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Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep


  • 12:00 – 16:00

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct


Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30

Kathy Reichs chaired by Ian Rankin

Two beloved names in the genre talk about their work.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 19:15 – 20:15
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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

Simon Armitage In Conversation With Melvyn Bragg

Join us for a unique evening celebrating the power of poetry and the spoken word. One of our best-loved and most acclaimed poets, To mark the publication of Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014, a new gathering of work from throughout his career, Simon Armitage will be reading excerpts and speaking to broadcaster and…

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Thu 18 Sep

£10.70–£16.05 / 020 7702 2789

Book Launch & Signing: A Thousand Years Of Coventry's Pubs

The authors John Ashby, Fred Luckett and David McGrory and guests launch the book A Thousand Years Of Coventry's Pubs, which features 200 photographs and thorough research. Includes book signing.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Everlasting Voices

  • Written by: Enda Reilly

An all-star cast presents a celebration of the poetry of Irish Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett, interspersed with witty aphorisms by George Bernard Shaw, plus live music, song and dance. Directed by Tristan Rosenstock.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 20 Sep

£10 (£8) / 028 9024 2338

  • 20:00

Sun 21 Sep

£10 (£8) / 028 9024 2338

  • 20:00

Explore Learning – Literacy Workshops

Literacy workshops for kids using popular children's books including Harry Potter, Horrid Henry and the Gruffalo. Booking is essential.

Waterstones, Aberdeen

Mon 20 Oct

Children free / 01224 213667

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Kate Atkinson: Life After Life

The novelist and Costa Book of the Year winner talks about her new book.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Allie Esiri’s Poetry Corner

Allie Esiri’s Poetry Corner presents poetry’s top twenty greatest hits – the fun and funny family event. The award-winning actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong (Pointless, Peppa Pig, Dr Who), the acclaimed theatre and TV actor Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Finding Neverland) and other guest stars will perform poetry’s…

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct


Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Anatomy Minis

Variety show for families with babies and toddlers ages 0–3.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry

An anthology gathering together the new generation of poets in Scotland.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 557 2876

  • 18:30

Donald Smith: John Knox's 500 Years

Donald Smith takes a look at John Knox's legacy, 500 years after his birth.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00
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Eric Knowles Antique Antics

A mini Antiques Roadshow by the antiques expert who has graced the BBC's television and radio programmes for over 20 years. Illustrated with slides and anecdotal reminiscences.

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Sat 20 Sep

£16 (Children £13; Children £13 under 16s) / 01305 783225

  • 19:30

Five Lives In Posters: A Panel Discussion

Five Lives in Posters: A Panel Discussion.

London College Of Communication, SE1

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 020 7514 6500

  • 16:00 – 18:00

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

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00

Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 556 9579

This month, it's storyteller John Wheeler with 'Promises, Pacts and Careless Oaths'.

  • 19:30

Henry Wood Lectures: The Trench Cello

Distinguished cellist Steven Isserlis and renowned stringed instrument expert Charles Beare discuss the fascinating history of a rare 'trench cello' from the First World War with Dr Raymond Holden, including a performance on this recently rediscovered instrument.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Mon 22 Sep

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 18:00
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John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixed funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30
…and 11 more dates until 25 Dec

Kellan MacInnes: Caleb's List

The author, who climbed the 20 mountains visible from Arthur's Seat, talks about his experiences.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5665

Part of Stockfest.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

Homer’s epic poems of war and suffering communicate the roles of destiny, cruelty, humanity and its frailty. Adam Nicolson explains why these ancient poems still convey so much about what it is to be human.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£8 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct


Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

Old Town Tales

Donald Smith introduces John Fee – master of the Royal Mile and storyteller – for a workshop about urban storytelling in Scotland.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:30
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