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Once Upon a Nightmare

  • 3 stars

Box Step Productions is formed by identical twins Michael and Paul Clarkson and the genetically unrelated Gemma Hurley in 2012. Their theatrical debut – Death Ship 666! – attracted sell-out audiences and glowing reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, before transferring to the Leicester Square Theatre in 2013. This…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 14 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Where Do I End and You Begin

  • 4 stars

A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries and investigating the ideas and myths underpinning the notion of 'commonwealth' itself.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 19 Oct

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The team behind the magnificent Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry present the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. Created by volunteers in communities across the globe the tapestry pays homage to the profound impact Scots have had on the many areas they have migrated to. The exhibition will also feature a variety of mixed media…

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals

Traquair, Phoebe Anna (1852–1936) Painted in 1888–1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing the pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at the Cathedral entrance (Palmerston Place).

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Alessandro Di Massimo: I'll Be Your Mirror

Works by Edinburgh-based Italian artist, based on themes of borders, boundaries, citizenship and European identity.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 5 Sep

Hugh Green's Stirlingshire

Retrospective of the work of the late painter and friend of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Sep

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Thu 21 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 28 Aug

Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

M&P Italian Art Exhibition: Foreign Bodies – Corpi Estranei

Performance art, contemporary dance and food, in this month-long Monticelli & Pagone residency.

Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Tatcon Blackpool

Blackpool's very first tattoo convention promises a long weekend of artist appearances, stalls, merch, live music and entertainment including Shoot the Poet, Tony Auton Band, Full Fat Boogie Band and Boomville.

Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

Fri 22 Aug

£15 for a weekend ticket; £8.50 for Sat or Sun only / 08712 220 031

Sat 23 Aug

£15 for a weekend ticket; £8.50 for Sat or Sun only / 08712 220 031

Sun 24 Aug

£15 for a weekend ticket; £8.50 for Sat or Sun only / 08712 220 031

Mon 25 Aug

£15 for a weekend ticket; £8.50 for Sat or Sun only / 08712 220 031

Amanda Jackson: To Build A Home

Photographer Amanda Jackson launches her new exhibition To Build A Home.

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Sun 24 Aug

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Mon 25 Aug

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Sun 31 Aug

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 9 more dates until 29 Sep

Andy Wightman: Stop Thief!

Commentator, activist and author Andy Wightman gives an audiovisual presentation.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 14:00

Heswall Library, Wirral

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 0151 606 2665

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0151 606 2665

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Cathy Wilkes

Work by Belfast-born installation artist whose pieces sometimes draw on her personal history.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 37 more dates until 5 Oct back to top

Charlie Hammond, Iain Hetherington and Alex Pollard

The three Glasgow-based artists examine the role of painting in this post-Internet society of ours.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 19 more dates until 14 Sep

Corin Sworn

The third of three Common Guild artists' exhibitions originally shown at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Sworn's installations explore notions of storytelling and history.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 13 Sep

Frank Brangwyn: War Posters: Commemorating World War I

War posters by the Belgian artist, covering themes such as the horrors of the war, recruiting soldiers and propaganda to vilify the enemy.

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 19 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Itchy Fingers

In an exploration of Dylan Thomas's life, loves, poetry and prose, textiles artists have used print, applique and embroidery, working with recycled fabric, paint and wire, to create a diverse portrayal of this complex man

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Sat 23 Aug

Ceri Richards Gallery

Free / 01792 602 060

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 30 Aug

Ceri Richards Gallery

Free / 01792 602 060

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 6 Sep

Ceri Richards Gallery

Free / 01792 602 060

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep

Open Dialogues

  • 4 stars

Work by Ibraheem Adeyemi Adesina, Ernesto Canovas, Geri Loup Nolan, Stuart McAdam, Eva Ullrich plus one additional artist from the RSA 2014 New Contemporaries show.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Out of the Fire: Handcrafted Glass and Ceramics

The Nomads Tent The Nomads Tent presents a selling exhibition of handcrafted glass and ceramics from workshops across Iran, Turkey and the UK.

The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Work by sculptors from Vhukutiwa Gallery in Zimbabwe.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Adult Art Afternoons

Free classes to help you unleash your inner art beast. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 13 more dates until 7 Dec

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 276 1625

Get your hands dirty at today's 'Creative Clay' session.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 17 more dates until 26 Sep back to top