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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

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

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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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

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

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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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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

Jo Caulfield Presents … The Speakeasy

A relaxed evening featuring a diverse bill of artists (magicians, comedians, writers and more) telling true stories from the haunting to the hilarious live on stage, giving some unexpected insights into their worlds.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Nov

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Tue 9 Dec

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Douglas Skelton: Crow Bait

Author Douglas Skelton on his new crime novel, Crow Bait.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

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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An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

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

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

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

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£7 (£5) / 07989 508436

With Sam Small.

Rally & Broad and the Scottish Poetry Library present Kate Tempest, with an introduction from Don Paterson.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

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

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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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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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

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Balerno Library, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5500

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5500

…and 3 more dates until 5 Dec

Blackhall Library, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5595

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5595

…and 3 more dates until 5 Dec

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5603

…and 10 more dates until 9 Dec

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…and at 3 other places

Waterstones Liverpool One

Wed 29 Oct

£3 ( £2) / 0151 709 9820

David Fairclough: Book Signing

The Liverpool FC legend signs copies of his book Liverpool: The Complete Record.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0151 709 9820

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

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

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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