Evening events, Visual art

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Pontardawe Arts Centre

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Creative & Corporate Love

Networking event for people from the creative and corporate worlds, with a talk from accountant Emily Coltman.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 20 May

£15 / 0845 874 3001

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

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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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.

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

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

Helen Parker-Jayne

The Nigerian-born composer and performance artist presents an evening of contemporary African dance and music, inspired by the Pangaea exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Thu 24 Apr

£5 booking essential / 020 7811 3070

  • 19:00

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
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Gallery Talk

The Common Guild hosts regular gallery talks from guest speakers, on topics related to current exhibitions.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0141 428 3022

Prof Catherine Alexander from the University of Durham places the Gabriel Kuri exhibition in context.

Thu 29 May

Free / 0141 428 3022

Gary Christie of the Scottish Refugee Council gives a talk entitled 'Basic necessities: Destitution in the asylum system', to mark Rufugee Week Scotland.

Harold Peto: Architect, Garden Designer, Collector and Aesthete

An exploration of Peto's architectural work, with Hilary J Grainger.

YHA Potato Wharf, Manchester

Wed 30 Apr

£5

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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.

Looking Glass Cocktail Club, London E2

Wed 14 May

£10 / madame@lafreak.co.uk

  • 20:00 – 00:00

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

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.

Advanced Drawing and Painting

Increase your knowledge of practical skills and visual art theory in this ten-week course with tutor Robert Wilson, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and Chelsea School of Art.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 1 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 8 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

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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

ARTiculation Scotland Competition

S5 and lower sixth students vie for the the Articulation Prize, which promotes the appreciation and discussion of art, by delivering ten-minute presentations to an audience of their peers and art professionals.

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Tue 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01506 889900

  • 18:00

Audio Visual Installation

An immersive, collaborative installation created by Leeds College of Music and Leeds College of Art students.

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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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Breathe Art Exhibition

An exhibition of paintings by forty talented artists from around the globe will be shown at the Electricians Warehouse on May 7 and 8, as part of the diverse range of artists represented by Whitepeaks Fine Art gallery in London's Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14

Wed 7 May

Free

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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Clifton Fine Art Spring Exhibition

Clifton Fine Art showcases Contemporary artists from Bristol and the South West and is pleased to announce a new exhibition of original work and limited edition prints.

Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 07814 867 928

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Deco Diva: A Portrayal of the Artist Tamara DeLempicka

Kara Wilson's theatrical project explores the life and art of Tamara de Lempicka.

The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

£17.50 / 0141 946 6600

  • 19:30

Egle Mei: Heart Variations for String Quartet

  • Written by: Egle Mei

Artist Egle Mei carried out a series of workshops in hospitals during which she recorded heart electrocardiographs (ECGs) of the participants. These were encoded as music and turned into works for string quartet by composers Meike Holzmann and Ian Stephens, performed here by the Liverpool String Quartet.

Burnley Mechanics

Sat 14 Jun

£10 (Children £9) / 01282 664400

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Sat 3 May

£10 (Children £9) / 01253 887693

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Fri 25 Apr

£10 (Children £9) / 01772 252288

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Extreme Manga Art: Horror, Yaoi, And More! With Inko And David Blandy: Workshop

Investigate the Japanese Art of Manga drawing and gain a unique understanding of its fascinating culture while learning practical techniques to develop your own artworks.

Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

Fri 6 Jun

Red Room

£45 adv booking essential / 01273 603700

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fashion Collection Preview: 02 Reaction – A Study of Capturing the Elusive

Fashion collection examining the links between movement, human form and water.

South Block, Glasgow

Fri 16 May

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:30
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