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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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The London Modernist Literary Event

An afternoon of Mod related authors talking about their books and inspirations behind their work.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15 / 020 7258 2925

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence II

A review of the work of Alasdair Gray as seen through the prism of work by other artists, but also featuring a selection of pieces from Gray's personal archive.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Alex Norton: There's Been A Life

The actor and founder member of 7:84 signs copies of his new autobiography.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 248 4814

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Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 150 more dates until 25 May 2015

Owen Jones:Talk

The critically acclaimed author of Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class talks about his journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

Black Box, Belfast

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£7

Defending Human Rights In Russia: Panel Discussion

Prof Margot Light chairs a discussion on the many repressive laws introduced in Russia over the past two years. The speakers are Pavel Chikov, Dmitri Makarov and Roman Udot. Dr Mary McAuley is the Respondent.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

George The Poet

George Szirtes TS Eliot prize-winner 2005 and shortlisted 2009 is just the absolute bees knees. Kayo Chingonyi - With beat-style poetry about the likes of Sheffield and Roots Manuva, how could you resist? The MeMeMes - This Cardiff duo rather rock. Not just a little, but a lot. Anna Mae Selby - Returning to wordPLAY by…

Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£5.50–£7.50 / 07809 444950

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 0141 237 3235

The Haunt, Brighton

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£8

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£8

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Book Circle

The group discuss the selected books for the month.

Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free / 01624 832662

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After Snowden: Panel Discussion

Prof Ronald J Diebert, Dr Gus Hossein, Prof Sir David Omand and Prof Ronald W Pruessen consider the implication of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

At The Coalface: Responsibility: Panel Discussion

Designers Sarah Gold and Paul Sohi, architect Alasdair Dixon, Janet Gunter from The Restart Project and Chris Howard from Mass Challenge talk about what responsibility means within the design world.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 21 Jan 2015

New Wing

£6 / 020 7845 4600

Better Growth, Better Climate: Cities And The New Climate Economy: Panel Discussion

This event, chaired by Fran Tonkiss, is structured around the results of LSE research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The speakers are Graham Floater and Philipp Rode; Dimitri Zenghelis responds.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Is The Brain A Predictive Machine?: Discussion

An informed discussion which asks, is the world you are experiencing a mere forecast created by your brain?

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7955 6043

Legal Transformation: Process And Project Excellence

For both in-house counsel and law firms, the overarching message seems to be that the legal landscape is fast changing. To survive, you will have to find new and creative ways to provide legal services.

IQPC, London SW1V

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£1399–£2299

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£1399–£2299

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£1399–£2299

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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

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15 (£13) / 01476 406158

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Spiritual Cafe

Discussion of topical and thought provoking spiritual issues.

The Fold, Worcester

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices

The Gate, Cardiff

Tue 13 Jan 2015

The Gate Cafe Bar

Free, donations welcome / 029 2048 3344

A Beginner’s Guide To Genealogy: Talk

Genealogist Christine Russell presents a practical talk on how to organise your family-tree research.

The Spring, Havant

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Langstone Room

£5 / 023 9247 2700

Beyond Endurance

An exhibition commemorating 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance sailed to Antarctica. On display is the personal collection of books and papers of expedition geologist Sir James Mann Wordie.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3734

…and 28 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

An Evening With Ann Widdecombe

Former Tory politician and sometime ballroom dancer Ann Widdecombe talks about herself.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£16 / 01704 533333

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Jonathan Dimbleby: Destiny In The Desert

Join Jonathan Dimbleby for this enlightening exploration of his book Destiny in the Desert.

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£14–£15 / 01905 611427

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£15.50 (£13.50) / 01934 645544

Pocklington Arts Centre

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£14 / 01759 301547

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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.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£17) / 01403 750 220

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£16 / 01392 665938

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18 / 01992 531500

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The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free

RARA: Rhyme And Real Ale

Come along to a relaxed open mic event and read and listen to poetry.

Mackintosh Sports & Social Club, Cardiff

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

Soapbox

An open mic event which shows off some of the literary talent that's out there.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 4673

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Soapbox The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 4673

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Soapbox The Pleasance, Edinburgh
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