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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

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

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

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

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

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Great Dunmow Rock Choir

Your friendly local Great Dunmow choir is run by vocal teacher Daniel Ribbits. We are the local community choir with the national reputation - join the Great Dunmow Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as 'Fantastic'. Whilst retaining our community spirit, we come together en masse…

Dourdan Pavilion, Great Dunmow

Tue 4 Nov

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 11 Nov

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 18 Nov

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

…and 21 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

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

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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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

Chester Rock Choir

The Chester Rock Choir is led by local musician Kathryn Davies. A local community choir first and foremost, we are also part of the national Rock Choir network, which provides unrivalled opportunities to sing live. Members of Rock Choir have had the chance to meet and sing in front of many celebrities and public figures…

Forum Studio Theatre, Chester

Thu 6 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 13 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 20 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

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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

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

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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Anita Harris

At fifteen she was 'discovered' and whisked away to appear in a Vegas revue – and she hasn't stopped since, appearing in films, musicals and bands. Now, 50 years on, she brings her own story to the stage, with an evening of song, dance, chat and humour.

Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Sun 2 Nov

£14 / 01395 576798

Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Dolina McLennan presents this year's folk music lecture.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

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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

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Wed 31 Dec

0871 902 5726

The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

Wed 31 Dec

0871 902 5735

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wed 12 Nov

£11–£37 / 0844 907 9000

Marple/Tameside Rock Choir

The Stockport Rock Choir is led by choir leader Phil Reynolds. The Stockport branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Stockport community causes and events, the local branches of Rock Choir led by Phil come together in regional and even national groups for…

St Mary's Parish Church, Stockport

Wed 5 Nov

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 0161 427 2408

Wed 12 Nov

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 0161 427 2408

Wed 19 Nov

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 0161 427 2408

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Only One Direction: One Direction Tribute

The band plays teen-pop covers by the former-The X Factor contestants.

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Fri 31 Oct

£17.50 (£15; £15) / 01424 462288

Rolling Back the Years

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

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 30 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£12 / 01475 723723

Broadway Theatre, London SE6

Wed 5 Nov

£9 (£6.50) / 020 8690 0002

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Stockport Town Hall

Sun 23 Nov

£8 ( £6) / 0161 474 3451

Thomas Monnet

The French organist performs a recital.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Sun 2 Nov

£4 refreshments available / 020 7222 8010

Wakefield Rock Choir

The local Wakefield choir is run by West Yorkshire based musician Elliot Sutcliffe. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members - from performing at top music and arts venues like the O2 Arena and Guilfest to raising money for some of the UK's best-loved charities like Comic Relief, Sign2Sing…

St Austin's Community Centre, Wakefield

Thu 6 Nov

The Theatre

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 13 Nov

The Theatre

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 20 Nov

The Theatre

£25 a month, free taster

…and 21 more dates until 2 Jul 2015

African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

Eastbourne Rock Choir

The Eastbourne Rock Choir is led by choir leader Charlotte Fane. You may know about our unique sellout O2 arena event in 2013 and our secret singing flash mobs around country for Comic Relief (just search 'Great British flash mob' on YouTube!), but at Rock Choir we know it's not just about the unique huge events, it's…

St Elisabeth's Church, Eastbourne

Wed 5 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 12 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 19 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

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