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Wythenshawe Park Bonfire & Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair, bonfire and firework display. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Wythenshawe Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Alasdair Gray: A Life in Print and Posters

New screenprints from the artist/author, based on his illustrations from Lanark but reimagined in full colour and created in collaboration with GPS's Master Printers. There's also a selection of Gray's poster work.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Paisley Fireworks Display

Outdoor fireworks display featuring live music.

Town Centre, Paisley

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

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Brookdale Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and fireworks. Display begins at 7.30pm.

Brookdale Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Drumchapel & West Winterfest Fireworks

Music and entertainment from Jemma Stevenson, Simply Rod, Nycki Simz and many more. Fireworks from 7pm.

Drumchapel Park, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Folkestone Zombie Walk 2014

Folkestone Zombie Walk returns for the 4th year running.

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01303 228600

Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

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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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Glasgow Fireworks

Annual huge fireworks display for all the family on Glasgow Green. Funfair runs from 4.30pm and the first bang goes off at 7.30pm.

Glasgow Green

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Vauxhall Trust Fire Festival

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Bonfire & Fire Festival.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London SE11

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Deptford Stories: Art. Theatre. Music. History.

The 'Deptford Stories' event brings together art, theatre, music and history to celebrate the past and the future of Anthology Deptford Foundry, the former site of Arklow Road Trading Estate, open to the public.

Arklow Trading Estate, London SE14

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Rakuten Presents: Free Public Screening Of Disney's Maleficent

  • 2014
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Stromberg
  • Written by: Linda Woolverton
  • UK release: 28 May 2014

Stefan tricks his friend, the powerful fairy Maleficent, and steals her wings in order to secure the throne. She retaliates by cursing Stefan's innocent baby daughter to eternal slumber on her 16th birthday.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Fri 31 Oct

Free

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It Is 1894 And It's Halloween

Join our crew for family fun throughout the day, creepy crafts, ghostly games, scary face painting and general mischief making. Remember there will be tricks and treats for those who come in fancy dress.

National Trust: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

Modern Lovers

Soul, funk, garage, freak beat, psyche and more from Craig Jamieson and Axel.

99 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 225 8200

DJ set from special guest Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian).

Lacemakers

An exhibition of contemporary examples of an ancient and delicate craft, which is being reinvented by fashion designers and artists.

The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham
…and 77 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

The Vinorium Pop Up

Exclusive wine merchant The Vinorium is set to rock London's Southbank with its first Pop-Up, which will run from the 15th October until 4th January.

Gabriel's Wharf, London SE1

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

…and 150 more dates until 1 Apr 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

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

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Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

Work by two artists with apparently little in common: Guatemalan painter and sculptor Chavajay and Glasgow-based video artist Wilcox.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 7 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

A Nightmare on Saint Stephen Street

A night of fright, frolicking and fun, with 25% off from Oct 31–Nov 2. If you come dressed up, you could win 50% off on the night.

Common People Clothing, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 220 5859

Room On The Broom Story Time Spooktacular

Meet our resident witch and enjoy a Halloween themed story time spooktacular, play games, sing songs and watch Room on the Broom together.

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

Blackheath Fireworks

A large-scale firework display lights up the skies over Lewisham. Funfair opens at 4pm, food and drink from 5pm, and fireworks at 8pm.

Blackheath, London SE3

Sat 1 Nov

Free

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