April

19,148 events

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

Alloa Tower

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 4932129

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 4932129

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Arduaine Garden, Oban

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 18 Apr

£2 / 0844 4932233

  • 13:00 – 16:00

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…and at 49 other places

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 18 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

Guitarist Albert Lee is joined by Gerry Hogan (guitar), Pete Wingfield (piano), Brian Hodgson (bass) and Peter Baron (drums) for an evening of rockabilly/country rock.

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Sat 26 Apr

£22; £20 adv / 08456 128128

  • 20:30

Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring live bands, fairground rides, street theatre, a radio roadshow and arts and sports activities.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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51 Shades of Maggie

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

Comedy spoof of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love. Maggie is a working class girl who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.

Brighton Dome

Thu 24 Apr

Pavilion Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 709709

Fri 25 Apr

Pavilion Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 709709

Sat 26 Apr

Pavilion Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 709709

Sun 27 Apr

Pavilion Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 709709

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Sun 27 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30

Easter Eggstravaganza

Family trails to take part in, with a special Easter prize.

Blackpool Tower

Sat 19 Apr

Ballroom

£5 adv booking required / 0871 222 9929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Brougham Hall, Penrith

Sun 20 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01768 868 184

National Trust: Dunham Massey Is The Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Fri 18 Apr

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.20, family £25.90 / 0161 941 1025

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.20, family £25.90 / 0161 941 1025

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.20, family £25.90 / 0161 941 1025

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.20, family £25.90 / 0161 941 1025

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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Burak Delier: Freedom Has No Script

Turkish artist Burak Delier exhibits recent work and two new films. Delier explores the relationship between capitalism and art, balancing seriousness and wit to critique society in a way that is relevant to Turkey and beyond.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London EC2A

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 020 7729 9616

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 020 7729 9616

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 020 7729 9616

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 12 more dates until 30 Apr

A Celebration of Scottish Songwriting

Celebrating the talents of Scotland's songwriting talent are Hamish Stuart, Midge Ure, James Grant, Karine Polwart, Siobhan Miller and Blue Rose Code.

Paisley Town Hall

Sat 19 Apr

£22.50–£27.50 / 0300 300 1210

Part of Bring it All Home.

  • 19:00

Postman Pat Live: It's Showtime!

A talent scout arrives in Greendale to search for an angelic voice at the village's karaoke contest.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 26 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0151 907 8360

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Hull New Theatre

Thu 17 Apr

£13 (Children £11; £44) / 01482 226655

  • 13:00

Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

Sat 19 Apr

£12.50 ( £42; Children £10.50 under 16s)

  • 14:00

World of Bubbles

Step into a wonderful world of bubble magic and prepare to be amazed… Discover the perfect bubble mixture and design your own bubble wands to create some unexpected and jaw-dropping shapes. Catch a beautiful smoke-filled bubble, stand inside a giant bubble and even turn a round bubble square. All Ages

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 17 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 18 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)
…and 8 more dates until 26 Apr

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Wed 16 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Apr

The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Thu 24 Apr

£19.50 / 028 9250 9509

  • 19:30

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Wed 23 Apr

£14.50 ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 02837 521821

  • 20:00

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

Hands-on science for adults, children and families in venues across the city with programme ranging from the entertaining to the controversial and, of course, the icky. City Art Centre is transformed into a hub for science fun (and learning) where kids can unwrap a mummy, inspect the inside of an eyeball or programme…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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2.8 Hours Later

Cross-city zombie chase game, which challenges teams of the uninfected to race through the streets at night and evade hordes of the undead, in order to reach resistance HQ unscathed within the allocated 2.8 hours. Due to the extreme and physical nature of the event, participants run at their own risk and should wear…

Venue TBC, London

Thu 24 Apr

Times vary / £33–£42

You receive the exact location via email a week before the event. Note: Friday 24 April is now sold out (21/03/14).

Fri 25 Apr

Times vary / £33–£42

You receive the exact location via email a week before the event. Note: Friday 24 April is now sold out (21/03/14).

Sat 26 Apr

Times vary / £33–£42

You receive the exact location via email a week before the event. Note: Friday 24 April is now sold out (21/03/14).

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Sat 26 Apr

£8–£12 / 01495 227206

  • 14:30

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Tue 22 Apr

£8–£12 / 024 7637 6707

  • 14:00

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Sun 27 Apr

£8–£12 / 0800 014 7111

  • 14:30

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 25 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sun 27 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Theatre, Cardiff

Fri 18 Apr

£15–£19.50 / 029 2087 8889

  • 14:30
  • 18:00

Sat 19 Apr

£15–£19.50 / 029 2087 8889

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 16 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Spring Fun Day

Seasonal and fun activities for families, with an egg hunt, cute animals and a Punch and Judy show.

Bilston Craft Gallery

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 01902 552507

  • 14:00 – 17:00

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland present the first theatrical presentation exploring the work of the extraordinary artist Ivor Cutler. Cutler was an eccentric who was signed by all the major record labels, who influenced The Beatles and was championed by John Peel.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Wed 23 Apr

£10–£12 / 01475 723723

  • 19:30

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 16 Apr

£12–£19.50 / 0141 429 0022

The following performances are accessible: Saturday 12 April matinee (captioned), Tuesday 15 April (signed) and Wednesday 16 April (audio described). There is also a post show discussion on Tuesday 15 April.

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Apr

£12–£19.50 / 0141 429 0022

The following performances are accessible: Saturday 12 April matinee (captioned), Tuesday 15 April (signed) and Wednesday 16 April (audio described). There is also a post show discussion on Tuesday 15 April.

  • 19:30

Fri 18 Apr

£12–£19.50 / 0141 429 0022

The following performances are accessible: Saturday 12 April matinee (captioned), Tuesday 15 April (signed) and Wednesday 16 April (audio described). There is also a post show discussion on Tuesday 15 April.

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

£12–£19.50 / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Fri 25 Apr

£12–£13.50 (Students £5) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Loughborough Town Hall

Wed 23 Apr

£14.50 / 01509 231914

Thu 24 Apr

£14.50 / 01509 231914

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 19 Apr

£13.50–£20 ( £54; Children £11.50–£18 under 16s) / 01227 787787

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

£13.50–£20 ( £54; Children £11.50–£18 under 16s) / 01227 787787

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Wed 30 Apr

£13.50–£15.50 adv booking required (£12.95–£13.95 adv booking required; Children £11.50–£13.50 adv booking required; £54 adv booking required) / 02871 264455

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

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Comedy in The Basement

A free gig on the Glasgow scene, with a range of acts every week. Food also available to fuel the laughter.

Tennent's Basement Bar, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 11 more dates until 30 Apr

An Evening with Brian Conley

Stand-up and songs from the comedian, singer, actor and chat show host.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 28 Apr

£23.50 / 08432 086000

GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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