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Crime Writers' Mr and Mrs

A panel event with literary couples, including Russel McLean & Lesley McDowell, Helen Fitzgerald & Sergio Casci and Craig Robertson & Alexandra Sokoloff.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Author Book Signings

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

WHSmith, Sheffield

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 14 more dates until 13 Dec

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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Frank Lampard: Book Signing

The Manchester City and England football star will be signing copies of his children's books in the series Frankie's Magic Football.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0161 749 8623

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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David Attenborough: Talk

An opportunity to meet Britain's best-known natural history filmmaker as he tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited.

Waterstones, Oxford

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01865 790212

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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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

Chris Packham: Talk

The naturalist and TV presenter gives an illustrated talk about our wildlife and conservation.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01202 499199

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Theatre

£15 / 0121 704 6962

St George's Bristol

Thu 27 Nov

£16–£19 / 0845 402 4001

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Jonny Woo's East London Lecture

Woo presents his newest performance piece which is in collaboration with writer/director Douglas Rintoul.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Thu 27 Nov

£12

Fri 28 Nov

£12

Sat 29 Nov

£12

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Stuart Maconie: The People's Songs

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about his new book and epic radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 17 May 2015

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

The Met, Bury

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£12) / 0161 761 2216

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£16.50 ( £14.30) / 01422 845265

Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Fri 28 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 27 Nov

£10 (£7; £8) / 0843 208 1144

John Safran: Murder In Mississippi

Author John Safran takes the stage to read from his book Murder In Mississippi, a true story about meeting a white supremacist and befriending his black killer.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 29 Nov

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 30 Nov

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Lost, Stolen And Strayed: The Dispersal Of Art At The Reformation: Lecture

Jessica Saraga looks at the pantings and sculptures in churches that have been destroyed, damaged, defaced, including the magnificent art collection of Charles I, broken up in the attempt to introduce 'godly rule'.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21

Tue 9 Dec

£12 ( £10) / 020 8693 5254

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Mike Bartlett: Talk

An opportunity to hear the playwright discuss his vision of the monarchy after Elizabeth II with theatre critic and journalist Mark Shenton.

Waterstones Hampstead, London NW3

Fri 28 Nov

£3–£5 / 0843 290 8361

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

Bookmark at ECA

A celebration of the huge variety of ways the book form is used by staff, students and alumni at Edinburgh College of Art. Meet the makers, browse and buy zines, comics and artists books, or debate the future of the book over a coffee in the college's grand Sculpture Court.

Edinburgh College of Art

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 221 6000

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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The Future Of Retail Banking

The Future of Retail Banking, now in its 17th year, continues to attract senior executives from across the UK & Europe to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities within retail banking.

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1H

Thu 27 Nov

£1494–£1734

Murder at The Fruitmarket Gallery

An evening of crime in the gallery. Hear readings from Tartan Noir author Doug Johnstone and enjoy live music alongside a private viewing of Canadian artist, Stan Douglas, whose use of technologies, narratives and realities both virtual and actual, examine the intersection of history and memory in evocative, mesmerising…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free tbc / 0131 225 2383

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Royal Yacht Britannia: Talk

Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, former Commander of the Royal Yacht Britannia, talks about life aboard this historic vessel and her role in important historic events.

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Mon 1 Dec

Phone for prices, phone for availability / 01326 313388

Tricolour: NLS Poetry Night

Three spoken word and performance poets with three different styles and three different outlooks take to the stage each month. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3918

21 Revolutions: Exhibition of Writings

Glasgow Women's Library celebrates its 21st birthday by commissioning 21 women writers to make new work inspired by GWL’s library, archive and museum artefacts.

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Thu 27 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Fri 28 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

…and 8 more dates until 7 Dec back to top