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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously: Talk

The explorer discusses his record-breaking experiences and expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 9 Jun

£20 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Fri 4 Jul

£30 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 13 Jun

£10–£18 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 12 Jun

£19 / 01722 434434

  • 19:30

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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Foggy And Whit: Givin It Gas: The 2014 UK Chat Show Tour

Carl and James will provide insight into today's world of racing, recall former glories and disasters, and discuss the burning issues of the day on and off-track.

Palace Theatre, Paignton

Wed 14 May

£20 / 01803 665800

  • 19:30

Benny Lewis: Fluent in 3 Months

The blogger talks about how anyone can learn any language without leaving their home, using a simple toolkit and the Internet.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 18:00

Ban This Filth!

Bissett plays 'himself' telling stories from his own life, and Andrea Dworkin, one of the most controversial women in history, who has a few things to say to him.

Burgh Hall, Dunoon

Thu 17 Apr

£6 / 01369 703302

  • 19:00

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01997 420124

The Future is Feminine

Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur and former dragon from Dragons Den, will share her perspective that the 'Future is Feminine'.

Hilton London Kensington, W11

Tue 29 Apr

£45

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Comic Book Babylon With Tim Pilcher

This is the candid, uncensored and utterly unofficial odyssey of one comic fan's quest to becoming the first British member of the DC editorial staff. Tim blows the lid off the debauchery and excess of the British comic book industry in the 90s.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Sat 17 May

£6

  • 18:00 – 19:00

An Evening With Alan Johnson

The politician discusses his life and career from being a postman to the present day.

Nottingham Playhouse

Tue 22 Apr

£11 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:45

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Wed 23 Apr

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30

Auld Reekie Readers

A new reading group for literary nuts and budding authors.

The City Café, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 28 Apr

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 5 May

£3.50 / 0131 220 0125

  • 18:00 – 20:00
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Laini Taylor: Author Event

The American young-adult fantasy author talks about and signs copies of her novel Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, the third and final book in the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy.

Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham

Thu 1 May

£3 / 0121 633 4353

  • 19:30

Leicester Riverside Speakers Club Meeting

Learning the skill of speaking in public.

Blaby Hotel, Leicester

Wed 14 May

Free / 0116 278 7898

  • 19:30 – 20:00

Wed 11 Jun

Free / 0116 278 7898

  • 19:30 – 20:00

Peter Ross: Daunderlust – Dispatches from Unreported Scotland

The Scotland on Sunday columnist releases a collections of his best pieces.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

Promising music, drag, live art, performance and dancing until the drag queen is dead! Hosted by singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings, plus 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and performance and party fluffing from the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz, Shapeshifter and the flawless BANANAWOMAN! Punk-fuelled soundtrack and disco, house and electronica from the Dive resident DJs.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Sun 25 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

As the embers of Spring start to fade, let us lead you into the fiery depths of Hell with the usual devilishly-eclectic, anything-goes queer party – but with no school in the morning, hell yes!

With your infernal host: singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.

Sinful performance and party fluffing from Dive resident 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz and Shapeshifter.

Disco inferno, hot house and underworld electronica until 3am.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Selina Todd: Author Event

The University Of Oxford lecturer talks about and reads excerpts from her book The People: The Rise And Fall Of The Working Class 1910-2010, with Dr David Clampin.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Thu 8 May

£3 ( £2) / 0151 709 9820

  • 19:00

Shore Poets

Regular local poetry meet, with readings of thought-provoking new verse and live music.

Henderson's @ St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0131 229 0212

It's Shore Poets' annual Open Night! Bring along a poem, and hope to grab one of the 12 open slots. Plus, the TS Eliot-prize shortlisted Alan Gillis is the evening's featured poet.

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Simon Wroe And Michael J Gibney: Talk

The two authors discuss their works on food, namely Gibney's Sous Chef: 24 Hours In The Kitchen and Wroe's Chop Chop.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 17 Apr

£5 ( £3) / 020 7851 2400

  • 18:30

The British Magical Renaissance 1888-1910: Talk

Oxford University graduate PR Jennings discusses the ideas in his book WB Yeats And The Secret Masters Of The World, exploring the magical subcultures that flourished during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

Treadwell's, London WC1E

Mon 5 May

£7 / 020 7419 8507

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Stroud Valleys Artspace

Wed 23 Apr

£5 per session / 01453 751440

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Wed 30 Apr

£5 per session / 01453 751440

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Crick Crack Club: Where the Bear Sleeps

Performance storytelling from Nick Hennessey, where listeners are transported into the deep, snow filled forests of the Finnish far North.

The Story Museum, Oxford

Thu 1 May

£12 (£10) / 01865 790050

  • 19:00

Treasure House / Beverley Art Gallery

Thu 2 Oct

Treasure House

£5 adv booking essential / 01482 392780

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Fri 3 Oct

Treasure House

£5 adv booking essential / 01482 392780

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Dr Kazuo Inamori: Lecture

A talk by the Japanese philanthropist, entrepeneur and head of Japan Airlines.

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Fri 9 May

Phone for prices / 0870 750 0659

  • 18:00 – 20:00
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