April's top 6 events

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Spring has finally arrived - and with it, loads of events to get you out and about this April.

Here's some of our top picks this month, including a musical, a science festival and a variety of concerts.

Remember, when planning an evening out, get the train in.

Abigail's PartyAbigail's Party - King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Mike Leigh’s classic 1977 comedy of manners, about a dinner party that goes spectacularly overboard, with snobbery, flirtation, the songs of Demis Roussos and bits of cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks. Starring Jodie Prenger as the formidable Beverly, with Vicky Binns, Daniel Casey and Rose Keegan.

Date: Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 April 2019

Time: vary

Closest station: Haymarket

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Edinburgh Science FestivalEdinburgh Science Festival - Various venues, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Science Festival features loads of hands-on fun activities for all ages, with workshops, talks, demonstrations, storytelling sessions and much more. The theme for the 2019 festival is, appropriately enough, ‘Frontiers’.

Date: Saturday 6 - Sunday 21 April 2019

Time: Times vary

Closest station: Edinburgh Waverley

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An evening with Hairy BikersAn Evening with the Hairy Bikers - Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Si King and Dave Myers, the Hairy Bikers, are two of Britain’s best-loved TV cooks, travelling the world in search of good meals and drawing audiences of millions. Hear them talk about their pursuit of great eating as they talk and cook live on stage.

Dates: Sunday 7 April 2019

Times: 19:00

Closest station: Glasgow Queen Street

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Michael BallMichael Ball – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

The much-loved singer and musical star tours in support of his new album Coming Home To You, featuring such hits as ‘Sail On’, ‘To Love Somebody’ and ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly’.

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019

Time: 19:30

Closest station: Glasgow Queen Street

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RSNO: The Music of John Williams - Caird Hall, Dundee

Richard Kaufman conducts the music of the world’s best-loved movie composer, with themes from E.T., Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring cello soloist Johann Moser.

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019

Time: 19:30

Closest station: Dundee

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RSNOJenna Reid and Harris Playfair - Tolbooth, Stirling

Shetland fiddler Jenna Reid and her accompanist Harris Playfair are joined by the adventurous ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber, led by her old teacher Robert McFall, for a selection of traditional works followed by new material from her album Working Hands.

Date: Saturday 27 April 2019

Time: 20:00

Closest station: Stirling

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