Afternoon events, Books

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

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

  • 14:30 – 16:00

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30
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Clare Nasir Reads Her First Kids Weather Book Colin The Cloud

Fun Science for Kids. TV weather expert Clare Nasir reads her latest book COLIN THE CLOUD at the Science Museum, London SW7 2DD. Saturday 6th September from 2.30pm. Join Clare and the magical world of the sky and learn about clouds and thunderstorms.

Science Museum, London SW7

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0870 870 4868

  • 14:30 – 15:40

Dr Nicholas Lydon: Guest Lecture

Leeds University alumnus Dr Nicholas Lydon delivers a lecture. Lydon had a role in the development of Gleevac, a drug used for cancer patients.

Leeds University

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0113 343 2778

  • 17:00

Intergenerational Storytelling by Steve Lally

The Story Man - author, poet and artist

Antrim Library

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 028 9446 1942

  • 14:30

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir Of Food And Love In Iran: Talk

Jennifer Klinec discusses her memoirs. Moving to Iran, Klinec learned cooking from a local woman whose son, Vahid, unused to seeing an independent woman, feels a compelling attraction which pulls them together and then pits them against harsh Iranian laws and customs.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Tue 16 Sep

£8 / 020 8457 5000

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Tortoise & Hare: Making A Meal Of Storytelling

Aesop's fable as it has never been told before.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (Children £7 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 14:30
  • 17:00

Wed 29 Oct

£10 (Children £7 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 12:00
  • 14:30
  • 17:00

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (Children £7 under 18s) / 01392 434169

  • 12:00
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Wooer with Words

An afternoon of poetry and prose for all of Falkirk's literary souls.

Coffee on Wooer, Falkirk

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01324 278026

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01324 278026

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01324 278026

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

Architecture Of Buddhism: Book Signing + Author Q&A

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place is THE place for architecture book shopping: We're proud to host Indian architect Vikram Lall from 3pm on Thursday 4th Sep. to answer questions about his new book.

RIBA, London W1B

Thu 4 Sep

Bookshop

Free / 020 7580 5533

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Axel Scheffler: Meet The Creator Of The Gruffalo: Workshop

Meet the illustrator behind the Gruffalo and have copies of the Gruffalo books signed. Artist Axel Scheffler will be reading excerpts from the books and answering your questions.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£5 adv / 01274 431212

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 15:30

Book Signing By Colchester Author

Book-signing with Liz Trenow of her third novel, a love story which also explores the aftermath of war and the work of the poppy factory.

Waterstones, Colchester

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01206 561307

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Book Signing: Peter F. Hamilton

Sci-Fi author signs new hardback which is the first part of the Chronicle of Fallers, set in the same fictional Universe as his Void Trilogy.

Waterstones, Colchester

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 01206 561307

  • 13:00
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Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2014

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is a small and unique festival in a seaside town in Devon, offering inspiring talks, readings and events.

Various Venues, Budleigh Salterton

Thu 18 Sep

£7.50

  • 14:00 – 21:00

National Trust: Sudbury Hall & The National Museum Of Childhood, Ashbourne

Sat 13 Sep

£10 plus admission £13.50, child £6.75, family £20.25 & £33.75 / 01283 585337

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Chris Riddell Signing At Kew Bookshop

Chris Riddell will be signing copies of Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death at Kew Bookshop.

Olivers Wholefoods, Richmond

Thu 25 Sep

Free, free

  • 16:15 – 17:00

Chris Ryan: Hunter Killer

Ryan is out promoting his new thriller, Hunter Killer.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 0131 226 2666

Book signing.

  • 12:30

Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00
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Luminate Poetry Slam Workshop

Get your feet wet at this intro to slamming. Booking is essential.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 668 8066

Part of Luminate.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Morag Henriksen: Scenery Of Dreams

The author launches Scenery of Dreams, a collection of short stories and illustrations which cast light on life in the Highlands and Islands.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Fri 5 Sep

Prices vary / 01478 613750

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 5 Oct

Studio

£6 (Children £4 under 16s) / 01527 577330

  • 14:00

Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

The unforgettable story of two of the finest 'Great War' poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald's acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought…

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 26 Nov

£15.50–£20 / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Thu 2 Oct

£17 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:00

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Fri 17 Oct

£15 (£13; £12) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00

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Robbie Boake

Principal location scout Robbie Boake talks about searching for locations for hit TV series Game Of Thrones.

National Trust: Castle Ward, Downpatrick

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 028 4488 1204

  • 14:00
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