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Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sun 26 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

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

Free

Your Questions Discussed In The Light Of Spiritual Science: Talk

Discussion with Adrian Hotten about using the tool of the outlook of Anthroposophy to better understand what is really happening in the world around us.

Rudolf Steiner House, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 12 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 26 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 10 Dec

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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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

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

The Art And Science Of Acoustic Recording: Nikisch, Beethoven And The Wax Record: Panel Discussion

Amy Blier-Carruthers, Aleks Kolkowski and Robin O'Neill discuss the recent RCM re-enactment of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's landmark 1913 recording of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Thu 4 Dec

Free, ticketed / 020 7591 4300

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

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

Harizanos And Bartok: Collaborations For Unaccompanied Violin: Bartok

  • Written by: Bartok

George Zacharias presents the premiere performances of five preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin by Nickos Harizanos. Composer and performer will discuss their creative collaboration in these works, each one of which explores different instrumental and compositional techniques.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

Recital Room

Free / 020 7873 7300

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

It is easy to overlook storytelling amid the clamour of higher-profile artforms. This festival seeks to redress the balance by treating storytelling as a contemporary artform that is a rich part of Scotland's cultural heritage and this year looks at the past and how it has been handed down to us in story. Performance…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Simon Singh: The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets

Everyone loves The Simpsons, but few people realise that its mathematically gifted team of scriptwriters have used the series to explore everything, from pi to primes, from calculus to geometry, from infinitesimals to infinity.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£3)

Anne Rice's Prince Lestat: Midnight Book Launch

The Queen of the Undead is back, with her first Vampire Chronicle in over a decade marking the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time Lestat de Lioncourt.

The British Library, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

Entrance Hall

£28 adv booking required / 0843 208 1144

Ben Okri In Conversation

The award-winning author discusses his career with lecturer Tim Cribb.

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 330033

1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium

Talks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition, which look at the themes of the display in more detail.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Sat 15 Nov

£40 (£35; £20) / 020 7379 6344

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Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty

Author Anthony Horowitz talks about his new book Moriarty, set after the death of Sherlock Holmes.

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free (ticketed) / 0131 527 1600

The Belligerent Bishop: Winnington: Ingram And The Great War

Miranda Poliakoff talks about her research into the man and the role he played during the Great War.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (£5) / 020 7736 8140

City Showcase: Finding The Future

City Showcase announces 'Finding the Future' music seminar at Apple Store, Regent Street, London, 13-15 November 2014.

Apple Store, London W1B

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

The Iron Road: Talk

Transport commentator and author Christian Wolmar reveals how the railways have shaped London in a way that has now mostly been forgotten.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Wed 12 Nov

£10 (£8) / 020 7379 6344

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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Women, Fashion And The First World War: Talk

Join fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix and discover how the First World War not only changed women's lives, but the way they dressed as well.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Tue 18 Nov

£10 (£8) / 020 7379 6344

Borderlands And Boundaries: Forms Of Identity At The Frontier: Talk

Dr Sunil Purushottam, Dr Berenice Guyot-Rechard and Dr Jagjeet Lally discuss how geographical restrictions affect the people who live with in them.

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 354 790

Waterstones Liverpool One

Wed 29 Oct

£3 ( £2) / 0151 709 9820

A Climate Of Conspiracy: A Heated Debate

Professor David Runciman and Dr Alfred Moore discuss two different climate change conspiracies.

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01223 338 094

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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