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Your Questions Discussed In The Light Of Spiritual Science: Talk

Discussion with Adrian Hotten about using the tool of the outlook of Anthroposophy to better understand what is really happening in the world around us.

Rudolf Steiner House, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 12 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 26 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 10 Dec

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

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

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

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

£16; £14 pensioners ( £14) / 01342 302000

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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The Power In Poetry

Spoken word artists, including Yusus Afari, share poetry, performances and anecdotes from Jamaica's culture.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£8; Family £20) / 0115 924 8630

Open Hearth

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxing, traditional session.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Bob Pegg, with Dennis Marita, Rhonna Marita and David Francis.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Margaret Bennett, with Gary West, Domhnall Uilleam Stiůbhart and James MacDonald Reid.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Andy Hunter, with Regina Sommer, Giovanna Conforto, Ana Sofia Paiva, Stuart McHardy and George Macpherson.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
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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 6 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

David Starkey: Talk

A talk and book signing from the author, David Starkey.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 503333

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15.90 / 0844 871 3024

Michel Faber: The Book of Strange New Things

The man behind Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White talks about his brand new book The Book of Strange New Things, a typically unpredictable tale of a man who goes on a dangerous journey with a Christian missionary.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Cathie Devitt: Don't Drink & Fly

Glasgow writer Cathie Devitt launches the first novella in a trilogy about the hectic life of Bernice, a witch living in Glasgow who likes red wine and has a hapless love life.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

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Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01592 583302

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01592 583302

Alnwick Playhouse

Sun 26 Oct

£11 (£10; Children £8; £8) / 01665 510785

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Thu 13 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 01635 244246

Fri 14 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 01635 244246

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Edinburgh Sci-Fi Book Group

Members take it in turns to pick the books up for discussion on the last Tuesday of the month.

Henderson's Shop & Deli, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6694

Horse-Drawn Halloween Rides

Enjoy an hour-long dray ride with just eight people on board. Huddle together as you listen to tales of highwaymen, ghosts and a Victorian murder.

Richmond Park

Thu 30 Oct

£48 / 020 8948 3209

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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Jonny Woo's East London Lecture

Woo presents his newest performance piece which is in collaboration with writer/director Douglas Rintoul.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Thu 27 Nov

£12

Fri 28 Nov

£12

Sat 29 Nov

£12

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Listen Softly London - A Yeti In Southwark!

A Yeti marches on Southwark for this Halloween spectacular presented by one of London's best spoken word and storytelling nights! Joined by writers from Litro magazine, a mythical and supernatural night will be had by all!

The Crown, London SE1

Mon 27 Oct

£4 / 020 7261 9524

Mick Middles' Frank Sidebottom: Out Of His Head

Mick Middles and Mark Radcliffe come to the Portico Library for the launch of Mick Middles' new authorised biography on Chris Sievey. Books will be for sale on the evening by Chorlton Bookshop.

The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester

Thu 6 Nov

£8 (£5) / 0161 236 6785

Strange Tales From The Darker Side (Over 14s)

An interactive evening as Dr Nicolas Grimoire reveals strange secrets from the past, relates weird stories from Leicester's criminal past and calls on the spirits of the long departed.

The Guildhall, Leicester

Fri 7 Nov

£9–£10 / 0116 253 2569

Floral Curiosity With Mig Kimpton: Talk

Themed talk, stories and traditions with the chance to appear on stage and the opportunity to take home one of Mig's designs.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Thu 27 Nov

£15 / 01295 279002

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James Naughtie: The Madness of July

Broadcaster, journalist, bee-keeper, music buff and now novelist, Naughtie discusses his new spy thriller The Madness of July.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 26 Oct

£5 (£3) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Jonathan Dimbleby: Destiny In The Desert

Join Jonathan Dimbleby for this enlightening exploration of his book Destiny in the Desert.

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£15.68–£16.80 / 01905 611427

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£15.50 (£13.50) / 01934 645544

Pocklington Arts Centre

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£14 / 01759 301547

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Ketel One Creative Talks At Sketch With Piergiorgio Robino And Ron Arad

This Autumn, sketch continues it's series of Ketel One Creative Talks; a monthly series of informal creative conversations, sponsored by Ketel One Vodka, which give insight into the minds of brilliant influencers from the design industry.

The Gallery At Sketch, London W1S

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 08707 704488

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0843 208 1144

Late Night Keats: Halloween With Daljit Nagra

Late night Halloween event at Keats House with gothic literature, music and a poetry open mic.

Keats House, London NW3

Fri 31 Oct

£8 includes free drink / 020 7332 3868

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