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Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

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

Sat 18 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 19 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Inflatable Fun City

Yes, it is exactly as it sounds – a whole load of inflatable objects for wee ones to jump around on, with everything from bouncy castles to slides. Bad news for grown ups though, it's only for ages 2–12.

Glasgow Green

Sat 18 Apr

£7.99

Sun 19 Apr

£7.99

Ryedale Game Fair

Ryedale Game & Country Show In April for a whole host of country sports & attractions.

Scampston Park, Malton

Sat 18 Apr

£12 (Children £4; £11) / 01653 693382

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary two years ago, Edinburgh International Science Festival was the world’s first large-scale festival of science and technology. The event is still among the biggest of its kind and is a success story which also involves year-round outreach and international engagement. This year it…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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Record Store Day 2015 at VoxBox Music

The shop celebrates Scottish labels and local bands with a host of new vinyl and cassette releases. Live music on the day from The Holy Ghosts, Supermoon, Delta Mainline, Randolph's Leap and Gerry Cinnamon.

VoxBox Music, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0131 629 6775

Record Store Day at Underground Solu'shn

A day to celebrate all things vinyl and the continuing survival of independent Record Shops. The shop opens early offering a first-come-first-served' on almost 550 exclusive vinyl releases only available for Record Store Day. There's live performances from James Yorkston and Randolf's Leap and vinyl DJ sets from Finitribe…

Underground Solu'shn, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0131 226 2242

Naked Eye: Pop-up Exhibition

Live performance engaging with the human body, with video projections involving nudity.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre

Sat 18 Apr

£18.50 / 01254 398319

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£8.94–£28.95 / 07986 527947

Irvine Welsh: A Decent Ride

The renowned Scottish author returns with his latest novel, A Decent Ride, which follows one his most popular characters – hustler cabbie Terry Lawson (Juice).

HMV Aberdeen

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 561 1334

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 18 Apr

£13.75 / 01224 641122

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 / 0131 248 4848

Chaplin's Circus

After a hugely successful 2014 tour, Chaplin's Circus is coming to Hoddesdon from 15th - 19th April 2015! Book online today to take advantage of our Easter Half-Term Offer: KIDS GO FREE*

Pound Close, Hoddesdon

Sat 18 Apr

£14–£21

Sun 19 Apr

£14–£21

The English Festival

A festival in celebration of Englishness and St George's Day, with farm animals, a trip to the seaside and a village square.

Riverside Country Park, Gillingham

Sat 18 Apr

Free

Sister Act: Belfast Operatic Company

Musical comedy packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk and soul about disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who when placed in protective custody in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 18 Apr

£12–£29.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Monkey Barrel Comedy

A weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

O Kadhal Kanmani

  • India
  • 138 min
  • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
  • Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon

Tamil romance, telling the story of a young couple cohabiting in India.

Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street

Sat 18 Apr

0871 200 2000

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

Cineworld Bradford

Sat 18 Apr

0871 200 2000

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

Cineworld Cardiff

Sat 18 Apr

0871 200 2000

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Eight brothers from Chicago, whose father Philip Cohran was best known as a trumpeter in Sun Ra's Arkestra and founder member of the AACM, playing psych-jazz and funk with a hip hop sensibility.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£12–£18 / 0131 225 2564

Mark Thomas: Cuckooed

Intelligent humour about being spied on by a large company. Thomas is known for his on-point satire (he describes himself as a 'libertarian anarchist'), having appeared on The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Saturday Zoo and Have I Got News for You?, as well as his own Channel 4 show The Mark Thomas Comedy Product. He's…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Contemporary Craft Fair

A treasure trove of some of the finest, handmade art and craft created by some of the very best craftsmen and artists in the UK. Beautiful, original, unique handcrafted work of the very best standards of craftsmanship.

Kent College, Canterbury

Sat 18 Apr

£4

Sun 19 Apr

£4

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The Face in Film

Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers have used facial deformity to signify negative personality traits, and this is particularly true in war films. Join us for a special showing of the award-winning documentary  The Guinea Pig Club  and explore the real experiences of people with facial deformities in warfare. The…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fatback Records Presents Hiphop Meets Jungle: Shy FX & Breakage

DJs from the independent label spin hip hop, breaks and jungle.

Jamm, London SW9

Sat 18 Apr

£8–£15 / 020 7346 8920

Ghost: The Musical: HAOS

A production of the famous musical based on the 1990 hit movie about lovers that death cannot part.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 18 Apr

£14–£15.10 / 01422 351158

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sat 18 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 477 2000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 18 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

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