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Tracey Walker School Of Dance: Boogie Wonderland

The talented students present a dance showcase.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 20 Jun

Main Auditorium

£11–£16 (£11–£15) / 01279 431945

What Not to Eat at Sea (Work in Progress)

Sarah Weldon discusses her attempt, later this year, to become the first person to row solo around Great Britain. Work in progress. Booking is essential.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Fri 1 May

£3–£6 / 0161 907 5555

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 3 May

£3–£7 / 0844 875 0073

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' The whisky line-up includes Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy and the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 24 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

2015 Brant International Piano Competition

A contest fro student pianists.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 4 Jul

£0–£20 / 0121 345 0600

Sat 2 Jul 2016

£0–£20 / 0121 345 0600

606 Gospel Lunch Special

London-based gospel duo Clif and Marie and their band.

606 Club, London SW10

Sun 10 May

£10 / 020 7352 5953

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Alice In Wonderland (Over 3s)

Alice disappears down that famous rabbit hole again for some truly mad adventures in the strange and magical world of Wonderland. The Colour House Children's theatre once again pulls the rabbit from the hat in this wonderful new musical adaptation of this famous tale.

Colour House Theatre, London SW19

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sun 3 May

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

…and 15 more dates until 28 Jun

All the Fun of the Fair

Images inspired by the fairground from gallery artists, including Kevin Low, David Schofield, Henry Kondracki, Annette Edgar and Lindsey Snedden.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 556 7707

American Wrestling Presented by W3L

Big characters and bigger body slams at this family friendly American-style wrestling show featuring stars from the World Wide Wrestling League.

City Nightclub, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Jul

£10.11–£14.62 / 0131 226 9560

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 14 Jun

£9.84–£13.50

Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final

A M Entertainments Grab your hot tickets to vote at this prestigious Fringe final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for tomorrow's stars. Award-winning headliner and host. 2015's top ten comedy shows are through to the final, after expert talent scouts viewed – initially online worldwide, then live at the…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Antony & Cleopatra

THE NORWICH PLAYERS Present Antony & Cleopatra - by William Shakespeare. One of Shakespeare's most powerful plays, the story centres on one of Rome’s three leaders, Mark Antony, and the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. These two lovers are first featured at Cleopatra’s palace, but as the play continues Antony’s political…

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 2 May

£8 / 01603 620917

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Aqua Aerobics

Fitness session.

Hermitage Leisure Centre, Coalville

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 01530 811215

  • 14:30 – 15:30 Aqua Aerobics Hermitage Leisure Centre, Coalville

Arabian Nights: Story Pocket Theatre

Storyteller Sheherazade uses music, puppetry and theatrical magic bring the Arabian Nights stories to life.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Fri 29 May

£6.75 / 01332 255800

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 25 May

£7.50 / 01227 769075

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Jun

£7.50 / 0115 846 7777

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Arthur's Secrets

Take a walk up Edinburgh's own volcanic plug and discover its past, present and wildlife. Moderately graded walk. Ages 8+. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 652 8150

Tue 5 May

Free / 0131 652 8150

Tue 12 May

Free / 0131 652 8150

…and 11 more dates until 28 Jul

ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

Compelling collection of works by the photographer who was repeatedly drawn to the fringes of society.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Mon 27 Apr

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Mon 4 May

Free

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Avenue Q

Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Fri 29 May

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£16–£22 (£16–£20) / 0845 330 3565

  • 17:00 Avenue Q Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 30 May

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£16–£22 (£16–£20) / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30 Avenue Q Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
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Avenue Q

Muppet/puppet musical tale – packed full of risqué songs – pondering what one can really do with their BA in English.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 9 May

£15–£45.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 11 Sep

£15–£38.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 12 Sep

£15–£38.50 / 08441 717620

Grand Opera House, York

Fri 18 Sep

£15–£33

Sat 19 Sep

£15–£33

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Bad Jews

  • Directed by: Michael Longhurst
  • Written by: Joshua Harmon

Michael Longhurst directs Joshua Harmon's acerbic and biting comedy set in a cramped Manhattan apartment, where family members quarrel about faith and legacy in the aftermath of a funeral.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 30 Apr

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 2 May

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 7 May

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

…and 7 more dates until 30 May

Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

A dazzling re-telling the classic children's story about an orphan, an evil sorcerer and a magic lamp.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.25–£22.25 (£18.25–£20.25; £74) / 020 8688 9291

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Sun 21 Jun

£15 (£12.50) / 0300 365 6677

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 14 Jun

£20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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Band on the Boat

The Lochrin Belle becomes a floating music venue as Boorach play while you cruise along the Union Canal. Booking is essential.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

£10 / 0131 261 8529

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 5 Jul

£14 (Children £12) / 01892 530613

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 13 Aug

£15–£30

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 2 May

£14 / 01403 750 220

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Beanbag Music Club

Beanie Bear presents these family-friendly concerts where you can pull up a beanbag and join in with the singing and dancing.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 23 May

£7 / 0115 989 5555

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Joss Jones for EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase. With a new line-up every day including big-name headliners and the hottest newcomers, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike. Now in its 12th…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 30 May

£22–£24 / 01792 475715

Birdsong

  • Written by: Rachel Wagstaff (adapt)

Adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel of love, courage and sacrifice set before and during WWI.

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 30 Apr

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 2 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 7 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 9 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

The Courtyard, Hereford

Thu 11 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 13 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Derby Theatre

Thu 28 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Sat 30 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

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Bob Wilson's Fun Fair

Ealing common bank holiday fun fair Friday 1st to Sunday the 10th of may London's biggest fun fair with over 30 rides, stalls, food, admission free visit Ealing common for a family day out, free car parking, 2mins from Ealing common tube station.

Ealing Common, London W5

Fri 1 May

Phone for prices / 020 8825 6999

Sat 2 May

Phone for prices / 020 8825 6999

Sun 3 May

Phone for prices / 020 8825 6999

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