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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

London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Sun 26 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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Robert Clough: Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism

Robert Clough discusses his book, Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Essex

Thu 30 Oct

01708 869175

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

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

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

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

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

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Indie Author Fair at the Chorleywood Lit Fest

Meet 40 writers at a pop-up bookshop showcasing the ground-breaking, genre-crossing, exciting world of indie publishing. Hear works read by the authors themselves. Join in with children's story time. Browse the books while having afternoon tea.

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Rickmansworth

Sun 16 Nov

Free

Phil Taylor: Staying Power – A Year in My Life

Darts man Phil 'The Power' Taylor signs copies of his new book, Staying Power – A Year in My Life.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 2666

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Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

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

Open Hearth

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

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

Wed 29 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Hosted by Andy Hunter, with Regina Sommer, Giovanna Conforto, Ana Sofia Paiva, Stuart McHardy and George Macpherson.

  • 20:00 Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

  • 00:00 (Thursday morning) Open Hearth Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
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Seeds of Thought

Diverse live performance and spoken word night, including everything from traditional African 'mbira' music to comedy, dramatic sketches and visual presentations. Open mic for those who want to share in the easy-going spirit of the evening. Ages 18+.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

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.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

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Tales of a Granny

Storytelling sessions designed to introduce under 5s, parents and carers to the riches of Scotland’s story.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Over-3s only

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy

Director Nick Murphy and writer/funny man Chris O'Dowd discuss their new book, Moone Boy.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Tue 28 Oct

£6 entry and a copy of the book (Entry only £3) / 020 8670 1920

David Starkey: Talk

A talk and book signing from the author, David Starkey.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 503333

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15.90 / 0844 871 3024

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

Cathie Devitt: Don't Drink & Fly

Glasgow writer Cathie Devitt launches the first novella in a trilogy about the hectic life of Bernice, a witch living in Glasgow who likes red wine and has a hapless love life.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

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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

Tue 11 Nov

£85–£175 / 0191 261 1103

Down at the Farm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck shares some animal tales amid the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 337 4202

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

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Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01592 583302

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01592 583302

Alnwick Playhouse

Sun 26 Oct

£11 (£10; Children £8; £8) / 01665 510785

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Thu 13 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 01635 244246

Fri 14 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 01635 244246

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The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 22 Nov

£20 / 0191 454 1234

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