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'.

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.

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

Symposium: Desired Futures 7 – Working with People

A discussion about socially engaged art practice and how to convey the value of art, with artist Neil Bromwich and Alistair Hudson from Grizedale Arts.

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Thu 22 May

Crown Street Gallery

Free / 01642 726720

  • 17:00 – 19:00

The Burning Sand

A mix of live bands, DJs and dancing.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0141 357 7246

Featuring live performances from artists Kathryn Elkin and Lauren Gault. Part of Glasgow International.

  • 21:00 – 02:00

La Freak's Smut Cinema

Looking for a new naughty cinematic experience? Well, La Freak'll help you out there, with a reel of spliced and edited glamoursmut taken from the web, with the option to buy some boring old popcorn or a much more interesting sounding 'O' bag. Ages 18+, natch.

The Macbeth, London N1

Mon 26 May

£10–£15 / madame@lafreak.co.uk

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Mon 28 Jul

£10–£15 / madame@lafreak.co.uk

  • 20:00 – 00:00
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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

…and 5 more dates until 3 May

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

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr

Loom: An Exhibition and Interactive Print Workshop

Artist Rachel Barron and designer Nathan Clydesdale present an interactive exhibition that examines Dundee's jute and textile history through print, sculpture and installation, with the opportunity for visitors to make their own geometric prints.

WASPS Studios, Dundee

Fri 2 May

Free / 01382 221860

Closing event.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Subject Area: Artist's Film Screenings

A selection of artist's films curated by students from the Art Politics Transgression master's programme at Glasgow Uni, introduced by Dominic Paterson. The films are: Tom Varley – Violence. Silence.; Maja Borg – On Your Back Woman! (by Wolf Madame); Rachel Sharpe – Interzone; Anne-Marie Copestake – And Under That.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

Over-16s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 18:00

Trevor Burgess: Life In the City

Paintings from the artist.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Thu 15 May

Free

  • 18:00 – 21:00
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The Great Xhibition

A cross between an Art Fair and a Group Show - with all work for sale.

West Cliff Saleroom, Whitby

Thu 1 May

Free

  • 19:00 – 18:00

Fri 2 May

Free

  • 19:00 – 18:00

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 19:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 7 May

James Park: Silverdale

Contemporary landscape photography.

The Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 01539 564283

  • 18:45 – 19:30

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01539 564283

  • 18:45 – 19:30

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01539 564283

  • 18:45 – 19:30
…and 22 more dates until 30 May

Outside The Box

An exclusive exhibition celebrating 'outsider art' and the creativity of London-based artists with learning disabilities.

The Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts Gallery, London EC2A

Wed 7 May

Free

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Studio Pottery Workshops

Study the art of pottery and have a go at making your own pottery item.

Lewisham Arthouse, London SE14

Mon 21 Apr

£16 per session; £75 five weeks; £140 ten weeks / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 28 Apr

£16 per session; £75 five weeks; £140 ten weeks / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£16 per session; £75 five weeks; £140 ten weeks / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

TalkSeePhotography

Photog types get together to share, discuss and look at still photography, with an eye to fostering the local scene.

CCA, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Mon 9 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Mon 21 Jul

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 2 Dec back to top

Art on the Hill

Recent work from Glasgow artists.

Church on the Hill, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 636 9171

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 22:00

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

Thu 17 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 18 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Mon 21 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 16 more dates until 13 May

Drawing for Beginners

Head off on your way to technical drawing perfection at this course designed to develop botanical illustration skills as well as general fine art skills. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 30 Apr

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 7 May

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00
…and 7 more dates until 25 Jun

Go Uchida

Japanese view on the people, life and scenery of Scotland.

Hannah Zakari, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 5433

Opening night and poetry reading from the artist himself.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

HOME

Night-time artworks animate the giant horse heads with a soundtrack to mark the international launch of the Kelpies.

The Helix, Falkirk

Fri 18 Apr

£5–£8 / 01324 590719

  • 20:30
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Nick Steur: Freeze

A performance-installation in which the artist balances stones on top of each other.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tue 27 May

Phone for prices / 01752 267222

  • 18:45

Wed 28 May

Phone for prices / 01752 267222

  • 18:45

Thu 29 May

Phone for prices / 01752 267222

  • 18:45
…and 2 more dates until 31 May

The Roof

  • Directed by: David Rosenberg
  • Written by: David Rosenberg (adapt)

As you stand with your headphones, a door opens and a figure stands on a roof, and so the game will begin. Rosenberg and Requardt's latest collaboration, a panoramic-set show, influenced by free running, augmented by three dimensional music and sound composed by Dave Price.

Doon Street Car Park, London SE1

Fri 13 Jun

£24.50 preview; £29.50 (£19.50) / 020 7452 3000

  • 19:00

Sat 14 Jun

£24.50 preview; £29.50 (£19.50) / 020 7452 3000

  • 19:00

Fri 20 Jun

£24.50 preview; £29.50 (£19.50) / 020 7452 3000

  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Jun

Studio Pottery: Workshop

Learn how to sculpt clay to create your own pottery item.

Lewisham Arthouse, London SE14

Tue 22 Apr

£15 per session; £70 for five / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 24 Apr

£15 per session; £70 for five / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 29 Apr

£15 per session; £70 for five / 020 8244 3168

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 26 Jun

Wot? No Fish

  • Directed by: Nick Philippou

Danny Braverman's solo show tells the funny story of how he discovered the lost art of his great-uncle.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 1 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30

Thu 3 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 19 Jul

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Fri 30 May

£13 (£11) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Sat 17 May

£10 (£8; Children £8 under 12s) / 01303 858500

  • 19:30

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The AniMotion Show

Reflecting on the deep symbiosis between art and music in Russian culture, Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music, featuring special guests.

Durham Cathedral

Mon 21 Apr

£15 (£12) / 03000 266600

  • 20:30 – 21:45
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