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Hairspray: Halifax Amateur Opera Society

A production of the popular musical set in the 1950s where Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart has only one passion to dance.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 20 Sep

£14–£18 ( £12–£16; £12–£16; Children £12–£16 under 16s) / 01422 351158

  • 14:15

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Kill Johnny Glendenning

A murderous comedy about the Glasgow underworld. Co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Wed 24 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 11 Oct

Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr features Optimo (Fri); Mia Dora and The Revenge (Sat); Mungo’s HiFi, DJ Andy Smith and Boca45 (Sun).

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct back to top

Water of Leith Duck Race

Not just one but a whole afternoon of charity duck races, with lots of prizes to be won, from tickets to Edinburgh attractions to bottles of whisky.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free, but you can sponsor a duck for £2 or £1 / 0131 455 7367

  • 13:00

Blue: Exhibition Of Oil Paintings By Ben Stockwell

Exhibition of the latest works by oil painter and marine biologist, Ben Stockwell at The Lovely Gallery. Beautiful, contemporary paintings of the sea and other abstract-photo realist works in oils.

The Lovely Gallery, London SE26

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 3686 1328

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Sep

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 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Great Ride In

The museum will play host to UK motorcycling enthusiasts. Car parks will be devoted to the bikers and the lawn will be turned into a bikers village, hosting traders and club stands.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Sun 21 Sep

£10 for 1 adult ticket + 1 bike; £20 for 2 adult ticket + 1 bike / 01935 840565

  • 09:30

balletLORENT: Rapunzel

The classic fairytale in dance form, performed by balletLORENT. The brainchild of former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, and Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, the highly visual production conjures a dark beauty created to enthrall adults and children alike.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01592 583302

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

£20 (£17; Children £16; Students £10) / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:00
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Blockbuster: The Musical

A family musical featuring classic rock hits from the 1970s by artists such as Sweet, Smokie and Tina Turner, written by the song-writing team, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The show features Paul Nicholas and Suzanne Shaw.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 2 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 24 Sep

£10–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 20 Sep

£19–£35 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 21 Sep

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

City of Elgin Food & Drink Festival

Over 80 exhibitors descend on Elgin for this day of food and drink festivities, with live cookery demonstrations, children’s entertainment and hands-on activities. There are also treasure hunts, tastings and live music to enjoy.

Various Venues, Elgin

Sat 20 Sep

Prices vary

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Cocktail Masterclass

Join an expert bar tender and learn to make your own cocktail as you are taken through the art of mixology and shown what goes into making a cocktail special. Ticket price includes cocktail on arrival. Booking is essential.

Cav, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Kate Atkinson: Life After Life

The novelist and Costa Book of the Year winner talks about her new book.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 4 Oct

£29.50–£28

  • 14:30

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

  • 14:30

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Three Men In A Boat

  • Directed by: Craig Gilbert
  • Written by: Jerome K Jermone

Original Theatre Co presents Craig Gilbert's ingenious, acclaimed adaption of Jerome K Jerome's classic tale of boating misadventures.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£20.75 (£8.50–£18.75) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 18 Oct

£8.50–£20.75 (£8.50–£18.75) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 20 Sep

£13–£28 / 01872 262466

  • 14:30

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sat 1 Nov

£18; £11 child & NUS ( £16) / 01256 844244

  • 14:00

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Cheese And Pickle Festival 2014

A celebration of local produce featuring a variety of food stalls, cookery demonstrations, country crafts, tasting sessions and music.

National Trust: Coughton Court, Alcester

Sat 20 Sep

£10.60 House and garden; £6.95 Garden only (Children £5.30 House and garden; Children £3.45 Garden only; Family £26.50 House and garden; Family… / 01789 400777

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£10.60 House and garden; £6.95 Garden only (Children £5.30 House and garden; Children £3.45 Garden only; Family £26.50 House and garden; Family… / 01789 400777

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Crouch End Car Boot and Indoor Market

Buy and sell vintage clothes, toys, books and more at this car boot sale, and help raise funds for Weston Park School.

Weston Park Primary School, London N8

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Family Hip Hop

Learn hip-hop tricks and dance routines with your little one and both of you can improve your coordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility whilst looking street at the same time. Suitable for ages 18 months–5 years and their guardian.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

£49.50 for ten weeks / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs from 25 Aug–1 Nov.

  • 11:15 – 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£49.50 for ten weeks / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs from 25 Aug–1 Nov.

  • 11:15 – 12:00

Sat 4 Oct

£49.50 for ten weeks / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs from 25 Aug–1 Nov.

  • 11:15 – 12:00
…and 4 more dates until 1 Nov

Gorgie War Memorial Hall Community Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Sep

£49.50 for ten weeks

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Mon 29 Sep

£49.50 for ten weeks

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Mon 6 Oct

£49.50 for ten weeks

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 10:00 – 10:45
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Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Thornaby Car Boot Sale

Free parking available at this well-featured car boot sale.

Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, Thornaby-on-Tees

Fri 19 Sep

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Sun 21 Sep

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Fri 26 Sep

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Oct

Circus Glory (Ages 3-12)

Trapeze practice for children.

Primrose Hill Community Centre, London NW1

Mon 22 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 13:30 – 17:45

Wed 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 13:15 – 18:30

Fri 26 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 13:45 – 18:00

Mon 29 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 13:30 – 17:45

Continental Market

Stalls from all over Europe sell fine foods, gifts and delicious continental fare.

High Street, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Market Square, Morpeth

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Northampton Market Square

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01512 801925

  • 09:00 – 17:00

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

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
  • 16:30

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