Evening events, Visual art

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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

Spot the next Alexander McQueen amid the annual glitz and glam of the ECA fashion show, which features the work of graduating fashion, costume and textile students.

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Aye Candy

New paintings by Karen Bones, Jody Kelly and The Notorious Gasoline Company.

The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 5699

Opening event.

  • 18:30

Artism

Work of varying scale and scope from artists with autism living and working in the UK and USA, who use art as a form of communication and a coping mechanism. This is a show about empowerment, inspiration, positivity and the fact that we should never judge a person by their condition.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 12 more dates until 13 May

Dear Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland gets its referendum on with this evening of 20 short, sharp monologues inspired by the gallery's portraits and written by writers such as AL Kennedy, David Greig, Jackie Kay, Janice Galloway, John Byrne and Louise Welsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Sat 26 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

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Words and Deeds: An Evening with Artist Hugh Buchanan

A unique chance for art lovers to hear celebrated artist Hugh Buchanan, who has worked on commissions for the Prince of Wales, the House of Commons and the National Trust. Let Hugh inspire you as he talks about his passion for museums and how these beautiful buildings and their contents influence his own work. Whether you…

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fri 16 May

£7.50 / 0141 241 6210

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 18:15 – 21:00

Phil Bergerson: American Artifacts – Talk and Signing

Canadian photographer Bergerson discusses his new photo book, American Artifacts, looking at modern day America and incorporating text from dystopian sci-fi writer Margaret Atwood.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 01620 895985

This Is Not a Fashion Show: An Upcycling Design Event

An entire day of upcycled and alternative fashion, with a catwalk show featuring pieces from Sarah Morbey, Beautiful Brastards, 85A Collective and students from Glasgow Clyde College, among many others. Plus stalls, screenings and food and drink, all in support of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

£8 (£6) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

Icebreaker: Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

The post-minimalist music ensemble turn their attention to iconic German group Kraftwerk and their revolutionary approach to music by re-imagining tracks from a range of the group's albums. Plus new video work by visual artists Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish, inspired by an earlier era of avant-garde film.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 May

£20 ( £10) / 01223 357851

  • 19:30

Javier Vidal Aguilera: Dwelling in the Moorlands

Research into nature-inspired design, with an architectonic design of a structure traced for the Scottish moorlands.

Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

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Transatlantic Connections

Group exhibition featuring photography from Edinburgh Napier University students created while on exchange in Toronto with their Canadian classmates from Ryerson University and OCAD University.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free

Launch night.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Visions Of Dr.H

A show featuring works inspired by 1980s sitcom Dr Huxtable from The Cosby Show.

Juno, London E1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2660

  • 18:00 – 23:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2660

  • 18:00 – 23:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2660

  • 18:00 – 23:30
…and 5 more dates until 1 May

William O’Donnell: I Falter

Photographic prints.

Schwartz Gallery, London E9

Thu 5 Jun

Free / 07828 937013

  • 18:00 – 21:00

A3

The spiritually inclined singer-songwriter presents an evening of music and light.

Electric Theatre, Guildford

Thu 8 May

£7.50 (£5) / 01483 444789

  • 19:30

Acrobats Of The Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus bring three extravaganzas of themed figure drawing to the Spielgeltent; Sketch models in circus attire as they freeze mid-act for your drawing delight. Today the Acrobats will be centre stage. Drawing materials provided.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Wed 21 May

£6

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Alan Phelan: But What End?

Lens-based media featuring the projects Handjob, Multiples and the video installation Edwart & Arlette.

Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Sat 10 May

Free

  • 18:00

Sat 17 May

Free

  • 18:00

Sat 24 May

Free

  • 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun

Alpha-Ville Live: A Special Night With Herman Kolgen

Alpha-ville LIVE is a series of events dedicated to exploring the relationship between sound, image and digital technologies. Tonight Alpha-ville presents a special evening with award-winning Canadian artist Herman Kolgen, widely recognised for his emotionally intense multimedia creations. Kolgen presents the London…

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 18 May

Hall One

£14.50 (£9.50) / 020 7520 1490

  • 20:00

The Arab Quarterly

An informal evening of music and dance as The Arab Quarter band perform live with performances from belly dancers.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Tue 17 Jun

£20 in advance; £25 on the door / 020 7527 2000

  • 19:30 – 22:15

Artcore International 14

A four day Arts Festival bringing together over 50 Artists, working across various art forms including, drawing, ceramics, 3D mapping, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography, film, music and fire.

Hotel Elephant Gallery, London SE1

Wed 21 May

Free

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wed 30 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 7 May

Phone for prices

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 14 May

Phone for prices

  • 18:30 – 21:00
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B Alive Art: Workshop

Have a go at life drawing from a male or female model. Some easels provided.

Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

Tue 29 Apr

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 6 May

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 13 May

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30
…and 6 more dates until 24 Jun

Being an Artist

Eight coaching sessions to help you step fully into the life of an artist, with advice on how to keep your ambition front and centre.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 9 Jun

Blue Sky Photo Club

Lectures, workshops and hands-on projects to get the most of out your camera, working in large, sociable groups. Eight week course.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Mon 28 Apr

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 Jun

Breakin' Convention: International Festival Of Hip Hop Dance Theatre

International artists perform various hip hop styles in a celebration of street dance, featuring performances from ILL-Abilities, Ukweli Roach and Wanted Posse. Curated and hosted by Jonzi D.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 20 May

£15; £9.50 adv / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Wed 21 May

£15; £9.50 adv / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Tue 13 May

£15; £13 adv (Children £12 under 18s; Children £10 adv, under 18s) / 01553 764864

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sat 7 Jun

£15 (Children £12.50 under 12s) / 0844 576 3000

  • 19:30

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Brighton Fashion Week Launch

Brighton Fashion Week 2014 is approaching and to celebrate its 5th anniversary, the highly anticipated event is kicking it off with a launch party featuring a sneak peek of what's to come. Featuring UK's Oh My Honey and Uta Bekaia from New York.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Sun 1 Jun

£10

  • 18:00 – 20:00
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