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C2C, Country To Country Festival: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brandy Clark

The popular event of country music returns for another slice of Nashville-flavoured tunes. Featuring the likes of Luke Bryan, Brandy Clark, the Florida Georgia Line, as well as up-and-coming musicians, entertaining you over an early British spring weekend.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£45–£99 / 0844 856 0202

Afternoon Tea Dances

Afternoon of social ballroom and Latin-American dances, organised by the Paula Boscott School of Dance, Garstang. Tea and biscuits are included. Booking is advisable as tea dances may not be available every week.

Scorton Village Hall, Preston

Fri 28 Nov

£4 / 07752 804363

Fri 5 Dec

£4 / 07752 804363

Fri 12 Dec

£4 / 07752 804363

Bond And Beyond

  • Directed by: John Rigby (cond)

The London Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Rigby, performs a selection of music from James Bond films, plus other TV and film music, with singers, Louise Dearman and Tim Howar.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 23 Nov

£29.50–£35.50 / 0141 353 8000

Santa In Space - A Family Classical Christmas Concert

Kidenza, classical concert for kids, presents 'Santa in Space' - a fun, educational Christmas extravaganza suitable for the whole family.

The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden

Sat 6 Dec

£9 (Children £11) / 01580 763826

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (Children £11) / 01580 763826

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The Amazing Thing

Travel with the 'Thing' on a journey through Grimm fairytales. Featuring puppets and live music.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

£6.50 (Children £5.95) / 0141 339 6185

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£35 / 01753 853888

The Two Brewers, Rochester

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices

Daz Russell's 30th Anniversary Day

The promoter's celebration event has appearances by Slaughter & The Dogs, Argy Bargy, U.K.Subs, The Crack, Fire Exit, Indecent Assault, 16 Guns, Drongos for Europe, Splodgenessabounds and M.D.M.

Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Sat 22 Nov

£15 / 0870 320 7000

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Jazz in the Ferry

This edition of the boat-bound jazz afternoon features a special 'Saxophone' programme for the 200th Birthday of Adolphe Sax – with Havana Swing, John Burgess, Gordon McNeil, Alison Affleck, Cindy Douglas, The Big Easy, and many more.

Various Venues, Broughty Ferry

Sun 23 Nov


Midsummer Opera: Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito

The company performs Mozart's final opera. Conducted by David Roblou with John Upperton as Tito and Nicola Ihnatowicz as Vitellia. Sung in Italian.

St John's Church, London SE1

Sun 23 Nov

£26 stalls; £22 stalls, adv (£23; £19 adv) / 020 76339819

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 28 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01722 434434

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8553 4466

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The Saltire Spectacular

Celebrate the patron saint of Scotland with a line-up including Big Country, Bombskare, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Fred Macaulay and Jo Caulfield. There's also face-painting, a fireworks display, children's activities and plenty of Scottish food and drink.

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Cancelled / 0131 665 3135

Part of Saltire.

Santa in Space

Festive, educational classical concert for kids as Santa takes a wrong turn and ends up in space.

Christ's Hospital Theatre, Horsham

Sat 13 Dec

£9 (Children £11 inc present from Santa) / 01403 247 434

The River Centre, Tonbridge

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (Children £11 inc present from Santa) / 01732 770 707

The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden

Sat 6 Dec

£9 (Children £11 inc present from Santa) / 01580 763826

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Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from The Harry Margolis Band.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929


An evening of music and song based around the theme of winter with performances from English pop provocateurs Grumbling Fur, Northumbrian folksmith The Horse Loom, Sussex instrumentalist Plinth and Scottish artists RM Hubbert, Alasdair Roberts and Louis Abbott of Admiral Fallow.

Platform, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

£10 / 0141 276 9696

The Cabeytu Brothers

Multi-instrumental Argentinean duo playing mixed, multiple cross-genre covers.

North Pier Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 7 Dec

£7 / 01253 621452

Christopher Graves & Karim Said

The cellist and accompanying pianist perform Mendelssohn's Sonata No 1 and Brahms's Sonata No 1 In E Minor.

St James' Church, London W1J

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 020 7381 0441

Classics By Candlelight: Mozart, Charpentier, Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach

  • Directed by: David Juritz (cond)
  • Written by: Bach

David Juritz conducts Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Exsultate Jubilate, Bach's Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor, Handel's Let The Bright Seraphim, Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba and excerpts from Water Music Suites, Purcell's Trumpet Suite, Charpentier's Opening Of The Te Deum and Vivaldi's Summer, with Natasha…

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 30 Nov

£26–£36 / 0844 907 9000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 7 Dec

£27.50–£30 / 01702 351135

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The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

Glasgow Chamber Choir

The amateur choir was founded in 1994 and plays four to five concerts per year, with a repertoire that stretches from Taverner to the 21st century.

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 3515

Works by Vaughan-Williams (Mass in G minor), Bax, Judith Weir and Elgar.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 30 Dec


£29.50–£32.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 28 Dec

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

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Harps of Gold Christmas Concert

The Clarsach Society presents an afternoon of festive carols and readings.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (£8; Children £5; Family £25) / 0131 668 2019

Heath Quartet: Swindon Recital Series

The quartet performs Beethoven's Op 131 and Private Joe by Roxanna Panufnik.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Sun 23 Nov

£15 (£14; £2.50) / 01793 614837

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