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Katharine Ann Angel: Book Signing

The author appears to sign copies of her latest novel about a milkman.

Waterstones, Wigan

Sat 24 May

Free / 01942 497095

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Artie's Tartan Tales

The Singing Kettle 's Artie takes the spirit of the popular kids' show to his storytelling sessions – kids are encouraged to jump around and shout their way through the games, rhymes and songs.

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Thu 17 Apr

£4 / 01506 630085

  • 14:00

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 21 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01527 577330

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Tue 22 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01527 577330

  • 14:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Sat 3 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 14:00

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Thu 17 Apr

£12.50 / 01635 522 733

  • 14:00

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Culture Now: Victor Burgin: Talk

Conceptual artist and art writer Burgin talks to curator David Campany about his work.

ICA, London SW1Y

Fri 25 Apr

Studio

£5 / 020 7930 3647

  • 13:00

York And Lancaster Regiment In The First World War: Talk

Illustrated by Karl Noble History on the Regiment, leading up to and during the First World War follows by a short update on the new Regimental Museum.

Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham

Fri 9 May

£2 / 01709 336633

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Wedlock With Wendy Moore

The author discusses her book about Gibside's famous heiress, Mary Eleanor Bowes.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 26 Apr

£12 adv booking essential / 01207 541820

  • 14:00 – 15:30

The British Establishment With Owen Jones

The author presents his views on the capitalist system and how he feels that the establishment has let down the working classes.

Dillington House, Ilminster

Sun 4 May

£12 ( £6) / 01460 258613

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Gillespie Gathering

Gillespie Gathering is on Sunday 4th May from 4pm in Gillespie Park Ecology Centre. Its FREE with donations to Islington Mind. The afternoon consists of 10 local performers including John Hegley and Kevin Eldon.

Gillespie Park & Ecology Centre, London N5

Sun 4 May

Free, donations welcome / 020 7527 4374

  • 16:00 – 20:00

Jo Nesbo: Author Event

The Norwegian crime author signs copies of his novel The Son.

Waterstones, York

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01904 628740

  • 13:00

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Tue 29 Apr

£4.50 / 020 7220 7882

  • 13:00

Nev Wilshire: Happy People Sell: Talk

The star of BBC's The Call Centre talks about his award-winning business success.

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01792 638950

  • 14:30

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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The RTP Downsized – Live

Celebrating the centenary of Robert Tressell's seminal working class novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', the RTP foundation presents an afternoon of live readings from Martin Chomsky's graphic novel 'The RTP Downsized.' The cast will feature award-winning Southside actors and a Q&A with the author. Directed…

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

£3 per adult/ 5 per family (2 adults & 2 kids) Kids go FREE Fringe HQ and on door (Subject to availability) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 16:30
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Sorcery, Magic And The Viking Mind: Lecture

Neil Price explores evidence of sorcery and magic in both archaeology and textual sources, opening a window on a little-known aspect of the Viking world.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 2 May

BP Lecture Theatre

Free, ticketed / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:30 – 14:30

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 26 Apr

Room 4

Free / 020 7323 8299

  • 13:15 – 14:00

1966: What's It All About? And The Forgotten Fans: Lecture

Drs John Hughson and Stacey Pope give short lectures about England's World Cup win in 1966.

National Football Museum, Manchester

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0161 870 9275

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 8 Jun

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Sun 27 Jul

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Sun 17 Aug

£9 / 01273 813813

  • 14:15 – 15:00

Abbi Glines: Book Signing

A rare chance to meet the self-published American author as she signs copies of her best-selling novels.

Waterstones, Manchester

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 0161 832 8563

  • 14:00
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Abdul & Mashuq’s First World War

Hear about the different experiences the Indian brother's share whilst serving in the war.

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0161 836 4000/4007

  • 13:30
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The Active Sun: Lecture

Dr Helen Mason of Cambridge University gives a talk on astronomy and the sun.

INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester

Wed 14 May

£8 adv booking required; £10 adv booking required (£6 adv booking required; £8 adv booking required) / 01962 863791

  • 16:30

British Museum, London WC1B

Wed 23 Apr

Room 91

Free / 020 7323 8299

  • 13:15 – 14:00

Adventurers And Silver-Seekers: The Vikings In Eastern Europe And Asia: Talk

Project Curator for the Vikings: Life And Legend exhibition, Thomas Williams, gives a gallery talk about the exploits of the Scandinavian explorers in the region.

British Museum, London WC1B

Tue 13 May

Room 41

Free / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:15 – 14:00

The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ discusses his controversial life and career.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£12

  • 12:00 – 15:00
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