Afternoon events, Music

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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.

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 Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

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

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

Bose Urban Conductor Event

An interactive listening experience designed by Bose where participants can mix their own track and test out the latest range of Bose headphones. There's also a chance to view a gallery of digital content and visual art created by up and coming music artists.

Elys Yard, London E1

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Blitzallica Festival

Featuring heavy metal legends Diamond Head and Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.

Shildon Civic Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£20 / 01388 772902

  • 16:00 – 00:00

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds

Take cover – it's the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live on this Final Arena tour, with holographic Liam Neeson.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 13 Dec

£38.50–£65 / 0844 856 0202

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Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue.

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Sun 16 Nov

£29.50 / 01603 628477

Madness

Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.

Brighton Centre

Sat 6 Dec

£32.50–£45 / 0844 847 1515

Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

48 Below, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Portsmouth Cathedral

Thu 2 Oct

£3 (£2.50) / 023 9282 3300

  • 13:10

Premier Flautist Series: JS Bach, Hindemith, Robert Groslot, Gyorgy Kurtag, Debussy arr. Cordula Hacke

  • Written by: Debussy arr. Cordula Hacke

Aldo Baerten and Ana Sinkovek Burstin perform works by Bach, Gyorgy, Hindemith, Robert Groslot and Debussy.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Sun 5 Oct

£15 ( £5; £10) / 020 7873 7300

  • 17:00
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The Showstoppers: Improvised Musical

Audience suggestions become an all-singing, all-dancing show as the comedy troupe create a brand new musical from scratch at every performance.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 4 Oct

£17 (£15; £13.60) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00

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 Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 4 Oct

£29.50–£28

  • 14:30

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

  • 14:30

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Status Quo

Cheery veterans of classic rock.

Blue Bell Hotel, Burton Agnes

Sat 16 May 2015

Phone for prices / 01262 490050

  • 15:30

Uli Fenner, Robin Mason, Peter Evans

Trio of Fenner (violin), Mason (cello) and Evans (piano).

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 0131 651 4336

Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat D 898.

  • 13:10

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 6 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00
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Afternoon With Andre De Ridder: Korngold, Langgaard, Zemlinsky

  • Directed by: Andre De Ridder (cond)
  • Written by: Zemlinsky

Andre de Ridder conducts Langgaard's Symphony No 7, Korngold's Concerto For Violin In D Major and Zemlinsky's The Little Mermaid, with Elena Urioste, Violin.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 18 Nov

BBC Hoddinott Hall

£9–£12 / 029 2063 6464

  • 14:00

Albert Hall Christmas Concert & Lunch

An annual Christmas carol concert and lunch with the choir of St Marys church, accompanied by the magnificent Binns Organ.

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 7 Dec

£5; £15 inc meals / 0115 950 0411

  • 14:45

Bach to Baby Family Concert in Wimbledon - Dances in Autumn

Bach to Baby - the critically acclaimed concerts for babies, tots and their carers to enjoy together.

Holy Trinity Church, London SW19

Fri 10 Oct

£10

  • 16:00 – 17:00

BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: John Tavener Remembered

The Guildhall School continues its longstanding relationship with the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion Series on 5 October with John Tavener: Remembered.

St Giles Cripplegate Church, London EC2Y

Sun 5 Oct

£15

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

New Year's Eve Gala concert broadcast live from the Berliner Philharmonie. Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Cinema City, Norwich

Wed 31 Dec

0871 902 5724

  • 16:30

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Wed 31 Dec

0871 902 5726

  • 16:30

The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

Wed 31 Dec

0871 902 5735

  • 16:30

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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

  • 13:30

Countermeasure

High-energy Canadian a cappella vocal group in concert, with a repertoire ranging from the Beatles via Paraguayan folk songs and original numbers to Ben Folds.

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12.50–£21.50 / 020 7520 1440

Part of London A Cappella Festival.

  • 14:30 – 16:30

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

Dina Duisen

Classical.

St Michael At The North Gate, Oxford

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01865 766266

  • 13:00 – 13:50

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

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

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01225 448844

  • 16:00

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30
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