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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

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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Festival Detours: John Osborne

Writer and poet John Osborne tells stories in the surroundings of Ross Sinclair's 20 Years of Real Life exhibition. Presented in partnership with The List.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£4 / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

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.

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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

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…and at 5 other places

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Juplicity

Off The Kerb Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Stand-up and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus appears as his word-slinging alter ego Porky the Poet, bringing a brand new hour of poetry and chat to the Jam House. This year his pencil is sharpened in the direction of religion, dieting, politics, hate, hipsters…

The Jam House, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

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

BBC: Poetry Slam 2014 - Grand Final

BBC Join us for the Grand Final of this year’s slam, presented by 2012-13 Scottish National Poetry Slam Champion, Kevin Cadwallender. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Chef

pop A gripping story of how one woman went from a haute cuisine head chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen. Sabrina Mahfouz's distinct, award-winning style and Jade Anouka's mesmerising performance make this an extraordinary new show. Leading us through her world of mouth-watering dishes and heartbreaking…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Big Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Clare Balding: Walking Home

Clare Balding talks about her latest book Walking Home.

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mon 15 Sep

£30.50 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Sun 21 Sep

£30.50 / 0870 060 6650

Douglas Newton & David Olusoga

Accounts of the First World War often portray it as a righteous conflict. Sydney-based professor of history Douglas Newton’s The Darkest Days presents an examination of the British Government’s ‘dishonesty and wilful belligerence’ in its choice for war. David Olusoga’s The World’s War presents eyewitness accounts from…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dr Robert Bond: Institute Of Physics: The Skylon Spaceplane: The Future Of Spaceflight: Lecture

A talk by Dr Bond, who is Corporate Programmes Director at Reaction Engines Ltd and worked for a number of years with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on the development of nuclear fusion and advanced spacecraft power and propulsion technologies.

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 01905 611427

  • 19:30

Eric Knowles Antique Antics

A mini Antiques Roadshow by the antiques expert who has graced the BBC's television and radio programmes for over 20 years. Illustrated with slides and anecdotal reminiscences.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Tue 2 Sep

£18.50 (£16.50) / 01872 262466

  • 19:30

Hand-Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

An evening of myth and modern tales, with Dumpling Dreams Theatre and Migration Project and Hua Dan, in celebration of the Night of the Moon Festival. Performed in English and Mandarin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

The Street

£3 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

The Street

£3 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Street

£3 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Les Barker

Folky monologues, music, poems and parodies.

Croydon Folk Club

Mon 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8660 5919

  • 19:30

The Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Sun 14 Dec

Phone for prices

  • 19:45 – 22:30

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Wed 24 Sep

£8.50 / 01785 254653

  • 19:30

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Scott Lynch Signing The Republic Of Thieves

Scott Lynch will be signing a selection of copies of The Republic of Thieves at Forbidden Planet London Megastore.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Whitstable Ghost Tour

Join the tour, which is an entertaining mix, of local legends and Haunted history of the town takes a leisurely stroll through the dark alleys and hidden parts of the town and lasts just over an hour.

Various Venues, Whitstable

Fri 1 Aug

£10

  • 20:00 – 21:30

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

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
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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

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Mon 22 Sep

£15–£25 / 020 7221 9700

Mon 20 Oct

£15–£25 / 020 7221 9700

Mon 17 Nov

£15–£25 / 020 7221 9700

Mon 1 Dec

prices vary / 020 7221 9700

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 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 12 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 19 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 26 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00
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