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Meet the Gruffalo

Follow the Gruffalo's tracks into the deep dark wood … where there are activities and fun for kids!

Waterstones, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 554 7732

  • 11:00 – 15:00

BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sun 27 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Derren Brown: Infamous

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sun 27 Jul

£10–£70 / 0844 249 4300

The Pitiless Storm

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.

The Barony Theatre, Bo-ness

Sun 27 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01506 822953

Please note: this is a preview show.

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Tea on the Green

Grab a cuppa at this free pop-up Commonwealth Games-themed tea house by John Lewis.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul


  • 10:00 – 17:30

Extreme Stunt Show

Motorbikes and BMXs compete for your attention with crashing monster trucks Lil Devil and Extreme in this stunt show.

Scunthorpe United Football Club

Sun 27 Jul


Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

All eyes are on Glasgow as the city hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, offering lucky spectators a spectacular display of power and skill from all over the world. Medals are available in 17 sports, from popular usual suspects athletics, swimming and cycling to quirkier events such as rugby sevens, lawn bowls and squash.


Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary

Festival 2014

Transforming the city during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2014 sees Glasgow burst into life with an invigorating mix of entertainment, culture and enjoyment.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

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Eddscape@The Cameo

An exhibition of fictional film posters inspired by iconic landmarks from Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5723

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

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

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£7 / 0131 558 7272

  • 17:00

All the Young Nudes Exhibition

Opening exhibition of work by members of the All the Young Nudes life drawing club, with an opening night event sponsored by Auchentoshan whisky.

The G12 Studio, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0845 299 0842

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Garden Opening

Charity garden opening.

9 Braid Farm Road, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

0131 447 3482

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Literary Festival & Book Fair

A variety of readings, poetry and stalls selling books.

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock

Sun 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01822 832766

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Sleepover Under the Stars

A sleepover for kids aged 7–11 and their accompanying adults, inspired by William Hole's Ceiling of Stars in the Gallery's Great Hall. There are hands-on art activities and a gallery adventure, followed by storytelling before bed. Ticket price includes a midnight snack and a hot breakfast in the morning.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

£35 / 0131 624 6200

This session is spy-themed, with clues to track down and codes to break.

  • 18:45 – 08:30

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul


  • 10:00 – 18:30

Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

£25 / 0844 395 4000

Retro 1940s themed Torch Club curated by Snowboy with DJ Bryan Webb and The Bratislava Hot Serenaders (live).

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

£10 / 0844 395 4000

Keb Darge presents The Devil's Music with a night of debauched rock, disco, surf and garage with guests Martin Compston, Mark Linton and Kris Funk (aka Monkeyboy).

Big Big Sing

Big Big Sing is a UK-wide singing project that aims to inspire thousands of people across the country to join in the celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through singing. Join a choir of hundreds for an evening of song, including workshops with inspirational choirmasters. No experience needed.

Glasgow Green

Sun 27 Jul


  • 08:00 – 21:00

Culture 2014

A national celebration counting down to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and so much more in the run up to the Games. Everyone’s invited!

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Scotland's biggest jazz festival presents over 140 concerts in ten days all over the capital, in parks, churches, clubs and concert halls. With a programme featuring all jazz styles from early jazz to the avant garde, the EJ&BF usually manages to secure some world premières, new bands, and new collaborations.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Times vary / 0131 467 5200

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

A knowledgeable guide takes you through the closes of Edinburgh old town.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul


Race for Life

Join the UK's largest women-only fundraising event and walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Birkenhead Park

Sun 27 Jul

£14.99 (under 16s £10; under 6s free) / 0845 600 6050

  • 11:00

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Sun 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01392 446 000

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Christian Scott Quintet. Feya Faku Quintet

Hip, focused and charismatic, Scott is every bit the iconic jazz trumpeter. With the bell of his Dizzy Gillespie-style “bent” trumpet pointing skywards like a rocket launcher, he explodes onto stage - rangy and savvy, lyrical and explosive. His music reflects his New Orleans-born, Harlem-based life, as he straddles…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£15–£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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