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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

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

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 12 Oct

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

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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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

Hackney Wonderland

The rock'n'roll all dayer of the year, 3 Venues and over 20 live acts spread across London Hackney! 1 tickets get you in all participating venues!

Various Venues Hackney, London E3

Sat 11 Oct

£15

  • 17:00 – 03:00
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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

£72.80

Family Ceilidh

Scottish Country dancers, pipers and a ceilidh band help you to celebrate the new year with the family.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

  • Written by: Johann Strauss I

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£21.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£27.50–£39.50 / 0844 907 9000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 27 Dec

£27–£30 / 020 8688 9291

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Joshua Payne: Out of Body

An immersive psychedelic experience (but without drugs); visitors wear special visors and headphones, and explore the space in this journey through the interior of the mind. Not suitable for sufferers from motion sickness.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00 – 21:00

Rolling Back the Years

Evening of nostalgic music featuring tributes to Fred Astaire, Sinatra, Judy Garland and Buddy Holly amongst others.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sun 26 Oct

£14 (£13) / 0161 928 1677

  • 14:30

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 4 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01224 641122

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 30 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£12 / 01475 723723

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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

  • 14:00

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

  • 15:00

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Thank You For The Music

Double the tribute trouble.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£35 / 01753 853888

  • 15:00

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Breakneck alt.rock with strident, jangling guitars from WWPJ.

FOPP, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 243 0870

Special Adam Thompson solo acoustic performance and record singing to mark the release of new album Unravelling.

  • 17:00

Year Zero Festival

Unity presents Year Zero Festival, a brand new all day festival celebrating Unity's illustrious past in the punk and post-punk eras. Headliners are veterans The Damned and The Beat.

Unity Works, Wakefield

Sat 11 Oct

£22.50

  • 15:00
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Barry Jackson

Blues jam, with Barry Jackson.

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar, London W1B

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 16:00 – 20:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 16:00 – 20:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 16:00 – 20:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 16:00 – 20:00

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

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

Wed 22 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

Caterpillar Music Class

Interactive musical classes with nursery rhymes, colourful instruments and puppets for kids aged 0–3.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

  • 13:15 – 13:55

Mon 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

  • 13:15 – 13:55

Mon 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

  • 13:15 – 13:55
…and 4 more dates until 17 Nov

Cello Recital: Alberto Casadei: Alberto Casadei, Piazzolla, Brahms

  • Written by: Brahms

The cellist performs Brahms's sonata In F, with piano accompaniment by Somi Kim, plus Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango and Casadei's own In Memory Of Piazzolla.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 2 Oct

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05
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Charlotte Green

With a voice as lovely as her writing, broadcaster Charlotte Green looks back on her 27 year career at the BBC, with journalist and reviewer Alex Clark. Listen again to some of the memorable sound clips that captivated a generation of listeners.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Tue 7 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

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

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Christina McMaster

Contemporary American music for piano.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 30 Oct

Free On the door / 01224 641122

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 12:45

CHROMA Ensemble: Kilar, Joby Talbot, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars

  • Written by: Gavin Bryars

The chamber ensemble performs works by Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars and Joby Talbot.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 27 Sep 2015

Hall Two

£14.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 16:00

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00
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