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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 12 May 2015

£32.50 / 01223 357851

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…and at 19 other places

The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Sun 21 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

Circus Vegas

A FLEET of American trucks will be rolling into Stratford next week as a taste of Vegas heads to the East End. Circus Vegas, is promising an all-action family show while the adjoining winter funfair will provide a fun day out for everyone.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London E20

Sat 20 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 15:00 – 17:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 18:00 – 20:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Mon 22 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 20:00 – 22:00 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 01727 844488

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Times to be confirmed / £18.50 / 01302 303959

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£20 / 0844 576 2210

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Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 07989 508436

What difference does it make? With Don Paterson, Leo Condie, Rebecca Green, The Craic Where the Light Gets In, and Carly Brown.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

TYCI's Christmas All-Dayer

A killer Christmas line-up of performance, art, live music, a mini market and loads more from TYCI as a Christmas present to you. During the day in the Old Hairdressersyou can see performances by Rose Ruane and Aby Watson, spoken word by Kirstin Innes, music by Chrissy Barnacle and Patricia Panther and there are stalls…

Stereo, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Cafe Bar

£3 for a day ticket; £10 for an evening ticket; £12 for an all-day ticket / 0141 222 2254

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Sun 21 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Mon 22 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Story Trail

Travel into the magical world of Narnia, a land inhabited by fantastical fauns and busy beavers.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 20 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Sun 21 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 22 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

Sat 20 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Sun 21 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Mon 22 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Tue 23 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 20 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Sun 21 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Mon 22 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Sun 21 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Mon 22 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

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Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 01527 577330

Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£25

Britannia Theatre, Chatham

Wed 20 May 2015

£23.50 / 07891 149254

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

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

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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Glasgow Christmas Market

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Bigger Than God

A group show, featuring selected bodies of work from Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Robertson, all works are curated by theprintspace team.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale, newly adapted for the stage by Vincent Regan.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

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The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sun 21 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Mon 22 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Expect family fun and frolics at the Webster Theatre's annual panto, which features Steven Alexander from BBC's The Voice as Aladdin.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Ashton Lane Hogmanay Street Party

Ring in the New Year with fireworks, a piper, street performers, live music, DJs and tasty food and drink.

Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£25

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb 2015

prices vary / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

prices vary / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

prices vary / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 21 Dec

£26.50–£36.50 / 0844 800 0400

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£40 / 0131 228 1155

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