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Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 28 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 29 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 30 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calender. Sorry though, it's unlikely there'll be a tiny chocolate shaped like a snowman behind these doors.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 2 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 3 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

Thu 27 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

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Souper Saturday Postcard Sale

Postcard art from local artists is on sale (as well as live music) to raise funds for Souper Saturday which provides food for the homeless.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 229 7565

Girls' Day Out

The women's lifestyle, health, beauty and fashion event returns to Scotland with its biggest show yet.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£12 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 30 Nov

£12 / 0141 248 3000

Crime Writers' Mr and Mrs

A panel event with literary couples, including Russel McLean & Lesley McDowell, Helen Fitzgerald & Sergio Casci and Craig Robertson & Alexandra Sokoloff.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen (with more acts tbc) that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

Glasgow Christmas Market

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Fri 28 Nov

Free

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The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children’s Christmas Market

A pop-up baby and children's Christmas market, full of pre-loved goods.

Maidstone Leisure Centre

Sat 6 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £1 (Children free) / 0845 155 2277

Northfleet School for Girls

Sat 29 Nov

£1 (Children free) / 01474 831020

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 14 Dec

£1 (Children free; Pre-loved stall £10) / 023 8051 1811

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Glasgow Loves Christmas

Six weeks of festive celebrations in Glasgow city centre. Watch the centre be lit up at Glasgow Christmas Lights switch-on, race 5k dressed as Mr Claus at the Santa Dash, watch the parade at the Style Mile Christmas Carnival and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Glasgow On Ice.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

Thu 27 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 33 more dates until 31 Dec

Farnham Tuesday Rock Choir

Your local Surrey choir is run by vocal teacher Tom George. The Surrey branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Surrey community causes and events, the local branches of Rock Choir led by Tom come together in regional and even national groups for bigger events…

Farnham College

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 716 988

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 716 988

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 716 988

…and 17 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Farnham Maltings

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Barley Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 745444

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Barley Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 745444

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Barley Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 745444

…and 17 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

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Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair

3-day, quality craft fair exhibiting own-make British crafts. Approx 70 stalls inside Grade 1 listed castle. Fairs established 1987. Open Fri, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. Entry £2.50/£1.50 OAP, free U14yrs accompanied. Tearooms. Free parking.

Brancepeth Castle, Durham

Fri 28 Nov

£2.50 ( £1.50) / 0191 378 0628

Sat 29 Nov

£2.50 ( £1.50) / 0191 378 0628

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 ( £1.50) / 0191 378 0628

Maidstone Rock Choir

The Maidstone Rock Choir is led by local musician Katie Hockley. It's our privilege to take a minute to tell you about our mysterious choir flash mobs around the country for Comic Relief, our sell-out performances at venues like the O2 or our hit ITV documentary, but at Rock Choir we know it's not just about the unique…

Maidstone Baptist Church

Thu 27 Nov

Small Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Small Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Small Hall

£25 a month, free taster

…and 18 more dates until 2 Jul 2015

Valley Park School, Maidstone

Mon 12 Jan 2015

The Gallery Arts Centre

£25 a month, free taster / 01622 679421

Mon 19 Jan 2015

The Gallery Arts Centre

£25 a month, free taster / 01622 679421

Mon 26 Jan 2015

The Gallery Arts Centre

£25 a month, free taster / 01622 679421

…and 17 more dates until 29 Jun 2015

Rekorderlig Cider Lodge At The Southbank Centre's Winter Festival

Travel through a maze of blue spruce trees to Rekorderlig's beautifully Swedish Cider Lodge, complete with traditional fire pits, live music, authentic Swedish food & Rekorderlig cider. Open from 11th Nov 2014 4th Jan 2015 from 10:00-22:00

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

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Big Burns Supper

Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts.

Various venues, Dumfries

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Glasgow Loves St Andrew's Day

Glasgow once again gets down for Saint Andrew, with ceilidhs, kids' shows, storytelling sessions and film screenings.

George Square, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

Sun 30 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

Mon 1 Dec

Times & prices vary

Part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

Motorcycle Live

The very best in products and accessories to cater for all types of rider, along with the latest innovations in protective clothing, bike accessories and parts, with experts on hand to offer advice.

NEC, Birmingham

Wed 26 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 27 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 28 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

Onyeka: African People in Sixteenth Century Scotland

A talk from historian Onyeka on African people in Scotland during the sixteenth century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 07958 671267

Portsoy Music Festival: The Sixth Haal

A three day festival which captures the varied music traditions of the north of Scotland, so there's everything from bothy ballads to Burns as well as Celtic, folk, Americana and Irish influenced music. There is also a range of sessions, workshops and storytelling from local performers and musicians.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 29 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

Sun 31 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

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