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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, theatre, live music and many more activities for kids and adults alike. There's bare-knuckle dining at the barbeque and Hog Roast, as well as the Festival Feast prepared in 2015 by five seriously good chefs: Fred Berkmiller…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

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.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

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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May Day 2015

Celebrate International Workers Day at this family day with live music, entertainment, food, drink, stalls and more.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Sun 3 May

Free

World Whisky Day Official Event

Celebrate World Whisky Day with plenty of drams, tours, tastings and music from Shaka Loves You and Viper Swing.

Angels' Share Hotel & Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

£15–£25 Standard ticket price includes complimentary drink on arrival / 0131 247 7000

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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow each year, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun

Kingdom of Fife Real Ale and Cider Festival

A chance to sample over 30 real ales from around the country, as well as wines, ciders, perrys and continental beers. There is live music on offer each night and all guests receive a commemorative beer glass and programme with detailed tasting notes.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Thu 30 Apr

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

Fri 1 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

Sat 2 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

The Glenside Real Ale Festival

The festival will have a 20 different real ales and ciders, hot food and live entertainment, includimng a performance by local band, Gladstone.

The Glenside, Stocksfield

Fri 1 May

Phone for prices / 01661 843060

Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sun 14 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

A Taste Of Modern Mexico

Enjoy a Taste of Modern Mexico at Selfridges Corner Restaurant with Mexican chefs cooking bespoke menus

Selfridges, London W1A

Tue 28 Apr

£80 / 0800 123 400

Wed 29 Apr

£80 / 0800 123 400

Tue 12 May

£80 / 0800 123 400

Wed 13 May

£80 / 0800 123 400

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Urban Market

A curated market featuring original and creative things.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 17 May

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

Gin Festival Leeds

The Gintastic Gin Festival Leeds is place to learn, enjoy and experience over 80 gins.

Leeds City Museum

Sat 2 May

£6.50 / 0113 224 3732

The House Of Peroni May Residency

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings Italy to London once more as The House of Peroni opens in May. Inspired by the Italian Piazza The House is heading east and transforming a space in Brick Lane into a metropolitan garden with food, drink, music and more.

The House Of Peroni, London E1

Thu 14 May

Free

Fri 15 May

Free

Sat 16 May

Free

…and 21 more dates until 10 Jun

Pint of Science Festival

Finally – a chance to combine our two favourite things – science and drinking. In pubs across Glasgow, lively debate – including talks on chemistry, planet earth, psychology and biology – is taking place.

Various venues: Glasgow

Mon 18 May

Times & prices vary

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Tue 19 May

Times & prices vary

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Wed 20 May

Times & prices vary

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

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

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£9 / 0844 481 8898

Secret event: a lively Friday night of retro revival with cocktails. The event is sponsored by Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky and Dewars Blended Whisky, and that's all the details they're releasing. the venue is announced to ticket holders the week before.

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Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£33

Fri 15 May

£33

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Summerhall and Barney's Beer Festival

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with breweries including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

ABBA Tribute Night

Let your hair down and relive the 70s (and to a lesser extent the 80s) with this ABBA tribute night, featuring all the hits, including 'Dancing Queen', 'Take a Chance', 'The Name of the Game', 'Super Trouper', 'Thank You for the Music' and many more. Dinner includes, per person, a three-course set dinner, half bottle of…

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester

Fri 6 Nov

£49; £99 for overnight stay, full English breakfast and use of the leisure facilities / 0845 400 0003

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 12 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Sun 13 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Cocktail Making Masterclass

Learn how to create your own versions of four cocktails.

Vinopolis, London SE1

Thu 7 May

£40 / 0870 241 4040

Thu 21 May

£40 / 0870 241 4040

Thu 4 Jun

£40 / 0870 241 4040

Thu 18 Jun

£40 / 0870 241 4040

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Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland. Also expect live music and DJs.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Fri 7 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 212 8810

Dates provisional.

Sat 8 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 212 8810

Dates provisional.

Sun 9 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 212 8810

Dates provisional.

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

In the 1990s, having built up an international reputation as a flower festival with over 1000 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors, the Dundee Flower and Food Festival organisers decided to branch out to include local food and drink. And despite starting with just a handful of stalls in that first year, the three-day event now…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 4 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Sat 5 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Sun 6 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Eat.Sip.Indulge London Food Tour

Take a walking tour of London and tuck in to eight tastings along the London Bridge Quarters route.

London Bridge Quarters, SE1

Tue 28 Apr

£65

Wed 29 Apr

£65

Thu 30 Apr

£65

…and 351 more dates until 2 Sep 2016

The Glasgow Real Ale Festival

Real ale festival, organised by CAMRA, and featuring more than 100 British beers, plus real cider and beer from Bavaria.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Fri 26 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Sat 27 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Great Grampian Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Jun

£6

Fri 5 Jun

£6

Sat 6 Jun

£6

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