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Frankissstein

Join Jeanette Winterson for a series of happenings inspired by her 2019 release Frankissstein and our major summer exhibition AI: More than Human. Frankissstein takes Shelley's novel of a similar name as a jumping off point, but this story is very much one for our time. Considering both the ethics of creation and the…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 10 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Free Range

Showcase for art school graduates.

Truman Brewery, London E3

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 11 more dates until 8 Jul

Freedom of Movement (Dundee)

Iman Tajik’s public art installation Freedom of Movement, is a highlight of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. The installation refers to the ‘right to travel as a human rights concept, encompassing the right of individuals to travel from place to place within the territory of a country, and to leave the country and…

Riverside Drive, Dundee

Thu 20 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 09:00 – 23:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 09:00 – 23:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 09:00 – 23:00
…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

The Future Is Iranian Traditional Music

The Future Is Iranian Traditional Music brings together two Iranian musicians, Mohammad Mohammadi Champiri and Aref Ghorbani, who in June 2018 came together to think about what they would take into a future archive. Separated from his instruments, and out of his love for Iranian traditional music, Champiri produced a Ney…

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 334 2422

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Glasgow Life Drawing and Sketching

A group for anyone who likes to draw.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9599

Sketching and drawing Meetup at Kelvingrove Gallery Packed Lunch Area

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 6 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Go Skateboarding Day: #SFTW2019 Video Premieres

Watch all the skateboarding videos that premiered at this year's Something for the Weekend.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

Gothic/Renaissance 1300-1550

The two main themes of early Netherlandish and German painting can be discovered here: religious subjects for public and private devotion, and portraiture. The display also highlights the dramatic transformation in Italian art between the late medieval tradition and the elegant sophistication of the High Renaissance.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6560

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6560

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6560

…and 194 more dates until 31 Dec

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 22 Jun

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 29 Jun

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 6 Jul

£25 / 0151 538 2176

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug

Grayson Perry: Lunchtime Talk

The curators of Julie Cope's Grand Tour discuss Grayson Perry's work and how the exhibition was expanded for Dovecot Studios.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Jul

£12 / 0131 550 3660

The Great Pagoda

Visit the fascinating 18th century Orientalist folly that is the Great Pagoda.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Sun 16 Jun

Mon 17 Jun

Tue 18 Jun

…and 103 more dates until 29 Sep

Harwich Festival - Opening Night

Come and see, The community 20 by 20 exhibition at the Old Chapel in Kings Head Street. An exhibition of local and visiting artists’ work at The Old Bank Studios. The Dovercourt Art Clubs Summer Exhibition at the 1912 Centre The Bijou Picture Show at Bodgeners Gallery. Public art such as Turning Over a New…

Harwich Town

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 07425145022

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine

Exhibition diving into the theme of how popular culture has influenced our understanding of robots, artificial intelligence and the increasingly blurring frontier between human and machine.

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

Sat 2 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 305665

Sun 3 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 305665

Mon 4 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 305665

…and 111 more dates until 23 Feb 2020

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

In April 1874 a group of young artists defied the official Paris Salon by setting up their own independent exhibition. Including works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissaro, Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot, it became known as the first Impressionist exhibition, after the initial use of the term in an…

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6560

Mon 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6560

Tue 18 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6560

…and 253 more dates until 28 Feb 2020

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh is open to everyone, old or young, with any faith or none. The Festival aims to create mutual understanding between the visitors and Muslims through an exhibition, guided tours and talks. 17th-25th Aug, 12pm-6pm. Age category: 14+

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 17 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 19 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 25 Aug

Jill Leighton Reawakening

An exhibition of 40 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the nature and music.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 16 Jun

01475 723723

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Mon 17 Jun

01475 723723

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Tue 18 Jun

01475 723723

  • 09:00 – 19:00
…and 20 more dates until 8 Jul

John McCrea

The first solo show by Birmingham's comic illustrator John McCrea. It features original artwork and prints from John's career that are available to buy.

Primitivo Bar & Eatery, Birmingham

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 0121 236 6866

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 0121 236 6866

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 19 Jun

Free / 0121 236 6866

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

Jola Spytkowska

Ceramic figures from artist Jola Spytkowska that take inspiration from animal and human forms.

Shoreham Gallery, Shoreham by Sea

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01273 272063

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 01273 272063

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 01273 272063

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 12 more dates until 30 Jun

Keith Haring: Silence = Death Study Day

Explore the life and work of one of twentieth century America’s most influential artists

Tate Liverpool

Sat 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 702 7400

Learn to Sew (Workshop 3 of 3)

Learn how to make a tote bag or cushion cover using sewing techniques.

The Kitchen Garden, Birmingham

Mon 17 Jun

£18–£20 / 0121 443 4725

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lecture · Tell Me A Story… Shahrzad ‘In Analysis’ In Contemporary Persia With Dr Gohar Homayounpour

In this lecture, psychoanalyst Dr Gohar Homayounpour presents One Thousand and One Nights, a superb example of Bakhtinian, carnivalesque literature, and of marginalized, subversive Persian literature, as a means of searching for lost or repressed images of women within contemporary Iranian discourse.

Parasol Unit, London N1

Tue 2 Jul

£6–£8 / + 44 (0)20 7490 7373

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Liverpool Queer Hub

Come to Queer Hub to make friends, get creative and chill out

Tate Liverpool

Sun 23 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 702 7400

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

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Mon 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Tue 18 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 131 more dates until 27 Oct

Lords of All They Surveyed: The Men and Women Who Built the City of London

Walking tour exploring London's feats of architecture and construction.

Liverpool Street Station, London EC2M

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 020 7606 3030

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 020 7606 3030

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 020 7606 3030

…and 101 more dates until 27 Sep

Magnum Symposium: Documentary Now full-day

This compelling all-day symposium hosts four panel discussions with Magnum photographers and invited guests, and two keynote presentations by speakers from the worlds of journalism and the arts. Join our speakers as we explore ideas of contemporary agency through four strands: Speakers include: Moises Saman, Carolyn…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 26 Jun

£25 / 020 7638 8891