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Belly Dancing Class

Learn how to belly dance.

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Thu 27 Nov

Room 4

£5 per class / 0113 224 3801

Thu 4 Dec

Room 4

£5 per class / 0113 224 3801

Thu 11 Dec

Room 4

£5 per class / 0113 224 3801

Thu 18 Dec

Room 4

£5 per class / 0113 224 3801

Best of Scottish Comedy

A showcase of the finest comedy talent from north of the border, flying the flag of Scottish talent without looking like a hooligan.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

£6 (£5; Members £1) / 0131 558 7272

Vladimir McTavish, Chris Forbes, Ashley Storrie, Owen McGuire and host JoJo Sutherland.

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

Sun 19 Jul 2015

£64–£123.50 / 0844 856 0202

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The BFG

David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of nice and nasty giants, directed by Andrew Panton.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£20 / 0131 668 2019

CAST, Doncaster

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£19 / 0131 668 2019

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 3 Dec

£29 ( £21) / 0131 668 2019

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Bristol Russian Ballet: Nutcracker

A magical adventure story about dolls coming to life and battles between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker Prince, with unique and traditional Russian-style choreography will keep you enthralled throughout this magical ballet.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17.50 (Children £14.50) / 01934 645544

Buon Natale

An authentic Italian Christmas, complete with food, drink and a mighty fine tree.

Bunga Bunga, London SW11

Mon 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7095 0360

Tue 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7095 0360

Wed 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7095 0360

…and 28 more dates until 31 Dec

Burns Night Ceilidh

The Flaming Heather ceilidh band and caller Ken Gourlay set off Burns Night right, with a few folk dancers and a piper in tow.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£10 / 0131 339 5374

The Candlelight Club

Pop-up cocktail party with a 1920s speakeasy flavour. The secret London venue is announced by email to ticketholders two days before the event.

Candlelight Club (Secret Venue), London E1

Fri 28 Nov

£20 / 07768 628788

A 'Prohibition Paris'-themed night.

Capital City Roller Derby Doubleheader: A Bridge Too Far

Capital City Roller Derby, Edinburgh's only mens' roller derby league, host its first home game, with a bridge theme. First up it's the Auld Reekie Roller Girls' Cannon Belles v Malmö's Crime City Rollers B followed by Capital City Roller Derby v Bristol Vice Quads. As well as the thrills and spills of roller derby there…

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£7–£8 (children free) / 0131 661 5351

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Christabel’s Mad Hatter Brunch

There's more to this brunch than just eggs (although they come scrambled with spicy honey and thyme). There's cocktails, film projections and vintage-disco music, plus a good selection of brunch-type foods, such as crispy bacon and maple syrup. Because, bacon.

blagclub, London W11

Sat 29 Nov

£25 / 020 7243 0123

The Little Yellow Door, London W11

Sat 29 Nov

£15 (includes a welcome drink) / 07738 195996

Christmas With The Rat Pack

Beat the winter blues with seasonal classics including 'Baby It's Cold Outside', 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', 'Let It Snow' and many more.

Brighton Centre

Wed 10 Dec

£21.50–£26.50 / 0844 847 1515

Caird Hall, Dundee

Sat 20 Dec

£27 / 01382 434940

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£21 / 01698 403120

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Cinderella

  • Directed by: Will Whelton

Classic tale directed by Will Whelton.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Wed 17 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Thu 18 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton
…and 4 more dates until 24 Dec

Cinderella And The Glass Slipper

A magical journey to the heart of mystical Austria and to the sparkling city of Vienna for the most fabulous fairy-tale panto of them all.

Hertford Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

Mon 8 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

Tue 9 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

…and 20 more dates until 1 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 13 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 14 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 15 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

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Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

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Connect Sessions: Workshop (Ages 5-11 & 12-25)

A performance workshop for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Burnley Youth Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Cothaigh: Lecture

Forbairt Feirste present Cothaigh, the annual Gaeltacht Quarter dinner and lecture, featuring international speakers on the theme of entrepreneurship in the Gaeltacht Quarter.

Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Belfast

Sat 29 Nov

Bia

Phone for prices / 028 9096 4180

Dance Classes and Club Salsa Kizomba Bachata @Salsatricity

EVERY SATURDAY SALSA BACHATA and KIZOMBA CLASS and CLUB Where: * Cuban meets cross body. * Salsa meets Kizomba Bachata and more.

Hadley Wood Tennis Club, Barnet

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10 lessons and club; £8 club; £7 student lessons and club; £5 student club

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

The Hexagon, Reading

Fri 28 Nov

£22 / 0118 960 6060

JW3, London NW3

Sat 6 Dec

JW3 Howard Hall

£20 / 020 7433 8988

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 1 Dec

£21.75 / 0844 811 2121

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Delain

Dutch symphonic metal band.

The Cathouse, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£14 / 0141 248 6606

With Wolf.

Manchester Academy

Thu 27 Nov

£14 / 0161 275 2930

With Wolf.

O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed 26 Nov

£14 / 0121 622 8250

With Wolf.

Dorothy McMillan: A History of Scottish Women's Writing 1700–1900

Dorothy McMillan is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and former Head of School of English and Scottish Language and Literature at Glasgow University. Here, she considers how things have changed nearly two decades on from the publication of her anthology The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-Fiction Writing 1700–1900.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

Dr Hook

The long-established band originally formed in the late 1960s as Dr Hook & The Medicine Show performs their country-pop and rock hits, led by the current singer Ray Sawyer.

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£22.50–£27.50 / 01303 228600

  • 19:30 Dr Hook Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Drama Classes

Improve your acting skills.

Burnley Youth Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Thu 27 Nov

Phone for prices / 01282 427 767

Dunedin Consort: Handel's Messiah

The Dunedin Consort's rendering of Handel's landmark oratorio has received rave reviews over the years, and the consort's 2006 recording of it won a Gramophone award. Here the ensemble gives its annual performance of the work, led by director John Butt.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9599

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£5 / 0131 668 2019

The Children's Messiah is a special 45 minute shortened version for all the family.

£12–£25 / 0131 668 2019

St John's Kirk, Perth

Fri 19 Dec

£19 (Students £15) / 01738 633192

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