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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Autumn Flower Arrangements

In this “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” use the stunning shapes and vibrant colours of fallen leaves, the bounty of garden, forest and cycle path and warm glowing autumn flora as inspiration to create wreaths and arrangements to drive away those melancholy fading-of-the-year feelings. On this one-day workshop…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Fletcher Building Classroom

£60 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £54) / 0131 248 2909

Bury St Edmunds Rock Choir

The local Bury St Edmunds choir is run by singer/pianist Daniel Ribbits. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national charities…

Priory School, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 8 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

Sat 15 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

Sat 22 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jul 2015

Interactive Music Workshop

Interactive African music workshop with Moroccan musician Omar Afif.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Africa in Motion.

Introduction to Bookbinding

A ten-week introductory course in the basics of bookbinding.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 25 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Wed 29 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–12 Nov, 2014, with no session on Wed 8 Oct.

Sat 1 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

…and 4 more dates until 15 Nov back to top

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. This adds two massive benefits to your walking, the use of poles tones the upper body muscles and abdominals as well as the legs and bottom all while burning 20% more calories than ordinary walking. Nordic walking is great…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Sun 26 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Mon 27 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

…and 180 more dates until 25 Jun 2015

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

…and 124 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

Wed 29 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

…and 45 more dates until 31 Dec

Adult Dance Classes: Course (Over 16s)

Improve your fitness and posture whilst developing ballet technique in classes taught by freelance dance teacher and choreographer Vicky Brown (BA Hons, AIDTA).

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Wed 5 Nov

£7; £35 Term / 01494 512000

Wed 12 Nov

£7; £35 Term / 01494 512000

Wed 19 Nov

£7; £35 Term / 01494 512000

…and 11 more dates until 25 Mar 2015

Art Of Tease: Workshop

A dance workshop.

The Dancehouse, Manchester

Tue 28 Oct

Phone for prices / 0161 237 9753

Tue 4 Nov

Phone for prices / 0161 237 9753

Tue 11 Nov

Phone for prices / 0161 237 9753

…and 5 more dates until 16 Dec back to top

Big Linocuts: Course

Create bold linocuts using simple tools and a large hand-press. Course led by Leeds-based designer and printmaker Miriam Trent. Basic materials are provided.

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield

Sat 25 Oct

£125 / 01924 497646

Sun 26 Oct

£125 / 01924 497646

Bollywood Dance Classes (Over 16s)

Monisha Bharadwaj teaches the classic modern Indian style.

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Wed 29 Oct

£60 / 020 8232 1010

Wed 5 Nov

£60 / 020 8232 1010

Wed 12 Nov

£60 / 020 8232 1010

Wed 19 Nov

£60 / 020 8232 1010

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

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Hamilton/East Kilbride Rock Choir

Your local Hamilton choir is run by South Lanarkshire based musician Jennifer Sim. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members - from performing at top music and arts venues like Wembley Arena and Guilfest to raising money for some of the UK's best-loved charities like Missing People, Sport…

Burnbank Centre, Hamilton

Thu 30 Oct

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 6 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 13 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 22 more dates until 25 Jun 2015

Hertford/Ware Rock Choir

The Hertford Rock Choir is led by local musician Abigail Harris. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Hertford and wider Hertfordshire county community. We are the Hertford rehearsal of the trailblazing Rock Choir. We often team up with the other local…

The Sele School, Hertford

Wed 5 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01992 581455

Wed 12 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01992 581455

Wed 19 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01992 581455

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015 back to top

Kingston upon Thames Rock Choir

The local Kingston Upon Thames choir is run by choir leader Jim Hawkins. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness, with its unique mix of en-masse singing, fundraising, television appearances, and emphasis on supporting local communities. With performances at prestigious…

All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames

Tue 4 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 020 8546 5964

Tue 11 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 020 8546 5964

Tue 18 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 020 8546 5964

…and 21 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Knutsford Rock Choir

The local Knutsford choir is run by Cheshire based musician Kathryn Davies. We support a number of local charities, raising money and awareness around Cheshire and as a choir we also join up with other branches of Rock Choir to support national charities such as Comic Relief, Missing People and Refuge with flash mobs…

Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford

Wed 5 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 12 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 19 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Curzon Knutsford

Mon 3 Nov

Cranford Suite

£25 a month, free taster / 03305 001331

Mon 10 Nov

Cranford Suite

£25 a month, free taster / 03305 001331

Mon 17 Nov

Cranford Suite

£25 a month, free taster / 03305 001331

…and 21 more dates until 29 Jun 2015

Lantern Making Workshop

Mould and construct a lantern from willow, for Falmouth's Christmas parade in December, during an all day workshop with materials supplied.

Princess Pavilion And Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

Sun 30 Nov

£5 / 01326 211222

Quilting Masterclass

Learn how to quilt with a contemporary take on this very traditional needlecraft.

JW3, London NW3

Sun 14 Dec

£40 / 020 7433 8988

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker – Family Insight

Learn about the characters, story and costumes of The Nutcracker, meet one of the dancers and watch the Company take class on stage. Ages 6+. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 20 Dec

Over-6s only

£5.50 (£3.50) / 0131 529 6000

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Over-6s only

£5.50 (£3.50) / 0131 529 6000

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Spotlites October Half-Term Drama Workshop For 5-12s: Harry Potter: Wizard School

Spotlites Drama Workshop for 5-12s. Quidditch, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions and Duelling!

Kings Theatre, Chatham

Fri 31 Oct

£6 / 01634 829468

Stand Up Comedy: Course

Develop a stand-up comedy act and decide whether to perform it in front of a paying audience. No experience is required.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£77 ( £61.50; £61.50) / 0121 446 3232

Tricks And Treats Family Activities : Wanda The Witch's Workshop

Join Wanda as she shares some spooky stories, make your own spells and a herbal witch to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01833 631107

Upholstery – Beginners

Take an beat-up chair from a tired old frame to spiffy new piece de resistance of your dining room. Create a seat pad, add some fluffy stuff and cover it all with a lovely piece of fabric. Of course it's all more involved than that, but that's why pro crafter Eve Hynd is there to show you the ropes.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 25 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: this course runs from 14 Sep–15 Nov 2014, with no session on 11 Oct.

Thu 30 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: this course 11 Sep–20 Nov 2014, with no session on 9 Oct.

Sat 1 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: this course runs from 14 Sep–15 Nov 2014, with no session on 11 Oct.

…and 5 more dates until 20 Nov

Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

Thu 30 Oct

£6 / 023 9279 9977

Thu 6 Nov

£6 / 023 9279 9977

Thu 13 Nov

£6 / 023 9279 9977

…and 2 more dates until 27 Nov back to top