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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 20 Feb

£5 / 0131 558 8844

Oh Bondage! Up Yours! With Salena Godden, Kirsty Law & Band, Kevin Williamson, Graeme Hawley and Liz Cronin.

Fri 20 Mar

£5 / 0131 558 8844

Dance While The Sky Crashes Down, with RM Hubbert, Alan Bissett, Lynsey May, Elyssa Vulpes and the newly crowned Scottish Slam Champion.

Antonia Fraser at City Books Hove At The Royal Pavilion

Antonia Fraser in conversation with Kate Mosse at City Books Hove At The Royal Pavilion.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Thu 29 Jan

£10 ( £8) / 01273 290900

Gallery Talk: The Long March Of Pop

A discussion between Thomas Crow, author of 'The Long March of Pop', and Richard Cork, art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator about the rise and continued legacy of Pop in art music and design.

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Wed 4 Feb

£5 / 020 7811 3070

Hit The Ode

Live poetry readings, with some open mic slots available.

The Victoria, Birmingham

Thu 19 Feb

£5 / 0121 633 9439

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Robin Cousins 6 Degrees Of Gene Kelly

The ice-skater discusses his idol and role model through anecdotes and music and recalls how the entertainer helped shape his career and influenced his performances on ice and on stage.

The Pheasantry, London SW3

Thu 5 Feb


Dame Joan Plowright In conversation With Richard Digby Day: Talk

An opportunity to hear one of the great names of British theatre Dame Joan Plowright in conversation with the esteemed director Richard Digby Day.

Stamford Arts Centre

Thu 26 Mar

£20 (£19) / 01780 763203

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Harry Potter Book Night

A themed storytelling evening for all you wannabe witches and wizards.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Thu 5 Feb

£8 / 020 8561 8371

The Forum, Norwich

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 01603 727950

Waterstones, Leeds

Thu 5 Feb

£1 / 0113 244 4588

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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

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 21 Feb

£16 (£14) / 01332 255800

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1970s Style & Design: Talk

Author Dominic Lutyens talks about the importance of creative arts in the decade and how ideas are being used in 21st-century design trends.

Fashion And Textile Museum, London SE1

Thu 12 Feb

£15 inc drink; £12 teachers, inc drink / 020 7407 8664

The 2015 Outlook for Buy to Let in Peterborough

This workshop looks at what 2015 has in store for property investors based on economic growth, house prices and housing demand. Find out what returns you could achieve.

Peterborough Marriott Hotel

Wed 28 Jan


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21st Century Bohemian Style: Discussion

Learn what it means to be a bohemian in the 21st century.

Fashion And Textile Museum, London SE1

Thu 30 Apr

£15 adv booking required (£12 adv booking required) / 020 7407 8664

36 Years Of Nature Conservation: Lecture

Lecture providing a chance to discover more about biological recording and the application of data sets.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0845 608 0000

3rd Annual Floating LNG

The event will focus on current project updates and developments within the field.

Regents Park Marriott, London NW3

Wed 18 Feb

£1499 / 020 7722 7711

Thu 19 Feb

£1499 / 020 7722 7711


A celebration of poetry and spoken word hosted by Rob Casey with Mike Garry, Fay Roberts and Ben Lawrence, plus open mic.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Mon 16 Feb

£5; £3 open mic / 02380 671771

  • 19:00 451 Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

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

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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5 O'Clock Verses

StAnza’s final Five O’Clock Verses for 2015 brings together acclaimed poets from the US and the UK. Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former USSR and arrived in America in the early nineties, where his family was granted asylum. His collection ‘Dancing in Odessa’ received numerous honours and was translated into over a dozen…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

5×15 Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes Each

Five outstanding individuals tell of their lives, passions and inspirations featuring Joanna Trollope, Andrew Solomon, Tony Juniper and Helen MacDonald.

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Mon 23 Feb

£26.75 ( £16.05) / 020 7221 9700

5×15 Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes Each

Five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations, in an evening looking at the modern world and shame curated by Jon Ronson author of Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test and So You've Been Publicly Shamed (out March 2015).

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Mon 16 Mar

£26.75 ( £16.05) / 020 7221 9700

An A-Z Of The Beaney: Lecture

Canterbury Museums and Galleries' Learning Officer Martin Crowther talks about the museum's collections.

The Beaney, Canterbury

Thu 23 Apr

£6 ( £4) / 01227 378100

Ablutions Writing Workshop With Angie Street

A post-show investigation into ways of presenting gritty drama on the stage. Participants will create their own gritty world with gritty characters engaging in gritty dialogue. Suitable for anyone who needs a bit of grit in their writing.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Wed 1 Apr

£8–£20 / 01722 321744

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