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Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Blackwell's Bookshop. Now in its sixth year, Blackwell's Bookshop is hosting a weekly series of performances as part of our Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe programme. As new and unpublished works of literary art stand alongside established performers, get ready to experience everything from Scottish poetry to Tartan…

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 622 8218

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

International Literacy Day with Jenni Fagan

In celebration of readers round the world, Leith-born poet and author Jenni Fagan discusses her work.

McDonald Road Library, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

Free (ticketed) / 0131 529 5636

Rich Dad Workshop

Learn to be Rich is a Free 2-hour workshop from Rich Dad Education that puts the lessons of the best-selling Rich Dad Poor Dad book into action.

Holiday Inn, High Wycombe

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 08719 429 094

  • 18:30

Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 01865 334 444

  • 18:30

Penta Hotel, Reading

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 01189 586 222

  • 18:30

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

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

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
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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

Analogue Heaven, Digital Hell: From Sonic Materialism To Infinite Revolution's

As part of Philosopher in Residence Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou's Philosophy in the Gallery talks, sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics, Charlie Blakeaddresses questions around music, technology and artists reflecting on earlier work.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Andrew White: Living Without Enemies In Baghdad: Lecture

Andrew White is President of the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East, and Chaplain to the International Zone and to St George's Church, the largest church in Iraq with an extensive food relief programme and free clinic. Canon White strives to bring peace in Iraq and the wider region through dialogue.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 020 7766 1100

  • 19:00

Animal Super Senses: Nature Inspired Engineering

UCL's Helen Czerski discusses her upcoming BBC2 series "Super Senses: The secret power of animals" and an evening celebrating the engineering solutions that animals have built into themselves.

Darwin Building: UCL, London WC1E

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 3108 2052

  • 18:30 – 21:00
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Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 13 Sep

Japan Room

Free / 029 2063 6464

  • 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Japan Room

Free / 029 2063 6464

  • 18:00

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 13 Oct

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Art Galleries Should Be More Like Newspapers: Lecture

Join Bob and Roberta Smith in conversation with Tate Liverpool's Artistic Director Francesco Manacorda to discuss the role of the art gallery. Bob's lecture will take the audience on a journey through the five reasons Bob feels art is a crucial subject for children's development. He will discuss his Art Party movement…

Tate Liverpool

Wed 29 Oct

Free, adv booking essential / 0151 702 7400

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois: Symposium: Later Life Artistic Careers

Taking inspiration from the Louise Bourgeois exhibition, the panel of arts professionals and practitioners discuss the artists who begin careers or receive recognition later in life.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Thu 4 Sep

Free, adv booking required / 01642 726720

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Artist Rooms: Next Gen Project: Young People In Galleries

Debate about the role of young people in galleries in 2014, includes a chance to discover a surreal world of gigantic everyday objects created by American artist Robert Therrien at a series of fun, free events and activities.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0121 446 3232

  • 18:00

Author Speech: Vikram Lall: Architecture Of The Buddhist World

Author and acclaimed Indian architect Vikram Lall presents an illustrated talk to launch his new book on the Buddhist architecture of Southeast Asia: "The Golden Lands" - at 6.30pm on Wednesday 3rd September at the Buddhist Society, Ecclestone Square.

The Buddhist Society, London SW1V

Wed 3 Sep

Free, booking advisable

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Belfast

Wed 17 Sep

Free / 028 9023 9303

  • 19:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 028 9023 9303

  • 19:00

Bath Storytelling Circle

Stories and songs performed in a traditional bardic style.

The Raven, Bath

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 01225 425045

  • 20:00