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The Object Lesson

  • 5 stars

Aurora Nova presents Geoff Sobelle Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects - a hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance installation. You encounter a massive, meaningful…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman: ViewMaster

  • 4 stars

Collaborative, interactive performance piece involving a set of viewmaster slides, some poetry reading and a live soundtrack.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Sun 24 Aug

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

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

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

  • 3 stars

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 2479

Artist talk and gallery tour. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Aberdeen Art Fair Preview Evening

A preview of the highly regarded AAF, featuring work from local and national galleries and artists. Booking is essential.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 5 Sep

£13.20 / 01224 641122

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Above & Below

'Above & Below' is a collection of all new work from Rob Bailey.

Common, Manchester

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0161 832 9245

  • 18:00 – 02:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0161 832 9245

  • 18:00 – 02:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0161 832 9245

  • 18:00 – 02:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

After school arts

Develop your creative skills in this fun and practical class which uses a variety of different media and techniques. Learn to paint like the masters, illustrate a story or go mad with mixed media. Please wear protective clothing. All materials provided. Age 7 - 12

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Wed 27 Aug

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Thu 28 Aug

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Fri 29 Aug

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00
…and 47 more dates until 15 Oct

Alfred Drury Exhibition

Smaller-scale, sculptural works by one of the leading artists of the late Victorian and Edwardian period including Griselda, The Age Of Innocence and Lilith.

Leeds University

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0113 343 2778

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Alfred Emslie's Dinner at Haddo House

Alfred Emslie's 1884 painting Dinner at Haddo House depicts what looks like a convivial evening with high Victorian society, including then-PM William Ewart Gladstone – but if you want an explanation for Gladstone's scowl, look no further than the piper blasting away in a corner. Simon Welfare talks about the painting.

Haddo House, Ellon

Tue 7 Oct

£15 (under 26s £8) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Amanda Jackson: To Build A Home

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

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Mon 25 Aug

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Mon 1 Sep

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Mon 8 Sep

Phone for prices / 01239 621 200

  • 17:00 – 20:00
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The AniMotion Show

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music.

Marischal College (University of Aberdeen)

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 03000 266600

  • 17:30 – 21:25

Anne Wright & Jan Dayton

The mediums present an evening of clairvoyance and spirit portrait art, as they bring messages and sketched portraits from the life beyond.

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Oct

Studio

£13.50 ( £12.50) / 01293 553636

  • 19:30

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

Wed 17 Sep

£25; £20 adv / 020 7527 2000

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Art & Life: The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge: Representing History, Panel Discussion

The panel will discuss the selection of etchings, drawings and paintings, archival material from the British Library, and visual screenings which are included in the current Bainbridge exhibition.

King's College, London WC2R

Thu 25 Sep

£5 ( £3) / 020 7836 5454

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Art Appreciation With Kate Eley

Explore the arts through culture, society and history, and learn how to put personal feelings about art in context.

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Tue 9 Sep

£6 ( £5) / 01296 424332

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Art As Therapy: Exhibition And Private View

The annual Art as Therapy exhibition will give emphasis to eco subjects as part of the IMAGINE festival. Participating groups include SCOLA and the Sutton Mental Health Foundation.

Sutton College of Learning for Adults (SCOLA)

Mon 13 Oct

Free

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Art History With Guest Speakers: Course

Participate in an art history course which includes guest speakers.

Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Thu 18 Sep

£45 / 01691 657 575

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Harbour House, Kingsbridge

Thu 28 Aug

£7.50 per session; £25 4 weeks / 01548 854708

  • 18:00 – 20:00

The Art of Buying Art: Building Your Collection

'The Art of Buying Art' event is the definitive guide to collecting contemporary art. Whether you're just starting, or wanting to add more pieces to your existing collection.

Candid Arts Galleries, London EC1V

Mon 29 Sep

£6.35 / 07789 862011

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Art Society

Monthly meeting with demonstration.

Barrington Centre, Ferndown

Thu 18 Sep

Phone for prices / 01202 894858

  • 19:30
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Art: Weapon: The Molino Group

Taking an innovative and varied approach to the commemoration of conflicts with a broadprogramme of commissions, the MolinoGroup's Residency asks questions about how we come to terms with conflicts as humans and artists now, and how we respond: is art ever more than a panacea? Can it be a weapon? These questions ring out…

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Tue 4 Nov

£5; £12 ( £8; £8; Children £8 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Nov

£5; £12 ( £8; £8; Children £8 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 19:30

Fri 7 Nov

£5; £12 ( £8; £8; Children £8 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 20 Nov

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

As Precious as a Ming Vase?

Broadcaster and ceramics historian Lars Tharp explains how and why Ming vases have come to be regarded as the pinnacle of rare and precious.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0300 123 6789

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 553 1876

Performance entitled This is not a magic show!

  • 19:00

Awash With Images

Exhibition of photographs at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Festival Place Basingstoke. The exhibition, entitled "Awash with Images"comprises over 40 photographs from near and far, taken by members of Basingstoke Camera Club

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 20:30 – 16:30

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 20:30 – 16:30
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