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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 1 Sep

£10 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

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Shame

John Berkavitch Everyone has something they’re ashamed of. That thing you wish you hadn't done. That thing you will always regret. These moments add up and it's the mistakes of our past that make us who we are today. In this new work of spoken word hip-hop theatre, John Berkavitch is joined by some of the country’s…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Big Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind

Richard Wiseman / PBH's Free Fringe An interactive experience like no other as you take part in live mind-blowing experiments that will make you laugh, scream and gasp. There's no performer. It's just you and the unknown.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Fri 22 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 23 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 24 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Haruki Murakami: Book Signing

Haruki Murakami signs his latest book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage which is due to be released in August.

Waterstones, London W1J

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 020 7851 2400

  • 11:00

Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad

Sookie Stackhouse (aka True Blood) author Charlaine Harris introduces her latest novel, Midnight Crossroad, a tale of murder in the small town Midnight, Texas.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8218

  • 18:30

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 2 Sep

£4 (£3) / 0151 709 9820

  • 18:30
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An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 15 Oct

£25; £22 theatre club / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 8 Oct

£21 / 0191 261 2606

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Sun 7 Sep

£20 ( £18.50) / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

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Don't Tell Him Pike

Ian Lavender and Steven McNicoll …but maybe he will! Enjoy an afternoon with Ian 'Stupid Boy' Lavender in conversation with Edinburgh's Steven McNicoll. Dad's Army was Ian's first professional job and he found himself thrown into a group of some of the best and funniest actors in the business. Dad's Army became one of…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

The Bookshop Band. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

Literary confession and inspiration with Andy Miller. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0845 373 5888

Psychic medium Laars Head and his creator, EO Higgins. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Owen O’Neill: Red Noise

Owen O'Neill Red-headed fiery poet Owen O’Neill would like to meet affluent professional audiences with GSOH for an afternoon of bittersweet poetry and funny stories. ‘O’Neill is a master of the poetry performance because he is not only a poet, but also a stand-up comedian and actor, and uses these skills to great…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phil Kay: The Wholly Viable

Unpredictable stand-up and energetic improvisations as the stand-up launches his memoirs.

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré / PBH's Free Fringe Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

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

Fri 22 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

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

Sat 23 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

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

Sun 24 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

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

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 29 Sep

£16 / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

  • 14:30 – 16:00

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

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Monkey Poet: Shit Flinging

Veteran fringe performer returns, loaded…."Irreverent, fast, furious and fun. Not to be missed" ★★★★★ THREE WEEKS. "Uncaged wit and passion…the revolutionary figure Russell Brand could only dream of becoming" ★★★★ PUBLIC REVIEWS. "Sublime Genius" ★★★★ BROADWAY BABY

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Fri 22 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sat 23 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sun 24 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

The Moth

To celebrate the UK launch of their first book, which collects together 50 of their best stories, we invited The Moth, the legendary US storytelling organisation, to create a special one-off evening of stories inspired by our strand of events, Conversations with Ourselves. Join an eclectic cast of storytellers from around…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Waterstones, Manchester

Tue 16 Sep

£6 (£4) / 0161 832 8563

  • 18:30
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Liz Lochhead: Somethings Old, Somethings New

Liz Lochhead A retrospective of more than 45 years of poetry, lyrics, performance pieces, best of revue material and in character monologues by the current Makar aka National Poet of Scotland. Plus some bittersweet brand new stuff and bluesy, soulful sax from Steve Kettley. ‘An inspirational force in British poetry, a…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scotland’s ReferendumFest 2014

Luath Press Festival of Politics Fringe 18 September 2014. The most significant democratic event in Scotland’s history. The Independence Referendum. Yes or No. Whatever the outcome, a better Scotland is possible. What are the implications for the people of Scotland and the rest of the UK? Come along for sparky talks…

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Meeting Room

£3 / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Meeting Room

£3 / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

Sat 23 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

Haruki Murakami

When it first appeared in English in 1997, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle instantly established Haruki Murakami as a major figure in world literature. Involving a trademark mix of Tokyo urban landscapes and dream imagery, the novel remains one of the Japanese writer’s most brilliant literary achievements. Murakami discusses…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Hug a Thug

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Do you think the criminal justice system is a soft touch? Do you think that prisons make life too easy for criminals? Would you like to bring back hanging? Then this is for you! Through poetry and song, you will hear the stories of prisoners and victims, many of whom committed crimes from a…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Thu 21 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio 6

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio 6

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Chris Foote Wood Famous characters from the novels of Charles Dickens brought to life by author/actor Chris Foote Wood, Victoria Wood's brother. Animated readings, as done by Dickens himself.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hand-Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

An evening of myth and modern tales, with Dumpling Dreams Theatre and Migration Project and Hua Dan, in celebration of the Night of the Moon Festival. Performed in English and Mandarin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mary Beard: He-he-he! What Made the Ancient Romans Laugh?

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms Laughter takes us right to the heart of a civilisation. Mary Beard takes a look at Roman jokes, tickles and giggles and asks what they tell us about Roman culture, fears and anxieties. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may not be admitted. Age category: PG

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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