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Alison Moore: Book Launch

The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted author discusses and signs copies of her book He Wants.

Waterstones, Nottingham

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0843 290 8525

  • 19:00

Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Wednesday Walkthrough: Carol Rama & Danh Vo

Irene Aristizabal, the Curator of the exhibition discusses the process of bringing the two artists together.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0115 948 9750

  • 12:00 – 12:45

Cocaine: Between White Lines

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Scotland has the highest per-head consumption of cocaine on the planet, and it damages more than just our health. The inhabitants of wealthy nations pay a high price for their drug consumption, but it‘s nowhere near high enough. The illicit production of cocaine has serious environmental and…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The award-winning author details his new novel The Bone Clocks. Spanning decades, the story follows the turbulent life of Holly Sykes.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 1 Sep

£10 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

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Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 23 Aug

An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 15 Oct

£25; £22 theatre club / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 8 Oct

£21 / 0191 261 2606

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Sun 7 Sep

£20 ( £18.50) / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

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5x15: David Peace in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Novelist David Peace speaks about his most recent book, Red or Dead, and more with cultural critic Mark Lawson.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Tue 19 Aug

£15 (£12) / 020 3468 5670

Lesley Riddoch: Blossom – What Scotland Needs to Flourish

The journalist and commentator takes her new book, Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish, on the road and discusses the impending referendum.

Waterstones, Dundee

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 01382 200322

Discussion and debate. Tickets must be reserved by phone.

  • 18:30

Waterstones, Livingston

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 01506 435893

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Anti-Slam Apocalypse

Three cheers for the worst poet of the evening, as previous Anti-Slam losers (aka winners) vie for the title of 'very best of the very worst'. With Sophia Blackwell, Malcolm Head, Stephen Frizzle, Richard Purnell & Gary W Hartley, Chella Quint, Adrian Gillott, Samantha Mann and Amy McAllister.

Hackney Attic, London E8

Wed 30 Jul

£6 (£5) / 08719 025734

Arrest That Poet!

Danny Chivers / PBH's Free Fringe Have you ever climbed up a power station, D-locked yourself to a construction company’s staircase or been sued for £5 million? Until recently, slam poet Danny Chivers certainly hadn’t. So how did a quiet boy from Bristol end up dodging security guards, battling criminal charges and…

Assembly St Marks, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 13 Aug

Stafford Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 13 Aug

The Coffins Of The Lector Priest Sesenebenef: A Middle Kingdom Book Of The Dead?: Lecture

Harco Willems from the Leuven Catholic University discusses the difference between earlier and later text coffins in comparison to Sessenbenef's in regards to re-birth.

British Museum, London WC1B

Mon 28 Jul

BP Lecture Theatre/Room 4, the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery

£55 colloquium and lecture; £40 colloquium; £25 lecture and reception; £25 (£20; £15; £20) / 020 7323 8181

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Dame Diana Rigg: No Turn Unstoned

Emma Brünjes Productions Ltd A history and anecdotes of life in the theatre. A scholarly, insightful and highly entertaining reflection of the worst theatrical reviews in history and a celebration of the actors who survive. Hear stories from her many friends in theatre and film and a history of theatre criticism with…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

£15 (£13) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

£15 (£13) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug

Don't Tell Him Pike

Ian Lavender and Steven McNicoll …but maybe he will! Enjoy an afternoon with Ian 'Stupid Boy' Lavender in conversation with Edinburgh's Steven McNicoll. Dad's Army was Ian's first professional job and he found himself thrown into a group of some of the best and funniest actors in the business. Dad's Army became one of…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Sat 9 Aug

£12.50 inc refreshments / 01258 475137

  • 16:00

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

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George R R Martin

It’s not too often that an author will so happily embrace the film or TV show adapted from his or her own fiction, but George R R Martin seems more than pleased with the screen adaptation of Game of Thrones. The all-conquering HBO show was back this year for its fourth series, and today the author discusses how it feels…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sunday Herald and Bloody Scotland Independence Debate

The referendum will have been and gone by the time Bloody Scotland takes place, so a panel, including William McIlvanney and Tom Devine, discuss the result and what is next for the country.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 15:15 – 16:45

The Trial of Chimpanzee Jack

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas You are summoned for jury service. Jack and his gang killed a member of another gang. He is now on trial for murder. But this trial has a difference - Jack is a chimpanzee. As a chimp, does Jack understand that others are like him? Can he predict what will happen when he attacks another…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bar 1:22, Huddersfield

Tue 29 Jul

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 12 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Alain de Botton

What impact is the 24 hour bombardment of news having on us? Philosopher Alain de Botton answers this question in his intriguing book The News: A User’s Manual. Taking a series of archetypal news stories – a disaster, a celebrity interview, a political scandal – he provides an incisive analysis of the ingredients of…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 1 Aug

Main House

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 2 Aug

Main House

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 3 Aug

Main House

£15 / 0844 873 3433

…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug

Author Event with Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas

Join best-selling YA authors Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas as they discuss what goes into the creation of their complex, rich and detailed fantasy worlds. Discover strange magic, political intrigue and struggles for power, love and life itself.

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 19 Aug

£3 / 0845 271 0777

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Axel Scheffler: Meet The Creator Of The Gruffalo: Workshop

Meet the illustrator behind the Gruffalo and have copies of the Gruffalo books signed. Artist Axel Scheffler will be reading excerpts from the books and answering your questions.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£5 adv / 01274 431212

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 15:30
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