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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Reading Group: The Poets' Wives by David Park

Discussing the month's chosen book, David Park's The Poets' Wives.

The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 028 9032 1707

StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival

StAnza is a literary festival that focuses on verse. Joining the locals for readings, performances, slams and open mics, jazz, films, workshops and poetry-related art exhibitions, installations and films are a host of local and international wordsmiths.

Various venues: St Andrews

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01334 475000

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01334 475000

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01334 475000

…and 2 more dates until 8 Mar 2015

Gino D'Acampo: Book Signing

The chef and media personality signs copies of his book A Taste of the Sun.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various Venues, North Berwick

Mon 10 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 11 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 12 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug 2015

Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 553 1876

The End of Year Bash with Honeyblood (solo), Kirsty Logan, Loki with Becci Wallace, Duglas T Stewart (spoken word slot) and Moon Hop (DJ Whisky Stephen with FOUND).

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

A Critical History Of Design: Dr Graham Whitham

Talk focusing on important developments in design and how it responds to changing technologies, social conditions, taste, and market forces, illustrated by well-known and lesser known examples.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Thu 27 Nov

£13 / 01424 229111

Thu 4 Dec

£13 / 01424 229111

Thu 11 Dec

£13 / 01424 229111

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

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

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt

Leave no page unturned as you search for items in the Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt! During Book Week Scotland, you'll collect physical objects related to literary Edinburgh, photograph your team members in particular locations, and answer questions about local bookshops. To complete the hunt by the end…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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Alex Gray: The Bird that Did Not Sing

Gray talks about her latest DCI Lorimer novel, set during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Forfar Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed / 01307 476476

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Debate: The Image Is Dead. Long Live The Image!

What are the challenges for image use and image-making in a world where the image is ubiquitous? Featuring a panel of creative professionals from different fields, this debate poses the question of who now owns the image? And does it matter?

Nottingham Trent University

Wed 3 Dec

Free

Monty Don: Talk

The gardening writer and presenter talks about his life and work, including his travels to gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£17) / 01403 750 220

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£16 / 01392 665938

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Thu 27 Nov

£17 (£16) / 01656 815995

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Bloomsbury Cooks Christmas Signing With Heston Blumenthal

The experimental chef and TV personality will discuss his unusual recipes and sign copies of his latest book, Historic Heston.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Fri 5 Dec

£5–£25

Bloomsbury Cooks Christmas Signing With Paul Hollywood

Twinkly eyes himself, Paul Hollywood, will be here to sign your copies of his fantastic new book, Paul Hollywood's British Baking. Come and meet the Great British Bake Off judge in person at our signing. And there'll be hot drinks and mince pies!

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Wed 10 Dec

£15 Early bird + book; £20 Price on the day + book; £5 Signing only

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Book Circle

The group discuss the selected books for the month.

Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 01624 832662

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free / 01624 832662

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Wed 17 Dec

£5 per session / 020 8457 5000

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Book Circle London Jewish Cultural Centre

Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames

Thu 18 Dec

Phone for prices

  • 14:00 Book Circle Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames

Discovering Botswana: An Evening With Ralph Bousfield

Jacada Travel and Botswana Tourism are hosting a fundraising evening for rhinos at London's Royal Geographical Society on 14th January with famous safari guide and conservationist Ralph Bousfield.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£10 / 020 7591 3000

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 Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

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

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

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Music For Life Conference

Talks and discussions themed around the benefits of music provision for deaf children and young people with keynote speaker Conductor Charles Hazlewood.

National Centre For Early Music, York

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£40; £35 early bord / 01904 658338

The Saltire Concert

A celebration of Scottish music and verse, this concert is hosted by Jo Caulfield and features the winners of the School Poetry and Composition competition as well as Scottish music.

St Michael's Parish Church, Musselburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free but ticketed / 0131 665 2240

Tickets available from The Brunton Part of Saltire.

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2|1|4|1 Members' Show

Member's show and end of year party from the artist-led collective: Alexander 'Twig' Champion, Brian Cheesewright, Catriona Meighan, Frances Lightbound, Jack Farrell, Kirsty Macleod, Kenneth Davidson, Lauren McGlaughlin, Rachael Gallacher, Rachel Sharpe, Rosie Roberts and Silja Strom.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

3 Day MBA

Take a hands on approach and walk away confident in valuation of pharmaceutical products.

Terrapinn Holdings, London EC1M

Mon 8 Dec

£2565–£3135

  • 09:00 – 17:00 3 Day MBA Terrapinn Holdings, London

Tue 9 Dec

£2565–£3135

  • 09:00 – 17:00 3 Day MBA Terrapinn Holdings, London

Wed 10 Dec

£2565–£3135

  • 09:00 – 17:00 3 Day MBA Terrapinn Holdings, London

An Audience With Everton Legends: Talk

Kevin Ratcliffe and Neville Southall talk to John Keith and take questions from the audience.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 12 Dec

£14 / 01704 533333

United Reformed Church, St Albans

Thu 27 Nov

Back Hall

Phone for prices

Thu 4 Dec

Back Hall

Phone for prices

Thu 11 Dec

Back Hall

Phone for prices

Blame Montezuma!

Finally someone has officially made the exquisite pairing of chocolate and literature. Poet and publisher Helena Nelson, Jenny Elliott and Ross Kightly read verses from Blame Montezuma!, a new book of ‘choc-lit’ poems, whilst Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier serves up some tasty chocolates. Email to book.

Zest, St Andrews

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Part of Book Week Scotland, St Andrews Food & Drink Festival & Stanza.

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