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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

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Glasgow Green

Thu 16 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 17 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sat 18 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

The Enchanted Forest

A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score.

Faskally Wood, Pitlochry

Fri 10 Oct

Times vary / £15–£17.50 (Children £8; under 3s free; Family £41–£46) / 08712 887655

Sat 11 Oct

Times vary / £15–£17.50 (Children £8; under 3s free; Family £41–£46) / 08712 887655

Sun 12 Oct

Times vary / £15–£17.50 (Children £8; under 3s free; Family £41–£46) / 08712 887655

…and 21 more dates until 2 Nov

Paddle Steamer Waverley

All aboard for a nostalgic trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises leave regularly from Glasgow's Pacific Quay or by coach connection from Glasgow's City Chambers.

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Sat 18 Oct

£19.95 / 0845 130 4647

Evening Showboat – Sail down the River Clyde and see the sun set over Dunoon before turning and heading back upriver. Lounge bars and restaurant open all evening with live music.

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sun 19 Oct

£21–£39 (Children £10.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

Visit Largs or Rothesay for the afternoon or stay onboard and cruise to Tighnabruaich through the world famous Kyles of Bute.

  • 10:00 – 19:30

Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Mon 29 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Tue 30 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

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Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the west side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, ice rink, 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).

City Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 42 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Botanic Lights

Follow a trail of light through the Botanic Garden and see it illuminated as you've never seen it before.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

…and 19 more dates until 23 Nov

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Tue 30 Sep

£23.50–£27.50 / 01872 262466

  • 19:30

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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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tue 30 Sep

£36 / 0131 556 6040

  • 19:00 – 21:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 29 Nov

£42 / 0131 556 6040

  • 19:00

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

£57 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 5 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Fri 10 Oct

£57 / 0131 556 6040

…and 126 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 10 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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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 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 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

Cargo, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 63 more dates until 30 Dec 2015

Home, Glasgow

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00
…and 62 more dates until 28 Dec 2015

Sloans, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 9 Oct

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 16 Oct

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 63 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

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The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Sat 8 Nov

£tc / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Danbury Fireworks

An annual fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night, featuring a funfair, beer tent and 'stage entertainment'.

Danbury Outdoors, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£7 (Under 13s £3–£4) / 07792 963498

  • 17:30 – 09:00
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Dundee Rotary Oktoberfest

Throughout the long weekend a host of live bands provide a soundtrack to the main event: real ale, micro breweries and craft ciders, stouts and lagers, which are housed in the atmospheric surrounds of Dundee's Discovery Quay. Bands include Chasing St Jude, Pretty Shameless, Jack Rabbit Slims, Tonka and The Full Tin Tin.

Discovery Quay, Dundee

Thu 2 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Fireworks at Gunwharf Quays

Fireworks display and Bonfire Night celebration with live entertainment.

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 023 9283 6700

  • 19:00

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

  • 16:10
  • 18:40

The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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OktoberWEST

Running since 2006, this year's Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery promises to be bigger and better than ever. Food, music, beer! Booking is essential.

WEST Brewery, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

£22.95 includes two-course Bavarian traditional dinner / 0141 550 0135

  • 17:30 – 01:00

Fri 10 Oct

£22.95 includes two-course Bavarian traditional dinner / 0141 550 0135

  • 17:30 – 01:00

Fri 17 Oct

£22.95 includes two-course Bavarian traditional dinner / 0141 550 0135

  • 17:30 – 01:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 11 Oct

£33 / 0844 800 0400

  • 19:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tue 30 Sep

£30.50 / 0870 607 7533

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Fright Night

A night-time walk through the Palace to find out about the ghosts of Linlithgow. Not for young children.

Linlithgow Palace

Fri 24 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

  • 19:30
  • 21:00

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

  • 19:30
  • 21:00

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

  • 19:30
  • 21:00

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

  • 19:30
  • 21:00

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

Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale

Organised by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group, this outdoor car boot sale features indoor cafe and toilets.

Lydiate Parish Hall, Liverpool

Sat 4 Oct

£0.30 / 01515 263871

  • 06:00 – 12:00

Sat 18 Oct

£0.30 / 01515 263871

  • 06:00 – 12:00
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