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Edinburgh Fair Trade Festival

An Edinburgh festival to promote and celebrate fair trade. Combining fair trade stalls, speakers, refreshments, music and more.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 560 1581

The War On Drugs

Cosmic Americana from this Philadelphia band.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Mon 2 Mar

£23 / 0844 477 2000

Tue 24 Mar

£23 / 0844 477 2000

Rock City, Nottingham

Sun 1 Mar

£20 / 0845 413 4444

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 1155

The Typist

Flamenco theatre production with film and live music.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

£6–£12 / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30 – 21:00 The Typist Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Bedford Park

Sun 2 Aug

£35 / 01234 221749

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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Hina Matsuri Japanese Spring Festival

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami, sampling some Asian sweets and testing out some Japanese fashion.

Kibble Palace, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 334 2422

Wellington Church, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0141 334 0454

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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 553 1876

Lovers Freeze, with Hector Bizerk, Helen Mort, Eyes of Others, Paul Hullah and Martin Metcalfe.

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

The Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Fri 16 Oct

£17 (Seniors £15; Children £15) / 01803 328385

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 28 Feb

£16.50 (£14.50) / 0131 665 2240

Century Theatre, Coalville

Sat 7 Mar

£14–£16 / 01530 278 444

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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

Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker

Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 28 Feb

£16.50 / 01539 725 133

With McCusker And Doyle - Impropera.

Cambridge Junction

Tue 3 Mar

£17 / 01223 511511

With McCusker And Doyle - Impropera.

The Citadel, St Helens

Fri 6 Mar

£20 / 01744 735436

With McCusker And Doyle - Impropera.

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Folk Friday

Relaxed folk night.

The Tolbooth Tavern, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0131 629 4500

…and 39 more dates until 18 Dec

Farinelli And The King

  • Written by: Claire van Kampen

Claire van Kampen's play, featuring a selection of arias first sung by Farinelli, is set in 18th-century Spain. Philip V of Spain is racked with depression and suffering from insomnia, so the Queen, desperate to help relieve her husband of his suffering, begs the famous castrato Farinelli, to sing to the King.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Wed 4 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

Thu 5 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

Fri 6 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

…and 2 more dates until 8 Mar

Lentfest

An annual festival of faith and arts, incorporating theatre, film screenings, music, poetry and visual arts, across the Archdiocese of Glasgow.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

Times & prices vary

Sat 28 Feb

Times & prices vary

Sun 1 Mar

Times & prices vary

…and 35 more dates until 5 Apr

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 2 May

£24–£35 / 01892 530613

Buxton Opera House

Sun 1 Mar

£36 (£33) / 0845 127 2190

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 2 Apr

£28 / 01382 434940

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Spoony's House

DJ Spoony plays house, garage, funk and disco.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 27 Mar

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 24 Apr

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 29 May

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 26 Jun

£10 / 0844 847 2514

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Elegies From Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

An evening of free verse set to blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, celebrating the lives of AIDS victims.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Sun 31 May

£30–£40 / 0844 847 1778

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 16 Apr

£20 / 01382 434940

£20 (£18) / 01382 434940

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 26 Mar

£21 / 01325 486555

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 7 Mar

£20.50 / 0151 666 0000

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

RSNO: The Music of John Williams

Some classical fans may flare their nostrils at the idea of a concert devoted to the music of the guy who wrote the score for E.T., but from the brutal simplicity of the two-note 'shark theme' in Jaws to the sinister music-box tinkle of 'Hedwig's Theme', the unifying musical motif in the Harry Potter films, Williams…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 14 Mar

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Mar

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

Placebo

The angsty Gothic alt.rockers perform track from their latest Loud Like Love.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 22 Mar

£29.50 / 01702 351135

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 19 Mar

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

£29.50 / 0131 477 3500

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Van Morrison

Legendary Irish curmudgeon and hugely influential blues and jazz artist plays tracks from his career.

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Sun 15 Mar

£95–£300 / 02890 271066

Mon 16 Mar

£95–£300 / 02890 271066

Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London W14

Sat 28 Feb

£75–£95

  • 18:30 – 00:00 Van Morrison Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London

Sun 1 Mar

£75–£95

  • 18:30 – 00:00 Van Morrison Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Wed 25 Mar

£28–£155.50 / 020 7589 8212

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Emerge 2015

Emerging talent, with Vintage Soul, Anjelo Disons, Blair Rhoden, Jamie Grey, D-Kel, Sam Wise, Honor, Outline and Neomia Alves.

The Bedford, London SW12

Thu 12 Mar

£5 / 020 8682 8940

Gemma & The Travellers

Soul, R&B and Northern Soul plus a health dose of 60s groove from Gemma & the Travellers.

Underbelly, London N1

Sat 25 Apr

£6.95 / 020 7837 4412

With Little Cadeau and Bare John.

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