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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The maw (and paw) of all fireworks displays brings the Festival season to a close with a programme of music inspired by the theme of war. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre, Beethoven's Edmont Overture, Mendelssohn's 'War March of the Priests' from Athalie, Debussy's…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£12.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Circus Vegas

Europe's largest American all-human touring circus.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

  • 19:30

Comedy Carnival

A full-on showcase of the best and funniest around.

Rumba, London W1D

Sat 30 Aug

£13.44–£28.75 / 020 7287 2715

JAM Festival

Just About Movies (JAM) is a film festival that offers all the extra elements usually associated with a music festival, camping, bars, food, on-site entertainment, but instead of music stages there's multiple pop up cinemas. The event is set in the grounds of the 17th century, privately owned Tullibole Castle and…

Tullibole Castle, Kinross

Sat 30 Aug

Cancelled / 07918 176058

Event cancelled; contact joe@justaboutmovies.co.uk or jojo@justaboutmovies.co.uk for more information.

  • 10:00 – 01:30

Sun 31 Aug

Cancelled / 07918 176058

Event cancelled; contact joe@justaboutmovies.co.uk or jojo@justaboutmovies.co.uk for more information.

  • 10:00 – 14:00
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Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds. This year's line up…

Leith Links, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Times vary / £4 all-day entry fee / 0131 661 7100

Sun 31 Aug

Times vary / £4 all-day entry fee / 0131 661 7100

An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

Sat 30 Aug

£21 / 01707 645005

  • 20:00

The East End Social's Last Big Weekend

The East End Social festival wraps up its inaugural programme with a two day musical extravaganza. Sat sees live performances from Mogwai, Fuck Buttons, James Holden, The Wedding Present, Young Fathers, Swervedriver and Holy Mountain. On Sun Optimo and Numbers take over with Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Mills, James Murphy…

Richmond Park, Cambuslang

Sat 30 Aug

£38.50 (Weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Sun 31 Aug

£38.50 (weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Folk at the Oak

The Royal Oak / The Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak is one of the most famous hubs of folk music in Edinburgh. The 30-seater downstairs lounge has been dubbed the Folk Living Room of Scotland's capital. During the Fringe, the Wee Folk Club presents 31 nights of acoustic folk and traditional music, featuring a different…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Rewind North: The 80s Festival

For the first time Rewind bring their 80's festival to the north of England. Headline performances include Billy Ocean and Holly Johnson, plus appearances from Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Tony Hadley, T’Pau, Level 42, Mike & The Mechanics, Toyah and many more. Away from the live music revelers can enjoy a silent…

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield

Sat 30 Aug

Times vary / £55–£100 (Children £27.50–£50; camping ticket £117.50–£58.75) / 01625 861221

Tickets on sale 31 Jan.

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 30 Aug

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £40) / 01903 206206

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Trinity Park, Ipswich

Sat 30 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Sun 31 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Capital Comedy Club

A night of established and new stand up comedians.

Moriarty, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£5 ticket allows you to come and go as you please / 0131 228 5558

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£5 ticket allows you to come and go as you please / 0131 228 5558

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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Bookshop Comedy Encore to the End of August

Pay What You Want / Heroes @ Bob's Bookshop. The Fringe is not over yet! Your last chance to see the pick of the Fringe with the most outrageous fringe stories. This is a special after fringe party and different every night. A glorious celebration. Host: Award Winning Bob Slayer. 'Hilarious Fringe legend' ★★★★…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 30 Aug

£17–£26; £14–£19; £20–£29 (£19–£24; £12–£17; £22–£27; Children £8.50–£13; Children £7–£9.50; Children £10–£14.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

April in Paris

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£10–£40 / 0844 871 7647

Edinburgh Art Festival

Scotland’s largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods. This year marks the 10th edition of the festival, which will include over 40…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 30 Aug

£19.50–£24.50 / 08441 717620

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sun 31 Aug

£24 (Children £13.50; £23) / 0845 674 0505

  • 19:30
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The Auld Acquaintance

Cartoons on the independence referendum, from members of Scottish Cartoon Studios.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent. The line-up for 2014 includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fatherson, The LaFontaines, Stanley Odd, Honeyblood, Vigo Thieves, Prides, Anderson McGinty Webster & Fisher, Neon Waltz, Miaoux Miaoux, Bombskare, United Fruit, Woodenbox…

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 30 Aug

£27 / 01848 331555

Sonic Vision

High energy music combines with vivid 3D graphic environments in this unique experience in Scotland's only 360 degree dome film theatre.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

ShowDome

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

A Love From Outer Space

Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnstone bring their out-there club night to Glasgow for a bi-monthly residency.

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£9 / 0141 237 3235

  • 22:30 – 03:00
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