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Drumchapel & West Winterfest Fireworks

Music and entertainment from Jemma Stevenson, Simply Rod, Nycki Simz and many more. Fireworks from 7pm.

Drumchapel Park, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

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Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Creamfields

One of the biggest dance music festivals in the UK organised by Liverpool's legendary superclub Cream. 2014's line-up features a monumental array of DJs and live acts playing house, trance, Hardcore and dubstep. Playing Sat Avicii, Afrojack, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Hardwell, Annie…

Various venues: Daresbury, Halton

Sat 29 Aug 2015

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug 2015

prices vary

Mini French Music

Sing, play and story sessions with toys and games to teach French to wee ones aged 0–4..

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 12 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 19 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Simple Things 2014

Electronic and alternative music all-day music and visual festival featuring Autechre, Nightmares on Wax, Clark, Actress, LuckyMe, LUMA, Vitamins and many more.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£22.50–£28.12 / 0141 332 2232

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 30 Nov

£30.50 / 01322 220000

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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 Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Shape-Note Singing Workshop

Have a go at joining in this traditional form of singing from the American South.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£7 suggested donation / 0131 225 4825

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Awakenings & Lwe Present: Drumcode Hallowe'en

The techno label presents a Hallowe'en special with Adam Beyer, Agoria, Len Faki, Joris Voorn, Paul Woolford, Scuba and more.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Sat 1 Nov

prices vary

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Luke Coomber, Simon Passmore, Ryan Drucker: Frederic Chopin

  • Written by: Frederic Chopin

The renowned violinist and pianist perform Johannes Brahms's Violin Sonata In A Major Op 100 and Drucker performs Frederic Chopin's Ballade No 2 Op 38; Ballade No 3 Op 47.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0161 907 5555

Mark D'inverno Quintet

The pianist and his accompanying musicians performs modern jazz.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sat 1 Nov

£15 / 020 7437 9595

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£29.50–£177; £18.50–£195; £14–£150; £14–£165 (£27–£174.05; £16–£192.05; £11.50–£147.05; £11.05–£162.05) / 01274 432000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Lyric Theatre, London W1D

Sat 1 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sun 2 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sat 8 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

…and 89 more dates until 6 Sep 2015

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Blue Lane

Quintet with tenor/guitar front line playing well-known tunes by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk.

The Avenue, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 772 2755

  • 17:00 – 19:00 Blue Lane The Avenue, Glasgow

The Lismore, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 576 0103

  • 17:00 – 20:00 Blue Lane The Lismore, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 576 0103

  • 17:00 – 20:00 Blue Lane The Lismore, Glasgow

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.

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sun 16 Nov

£32.50–£34.50 / 0116 233 3111

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 23 Nov

£29.50–£35.50 / 0141 353 8000

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

Joe Longthorne

With three decades of experience under his belt, Longthorne, who hails from the days of 'Live at the Palladium', performs from his vast back catalogue. He's known for his uncanny impersonations of Shirley Bassey, who apparently claims 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'.

The Green Room, Liverpool

Sun 7 Dec

£25 / 0151 922 7771

Prelude to the Piano Festival

For some free lunchtime piano music – and there isn't a lunchtime that can't be enhanced by piano music – pop into the Concert Hall foyers to hear recitals from rising stars of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Nov

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 £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

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 3 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

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