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Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 16 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:30

New Theatre, Oxford

Thu 30 Oct

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

  • 14:30

Holiday On Ice

Figure skaters including the Dancing On Ice All Stars winner, Ray Quinn, showcase skating traditions from past and present, set to an original score of electro-pop, waltz, swing, gospel and samba.

Brighton Centre

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£25–£50 / 0844 847 1515

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£25–£50 / 0844 847 1515

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£25–£50 / 0844 847 1515

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Soul Saturdays 2014 - The Boat Party

Annual daytime summer parties originally conceived as a friends and friends-of-friends affair, with an emphasis on electronic music and everchanging, original venues…

The Dutch Master, London EC3N

Sat 6 Sep

£20

  • 12:45 – 17:00
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Ballet Theatre UK: A Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic novel with stunning sets and costumes, creating a Christmas-card vision of old London.

Brighton Dome

Sat 27 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

  • 14:30

Sun 28 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

  • 14:30

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) / 01592 583302

  • 14:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

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

  • 14:00

Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

  • Directed by: Matthew Bourne
  • Written by: Scott Ambler

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from a deserted island to a deserted theatre.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 4 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 11 Sep

£10–£35 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 13 Sep

£10–£35 / 0870 606 3536

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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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Northern Ballet: Dracula

  • Written by: David Nixon

Bram Stoker's timeless Gothic thriller embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within. Choreographed by David Nixon to music by Schnittke, Rachmaninov, Pärt and Daugherty, and presented by Northern Ballet.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sat 6 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 11 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Rhythm of the Dance with The Young Irish Tenors

Irish dance at its most thrilling, with beautiful costumes, experienced dancers and high production values.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 13 Sep

£23 / 01727 844488

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£31–£37.50 (£28–£24.50 over 16s; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£16.50–£31.50 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£18.50–£33.50 / 01702 351135

  • 14:00

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115: Breakdance: Workshop (Over 8s)

Step-by-step breakdancing and bodypoppin' programme. Suitable for those over the age of eight.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Thu 18 Sep

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Thu 25 Sep

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Thu 2 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

  • 16:30 – 17:30
…and 10 more dates until 11 Dec

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

£5–£26 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£41 / 0870 606 3536

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£26–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 15 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 871 7652

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Flamenco Express

The Royal Albert Hall's new Italian kitchen The Verdi serves up brunch while dancers perform modern and traditional flamenco.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 16 Nov

Verdi – Italian Kitchen

£30.07 (under 12s £15.30) / 020 7589 8212

Two course brunch.

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Live At Heartlands 2014: UB40, The Boomtown Rats, Happy Mondays

A three-day festival of multi-genre music for the people of the South West. Friday sees Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue of UB40 headline. The following day, Bob Geldof and his fellow Boomtown Rats will be performing, supported by Peter Hook & The Light, and Gang of Four. Sunday sees the festival come to a close…

Heartlands, Pool

Fri 12 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Sat 13 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sun 14 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 13:00 – 00:00

The Magic Word

Classical ballet about a spoilt Forest Queen who, after deciding to visit the Forest Elf in search of food and shelter, learns the beauty of sharing and the joy of friendship. Presented by Let’s All Dance.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 9 Nov

£13 (£11; Children £10; £40) / 01491 575698

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 29 Nov

£23.75 / 01727 844488

  • 14:30

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sat 4 Oct

£19 ( £17.50; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01527 577330

  • 14:30

The Cresset, Peterborough

Sun 5 Oct

£22.50 ( £20; Children £16 under 16s) / 01733 265705

  • 17:00

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Phoenix Arts Centre, Hastings

Tue 2 Sep

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

  • 15:30 – 21:30

Wed 3 Sep

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Thu 4 Sep

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

  • 15:30 – 18:30
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004: Baby Ballet Improvers: Workshop (Ages 3-6)

Children will develop dance skills learnt in a previous course and develop confidence, coordination, balance, flexibility and musicality. Suitable for ages three to six.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 20 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00
…and 10 more dates until 13 Dec

1940s Social Dance Basic & Basic Plus: Workshop

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s and learn the dance sensations that took the era by storm. No partner necessary.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Fri 5 Sep

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 12 Sep

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 19 Sep

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

Fri 26 Sep

Garden Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:30

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 13:00 – 15:00

50/50 Tea Dance With Val: Workshop

An interactive dance session and workshop.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 3 Sep

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 10 Sep

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 17 Sep

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Oct

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 20 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 27 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 4 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 12:00 – 13:00
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