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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

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

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 07989 508436

What difference does it make? With Don Paterson, Leo Condie, Rebecca Green, The Craic Where the Light Gets In, and Carly Brown.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

The London Modernist Literary Event

An afternoon of Mod related authors talking about their books and inspirations behind their work.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15 / 020 7258 2925

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

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15 (£13) / 01476 406158

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Listen With Alexei: Author Event

Author, comedian and actor Alexei Sayle reads excerpts from his memoirs and short stories, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£13 (£11) / 01373 465949

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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

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18 / 01992 531500

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Jon Ronson: An Evening of Public Shaming

An evening of examining the behaviour of others: why do people say things on Twitter that don't come out right? Why do people on Twitter turn mob-like over people who say things that don't come out right? Ronson technically hasn't done anything wrong, but he's been studying people who have and this evening is a powerful…

The Citadel, St Helens

Sat 23 May 2015

£15 / 01744 735436

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15 (£12) / 0141 429 0022

The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free

Design Culture Salon 15: How Does Design Address Immobility In Our Society?: Panel Discussion

Bodies of the disabled, ill and elderly are difficult to find in design history, while contemporary design engages in idealised forms of engineering the urban mobile citizen. Can the enabling capacities of design be improved? A discussion chaired by Rob Imrie, Prof of Sociology, Goldsmiths, London.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 13 Mar 2015

The Clore Centre: Room 55

Free / 020 7942 2000

Panda Storytelling Session

Storytelling and puppetry for children under five years old.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 334 9171

The story of Chi Chi and the missing bamboo.

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Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

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

Peter May: Runaway

Peter May discusses his latest standalone novel, Runaway.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 242 8100

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Mon 19 Jan 2015

£3 / 0141 287 2999

Winter's Tales: Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield reads short stories including The Garden Party.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£60 / 020 7401 9919

After Snowden: Panel Discussion

Prof Ronald J Diebert, Dr Gus Hossein, Prof Sir David Omand and Prof Ronald W Pruessen consider the implication of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

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At The Coalface: Responsibility: Panel Discussion

Designers Sarah Gold and Paul Sohi, architect Alasdair Dixon, Janet Gunter from The Restart Project and Chris Howard from Mass Challenge talk about what responsibility means within the design world.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 21 Jan 2015

New Wing

£6 / 020 7845 4600

Better Growth, Better Climate: Cities And The New Climate Economy: Panel Discussion

This event, chaired by Fran Tonkiss, is structured around the results of LSE research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The speakers are Graham Floater and Philipp Rode; Dimitri Zenghelis responds.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Bloody Scotland

An innovative festival drawing on Scotland's love of the literary macabre and celebrating crime writing by bringing together leading Scottish and international writers, showcasing debut voices and encouraging new writers.

Various venues: Stirling

Fri 11 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 274000

Sat 12 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 274000

Sun 13 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 274000

Classrooms for Malawi Burns Supper

Music, poetry and of course whisky at this three-course dinner fundraiser for Classrooms for Malawi. Veggie options available.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

Defence Logistics 2015

The World's Prime Logistics Event for Defence

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1H

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£1999

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£1999

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£1999

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Defending Human Rights In Russia: Panel Discussion

Prof Margot Light chairs a discussion on the many repressive laws introduced in Russia over the past two years. The speakers are Pavel Chikov, Dmitri Makarov and Roman Udot. Dr Mary McAuley is the Respondent.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Extradition And The Erosion Of Human Rights: Panel Discussion

Prof Susan Marks chairs a discussion about the safeguards, or lack of them, in current UK-US extradition procedures. The speakers are human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, Prof Saskia Sassen and Prof Jeanne Theoharis.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

FutureFest

FutureFest is a weekend of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future.

Vinopolis, London SE1

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£80 weekend; £50 day / 0870 241 4040

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£80 weekend; £50 day / 0870 241 4040

How To Succeed In The Specialties: Conference

An informative conference for professionals.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Times to be confirmed / £20 ( £5) / 020 3075 1649

In Focus: Exploring Liberation And Photography: Panel Discussion

This discussion forms part of the LSE Students' Union project Liberation Through The Lens which examines photography as a tool for change. The speakers are Matt Daw, Prof Tamar Garb, Carolina Gottardo and Mark Sealy.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Free / 020 7955 6043

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