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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

Greg Moodie: Versus the Union

Cartoonist Greg Moodie launches his new book, * Greg Moodie Versus the Union*. Plus a special appearance from Lady Alba.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free (Q&A is ticketed) / 0141 204 2372

Somerstown Tales

For one night only at the Only Connect theatre, 13 young people from Camden will perform modern-day fairy tales based on their experiences of living in Somers Town: a once notorious district of London, and now the site of major regeneration.

Only Connect Theatre, London WC1X

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 020 7278 8939

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Dr Nicholas Lydon: Guest Lecture

Leeds University alumnus Dr Nicholas Lydon delivers a lecture. Lydon had a role in the development of Gleevac, a drug used for cancer patients.

Leeds University

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0113 343 2778

  • 17:00
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The Auld Acquaintance: Q&A with Greg Moodie Plus Lady Alba

Greg Moodie discusses his new book, Greg Moodie Versus the Union, plus an appearance from YouTube star Lady Alba. Part of the Auld Acquaintance exhibition programming.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad

Sookie Stackhouse (aka True Blood) author Charlaine Harris introduces her latest novel, Midnight Crossroad, a tale of murder in the small town Midnight, Texas.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8218

  • 18:30

Toynbee Studios, London E1

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

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 24 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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An Evening With David Mitchell

The Man Booker Prize-nominated author David Mitchell will be discussing his new book 'The Bone Clocks' at this special event. In association with Manchester Literature Festival.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

  • 19:00

From Virgil to Tintin: Translating into Scots

Writers Tom Hubbard and J Derrick McClure and editor Susan Rennie discuss their translation projects, which include Alice in Wonderland and Tintin. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free

  • 19:00 – 22:00

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths And The Arts: Lecture

Book launch supported by the publishers Bodley Head with a talk about mathematics and the arts. Refreshments are available.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7831 0575

  • 18:00

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30
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The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible which is still in the cathedral where it was commissioned, doubtless by Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester 1129-71. This year the manuscript is being rebound in preparation for exhibition in New York and eventual installation in a new display gallery in Winchester…

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 3

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Lambeth Bible. One volume of the vast Lambeth Bible has been in the library of Lambeth Palace since its foundation in 1610. The long-lost second volume is owned by All Saints' Church in Maidstone and is on permanent display at the Maidstone Museum. Despite its fame and quality of…

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

7 Successful Relationship Strategies

We all want to build strong relationships, but sometimes they can be tough and very complicated.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Academic Lecture

Speaker Harry Beamish talks about the history of the walled garden at Auckland Castle, including its origins and development.

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 01388 743750

  • 19:30

Adrian Henri: Total Art Book Launch

Launch of Occasional Papers book published to accompany the Total Art exhibition at the Exhibition Research Centre LJMU, that presents 1960/70s work by this seminal Liverpool artist who embraced poetry, painting, performance, music & critical writing.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 18:00 – 21:00
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Afrika Ba Debate 2014

With guest speakers Professors Gus John and Ted Cantle.

Sussex Coast College, Hastings

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01424 442 222

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Afrovibes: Mojisola Adebayo With Afrovibes Artists

Writer and theatre-maker, Mojisola Adebayo,

The Albany, London SE8

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Allan Burnett: First World War Scottish Tales of Adventure

Allan Burnett on the collected stories of WWI that feature in his Scottish Tales of Adventure.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 6 Oct

Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

  • 18:30
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