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Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 13 more dates until 13 Dec

Bloomsbury Cooks Christmas Signing With Heston Blumenthal

The experimental chef and TV personality will discuss his unusual recipes and sign copies of his latest book, Historic Heston.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Fri 5 Dec

£5–£25

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

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

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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James Bowen: A Gift From Bob

James Bowen, author of A Gift From Bob stops by to sign some books.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 332 9105

Lauren Child: Book Signing

Lauren Child will be here at Waterstones Oxford signing copies of all her books but especially the new Ruby Redfort book Feel the Fear.

Waterstones, Oxford

Sat 13 Dec

Free / 01865 790212

Beyond Endurance

An exhibition commemorating 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance sailed to Antarctica. On display is the personal collection of books and papers of expedition geologist Sir James Mann Wordie.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 623 3734

…and 5 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Geoffrey Whitworth Strolling Players Concert

Celebrate the Festive Season in the company of the Geoffrey Whitworth Strolling Players. A miscellany of songs, carols and literary gems to get you in the mood for Christmas plus mulled wine and mince pies in the interval.

Bexley Hall Tourist Information Centre

Sun 7 Dec

£12 / 01322 526574

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

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sat 6 Dec

Butterworth Hall

£28.50 / 02476 524524

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Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

2|1|4|1 Members' Show

Member's show and end of year party from the artist-led collective: Alexander 'Twig' Champion, Brian Cheesewright, Catriona Meighan, Frances Lightbound, Jack Farrell, Kirsty Macleod, Kenneth Davidson, Lauren McGlaughlin, Rachael Gallacher, Rachel Sharpe, Rosie Roberts and Silja Strom.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Blackbird Quadralogue: In Conversation: Ron Geesin And Peter Holden

Artist and composer Ron Geesin talks to writer and broadcaster Peter Holden (MBE) about blackbirds and birdsong.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 01424 229111

Dermot O'Leary: Book Signing

A chance to meet popular broadcaster, presenter and radio DJ Dermot O'Leary as he signs copies of his book The Soundtrack To My Life.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

Holly Hagan: Book Signing

Geordie shore lass Holly signs her tell-all autobiography.

Waterstones, Belfast

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 0843 290 8143

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Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon History

The editor of the news and current affairs magazine, Ian Hislop, is joined by other editorial team members, signing copies of the Private Eye Annual 2014 and Private Eye, A Cartoon History.

Selfridges, London W1A

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0800 123 400

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 7220 7882

John Safran: Murder In Mississippi

Author John Safran takes the stage to read from his book Murder In Mississippi, a true story about meeting a white supremacist and befriending his black killer.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 29 Nov

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 30 Nov

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Lady Crabtree Talk

How To Grow Old Disgracefully.

St Martha Church, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01323 731451

St Saviour's And St Peter's Church, Eastbourne

Fri 5 Dec

Free

Meet Chris Hadfield

Grab a signed copy of You Are Here from the astronaut.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0131 226 2666

Our Life On Ice: In Conversation With Torvill And Dean: Talk

The ice skating duo talk about their fascinating career and give their own side to the stories that have been reported in the press over the years.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 7 Dec

Sheffield City Hall

Sat 29 Nov

£40 / 0114 278 9789

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The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Dec

Free

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

…and 2 more dates until 21 Jan 2015

Storytelling: Legends of China

An afternoon of storytelling to transport you back to ancient China. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Writers Arcade: Writing On The Wall

Chris Goode leads a writing-for-performance workshop which looks at the wilder fringes of performance writing and alternative approaches to generating theatre scripts.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 01642 525199

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

Another Athens

An artistic exchange between artists and writers in Edinburgh and in Athens, Greece.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free

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