Afternoon events, Books

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Alexandra Park Library, London N22

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Wed 7 May

Free / 020 8489 8770

  • 15:45 – 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 28 May

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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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

Meet The Komodo Dragon Keeper: Talk

Learn about the large lizard from an expert handler.

Colchester Zoo

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01206 331292

  • 12:00
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Russell Morris Exhibition: All The Days She Could Spare

Drawings, monoprints and poetry documenting Russell's experiences of caring for his mother who suffered from Alzheimer's.

Chester Cathedral

Sun 27 Apr

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Free donations welcome / 01244 324756

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Giraffe Talk

A keeper gives a talk about the animals.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01582 872171

  • 12:15
…and 36 more dates until 31 May

Keeper Talks: Tigers

A talk about the predatory cats, including what food they eat and how they are looked after.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0871 911 8000

  • 13:00
…and 36 more dates until 31 May

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.

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 871 3000

  • 14:00 – 15:00

The Printworks, Manchester

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tessa Ransford: Don't Mention This to Anyone

The poet reads selections from her latest collection, Don't Mention this to Anyone.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0131 529 5665

  • 14:00
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Walter Scott and the Storytellers

Is ‘storyteller’ a polite word for ‘liar’? Or are storytellers the speakers of terrible truths? Walter Scott puts storytelling at the centre of his art. In this study afternoon storyteller Anna Fancett and researcher Lisa McKenna explore Scott as ‘Wizard of the North’ and master storyteller.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Word Play

Open mic night (five-minute slots) with acoustic music, poetry and prose, hosted by the Word Factory.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 16 May

£2 suggested donation / 0141 287 2660

A special 'busking session' in the museum's subway.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

£2 suggested donation / 0141 287 2660

A special 'busking session' in the museum's subway.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

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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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

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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Improvisation For Writers: Workshop

This session is for writers to act the part of their character by being given different scenarios to enable them to discover who their character is.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London SE4

Sat 7 Jun

£10 / 0844 870 0887

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Waterstones, Yeovil

Sat 24 May

Free / 01935 479832

  • 13:00

Firstsite, Colchester

Sat 24 May

Free / 01206 577067

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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

Leytonstone Library, London E11

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8496 1190

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Fri 2 May

Phone for prices / 020 8496 1190

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Fri 9 May

Phone for prices / 020 8496 1190

  • 13:30 – 14:30
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Studio Sessions: This Is So Contemporary: Performance And Performativity In Contemporary Art: Talk

Staff and students in Art, Design, Architecture and Philosophy at Kingston University discuss how contemporary art has intersected with performance.

ICA, London SW1Y

Thu 15 May

ICA Studio

Free / 020 7930 3647

  • 12:07

Verdi & Wagner: The Giants Of Opera: Talk

Author and opera expert John Pettitt gives an informal talk about the life and work of the composers.

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Fri 9 May

£5, NUS/OAP/disabled £3 / 01422 349422

  • 14:00

Who Lived In A House Like This?: Talk

Learn about the residents who lived at Marble Hill House.

English Heritage: Marble Hill House, Twickenham

Sat 10 May

£5 / 020 8892 5115

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 14 Jun

£5 / 020 8892 5115

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Writing Reviews For Theatre: Workshop

Hear from professional theatre reviewers including Emrys Green, Flossie Waite, Mark Shenton, Libby Purves and Eleanor Turney.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 8 May

£5 (£3) / 0844 264 2140

  • 12:00
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