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Nick Cave

He's calling it a solo tour but the brooding singer is accompanied by a backing band of current and former Bad Seed members.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 2 May

£60 / 0844 249 4300

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 3 May

£40–£77 / 020 7589 8212

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Thu 30 Apr

£45 / 0115 989 5555

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Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Len Faki, Julio Bashmore, Karenn (live), Robert Hood: Floorplan, Prosumer, Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Sat 30 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Rodriguez

Cult Mexican-American singer-songwriter and subject of documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

O2 Apollo Manchester

Tue 5 May

£35 / 0844 477 7677

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 7 May

Sold out / 020 7589 8212

Wed 27 May

Sold out / 020 7589 8212

With + Support.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Clyde Auditorium

£29.50 / 0141 248 3000

With Plus Special Guests.

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Cambridge Junction

Sat 30 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Sun 31 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 23 May

£18–£20 / 01323 412000

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Wed 29 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Fri 9 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 10 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sat 12 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 13 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Nov

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 11 Jul

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

New Hall, Tiverton

Wed 24 Jun

£19.68 / 01884 255 823

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12

Fri 11 Dec

£22.50–£30 / 0844 477 2000

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Tue 12 May

£21 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 15 May

£21 / 01892 530613

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 12 Jun

£21 / 0844 854 2776

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Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 26 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 27 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 2 Sep

£15.50

Thu 3 Sep

£15.50

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Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe

Moving, arresting and truly significant work by prolific American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Featuring ground-breaking portraiture of his contemporaries – Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Patti Smith – and his iconic self-portraits.

Clydebank Museum, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 562 2400

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Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 6 Jun

£17 / 01256 844244

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 16 May

£16 / 01539 725 133

City Hall, Salisbury

Fri 5 Jun

Over-16s only

£16 / 01722 434434

Part of Salisbury Festival.

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Substance

Edinburgh's long-running underground techno party.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

£8

Head Front Panel (live) guests.

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Substance The Art School, Glasgow

Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter

Award-winning Zoe is back with a brand new hour of comedy which takes a sly look at life before dissecting it with razor-sharp wit. This time she's looking at snobbery in the 21st century and how we're all guilty of it.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 5 May

£13 / 0117 922 3686

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sat 23 May

£10–£15 / 01235 515144

Komedia Brighton

Sun 17 May

£10–£12 / 08452 938480

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Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Veteran DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw signs copies of new autobiography No Off Switch and answers questions about a colourful life that's taken him from driving vans for Billy Bragg, to reporting from war zones around the world, to presenting a pioneering late-night music show.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May

£8–£12

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Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles-based producer, Steven Ellison, performs his dance originals.

Manchester Academy

Thu 30 Apr

£20 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 1 May

£44.43 / 0844 477 2000

With MF Doom, Shabazz Palaces and Kutmah.

Gold

Why is gold so scarce? Because it's so heavy: most of the planet's gold sank to the core millions of years ago, with the stuff near the surface coming chiefly from meteorites. This look at the metal's amazing beauty, versatility and symbolism uses objects drawn from the Royal Collection, such as the Rillaton Cup, a Bronze…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 86 more dates until 26 Jul

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Wed 29 Apr

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Thu 30 Apr

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Fri 1 May

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 56 more dates until 26 Jun

The Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of fashion, design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Hotly tipped Scottish trio Prides perform a stripped-back set, with up-and-coming popster KLOË providing the upbeat sounds. Curated by The List and supported by Innis & Gunn and Brugal Rum.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0141 276 5365

Stag & Dagger Presents Live At Glasgow

An all-day music event, featuring performances from Django Django, Honeyblood, Iceage, Jim Valentine, JP Cooper and more, as well as an exclusive preview screening of Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 3 May

£25.76

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ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

Compelling collection of works by the photographer who was repeatedly drawn to the fringes of society.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Wed 29 Apr

Free

Thu 30 Apr

Free

Fri 1 May

Free

…and 30 more dates until 31 May

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK's leading orchestras, with an exceptionally wide repertoire and a special affinity for contemporary music.

City Halls, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Grand Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Joanna Bailie: To be beside the seaside (BBC Commission, World Premiere); Paul Newland: Angus Macphee (BBC Commission, World Premiere); Christopher Trapani: Rust and Stardust (World Premiere); John Croft: …che notturno canta insonne (World Premiere); Cassandra Miller: Cello Concerto, with Charles Curtis (cello). Ilan Volkov conducts. Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Sun 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Peter Ablinger: QUARTZ for high orchestra (BBC Commission, World Premiere); Enno Poppe: Altbau (UK Premiere); Christopher Fox / Rhodri Davies: Topophony (World Premiere), with special guest harp soloist Rhodri Davies. Ilan Volkov conduct

Bette Midler

The American singer and actress, also known as The Divine Miss M, sets out on her first UK tour in 35 years in support of her latest album It’s The Girls!

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 9 Jul

£50–£100 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul

£50–£100 / 0844 248 1585

Manchester Arena

Sat 11 Jul

£50–£100 / 0844 847 8000

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Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. Following the success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour Big Country present their 'Travelling Medicine Acoustic Show', playing acoustic versions of their big hits.

229 The Venue, London W1W

Fri 9 Oct

£25 / 020 7323 7229

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sat 20 Jun

£24.50 / 01903 206206

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 26 Sep

£20 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Big Country The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Written by: Dawn French

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Tue 3 Nov

£20–£39.50 / 0870 606 3536

Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2R

Wed 11 Nov

£24.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9675

Thu 12 Nov

£24.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9675

Fri 13 Nov

£24.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9675

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