Workshops, Festival

25 events

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Blazin' in Beauly

The brainchild of Blazin' Fiddles, designed to immerse visitors in the music of the Highlands and Islands through concerts, sessions, talks and workshops – making this one of the finest fiddle festivals around.

Beauly

Sat 11 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

Sun 12 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

Mon 13 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

…and 4 more dates until 17 Oct

Dundee Literary Festival

A mix of events including internationally renowned authors, local names, children's authors and the Comic Conference which features graphic novellists.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Glasgow Film Festival

Scotland's fastest growing film festival has taken less than ten years to turn itself into a force to be reckoned with in the film festival world.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

…and 9 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

Imaginarium Festival

Half-term holiday fun with a festival that ensure kids won't get bored during the October break. There's something for all young arts lovers, including dance, theatre, storytelling and comedy.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Mon 13 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01727 725777

Tue 14 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01727 725777

Wed 15 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01727 725777

…and 3 more dates until 18 Oct

Active Aboyne

This festival leaves no stone unturned as it offers something of interest for everyone who has an interest in outdoor activities. From hill walking, kayaking, sub aqua and gliding to learning about geology in the field, nature and local history, the programme is packed with walks, talks and family-friendly events. In…

Various Venues, Aboyne & Deeside

Tue 30 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01339 885222

Walking and adventure.

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Africa on the Square

A festival celebrating African culture, featuring food, fashion and live music.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 12:00 – 18:00

African Drum Village

Scotland's only festival dedicated to drumming, with African beats echoing around the landscape of Glenisla. With the emphasis on friendly, relaxed fun, workshops are provided for all the family to learn how to sing, play and dance African style.

Scottish Outdoor Education Centre, Meigle

Thu 6 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Discussions, talks and readings from authors.

Various Venues: Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Discovery Film Festival

Scotland's international film festival for young audiences (3+) combines the best youth cinema from around the world with a series of creative workshops and events.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

Mon 27 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

…and 13 more dates until 9 Nov

Dundee Science Festival

A range of exciting and stimulating events, talks, shows and hands-on exhibits demonstrating the wonderful world of science. Everything from fossils to forensics are covered, with fun for kids as well as stand-up comedy and social events for grown-ups.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 3 Nov

Times & prices vary

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The Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Set up after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh during the 2005 G20 meeting, the festival aims to raise the profile of international justice and development issues with a series of talks and events.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 6 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 5 more dates until 11 Oct

Fife Science Festival

Coinciding with National Science and Engineering Week, the festival takes a look at both the past and the future of science in Fife, from notable experts and advances developed in the area, to how science and technology is working to preserve Fife's heritage, both natural and cultural. Events include family fun days…

Various venues: Fife

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

…and 7 more dates until 22 Mar 2015

Highland Archaeology Festival

A fortnight of investigations into Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails, insights into recent research, historical talks, a weekend conference for experts and enthusiasts and plenty of chances for visitors to get their hands dirty exploring what lies beneath…

Various venues: Highlands

Tue 30 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

Wed 1 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

Thu 2 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 702250

…and 10 more dates until 12 Oct

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of events for adults, children and families across Midlothian cover the science of the everyday (last year dove into the science of pudding) along with heftier topics, like the environment and genetics.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 6 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 19 Oct

Observer Festival of Ideas

A one-day festival of almost everything, with talks on art, technology, music, big data, the economy, science and food. Guests taking part include David Simon, Tinie Tempah, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Cedric Villani, Conchita Wurst, Jeremy Deller, Kim Dotcom, Jack Monroe, Rokia Traore, Edwyn Collins, Benjamin Clementine, Chido…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 12 Oct

£75 / 020 7638 8891

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Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Fri 22 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Sat 23 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Perthshire Amber Festival

A ten-day music festival with 250 musicians performing in 25 venues across autumnal Perthshire. The festival, now in its tenth year, utilises venues as diverse as a tiny Ironage Crannog and the majestic Dunkeld Cathedral to present a series of afternoon and evening concerts, open mic, Cabaret Amber, workshops, talks and…

Various venues: Perthshire

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

An arts and film festival which combines high-level programming with a worthy aim: to challenge and change attitudes towards mental health. Through a series of events, workshops and screenings around Scotland, the programme probes deeper questions while maintaining an exciting and varied line-up.

Various venues, Scotland

Wed 1 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 16 more dates until 19 Oct

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, dance and traditional crafts and art.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Settle Storytelling Festival

International artists and authors come to Settle to celebrate literature in this three-day extravaganza.

Market Place, Settle

Fri 10 Oct

Phone for prices / 01512 801 925

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sat 11 Oct

Phone for prices / 01512 801 925

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sun 12 Oct

Phone for prices / 01512 801 925

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Various Venues, Settle

Fri 10 Oct

£0-£12 / 01729 822 292

  • 09:00 – 23:30

Sat 11 Oct

£0-£12 / 01729 822 292

  • 09:00 – 23:30

Sun 12 Oct

£0-£12 / 01729 822 292

  • 09:00 – 23:30
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Sonophilia at Lincoln Drill Hall

The Lincoln Drill Hall host a series of diverse events throughout Sonophilia including sound installations, poetry and live music.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Thu 23 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Fri 24 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Sat 25 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Sun 26 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Taste of Autumn

An autumn-theme day out to mark the harvest festival.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 15 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 16 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 17 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Unsolved Festival

The Unsolved Festival is the National Trust for Scotland's tribute to the great Scottish crime writing tradition, taking place in various venues across Aberdeenshire. Wannabe detectives, budding crime writers, CSI aficionados and those who just like a good old fashioned mystery can enjoy writer talks, films and…

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Wed 15 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Thu 16 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Fri 17 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

UnstFest

Britain's most northerly festival on Britain's most northerly island is a family-friendly affair with fiddle workshops, go kart races, film screenings and live music worth travelling for.

Various venues, Unst

Fri 10 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 11 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 19 Jul 2015

Wild Autumn Festival

A festival celebrating the flora and fora of Dumfries & Galloway. Events are led by local experts from conservation organisations and include hands-on family activities as well as opportunities to see Scotland's spectacular animals and birds.

Various venues: Dumfries & Galloway

Sat 11 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 13 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 20 more dates until 2 Nov