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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, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alike. Previous festivals have featured a barbeque and a hog roast.

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Moet Academy – Bringing the Champagne Region to the Heart Of London

An educational wine experience, following classic wines from grape to glass.

Oxo Tower, London SE1

Tue 14 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

Thu 16 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

Fri 17 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

…and 6 more dates until 24 Apr

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sat 20 Jun

£15 (£13.50) / 01235 515144

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Thu 16 Apr

£16 / 0115 846 7777

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

Scottish Food & Drink Producer Free Showcase Tasting

Meet Scottish producers of food and drink, have a chat and discover more about their range of products. There's also a draw, so you can be in with a chance to win a selection of foodie goodies yourself.

Cranachan and Crowdie, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

Only Fools And Three Courses

Fun night of comedy and good food with the characters of Only Fools and Horses. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Don't sit under the chandelier, though.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Fri 10 Jul

£34.95

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Fri 8 May

£35 (includes meal, show and disco) / 0871 334 1919

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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The Scotch Whisky Training School

An intensive one-day course in the tasting, blending, serving and history of scotch whisky, with a 'Certificate of Expertise' at the end.

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 16 Apr

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 14 May

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

…and 7 more dates until 8 Dec

Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

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Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

…and 64 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

Artisan Du Chocolat Cocktail Collaboration

Set time aside this Easter for some serious chocolate appreciation and sweet indulgence, savouring the delights of hand-made Artisan du Chocolat treats perfectly paired with bespoke cocktails!

The Botanist, London SW1W

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0077

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0077

Easter Afternoon Tea

Seasonal sandwiches, chocolate treats, hot cross buns, plus scones and pastries. What's missing? No, not a harpist – there's one of those, too.

Palm Court, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Sat 4 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Sun 5 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Mon 6 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Gibside Farmers' Market

Buy fresh seasonal foods and high quality crafts direct from local producers, plus tasting and cooking demos.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 2 May

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 16 May

Free / 01207 541820

Holyrood Kitchen

Pop-up restaurant from the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine and Historic Scotland, serving Scottish cuisine with a view.

Holyrood Park Education Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

£50 (Members £45) / 0131 652 8150

Sat 9 May

£50 (Members £45) / 0131 652 8150

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Juniper Green Farmers' Market

Launched in 2010, Juniper Green farmers’ market is held in the car park of the Juniper Green Dental Surgery on the fourth Saturday of the month. Some producers vary attendance with the seasons, but regular stallholders include Hopetoun Farm Shop, with their meats, game, vegetables, ready meals and preserves…

Juniper Green Village Hall

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 07528 530502

Sat 23 May

Free / 07528 530502

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 07528 530502

…and 5 more dates until 28 Nov

Quartermile Market

Monthly market selling products by local designers, makers and artists as well as street food. There's even something to keep the dog happy with a stall specialising in cupcakes for dogs.

Lister Square, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 1 May

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0845 000 2525

…and 6 more dates until 4 Dec

Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival

A springtime event to celebrate the Year of Food & Drink. As well as producers showing off their delicious wares (think local meat, fish, cheese, veg and much more), there's also cookery classes, demonstrations, live music and much more.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01389 751031

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01389 751031

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Tuck in to homemade cake and sandwiches at this vintage afternoon tea with the Maggie's choir performing a selection of hits.

Maggie's Centre Gartnavel, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 0141 357 2269

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 6 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sat 7 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sun 8 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

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Botanics Late: The Hive & The Still

A late night knees-up at the Botanics, focusing on two of the things that make Scotland great – no, not Irn Bru and deep fried Mars bars: whisky and honey. There's entertainment, chefs, scientists, demonstrations and interactive activities to get stuck into, plus you'll probably get to eat and drink a fair amount.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

John Hope Gateway

£14 Tickets available exclusively through Itison - click button below to book / 0131 248 2909

Brunch Bingo

Fun brunch bingo session.

The Well, London EC1V

Sat 4 Apr

£2 / 020 7251 9363

Sat 2 May

£2 / 020 7251 9363

Sat 6 Jun

£2 / 020 7251 9363

…and 5 more dates until 7 Nov

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

£18 (Children £8; Seniors £15) / 02393 787613

Cakefest Edinburgh

A quirky wee one-dayer where all you budding Bake Off -ers can create a map of Edinburgh made entirely out of cake. Educational … and delicious.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

Times vary / Free / 0131 248 2909

Call My Bluff Wine Dinner

Put your wine knowledge to the test!

Candlesticks Hotel and Restaurant, Stamford

Fri 22 May

£50 / 01780 764033

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