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Alison Moore: Book Launch

The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted author discusses and signs copies of her book He Wants.

Waterstones, Nottingham

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0843 290 8525

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

An Audience With Michael Portillo: Talk

The politician, TV documentary maker and steam railway enthusiast sheds light on his experiences and career, which includes a 13 year stint as Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate that ended with a controversial election defeat in 1997.

The Milton Rooms, Malton

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 01653 600048

  • 19:30

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sat 25 Oct

£19 / 01252 329155

  • 19:45

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Fri 19 Sep

£18 / 01202 885566

  • 19:30

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Conversations at The Mill: Girls Night Out

Four female authors share the secrets of their success.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Thu 16 Oct

£12 (£10) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00

Dr Simon Gage OBE: Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The EClub, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Simon as part of our Fringe series. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Simon joined the Edinburgh International Science Festival in…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Thu 21 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 15 Oct

£25; £22 theatre club / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Sun 7 Sep

£20 ( £18.50) / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 9 Oct

£22.50 / 01202 499199

  • 19:30

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LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Monty Don: Talk

The gardening writer and presenter talks about his life and work, including his travels to gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 31 Oct

£16.50 (£15) / 01293 553636

  • 19:30

Waqas Khan In Conversation: Talk

The Pakistani artist speaks to Salma Tuqan.

Drawing Room, London SE1

Thu 11 Dec

£7.50 (£5) / 020 7394 5657

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith’s events are always a good-natured riot. World-renowned for his many bestselling series, he (somehow) found time to write his recent novel, The Forever Girl. This Festival we celebrate the publication of Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party, look forward to the new Mma Ramotswe title, and find out more…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The award-winning author details his new novel The Bone Clocks. Spanning decades, the story follows the turbulent life of Holly Sykes.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 1 Sep

£10 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

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David Peace

Yorkshire-born David Peace’s writing took an exciting turn with GB84, his ambitious novelisation of events during the miners’ strike. Later, Peace turned to football, first with The Damned United, a re-imagining of Brian Clough’s brief tenure at Leeds United, and then with Red or Dead, based on Liverpool manager Bill…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 29 Sep

£16 / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Wed 6 Aug

£19.50 / 01260 223456

  • 19:30

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scRibble Creative Writing Group

Read and share a variety of written creative pieces and gain constructive feedback from other members to help install confidence within writing.

The Continental, Preston

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 01772 499425

  • 19:15 – 21:15
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100 Days To Victory: How The Great War Was Fought & Won 1914-1918: Talk

Military historian and broadcaster Saul David talks about the events of key days of the conflict and how they contributed to its outcome.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Mon 15 Sep

£12 / 020 8457 5000

  • 20:30 – 21:30

1914: Goodbye To All That: Talk

Lavinia Greenlaw, Erwin Mortier, Kamila Shamsie, Ali Smith and Ales Steger discuss the loss of literary innocence or ideals and the question of artistic freedom.

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 28 Jul

Conference Centre

£5–£8 adv booking required (£6 adv booking required) / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 20:00

2014 Man Booker Prize Readings

An event featuring readings and conversations about the books shortlisted for the world's most important literary award, The Man Booker Prize.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 13 Oct

Royal Festival Hall

£10–£20 (£5–£10) / 0844 875 0073

  • 19:30

5×15 Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes Each: Melvyn Bragg, Sophie Hannah And Joe Klein

The speakers tell of their lives, passions and inspirations, unscripted and for fifteen minutes only.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 17 Sep

£29–£32 / 020 7591 3000

5x15: David Peace in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Novelist David Peace speaks about his most recent book, Red or Dead, and more with cultural critic Mark Lawson.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Tue 19 Aug

£15 (£12) / 020 3468 5670

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5x15: David Peace In Conversation With Mark Lawson

Acclaimed novelist David Peace is in conversation with cultural critic and broadcaster Mark Lawson. Peace is one of Granta's Best Of Young British Novelists and recently wrote Red Or Dead.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Tue 19 Aug

£15 (£12) / 020 7702 2789

  • 19:30

'A Recipe For Storytelling' With Emma Shevah

Emma Shevah believes that story creation is like baking. Using story menus, recipes and props, you will generate your own ideas from your experience and imagination, and start to form them into a terrific tale, then and there. Suitable for ages 8+.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Sun 14 Sep

£3 / 020 8457 5000

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Absolutely Divine: Virginia Woolf And Charleston: Lecture

Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Curatorial Services for the Charleston Trust, explores the lives and work of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at Charleston and Woolf's responses to it.

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Thu 21 Aug

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

£6 (£5) / 020 7312 2463

  • 19:30

Bar 1:22, Huddersfield

Tue 29 Jul

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 12 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00
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Adam Stark:Talk

Computer scientist, musician and researcher Adam Stark discusses how new ideas in engineering and computer science research labs are making their way into the work of performing artists and musicians.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Fri 22 Aug

Studio

Free / 0844 482 8008

  • 17:00
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