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Royal Greenwich Get Together

A day out celebrating the military traditions of the borough, but with lots of kids' activities including a pop-up circus theatre, a community parade and street food, bars and a farmers' market.

Artillery Square, Woolwich

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

General Gordon Square, London SE18

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Burntisland Summer Fair

All the fun of the fair with something for everyone, including children's and adult rides, side stalls and more candy floss than you can shake a stick at.

Burntisland Links

Wed 26 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Thu 27 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Fri 28 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 12:00 – 22:00
…and 51 more dates until 18 Aug

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a bigger, glitzier show than ever before.

The Fountainbridge Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

York Racecourse

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 01904 620911

Race for Life

Join the UK's largest women-only fundraising event and walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0845 600 6050

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams. Sellers must book a stall in advance.

Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

Sun 21 Jul

Free / 01614 851 605

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Underbelly and Erth From creators Erth Visual & Physical Inc, critically acclaimed international hit Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™ takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre. Get right up close and personal with an amazing array of prehistoric creatures, from baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Larry Dean: Bampot

  • 3 stars

Larry presents a new hour of thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

The Finsbury, London N4

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 8809 1142

'Bright Souls': The Forgotten Story of Britain's First Female Artists

Exhibition of works by 17th century artists Joan Carlisle, Mary Beale and Anne Killigrew.

Lyon & Turnbull, London W2

Thu 27 Jun

Fri 28 Jun

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Martin and Logy are back in Edinburgh and ready to have some fun. This family-friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go wow! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots and lots of laughing. All the way from…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Fri 2 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Sat 3 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Mardi Gras

A taste of New Orleans on multiple stages in the heart of Edinburgh.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jul

Free

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Theatre of Robert Anton

Work by the avant-garde theatre artist Robert Anton, the first time it's been seen in the UK.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Aidan Greene: Eternal Sunshine of the Stammering Man

Aidan Greene / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is a person who stutters. But what if he wasn’t? Is it better to have stammered and changed or to never have stammered at all? Come learn how having a disability can shape you into the person you become. For better, or worse. Rapid-fire comedy…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Foil Arms and Hog – Swines

WhiteDucks Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato… you racist. Sold-out Fringe 2009-2018. Over 100 million hits on YouTube. Foil Arms and Hog return to the magnificent McEwan Hall with their brand-new show, Swines. ★★★★★ (Irish Times). ★★★★ (Times). ★★★★…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Pirates Off Portrush

Pirate festival featuring a whole host of fun family activities.

Portrush

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Little Fix

A tribute band powering through Little Mix's biggest pop hits. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Empire, Rochdale

Sat 29 Jun

Loadofhay Craft Market

Craft market filled with handmade goodies.

Pinner Village Hall

Sun 28 Jul

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 25 Aug

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 22 Sep

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 22 Dec

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Moon Dragon Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be. However, all is not yet lost, as with the help of the audience and some wonderful characters along the way to help him, Bertie can ensure that the night will be saved, and all can return just as it should be. This original…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

The Green

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Green

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Green

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Following a total sell-out run in Edinburgh two years ago (including extra shows), as well as sell-out runs at the London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall, Clive Anderson once again takes the reins as many of the original cast members reunite in this now legendary live version of the…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

The Brave Ceilidh Band - Stramash

The Brave Ceilidh Band - Live at Stramash Friday 28th June 7pm The Brave are one of the very top ceilidh bands in Scotland. The band are excellent calling and teaching every dance creating a fun night and atmosphere. ***FREE ENRTY*** What's On Edinburgh Old Town Pub Co

Stramash, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0131 623 4353

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mulberry's ‘my Local’ Series: Yak

The second of Mulberry’s ‘My Local’ Series sees the British brand takeover Sebright Arms to host an evening of classic pub entertainment with live music from YAK and DJ sets from James Massiah and Lou Hayter.  Guests will enjoy complimentary pub snacks and drinks.  Guests must be over 18 years of age. Entry to the event…

The Sebright Arms, London E2

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 020 7729 0937

Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail

Track down the 200 designed Oor Wullie statues and 350 mini sculptures scattered around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and beyond, before they're reunited for a two-day exhibition and then auctioned off for charity.

Various venues: Scotland

Thu 27 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Fri 28 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 09:00
…and 62 more dates until 30 Aug

St Olave's Lunctime Recitals

Free lunchtime classical concerts every Wednesday and Thursday at 1.05pm

St Olave's Church, London EC3R

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 020 7488 4318

  • 13:05 – 13:55

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 7488 4318

  • 13:05 – 13:55

Thu 4 Jul

Free / 020 7488 4318

  • 13:05 – 13:55
…and 50 more dates until 26 Dec

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 64 more dates until 1 Sep

Wind in the Willows

Quantum Theatre adapt Mole, Ratty and Badger's madcap adventures for the open-air stage.

Sticklebarn, Great Langdale

Wed 21 Aug

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 015394 37356