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Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

A pretty special chance to catch The Boyle in a new work in progress show.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Get Organised: John Kitchen

Recital from organist John Kitchen on the amazing Usher Hall organ, featuring guest performers.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£3 / 0131 228 1155

  • 13:10

1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

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Life as a Cheap Suitcase (Pandrogeny & A Search for a Unified Identity)

  • 4 stars

Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge's first British exhibition in 11 years is as avant-garde and shocking as expected, featuring attacks on nuclear families, Big Society and the royals.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Parkour Class for Women

Get free running in this class which is taught by Scotland's only female qualified parkour coach.

Kelvinbridge, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free on Tue 2 Sep only; £10 for other sessions / 07936 775833

  • 18:45 – 21:00

Planet Fun

Europe's largest portable theme park featuring Top Buzz, Log Flume and Tagada as well as traditional rides like the Waltzers, the Dodgems and the Cup and Saucers.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Tue 2 Sep

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in two educational villages. Following craft demonstrations, a farmers' market and aerobatic displays, the festival culminates with a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs, the burning of a…

Various Venues, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Derek Anderson: Into the Wynd

Images of the residents of Cables Wynd House in Leith.

Leith Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00
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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.

New Theatre, Oxford

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 3020

Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

Celebrating the remarkable 50 year career of knitwear and textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the first major solo exhibition of his work in Scotland.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

St Martin's Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 2 Sep

£12–£28.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Tue 2 Sep

£17.50–£28.50 (£15.50–£26.50) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Briefs - The Second Coming

An entertaining mix of cabaret, burlesque, modern circus theatre and drag from the seven-strong troupe, presenting a sequined-filled, fun show. Featuring Shivahhah, 'Captain Kidd', Dallas Dellaforce, and from the Tom Tom Crew and CIRCA ZOO, Ben Lewis.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Tue 2 Sep

£15.50 / 0844 545 8282

  • 19:30
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Jamie's Scottish Evening

A Scottish evening, with a selection of traditional music, song, dance and dining.

The King James by Thistle, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£60 (Children £36)

Ticket includes show, four course meal and drinks.

  • 18:45 – 22:00

Neil Thomson

Traditional folk singing.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free

  • 20:30

The Alphabet Girl

  • Written by: Renny Krupinski

A solo drama performed by Kaitlin Howard and written by Renny Krupinski. We follow a character's journey from post-War poverty, through to the swinging 1960s and beyond and try to make out what makes her tick.

The King's Arms, Salford

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (£8) / 0161 832 3605

  • 19:30

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 22:00 – 00:00

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
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Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter

Hailing from two female supergroups Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter combine mandolin, guitar and powerful voices in their soulful folk.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 22:30

The Road from Delhi

Display celebrating the collaboration between Delhi and Glasgow at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Flag Handover event.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

War, Women and Song

This dramatised piece is inspired by the stories of the actors, singers and musicians who went to the battlegrounds of WWI as entertainers.

Redgrave Theatre, Bristol

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£12 / 0117 315 7000

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Tabard Theatre, London W4

Tue 2 Sep

£15 / 0870 169 6805

  • 19:30

Benjamin Booker

The singer-songwriter from New Orleans plays his blues-rock originals.

100 Club, London W1D

Tue 2 Sep

£9 / 020 7636 0933

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