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Black Gi's In Britain

Talk exploring racial tension in Bristol in 1943 when the streets of Old Market witnessed fighting between Black and White GIs, given by Professor Neil Wynn.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Tue 28 Oct

Free

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

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.

Colin Pawson: Lecture

Light harness horse instructor Colin Pawson hosts a lecture on coaches and coach horns.

The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Wed 3 Dec

£2 adv booking required / 01993 811456

An Evening With David Mitchell: Talk

Conversation between the author and Sam Leith about his new Booker Prize longlisted novel, The Bone Clocks.

Waterstones, London W1J

Mon 10 Nov

£6–£8 / 020 7851 2400

From East To West - Medieval Manuscripts of Tthe Jewish Festival Prayer-Book

The various European liturgical rites, some of which remain in active use among traditional Jews to this day, are for the most part attested fully-formed in large-scale medieval codices dating back to around the 13th century. The pre-history of these comprehensive European codices, as well as the channels by which they…

Cambridge University Library

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Guardian Live: Guardian Book Club: James Ellroy

The American crime-fiction author, known for the influential works The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential, will be in discussion with UCL professor John Mullan.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 (£18) / 020 7409 2992

Haringey Literature Live Short Fiction Night With Vanessa Gebbie & Adam Marek

Don't miss these two award-winning short fiction writers, reading on the same night! Join us for our usual happy mix of great readings, books to browse, open mic session, and delicious food and drink available from the bar. Free entry!

Karamel, London N22

John Waters: This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier

The American film director, actor, writer and comedian shares his experience of hitch-hiking from Baltimore to San Francisco in the spring of 2012.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 11 Nov

£22.50–£27.50 (£11.25–£13.75) / 0844 875 0073

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Joseph Lee, War Poet

A new anthology featuring the work of WW1 poet Joseph Lee.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Wed 22 Oct

Free but ticketed / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

London Month of the Dead

Which London cemetery is rumoured to host a time machine? Where can you visit a collection of 35,000 skeletons of deceased Londoners? Throughout October 2014 a series of talks and workshops will answer these and many other intriguing questions.

Brompton Cemetery, London SW10

Sun 2 Nov

£12 / 020 7352 1201

Masculinity In Cuba: Myths & Legends

Teacher Raul Marchena Magadan discusses research and the concept of masculinity in modern Cuba. The talk is based on the exhibition The Faces Of Masculinity In Cuba.

Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

Thu 23 Oct

Phone for prices / 0161 661 4206

Mick Middles' Frank Sidebottom: Out Of His Head

Mick Middles and Mark Radcliffe come to the Portico Library for the launch of Mick Middles' new authorised biography on Chris Sievey. Books will be for sale on the evening by Chorlton Bookshop.

The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester

Thu 6 Nov

£8 (£5) / 0161 236 6785

Murder Mayhem And Moriarty: An Evening With Anthony Horowitz: Talk

The best-selling author discusses his novel Moriarty, inspired by the characters and world created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 23 Oct

£5; £10 inc copy of Moriarty / 020 7851 2400

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NaCOT – Poetry on the Border

A different line up of engaging, accessible and inspiring poets each time.

The Drill Hall, Chepstow

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01291 638807

Featuring Helen Dunmore and Pascale Petit

Ned Boulting: Talk

Yellow Jersey author Ned Boulting discusses the Tour de France and Britain's obsession with cycling.

Nottingham Playhouse

Mon 10 Nov

£12 / 0115 941 9419

New Writers Evening

Bring together a panel of up-and-coming authors and an audience of readers to explore the road to publication and what lies beyond. A selection of new writers discuss their work and how they secured industry support. Whether you're a budding writer yourself or simply interested in others' creative processes, the focus of…

Foyles, London WC2H

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7437 5660

Prison Hulk Talk

Using records from the National Archives at Kew, Abigail Coppins talks about the history of the prison hulks as well as life on board for both the prisoners and staff.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Thu 20 Nov

£3 / 08456 035 631

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The Psychology Of Atrocity

Richard Ned LeBow, Professor of International Political Theory, and Emanuele Castano, Professor of Psychology, discuss the psychology of war.

Palgrave MacMillan, London N1

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Robert Chester: Butlers, Billets And Batmen: Soldier Servants During The First World War: Lecture

The Education Officer for Sewerby Hall talks about the importance of the role of the soldiers who attended to the needs of the Commissioned Officers in the Army.

Treasure House / Beverley Art Gallery

Thu 6 Nov

Treasure House

£5 / 01482 392780

Fri 7 Nov

Treasure House

£5 / 01482 392780

Sam Lee - TalkingGigs

2012 Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee in one-off gig singing and talking about his music.

The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

Thu 30 Oct

£13 (£11) / 0114 255 1776

Storytelling

Teabox's storytelling team offer up a monthly evening of unexpected tales for adults. Delivered in their classic quirky style the team share their experiences of laughter, love and adventure.

The Tea Box, Richmond

Mon 3 Nov

£6

Fri 7 Nov

£6

Fri 5 Dec

£6

…and 21 more dates until 2 Sep 2016

Waterstones Liverpool One

Thu 30 Oct

£3 ( £2) / 0151 709 9820

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