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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

City Hall, Salisbury

Sat 3 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 14:00

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Tue 29 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 16:30

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sat 26 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Sun 27 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 14:00

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The Business

An expert panel explores the business side of writing (that'd be publishing), followed by a round of student readings. With novelist Jenni Fagan, agent Jenny Brown, publisher Chris Emry, editor Francis Bickmore, critic Stuart Kelly, Scottish Book Trust's Claire Askew, Dundee Literary Festival's Peggy Hughes and Neu!

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

  • 14:00 – 18:00
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David Edwards: The Black Hand Gang

David Edwards tours his free ebook and electronic game, an adventure fiction which aims to change the way children read and use Facebook.

The Printworks, Manchester

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Geoff Tristram: 40 Years Watching Paint Dry

Paintings, prints, drawings, cartoon jigsaws, greetings cards and novels by the artist, cartoonist and comedy writer, celebrating his 60th birthday.

Himley Hall And Country Park, Dudley

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01902 326665

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01902 326665

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01902 326665

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 117 more dates until 7 Sep

Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On

Master baker Paul Hollywood cooks live on stage and shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 30 Nov

£28.50 / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 16 Nov

£32 / 0844 800 0400

Milton Keynes Theatre

Sun 25 May

£29.50 / 0844 871 7652

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The RTP Downsized – Live

Celebrating the centenary of Robert Tressell's seminal working class novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', the RTP foundation presents an afternoon of live readings from Martin Chomsky's graphic novel 'The RTP Downsized.' The cast will feature award-winning Southside actors and a Q&A with the author. Directed…

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

£3 per adult/ 5 per family (2 adults & 2 kids) Kids go FREE Fringe HQ and on door (Subject to availability) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Bookbug Session

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

Pollokshields Community Centre, Glasgow

Thu 22 May

Free / 0141 420 6464

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Task Childcare Services, Glasgow

Wed 21 May

Free

  • 13:30 – 14:30
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A Play a Pie And A Pint: Helen

  • Written by: Thomas Eccleshare

Thomas Eccleshare's play about a reclusive children's writer who becomes wildly successful, but one day the secret leaks out that she is not the innocent, benevolent woman that everyone assumes. Ticket includes a pie and a pint.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Sat 26 Apr

£7 / 0117 902 0344

  • 14:15

Poetry Café [Seeds of Thought]

Pick a poem from a menu and have it delivered to your table, right from the poet who wrote it.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 20 Jun

Free / 0141 565 1000

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Stereo, Glasgow

Mon 19 May

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Fri 20 Jun

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Robert Crawford: Bannockburns

Poet and critic Robert Crawford launches his latest non-fiction, Bannockburns: Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination, 1314–2014, looking at how poetry was used to political ends, even in 1314.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Thu 1 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 12:00

A Sporting Lunch With Alastair Cook

Come and hear Alastair Cook speak at this exclusive lunch about his experiences on the last Ashes tour and this summer's test series. The lunch ticket includes a Champagne reception, 3 course lunch and Q&A, hosted by Gladstone Small.

Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London E14

Thu 15 May

£99 inc meal / 020 7715 5818

  • 12:30 – 16:00

SWC Writers' Hub

An afternoon of writerly chat, coffee and a chance for all writers to use the desk workspace and browse the library (SWC members can borrow books, too).

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

Over-16s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 May

Over-16s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 15 May

Over-16s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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Abbi Glines: Book Signing

A rare chance to meet the self-published American author as she signs copies of her best-selling novels.

Waterstones, Manchester

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 0161 832 8563

  • 14:00

The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ discusses his controversial life and career.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£12

  • 12:00 – 15:00

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

North Kensington Library, London W11

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 020 7361 4154

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 6 May

Free / 020 7361 4154

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 13 May

Free / 020 7361 4154

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Britain from Above: Creative Writing Lunchtime Bites

Weekly bite-sized masterclasses to get your creative brain a-going, with prompt images from the Britain from Above: Scotland's Industrial Might exhibition. Booking is essential.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0141 276 5360

Burns Song with Rod Paterson

Burns enthusiast and master singer Rod Paterson shares his experience and know-how with fellow singers.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Jun

£18 (Members £15) / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Children's Writing Workshop with Lari Don

Children's and YA author Lari Don runs these workshops for aspiring young writers, with one session for kids aged 8–10 (10am) and one for kids aged 11–14 (2pm).

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Sat 3 May

£15–£26 / 01506 889900

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Choose Your Own Documentary

Stand-up, spoken word and film based on a 1980s phenomenon.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 31 May

Soho Upstairs

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 26s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 15:30

Sun 1 Jun

Soho Upstairs

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 26s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 15:30

Chris Andrews: Book Launch

The photographer discusses his book Belfast: A View Of The City, created during his 15 month stay in the region.

Waterstones, Belfast

Sat 10 May

Phone for prices / 0843 290 8143

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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