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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Cockenzie House Book Festival

The first of its kind in Cockenzie and Port Seton, this book festival features international and East Lothian authors from a variety of genres and styles.

Cockenzie House & Gardens

Sun 2 Nov

£10–£35 / 01875 819456

Dursley Round Table Fireworks

A whole host of fun family activities at this year’s bonfire night including a guy competition, two firework displays and a bonfire.

Dursley Recreation Ground

Sat 8 Nov

£5 (Children £2; under 4s free)

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

WHSmith, Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

0161 834 8300

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Totteridge Fireworks Night

North London's spectacular bonfire and fireworks to music on Friday 7th November 2014.

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club, London N20

Fri 7 Nov

£5–£7 / 020 8445 5331

Witham Round Table Charity Firework Display

Fun fair, bonfire and firework displays combine to create this charity Bonfire Night celebration organised by the Witham Round Table. Fireworks start at 7:30pm.

Witham Rugby Club

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £3–£4; Family £10–£15) / 01376 502674

Festival of Fireworks

Professional firework display on a theme of 'Holloywood'. Display begins at 6:45pm.

Cheshunt Park, Waltham Cross

Sat 1 Nov

£5–£7 (Family £18–£25)

The King And I: One-Off Productions

  • Written by: Richard Rodgers (music)

One-Off Productions proudly present the King and I with the music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and based on 'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£18 / 01482 226655

Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

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Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Castlemilk Library, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

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Family Friendly Fireworks

An evening of family-friendly, low-noise fireworks specially designed for toddlers and animals with the display to start at 5:30pm. Booking is essential.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Tue 4 Nov

£5.50–£6.75 (Children £4–£5.25) / 0117 974 7399

Wed 5 Nov

£5.50–£6.75 (Children £4–£5.25) / 0117 974 7399

Thu 6 Nov

£5.50–£6.75 (Children £4–£5.25) / 0117 974 7399

The Magical Road To Oz

Brian Ralfe presents Brighton's alternative adult pantomime. Not for the faint hearted.

Brighton Dome

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

…and 8 more dates until 8 Feb 2015

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Wed 5 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Thu 6 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Annie

East Ayrshire Youth Theatre present their take on the tale of little orphan Annie.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 1 Nov

£6–£9 / 01563 554900

  • 14:00 Annie Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Diane Von Furstenberg: Journey Of A Dress: Talk

Talk and book-signing with the designer about her 40 years as a groundbreaking designer and fashion icon and the dress that started it all.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Thu 6 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Sat 2 May 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

…and 2 more dates until 9 May 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 27 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 28 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 30 May 2015

£20–£58.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 4 more dates until 13 Jun 2015

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£27.50 / 0151 709 3789

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 30 Nov

£27.50 / 0115 989 5555

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Vikings & Fireworks Spectacular

Viking themed Bonfire Night celebrations complete with battle and Viking 'funeral', followed by a fireworks display at 7:30pm on the Friday and Saturday and at 5:30pm on the Sunday.

Tutbury Castle, Burton on Trent

Sun 2 Nov

£7.50 (£7; under 5s free) / 01283 812129

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The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Witton Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Annual Bonfire Night celebration with fun for all the family including food, fairground rides, the Bee Radio Roadshow and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display. Bonfire at 7.30pm and fireworks from 8pm.

Witton Country Park & Witton Arena, Blackburn

Sat 8 Nov

£2 (Children £1; Family £5) / 01254 55423

42nd Street: Stockport Operatic Society

Set in 1933 New York it is the story of a show within a show. The audience will appreciate the sheer energy and exuberance of it.

Plaza, Stockport

Sat 1 Nov

£11.25–£15.40; £11.25–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Bonfire Night

BBQ, bonfire and a build a Guy competition add to the entertainment before two fantastic firework displays. Sound sensitive children's display at 7pm, before the full firework finale at 8pm.

Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch

Wed 5 Nov

£6 (£5; Children £3; Family £17) / 07846 134551

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