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Hopetoun Fireworks Display

A family event for Guy Fawkes' night featuring a spectacular fireworks display set to music on one of Scotland's most impressive country estates. The floodlit facade of this stately home provides a stunning backdrop for the pyrotechnics, plus entertainment including fire jugglers and a lively samba band. Fireworks display…

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0131 331 2451

Laughter Eight

Early stand-up show from a handful of comedians, hosted by the formidable Viv Gee.

Vespbar, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

£8 / 0141 204 0060

Tony Jameson is your headliner with support from John Purves plus guest.

Sat 1 Nov

£8 / 0141 204 0060

Tony Jameson is your headliner with support from John Purves plus guest.

Fri 7 Nov

£8 / 0141 204 0060

…and 6 more dates until 29 Nov

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Fri 14 Nov

£20 (£18.50) / 020 8507 5607

Burnley Mechanics

Fri 21 Nov

£20 (£18) / 01282 664400

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£24 / 0844 871 3014

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Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Powerful rhythms and theatrical choreography from the energetic drumming group.

The Castle Cinema, Builth Wells

Thu 27 Nov

£16 (£14) / 01982 552555

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Fri 14 Nov

£15 (£13) / 01506 630085

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Wed 26 Nov

£16 (£14; Children £14) / 01239 621 200

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New Quay Annual Firework Display

Annual Bonfire Night celebration with fireworks display, raffle and food and drink stalls. Fireworks start at 7pm.

New Quay Harbour

Sat 1 Nov

£3 (Children £1)

Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0131 661 5351

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Roller Disco Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Fri 21 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 22 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Mon 24 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 47 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Stonham Barns Fireworks Display

Family-friendly fireworks display in celebration of Bonfire Night. Fireworks commence at 7pm.

Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Complex, Stonham Aspal

Fri 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01449 711111

This year's event features spooky family fun with pumpkins, creepy crawlies and scary activities. 

Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

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Twin Atlantic

Biffy and Dinosaur Jr references from the Glasgow alt.rockers who have honed their sound with radio friendly hit 'Heart and Soul'.

Cambridge Junction

Thu 6 Nov

prices vary / 01223 511511

Cardiff University

Sun 2 Nov

£15 / 029 2078 1458

Cardiff University Student Union

Sun 2 Nov

£15

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Walk On

An insight into the recent art practice of nearly 40 artists, a number of whom have crossed countries and continents, making epic journeys along historic sites, or leaving traces of their movements on the land. Others have explored the possibilities of walking and how the way we walk shows the world who we are.

Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre
…and 4 more dates until 7 Dec

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Mon 24 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Tue 25 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Mon 27 Oct

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

Tue 28 Oct

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

Wed 29 Oct

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

Opera House, Manchester

Mon 17 Nov

£12.50–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 18 Nov

£15–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 19 Nov

£15–£35 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 22 Nov

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Back to the 80s Party

Eighties club night with a high chance of Spandau Ballet and Madness being blasted through the sound system.

Club Tropicana, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 0844 8910855

Sun 26 Oct

£5 / 0844 8910855

Mon 27 Oct

£5 / 0844 8910855

…and 53 more dates until 19 Dec

Canal Station Pub Quiz

Quizmaster Scott holds court with all the usual fun, games, free snacks and a cash jackpot too.

Canal Station, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 848 1362

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 848 1362

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 848 1362

…and 6 more dates until 21 Dec

A Christmas Carol

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

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Wed 17 Dec

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

…and 15 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

A Christmas Carol

  • Directed by: Ian Dickens
  • Written by: Charles Dickens

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Tue 11 Nov

£15–£20.50; £16.50 (£13–£18.50) / 01438 363200

Wed 12 Nov

£15–£20.50; £16.50 (£13–£18.50) / 01438 363200

Thu 13 Nov

£15–£20.50; £16.50 (£13–£18.50) / 01438 363200

…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Wed 5 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 28 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

Wed 29 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 26 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Louisa Drive (Girvan)

Sat 1 Nov

Donations welcome

Guided Meditation

Enjoy guided meditation commentaries to music.

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7446

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7446

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 552 7446

…and 14 more dates until 21 Dec

Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Hot Mess The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Hot Mess The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Hot Since '82

Leeds-based producer and sometime Fabric DJ Daley Padley, aka Hot Since '82.

The Laundry, London E8

Sat 25 Oct

prices vary

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Matthew Spangler (adaptation)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 11 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 12 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

Salisbury Playhouse

Mon 17 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

Tue 18 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

Wed 19 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

…and 3 more dates until 22 Nov

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Mon 3 Nov

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28; £12–£17 / 0113 213 7700

Tue 4 Nov

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28; £12–£17 / 0113 213 7700

Quarry Theatre

£28 (£25) / 0113 213 7700

Wed 5 Nov

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28; £12–£17 / 0113 213 7700

Quarry Theatre

£28 (£25) / 0113 213 7700

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

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