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Your Questions Discussed In The Light Of Spiritual Science: Talk

Discussion with Adrian Hotten about using the tool of the outlook of Anthroposophy to better understand what is really happening in the world around us.

Rudolf Steiner House, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 12 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 26 Nov

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Wed 10 Dec

£3.50 (£1) / 020 7723 4400

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

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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.

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

£16; £14 pensioners ( £14) / 01342 302000

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

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Who shot Bob Marley?

A night of Jamaican culture with Marlon James and Chris Salewicz.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7851 2400

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!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

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.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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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.

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 31 Oct

£16.50 (£15) / 01293 553636

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NaCOT – Poetry on the Border

A different line up of engaging, accessible and inspiring poets each time.

The Drill Hall, Chepstow

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01291 638807

Featuring Helen Dunmore and Pascale Petit

Open Hearth

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxing, traditional session.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Donald Smith, with Judy Turner, Neil Adam, Grace Taylor, Tusiata Avia and Bea Ferguson.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Bob Pegg, with Dennis Marita, Rhonna Marita and David Francis.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Margaret Bennett, with Gary West, Domhnall Uilleam Stiůbhart and James MacDonald Reid.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
…and 3 more dates until 2 Nov

The Affordable Art Fair 2014

More than 100 galleries from the UK and abroad showcase original paintings, prints, sculpture and photography by over 1100 artists, costing between £40 and £4000, plus talks, workshops and children's activities.

The Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11

Thu 23 Oct

£12 11.30am-5.30pm & 11am-6pm; £12 11.30am-5.30pm & 11am-6pm; £20 5.30pm-9.30pm; £12 advance; £12 11.30am-5.30pm & 11am-6pm; £12 11.30am-5.30pm…

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

QUAD, Derby

Tue 18 Nov

Phone for prices / 01332 290606

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey

Bob Kingdom plays Thomas in this acclaimed celebration of the Welsh poet's last great lecture tour. Originally directed by actor Antony Hopkins.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Thu 23 Oct

£15 ( £10) / 01256 844244

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Gay Byrne Live On Stage

The veteran broadcaster from Dublin talks about his career and some of his greatest interviews with senior clergy and Hollywood stars.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£20 / 028 6632 5440

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20 / 028 8224 7831

Len Goodman: Book Signing

Meet the dance instructor and TV star turned writer as he signs copies of his book Dancing Around Britain, which follows Len on a personal journey round Britain.

Waterstones, Bluewater West, Greenhithe

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01322 624831

Michel Faber: The Book of Strange New Things

The man behind Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White talks about his brand new book The Book of Strange New Things, a typically unpredictable tale of a man who goes on a dangerous journey with a Christian missionary.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Owen Jones: The Establishment

Owen Jones discusses his new book, The Establishment.

Chepstow Bookshop

Thu 13 Nov

£2 / 01291 625011

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Peter James

Peter James celebrates Want You Dead, the 10th book in his thrilling Roy Grace series. One of the UK's most treasured crime and thriller novelists, three of his Roy Grace novels went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at No 1.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Tue 28 Oct

£10 / 01903 206206

  • 19:00 – 21:30 Peter James Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Poejazzi

Music and spoken word night.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Tue 11 Nov

Elgar Room

£14.26 / 020 7589 8212

  • 20:00 Poejazzi Royal Albert Hall, London

Poetry Showcase

A prime evening of poetry.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

£5 / 0141 352 4900

Featuring Paul Farley, StAnza founder Brian Johnstone and Scottish Poetry Library programme manager JL Williams.

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

Sat 25 Oct

£7 (£5) / 07989 508436

With Sam Small.

Rally & Broad and the Scottish Poetry Library present Kate Tempest, with an introduction from Don Paterson.

Russell Brand

Brand talks about his ideas for a brighter world with The Guardians's Owen Jones. His latest book lays into government corruption, media fascists and the inevitability of revolution.

Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P

Thu 23 Oct

£25

The Waterfront, Greenock

Thu 23 Oct

£15 (£10) / 01475 732201

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