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Konigsdag Festival (King's Day)

De Hems Dutch Cafe is London's only Dutch Bar making it the official venue for London's annual King's days celebrations and is guaranteed orange fun all weekend, ending on Monday 27th April with a Dutch band and Dutch DJs hosting the event.

De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar, London W1D

Mon 27 Apr

£5 after 6pm

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

ECA Third Year Show: Low Risk Occupiers

Third year Edinburgh College of Art students showcase their work.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Sat 10 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Sat 2 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Sun 3 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Eleni Kalorkoti

Work by Edinburgh-born illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times and publications by the V&A and Random House.

Hula Juice Bar and Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

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Stereofunk Festival

Club night Stereofunk bring you a full day of DJs and live music. 2015's line-up includes Steerner, Little Eye, Christina Novelli, 2 Faced Funks, George Bowie, Huxley, The Complete Stone Roses, Timmy Trumpet, Concrete Angel, Kings of Lyon, We Came From Wolves, Sunshine Social, Happy Mondaze and more.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 3 May

£25 early bird (VIP £40; Super VIP £55) / 01698 402060

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 6 Jun

£23 / 01302 304200

May Day 2015

Celebrate International Workers Day at this family day with live music, entertainment, food, drink, stalls and more.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Sun 3 May

Free

The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Bass Recreation Ground, Derby

Sun 14 Jun

£12–£26

Lillie Road Recreational Ground, London SW6

Sun 7 Jun

£12–£26

Wanstead Flats, London E7

Sun 3 May

£7–£26

Mon 4 May

£7–£26

Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sun 6 Dec

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sun 4 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

Sun 11 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 19 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 20 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 21 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

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Geeks Doncaster Comic Con

A chance to browse 50 trade stalls selling action figures, art prints, Lego and comic books, with the opportunity to have your photograph taken with costumed characters.

Doncaster Dome

Sun 3 May

£8 (Children £4) / 01302 370777

Kingdom of Fife Real Ale and Cider Festival

A chance to sample over 30 real ales from around the country, as well as wines, ciders, perrys and continental beers. There is live music on offer each night and all guests receive a commemorative beer glass and programme with detailed tasting notes.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 1 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

Sat 2 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair

The Big Glasgow Comic Page presents a day of assorted geekery complete with 17 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more. Cosplay/fancy dress encouraged with a competition for under and over 16s.

The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 565 1035

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 0141 565 1035

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Over-18s only

Free / 0141 332 8209

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 31 Oct

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Thu 5 Nov

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

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Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 3 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 24 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 7 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Convention 2015

Formally Geek Fest, FFCC is an epic celebration of TV, Films and Comics with guest signers, costumers and props Raising funds for Folkestone Rainbow Centre and Alzheimer's society.

The Folkestone Academy

Sat 9 May

£4–£12

Pride Glasgow 2015

Pride Glasgow returns with a two-day main weekend celebrating LGBT equality with a parade, street party and music from Union J.

Glasgow Green

Sat 22 Aug

Prices vary

Sun 23 Aug

Prices vary

Anita Witek

Disturbing photomontages by Austrian artist.

l'Étrangére, London EC2A

Tue 28 Apr

Free

Wed 29 Apr

Free

Thu 30 Apr

Free

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Caribbean Family Fun Day

Caribbean family fun day featuring cricket, music, face painting, games, stalls and bouncy castle for both adults and kids. Although food is on sale, guests can bring food and drink but no glass bottles.

Finchley Cricket Club, London N3

Mon 4 May

£7.75–£10 (Free; Children £4.50–£5; Family £18.50–£25)

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The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 22 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 23 May

£5 / 01236 732887

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Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 22 May

£12 for an adult and one child; additional children £5; babies in arms £1 / 0131 665 2240

  • 10:30 Hup The Brunton, Musselburgh

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 12 Jun

£6.50 (£5; Children £5) / 01383 602302

Falkirk Town Hall

Sat 2 May

£8–£9 / 01324 506850

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VE Day Celebration Weekend

Celebrate victory 70 years on with themed activities and talks.

National Trust: Studland Beach And Nature Reserve, Swanage

Sat 9 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01929 450259

Sun 10 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01929 450259

Wokingham Rock Choir

The Wokingham Rock Choir is led by singer/pianist Glen Harvey. The choir will be performing locally again soon so it's a chance for you to join in, sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Glen. Rock Choir members have performed and sung across the country at venues including Wembley Stadium…

St Paul's Parish, Wokingham

Wed 29 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 6 May

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 13 May

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 25 more dates until 23 Mar 2016

223 Presents: Interface

Gallery 223 is pleased to present INTERFACE a new collection of work by London based installation and sculpture artists Edward Shuster and Claudia Moseley, brought to you by 223 Presents and curated by Alex Wood.

Gallery 223, London SE1

Fri 15 May

Free

Sat 16 May

Free

Sun 17 May

Free

…and 14 more dates until 31 May back to top