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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sat 28 Feb

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 1 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 50 more dates until 20 Apr

Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

FFX Tool Show 2015

The Uk's Favourite Tool Show Is Back! Live Demos from industry experts, unbeatable deals, competitions, masterclasses and more!

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 01622 630975

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 01622 630975

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 01622 630975

Edinburgh Fair Trade Festival

An Edinburgh festival to promote and celebrate fair trade. Combining fair trade stalls, speakers, refreshments, music and more.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 560 1581

Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 14 Mar

£17 (£15; Family £14.50; Children £15) / 01592 583302

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Buxton Opera House

Sat 14 Mar

£16 (Children £14) / 0845 127 2190

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Artisan and Collectors Fair

Art, knitwear, furniture, clothing, food and drink and more at this fair from Carnaby Markets.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 01382 434940

Sun 10 May

Free / 01382 434940

Kevin Cummins: Disclosure

Photographic portraits of some of the most iconic rock stars from the last 40 years, featuring images of The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Joy Division, Liam Gallagher and The Stone Roses.

Lucy Bell Gallery, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 01424 434828

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

…and 28 more dates until 11 Apr

Cat Video Festival

GoMA and Glasgow Film Festival present the UK premiere of the Internet Cat Video Festival. No longer a guilty habit, the watching of feline clips has gone mainstream. The videos in the programme range from clips dating back to 1901, to animations and shorts featuring some more familiar feline faces.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Glasgow Film Festival.

The Slab Boys

Seminal piece of Scottish theatre by John Byrne depicting one Friday in the life of the boys who work in the slab room of a Paisley carpet factory.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 5 Mar

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 7 Mar

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 14 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 2 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 6 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 9 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

…and 4 more dates until 23 May

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 27 Feb

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 28 Feb

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 6 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 8 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 10 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 11 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

…and 4 more dates until 25 Apr

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Gandeys Thrill Circus

An all-human circus of action-packed antics.

The Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Sat 7 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Sun 8 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

…and 7 more dates until 15 Mar

Chop Pop

Japanese artist Tomoe Ishida, self-styled as Chop Pop, has been charming the collective socks off Glasgow institutions such as the Subway and the GFT by sending them beautiful paper-cut images of their buildings, 'love letters to Glasgow.'

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 276 5365

Exhibition on Viewing Platform, 6th floor

  • 10:30 – 16:00 Chop Pop The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Jessica Van Der Weert: FlipSide

Original portraits of world renowned DJs and producers by the Brighton-based photographer, who have ventured out from behind the decks in aid of the British Tinnitus Association. Her subjects include Boy George, Carl Cox, DJ Fresh, Fatboy Slim, Goldie, Jaguar Skills, Judge Jules, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Paul Oakenfold…

Hoxton Gallery, London E2

Fri 27 Feb

Free

Sat 28 Feb

Free

Sun 1 Mar

Free

…and 3 more dates until 4 Mar

The King's Speech

  • Directed by: Roxana Silbert
  • Written by: David Seidler

David Seidler's play which he later adapted into the 2010 film about King George VI and his relationship with speech therapist and failed actor Lionel Logue.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 28 Feb

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Tue 3 Mar

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Thu 5 Mar

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 7 Mar

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£15–£35 / 01223 578933

Sat 14 Mar

£15–£35 / 01223 578933

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 23 Apr

£20.50–£36.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 25 Apr

£20.50–£36.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Twelve Angry Men

  • Directed by: Christopher Haydon
  • Written by: Henry Fonda

A jury must decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father in this depiction of the tense 1957 film that starred Henry Fonda.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 5 Mar

£24–£30; £18–£26 (£23–£28) / 01242 572573

Sat 7 Mar

£24–£30; £18–£26 (£23–£28) / 01242 572573

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 11 Jun

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.50–£31.50 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 13 Jun

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.50–£31.50 / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 15 Apr

£15–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 18 Apr

£15–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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Sister Act: Hessle Theatre Company

A musical based on the popular 1990s film about a singer who must go undercover with a group of nuns after she witnesses a murder.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 21 Mar

£10–£18 / 01482 226655

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£44.50

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 1 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Sat 16 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

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Hina Matsuri Japanese Spring Festival

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami, sampling some Asian sweets and testing out some Japanese fashion.

Kibble Palace, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 334 2422

Wellington Church, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0141 334 0454

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7100

…and 7 more dates until 28 Nov

Stamperama PaperCraft

A rubber stamp and papercraft show. Ideal for cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre

Sun 1 Mar

£3 / 01438 363200

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Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 2 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Farinelli And The King

  • Written by: Claire van Kampen

Claire van Kampen's play, featuring a selection of arias first sung by Farinelli, is set in 18th-century Spain. Philip V of Spain is racked with depression and suffering from insomnia, so the Queen, desperate to help relieve her husband of his suffering, begs the famous castrato Farinelli, to sing to the King.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Thu 5 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

Sun 8 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

  • Written by: Prokofiev

Northern Ballet's Shakespeare adaptation of the classic tale of star crossed lovers. The timeless ballet is set to Prokofiev's unforgettable score and played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

Apollo Carmarthen

Sun 22 Mar

0871 220 6000

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Sun 22 Mar

0151 214 1370

Light Cinema, Wisbech

Sun 22 Mar

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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