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WWE LIVE – WRESTLEMANIA REVENGE SSE Hydro, Sun 4 Nov, wwe.com The ultimate in ‘sports entertainment’ as the real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK.
GLASGOW GREEN FIREWORKS Glasgow Green, Mon 5 Nov, glasgowlife.org.uk The city’s biggest and best annual family-friendly fireworks display that takes place on Glasgow Green.
GLASGOW FESTIVAL OF BURLESQUE Riding Rooms, Thu 8–Sat 10 Nov, glasgowfestivalofburlesque. com A weekend festival celebrating the very best in the art of cabaret, with workshops and performances throughout the three days.
GLASGOW’S WHISKY FESTIVAL Hampden Park, Sat 10 Nov, glasgowswhiskyfestival.com Glasgow’s festival of the national tipple returns for a 10th year, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s national stadium.
THE COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS FAIR SEC, Thu 15 Nov, countrylivingfair. com The Christmas fair returns bringing with it over 300 exhibitors showcasing the finest in crafts, garden and home accessories, jewellery, clothing and homemade food and drink. Demonstrations and tasting sessions also take place each day.
CHRISTMAS LANTERNS People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec, glasgowlife.org. uk Get in the festive mood and make presents for your loved ones at this Christmas paper lantern craft workshop.
A Christmas Fairy Trail
CIRCUS OF HORRORS: PSYCHO ASYLUM King’s Theatre, Wed 9 Jan, circusofhorrors.co.uk After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world, the horror- themed burlesque phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation: Psycho Asylum.
EDINBURGH CHEESE FEST
SÉANCE – IS ANYBODY THERE? Edinburgh Dungeon, until Mon 5 Nov, thedungeons.com Séance is the newest immersive experience at the Dungeons, which delves into the story of the notorious Edinburgh 1828 anatomy murderers, Burke and Hare.
Corn Exchange, Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov, cheesefestuk.com A celebration of cheese with a selection of traders offering the best in cheese and street food (mac & cheese, waffles, halloumi fries, cheesecake and more) plus live music and a bar.
CHRISTMAS AT THE BOTANICS ST ANDREWS FAIR SATURDAY
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Fri 23 Nov– Sat 29 Dec, rbge.org. uk Wander beneath the tree canopies bathed in seasonal colour on this one-mile illuminated trail, enjoy the sounds of the Choir of the Trees and keep an eye out for Santa and his elves. Various venues, Scotland, Sat 1 Dec, fairsaturday.org Fair Saturday Foundation and the Scottish Government bring this initiative to Scotland for the first time, supporting social causes through a celebration of arts and culture. See feature, page 16.
SLEEP IN THE PARK SIX
Various venues, Scotland, Sun 8 Dec, sleepinthepark.co.uk This year, Social Bite’s charity sleep-out has extended to all of Scotland’s major cities. Confirmed to play across the four cities are Amy MacDonald and KT Tunstall, plus more to be announced. See feature, page 49. SEC, Glasgow, Thu 20–Sun 30 Dec, sixthemusical.com A big hit at this year’s Fringe and in the West End, this energetic musical features Henry VIII’s six wives finally telling their side of the story, accompanied by a six- piece band. See feature, page 56.
EDINBURGH HOGMANAY STREET PARTY Princes Street, Mon 31 Dec, edinburghshogmanay. com Thousands of revellers bring in the New Year with a mix of live music, DJs and varying knowledge of the lyrics to ‘Auld Lang Syne’. See feature, page 52.
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