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Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty

Author Anthony Horowitz talks about his new book Moriarty, set after the death of Sherlock Holmes.

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free (ticketed) / 0131 527 1600

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

The Arts & Humanities Festival 2014: Underground

A host of guests will give talks and performances as part of the festival. Highlights include author and IT Crowd actor Richard Ayoade discussing his latest film, comedian Rob Newman presenting his latest show, and theologian Dr Rowan Williams discussing excerpts from the four gospels.

King's College, London WC2R

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

Blackwell's Book Quiz

Test your literary credentials in teams of up to five members. Arrive early to secure a seat.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8201

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

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Ketel One Creative Talks At Sketch With Piergiorgio Robino And Ron Arad

This Autumn, sketch continues it's series of Ketel One Creative Talks; a monthly series of informal creative conversations, sponsored by Ketel One Vodka, which give insight into the minds of brilliant influencers from the design industry.

The Gallery At Sketch, London W1S

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 08707 704488

Stranger Than Fiction

Friendly, monthly Edinburgh writers' group for those interested in writing non-fiction. Most months there's discussion of a chapter or two of something a member has written, but it's always a social occasion with plenty of opportunity for literary chat.

The Doric Tavern, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 225 1084

Women Of The World: Female Diplomats? Unthinkable….: Talk

Helen McCarthy and Serena Kutchinsky discuss why women are poorly represented in British public life.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Fri 24 Oct

Free, ticketed via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-of-the-world-female-diplomats-unthinkable-tickets-13487257751 / 020 7845 4600

Edinburgh Gay Men's Book Group

A book club for gents with a lust for reading. All types of books considered.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

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The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul

Read and discuss The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez with the club.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01787 374745

Margaret Barker: Lecture

A talk by the Derbyshire-based Methodist preacher.

St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry

Thu 23 Oct

Free

'The Opposite Of Loneliness': A Celebration Of Marina Keegan's Writing With Kevin And Tracy Keegan

Blackwell's Oxford Presents: A Celebration of Marina Keegan's Writing with Kevin and Tracy Keegan

Blackwell's, Oxford

Sat 25 Oct

Art Meets Science

Sophy Rickett will discuss how her recent projects at the Institute of Astronomy have explored and celebrated the points of resistance as well as the connections between the fields of art and science.

Institute Of Astronomy, Cambridge

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01223 337548

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Cambridge Stars: Big Ideas

The UK's national academy for the Humanities and Social Science, the British Academy, elects 42 Fellows annually; in 2013, 9 of these were from the University of Cambridge. Join Richard Hunter, Regius Professor of Greek, Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, Director of the Centre for History and Economics, and Hamid Sabourian…

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01223 338 094

The Canary In The Mine: Islam And The Challenge Of Modern Art

Ahmed Paul Keeler owned a gallery of modern art in the 1960s which was at the forefront of the international avant-garde. In the 1970s he was introduced to traditional Islamic art which paved the way to his becoming a Muslim. This lecture addresses the change of perspective he underwent relating to modern art.

King's College, Cambridge

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01223 357851

Culture Laser Live

Weekly podcast series, The Multi-Coloured Culture Laser, enters the festival fray for a night of performance, discussion, drinking, and hilarious October action. Host Ryan Van Winkle, poet and cultural behemoth from the United States of America via Auld Reekie, welcomes a selection of guests to take to the sofa with him…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

Free but ticketed / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Into The Darkness With Tony O'Neill: Talk

Author Tony O'Neill takes us for a ride into the dark side of America.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 7851 2400

J David Simons: The Land Agent

J David Simons discusses his book, The Land Agent, which follows the story of Polish-Jewish immigrant Lev Sela in 1920s Palestine.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 622 8218

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8218

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Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixes funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

…and 7 more dates until 25 Dec

Rosie Marsh

'The Art of Protest' at The Hospital Club in association with Paul Stolper Gallery Thursday 30 October at 7pm.

Hospital Club Gallery, London WC2H

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 020 7170 9101

  • 19:00 – 20:30 Rosie Marsh Hospital Club Gallery, London

Three Theories Of Everything

Christian minister Ellis Potter explores three major theories to the biggest questions of our existence.

The Round Church, Cambridge

Thu 23 Oct

Free

A View From The Bridge

This seminar explores different ways of understanding Arthur Miller's classic play, 'A View from the Bridge'. We will consider some of its contexts, including immigration, politics, popular music, the Brooklyn Bridge, and sexual identity in the 1950s. We will look at its dramatic language and ask what it means to read it…

University Of Cambridge Faculty Of English

Fri 24 Oct

Free

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