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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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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

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

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 Sep

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Essex

Thu 30 Oct

01708 869175

  • 12:30

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

  • 12:00

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

  • 15:00

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Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 2 Oct

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

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Fri 14 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 01635 244246

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 26 Nov

£15.50–£20 / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

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The Arts & Humanities Festival 2014: Underground

A host of guests will give talks and performances as part of the festival. Highlights include author and IT Crowd actor Richard Ayoade discussing his latest film, comedian Rob Newman presenting his latest show, and theologian Dr Rowan Williams discussing excerpts from the four gospels.

King's College, London WC2R

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 12:15 – 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 24 Oct

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 Club

An informal talk about the selected book of the month.

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 28 Oct

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Fri 26 Sep

£5 (£3.50) / 020 8977 7558

  • 13:00 – 14:00

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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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 15 Oct

Gallery 13

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00

Faber Crime Proof Party

Join debut crime writers Cal Moriarty (The Killing of Bobbi Lomax) and Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat) in conversation with their editors, for tea and a preview of their eagerly anticipated crime novels to be published in 2015. Programmed in partnership with Faber.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Tue 7 Oct

£15

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00

Isle Of Wight Literary Festival

An eclectic festival featuring readings, lectures and signings from top writers, including Gyles Brandreth, Penelope Keith, Louis de Bernieres and Sir Max Hastings.

Northwood House, Cowes

Thu 16 Oct

£2–£16

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Judi Dench

The stage and screen actress talks to John Miller about her five decades in showbusiness and signs copies of her book And Furthermore.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£18

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Kate Atkinson: Life After Life

The novelist and Costa Book of the Year winner talks about her new book.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Kevin Bridges in Conversation

Does what it says on the tin – comedian Kevin Bridges, you guessed it, in conversation.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£23 / 0141 353 8000

With Colin Murray.

  • 12:30

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

  • 13:00

Overgate, Dundee

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 16:30

Waterstones, London E14

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8209

  • 12:30

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Shanklin Theatre

Wed 1 Oct

£12 / 01983 868000

  • 14:30

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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Stuart Hillard

The Great British Sewing Bee-finalist will be signing copies of Sew Fabulous: Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home.

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Sun 16 Nov

£5 / 01303 858500

  • 15:00 – 16:00

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
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