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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

Meet Miffy

Storytelling and colouring in for wee ones with a visit from the little bunny rabbit Miffy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 332 9105

  • 13:00 – 14:30

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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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

Singing for Inanna Workshop

Discover the influence of praise poems on Arabic and English poetry with British poet Jenny Lewis and Iraqi poet Adnan al Sayegh. Enjoy the lyricism of this vibrant tradition and write your own poems and songs of praise in response to it.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7332 3868

  • 13:30 – 16:00
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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

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

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 16 Nov

£32 / 0844 800 0400

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 8 Nov

£28.50 / 029 2087 8444

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Inky Fingers After(noon) Party

Ease yourself back in to post-Fringe life with this evening of reading, writing, storytelling and music. P.S. – It's BYOB, FYI. K.

The Forest Café, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 229 4922

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Feelgood Theatre Productions presents Stephen MacDonald's drama, which uses First World War poetry, letters and autobiographical writings to reconstruct the famous meeting between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Craiglockhart War Hospital.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Wed 22 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 13:00

Sat 25 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 14:00

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 13:00

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 14:30

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 6 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Tue 7 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Wed 8 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

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Life Lines: Intergenerational LGBT and Storytelling

Poetry and storytelling from a diverse range of LGBT+ people across the generations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£3 (£2) / 0131 556 9579

  • 17:00
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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

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 31 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

The Bloody Scotland Football Match

Scotland v England – crime writer style.

Cowane's Hospital, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01786 472247

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Deborah Harkness: The Book of Life

Best-selling author Deborah Harkness introduces the final instalment of her All Souls Trilogy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 0141 248 4814

Book signing.

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet: Talk

Quilt historian Bridget Long discusses the unique item, which is the oldest signed and dated patchwork in Britain.

Quilt Museum And Gallery, York

Sat 6 Sep

Bailey Gallery

£6 (£5; £3) / 01904 613242

  • 14:00 – 14:30

The Guildhall, Leicester

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0116 253 2569

  • 14:00

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 5 Nov

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00

1950s Afternoon Tea with Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan, author of The Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries, shares her insight into 1950s life, uncovered when researching her work.

The Town and County Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 5 Sep

£5

Part of 50+ Festival.

2014 Arts2Innovation Forum

Mind the Gap - Bridging Arts and Business for Innovation

Central Saint Martins, London N1C

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 16:30 – 20:30
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The 20th Century Gallery: Talk

A gallery talk based on The 20th Century Gallery.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Wed 3 Sep

Gallery 21

Free / 01865 278002

  • 13:15 – 14:00

50 Shades Of Grey Matter

Panel show hosted by Stephanie Davies with guests including Kate Smurthwaite, Zoe Lyons and Justin Moorhouse.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sun 12 Oct

Donations welcome / 0161 832 3605

  • 16:00

'A Recipe For Storytelling' With Emma Shevah

Emma Shevah believes that story creation is like baking. Using story menus, recipes and props, you will generate your own ideas from your experience and imagination, and start to form them into a terrific tale, then and there. Suitable for ages 8+.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Sun 14 Sep

£3 / 020 8457 5000

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Ada Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary: Lecture

With Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day examining the life of this gifted mathematician and her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Thu 16 Oct

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Free / 020 7312 2463

  • 13:15

Adam Murphy: Halloween Corpse Talk

Join Corpse Talk creator Adam Murphy to dig up your own favourite personality from the past.

The Story Museum, Oxford

Fri 31 Oct

£5 / 01865 790050

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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