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Custard Pies and Smelly Socks, it's Alex T Smith

Join Alex T Smith and learn how to draw Claude, the custard-pie-throwing dog and his smelly sidekick, Sir Bobblysock. He'll also introduce you to his exciting new series, Foxy Tales, which is bursting with ridiculous scrapes and slapstick humour that will keep you laughing for weeks.

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Customer Contact Expo

The two day event is firmly established for delivering real buyers with real purchasing needs.

Olympia, London W14

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 02073 851200

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 02073 851200

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Cyprian Broodbank

Was there ever a time when you could travel round the Mediterranean seaboard without encountering a war? Those who’ve waited for a full, authoritative history of the Mediterranean’s early years will rejoice in the arrival of Cyprian Broodbank’s The Making of the Middle Sea. Covering the emergence of the first humans and…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Damon Galgut

After Howards End, British author E M Forster didn’t publish another novel for 15 years: A Passage to India in 1924. That period of silence is explored in Arctic Summer, a major new novel by leading South African writer Damon Galgut. In this tender fictionalisation of Forster’s travels to India, Galgut creates a vivid and…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Danger is Everywhere with Chris Judge & David O'Doherty

Award-winning comedian David O’Doherty teams up with illustrator Chris Judge to present the brilliantly funny Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger, inspired by the notebooks of the enigmatic and ultra-cautious Dangerologist, Docter Noel Zone. Come and discover what to do if a shark comes out of the loo or…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Daniel Galera & Deborah Levy

A novel from one of the most promising authors from Brazil, Daniel Galera’s Blood-Drenched Beard features murder and suicide as a son attempts to discover why he has lost his loved ones. Deborah Levy’s career has enjoyed an exciting renaissance in recent years. In her brutal and brilliant novel The Unloved, a murder…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Dark Wild with Piers Torday

Piers Torday’s background in theatre and comedy has given his writing a vivid, urgent style, full of laughs, tears and cliffhangers. Come and hear about The Dark Wild, sequel to The Last Wild, which continues the story of 12 year old Kester whose adventures aren't over yet as he finds, deep underground, animals who plan…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

DatacenterDynamics Converged London 2014

DatacenterDynamics Converged London brings together and keeps Europe's most senior data center professionals up to speed with an industry changing at lightning speed.

ExCel, London E16

Wed 19 Nov

£995; £895 early bird / 020 7069 5000

  • 07:30 – 17:30

Thu 20 Nov

£995; £895 early bird / 020 7069 5000

  • 07:30 – 17:30

David Crystal & Hilary Crystal

It wasn’t only poets and scholars who invented the English language: invading warriors also shaped its character. For Wordsmiths and Warriors, renowned English specialists David and Hilary Crystal have toured Britain to seek out the places where the language was forged. The project takes the authors from Alloway to…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

David Harsent & Alexander Hutchison

A winner of the Griffin and Forward prizes, David Harsent is described by John Burnside as ‘probably the richest, most seductive…imagination working in English poetry today.’ Here he reads from his new collection Standing Shadows. Quite different in register, but equally accomplished, Alexander Hutchison brings a lively…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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David Hewson and Peter Robinson

Two greats of the crime genre talk about their latest novels (Hewson: A House of Dolls; Robinson: The Children of the Revolution) and their careers so far.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 11:45 – 12:45

David Kynaston

The first in David Kynaston’s authoritative history of these islands after the war, Austerity Britain, was named Sunday Times Book of the Decade in 2009. Now he returns to discuss Modernity Britain charting a tumultuous period of change between 1959 and 1962. The nation was in decline, immigration a controversial subject…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

David Reynolds

Winner of the 2004 Wolfson Prize for his book on Winston Churchill, David Reynolds now turns his attention towards the Great War, with a book which is both magisterial in scope and stunning in its power to explain that almighty conflict. In The Long Shadow, Reynolds explains how the First World War shaped the following…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

David Wilson and Gary Mulgrew

Wilson talks to Mulgrew about his memoir Gang of One, which tells about his imprisonment after he was implicated in the EnrRon scandal, and is now being made into a Hollywood film.

Stirling Highland Hotel

Sat 20 Sep

MacLaren Suite

£7.50 (£6.50) / 01786 475444

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 11:00

The V&A Museum Of Childhood, London E2

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 020 8983 5200

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Displays and illustrations showing how Jacqueline Wilson's characters including Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather were created.

The V&A Museum Of Childhood, London E2

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 020 8983 5200

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 8983 5200

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 020 8983 5200

  • 10:00 – 17:45
…and 94 more dates until 2 Nov

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21

Tue 2 Sep

£12 adv booking essential (£10 adv booking essential) / 020 8693 5254

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Deep Sea Mining 2014

Debate upon the problems and discuss solutions to drive forward this burgeoning industry.

Kensington Close Hotel, London W8

Mon 15 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 16 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Deep Sea Mining Summit

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2014 will bring leading experts from throughout the value chain to debate upon the problems and discuss solutions to drive forward this burgeoning industry.

Kensington Close Hotel, London W8

Mon 15 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 16 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1599 / 0870 751 7770

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Democratic Dialogue

An event in which MPs, academics, policy makers and young people can voice and discuss political issues and create a manifesto for change.

People's History Museum, Manchester

Fri 14 Nov

£3 donation / 0161 838 9190

  • 10:00 – 13:00
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Dennis the Menace with Steven Butler

Let the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted The Wrong Pong give you the inside story on everyone's favourite Beano star. All the cheeky tricks and pranks played are hilariously shared in Steven Butler's The Diary of Dennis the Menace and in this event he takes you on a whistle-stop tour with Dennis, his dog…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference

This international conference celebrates the life of Diana Wynne Jones, and evaluates her contribution to children's literature and fantasy fiction with special guest speaker Ursula Jones, who is Diana's sister.

Newcastle University

Sat 6 Sep

£130 academic delegates; £80 non-academic delegates / 0191 222 6000

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 5 Sep

£130 academic delegates; £80 non-academic delegates / 0845 271 0777

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Digging For Richard III: How Archeology Found The King: Talk

Mike Pitts discusses his latest book Digging For Richard III: How Archaeology Found The King in a talk which includes a Q&A session. The book includes photographs, artwork, maps and historic documents.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Fri 7 Nov

£10; £23.50 inc meal / 01225 448844

  • 12:00

Digital Storytelling Workshops (Ages 13-17)

Create short films based on social action in a Digital Storytelling project for young people. The two-day workshop includes storytelling, moving images and editing. Suitable for those aged 13 to 17.

Z-Arts, Manchester

Tue 26 Aug

Phone for prices / 0161 226 1912

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Wed 27 Aug

Phone for prices / 0161 226 1912

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Dinosaur Rescue with Penny Dale

There’s an emergency! Call the fire engines, ambulances, police cars – and the dinosaurs. Dinosaur Rescue! is the new picture book in Penny Dale’s hugely successful series. Featuring riotously rhythmic text and packed full of vibrant illustrations, it's a rip-roaring adventure. Meet Penny to find out more about these…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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