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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously: Talk

The explorer discusses his record-breaking experiences and expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 9 Jun

£20 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Fri 4 Jul

£30 (£18) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 13 Jun

£10–£18 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 12 Jun

£19 / 01722 434434

  • 19:30

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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

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 20 Apr

£18 / 01383 602302

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 2 May

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 27 Apr

£15 / 01392 665938

  • 19:30

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Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl Tour

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women. Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 8 Jul

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7223 2223

  • 20:00

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 10 Jul

£21.50 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 11 Jul

£20 / 0131 529 6000

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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.

Ban This Filth!

Bissett plays 'himself' telling stories from his own life, and Andrea Dworkin, one of the most controversial women in history, who has a few things to say to him.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01997 420124

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

The RTP Downsized – Live

Celebrating the centenary of Robert Tressell's seminal working class novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', the RTP foundation presents an afternoon of live readings from Martin Chomsky's graphic novel 'The RTP Downsized.' The cast will feature award-winning Southside actors and a Q&A with the author. Directed…

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Wed 21 May

£3 / 2 concession Fringe HQ / 0141 636 6119

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 22:30
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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

World Book Night with Blackwell's

Blackwell's celebrates with readings and chat from a host of its favourite authors, including Jenni Fagan, John Burnside and Angela Jackson. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8222

  • 18:00

Barry McGovern Reads Samuel Beckett

Take in a selection Beckett's prose along with a few of his lesser-known poems, with Irish Beckett interpreter Barry McGovern delivering the readings.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£10–£12.50 / 0131 228 1404

Part of John Calder Festival.

  • 20:00 – 21:00

Norbury Theatre, Droitwich Spa

Thu 8 May

£10 (£9) / 01905 770154

  • 19:30

Fri 9 May

£10 (£9) / 01905 770154

  • 19:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (£9) / 01905 770154

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 17 May

Edinburgh Gay Men's Book Group

A book club for gents with a lust for reading. All types of books considered.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 28 May

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 25 Jun

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Foggy And Whit: Givin It Gas: The 2014 UK Chat Show Tour

Carl and James will provide insight into today's world of racing, recall former glories and disasters, and discuss the burning issues of the day on and off-track.

Palace Theatre, Paignton

Wed 14 May

£20 / 01803 665800

  • 19:30

Ben Watt: Romany and Tom

The musician, producer and author discusses his memoir Romany And Tom, about the lives of his parents in post-war Britain.

Brighton Dome

Wed 7 May

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

£10 / 01273 709709

  • 20:00

Henry Marsh: Talk

The documentary-maker discusses his memoir Do No Harm.

Daunt Books, Marylebone, London W1U

Tue 22 Apr

£8 / 020 7224 2295

  • 19:00

Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach: Arts of Independence

The pair talk about an important – but neglected – aspect of Scotland's bid for independence.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0131 623 3734

Part of TradFest.

Iain Martin: Making It Happen

The author discusses the RBS disaster, as detailed in his book Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£2 / 0131 226 2666

  • 18:00
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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 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

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 19 Apr

£17.50 / 01424 229111

EPIC Studios, Norwich

Sat 15 Nov

£27.50 adv / 01603 766400

  • 20:00

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Laini Taylor: Author Event

The American young-adult fantasy author talks about and signs copies of her novel Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, the third and final book in the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy.

Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham

Thu 1 May

£3 / 0121 633 4353

  • 19:30

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

Golden Hare Book Group

Get your book on with some fellow bibliophiles at this monthly book group.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1396

This month's read is Jamie Mason's Three Graves Full.

  • 18:30

Mon 26 May

Free / 0131 629 1396

  • 18:30

Mon 30 Jun

Free / 0131 629 1396

  • 18:30
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