Afternoon events, Books

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

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

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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Meet Miffy

Storytelling and colouring in for wee ones with a visit from the little bunny rabbit Miffy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 332 9105

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Michael Rosen

Performed by much-loved children's author Michael Rosen comes this storytelling show full of family jokes and school disasters. Be ready to learn the Michael Rosen Rap, join in riding a Boogy Woogy Buggy, not being allowed to breathe in class, and learning the Yiddish word for 'crazy'.

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sun 9 Nov

£9.95 / 020 8340 5226

  • 12:00
  • 15:00
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Peter F Hamilton Book Signing

Sci-Fi author and best seller Peter F Hamilton holds a signing of his latest book The Abyss Beyond Dreams, the first book in a new series.

Waterstones, Milton Keynes

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01908 696260

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Waterstones, Colchester

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 01206 767623

  • 13:00

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 31 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Chris Ryan: Hunter Killer

Ryan is out promoting his new thriller, Hunter Killer.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 0131 226 2666

Book signing.

  • 12:30

Deborah Harkness: The Book of Life

Best-selling author Deborah Harkness introduces the final instalment of her All Souls Trilogy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 0141 248 4814

Book signing.

  • 13:00 – 14:00

How Wilson Saw Britain And How Britain Saw Wilson: Art Lunchtime Talk

Peter Lord gives a talk on landscape painter Richard Wilson.

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 5 Sep

Free, adv booking required / 029 2039 7951

  • 13:05
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Never Mind The Ramones: Music and Spoken Word Event

Come along to a great afternoon of fabulous live local music and performance poetry.

Gateshead Central Library

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0191 433 3000

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Robbie Boake

Principal location scout Robbie Boake talks about searching for locations for hit TV series Game Of Thrones.

National Trust: Castle Ward, Downpatrick

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 028 4488 1204

  • 14:00

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet: Talk

Quilt historian Bridget Long discusses the unique item, which is the oldest signed and dated patchwork in Britain.

Quilt Museum And Gallery, York

Sat 6 Sep

Bailey Gallery

£6 (£5; £3) / 01904 613242

  • 14:00 – 14:30

The Guildhall, Leicester

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0116 253 2569

  • 14:00

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 5 Nov

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00
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1950s Afternoon Tea with Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan, author of The Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries, shares her insight into 1950s life, uncovered when researching her work.

The Town and County Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 5 Sep

£5

Part of 50+ Festival.

2014 Arts2Innovation Forum

Mind the Gap - Bridging Arts and Business for Innovation

Central Saint Martins, London N1C

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 16:30 – 20:30

The 20th Century Gallery: Talk

A gallery talk based on The 20th Century Gallery.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Wed 3 Sep

Gallery 21

Free / 01865 278002

  • 13:15 – 14:00

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

'A Recipe For Storytelling' With Emma Shevah

Emma Shevah believes that story creation is like baking. Using story menus, recipes and props, you will generate your own ideas from your experience and imagination, and start to form them into a terrific tale, then and there. Suitable for ages 8+.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Sun 14 Sep

£3 / 020 8457 5000

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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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

British Museum, London WC1B

Mon 6 Oct

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Free / 020 7323 8181

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Afternoon Poems: Dylan Thomas

Celebrate Dylan Thomas and his work at the centenary of his birth.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 11 Oct

Free, plus normal admission / 020 7332 3868

  • 15:00 – 16:00
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