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Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

Diane Von Furstenberg: Journey Of A Dress: Talk

Talk and book-signing with the designer about her 40 years as a groundbreaking designer and fashion icon and the dress that started it all.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Thu 6 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Library at GoMA Writers' Group

A weekly evening meet-up for local creative writers.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 6 Nov

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 13 Nov

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

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Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

£16; £14 pensioners ( £14) / 01342 302000

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Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Essex

Thu 30 Oct

01708 869175

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

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Indie Author Fair at the Chorleywood Lit Fest

Meet 40 writers at a pop-up bookshop showcasing the ground-breaking, genre-crossing, exciting world of indie publishing. Hear works read by the authors themselves. Join in with children's story time. Browse the books while having afternoon tea.

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Rickmansworth

Sun 16 Nov


Poppy Fields Performence

A special performance in the Lighthouse Gallery, to run alongside the Poppy Fields exhibition which marks the centenary of the First World War in Poole.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Tue 11 Nov

£5.75 / 0844 406 8666

The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible which is still in the cathedral where it was commissioned, doubtless by Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester 1129-71. This year the manuscript is being rebound in preparation for exhibition in New York and eventual installation in a new display gallery in Winchester…

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

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Beyond Endurance: The Life and Works of Sir James Mann Wordie

One hundred years ago, Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ sailed to Antarctica and became stuck fast in the ice of the Weddell Sea. The story of the crew’s survival on the sea ice for months has become the stuff of legend. One of the crew members was Scottish geologist James Wordie, whose influence went on to change the face…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 623 3734

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 22 Nov

£20 / 0191 454 1234

Dickens Book Group

A book club especially for those wanting to get their Dickens on. No previous Dickensian experience necessary, and new members are always welcome.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Wed 5 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Wed 12 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Wed 19 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Doug Allan

Nature photographer Doug Allan gives an illustrated talk about his travels and experiences working on nature programmes.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Mon 24 Nov

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 665 2240

Discussing his latest book Freeze Frame – The Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman on Ice.

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 418141

Pint Of Poetry

Listen to a performance of poems written by a variety of different poets and members of the group or perform some of your own.

Stamford Arts Centre

Wed 26 Nov

Cellar Bar

Free / 01780 763203

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Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

50 Years Of Wexford: Talk

Literary talk with Ruth Rendell in conversation with Alison Joseph, chair of the Crime Writers' Association about her character, Chief Inspector Wexford, who features in 24 of Ruth Rendell's novels,

Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M

Thu 30 Oct

£12 (£10) / 020 7392 9200

Blackwell's Book Quiz

Test your literary credentials in teams of up to five members. Arrive early to secure a seat.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8201

Freedom to Tell Tales Storytelling Workshops

A workshop aimed at finding and telling stories in your own words, your own way and in your own voice. This event is for anyone over the age of 16, though young people aged 12–16 are welcome if accompanied by a participating adult. No previous experience necessary.

Hull Central Library

Sun 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01482 300300

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01482 300300

Sat 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01482 300300

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01482 300300

Union Mash Up, Hull

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01482 447788

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FT Innovate 2014

The premium thought leadership gathering of senior corporate innovation practitioners and innovation gurus from around the world, renowned for tackling the big issues in innovation management.

Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London W1K

Wed 19 Nov

£849.50–£1699 / 020 7629 9400

Thu 20 Nov

£849.50–£1699 / 020 7629 9400

Gerry Durkin: Tales and Songs

An hour of stories and songs with Gerry Durkin.

Bridgeton Library, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0870

Knightswood Library, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1555

Gifted Children Or Pushy Parents?

Dr Clementine Beauvais talks about parenting practices that often result in child prodigies.

Faculty Of Education, Cambridge University

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01223 767 736

Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Fri 31 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov


EPIC Studios, Norwich

Sat 15 Nov

£27.50 adv / 01603 766400

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