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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

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

  • 19:00

Lilif Book Launch

You are invited to come along to this wonderful evening to meet the London based author R.P.Falconer and hear about his journey from high school failure to novelist at the Harrow Arts Centre on Saturday 27th Sept. See www.rpfalconer.com for details.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sat 27 Sep

Free, booking essential / 020 8428 0124

  • 19:00 – 21:30

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

  • 19:00

Break Into Writing: Author Seminar - Sarah Naughton

Sarah Naughton, author of The Blood List and The Hanged Man, will discuss how to get into writing

Pimlico Library, London SW1V

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Caesura

An eclectic and experimental night of poetry, performance and spoken word, held on the second Friday of each month.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 07719 481092

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish)

HOWL(ish) is HOWL(ing) in progress. Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan present snippets of ideas for their epic poem for post referendum Scotland using beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal piece ‘HOWL’ as a basis.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30
…and 6 more dates until 11 Oct

Iris Cai: Chinese Business Culture From A Strategic-Cultural Perspective: Lecture

Business Confucius Institute annual lecture delivered by, internationally renowned businesswoman, Iris Cai as part of our Confucius Day event.

Leeds University

Tue 23 Sep

Conference Auditorium

Free / 0113 343 2778

  • 17:30 – 20:00

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

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

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

  • 20:30
…and 11 more dates until 25 Dec

Voices Of War

Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this story starts with the voices of WW1, including poets Sassoon and Owen and their pioneering psychiatrist Capt WHR Rivers, and uncovers their lasting legacy on how we work with today’s veterans. Wi

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 9846

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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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

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

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

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 17:30 – 20:30

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 17:00 – 22:00

Behind Helix: with Dr Adam Rutherford, Daniel Locke and David Blandy

Helix is a collaborative digital graphic novel created by artist David Blandy, scientist and writer Dr Adam Rutherford and illustrator Daniel Locke, telling the history of DNA from the perspective of a 500-year-old man kept alive by genetic therapy, with a story spanning 40,000 years. Adam, David and Daniel are currently…

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Chiara Fumai: Shut Up, Actually Talk

Radical feminist freak-show Shut Up, Actually Talk is presented by performance artist Fumai for Carol Rama's exhibition.

Nottingham Contemporary

Sun 28 Sep

Free, adv booking required / 0115 948 9750

  • 18:00
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Ed Fornieles In Conversation

The artist discusses his exhibition, with Ben Vickers and Katie Guggenheim.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 020 8981 4518

  • 19:00 – 21:00

First World War Series: Nursing On The Home Front In The First World War

For the centenary of the first Zeppelin raid on London (19 January 1915), Stuart Wildman will explore the often forgotten story of nursing at home during the First World War.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Free Property Investment Workshop

Robbie Fowler has built up an extensive property portfolio. Through well-advised and shrewd investments in modest properties, he has seen his property business go from strength to strength.

The Bloomsbury Hotel, London WC1B

Thu 9 Oct

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Hilton London Kensington, W11

Tue 7 Oct

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London SW1V

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 08444 156 750

  • 18:30 – 20:30

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 16 Oct

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:30 – 20:00

How To Build The Future: Lecture

Peter Thiel discusses new technologies in an event marking the publication of his latest book Zero To One: Notes On Start Ups, Or How To Build The Future.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Fri 26 Sep

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free, ticketed / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:00 – 19:30
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