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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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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.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 07989 508436

What difference does it make? With Don Paterson, Leo Condie, Rebecca Green, The Craic Where the Light Gets In, and Carly Brown.

Listen With Alexei: Author Event

Author, comedian and actor Alexei Sayle reads excerpts from his memoirs and short stories, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£13 (£11) / 01373 465949

Golden Hare Book Group

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

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 629 1396

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.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£17) / 01403 750 220

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£16 / 01392 665938

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18 / 01992 531500

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Inspire'd At The Audley Cellar Bar, Mayfair

TED talks meets stand up comedy, set in a 1920s speakeasy lounge, Inspire'd invites people to share their motivational, inspirational & humorous stories in an open mic format in a warm, friendly style atmosphere.

The Audley Cellar, London W1K

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 07956 585 421

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 2015

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01332 255800

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The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Jan 2015


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Wed 21 Jan 2015


Bishop Tim Thornton: The Church In Cornwall: Our Future Is In Our Past

Bishop Tim talks about the challenge faced by the institutional church, and reflects on our roots in Celtic Christianity. He will outline some hopeful signs for the Christian Church in the future.

The Poly, Falmouth

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10 (£8) / 01326 319 461

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 28 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 523 1100

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Extradition And The Erosion Of Human Rights: Panel Discussion

Prof Susan Marks chairs a discussion about the safeguards, or lack of them, in current UK-US extradition procedures. The speakers are human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, Prof Saskia Sassen and Prof Jeanne Theoharis.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

George The Poet

George Szirtes TS Eliot prize-winner 2005 and shortlisted 2009 is just the absolute bees knees. Kayo Chingonyi - With beat-style poetry about the likes of Sheffield and Roots Manuva, how could you resist? The MeMeMes - This Cardiff duo rather rock. Not just a little, but a lot. Anna Mae Selby - Returning to wordPLAY by…

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 0141 237 3235

The Haunt, Brighton

Wed 25 Feb 2015


Fri 27 Feb 2015


O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£8 / 0121 622 8250

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New Edinburgh Writers

This group do everything from writing exercises to reading new material at this weekly meeting.

Fountainbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

Quiet Open Mic

This calmer alternative to our late night Open Mic opportunities has proved very popular over the last few years. For all those lovers of a quieter ambience, come along to Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar with your own poems to read or just sit back with a good coffee to listen and enjoy a cornucopia of voices.

Zest, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar 2015


Presented in partnership with Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Talking Poetry

Explore poetry through recordings on vinyl, audiotape, CD, DVD and downloads from some of the great poetic voices, from Sylvia Plath to The Last Poets, Dylan Thomas to Carol Ann Duffy.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free, Booking required / 0151 702 5324

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free, Booking required / 0151 702 5324

Burns Night With Ian Buxton: Talk

The whisky writer gives an informal talk about the myths and legends of the drink.

Malvern Theatres

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£28 / 01684 892 277

Design Culture Salon 15: How Does Design Address Immobility In Our Society?: Panel Discussion

Bodies of the disabled, ill and elderly are difficult to find in design history, while contemporary design engages in idealised forms of engineering the urban mobile citizen. Can the enabling capacities of design be improved? A discussion chaired by Rob Imrie, Prof of Sociology, Goldsmiths, London.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 13 Mar 2015

The Clore Centre: Room 55

Free / 020 7942 2000

Edinburgh Creative Writers' Club

Creative writers of all stripes – poets, short story scribes, script writers, flash fiction junkies – are invited to discuss all things writing, from procuring an agent to overcoming writer's block.

Monboddo Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 221 5555

Festival Launch

Our special guest speaker for 2015 joins singer Kirsty Law, and poets Glyn Maxwell, Sheenagh Pugh and Shara McCullum who each offer a poem for the official festival launch. Meet this year’s Poet in Residence, Clare Mulley, and our Artist in Residence, Lucy Jones. There will also be music from the Edinburgh Mandolin &…

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Wed 4 Mar 2015


Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Multilingual Poetry Group

Regular poetry group meeting.

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

Peter May: Runaway

Peter May discusses his latest standalone novel, Runaway.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 242 8100

Picturing Inequality: The Potential For Social Change

Panel discussion looking at the themes explored in the London/ Pittsburgh exhibition by Mark Neville at the Alan Cristea Gallery, acting as a platform for a wider discussion about inequality within society. With Mark Neville, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Tim Newburn, Gwendolyn Sasse and Polly Toynbee.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Stuart Maconie: The People's Songs

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about his new book and epic radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 17 May 2015

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£16.50 ( £14.30) / 01422 845265

Tea Box Poetry Jam

A night of poetry, from beginners to experienced bards, with plenty of open mic opportunities. Email info@theteabox.co.uk to secure a spot in advance.

The Tea Box, Richmond

Mon 12 Jan 2015


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