What's on in May

Photo of flowers at Barnsdale Gardens

There’s lots happening up and down the country both indoors and out! Here is a small selection from all the events happening this month:

Poster for Richard III.

HOME, Manchester – Friday 3rd

Richard III (Signed performance)

Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie; Cleansed; John) returns to Headlong to play Shakespeare’s iconic villain, in a revelatory new production directed by Headlong Associate Artist John Haidar.



Illustration of a fish.

The Deep, Hull – Saturday 4th  - Monday 6th

Colours of the Ocean

Discover the wondrous world of colour and vision beneath the waves this May Bank Holiday. Take part in the interactive presentation at 11am and 3pm, and find out how marine animals use colour to impress, hunt and protect themselves.  



Photo of a guide at Wellcome using speech to text technology.

Wellcome Collection, London – Thursday 9th

Speech-To-Text Tour: Smoke and Mirrors

Discover stories from the new exhibition ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ as we question why we are willing to be deceived through the spectacle of illusion. Your accessible tour will be led by a guide using speech-to-text technology.



Photo of John May, BSL tour guide leading a tour at Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh – Saturday 11th

BSL Castle Tour

Explore the Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Deaf history with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan. Tours will run at 10am, 12noon and 2:30pm and are included in the admission price.



Photo of flowers in bloom at Barnsdale Gardens.

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham – Thursday 16th

Watercolour Painting Sessions

Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while.



Photo of a steam locomotive crossing a bridge on the East Lancashire Railway.

East Lancashire Railway, Manchester – Saturday 25th- Monday 27th

1940s Weekend

Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and dust off your best polka dot dress, this award-winning spectacular features live entertainment, music and dancing, vehicle exhibitions and historical displays, vintage stalls, battle re-enactments and much more.



Photo of the Scottish Storytelling Centre taken from the Royal Mile.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh: Wednesday 29th

I Wish I Was A Mountain (Signed Performance)

Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson, I Wish I was a Mountain uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale.

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Locations: Manchester, Hull, London, Edinburgh

Tags: what's on


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