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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 553 1876

The End of Year Bash with Honeyblood (solo), Kirsty Logan, Loki with Becci Wallace, Duglas T Stewart (spoken word slot) and Moon Hop (DJ Whisky Stephen with FOUND).

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

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

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society Lecture: Alfred Russel Wallace And Natural Selection: The Real Story

The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society present a lecture by Dr George Beccaloni from The Natural History Museum on Alfred Russel Wallace and Natural Selection The Real Story.

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Mon 1 Dec

£3 ( £1) / 0116 225 4900

Alwyn James: The Malta Job

The launch of Alwyn James' new novel, The Malta Job.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3327

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Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank. Featuring Adam Stafford, CD Shade, Samuel Best, Hannah Fyfe, Stephen Watt and more.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk

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.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£17) / 01403 750 220

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£16 / 01392 665938

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18 / 01992 531500

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The XX Factor

Women vs men? Not that old chestnut again. Explore the growing divide between women vs women - that is, those who work and those who don't as Dr Alison Wolf explains the 'XX Factor': how working women are creating a new society unto themselves.

Trouble Club, London W1F

Thu 27 Nov


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

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

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

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01332 255800

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Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.


Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Wed 10 Dec

£6 / 01600 772467

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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

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

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


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Sat 29 Nov


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Owen Jones:Talk

The critically acclaimed author of Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class talks about his journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

Black Box, Belfast

Tue 13 Jan 2015


Chris Packham: Talk

The naturalist and TV presenter gives an illustrated talk about our wildlife and conservation.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01202 499199

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 16 Feb 2015


£15 / 0121 704 6962

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Tue 2 Dec

Gaiety Theatre

£19.89 / 01624 686801

Hammer And Tongue

Spoken word artists and poets perform their work.

Komedia Brighton

Thu 4 Dec

£7 (£5) / 08452 938480

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tue 9 Dec

£7 (£5) / 01865 263980

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Madam Scarlet's Speakeasy

In a world where poetry has been prohibited, admirers of ribald rhymes and soul-stirring stanzas must huddle together in 'speakeasies' - clandestine clubs with a cast of characters who will perform just for them. Get the secret password & join them!

Secret Venue, London SE11

Fri 28 Nov

£6; £10 cocktail included

Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On

Master baker Paul Hollywood cooks live on stage and shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 3 Dec

£31 / 01274 432000

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 30 Nov

£28.50 / 01256 844244

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sun 7 Dec

Concert Hall

£29.50 / 01438 363200

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SWC Christmas Party

A Christmas party with plenty of poetry. There's open recitals from the floor (with an emphasis on performance poetry and its influences), plus work from Chris Young, Liam McCormick, Calum Rodger and music from Indigo Cell.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

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

2|1|4|1 Members' Show

Member's show and end of year party from the artist-led collective: Alexander 'Twig' Champion, Brian Cheesewright, Catriona Meighan, Frances Lightbound, Jack Farrell, Kirsty Macleod, Kenneth Davidson, Lauren McGlaughlin, Rachael Gallacher, Rachel Sharpe, Rosie Roberts and Silja Strom.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

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The British Library, London NW1

Thu 27 Nov

£10 (£7; £8) / 0843 208 1144

Amy McAllister's Are You As Single As That Cream? Book Launch and Silly Singles' Night!

To celebrate the launch of her debut collection of poems and pick up lines, UK Anti-Slam Winner Amy McAllister hosts a silly singles' night for singletons and couples alike with kissing booths, horoscope mis-readings, comedy and live music.

The Star Of Kings, London N1

Mon 1 Dec

£10 / 020 7278 9708

Ticket price includes s a copy of Amy's debut collection of poems and pick up lines, Are You as Single as That Cream?

Andrew Motion: The Customs House

A show with Andrew Motion in which he reads from his work, answers questions and signs books. Motion is the writer of The Customs House, a collection of war poems. Recommended for children over the age of 12.

The Place, Bedford

Thu 11 Dec

£12.50 ( £10; £10; £7.50) / 01234 354321

An Audience With Mr Nice Howard Marks

A one-man stand-up cutting-edge comedy show by the scholar, smuggler, prisoner and scribe, respected as an international expert on the pros and cons for the legalisation of cannabis.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 30 Nov

£15 / 01332 255800

Ben Goldacre: I Think You'll Find it's A Bit More Complicated Than That: Talk

Join vanquisher of misinformation and self-confessed 'nerd evangelist' Ben Goldacre as he leads you through his latest book, I Think You'll Find it's A Bit More Complicated Than That, a new collection of the best journalistic articles from the author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma.

Foyles, London WC2H

Mon 8 Dec

The Auditorium

£5 / 020 7437 5660

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