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The London Modernist Literary Event

An afternoon of Mod related authors talking about their books and inspirations behind their work.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15 / 020 7258 2925

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

David Bussey: George Skipper, Architect Of Edwardian Norwich: Lecture

Bussey talks about the man behind the architecture that has shaped the Norwich cityscape.

Norwich Cathedral

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Weston Room, Hostry

£6 ( £4) / 01603 630000

Five O'Clock Verses

Two of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming poets come together in today’s Five O’Clock Verses event. Liz Berry won an Eric Gregory Award in 2009. Her debut collection ‘Black Country’ (Chatto & Windus) appeared in August 2014 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. It was also a Poetry Book Society…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Round Table

Restricted to twelve tickets only, early booking is essential for our final round table event, an intimate reading in the company of the celebrated poet from New Zealand, Bill Manhire. Bill Manhire has published a number of collections of poetry and was his country’s inaugural poet laureate. His most recent collections…

St Mary's Hall, St Andrews

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Sponsored by St Leonards School Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 15:45 – 16:30 Round Table St Mary's Hall, St Andrews
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5 O'Clock Verses

This year’s series of Five O’Clock Verses events will be opened by poets Anne Stevenson and Sheenagh Pugh. Anne Stevenson is an American-British poet. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, she has written literary criticism and essays. She gained a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded an Honorary…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

5 O'Clock Verses

StAnza’s final Five O’Clock Verses for 2015 brings together acclaimed poets from the US and the UK. Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former USSR and arrived in America in the early nineties, where his family was granted asylum. His collection ‘Dancing in Odessa’ received numerous honours and was translated into over a dozen…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

The All American Preppy Look: A History of Seven Sisters Style: Talk

Fashion historian and author Rebecca C Tuite talks about the Seven Sisters campus style and its lasting influence on American fashion and signs copies of her book Seven Sisters Style: The All American Preppy Look.

Fashion And Textile Museum, London SE1

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free, ticketed / 020 7407 8664

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 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 623 3734

The Early Universe

Professor Carolin Crawford will give a public lecture on the subject.

Museum Of London, EC2Y

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Free / 020 7001 9844

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John Yeadon: Reflections On National Identity: Talk

Yeadon talks about national identity through landscape painting, in connection with the Recording Britain exhibition and his recent exhibition Englandia.

The Herbert, Coventry

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 024 7683 2386

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 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

18th Century Drawing Collections And Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 To 1784)

Michael Liversidge explores the live of the artist Charles Rogers and the collection of drawings he assembled in the later past of the 18th Century.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

20th-Century Collectors And Modern Decorative Arts: Talk

A gallery talk by Helen Ritchie of the British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Room 2

Free / 020 7323 8181

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 5 Jan 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 01706 873 324

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The Aesthetic Movement

A lecture by Adrian Sumner. From Whistler and Oscar Wilde, the Grosvenor Gallery and the new style created by the Arts & Crafts movement this lecture provides a fascinating overview of the topic.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£3 / 01244 402008

Afternoon Poems: Food Poetry

A sensuous feast of words with poetry exploring food with the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

Afternoon Poems: King Arthur: The Enduring Legend

A reading which explores how the ancient British legend of King Arthur has been presented over the centuries.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

Ahead Of The Curve Gallery Talks

Find out how these artists are challenging traditional approaches to making contemporary ceramics and glass.

Bristol Museum And Art Gallery

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0117 922 3571

Alison Britton: Talk

Talk with Alison Britton, who was part of the radical group of RCA graduates in the early 1970s whose work laid the foundations for what became known as The New Ceramics.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking required / 0845 608 0000

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Amphorae, Bricks And Coins: Digging Up The Romans: Talk

A 45-minute gallery talk by Katharine Hoare, education manager at the British Museum.

British Museum, London WC1B

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Room 50

Free / 020 7323 8181

Amplify Your Potential

There's no limit to our potential. Are you ready to expand your horizons?

The Pirate Castle, London NW1

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free, registration essential / 020 7267 6605

Ancient Egyptian Art And Nebamun: Talk

A gallery talk by Carol Andrews, independent speaker.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 27 Feb 2015

Room 61

Free / 020 7323 8181

Animal Skin Shields And Armour: Talk

This illustrated talk by project curator Helen Adams looks at some examples of ethnographic shields and armour in the Pitt Rivers collections.

Pitt Rivers Museum, University Of Oxford

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 270927

Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery, Carlisle

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking is essential / 01228 618718

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Free, adv booking is essential / 01228 618718

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