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Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

The capital's Christmas lights are switched on in unison, kicking off the official opening of all Edinburgh's Christmas attractions. Watch some dazzling fireworks and enjoy live music, with an estimated total 1,250 performers and Arlene Stuart from Forth Radio.

George Street, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calender. Sorry though, it's unlikely there'll be a tiny chocolate shaped like a snowman behind these doors.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 2 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 3 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Bette Midler

The American singer and actress, also known as The Divine Miss M, sets out on her first UK tour in 35 years in support of her latest album It’s The Girls!

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 9 Jul 2015

£50–£100 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£50–£100 / 0844 248 1585

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£64–£123.50 / 0844 856 0202

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Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 28 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 29 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 30 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

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Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 42 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 22 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 23 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 26 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 30 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 23 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 24 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 41 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Apart Gallery Winter Exhibition

From Pakpoom Silaphan's sublime Coca-Cola images, to Russell Young's diamond dusted Marilyn's, we at the Apart Gallery aim to give you a varied delight, of the cream of the contemporary art world.

Apart Pop-Up Gallery, London W8

Sat 22 Nov

Free

Sun 23 Nov

Free

Mon 24 Nov

Free

…and 26 more dates until 20 Dec

Cinderella

St Serf's Players present the enchanting fairytale featuring Cinders, her ugly sisters and Prince Charming.

St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 19:30 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 19:30 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 19:30 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 14:00 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh
  • 18:30 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

The Everlasting Yeah

New group formed from ex-That Petrol Emotion members perform tracks from their new album Anima Rising.

Stereo, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£10 / 0141 222 2254

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Glasgow Loves Christmas

Six weeks of festive celebrations in Glasgow city centre. Watch the centre be lit up at Glasgow Christmas Lights switch-on, race 5k dressed as Mr Claus at the Santa Dash, watch the parade at the Style Mile Christmas Carnival and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Glasgow On Ice.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 38 more dates until 31 Dec

Hidden Talents - Fine Art Exhibition

Display up to 5 pieces of your artwork at The Arches Project. Each submission is £10. This will be a diverse and exciting exhibition.

Wagon & Horses, Birmingham

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0121 772 1403

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0121 772 1403

Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 1 Dec

£28.50 / 01284 758000

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 22 Nov

£27.50–£29.50 / 01892 530613

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£29.50 / 020 7638 8891

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…and at 12 other places

Othello

  • Directed by: Eddie Kay
  • Written by: Scott Graham (adapt)

A dynamic and physical adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Scott Graham with choreography by Graham and Eddie Kay. The show contains scenes of a violent nature. Not suitable for ages below 14.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 22 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Tue 25 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Wed 26 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 19:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 19:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 19:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London
…and 14 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 1 Dec

£28

Tue 2 Dec

£28

Wed 3 Dec

£28

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Sat 22 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

St Martin's Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 22 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Mon 24 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Tue 25 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

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The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

The fair returns to Scotland, bringing with it over 200 exhibitors showcasing the finest in crafts, garden and home accessories, jewellery, clothing and homemade food and drink. Demonstrations and tasting sessions also take place each day.

Harrogate International Centre

Thu 27 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Fri 28 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Sat 29 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Sun 30 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

£10 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 23 Nov

£10 / 0141 248 3000

The Friday Show

Fridays are awesome. So is comedy. The Stand has considered both these things.

The Stand, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Mick Ferry, Steve Shanyaski, Chris Henry and hosted by Raymond Mearns.

Fri 5 Dec

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Fred MacAulay, Tommy Rawson, Jay Lafferty and hosted by Billy Kirkwood.

Fri 12 Dec

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Bruce Morton, Jarlath Regan, Jonny Pelham and hosted by Bruce Devlin.

The Victory Hall, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01489 572 913

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Club Fandango Comedy Night

Comedy club night with three of best comedians from the UK comedy circuit with special offers on the night.

Annabel's Cabaret & Discotheque, Plymouth

Thu 11 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 01752 260555

Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball

Enjoy a spectacular evening of dining, drinking and dancing set in a snowy Winter Wonderland, complete with a choice menu, fabulous entertainment and your own party mask included.

Scarborough Spa

Fri 12 Dec

Ocean Room

£34.95 / 01723 376774

Sat 13 Dec

Ocean Room

£34.95 / 01723 376774

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Thu 11 Dec

Malt Room

£20 / 01539 725 133

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 27 Nov

£22; £20 adv / 01722 434434

The Clapham Grand, London SW11

Fri 28 Nov

£27.50 / 020 7223 6523

Steeltown 30th anniversary concert

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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'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£9.75–£44.50

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Mon 13 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 14 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jul 2015

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

…and 3 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

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The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Wed 3 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 7 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 14 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

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