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Our guide to the very best of the UK's arts events and attractions. We've been busy finding the very best things for you to do, places to visit, and events to attend across the UK in 2012.

  • Belfast Festival at Queen's Arts

    Belfast Festival at Queen's is Ireland's largest international festival, featuring a stunning array of international stars, innovative productions and creative artworks throughout the city. Art and culture from all over the world is represented, with more than 250 different events.

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  • Belfast Waterfront, Belfast. Courtesy of Belfast Vistor & Convention Bureau Belfast Waterfront Arts

    The Belfast Waterfront is the city's main concert and entertainment venue, hosting everything from internationally renowned musicians and orchestras to opera, musicals and comedy. Its extraordinary flexible design allows it to accommodate the widest variety of events.  Read more

  • Beltane Fire Festival Beltane Fire Festival Arts

    Part of the Edinburgh Festival, this annual arts event inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane is celebrating its 25th year with a spectacular fireworks display.   Read more

  • Berwick upon Tweed Film and Media Arts Festival Arts

    The Berwick upon Tweed Film and Media Arts Festival takes place in a number of venues across Berwick. Predominantly showcasing the work of independent filmmakers, the event is a worthy celebration of the art of film.  Read more

  • BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX, London. Courtesy of Britain on View BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX Arts

    The BFI Southbank (formerly the National Film Theatre) in London screens more than 1000 films a year, from rare silent comedies to cult movies and television programmes from its archives. It also hosts gala screenings and on-stage interviews with film-makers, actors, producers, critics and writers.  Read more

  • Big City Read Arts

    Join the city of York as it gathers every year to read the same book, and then celebrates it through a two-month programme of events revolving around it. Activities in the Big City Read include author meet-and-greets and walking tours.  Read more

  • Big Tent Arts

    The Big Tent Festival at Falkland Palace in Cupar is an environmental festival born out of activist opposition to the G8 summit at Gleneagles. After a break in 2011 it's back for 2012 in a 'tented village' which hosts debate, live music and alternative therapies.  Read more

  • Big Tickle Comedy Festival Arts

    The Big Tickle Comedy Festival is Northern Ireland's biggest and brings renowned stand-up acts to a host of Derry venues. The Playhouse, Millennium Forum, The Nerve Centre, Waterside Theatre and Sandinos all host performances.  Read more

  • Dean-Charles Chapman as Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace. Photo Alistair Muir Billy Elliot The Musical Arts

    One of Britain's most successful films, Billy Elliot, in its stage version at the Victoria Palace Theatre, won two major Olivier Awards - best new musical and, for the three young stars who first portrayed Billy, James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mowe, best actor in a musical.  Read more

  • Bilston Craft Gallery Bilston Craft Gallery Arts

    Bilston Craft Gallery is the largest dedicated contemporary craft venue in the Midlands. As well as hosting exciting shows which feature the best in ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and woodwork, it is also home to Craftplay, a specially-designed creative play gallery for pre-school children.  Read more

  • Patrick Stewart as Shakespeare in Edward Bond's Bingo at the Young Vic Bingo Arts

    Patrick Stewart returns to London theatreland not to play in Shakespeare, but actually star as Shakespeare in Edward Bond's Bingo at the Young Vic.  Angus Jackson's Young Vic co-production received rave reviews at Chichester Festival Theatre's Minerva Studios in 2010.

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  • Birds Eye View - Women's Film Festival, London. Courtesy of Birds Eye View - Women's Film Festival Arts

    The Birds Eye View film festival is the UK's first annual film festival devoted exclusively to women in film, hosted at various venues in London including the BFI Southbank and the ICA. The festival incorporates dozens of events over ten days.  Read more

  • Birmingham Comedy Festival Arts

    Birmingham Comedy Festival promises one of the biggest and best line-ups yet, with familiar faces and emerging talent performing throughout the city. Going from strength to strength each year, this year's festival promises even more entertainment.

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  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Arts

    Middle Eastern treasures and one of the world's largest pre-Raphaelite collections are among highlights of the centrally located Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, 19th-century Round Room and impressive Edwardian Tea Room are worth a visit.  Read more

  • The stage is set at Bistrotheque's PS2 Cabaret Room, London Bistrotheque Arts

    Despite the elegance of the dining room, the intimacy of the paneled oak room and old-world charm of Napoleon Bar, for many the highlight of Bistrotheque is the Cabaret room. Let Bistrotheque entertain you with dinner, drinks and a bit of cheeky entertainment.  Read more

  • Borders Book Festival Borders Book Festival Arts

    One of Scotland's premiere literary events held in the stunning gardens of Harmony House, features over 65 events including workshops, talks from authors and competitions. There is a festival book shop on site, a brewery tent, ice cream cart, and radio station broadcasting interviews with authors. A family book festival takes place and an artist is residence, there is something to do for everyone.   Read more

  • K by Craig Wylie (detail), winner of the 2008 BP Portrait Award. © Craig Wylie BP Portrait Award Arts

    A highlight in London's art calendar, the BP Portrait Award exhibition is held annually at the National Portrait Gallery. It showcases the winning entries of what is considered by many to be the most prestigious portrait competition in the world.  Read more

  • Bradford International Film Festival Bradford International Film Festival Arts

    A showcase for new filmmakers which takes in retrospectives, seminars, classic and new screenings. April 21 includes ScreenTalk and retrospective of Ray Winstone's work. On April 20 Barbara Windsor is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Read more

  • Igor Cotrim and Simone Spoladore in Elvis and Madona, directed by Marcelo Laffitte. Courtesy of Brazilian Film Festival Brazilian Film Festival Arts

    Stories, adventures, characters and colours from the vast expanse of Brazil come to life on the big screen in London during the Brazilian Film Festival. Watch the latest documentaries, dramas and comedies. BAFTA hosts the opening night.

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  • Hip-hop masters on stage. Photo by Paul H, courtesy of Sadler's Wells Breakin' Convention Arts

    The world's finest poppers, lockers, breakers and krumpers come together for the Breakin' Convention festival at Sadler's Wells every year, a truly unique celebration of hip-hop dance theatre. Top dance talent lay on non-stop performances, workshops and lec-dems.  Read more

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