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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. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 21 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

Bught Park, Inverness

Sun 24 May

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

5k and 10k distances

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

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3 Bears

The three bears and Goldilocks cook up a wonderful porridge recipe in this sticky adventure. Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for ages 3–7.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 01236 732887

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Easdale Island Community Hall, Oban

Fri 3 Apr

£5 / 01852 300113

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Sat 18 Apr

£5 / 01355 261000

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

2 Funky Breakdancing Classes (Age 6-15)

Energetic breakdancing classes for children.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 28 Mar

Phone for prices, adv booking available / 0116 242 3595

Sat 4 Apr

Phone for prices, adv booking available / 0116 242 3595

Sat 11 Apr

Phone for prices, adv booking available / 0116 242 3595

…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr

2015 Brant International Piano Competition

A contest fro student pianists.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 4 Jul

£0–£20 / 0121 345 0600

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The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

035: Adult Life Drawing And Painting (Long Pose): Workshop (Over 16s)

Work on one painting or drawing or numerous ones in a life drawing workshop led by Dr Mary Cosgrove. Participants are required to provide their own materials and equipment. Suitable for participants over the age of 16.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Fri 3 Apr

£100 (£93) / 028 9024 2338

Fri 10 Apr

£100 (£93) / 028 9024 2338

Fri 17 Apr

£100 (£93) / 028 9024 2338

…and 34 more dates until 11 Dec

062: Creative Development For Kids: Workshop (Ages 5-7)

Take part in individual and group projects in drawing, painting, papercraft and book making. Suitable for children aged five to seven.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Thu 2 Apr

£76 / 028 9024 2338

Thu 9 Apr

£76 / 028 9024 2338

Thu 16 Apr

£76 / 028 9024 2338

…and 34 more dates until 10 Dec

082: Painting Continuation: Workshop (Over 18s)

Daniela Balmaverde leads a painting workshop focusing on experimenting with mixed media. Materials are provided. Suitable for participants over the age of 18. Not suitable for beginners.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Fri 3 Apr

£105 (£99) / 028 9024 2338

Fri 10 Apr

£105 (£99) / 028 9024 2338

Fri 17 Apr

£105 (£99) / 028 9024 2338

…and 34 more dates until 11 Dec

100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later

Photographs, videos and multimedia installations exploring one of Africa's darkest periods, which saw the murder of 800,000 people and the rape of 500,000, following the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sun 29 Mar

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sun 5 Apr

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sun 12 Apr

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

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Brentwood Theatre

Sat 7 Nov

£12–£15 / 01277 200305

The 13th Dream Of Dr. Sardonicus - Fruits Der Mer Festival Of Psychedelia

AFTER 2014'S AMAZING CRABSTOCK FESTIVAL WHAT COULD WE DO NEXT YEAR TO TOP IT? ANSWER: MAKE IT BIGGER, BETTER AND LONGER! THREE DAYS OF FDM GOODNESS. WEEKEND 7/8/9 AUGUST AT THE CELLAR BAR IN CARDIGAN, WALES. BEVIS FROND / SENDELICA / ASTRALASIA

Castle Cafe, Cardigan

Fri 7 Aug

£60 / 07818 056 599

Sat 8 Aug

£60 / 07818 056 599

Sun 9 Aug

£60 / 07818 056 599

18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

This meeting will focus on first disclosures and new strategies in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical research. The theme of the conference will be 'Drugging the undruggable'

Churchill College, Cambridge

Sun 13 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Mon 14 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Tue 15 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Wed 16 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

1940s Felt Brooch Workshop.

Liz Tregenza hosts a workshop showing you how to make authentic looking 1940s felt brooches.

Whitehall, Cheam, Sutton

Sat 18 Apr

£4 adv booking essential / 020 8643 1236

1940s Social Dance Basic & Basic Plus: Workshop

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s and learn the dance sensations that took the era by storm. No partner necessary.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Fri 3 Apr

Garden Studio

£5

Fri 10 Apr

Garden Studio

£5

Fri 17 Apr

Garden Studio

£5

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1940S Variety Show - Matinee

45 min Matinee Variety Show/Concert Party featuring all the famous artists from the 40s. The full show is on Saturday night

Brighouse Civic Hall

Sat 6 Jun

£6

1st AfroAsia Week 2015

A business and culture showcase with fashion shows, an exhibition of products, the Miss AfroAsia contest and much more.

UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton

Fri 14 Aug

£1–£15 (£5 adv)

Sat 15 Aug

£1–£15 (£5 adv)

2 Rude

The seven-piece band performs ska, punk and reggae covers.

The Globe, Cardiff

Sun 3 May

£10; £6 earlybird / 07590 471888

  • 15:00 2 Rude The Globe, Cardiff

The 2014 Belfast Tattoo

A showcase of some of the finest regimental, pipe and flute bands, together with The Belfast Tattoo Highland Dance Troupe and a major display from 24 champion drum majors.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 5 Sep

£25–£42.50 / 028 9073 9074

2014 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix

Brit World Champion Tai Woffinden is up against three riders with six World Championships between them in Greg Hancock, Nicki Pedersen and Chris Holder. Also in action is fellow Brit Chris Harris, having been handed a permanent Wild Card for this year's series.

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Sat 4 Jul

£29–£100 / 08442 777 888

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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Swing into summer with not one, but two opportunities to experience our unique, all-ages cabaret, where cake meets comedy and tea pots brew poetry.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 26 May

£5 1pm; £7 7pm / 020 8692 4446

3 DAY Intensive Acting Workshop- Hollywood's Best Acting Coaches/Producers

John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler, two of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, are coming to London for a 3 day Intensive Acting Workshop.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Fri 24 Apr

£350; £300 early bird

Sat 25 Apr

£350; £300 early bird

Sun 26 Apr

£350; £300 early bird

3 Little Pigs: Stuff And Nonsense Theatre Company

The classic children's fairytale transformed into a feast of comical puppetry.

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Sat 11 Apr

£10 (£8; £25) / 01522 882000

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: John Buchan (book)

Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's spy novel.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Sat 28 Mar

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 1 Apr

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 4 Apr

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

…and 60 more dates until 31 Oct

3D Dragon Mask

Have a hunt for the dragon eggs, then make a 3D dragon mask to take home.

Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax

Tue 31 Mar

£3.50 / 01422 352334/354823

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