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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.

  • Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre Brewery Arts Centre Arts

    The artistic hub of Kendal, the Brewery Arts Centre was fashioned out of the old Kendal Brewery, which can date its origins back to 1758. It includes a theatre, two cinemas, two gallery spaces, a bar and a restaurant.  Read more

  • David Mach's Brick Train - contemporary icon for Darlington. Photo courtesy Darlington Borough Council Brick Train Arts

    Commissioned in 1994 by Darlington Borough Council, David Mach's extraordinary life-size brick model of one of Sir Nigel Gresley's distinctive A4 class locomotives is the largest contemporary public sculpture in Britain.  Read more

  • Brighton Comedy Festival Arts

    Fresh on the heels of Edinburgh Fringe is the annual Brighton Comedy Festival, Brighton's own homage to all things funny. All three venues of the Brighton Dome join the fun - the Corn Exchange, Concert Hall and Pavilion Theatre.

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  • Brighton Comedy Fringe Arts

    Where there's a festival there's a fringe. Brighton Comedy Fringe runs alongside the Brighton Comedy Festival but is perhaps even more outlandish. In the intimate Upstairs at Three and Ten see Edinburgh highlights, checked out by the organisers. It'll be a gas!  Read more

  • Brighton Photo Fringe Arts

    The Brighton Photo Fringe runs in parallel with the Brighton Photo Biennial, using the increased awareness of photography in the media and public to create opportunities for photographers in the area. Exhibitions take place all over Brighton, Hove and Shoreham.  Read more

  • Bristol Festival of Ideas Bristol Festival of Ideas Arts

    Established as part of Bristol's bid to be Capital of Culture, the event brings together over 70 leading writers and commentators for a series of interviews, lectures and debates. With a freedom of speech policy the festival does not shy away from controversial issues and speakers. Includes the second Bristol Festival Of Ideas Book Prize, Dickens 2012 and A life in art. Special events also take place throughout the year.   Read more

  • Bristol Old Vic Arts

    Bristol's Old Vic has a beautiful, Georgian auditorium and is the oldest continuously working theatre in the country (since about 1766). Renowned for an excellent repertory programme, it plays host to some of the best local and national theatre companies throughout the year.  Read more

  • Bristol Poetry Festival Arts

    If you're a nascent Sylvia Plath or Seamus Heaney, this literary affair at the Arnolfini Harbourside and throughout Bristol is for you. It offers an opportunity for closet poets to get some creative exposure and see the experts at work.  Read more

  • Bristol Shakespeare Festival Arts

    The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of open-air performance that welcomes theatre companies from all over the country. Much-loved productions by the Bard are staged at indoor and outdoor spaces across the city, including Ashton Court and Bristol Zoo.  Read more

  • Bristol Spring Poetry Festival Bristol Spring Poetry Festival Arts

    An event showcasing the best poets and performers from Bristol, the South West, and internationally including a programme of readings, performances and poetry activities.  Read more

  • Bristol Spring Poetry Festival Arts

    An event showcasing the best poets and performers from Bristol, the South West, and internationally, including a programme of readings, performances and poetry activities.  Read more

  • British Animation Awards British Animation Awards Arts

    London's BFI Southbank celebrates the UK's thriving animation scene at the British Animation Awards. Across the country, 27 venues lead up to the big night with Public Choice Tour screenings, where audiences can vote for their favourite films.  Read more

  • British Design 1948-2012 Arts

    Celebrate the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘austerity’ games to the summer of 2012. The exhibition highlights significant moments in the history of British design and how the country continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and design.

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  • Kevin Clinton and Anna Melnikova at the British National Dance Championships, Blackpool 2003. Photo by Derek Drury British National Dance Championships Arts

    The annual British National Dance Championships take place at Blackpool's Winter Gardens. Expect sparks to fly as the expert Latin and ballroom dancers, resplendent in ruffles and slick-backed hair, battle it out.  Read more

  • British Silent Film Festival British Silent Film Festival Arts

    An event which celebrates silent film and the world's best silent film musicians with the key themes music and sound. The British Silent Film Festival explores how filmmakers communicated sound to cinema audiences through music and visual clues, what it was like to be in the audience of the silent movies and how the British industry geared up for the talkies.   Read more

  • Broadstairs Dickens Festival Broadstairs Dickens Festival Arts

    The Broadstairs Dickens Festival turns Kent back into a Victorian holiday destination. This heritage event features a dramatic adaptation of Oliver Twist performed in the Dickens House Museum, a Victorian cricket match, Victorian Music Hall, talks and walking tours of the town.

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  • Sophie White: Violin Player. Courtesy Broomhill Art. Broomhill Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden Arts

    Broomhill is not just a hotel, it also harbours a contemporary art gallery, with changing exhibitions and a beautiful and huge garden with about 300 pieces of sculpture.  Read more

  • Richard Pare, Shabolovka Radio Tower, 1998. Courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts © Richard Pare Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 Arts

    The USSR's concept of a new utopia is brought to life by the Royal Academy of Arts in this exhibition of Soviet art and architecture. Photographs, paintings and drawings capture the radical spirit of Soviet avant-garde and Constructivist art.  Read more

  • Burns House, Dumbfries. Photo courtesy Robert Burns Centre Burns House Arts

    Robert Burns' final home, this humble sandstone building in Dumfries, is now a much-visited museum and simply called Burns House.  Read more

  • Bury St Edmunds Festival Bury St Edmunds Festival Arts

    Taking place in venues throughout the town, the annual Bury St Edmunds festival attracts international performers from classical to world music. It includes book readings, comedy and a continental market, as well as guided tours.

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