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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

Sat 25 Oct


Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

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

The Art And Science Of Acoustic Recording: Nikisch, Beethoven And The Wax Record: Panel Discussion

Amy Blier-Carruthers, Aleks Kolkowski and Robin O'Neill discuss the recent RCM re-enactment of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's landmark 1913 recording of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Thu 4 Dec

Free, ticketed / 020 7591 4300

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

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 2015

The Clore Centre: Room 55

Free / 020 7942 2000

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Hush Hour

Read books and drink cocktails – what more could you want?

The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 226 3976

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Hush Hour The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh

Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0843 208 1144

Borderlands And Boundaries: Forms Of Identity At The Frontier: Talk

Dr Sunil Purushottam, Dr Berenice Guyot-Rechard and Dr Jagjeet Lally discuss how geographical restrictions affect the people who live with in them.

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 354 790

Seeds of Thought

Diverse live performance and spoken word night, including everything from traditional African 'mbira' music to comedy, dramatic sketches and visual presentations. Open mic for those who want to share in the easy-going spirit of the evening. Ages 18+.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Stalin's Team: Lecture

Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick delivers a lecture discussing Stalin.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 11 Nov

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Storytelling Live, Sussex Folk Tales Michael O'Leary

Discover more about the hidden horrors of Sussex and learn about the thirty different names for the kind of mud you find under foot, with story-teller Michael O'Leary.

Waterstones, London W1J

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 7851 2400

Book Launch - Caboose

Sticky Books invite you to the Book launch of Caboose by Mark Howell.

The Victoria Inn, Doncaster

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01405 741 594

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

A Lecture By The Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic

Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic gives a lecture.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Mon 27 Oct

LSE campus

Free, ticketd / 020 7955 6043

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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 Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Voiceworks Alumni Concert

A showcase of new music for voice by composers, poets, instrumentalists and singers.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Wed 5 Nov

Free, ticketed / 020 7935 2141

Working In No Man’s Land: The ‘Brave’ Male Educator In The Early Years And Primary School Classroom

Simon Brownhill explores the real life experiences of men in the early years and primary school sectors, critically examining efforts to address the absence of male professionals who work with children (0-11).

Faculty Of Education, Cambridge University

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01223 767 736

Building for The Silver Screens of Belfast

A flavour of the days when over 40 cinemas were

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

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Daniel Gray

Join Daniel Gray as he takes you on a photographic journey he made with Alan McCredie. This is every day Scotland, captured at its most crucial point for 300 years.

Cumbernauld Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01236 618087

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Food Policy: Ethics For Your Kitchen And Beyond: Talk

Speakers Professor Luc Bovens, Elena Rivilla Lutterkort, and Duncan Williamson discuss the ethics and policy issues with today's food production and consumption.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 4 Nov

New Theatre, East Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

From Benares To Boston: Ananda Coomaraswamy As Collector And Curator

In a rare appearance, the world's foremost specialist in the arts of India, the Himalayas and South East Asia, Dr Pratapaditya Pal, will give a lecture at SOAS, University of London on 5 November 2014.

School Of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London, WC1H

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 020 7898 4686

Hallowe'en Extravaganza

Ghost stories and games galore this Halloween.

The Village Storytelling Centre, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 882 3025

Imre Kiralfy Of Earl’s Court - From Showman To Impresario: Talk

Author and academic Brendan Gregory will talk about the amazing work of Imre Kiralfy - the man responsible for many of West London's grand Victorian exhibitions, shedding light on the history of the Victorian Earl's Court exhibition centre.

Leighton House Museum, London W14

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7602 3316

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