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Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£35

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£35

Mon 27 Oct

£10–£35

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Gala, Durham

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£25 (£18; £75) / 0191 332 4041

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£16–£25 / 01743 281281

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 20 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sat 22 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 5 Nov

£14.50–£26.50 / 01228 625222

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O2 Haunted House: Possessed

A haunted house powered by smart tech.

19 Princelet Street, London E1

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7247 5352

Phil Taylor: Staying Power – A Year in My Life

Darts man Phil 'The Power' Taylor signs copies of his new book, Staying Power – A Year in My Life.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 2666

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mechanical wonder. Buy a ticket for a long or short performance, or view the sculptures at rest in the gallery at any other time. Ages 5+.

Trongate 103, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

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Sparks in the Park

Moseley Round Table host a night of family fun with fireworks, fun fair, bar and food with all proceeds going to local community charities and organisations. Doors at 5pm, firework display at 7pm.

West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children £2; Family £10) / 0121 687 2465

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Written by: Michael Rosen

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Tue 9 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Thu 11 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Fri 12 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

…and 2 more dates until 14 Dec

Wizard Of Oz

Join Dorothy on her journey to Oz, meeting friends along the way and indulging in some panto antics. Presented by Regal Entertainment.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£9; Family £36) / 01744 756000

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£9; Family £36) / 01744 756000

Wed 29 Oct

£8 / 01744 756000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Ayrshire Food Fayre

A market featuring local producers, hot food and kids activities to keep the wee ones happy.

The Cook School Scotland, Kilmarnock

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01563 550008

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01563 550008

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Bonfire Night

BBQ, bonfire and a build a Guy competition add to the entertainment before two fantastic firework displays. Sound sensitive children's display at 7pm, before the full firework finale at 8pm.

Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch

Wed 5 Nov

£6 (£5; Children £3; Family £17) / 07846 134551

Breakfast With Santa

Enjoy a Christmas breakfast with Santa and receive a gift.

National Trust: Kedleston Hall, Derby

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv booking required (Children £10 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv… / 01332 842191

Sun 7 Dec

£7.50 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv booking required (Children £10 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv… / 01332 842191

Sat 13 Dec

£7.50 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv booking required (Children £10 plus admission £9.23, child £4.59, family £23.04, adv… / 01332 842191

…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

Christmas Food And Craft Market

Purchase handmade gifts with entertainment, including seasonal music and a traditional Mummers Play.

National Trust: Belton House, Grantham

Fri 14 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sat 15 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sun 16 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

City Observatory Installation

Installation by the Institute of Future Cities, showing how city data helps us to understand urban centres, and to plan better cities for the future. (Tip: if you want to avoid traffic deadlock, don't build all your high-density housing on the outskirts.)

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 54 more dates until 20 Dec

Damien Hirst - Iconoclasm

The highly influential, Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist presents a new work which seeks to question contemporary belief systems.

Rise Gallery, Croydon

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

Wed 29 Oct

Free

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Down at the Farm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck shares some animal tales amid the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 337 4202

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

Fayre On The Square

Christmas Market and entertainment event featuring 30 festive market stalls, live music and dance entertainment and festive food including hog roast and roasted chestnuts.

Community Square, Gravesend

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Grease: Rare Productions

A lively and funny musical that brings back the look and sound of the teenage world of the late 1950s, featuring all the classics: Summer Nights, Grease Lighting, Hopelessly Devoted and You're The One That I Want.

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50 (£15) / 01634 338338

The King's Peace: Realism and War

Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

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Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

Peebles Wood Market

If you're after a unique piece of wooden furniture or hand crafted timber toy this is the place to get it. As well as wood products direct from the makers there is the chance to try your hand at wood craft and to watch chainsaw artists at work.

Peebles Community Centre

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

The Rat Pack: Live

Hartshorn-Hook Productions present a night of swinging jazz covering the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Thu 27 Nov

£13–£35 / 01753 853888

Scrooge: The Musical: Beaconsfield Operatic Society

It is Christmas Eve, 1843, and wealthy, miserly, Ebenezer Scrooge reluctantly allows his clerk, Bob Cratchit, to have Christmas Day off but warns him that he must be in early to the office on Boxing Day to make up for the lost time. While walking home Scrooge shrugs off the sights, sounds and goodwill of the festive season.

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Sat 25 Oct

£11; £10 discount on 15 or more tickets (£9.50; £9 discount on 15 or more tickets) / 01670 367 228

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

The Camberley Theatre

Tue 28 Oct

£10–£40 / 01276 707600

Capitol, Horsham

Mon 27 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01403 750 220

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 01242 572573

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