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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

Tue 31 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 1 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Thu 2 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 18 more dates until 20 Apr

Inflatable Fun City

Yes, it is exactly as it sounds – a whole load of inflatable objects for wee ones to jump around on, with everything from bouncy castles to slides. Bad news for grown ups though, it's only for ages 2–12.

Glasgow Green

Fri 3 Apr

£7.99

Sat 4 Apr

£7.99

Sun 5 Apr

£7.99

…and 14 more dates until 19 Apr

RSA New Contemporaries 2015

The RSA's annual show of work by 72 graduates from the 2014 degree shows in art schools around the country, one of the art calendar's most important showcases for emerging talent.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Wed 1 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Thu 2 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

…and 36 more dates until 8 May

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 24 Apr

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 15 May

£25.50

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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

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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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Irvine Welsh: A Decent Ride

The renowned Scottish author returns with his latest novel, A Decent Ride, which follows one his most popular characters – hustler cabbie Terry Lawson (Juice).

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Sun 12 Apr

£12.50 / 01382 434940

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 18 Apr

£13.75 / 01224 641122

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 / 0131 248 4848

The Norwich Gaming Festival 2015

An opportunity to browse and sample games, talks, workshops, screens, creative opportunities, new releases and, the popular Retro Arcade.

The Forum, Norwich

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

A three-room display of the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the man who made Ben-Day dots into his signature style. This display brings together for the first time works by the wittiest of the pop artists.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 283 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

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 Hexagon, Reading

Fri 10 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 12 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Fri 17 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 18 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Tue 14 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

Wed 15 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

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Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 21 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 22 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 23 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

…and 8 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 25 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

…and 5 more dates until 4 Oct

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Wed 18 Nov

£16–£41 / 0114 256 5656

Thu 19 Nov

£16–£41 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 20 Nov

£16–£41 / 0114 256 5656

…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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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

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 44 more dates until 23 May

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 25 Apr

The Atkinson - Theatre

£14 (£5) / 01704 533333

Beggars Theatre, Millom

Sat 30 May

£14 (£5) / 01229 775677

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 1 Apr

£14 (£5)

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Outskirts

Outskirts returns for a day of boundary-traversing installations, performance, art and music. 2015's diverse line-up includes Easterhouse Conversation (a special collaboration between RM Hubbert and Wounded Knee); jazz/electronic reworkings of Krafwek from Radioland; a screening of Enrico Cocozza's The Silver Trumpet…

Platform, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (£7.50; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:00 – 22:00 Outskirts Platform, Glasgow

Aisling Bea

Energetic stand-up from Bea, who was, in 2012, the first woman to win Foster's So You Think You're Funny in 20 years.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0141 212 8810

With Chris Forbes, Joe Hart and MC Ray Bradshaw.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0131 622 8086

With Jarred Christmas, Katie Mulgrew, Joel Dommett and Chris Forbes.

  • 20:00 Aisling Bea The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre
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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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 14 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

Wed 15 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

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

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Laura Marling

Engaging alt.folk from the waif-like singer whose music brims with lyrical depth and maturity.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Fri 24 Apr

£20

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 8 May

£24–£26.50 / 028 9033 4400

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 22 Apr

£20 / 01223 357851

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Liz Larner: Space is better than time, but time is OK

Work by renowned American installation artist.

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 248 3711

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

…and 44 more dates until 23 May

Sir John In Love

The RCS opera department stages Ralph Vaughan Williams' seldom-seen version of Shakespeare's rom-com The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Mon 11 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Wed 13 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Fri 15 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Subculture

Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests.

The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 11 Apr

£12 / 0141 248 4600

With Lil Louis.

  • 23:00 – 04:00 Subculture The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£15 / 0141 248 4600

With Henrik Schwarz.

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Subculture The Sub Club, Glasgow
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Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Apr

£15 / 01383 602302

The Civic, Barnsley

Fri 22 May

£16 (£14) / 01226 327000

Gala, Durham

Thu 23 Apr

£16 / 0191 332 4041

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Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 31 May

£30 / 01256 844244

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 27 Nov

£30 / 028 9033 4400

Sat 28 Nov

£30 / 028 9033 4400

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 11 Sep

£30 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 12 Sep

£30 / 0844 338 5000

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Alexander McCall Smith

Novelist Alexander McCall Smith talks to David Robinson about his Edinburgh writings.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 242 8100

Part of World Book Night.

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

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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Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Wed 15 Apr

£22–£25 / 020 8985 2424

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 14 Apr

£28 / 08432 086000

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 13 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 1846

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