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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

Cinderella: The Exhibition

Original costumes designed by Sandy Powell and props from Disney's new live action film of the classic fairytale directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Cinderella's glass slipper, which was made from a solid Swarovski crystal with 221 facets in a light-reflecting Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis coating.

Leicester Square, London WC2H

Tue 31 Mar

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Wed 1 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Thu 2 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

…and 8 more dates until 10 Apr

All the Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 14 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

…and 36 more dates until 22 Dec

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Tue 31 Mar

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 14 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

…and 36 more dates until 22 Dec

Redd Function Suite, Dundee

Tue 31 Mar

£5

Tue 7 Apr

£5

Tue 14 Apr

£5

…and 37 more dates until 29 Dec

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

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 back to top

Eat, Drink, Work, Rest And Play Exhibition

Exhibition of work by Colin Wilkinson and John Shakespeare celebrating everyday life and objects, taking inspiration from the people they have met and the places they have visited.

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0121 236 4353

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0121 236 4353

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0121 236 4353

…and 9 more dates until 11 Apr

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

Haddington Festival

A local festival with a range of activities and musical concerts, exhibitions, craft fairs and a daily café and sporting competitions.

Various venues: Haddington

Thu 28 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 29 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 7 Jun

Helena Almeida: Inhabited drawings / Desenhos habitados

The first London show dedicated to important Portuguese artist Almeida, whose work consistently questions the painting tradition.

Richard Saltoun Gallery, London W1W

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 020 7637 1225

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 020 7637 1225

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 020 7637 1225

…and 36 more dates until 22 May

Big Sunday Dundee WestFest

Big Sunday is Dundee WestFest’s own mini festivalette. Magdalen Green is filled with stalls, children’s rides, art activities, live music, sport tasters, a beer garden and food vendors.

Magdalen Green, Dundee

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 433 647

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Counterflows

Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent in spaces across Glasgow.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sat 4 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sun 5 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Dunbar Street Art Trail

Walk the streets of Dunbar looking at art.

Various venues: Dunbar

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01450 218 121

Francine Isaacs - Local Green Champions: Making A Difference

Commissioned by the Green Hub, Francine Isaacs researched and documented 'local green champions' highlighting the role of people acting locally to combat climate change. Photo portraits and edited interviews create a positive and inspirational mood.

The Workhouse, Llanfyllin

Tue 31 Mar

Free

Wed 1 Apr

Free

Thu 2 Apr

Free

…and 8 more dates until 10 Apr

Free Guided Tours of Glasgow Art Club

Guided tours of the club. Booking is essential.

The Glasgow Art Club

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 248 5210

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

…and 17 more dates until 15 Dec

Harry Cory Wright: Anglia

Images of the Eastern lowlands of the British Isles.

Eleven, London SW1W

Thu 14 May

Free / 020 7823 5540

Fri 15 May

Free / 020 7823 5540

Sat 16 May

Free / 020 7823 5540

…and 45 more dates until 18 Jul back to top

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

Aabru Art's Transcending Boundaries 2015

The largest selling modern and contemporary West African art show in London featuring work by 35 Nigerian artists.

Asia House, London W1G

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 07847 244217

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 07847 244217

Lacey Contemporary, London W11

Fri 24 Apr

Times vary / Free / 07847 244217

Sat 25 Apr

Times vary / Free / 07847 244217

Sun 26 Apr

Times vary / Free / 07847 244217

…and 15 more dates until 11 May

La Petite Maison, London W1K

Sun 17 May

Times vary / Free / 07847 244217

Craft Fair

Jewellery, textiles, photography, cards, clothing and accessories.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Craft Fair RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 260 9000

Fri 1 May

Free / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Craft Fair RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 260 9000

Sat 2 May

Free / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Craft Fair RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 260 9000

…and 2 more dates until 4 May

David Watkinson Sculpture Exhibition

Exhibition of seven sculptures which symbolise Nature's evolution, harmony and drama, and exemplify David's exploitation of symmetry, light and movement.

The Alnwick Garden

Tue 31 Mar

Free, plus admission £7.32, child £2.30, concs £5.54, family £16.72, under 4s free / 01665 511350

Wed 1 Apr

Free, plus admission £7.32, child £2.30, concs £5.54, family £16.72, under 4s free / 01665 511350

Edinburgh Art Festival

As if Edinburgh isn’t already luxuriating in an embarrassment of riches in August, it also hosts the UK’s largest annual visual arts bonanza, involving galleries large and small, national and private, permanent and temporary, all across the city. The multi-disciplinary Edinburgh Art Festival is now in its 12th year and…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Thu 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Fri 31 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sat 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Glasgow Open House Art Festival

Emerging and established contemporary artists that inhabit Glasgow open the doors of the city's domestic and disused spaces to reveal a program of exhibitions, performances and events.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 1 May

Times vary / Free

Hidden Door Festival

Artists of all stripes congregate for the Hidden Door interdisciplinary arts festival, which features dozens of cool musicians, bands, artists, poets and filmmakers under one roof, often working in new and exciting combinations.

Old Street Lighting Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 30 May

Jon March Photography Exhibition

Photographs inspired by the landscape around Blaenau Ffestiniog, some of which have been printed onto slate.

National Trust: Plas Newydd Country House And Gardens, Llanfairpwll

Tue 31 Mar

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

Wed 1 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

Thu 2 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

…and 13 more dates until 15 Apr

Kate Downie: Estuary

New work with an estuarine theme.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 558 1200

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 558 1200

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 558 1200

…and 21 more dates until 28 Apr

Kevin Cummins: Disclosure

Photographic portraits of some of the most iconic rock stars from the last 40 years, featuring images of The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Joy Division, Liam Gallagher and The Stone Roses.

Lucy Bell Gallery, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 01424 434828

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 01424 434828

…and 7 more dates until 11 Apr back to top