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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'.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Book Group

New members welcome.

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Keighley

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01535 642323

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Thu 8 May

Phone for prices, phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

  • 18:30 – 20:00

South Lambeth Library, London SW8

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7926 0705

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Thu 15 May

Free / 020 7926 0705

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Thu 29 May

Free / 020 7926 0705

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

The British Magical Renaissance 1888-1910: Talk

Oxford University graduate PR Jennings discusses the ideas in his book WB Yeats And The Secret Masters Of The World, exploring the magical subcultures that flourished during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

Treadwell's, London WC1E

Mon 5 May

£7 / 020 7419 8507

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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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.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 20 Jul

£18 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Gala, Durham

Sat 26 Apr

£18 ( £16) / 0191 332 4041

  • 19:30

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

Main House

£16.50 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

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John Pilkington: A Balkan Adventure: Talk

Pilkington discusses his experiences of travelling the Balkan Mountains from Trieste to Istanbul over five months in 2013.

Hiltingbury Community Centre, Eastleigh

Fri 13 Jun

£6 / 023 8027 1609

  • 19:30

Alison Moore: Book Launch

The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted author discusses and signs copies of her book He Wants.

Waterstones, Nottingham

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0843 290 8525

  • 19:00

James Runcie: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Writer, script writer and filmmaker James Runcie introduces his newest book, the third in his Grantchester Mysteries, which is currently in development for a TV series.

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge

Wed 14 May

£6

  • 19:30 – 21:30

The East Surrey Regiment In The First World War: Talk

Ian Chatfield discusses the experiences and fate of the regiment during the conflict.

Kingston Museum, Kingston upon Thames

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 020 8547 6460

  • 19:00 – 20:00
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An Evening With Alan Johnson

The politician discusses his life and career from being a postman to the present day.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Wed 23 Apr

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30

An Evening With Jo Nesbo: Talk

The author of the Harry Hole crime fiction novels discusses the books and his thriller The Son.

Nottingham Playhouse

Wed 30 Apr

£11 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:45

Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

Promising music, drag, live art, performance and dancing until the drag queen is dead! Hosted by singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings, plus 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and performance and party fluffing from the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz, Shapeshifter and the flawless BANANAWOMAN! Punk-fuelled soundtrack and disco, house and electronica from the Dive resident DJs.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Sun 25 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

As the embers of Spring start to fade, let us lead you into the fiery depths of Hell with the usual devilishly-eclectic, anything-goes queer party – but with no school in the morning, hell yes!

With your infernal host: singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.

Sinful performance and party fluffing from Dive resident 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz and Shapeshifter.

Disco inferno, hot house and underworld electronica until 3am.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Barcelona Red

A performance exploring the psychology of fashion, inspired the clothing designs of Alexander McQueen. Includes post-performance analysis.

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 3 May

£5 / 0191 261 0505

  • 20:00

Dr Kazuo Inamori: Lecture

A talk by the Japanese philanthropist, entrepeneur and head of Japan Airlines.

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Fri 9 May

Phone for prices / 0870 750 0659

  • 18:00 – 20:00

An Evening With Jeffrey Archer: Talk

The author and former politician talks to art dealer Chris Beetles about his careers.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 13 Jul

£16–£19 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Westfield London Book Club

A talk on Evelyn Waugh's Scoop, about Lord Cooper the fictional newspaper magnate.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 020 7437 5660

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Word Play

Open mic night (five-minute slots) with acoustic music, poetry and prose, hosted by the Word Factory.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 7 May

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 4 Jun

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 2 Jul

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

James Bannon: Running with the Firm

Bannon talks about his new book Running with the Firm, telling tales about his mad life undercover.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 3 Jun

Soho Downstairs

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 25s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:00

Wed 4 Jun

Soho Downstairs

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 25s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:00

Thu 5 Jun

Soho Downstairs

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 25s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Jun

Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews: Ancient Baldock: Talk

A talk held as part of the Baldock Festival.

Baldock Town Hall

Mon 12 May

Phone for times

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Les Barker

Folky monologues, music, poems and parodies.

The Blue Anchor, Byfleet

Thu 5 Jun

£8 / 01932 346301

  • 19:30

Brent's Tavern, Faversham

Wed 18 Jun

£7–£8 / 01795 532 282

  • 20:00

Croydon Folk Club

Mon 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8660 5919

  • 19:30

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Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher

A performance by the poet and ex-English teacher who rose to prominence following a rap battle against a teenage grime artist.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 10 May

Studio Theatre

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

  • 20:00

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Fri 16 May

£14.50 (£13; Children £10 under 10s) / 01235 515144

  • 20:00

Derby Assembly Rooms

Fri 23 May

Darwin

£12 (£10) / 01332 255529

  • 20:00

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Pint Of Poetry

Listen to a performance of poems written by a variety of different poets and members of the group or perform some of your own.

Stamford Arts Centre

Wed 30 Apr

Cellar Bar

Free / 01780 763203

  • 20:00

Wed 28 May

Cellar Bar

Free / 01780 763203

  • 20:00
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