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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

Fyffe Christie 1918-1979

A new exhibition of paintings and drawings. A Graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Christie was born in Hertfordshire and came to Glasgow in 1930 aged 12. On leaving school he became an apprentice lithographic draughtsman, having inherited a gift for drawing from his father, George William Fyffe, creator of the then popular…

Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 2213095

Mon 8 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 2213095

Tue 9 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 2213095

…and 16 more dates until 27 Jul

The German Revolution: Expressionist Prints

Prints from important German artists working between 1918 and 1919, including Schiele, Klinger, Kokoschka, Munch, Dix, Schmidt-Rottluff, Nolde, Beckmann and Käthe Kollwitz.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 54 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Fri 21 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Sat 22 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Mon 24 Jun

Library

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

…and 5 more dates until 29 Jun

John Cairney: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Exhibition of paintings about the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh by John Cairney.

Mackintosh Queen's Cross, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

£4 Standard (by Donation) / 0141 946 6600

Part of West End Festival.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 22 Jun

£4 Standard (by Donation) / 0141 946 6600

Part of West End Festival.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 23 Jun

£4 Standard (by Donation) / 0141 946 6600

Part of West End Festival.

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 30 Jun

The King’s Last Day: The Execution of Charles I

A display centred on a picture by an unknown Dutch artist of one of the seminal moments in British history: the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 at Whitehall. Prints, paintings and miniatures from the collection are also featured.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 311 more dates until 1 May 2020

The Long Look

A collaboration between the painter Audrey Grant and the photographer and printmaker Norman McBeath, exploring the art of portraiture.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Sat 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Sun 23 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 126 more dates until 27 Oct

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

Morningside Makers Market

A boutique market held on the first Saturday of every month with artists, crafters and designers offering ceramics, jewellery, glassware, photography, textiles and art.

Columcille Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Jul

0131 447 7404

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 Aug

0131 447 7404

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 7 Sep

0131 447 7404

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Dec

Mouneer Al Shaarani: Calligraphic Rhythms

Exhibition of calligraphic works by Mouneer Al Shaarani.

Stories Art Gallery, London W1K

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:30

Tue 25 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jun

New Scots Exhibition

Showcase of objects that relate to the concept of home for former refugees and asylum seekers living in Glasgow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1625

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1625

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1625

…and 360 more dates until 18 Jun 2020

The Night Sky Show

Learn about the stars in an interactive and fun way.

The Beacon, Wantage

Fri 15 Nov

£16 / 01235 763456

The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail

A public art trail in and around the city of Dundee made up of 55 giant sculptures of the classic character sat on his upturned bucket. Each sculpture has been designed and painted by local artists.

Dundee Rep Theatre

Sat 23 Nov

£11–£26 (£6–£16; Children £11) / 01382 496203

Mon 25 Nov

£11–£26 (£6–£16; Children £11) / 01382 496203

Tue 26 Nov

£11–£26 (£6–£16; Children £11) / 01382 496203

…and 29 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Oxford Open Doors 2019: Highlights Tour

Take part in this city-wide celebration by taking a free Ashmolean tour. Discover the treasures of the Ashmolean.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Sat 14 Sep

Meet in Gallery 21

Free / 01865 278000

Prisoners or Patients? Criminal Insanity in Victorian Scotland

National Records of Scotland This exhibition reveals the stories of prisoner-patients held in the Criminal Lunatic Department in Perth. For centuries mental illness and impairment has touched the lives of people regardless of background, sex or circumstance. Guest curator Professor Rab Houston of the University of St…

General Register House, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Matheson Dome

Free / 0131 334 0380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Matheson Dome

Free / 0131 334 0380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Matheson Dome

Free / 0131 334 0380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Rekorder-land

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

Underbelly Festival, London SE1

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

…and 21 more dates until 14 Jul

Rhythm by Soosan Danesh

Soosan Danesh’s brilliantly abstract ‘Rhythms, Edinburgh Closes’ are interpretations of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile closes. There are nine on display and although they are similar in style and size, each piece of wood is carefully designed and coloured in a specific way. They are as intricate as the closes they portray, and…

Upright Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Jun

Free / 1312210265

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 1312210265

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 1312210265

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 16 more dates until 12 Jul

Rumblestrip

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

g39, Cardiff

Fri 21 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jun

02920 473633

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 11 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

Fri 21 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 22 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 23 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 14 more dates until 7 Jul

Sheffield Makers Fair

Over 40 stalls offering contemporary wares for sale, including textiles, ceramics, paintings, drawings, jewellery and more.

St Mary's Church, Sheffield

Sat 21 Sep

£1 (under 16s free)

Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen: Home Where Home Is Not

Art installation by Glasgow-based artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen reinterpreting the idea of home.

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9696

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9696

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9696

…and 30 more dates until 3 Aug

Spotlight On: Body Beautiful

Explore how fashion creatives are challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Chambers Street

Free / 0300 123 6789

Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Chambers Street.

Free / 0300 123 6789

Free / 0300 123 6789

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