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London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0161 834 8300

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City Showcase: Finding The Future

City Showcase announces 'Finding the Future' music seminar at Apple Store, Regent Street, London, 13-15 November 2014.

Apple Store, London W1B

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

Harizanos And Bartok: Collaborations For Unaccompanied Violin: Bartok

  • Written by: Bartok

George Zacharias presents the premiere performances of five preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin by Nickos Harizanos. Composer and performer will discuss their creative collaboration in these works, each one of which explores different instrumental and compositional techniques.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

Recital Room

Free / 020 7873 7300

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The History of Fighting Fantasy and Adventure Gamebooks

Jonathan Green tells the story of how Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's The Warlock of Firetop Mountain did something truly magical – kick start a literary revolution as the first ever adventure game book. The author of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain also discusses how You Are The Hero, a history of Fighting Fantasy…

North London Tavern, NW6

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 07941 962356

Part of Kilburn Literary Festival.

Allen Jones RA: The Curator’s View: Talk

Curator Edith Devaney leads an introductory tour of the first major UK retrospective of the celebrated British pop artist, Allen Jones.

Royal Academy Of Arts At 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S

Mon 17 Nov

Free, plus £8, OAP/disabled/Art Fund/NADFAS £7, NUS £5, ages 12-18/unwaged £4, disabled carer/under 12s free / 020 7300 8000

Exhibition Talk: A Year In The Life Of Handel: 1738

The talk will focus on highlights from the current exhibition: A Year in the Life of Handel: 1738 and will be given by Catriona McGoogan.

Handel House Museum, London W1K

Sat 25 Oct

£6.50 (£5.50) / 020 7495 1685

Sat 20 Dec

£6.50 (£5.50) / 020 7495 1685

Indie Author Fair at the Chorleywood Lit Fest

Meet 40 writers at a pop-up bookshop showcasing the ground-breaking, genre-crossing, exciting world of indie publishing. Hear works read by the authors themselves. Join in with children's story time. Browse the books while having afternoon tea.

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Rickmansworth

Sun 16 Nov


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

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

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Jonathan Dimbleby: Destiny In The Desert

Join Jonathan Dimbleby for this enlightening exploration of his book Destiny in the Desert.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Sat 8 Nov

£12 ( £10) / 01935 422884

Julia Donaldson

The legendary author of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Scarecrow’s Wedding swings by to celebrate the publication of The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 622 8218

Laura Bates: Everyday Sexism

The Founder of the Everyday Sexism project, Laura Bates talks about her book a collection of women's daily experiences of gender inequality.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Simon Singh: The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets

Everyone loves The Simpsons, but few people realise that its mathematically gifted team of scriptwriters have used the series to explore everything, from pi to primes, from calculus to geometry, from infinitesimals to infinity.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£3)

The Guildhall, Leicester

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0116 253 2569

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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 5 Nov

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

The 30th Anniversary Year Of UN Convention On Torture: Talk

Andy Moir discusses developments since the convention was created.

Quaker Meeting House, Chelmsford

Sat 1 Nov


5HZ Labs: Beyond The Word: Talk

With guest speakers, the lab will focus on how voices factor in human relationships, beyond the explicit information content of language and across social and linguistic boundaries.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sun 16 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 0117 9172300

5hz Labs: Speech Rhythms, Brain Rhythms

This lab will explore the relationship between the rhythms of speech, music and the brain, considering their potential for synchronising our thoughts and actions.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0117 9172300

5HZ Labs: The Persuasive Power Of Voice: Talk

This lab explores the power of the human voice to promote social solidarity, looking particularly at the use of speech and song for persuasion and protest.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sat 29 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 0117 9172300

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5HZ Labs: Vocalise To Socialise: Talk

Over the weekend Emma Smith and the 5Hz team will be joined by guest speakers. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for the purpose of social bonding, based on biomedical and psychological research into vocal rhythm.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sat 8 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 0117 9172300

Sun 9 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 0117 9172300

Abandoned America By A Photographer, Tony Worobiec FRPS

Tony Worobiec FRPS, talks about his new works featuring in this exhibition, for his Abandoned America series: "Abandonment on the American High Plains".

Sidcot School, Winscombe

Sat 22 Nov


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 790 050

Adrian Goldsworthy At Cambridge Classics Festival

On Saturday 3rd November Heffers played host to its first ever Classics Festival which we have been working towards since its conception in March.

Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01223 568568

Adult Reading Group

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Bacup Library

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

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