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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

Halifax Rock Choir

The Halifax Rock Choir in Sowerby Bridge is led by West Yorkshire based musician Elliot Sutcliffe. The local men and women who have joined the choir who live in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and further afield in West Yorkshire often have never sung before or had any vocal tuition. Once you join the choir you will find you…

St Paul's Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge

Tue 21 Oct

Upper Ground Floor Worship Area

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 4 Nov

Upper Ground Floor Worship Area

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 11 Nov

Upper Ground Floor Worship Area

£25 a month, free taster

…and 22 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

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 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

Build A Band: Workshop

Learn guitar, keyboards, vocals or drums in a band with professional tutors on hand to offer guidance through tuition, culminating with a recording and performance.

The Riverfront, Newport

Mon 27 Oct

£15 (Children £10) / 01633 656757

Tue 28 Oct

£15 (Children £10) / 01633 656757

Wed 29 Oct

£15 (Children £10) / 01633 656757

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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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

Matheu Watson and Luke Daniels: The New World Drovers

New music inspired by the trade of cattle-droving. Featuring Ceri Owen Jones and Ceri Rhys Matthews.

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Sun 26 Oct

£12 adv / 020 7485 9899

Matthew Bourne, Garry Jackson And Sam Hobbs

The innovative trio plays jazz.

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

Sun 26 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0113 262 6777

Mezin Piano Trio

A piano recital.

Chichester Cathedral

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 01243 782595

Old Foakies

Folk session.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

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Warwick Rock Choir

Your friendly local Warwick choir is run by vocal teacher Angela Moran. Our choir is made up of many locals who never thought they could sing or hadn't found the right outlet for their secret singing in the car or shower. I don't think any of us expected to make the huge number of great friends we have along the way not…

Warwick Quaker Centre

Tue 21 Oct

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 4 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 11 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

…and 22 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Cafe Ceilidh

Relaxed daytime traditional music session hosted by traditional music group Linten Adie.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 346 1405

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

David Gerrard

Works for organ by Bach, Frescobaldi, Froberger, Kerll and Buttstett.

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 651 4336

Everything Everything Present: Chaos To Order

Everything Everything will work with a range of artists and creatives from all disciplines and media to curate a week of events and experiments, which will challenge perceptions of libraries and test the limits of what a 21st century library can be.

Manchester Central Library

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0161 234 1900

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0161 234 1900

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0161 234 1900

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard on their 'The Public Gets What The Public Wants' tour.

Gorilla, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

£7 / 0161 407 0301

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Glasgow Coffee Festival

A one-day festival celebrating the mighty coffee bean and showcasing the speciality coffee scene in Scotland. There are tastings, competitions, presentations and music on offer with all proceeds going to Coffee Kids UK.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

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 21 Oct

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 4 Nov

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 11 Nov

The Recreation Ground

£25 a month, free taster

…and 22 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

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

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

£25

The Mellotones Trio

Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 220 4298

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 220 4298

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 220 4298

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Opera South: La Traviata

  • Written by: Rossini

A performance of Verdi's famous and ever-popular opera. By kind permission, the opera is sung in David Pountney's English translation for ENO, by a cast of top young professional singers who have worked at companies including Glyndebourne, Opera North and Garsington.

Haslemere Hall

Sun 2 Nov

£27–£35 / 01428 661793

Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings

Young folk vocal duo from Dumfries & Galloway.

An Tobar Arts Centre, Isle of Mull

Wed 22 Oct

£4 (£2) / 01688 302211

Part of Live Music Now Scotland.

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

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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Tattoo Freeze

A tattoo convention specifically designed to be inclusive for all the family (although only the over 18s can get inked – sorry little dudes). As well as artists and trade stalls, there's a graffiti zone, BMX and skateboarding demos, ice carving, live music and roller derby.

The International Centre, Telford

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£20 (under 18s free) / 01952 281500

  • 10:00 – 19:00 Tattoo Freeze The International Centre, Telford
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