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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

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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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.

Bernard Sumner: Talk

Bernard Sumner discusses the influential bands Joy Division and New Order and his autobiography with DJ and writer Dave Haslam.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Sun 21 Sep

£10 / 0161 833 9833

  • 15:00

John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays

Learn about the long-running competition and current exhibition.

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0151 478 4199

  • 13:00

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 0151 478 4199

  • 13:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0151 478 4199

  • 13:00
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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

Shami Chakrabati: On Liberty

Director of the civil liberties advocacy organization Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, talks about her life, her work and her new book On Liberty. With an introduction by Suzi Feay.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£8 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Wood Wharf, London E14

Fri 19 Sep

£5

Part of Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf.

  • 12:30

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

Alan Rowan: Moonwalker – Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer

Outdoors type Rowan launches his book which recounts his adventures amid Britain's peaks.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 26 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

British Museum, London WC1B

Sat 25 Oct

BP Lecture Theatre

Free, adv booking essential / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:15 – 14:00
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Oxford And The Pre-Raphaelites: Talk

A gallery talk in which Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites are discussed.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Wed 17 Sep

Gallery 21

Free / 01865 278002

  • 13:15 – 14:00

Sally Magnusson: Where Memories Go – Living With Dementia

Sally Magnusson talks about her mother's long struggle with dementia.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sun 5 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Shazia Hobbs: The Gori's Daughter

Celebrate The Gori's Daughter, the first novel from Shazia Hobbs, about Aisha, a girl of mixed Kashmiri and Glaswegian heritage.

Glasgow Women's Library

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 12:30 – 14:00

Sunday Herald and Bloody Scotland Independence Debate

The referendum will have been and gone by the time Bloody Scotland takes place, so a panel, including William McIlvanney and Tom Devine, discuss the result and what is next for the country.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 15:15 – 16:45

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 5 Nov

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00

The 1939 Cheltenham Booker Prize

Which 1939 book deserves to win our very own Booker? You have the vote! Man Booker Prize Literary Director Ion Trewin and our judging panel Clare Clark, Louise Doughty, Natalie Haynes, Daljit Nagra and John Sutherland discuss the merits of Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male, Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin, James…

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The 2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Man Booker Prize Literary Director Ion Trewin chairs this event featuring authors shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, awarded on Tuesday 14 October. Join us to hear some of the most exciting names in contemporary fiction discuss and read from their shortlisted novels and answer your questions.

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

25 Years Of Elmer

Join Elmer the patchwork elephant to celebrate his birthday! Come dressed in your brightest colours for a fun-filled storytelling event, join Elmer’s parade and get the chance to meet the loveable patchwork elephant himself!

The Studio, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£6

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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
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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

Settle Victoria Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£6 / 01729 825718

  • 15:45

Adrian Dunbar

To commemorate Stewart Parker's 26th anniversary, this year the School welcomes one of Northern Ireland's most renowned actors of the stage and screen, Adrian Dunbar.

Queen's University Belfast

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 028 9033 5252

  • 17:00