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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 28 Sep

£30.50 / 0844 871 3024

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Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 22 Oct

Theatre

£18.50 / 01970 623 232

  • 19:30

Burnley Mechanics

Sat 25 Oct

£18.50 (£16.50) / 01282 664400

  • 19:30

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Fri 10 Oct

£18.50 / 08456 128128

  • 20:00

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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.

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

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Gareth Thomas: Proud

The Welsh rugby star talks about his memoirs.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£12 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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

Hollie McNish

A performance by the poet and spoken word artist.

Gorilla, Manchester

Fri 17 Oct

£10 / 0161 407 0301

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Sat 18 Oct

£12.50 / 020 7527 2000

Komedia, Bath

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 0845 293 8480

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The Queen's Knickers

  • Directed by: Lee Lyford
  • Written by: John Biddle

This storytelling session is Nicholas Allan's The Queen's Knickers which ponders what Her Maj wears under her fancy dresses and jackets. Fancy dress optional.

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Tue 14 Oct

£11 (£10; £8; £30) / 01271 327357

  • 17:30

Redbridge Drama Centre, London E18

Thu 2 Oct

Lovegrove Theatre

£10 (£8; £6) / 020 8504 5451

  • 17:00
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Masala Mix: An Evening with Hardeep Singh Kohli

Spice up your senses, as author and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli hosts a fabulous evening of Indian entertainment. With music from rising star DJ Ritu, live performance from Akademi South Asian Dance UK and a menu inspired by Carolyn and Chris Caldicott’s exotic and imaginative new cookbook Bombay Lunchbox.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Fri 10 Oct

£50

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Neruda With David Soul

Performance based on Neruda's life accompanied by guitarist Hugh Burns and followed by a Q&A with David and renowned biographer Adam Feinstein, author of Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Studio

£15–£35 / 0844 264 2140

  • 20:00

Antony Beevor: A Major New History Of The Second World War

International bestselling author and multi-award winning military historian Antony Beevor discusses his latest book, The Second World War.

Michael Croft Theatre, London SE22

Thu 9 Oct

£10 (Children £8) / 020 8557 1541

  • 19:30

Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 556 9579

This month, it's storyteller John Wheeler with 'Promises, Pacts and Careless Oaths'.

  • 19:30

Launch of Singing for Inanna

Poems in English and Arabic with a musical accompaniment.

Keats House, London NW3

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Man Booker Evening 2014

Panellists each give their view on one of the short-listed books with light-hearted audience participation encouraged.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Thu 9 Oct

Johnson Studio

£5 adv booking is required / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

The 2014 Wellcome Book Prize

What are the challenges and pleasures of translating medicine and science onto the page? Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted authors Adam Rutherford (Creation), Emily Mayhew (Wounded) and Sarah Wise (Inconvenient People) discuss their books and reveal the fascinating and intriguing stories behind how they were researched…

The Salon, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£7

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Bar 1:22, Huddersfield

Tue 23 Sep

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 30 Sep

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

The Met, Abertillery

Fri 3 Oct

£2 / 01495 322510

  • 19:00

Bob Harris: Talk

The radio broadcaster and presenter talks about the workings and the future of the global music industry.

Queen's University Belfast

Thu 23 Oct

£10 (£8) / 028 9033 5252

  • 20:30

Chris And Ken: The Railway Men

Talk by Ken Issit & Chris Bates giving an insight into the life of a footplateman in the later years of steam locomotives. Their entertaining tales from the world of steam make for an enjoyable evening.

Clarendon Park Congregational Church, Leicester

Fri 26 Sep

£5

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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Early Music Wells: Saint Cecilia Concert By Candlelight: Tallis, Byrd, Bach, Josquin, Victoria, Dunstable

  • Written by: Dunstable

Opus Anglicanum performs music by Josquin, Dunstable, Victoria, Byrd, Bach and Tallis, plus poetry by George Herbert.

Wells Cathedral

Sat 22 Nov

£12 / 01749 674483

  • 19:00

The End Festival 2014

Across seven venues in the Crouch End area, a host of local and international underground bands will be performing, as well a mini-conference featuring guest speakers, international delegates and members from The Local, will be appearing. Among the bands are O'Hooley & Tidow, Amor De Dias, Eliza Shaddad, Billy…

Downstairs At The King's Head, London N8

Fri 21 Nov

£15 / 020 8340 1028

  • 19:00

Earl Haig Hall, London N8

Sun 23 Nov

£15

  • 21:00

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

Hayward Preview: Mirrorcity: Talk

Artists Tim Etchells and Lindsay Seers discuss Hayward Gallery's new exhibition, Mirrorcity, which brings together art informed by science-fiction, the emergence of new speculative philosophies and the effects of the internet on our lives. The artists also talk about their work in relation to the exhibition's main themes…

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 10 Oct

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

  • 19:45
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