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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

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

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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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


Defending Human Rights In Russia: Panel Discussion

Prof Margot Light chairs a discussion on the many repressive laws introduced in Russia over the past two years. The speakers are Pavel Chikov, Dmitri Makarov and Roman Udot. Dr Mary McAuley is the Respondent.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

An Evening With Paul Muldoon

The distinguished Northern Irish poet, who has published over 30 collections, presents a reading. With music from Dominic Williams.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Thu 18 Dec

£5 (£3) / 0151 702 5324

John Cairney: The Importance of Being

Actor John Cairney chats his book, The Importance of Being.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 242 8100

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The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec


Wed 7 Jan 2015


Wed 14 Jan 2015


Wed 21 Jan 2015


Project V

The Ultimate Corporate Cycling Experience- pursuit of sporting and business excellence through the execution of marginal gains. The recognition that the team will outperform the individual.

One Canada Square, London E14

Thu 14 May 2015


  • 18:00 – 22:00 Project V One Canada Square, London

Spiritual Cafe

Discussion of topical and thought provoking spiritual issues.

The Gate, Cardiff

Tue 13 Jan 2015

The Gate Cafe Bar

Free, donations welcome / 029 2048 3344


Teabox's storytelling team offer up a monthly evening of unexpected tales for adults. Delivered in their classic quirky style the team share their experiences of laughter, love and adventure.

The Tea Box, Richmond

Fri 2 Jan 2015


Fri 6 Feb 2015


Fri 6 Mar 2015


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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

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5 O'Clock Verses

This year’s series of Five O’Clock Verses events will be opened by poets Anne Stevenson and Sheenagh Pugh. Anne Stevenson is an American-British poet. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, she has written literary criticism and essays. She gained a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded an Honorary…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

After Snowden: Panel Discussion

Prof Ronald J Diebert, Dr Gus Hossein, Prof Sir David Omand and Prof Ronald W Pruessen consider the implication of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

At The Coalface: Responsibility: Panel Discussion

Designers Sarah Gold and Paul Sohi, architect Alasdair Dixon, Janet Gunter from The Restart Project and Chris Howard from Mass Challenge talk about what responsibility means within the design world.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 21 Jan 2015

New Wing

£6 / 020 7845 4600

Better Growth, Better Climate: Cities And The New Climate Economy: Panel Discussion

This event, chaired by Fran Tonkiss, is structured around the results of LSE research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The speakers are Graham Floater and Philipp Rode; Dimitri Zenghelis responds.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Chris Packham: Talk

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

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 16 Feb 2015


£15 / 0121 704 6962

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An Evening With Sylvester Stallone: Talk

Actor, writer, producer and director Sylvester Stallone engages in an intimate talk to fans about his career from his breakthrough role as Rocky, to his recent releases.

Sheffield City Hall

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£45–£220 / 0114 278 9789

George The Poet

George Szirtes TS Eliot prize-winner 2005 and shortlisted 2009 is just the absolute bees knees. Kayo Chingonyi - With beat-style poetry about the likes of Sheffield and Roots Manuva, how could you resist? The MeMeMes - This Cardiff duo rather rock. Not just a little, but a lot. Anna Mae Selby - Returning to wordPLAY by…

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 0141 237 3235

The Haunt, Brighton

Wed 25 Feb 2015


Fri 27 Feb 2015


O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£8 / 0121 622 8250

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Inspire'd At The Audley Cellar Bar, Mayfair

TED talks meets stand up comedy, set in a 1920s speakeasy lounge, Inspire'd invites people to share their motivational, inspirational & humorous stories in an open mic format in a warm, friendly style atmosphere.

The Audley Cellar, London W1K

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

Is The Brain A Predictive Machine?: Discussion

An informed discussion which asks, is the world you are experiencing a mere forecast created by your brain?

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7955 6043

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

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

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

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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Peter Geoghegan: The People's Referendum

Peter Geoghegan's book on the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Oswald Street Bookshop, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0141 221 2216

RARA: Rhyme And Real Ale

Come along to a relaxed open mic event and read and listen to poetry.

Mackintosh Sports & Social Club, Cardiff

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 029 2049 4697

A Will For The Woods

A contemporary production about leaving a legacy and environmentalism, as a man prepares for his green burial.

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£10 / 01206 366000

A Winter's Night

Seasonal music, poetry and storytelling.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Sat 20 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

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