Late night events, Books

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LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Chutney Exhibition Presents: Knife Whimsy

They promise the apotheosis of Fred Durst, so you probably don't want to miss this.

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 21:05

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 21:05

Mon 4 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 21:05
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

An Evening of Poetry with Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead introduces work from a host of top writers and performers.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

Victorian Bar

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 21:00

Sat 2 Aug

Victorian Bar

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 21:00

Bar 1:22, Huddersfield

Tue 29 Jul

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00

Tue 12 Aug

Phone for prices / 01484 480252

  • 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

An Audience With Robin Askwith

The actor and raconteur shares provocative tales of his life in film since 1968.

Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London N6

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 8340 3488

  • 21:15
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Be Kind to Yourself

Tim Clare / PBH's Free Fringe Stressed out? Self critical? Prone to sobbing in your underwear? Hyper-anxious stand-up poet Tim Clare can help. He returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of award-winning verse about fear, dolphins and the vomit-splattered road to self-acceptance. ‘Sublime … has the audience…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Charlie Adlard

2014 marks 10 years since Charlie Adlard became primary artist on The Walking Dead comic series, a post-apocalyptic horror story of humans fighting zombies. The comic has achieved phenomenal success with an array of spin-offs: an award-winning TV series, computer games, merchandise – and it has spawned a shamble of…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Commonwealth Poetry Slam

Cabaret duo Rally & Broad and present their Commonwealth Poetry Slam.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 29 Jul

Main Auditorium

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Heats. Part of Culture.

  • 21:15

Wed 30 Jul

Main Auditorium

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Final. Part of Culture.

  • 21:15

DIBI (Design It Build It) 2014

DIBI (Design It: Build It) is back!

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 10 Nov

£85–£175 / 0191 261 1103

  • 21:30 – 18:00

Tue 11 Nov

£85–£175 / 0191 261 1103

  • 21:30 – 18:00

Echoes and Shadows

An evening of candle-lit poetry about anything and everything. Listen as poets share their unique view on the world while you reflect on yours. What could be better after a busy day in August?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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From Up Here

A musical that explores time, change and the choices that shape the lives of five very different people whose paths cross in the most unlikely of ways.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Wed 30 Jul

£12 (£11) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00

Thu 31 Jul

£12 (£11) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00

Fri 1 Aug

£12 (£11) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

If Destroyed Still True

Storytelling show about youth, friendship and growing up, by Molly Naylor and Iain Ross.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Thu 24 Jul

£12 (£9) / 020 7223 2223

Fri 25 Jul

£12 (£9) / 020 7223 2223

Irvine Welsh

Funny, dirty and as offensive as ever, Irvine Welsh is back with another novel that exuberantly bares its backside to good taste. The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins is about two women who live in a Florida obsessed with body image and real estate. One is a foul-mouthed fitness trainer and the other an overweight client with…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

JHISS: Ross Martin: Talk

In light of the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, Ross Martin will be addressing the key issues facing the Scottish economy and the potential points of policy discontinuity represented by the referendum.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Thu 31 Jul

£7 / 02837 521821

  • 21:45

John Robb: Louder Than War

John Robb / Heroes (PWYW) The Membranes and Goldblade frontman. Award-winning music journalist (Nirvana's first UK interview) hosts an evening discussing punk rock, zen, the universe and why we are here. With guests from music, media, literature, comedy and science. As he tries to understand just why we listen to what…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Julian Cope

One of contemporary rock and pop’s true mavericks, the former leader of The Teardrop Explodes dazzles with his brilliance as he launches One Three One upon the reading public. It features an 80s musical genius who heads to Sardinia with one thing on his addled mind: to settle some scores. Today, Julian Cope joins us to…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Jura Unbound

A playful, powerful literary experience to launch our special Spoken Word programme, Babble On. This year's line-up includes Stanley Odd, Nasty Little Press, the Bookshop Band and more.

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

Glasgow’s Empire Café project. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

Author and comedian Viv Groskop. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

Reel Festivals presents Syria Speaks. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

Kevin Eldon

Faber and Faber is world famous for publishing the giants of poetry. Now, with My Prefect Cousin, Faber offers us the poems of cult (fictional) poet Paul Hamilton. His cousin, the renowned comedy actor Kevin Eldon, has pieced together Hamilton’s story, the man once described by the Poetic Literary Review as 'a diabolical…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Knife Whimsy

Ross McCleary and Andrew Blair / PBH's Free Fringe Chutney Exhibition presents Knife Whimsy: light-hearted apocalypses, the apotheosis of Fred Durst, the eternal battle between man and bus, all culminating in a linguistic battle between Robert Pattinson and Justin Bieber. Spoken word teetering on a knife edge. Whimsy.

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material

Elizabeth Aaron Elizabeth Aaron adapts cut scenes from her novel, deemed too outrageous by her publishers, into an absurdist stand-up set. Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material features witty illustrations that capture the hilarity/emotional detritus of Gen Y. Low Expectations has been described as Girls in…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£5 / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£5 / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£5 / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Nobody Walks to Edinburgh

Viv Goodings / Heroes (PWYW) Early June an unknown pedestrian leaves London on a quest for a story. Viv is determined to put things right… Left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 5 Aug

Northern Idyll: New Poetry and Fiction from Europe's Northern Islands

Poetry and fiction from contemporary northern voices, translated from Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Faroese, Icelandic and Norwegian. Tarfika Europe presents.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Wed 6 Aug

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Thu 7 Aug

£10 / 0131 560 1581

…and 3 more dates until 10 Aug

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Puzzle the Puzzle

Point View Art Association presents Made in Macao The poet dreams and writes in a corner, his soul flying beyond the confine imposed by the tiny squares of the Chinese manuscript paper. This object and movement theatre has toured bookshops in Asia and Europe. Created by Macao-based Taiwanese artist Hope Chiang, a…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 6

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 6

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 6

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Rebranding Beelzebub

Tim Ralphs / PBH's Free Fringe From Young Storyteller of the Year in 2007 to a British Award for Storytelling Excellence in 2012, Tim Ralphs is one of the most innovative talents on the UK storytelling scene. In Rebranding Beelzebub he shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs as he re-imagines traditional devil stories…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug