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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

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

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

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
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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.

Anson Rooms, Bristol

Sat 18 Oct

£22.50

EPIC Studios, Norwich

Sat 15 Nov

£27.50 adv / 01603 766400

  • 20:00

Guildhall, Gloucester

Tue 6 May

£19.50 / 01452 503050

  • 19:30

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…and at 5 other places

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sun 14 Sep

£29.50 / 01463 234234

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…and at 1 other place

Mike McGear McCartney

The performing artist, musician and rock photographer talks about his life and career, and probably big bro Paul.

Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Fri 23 May

£16 / 01827 709618

  • 19:30

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 15 May

£16 / 020 8688 9291

  • 20:00

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Sat 24 May

£14 (£13) / 01425 612393

  • 20:00

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Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Fri 16 May

£19.50 / 01205 363108

  • 19:30

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Fri 30 May

£19.50 / 024 7637 6707

  • 19:30

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 27 Apr

£17.50–£19.50 ( £17.50; Children £17.50 under 16s) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

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Jo Nesbo: Author Event

The Norwegian crime author signs copies of his novel The Son.

Scarborough Spa

Mon 28 Apr

£9 / 01723 376774

  • 19:30

Waterstones, York

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01904 628740

  • 13:00

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Tue 29 Apr

£4.50 / 020 7220 7882

  • 13:00
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Book Club

An informal reading group.

Dillington House, Ilminster

Tue 6 May

£24 / 01460 258613

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Tue 3 Jun

£24 / 01460 258613

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Exeter Central Library

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01392 384225

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 01392 384225

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Grangetown Library, Cardiff

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 029 2023 0526

  • 14:30

Chris Packham’s Wild Night Out

Chris goes wild across the country with an entertaining and informative look at some of nature's most popular and interesting species. Illustrated with his superb photographs he explains the fascinating ecologies and behaviours of a range of creatures from leopards to barn owls, cheetahs to pond skaters and polar bears to…

The Camberley Theatre

Thu 15 May

£17 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Sun 6 Jul

£16 / 01709 823621

  • 19:30

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Mon 7 Jul

£17 / 01793 524481

  • 19:30

Historical Tours

Join a tour of all the public rooms to hear secrets and stories.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Sun 27 Apr

£5 / 020 7736 8140

  • 14:00

Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00
…and 33 more dates until 31 May

Peterborough Museum And Art Gallery

Sun 27 Apr

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00

Sun 4 May

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 May

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

Fri 2 May

£5 / 07989 508436

'The Ampersand Edition' featuring mash-ups and collaborations. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ruth Mills teams up with Gerry Campbell (formerly Belle & Sebastian); poet Ryan Van Winkle teams up with Lake Montgomery; Billy Liar joins forces with Lach. Part of The Bongo Lives!.

  • 19:00

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 07989 508436

With Raymond Soltysek, Amy Shipway and Stephen Watt. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of anCnoc whisky.

  • 20:30

Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne

Paintings by Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne, who also performs some of his poems and songs accompanied by Mark Mulholland on guitar.

The Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Jun

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 556 9579

  • 19:30

Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

Tongiht, Andy Hunter and Claire Druett tell stories from both sides of the border for 'Crossing Borders: Scotland & England'.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 30 May

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

Lindsey Gibb leads a night of improvised stories!

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 27 Jun

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

It's time to 'Span the World with Stories' as storyteller Jackie Carothers shares stories from a range of countries.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Jimmy Tarbuck

Cheeky wit and anecdotes about his long and varied career from the veteran entertainer and TV star.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Thu 8 May

£20 (£19) / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:30

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Thu 5 Jun

£22 (£20.50; £19) / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Mon 16 Jun

£23.90 / 0870 060 6650

  • 19:45

Neil Gaiman: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

In a revolutionary new concept of synchronised multi-media storytelling, Neil Gaiman will read aloud his story The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains. The renowned artist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) has illustrated the story and FourPlay String Quartet have created an entirely new underscore to the piece.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Fri 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Sat 5 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 6 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 1155

Louise Welsh: A Lovely Way to Burn

The Scottish crime literature stalwart releases her latest novel, the first in her new Plague Times trilogy, which begins as a global plague called 'the Sweats' sweeps across London.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Gozo Yoshimasu: As Though Tattooing On My Mind

Photography, engravings, videos and writings by the Japanese poet and visual artist, spanning 50 years and featuring works in response to the Fukushima disaster.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London NW1

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00
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Hard At Work For The Wordsworths: Talk

A 20-minute talk about working for the Wordsworths as a maid or manservant, delivered in character.

National Trust: Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Tue 22 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Sat 26 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Tue 29 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Fri 18 Jul

£25 (Children £23; £23; £23) / 01491 575698

  • 19:30

The Pastel Society Of Ireland Exhibition

The exhibition will mark the 25th anniversary of the Society. Started in 1988, the Pastel Society of Ireland was founded by a number of dedicated artists who felt there was a clear need to establish a forum where artists could meet to discuss and promote their works.

Titanic Belfast

Mon 21 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Tue 22 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 23 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00
…and 11 more dates until 6 May

Paul Potts: Book Signing

The tenor and Britain's Got Talent winner signs copies of his memoir Once Chance.

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 6 Nov

Auditorium

£28 / 028 9032 5913

  • 20:00

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:30

Plundering London Underground: Talk

Janine Booth and Peter Pinkney discuss the failed infrastructure privatisation on the London Underground.

Housmans Bookshop, London N1

Wed 23 Apr

£3 / 020 7837 4473

  • 19:00
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