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Bridgwater Quayside Festival

One of the must see and go to festivals in Somerset is the Quayside Festival in Bridgwater, Sedgemoor’s free outdoor summer festival. The festival celebrates culture and diversity and Bridgwater’s roots as a historic riverside port and best of all it is FREE to attend! The festival hosts live music, indoor and outdoor…

The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Sat 20 Jul

Free / 01278 433187

British Academy Summer Showcase Late

Annual after-hours look at the British Academy Summer Showcase.

The British Academy, London SW1Y

Fri 21 Jun

Free / +44 (0)20 7969 5316

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Brodie Castle Autumn Food & Craft Festival

Brodie Castle hosts its first Autumn Food and Craft Festival, with local patisseries, chocolates, meats, arts, crafts and other stalls, plus a children's area.

Brodie Castle, Forres

Sat 21 Sep

£4 / 01381 621962

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Sep

£4 / 01381 621962

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Byres Road Makers Market

A market on the last Saturday of the month featuring handmade crafts and work by Scottish designers, artists and crafters.

Hillhead Library, Glasgow

Sat 29 Jun

Times to be confirmed / 0141 339 7223

Sat 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed / 0141 339 7223

Sat 31 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0141 339 7223

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

Camberwell Open House 2019

Art workshops led by Camberwell College of Arts' staff, students and alumni.

Camberwell College Of Arts, London SE5

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 020 7514 6300

Cupar Arts Festival

Festival with a focus on contemporary visual arts that takes place in the rural market town of Cupar. Artworks by established professional visual artists from across the UK and overseas form a curated art trail around the town. The programme of public artworks, performance art and exhibitions also includes music and…

Various Venues, Cupar

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices vary

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Jun

Times & prices vary

Dr Stacey Hunter: Treasure

Exhibition of works by Dr Stacey Hunter inspired by her two month residency in Tokyo and Arita.

The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen

Wed 19 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Thursday morning)

Thu 20 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Friday morning)

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Saturday morning)
…and 93 more dates until 22 Sep

Friday Forum: Dior in Detail - Designing Dreams

Delve deeper into the world of Dior in the company of fashion historians, curators, conservators and designers. From Dior’s dresses for Princess Margaret to accessories and underwear, talks will explore objects on display but also those in the V&A archive. You will gain a closer look at Dior’s use of textiles, his…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 5 Jul

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£15–£45 / 020 7942 2000

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

Festival in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which celebrated the values of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Featuring talks, exhibitions, performances and more, up and down the galleries and museums on Exhibition Road.

Exhibition Road, London SW7

Fri 28 Jun

prices vary

Sat 29 Jun

prices vary

Sun 30 Jun

prices vary

It's (Not) Only Rock'n'Roll …

Exhibition of music photography by Mark Allan, whose subjects include Freddie Mercury, U2 and more.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Thu 20 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Fri 21 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Sat 22 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

…and 6 more dates until 29 Jun

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Anne Goodchild, curator of the current Ivon Hitchens retrospective, presents a fresh perspective on one of Sussex’s favourite adopted sons. 6-7pm Anne Goodchild, who guest curated Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour, was the Curator of Art at the Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield before working freelance. Her most…

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

Thu 22 Aug

£8 / 01243 774557

Linda McCartney Retrospective

Exhibition of photographs taken by Linda McCartney during the 1960s, curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jul

£7/£5 / 0141 276 9599

Sat 6 Jul

£7/£5 / 0141 276 9599

Sun 7 Jul

£7/£5 / 0141 276 9599

…and 188 more dates until 12 Jan 2020

Paper Fabric: Creative Textiles Workshop

Think outside of the box with this stitching workshop using paper and other non-textile materials.

Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh

Fri 30 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £60 / 07739397369

Pin Drop Studio Present: Russell Tovey

Join critically acclaimed British actor, art collector and podcaster, Russell Tovey for a special performance

Tate Liverpool

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 702 7400

Q-Con XXVI

Gaming and anime convention.

Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast

Fri 30 Aug

£23 (Weekend preregistration £18; Day registration £13)

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sat 31 Aug

£23 (Weekend preregistration £18; Day registration £13)

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sun 1 Sep

£23 (Weekend preregistration £18; Day registration £13)

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Record Breakers Summer Trail

Take part in our Record Breakers themed family trail and discover the museum and historic airfield anew.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Mon 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

…and 69 more dates until 8 Sep

Resist: be modern (again)

Contemporary art exhibition that explores the artistic practices of women artists, designers and writers in the 1920s and 30s.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 31 more dates until 16 Aug

Rubble Theatre

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni’s sculpture Rubble Theatre is a highlight of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. It recreates a scene of destruction in Syria, featuring the rubble of a bombsite and an abandoned car. Halbouni was born in Syria, the son of a Syrian father and a German mother. He studied at art school…

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Thu 20 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 4 more dates until 26 Jun

Rumblestrip

Six artists present works based on the theme of unsettling moments of change.

g39, Cardiff

Thu 20 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 13 Jul

Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky brings a selection of the breathtaking aerial photography, featured in the book of the same name, on a tour of some of our most atmospheric properties. Included in the admission price. No booking required. Historicenvironment.scot/events.

Arbroath Abbey

Thu 11 Jul

Times vary / Included in admission / 01241 878756

Fri 12 Jul

Times vary / Included in admission / 01241 878756

Sat 13 Jul

Times vary / Included in admission / 01241 878756

…and 85 more dates until 6 Oct

Fort George, Inverness

Thu 20 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Fri 21 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 22 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 15 more dates until 7 Jul

Show + Tell 5 / A creative talk night

Join us for an evening of talks by creatives based within the East Midlands who work on a national and international scale. Our guests will talk us through their recent projects and how they’ve found the opportunities to thrive in the area. Guests to be announced very soon! Our bar and shop will be open all evening.

Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough

Thu 12 Sep

St Magnus International Festival

St Magnus is a prestigious music festival that brings international orchestras, recitalists, theatre and literature to the Orkney Islands for a week around Midsummer. The event is renowned for its unique blend of world-class performance and community participation.

Various venues: Orkney

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01856 871445

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01856 871445

Sun 23 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01856 871445

…and 4 more dates until 27 Jun

The Sudanese House

This event is a simulation of how a typical Sudanese house looks like with an artist design of a typical Sudanese house (living room, kitchen, and décor), and pictures and art work to show the Sudanese culture. There will be traditional Sudanese music and inspiring stories about how refugees integrated in the Scottish…

Barmulloch Community Centre, Glasgow

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 276 0875

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Summer Exhibition

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

Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 01721 722116

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 01721 722116

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 01721 722116

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 7 Jul