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Ola Birmingham Mela

A celebration of South Asian culture, the Mela features music, dance, food & drink and traditional arts & crafts.

Victoria Park, Smethwick

Sat 20 Jul

£1

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sun 21 Jul

£1

  • 12:00 – 19:00

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

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Beyond Realism: Dada and Surrealism

Beyond Realism brings together some of the finest examples of Dada and Surrealist art from the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, featuring works by artists such as Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. This expanded display provides an opportunity to view our world-famous collection in greater…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Elisabeth Schilling: Felt

Choreographer Elisabeth Schilling performs a dance piece designed as a homage to the sense of touch.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Jul

£4–£6 / 0131 550 3660

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 29 Jun

£3–£5 / 0141 330 4221

  • 14:30

Mareel, Lerwick

Sat 20 Jul

£10 / 01595 743843

  • 17:00

Poussin's Sacraments

Painted in Rome by the French artist Nicolas Poussin, the Seven Sacraments is one of the greatest sets of paintings in the history of Western art. The founder of the classical tradition in French art, Poussin aimed to achieve a noble and pure style of painting, preferring to paint for private patrons who shared his…

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6560

Sonic Séance

Performance of sound, music and dance about women's empowerment and confronting hegemonic colonialist narratives.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Jul

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 Jul

We Also Asked for Love: Gay Men's Narrative Portraits of Resilience and Resistance

Narrative portraiture artwork by Eleonora Scalise featuring ten diverse gay men.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

Christmas Light Festival – Sing!

An evening of festive song and celebration as part of the Ashmolean's One World weekend and Oxford's tenth annual Christmas Light Festival.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Sat 16 Nov

Free / 01865 278000

Imagining Power: The Visual Culture of the Jacobite Cause

This dramatic exhibition considers the Jacobites - those loyal to the deposed Stuart dynasty at home and abroad. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has the most extensive and significant collection of Jacobite visual material in the world. The term ‘Jacobite’ derives from ‘Jacobus’, the Latin form of James, and…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Jan 2020

Free / 0131 624 6200

Inspirational India

Galerie Mirages For over 2,000 years Indian textiles have had a major influence on fashion in Europe, in the last 400 years they have inspired British design from the Paisley pattern to liberty print. The gallery itself grew out of this Scottish/Indian connection and it is our 33rd festival. This selling exhibition is…

Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2603

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2603

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2603

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 1 Sep

Members Curator Tour: Keith Haring

Members can join us for an exclusive tour of Keith Haring

Tate Liverpool

Thu 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 702 7400

Rekorder-land

Multi-sensory, mixed reality pop-up bar serving up Rekorderlig drinks.

Underbelly Festival, London SE1

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

…and 17 more dates until 14 Jul

Summer Exhibition

Exhibition of works by Nancy Turnbull, Tom Sutton-Smith, Ian Rawnsley and Moy Mackay.

Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 01721 722116

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 01721 722116

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Abstract Art and Britain between the Wars

From the early years of the twentieth century artists wondered if they could create paintings that, like music, could be composed without referring to a subject, relying instead upon patterns of colour, line and form. This approach, often called Constructivist, was particularly popular in Revolutionary Russia, and was…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Auto-Destruct

A group exhibition on the destructive nature of technological advancements.

Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 34 more dates until 31 Aug

Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby

Community event aiming to promote the town of Castle Douglas.

Castle Douglas Town Hall

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 01387 253 383

  • 12:00

Exhibition Talk: Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

With Carly Collier, curator of 'Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour' at Royal Collection Trust This talk will introduce us to the exhibition and its main themes and highlights. Image: Paul Jacob, The Queen and Prince Albert landing at St Pierre, Guernsey, 24 August 1846

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 13 Aug

£5 / 0191 232 7734

Family Workshops for Children with SEND

We warmly invite families with a child/children with disabilities and their siblings to join us for a free art workshop at Autograph's gallery in Shoreditch. The whole family is invited to get involved in creative play exploring the senses - playing with textures, light, sculpture and a variety of art materials.This…

Autograph, London EC2A

Sat 29 Jun

Free but ticketed / 020 7729 9200

Sat 27 Jul

Free but ticketed / 020 7729 9200

Sat 31 Aug

Free but ticketed / 020 7729 9200

Sat 28 Sep

Free but ticketed / 020 7729 9200

Graffiti Art Class

Two-hour, one-day art classes in graffiti techniques. Each participant creates their own 3'x3' poster to take away. All equipment provided. Ages 5+.

Zap Graffiti Arts, Liverpool

Sat 29 Jun

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 6 Jul

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Jul

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Lunchtime Lecture: China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities

When author, Austin Williams began researching China’s urban development in 2011, the country claimed to have 11 Eco-cities: environmentally-friendly, sustainable, smart, low-carbon, urban centres. Within 5 years, it had documented 285. China has regularly been portrayed as an environmental pariah, so are we witnessing…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Wed 26 Jun

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7942 2000

Paisley's Weaving Materiality

Weaving workshop using locally-made materials.

Made in Paisley

Mon 1 Jul

Paolozzi Studio

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi is considered one of the most versatile sculptors in post-war Britain. He was born into an Italian-Scots family and grew up in Leith, Edinburgh, later moving to London. Throughout his career, Paolozzi combined his work as an artist with teaching in art colleges in British and, for periods, in Germany.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Pause ll Play

Works exploring the need to play.

Bargain Studio, St Leonards-on-Sea

Mon 24 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Wed 26 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 94 more dates until 28 Sep

Teresa Keenan Art History Tours

Teresa Keenan Art History Tours. Join Teresa Keenan, Art Historian at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh for a visual journey of religious artworks across the ages. As a consultant to the Runciman Apse Trust www.runcimanapsetrust.com Teresa offers guided tours of culturally significant 18th-century artworks in the…

St Patrick's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

The Memorial Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 1973

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Memorial Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 1973

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

The Memorial Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 1973

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 17 Aug

Adult Drawing and Painting Classes

Drawing and painting classes for adults, suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists. All materials included.

Airdrie Town Hall

Thu 27 Jun

Over-16s only

£6 (£5.50) / 01236632828

Pather Artworks, Wishaw

Fri 28 Jun

Over-16s only

£6 (£5.50) / 01236632828