Evening events, Books

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The Joy Of Influence: Paul Mason on Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow

Paul Mason, more often found at Channel 4 News unravelling the miasma of our economic crises, will talk to Man Booker-winning novelist Anne Enright about Pynchon's chaotic modern masterpiece, Gravity's Rainbow.

King's College, London WC2R

Fri 26 Sep

£5 / 020 7836 5454

  • 18:30 – 19:30

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£2–£3

Writing, performance poetry and acoustic open mic session featuring Liz Cronin.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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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.

Anson Rooms, Bristol

Sat 18 Oct

£22.50

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Cameo Hotel, Ipswich

Thu 2 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01473 209 988

  • 19:30

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…and at 2 other places

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

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

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 29 Sep

£16 / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

  • 19:30

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Poetry Meets Art

Poetry and spoken word event raising awareness of the situation in the Congo but also featuring rap, spoken word, poetry quizzes, hip hop and music.

Passing Clouds, London E8

Tue 14 Oct

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Tue 11 Nov

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Tue 9 Dec

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30

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

  • 19:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 1 Oct

£17 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£17 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish)

HOWL(ish) is HOWL(ing) in progress. Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan present snippets of ideas for their epic poem for post referendum Scotland using beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal piece ‘HOWL’ as a basis.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30
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An Evening With Kevin Pietersen

The South African batsman will discuss his successful cricket career and read excerpts from his autobiography.

The Monastery, Manchester

Tue 7 Oct

£22

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Not About Heroes

  • Directed by: Caroline Clegg
  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

The unforgettable story of two of the finest Great War poets: Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Presented by Feelgood Theatre Company.

The Customs House, South Shields

Mon 29 Sep

£12; £19 inc meals (£11; £10) / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:45

Derby Assembly Rooms

Tue 21 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Tue 21 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

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Slavoj Zizek: The Myth Of Western Liberty: Talk

Controversial public intellectual Slavoj Zizek discusses the future of liberty, freedom and democracy and delivers his take on the world today.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 7 Oct

Royal Festival Hall

£10–£20 (£5–£10) / 0844 875 0073

  • 19:30

Afrika Ba Debate 2014

With guest speakers Professors Gus John and Ted Cantle.

Sussex Coast College, Hastings

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01424 442 222

  • 17:30 – 19:30

An Audience With Michael Portillo: Talk

The politician, TV documentary maker and steam railway enthusiast sheds light on his experiences and career, which includes a 13 year stint as Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate that ended with a controversial election defeat in 1997.

The Milton Rooms, Malton

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 01653 600048

  • 19:30

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sat 25 Oct

£19 / 01252 329155

  • 19:45

Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

Fri 3 Oct

£16 ( £15) / 01707 645005

  • 20:00
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An Evening With Boycott And Aggers: Talk

Cricket commentators Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew bring their hilarious stories and quick-fire wit to the stage to debate hot topics, as England rebuild their team, management and shattered confidence.

York Barbican

Thu 25 Sep

£25 / 0844 854 2757

  • 19:30

An Evening With Cassandra Clare And Holly Black

The author of The Mortal Instruments series is joined by Holly Black, award-winning author of the Spiderwick series, to discuss their jointly written book Magisterium: The Iron Trial.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 7 Oct

£6; £16 inc copy of magisterium / 0151 709 9820

  • 18:30

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!.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

  • 19:00

An Evening With Peter Thiel: Talk

Technology entrepreneur and co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel discusses his latest book Zero To One: Notes On Startups, Or How To Build The Future.

Kings Place, London N1

Thu 25 Sep

Hall Two

£12.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:00

An Evening With Simon Napier-Bell

An evening with legendary music manager of The Yardbirds, T.Rex, Marc Bolan, Japan, Wham! Simon Napier-Bell will be performing live at The New Rose to promote his brilliant new book Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay (the dodgy business of popular music).

The New Rose, London N1

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7226 1082

  • 19:00 – 23:30
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Jo Caulfield Presents … The Speakeasy

A relaxed evening featuring a diverse bill of artists (magicians, comedians, writers and more) telling true stories from the haunting to the hilarious live on stage, giving some unexpected insights into their worlds.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Oct

£6 / 0131 556 9579

  • 20:00

Tue 18 Nov

£6 / 0131 556 9579

  • 20:00

Tue 9 Dec

£6 / 0131 556 9579

  • 20:00

John Cleese: So, Anyway

The tallest and most senile of the Python crew shares his comedic perspective and his new book So, Anyway.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sun 21 Dec

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

G Live, Guildford

Wed 17 Dec

£30.50 / 0844 770 1797

  • 19:30

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£29.50 (inc. Book)

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

David's Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City

Mon 29 Sep

£20 inc cost of signed hardback book / 01462 684631

  • 19:30