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Harry Potter Book Night

A themed storytelling evening for all you wannabe witches and wizards.

The Forum, Norwich

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 01603 727950

Waterstones, Chelmsford

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 01245 268737

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 0141 248 4814

Burns Night Poetry Grand Slam

Poets of every different style and genre perform their work and celebrate Burns' heritage. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 26 Jan

Free / 0131 623 3734

Design Culture Salon 15: How Does Design Address Immobility In Our Society?: Panel Discussion

Bodies of the disabled, ill and elderly are difficult to find in design history, while contemporary design engages in idealised forms of engineering the urban mobile citizen. Can the enabling capacities of design be improved? A discussion chaired by Rob Imrie, Prof of Sociology, Goldsmiths, London.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 13 Mar

The Clore Centre: Room 55

Free / 020 7942 2000

A Mischief of Makars with Stewart Conn, Christine De Luca and Jim Carruth

A live poetry reading held in collaboration with Mariscat Press, featuring work from acclaimed writers Stewart Conn, Christine De Luca and Jim Carruth.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Feb

Free / 0131 629 1396

Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible Dash Arts Launches Peter Pomerantsev’s New Book

Nothing is True Everything is Possible Dash Arts Launch Peter Pomerantsev's new book. With a talk featuring journalist Nick Cohen & live music Wednesday 4th February, 7.30pm Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Wed 4 Feb

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Peter Peri :Tom Overton On Bust Of Mr Thomas Dokepanol: Lecture

Tom Overton (independent / 2014-15 Henry Moore Institute Research Fellow) discusses Peter Peri's Bust Of Mr Thomas Dokepanol (c. 1940) as part of an ongoing lecture series highlighting sculptures from the Leeds Collections

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Wed 4 Mar

Seminar Room

Free / 0113 246 7467

Poetry Platform

Poetry and spoken word open mic session.

The Railway, Winchester

Tue 27 Jan

Free / 01962 867795

36 Years Of Nature Conservation: Lecture

Lecture providing a chance to discover more about biological recording and the application of data sets.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0845 608 0000

Andrew O'Hagan: The Illuminations

The author reads from his new novel, The Illuminations.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Feb

Free / 0131 229 2902

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 28 Jan

Free / 0131 523 1100

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Fearie Tales

Tales of the strange and supernatural.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Fri 13 Feb

Free / 01796 484626

Part of Winter Words.

Fri 20 Feb

Free / 01796 484626

Part of Winter Words.

Investor Protection In TTIP: Fading Democracy Or New Generation?: Lecture

Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp looks at how the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have recently become a big political issue. He discusses what can be learned from the resistance in terms of legal compatibility and ultimately of political acceptability.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 12 Feb

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Maggie Ritchie: Paris Kiss

Maggie Ritchie launches her novel, Paris Kiss.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 26 Feb

Free / 0141 248 4814

Poetry By Heart

Poetry recitation competition for students in schools and colleges.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tue 27 Jan

Free / 01865 263980

Taking The Mic

Morwenna Griffiths and Tim King host this evening where every performer gets a five minute slot to showcase his talent.

Exeter Phoenix

Wed 18 Feb

Free / 01392 667080

Thu 19 Feb

Free / 01392 667080

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 01392 667080

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WOW: Write On Writers

An open group writers who encourage others to write, critiquing work for publishing purposes, guest speakers and social events.

Morganstown Village Hall, Cardiff

Mon 9 Feb

Free / 029 2084 2995

The 2015 Outlook for Buy to Let in Peterborough

This workshop looks at what 2015 has in store for property investors based on economic growth, house prices and housing demand. Find out what returns you could achieve.

Peterborough Marriott Hotel

Wed 28 Jan


Accountability To Parliament: Lecture

Public lecture examining the role of the Public Accounts Committee, featuring Conservative Party MP Richard Bacon and visiting professor Tony Travers.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 24 Feb

Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

After Hours

Our ever popular free open-mic night with our compere Annette returns on the first Thursday of the month from February to December!

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
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Amit Chaudhuri And Deborah Levy In Conversation

Amit Chaudhuri will be in conversation with Booker shortlisted author Deborah Levy at Waterstone's Piccadilly.

Waterstones, London W1J

Tue 3 Feb

Free / 020 7851 2400

Anthony D'Offay And Jeremy Deller: Talk

Gallerist and collector d'Offay talks to curator Deller about the Love Is Enough exhibition and the experience of working with Andy Warhol.

Modern Art Oxford

Thu 5 Feb

Free, ticketed / 01865 722733

Are Welfare Programmes Just Keeping People Out Of Work? An Economist's Take On Benefits Street: Lecture

Dr Camille Landais looks at the latest research into the best ways of determining the optimal level of welfare provision and social insurance in developed economies. Chaired by Prof Wouter Den Haan.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 17 Feb

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Art Social: All the Kings Men: Dee King

Exhibition of photographic portraits of men who play key roles in our culture, and conversation with the artist.

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 01497 821762

Artist Talk: Andrew Morris

Andrew graduated from Swansea Metropolitan / University of Wales Trinity Saint David with a BA (Hons) in Photography in the Arts.

YMCA, Swansea

Thu 26 Feb

Free / 01792 516900

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