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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

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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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

The Sixteen

  • Directed by: Harry Christophers (cond)

The choir performs a concert of Christmas music.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 14 Dec

£10–£60 / 01273 813813

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

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Kid Canaveral's Christmas Baubles V

An all day indie Christmas party curated by KC. Afrobeat, funk electronica and highlife from headliners Ibibio Sound Machine alongside Kid Canaveral and fellow Lost Mappers Randolph's Leap with more acts still to be announced.

Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Dec

Over-18s only


Old Country Union

The Tring-based five-piece band performs its soft rock material.

The Horns, Watford

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01923 225020

Spectacular Classics: Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Orff, Ravel, Handel, Bizet, Rossini, Williams, Prokofiev

  • Directed by: John Pryce-Jones (cond)
  • Written by: Sibelius

John Pryce-Jones conducts Sibelius's Finlandia, Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending, Sousa's Stars And Stripes Forever March, Grieg's Morning and In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Bizet's March Of The Toreadors and Duet from The Pearl Fishers, Verdi's La Donna E Mobile, Monti's Czardas, Parry's Jerusalem, Elgar's…

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sat 22 Nov

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 25 Oct

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sun 26 Oct

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sat 1 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

…and 91 more dates until 6 Sep 2015

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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

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Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Wilko Johnson alongside Chantel McGregor Zoot Money, Laurence Jones, Babajack and Albany Down.

The Cheese And Grain, Frome

Sat 25 Oct

£27 / 01373 455420

The Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Sun 26 Oct

£27 / 01453 760900

Encouraging New Opera

Short operas from undergraduate writers and composers.

University of Aberdeen

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01224 641 122

Part of sound-scotland.

Ensemble Thing

Premiere of a new work by John deSimone exploring cultural and national identity.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01224 523700

Part of sound-scotland.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Under the musical direction of Brian Grant, the National Brass Band-winning ensemble plays popular classics.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 21 Jun 2015

£21 (£19.50) / 01702 351135

Gala, Durham

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£19.50 / 0191 332 4041

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£21 / 01253 290190

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£19–£21 / 01253 290190

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Ilfracombe Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Set in beautiful and picturesque Devon featuring Geno Washington & the Yo Yo Band, Larry Miller, Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, The Brew, Aynsley Lister, Climax Blues Band, Stevie Nimmo Trio and more over three nights of live music.

Ilfracombe Holiday Park

Fri 14 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

Sat 15 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

Sun 16 Nov

£119 weekend ticket (inc accommodation)

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The Klee Quartet: Haydn, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn

  • Written by: Mendelssohn

Performance by Naoko Senda violin, Emi Otagao violin, Jun Ohta viola and Ruri Kuroda cello featuring music by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 19 Dec

The Round Room

Free / 0121 464 8887

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 29 Oct

£35 / 0131 447 4359

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

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.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Nov

Natalie Clein: Bach, Britten, Tavener

  • Written by: Tavener

Join Natalie Clein for an evening of cello music featuring Bach Suite No 1, Britten Suite No 3, Tavener Threnos and Bach Suite No 5.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 26 Oct

£14 (£12; £5; Children £5 under 16s)

Oliver Webber, Christopher Suckling and Jan Waterfield

Oliver Webber (violin), Christopher Suckling (cello) and Jan Waterfield (harpsichord) play baroque music.

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 651 4336

Corelli's Sonata Op 5 No 7 in D minor, excerpts from Bach's Art of Fugue, Domenico Gabrielli's Sonata in G, Merulo's 'Toccata Quinta' from Primo Libro (1598), Rognoni's Divisions on 'Io son ferito', and Geminiani's A selection of Scottish Airs.

Paul Ryan

Jazz music from Paul Ryan and the Kenny Clayton Trio.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 23 Nov

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

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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.

Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola

Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 16 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Simply Gershwin

A Gershwin Celebration George Gershwin: But not for me from Girl Crazy George Gershwin: 'S wonderful from Funny Face George Gershwin: Embraceable You from Girl Crazy George Gershwin: Liza (All the clouds'll roll away) George Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay! George Gershwin: Oh, Lady Be…

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

The Songs Of Sister Act

The Singers Of Soul Choir performs the music from the West End musical.

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Fri 31 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01485 532252

Stigma Free Arts CafÉ… Inspiring Tasts Of Life

Take a break and bring your lunch to an inspiring and safe cafe space and enjoy poets, musicians, dancers, speakers and visual artists. All Welcome! 

The Augustine Church, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 220 1677

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 220 1677

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

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