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53 Million Artists: A Creative Discussion & Workshop On 'Everyday Art'

A discussion based around the question 'Is art just what artists do?' or is it something we are all capable of?

King's College, London WC2R

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

The EU, Russia And Ukraine: Lessons Learned: Discussion

Speakers Dr Tomila Lankina, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, Professor Karen E Smith, and Professor Vladislav Zubok discuss what the EU got right and wrong in the political crisis following Ukraine's refusal to sign the Association Agreement in November 2013.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 6 Nov

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

God Save The Community: Greece's Entry Into The EEC: Panel Discussion

Prof Arne Westad chairs a discussion with Dr Eirini Karamouzi and Dr Piers Ludlow about how Greece's economic and financial difficulties destabilised the EU.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 5 Nov

TW2, 9.04, Tower 2

Free / 020 7955 6043

What Europe?: Discussion

Speakers Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza, and Professor Jan Zielonka discuss the nature of Europe in a discussion marking the official launch of the online magazine Eutopia.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 17 Nov

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Jung Chang – Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

The internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story talks about her most recent book Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, a biography of the woman who ruled 19th century China for 50 years.

Leeds University

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0113 343 2778

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Art In Mind : De-stress With Art

A new series of informal conversations on art and its relationship to wellbeing.

Manchester Art Gallery

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0161 235 8888

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0161 235 8888

Building for The Silver Screens of Belfast

A flavour of the days when over 40 cinemas were

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

…and 9 more dates until 1 Nov

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

Death: Clinical, Historical & Philosophical Perspectives On Dying

How should we think about death? In what ways might our health and social systems better deal with it? How have earlier thinkers made sense of it? Should we fear it? Clinicians, historians and philosophers debate a topic in which we all have a stake.

King's College, London WC2R

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

Interpreting London Landmarks

Inside Out Festival presents Interpreting London Landmarks, a free art workshop led by artist Ben Phillips and hosted by the Griffin Gallery, using the nearby architectural icon, the Trellick Tower as a focus. No prior artistic training is required.

The Griffin Gallery, London W11

Wed 22 Oct

Free, booking essential / 020 8424 3239

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Waterstones, Bath

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 01225 448515

Reading Round

A new kind of weekly reading group.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 01295 279002

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 01295 279002

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01295 279002

…and 50 more dates until 12 Dec

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Free, adv booking essential / 0116 225 4900

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Ron Athey: Talk New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

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 Children's Book Group

An hour of friendly chat about books for 8–11 year olds, every month.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

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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

Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater: Remembering The Benefits Of Multi-Cultural Britain

In a context of growing anxiety about immigration, Bonnie Greer OBE explores how the UK's cultural and ethnic diversity enriches our communities and how the UK benefits both societally and economically from its diversity. Bonnie is an award-winning author and playwright, born in Chicago. She has lived and worked in London…

Clare College, Cambridge

Douglas Skelton: Crow Bait

Author Douglas Skelton on his new crime novel, Crow Bait.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

Waterstones, Ayr

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01292 262600

The Dyslexia Debate: Or Should That be Dyslexia Diatribe?

Professor Julian Elliot of the University Of Durham outlines the key elements of his book The Dyslexia Debate, and talks about some of the responses to his work and outlines the contrast between the scientific explanations of dyslexia alongside personal experiences of the issue.

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01223 338 094

An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

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Fiona Rintoul: The Leipzig Affair

Fiona Rintoul, author of The Leipzig Affair, swings by to discuss her work.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0141 332 9105

Golden Hare Book Group

Get your book on with some fellow bibliophiles at this monthly book group.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 629 1396

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0131 629 1396

Library at GoMA Writers' Group

A weekly evening meet-up for local creative writers.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 30 Oct

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 6 Nov

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 7 more dates until 25 Dec

Murder at The Fruitmarket Gallery

An evening of crime in the gallery. Hear readings from Tartan Noir author Doug Johnstone and enjoy live music alongside a private viewing of Canadian artist, Stan Douglas, whose use of technologies, narratives and realities both virtual and actual, examine the intersection of history and memory in evocative, mesmerising…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free tbc / 0131 225 2383

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Philosophers On ‘Who Are We?’: Foucault And Sexuality

Leading philosophers from King's College London discuss 'who are we?' in a series of informal and inclusive Salons inviting spirited contributions from the audience. On Wednesday 22 Oct join Dr Sacha Golob for a discussion on Foucault and sexuality.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7845 4600

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