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Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

Jersey Boys

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

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 23 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Jersey Boys

  • Directed by: Des McAnuff
  • Written by: Bob Crewe (lyrics)

Musical drama about the career of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

Piccadilly Theatre, London W1D

Tue 21 Oct

£22.50–£85 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 25 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

…and 50 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal

A major retrospective to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. More than 100 works are on display, many loaned from private collections, featuring pieces from Gray's student days to the present.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Tue 21 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 22 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 123 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Gandey's Thrill Circus

A fabulous October treat for the Midlands schools half term. GANDEY'S - the country's largest Big Top entertainment organisation - returning to the West Midlands with a super-charged action-packed, all human circus of THRILLS!

Intu Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

Fri 24 Oct

£8–£26

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3037

…and 9 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

United Nations Association Edinburgh International Peace Conference

Two day conference on the theme of 'Sustainable Peace: Rights, Reconciliation and Restoration'.

Moray House Campus, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£20 (Students £10; one day ticket £12; one day student ticket £6)

Crafts For Christmas

Designers and makers from the UK present a variety of products including fashion, accessories, bags, belts, jewellery, skincare, candles, cakes, wines, cheese, chutneys and more

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 31 Oct

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

Sat 1 Nov

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

Sun 2 Nov

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

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 Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 30 Nov

£30.50 / 01322 220000

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Bryan Alexander: Whisper of the Stars

An exhibition depicting the indigenous cultures of Northern Siberia.

Discovery Point, Dundee

Mon 20 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

Tue 21 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

Wed 22 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

…and 78 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

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

In Conversation With Russell Brand

Russell Brand talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones.

Cineworld Northampton

Thu 23 Oct

0871 200 2000

London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Thu 23 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sun 26 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Photographic Competition

Entries from the Electric Picture House Calendar Competition.

National Trust: Biddulph Grange Garden, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 20 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

Tue 21 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

Wed 22 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

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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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Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Explore Learning – Literacy Workshops

Literacy workshops for kids using popular children's books including Harry Potter, Horrid Henry and the Gruffalo. Booking is essential.

Waterstones, Aberdeen

Mon 20 Oct

Children free / 01224 213667

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures On The Gospel Of Saint Mark

Lucine Nazikian discusses the relevance of the original lecture.

Rudolf Steiner House, London NW1

Mon 27 Oct

£1 / 020 7723 4400

Mon 10 Nov

£1 / 020 7723 4400

Mon 24 Nov

£1 / 020 7723 4400

Mon 8 Dec

£1 / 020 7723 4400

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Stance Matters: Releasing Your Latent Potential As A Practitioner Of Change

The place in which you stand as a practitioner as you observe, think, design, and deliver has a dramatic affect on the outcome of your work. Stance matters. Stance is the essence of Solonic Practice.

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London SE1

Fri 28 Nov

£300–£495 ( £155)

Sat 29 Nov

£300–£495 ( £155)

Sun 30 Nov

£300–£495 ( £155)

Stephen Murray: The Comedown

Glasgow-based sculptor Stephen Murray builds a velodrome as a response to the Commonwealth Games.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 10 more dates until 1 Nov

Art Classes for Parents with Babies

Art classes for parents and baby, with the chance to paint your child and create baby clothes and decorations for nurseries.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Oct

£6.50 Plus small charge for materials / 0131 447 4520

Mon 27 Oct

£6.50 Plus small charge for materials / 0131 447 4520

Mon 3 Nov

£6.50 Plus small charge for materials / 0131 447 4520

…and 6 more dates until 15 Dec

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Oct

£6.50 a week; £39 for a block of 6 / 0131 555 7101

Tue 28 Oct

£6.50 a week; £39 for a block of 6 / 0131 555 7101

Tue 4 Nov

£6.50 a week; £39 for a block of 6 / 0131 555 7101

…and 6 more dates until 16 Dec

Bounce and Tickle

Rhymes, stories, songs and actions suitable for children aged 0–1 years.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

Free but ticketed / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Mon 20 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Tue 21 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Wed 22 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

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