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Billy Connolly: High Horse

The Big Yin of Scottish stand-up takes a break from all that globe-trotting and acting for a Scottish stand-up tour. A rare chance to see live what made him famous. Connolly's talent for spinning a great yarn began back in his 1960s folkie days, when his sets veered off from music to storytelling. Since then, he's…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

Big Ears, Little Ears

In the classical music equivalent of a parent & baby screening, the SCO plays a short concert of much-loved classics in a baby-friendly environment; nobody will raise an eyebrow if your little one provides vocal encouragement.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

£5 for one adult and one child (additional children/adults £3 each) / 0141 353 8000

BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show 2014

The popular BBC TV comes to life in a three-day event which will feature demonstrations from top TV chefs, Mary Berry, Mich Turner, John Whaite and Paul Hollywood.

Business Design Centre, London N1

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 7288 6272

Coalition

Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from the resident team every week.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£5 (Members free) / 0131 225 1757

Radio 1xtra and Rinse FM DJ Monki returns to the club, bringing along TIEKS for the ride.

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The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Sun 26 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Sun 26 Oct

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

Cardinal Sinne

There's to be a new Pope, and the Cardinal needs to journey to the Vatican for the election, but a journalist stalls his trip by asking questions about the past.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

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Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations inspired by being removed from the Soccer AM sofa for saying a naughty word.

The Camberley Theatre

Sun 26 Oct

£16.50 / 01276 707600

Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.

Exeter Phoenix

Sun 26 Oct

£15 / 01392 667080

Heather Phillipson: sub-fusc love feast

New work from the London-based artist and poet, who uses installations, prerecorded text, music and live interaction to make surreal and stimulating environments.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Over-16s only

£15 / 0141 357 4000

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

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

Real Estate

Psychedelic pop sounds from New Jersey in the vein of Modest Mouse and Yo La Tengo.

Digital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

Think Tank

£16.23 / 0191 261 9755

Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

Phone for prices / 0191 230 1813

  • 19:30 – 23:00 Real Estate Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Vanessa Billy: Sustain, Sustain

Recent sculptural work from Swiss artist.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 556 1264