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Paint The Town Red

Devoted to celebrating all things bus. There will be a bar, music, talks and tours, make-and-take sessions and the chance to battle for supremacy in our bus trivia pub quiz.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Fri 28 Nov

Covent Garden

£10 (£8) / 020 7379 6344

Queer Perspectives: Talk

Resident artist Sadie Lee talks to her special guest about works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free / 020 7312 2463

A Reading By Carmen Boullosa

The Mexican writer reads excerpts from her work.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Tue 25 Nov

Mead Gallery

Free / 02476 524524

Stuart Maconie: The People's Songs

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about his new book and epic radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 17 May 2015

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

The Met, Bury

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£12) / 0161 761 2216

A Winter's Night

Seasonal music, poetry and storytelling.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Sat 20 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

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The 1914 Christmas Truce: Talk

Author and humanitarian, Don Mullan, talks about the 1914 Christmas Truce which took place on the Western Front, where soldiers met in No Man's Land to play football, sing Christmas carols, exchanged gifts and helped to bury fallen friends.

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 028 77760650

1970s Style & Design: Talk

Author Dominic Lutyens talks about the importance of creative arts in the decade and how ideas are being used in 21st-century design trends.

Fashion And Textile Museum, London SE1

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£15 inc drink; £12 teachers, inc drink / 020 7407 8664

The 2014 Liberty Human Rights Awards: Talk

Human rights and civil liberties organisation Liberty celebrates the individuals and organisations that protect and promote freedom. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig with music from Billy Bragg.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 1 Dec

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

The 2014 Prendergast And Sutcliffe Lecture: Ron Noon & Sam Davies

A talk about the remarkable stonemason and activist Fred Bower, whose 1936 autobiography The Rolling Stonemason is to be republished by Merlin Press this year. Presented in association with North West TUC.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Wed 17 Dec

Free / 0151 702 5324

20th Century Art Theft: Lecture

A lecture from Rosalind Whyte about the story of two paintings by JMW Turner which travelled from London to Frankfurt for an exhibition before being stolen. An eight-year battle to find them ensued, and resulted eventually in their return to public view at Tate Britain in 2003.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21

Tue 25 Nov

£12 (£10 inc a glass of wine) / 020 8693 5254

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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

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

21st Century Historical Fiction Seminar

The Open University/Institute of English Studies are running three free seminars on 21st century fiction at Senate House. We'll be hearing from writers and publishers about new directions in the genre. Open to all, free of charge, no need to book.

Senate House, London WC1E

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 7664 4859

3rd Annual Floating LNG

The event will focus on current project updates and developments within the field.

Regents Park Marriott, London NW3

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£1499 / 020 7722 7711

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£1499 / 020 7722 7711


A bi-monthly celebration of poetry and spoken word.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Mon 15 Dec

£5; £3 open mic / 023 8067 1771

  • 19:00 451 Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

5×15 Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes Each: Melvyn Bragg, Sophie Hannah And Joe Klein

Five outstanding individuals take the stage for 15 minutes each, to talk about their lives, passions and inspirations.

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Mon 1 Dec

£16.05–£26.75 / 020 7221 9700

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5x15 On Liberty

The discussion which will explore why fundamental rights are indispensable, is curated by the Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, and features the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General, writer and musician, Janis Sharp, and Isabella Sankey, Director of Policy at Liberty.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Mon 8 Dec

£15 (£12) / 020 7702 2789

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 13 Dec

£10 / 0118 960 6060

Aafghanistan: Mission Accomplished? The Legacy Of 14 Years Of War: With Maya Evans

After 14 years British forces have officially concluded their war in Afghanistan, but what is the legacy of the conflict?

Housmans Bookshop, London N1

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 020 7837 4473

Accelerate Europe: The Geographical Imaginaries Of Accelerationism: Lecture

Dr Noys will critically explore the geographical imaginaries of Accelerationism.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 4 Dec

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Access And Community Programmes Artistic Presentation: Talk

An opportunity to hear a talk from disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world sharing their practice in a warm and welcoming environment.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 020 7300 8000

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Action Hero: Hoke’s Bluff

Action Hero presents Hoke's Bluff, a show using high school storylines to find out what it means to be a winner. Suitable for all ages.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tue 2 Dec

Great Hall

£12 (£10) / 01970 623 232

Plymouth University

Wed 10 Dec

£10 / 01752 585050

Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1V

Sat 22 Nov

£11 / 020 7739 6176

Tue 25 Nov

£11 / 020 7739 6176

Wed 26 Nov

£11 / 020 7739 6176

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Adele Pennington: Mountain Climber Extraordinaire!: Talk

Conversation with one of Britain's foremost women mountaineers including stories about her extraordinary experiences and her stunning photographs.

Otley Courthouse

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01943 467466

Adrian Blamires & Terry Cree

AF Harrold comperes Reading's longest running poetry platform, which typically consists of a full reading by one or two of the country's finest poets plus an open mic session.

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£5; £4 readers / 0118 960 6060

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 27 Nov

£10 (£7; £8) / 0843 208 1144

Alan Bissett: Desert Island Discs and Books

An audience with the author and playwright Alan Bissett as he discusses with Craig Smillie the records and books that have changed his life.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

£5 / 0141 636 6119

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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