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Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 29 more dates until 3 May

The Blackpool Antiques and Collectors Fair

A variety of antiques and collectible memorabilia.

The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool

Sun 5 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 10 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Awful Ancestors

Learn more about the horrible history of Braemar Castle, including the chef cooking up potions in the kitchen and a prisoner in the dungeon who is waiting to be punished … but how?

Braemar Castle

Sun 19 Apr

Included in admission / 01339 741219

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 19 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

The English Festival

A festival in celebration of Englishness and St George's Day, with farm animals, a trip to the seaside and a village square.

Riverside Country Park, Gillingham

Sat 18 Apr

Free

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The Kelpies Tour

See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these pieces of art.

The Kelpies, Grangemouth

Thu 2 Apr

Sold out

Fri 3 Apr

Sold out

Sat 4 Apr

Sold out

…and 211 more dates until 1 Nov

April Foolery

Homesick for her French childhood, the Queen commands her court to take on the Gallic style of celebrating Easter, abound with clowning around and merriment.

Stirling Castle

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Chinese Kung Fu & Qigong Demonstration

A demonstration of Kung fu and Qigong from Master Michael Tse and his students, with the option to take part in a workshop after the demonstration.

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 25 Apr

£5 for demonstration, £10 for workshop (Children £3 for demonstration, £5 for workshop) / 020 8224 2306

Please do not contact the venue directly for tickets.

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 25 Apr

£5 reserved seats (Children £3 under 12s) / 020 8224 2306

Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday

Contemporary works and displays celebrating the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Thu 2 Apr

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

Fri 3 Apr

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

Sat 4 Apr

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

…and 268 more dates until 31 Dec

Roman Empire: Power and People

The Roman Empire went to show how far you can get with no ideas of your own and a really huge army: at its peak it stretched from the border with Scotland in the North to southern Egypt in the South, and Portugal in the West to the Caspian Sea in the East. Roman Empire: Power and People is a dazzling touring exhibition of…

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 01382 307200

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01382 307200

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 307200

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Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair

A large selection of collectables old and new, from rare treasures for the connoisseur to interesting and affordable pieces for anyone and everyone.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 4 Apr

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 2 May

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 6 Jun

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

…and 4 more dates until 3 Oct

Allerton Park Traction Engine Rally

Steam rally with other attractions, including crafts and fine foods. Booking is essential.

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Sun 24 May

£8 (under 16s £3; over 65s £6; Children free; Family £20) / 01423 330 927

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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Berwick's Garrison Story

A celebration of the military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

£150 / 0131 221 0818

Bygone Borderlands

Exhibition and talks about life in the bordlerlands.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 2 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 3 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 24 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 25 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Celebration of the Centuries

The largest event in Historic Scotland's calendar sees Fort George play host to hundreds of historical re-enactors for a day of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities covering military history from the Roman period to the twentieth century.

Fort George, Nr Nairn

Sat 8 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

Sun 9 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

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Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May

Claymore

War games, science games, fantasy fiction games, participation games. Honestly, what more could you gamers want?

Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Sat 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07795 054047

  • 10:00 Claymore Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Cradle of Scotland

A look at some of the discoveries made at the architectural site of Forteviot in Perthshire, which is being examined by the University of Glasgow’s Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Thu 3 Sep

Free / 0141 330 4221

Fri 4 Sep

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 103 more dates until 3 Jan 2016

Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 74 more dates until 17 Jun

Easter Sunday Fun Day

Easter Sunday for fun kids and adults alike – including pancakes to munch in the Drawing Room, a tour of the exhibition and Easter-themed arts and crafts.

Braemar Castle

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01339 741219

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