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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

Free

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

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

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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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, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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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

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

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

Ben Okri In Conversation

The award-winning author discusses his career with lecturer Tim Cribb.

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 330033

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

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The Belligerent Bishop: Winnington: Ingram And The Great War

Miranda Poliakoff talks about her research into the man and the role he played during the Great War.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (£5) / 020 7736 8140

Down at the Farm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck shares some animal tales amid the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 337 4202

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Freemasons: Port Sunlight: Talk

This talk will tell the story of the Port Sunlight Lodges and William Hesketh Lever's personal involvement in Freemasonry.

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0151 478 4136

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.

Borderlands And Boundaries: Forms Of Identity At The Frontier: Talk

Dr Sunil Purushottam, Dr Berenice Guyot-Rechard and Dr Jagjeet Lally discuss how geographical restrictions affect the people who live with in them.

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 354 790

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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

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5603

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5603

…and 4 more dates until 9 Dec

Newington Library, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5536

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5536

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5536

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Piershill Library, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5685

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5685

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5685

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Carys Bray and Kirsty Logan

Carys Bray and Kirsty Logan are both recipients of Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize, resulting in the publication of debut short story collections: Carys’ Sweet Home (2012) and Kirsty’s The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (2014). Today, Carys presents her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, and Kirsty anticipates hers…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices, adv booking required / 01642 726720

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

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Exploring Celtic Traditons with David Campbell

David Campbell leads a workshops in the Celtic storytelling traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

Gender And Green Governance

The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute is pleased to host an evening workshop based on Professor Agarwal's recent book 'Gender and Green Governance'. As part of the event, a panel of four academics whose research is on gender and environmental issues will address Professor Agarwal's work following her…

Little Hall, University Of Cambridge

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Great Jewish Short Stories: Course

Freelance writer and reviewer David Herman takes a look at a variety of Jewish stories from pre-First World War Prague to late 20th century America and how Jewish writing has changed over time.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Tue 11 Nov

£96 / 020 8457 5000

Guardian Live: Chris Hadfield

The Canadian astronaut - known for his zero gravity-cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which became a YouTube sensation - will discuss his career and new book, You Are Here.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 (£13.50; Children £10 under 16s) / 020 7591 3000

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

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

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