauren Chipeur.

Embassy, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Rosemary Cochrane & Louise Watson: Silver And Thread

Site-specific textiles and jewellery.

National Trust: Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge

Fri 25 Jul

Top Floor Of The Main House

Free, plus admission £7.10, child £3.50, family £17.75 / 01453 842644

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Sat 26 Jul

Top Floor Of The Main House

Free, plus admission £7.10, child £3.50, family £17.75 / 01453 842644

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Jul

Top Floor Of The Main House

Free, plus admission £7.10, child £3.50, family £17.75 / 01453 842644

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Sleepover Under the Stars

A sleepover for kids aged 7–11 and their accompanying adults, inspired by William Hole's Ceiling of Stars in the Gallery's Great Hall. There are hands-on art activities and a gallery adventure, followed by storytelling before bed. Ticket price includes a midnight snack and a hot breakfast in the morning.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

£35 / 0131 624 6200

This session is spy-themed, with clues to track down and codes to break.

  • 18:45 – 08:30
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Thomas A Clark: A Corncrake in Charlotte Square

A sound installation consisting of a recording of a corncrake, a shy bird whose Scottish habitat is now confined to remote island locations but which used to live in green spaces in the middle of Edinburgh. The recording temporarily brings the sound of the bird back to Edinburgh's urban environment.

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30
…and 14 more dates until 25 Aug

Yoruba Arts Festival

African festival of music, arts and culture with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Clissold Park, London N16

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Alchemicle

A narrative look at the history of Leith.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Jul

All the Young Nudes Exhibition

Opening exhibition of work by members of the All the Young Nudes life drawing club, with an opening night event sponsored by Auchentoshan whisky.

The G12 Studio, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0845 299 0842

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0845 299 0842

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0845 299 0842

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Das Kunst Kollective - Art & Vinyl DJ's

To begin the celebrations for 25 yrs since the fall of the Berlin Wall the urban art collective "Das Kunst Kollective" have a one night only show with the best vinyl DJ's spinning the tunes. 1st August at 5th Base Gallery, Heneage Street, E1 5LD

5th Base Gallery, London E1

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 18:30 – 21:30
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