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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

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

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

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

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15 (£13) / 01476 406158

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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.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

5 O'Clock Verses

This year’s series of Five O’Clock Verses events will be opened by poets Anne Stevenson and Sheenagh Pugh. Anne Stevenson is an American-British poet. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, she has written literary criticism and essays. She gained a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded an Honorary…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

One Old Onion

Artist and printmaker Susan Wilson recently collaborated with poet Jenny Elliott on a collection of poems and etchings from The Shed Press, ‘One Old Onion and other poems’. For StAnza 2015 they are offering a variety of locally sourced onions and other vegetable poems as well as etchings which can be sampled around the…

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Wed 4 Mar 2015


Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Thu 5 Mar 2015


Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Fri 6 Mar 2015


Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Mar 2015

20th-Century Collectors And Modern Decorative Arts: Talk

A gallery talk by Helen Ritchie of the British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Room 2

Free / 020 7323 8181

5 O'Clock Verses

StAnza’s final Five O’Clock Verses for 2015 brings together acclaimed poets from the US and the UK. Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former USSR and arrived in America in the early nineties, where his family was granted asylum. His collection ‘Dancing in Odessa’ received numerous honours and was translated into over a dozen…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Adult Reading Group

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Bacup Library

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

The Aesthetic Movement

A lecture by Adrian Sumner. From Whistler and Oscar Wilde, the Grosvenor Gallery and the new style created by the Arts & Crafts movement this lecture provides a fascinating overview of the topic.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£3 / 01244 402008

Afternoon Poems: Food Poetry

A sensuous feast of words with poetry exploring food with the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

Afternoon Poems: King Arthur: The Enduring Legend

A reading which explores how the ancient British legend of King Arthur has been presented over the centuries.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

Ahead Of The Curve Gallery Talks

Find out how these artists are challenging traditional approaches to making contemporary ceramics and glass.

Bristol Museum And Art Gallery

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0117 922 3571

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Alison Britton: Talk

Talk with Alison Britton, who was part of the radical group of RCA graduates in the early 1970s whose work laid the foundations for what became known as The New Ceramics.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking required / 0845 608 0000

The All American Preppy Look: A History of Seven Sisters Style: Talk

Fashion historian and author Rebecca C Tuite talks about the Seven Sisters campus style and its lasting influence on American fashion and signs copies of her book Seven Sisters Style: The All American Preppy Look.

Fashion And Textile Museum, London SE1

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free, ticketed / 020 7407 8664

Amphorae, Bricks And Coins: Digging Up The Romans: Talk

A 45-minute gallery talk by Katharine Hoare, education manager at the British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Room 50

Free / 020 7323 8181

Amplify Your Potential

There's no limit to our potential. Are you ready to expand your horizons?

The Pirate Castle, London NW1

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free, registration essential / 020 7267 6605

Ancient Egyptian Art And Nebamun: Talk

A gallery talk by Carol Andrews, independent speaker.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 27 Feb 2015

Room 61

Free / 020 7323 8181

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Animal Skin Shields And Armour: Talk

This illustrated talk by project curator Helen Adams looks at some examples of ethnographic shields and armour in the Pitt Rivers collections.

Pitt Rivers Museum, University Of Oxford

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 270927

Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery, Carlisle

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking is essential / 01228 618718

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking is essential / 01228 618718

Appreciate More With Your Hearing

Do you wear a hearing aid? If the answer is yes, or if you would like to find out more, then come to this presentation at the Under Ground Theatre.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 01323 737677

Art And Symbolism In World War One: Talk

An illustrated talk by Heritage Service Manager John Sculley about how visual art communicated the country's national attitudes, during and after The First World War.

Ordsall Hall, Salford

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Free / 07724 418564

Manchester Art Gallery

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0161 235 8888

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free / 0161 235 8888

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free / 0161 235 8888

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