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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 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Book Group

New members welcome.

Alexandra Park Library, London N22

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Wed 7 May

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Wed 14 May

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Thu 8 May

Phone for prices, phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Shenfield Library, Brentwood

Mon 5 May

Free / 01277 225540

  • 11:00

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Show'N'Tell: Mangroves

UCL PhD student Clare Duncan will be joining us to discuss her research on one of the planet's most ecologically and economically important habitats, mangroves.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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Show’N’Tell: Okavango

Luca Marazzi will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to find his object. Find out more about Luca's research on the diversity of life in one of Africa's largest wetlands, the Okavango delta.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

The British Magical Renaissance 1888-1910: Talk

Oxford University graduate PR Jennings discusses the ideas in his book WB Yeats And The Secret Masters Of The World, exploring the magical subcultures that flourished during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

Treadwell's, London WC1E

Mon 5 May

£7 / 020 7419 8507

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 20 Jul

£18 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Gala, Durham

Sat 26 Apr

£18 ( £16) / 0191 332 4041

  • 19:30

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

Main House

£16.50 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

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Meet The Komodo Dragon Keeper: Talk

Learn about the large lizard from an expert handler.

Colchester Zoo

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00
…and 65 more dates until 30 Jun

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 1 May

£19.50 adv booking required / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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David Edwards: The Black Hand Gang

David Edwards tours his free ebook and electronic game, an adventure fiction which aims to change the way children read and use Facebook.

The Printworks, Manchester

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Russell Morris Exhibition: All The Days She Could Spare

Drawings, monoprints and poetry documenting Russell's experiences of caring for his mother who suffered from Alzheimer's.

Chester Cathedral

Thu 24 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 6 May

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously: Talk

The explorer discusses his record-breaking experiences and expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 9 Jun

£20 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Fri 4 Jul

£30 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 13 Jun

£10–£18 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 12 Jun

£19 / 01722 434434

  • 19:30

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James Runcie: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Writer, script writer and filmmaker James Runcie introduces his newest book, the third in his Grantchester Mysteries, which is currently in development for a TV series.

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge

Wed 14 May

£6

  • 19:30 – 21:30

John Pilkington: A Balkan Adventure: Talk

Pilkington discusses his experiences of travelling the Balkan Mountains from Trieste to Istanbul over five months in 2013.

Hiltingbury Community Centre, Eastleigh

Fri 13 Jun

£6 / 023 8027 1609

  • 19:30
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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

Giraffe Talk

A keeper gives a talk about the animals.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15
…and 35 more dates until 31 May

Kirsty Logan: The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

Glasgow author (and List Books Editor) Kirsty Logan launches her award-winning debut book, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales, with some stories, chat and wine.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 229 2902

  • 18:30

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

City Hall, Salisbury

Sat 3 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Tue 29 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sat 26 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Sun 27 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

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Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

Promising music, drag, live art, performance and dancing until the drag queen is dead! Hosted by singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings, plus 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and performance and party fluffing from the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz, Shapeshifter and the flawless BANANAWOMAN! Punk-fuelled soundtrack and disco, house and electronica from the Dive resident DJs.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Sun 25 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

As the embers of Spring start to fade, let us lead you into the fiery depths of Hell with the usual devilishly-eclectic, anything-goes queer party – but with no school in the morning, hell yes!

With your infernal host: singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.

Sinful performance and party fluffing from Dive resident 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz and Shapeshifter.

Disco inferno, hot house and underworld electronica until 3am.

  • 21:00 – 03:00
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Buxton Opera House

Sun 20 Jul

£12 / 0845 127 2190

  • 10:30

Keeper Talks: Tigers

A talk about the predatory cats, including what food they eat and how they are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00
…and 35 more dates until 31 May

Tessa Ransford: Don't Mention This to Anyone

The poet reads selections from her latest collection, Don't Mention this to Anyone.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0131 529 5665

  • 14:00

Waterstones, Yeovil

Sat 24 May

Free / 01935 479832

  • 13:00
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