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Educating Ronnie

Joe Douglas' one-man show about his friendship with a Ugandan boy and how what began as a request for help turned into something much more complicated.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Fri 24 Oct

£5 / 01325 486555

  • 13:30

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 5 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 11 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 81 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Gavin Macqueen: New Dawn Dreams

Work by Glasgow photographer.

Bar Ten, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 572 1448

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 572 1448

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 572 1448

  • 11:00 – 00:00
…and 4 more dates until 8 Oct

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Sixties Merseybeat songs from the veteran outfit, led by singer-songwriter Gerry Marsden, best known for its trio of successive number one hits How Do You Do It?, I Like It and You'll Never Walk Alone.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 11 Oct

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 15:00
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Happy Birthday Sunita

  • Written by: Rifco

Sunita's family have invited us all to a surprise birthday party. Everything is ready, but Sunita is nowhere to be found. As they wait, and the curries simmer, old family issues come to the boil. Comedy drama written by Harvey Virdi and directed by Pravesh Kumar.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Thu 2 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£12–£16 £12 & £16 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£12–£16 £12 & £16 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:30

Hay Fever

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's renowned comedy from 1925 gets an airing on stage. Directed by Ian Brown

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 2 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

He Had Hairy Hands

  • 4 stars

Kill The Beast presents a dark comedy about a town experiencing werewolf attacks, featuring special visuals and original music.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Sat 4 Oct

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 15:30

Sat 11 Oct

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 15:30

Hungry Childhoods

HUNGRY CHILDHOODS is an exhibition of artwork created by children and young people experiencing chronic hunger and food insecurity. Children's charity Kids Company and baby food brand collaborate to bring you this unique showcase of beautiful art.

Kids Company, London SE1

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

International Model Boat Show

Marine modelling with club displays, demonstrations and suppliers.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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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.

The Klee Quartet: Haydn, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn

  • Written by: Mendelssohn

Performance by Naoko Senda violin, Emi Otagao violin, Jun Ohta viola and Ruri Kuroda cello featuring music by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 19 Dec

The Round Room

Free / 0121 464 8887

  • 12:30

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 22 Nov

£20–£33.50 / 01872 262466

  • 14:30

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£29.50–£47.50 ( £27.50–£45.50; £27.50–£45.50) / 01534 511115

  • 15:00

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

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Outlying Islands

In summer 1939, two young ornithologists are surveying wild birds on a remote Hebridean island. When the true reason for their mission to the island is revealed, the Cambridge naturalists are drawn into a primeval world of voyeurism, emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 14:30

Paula Rego: The Last King Of Portugal And Other Stories

A solo exhibition featuring recent watercolours and pastels, exploring the folklore, fiction and royalty of the artist's home country of Portugal.

Marlborough Fine Art, London W1S

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Petts Wood Operatic Society: Iolanthe

An alternative take on the Gilbert and Sullivan work, inspired by the Profumo Affair, but complete with all the original music and lyrics.

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

  • 14:30

RSA Architecture Open 2014

The RSA takes the temperature of recent Scottish architecture and design work, in this show with exhibits submitted by practices all over the country.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

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

  • 14:00

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

  • 15:00

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Show

Wagons roll as the exhibition for holiday nomads and fresh air lovers arrives in Glasgow. The event promises to be a one stop shop for all the latest caravans, motorhomes, camping products and accessories.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sherlock Holmes: The Scandal Of The Scarlet Woman

  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle

Rumpus Theatre Company presents a play in which the world's most famous detective meets the world's most dangerous woman. Based on the classic story A Scandal In Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50 (£14.50; Children £12.50) / 01246 345222

  • 15:00
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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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Squishy McFluff

Interactive event with Ava and her invisible cat – Squishy McFluff.

Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£5

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

St Helens Makers Market

St Helens Makers Market @ St Mary's Market Plaza.

Market Plaza, St. Helens

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 07766 742 166

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Stargazers

A show in the planetarium exploring the night sky. Learn how to find your way around the sky using the stars, spot seasonal constellations and identify other naked-eye objects. Best for under 7s.

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 2 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Fri 3 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Sat 4 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 13:00
  • 15:00
…and 20 more dates until 30 Oct

Stockbridge Market

Taking place next to the Water of Leith every Sunday (and Thursdays 2.30-7.30pm in June, July & August), the market’s combination of top quality artisan producers, farmers and takeaway food stalls made it an instant hit when it started in 2011. Regular stallholders include Au Gourmand’s artisan bread and…

Saunders Street, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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