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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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

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Waterstones, London W1J

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 020 7851 2400

Gino D'Acampo: Book Signing

The chef and media personality signs copies of his book A Taste of the Sun.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 19 more dates until 13 Dec

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

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Thu 27 Nov

£17 (£16) / 01656 815995

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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

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 22 Nov

£20 / 0191 454 1234

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.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

Alwyn James: The Malta Job

The launch of Alwyn James' new novel, The Malta Job.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3327

Dermot O'Leary: Book Signing

A chance to meet popular broadcaster, presenter and radio DJ Dermot O'Leary as he signs copies of his book The Soundtrack To My Life.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

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Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell: Talk

The restaurant critic examines our love affair with lousy reviews and reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he's ever had, looking at the worst reviews his own work has ever received, and invites the audience to give his performance a review in real time via Twitter. A hugely entertaining hour in…

Black Box, Belfast

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£8

Beyond Endurance: The Life and Works of Sir James Mann Wordie

One hundred years ago, Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ sailed to Antarctica and became stuck fast in the ice of the Weddell Sea. The story of the crew’s survival on the sea ice for months has become the stuff of legend. One of the crew members was Scottish geologist James Wordie, whose influence went on to change the face…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 623 3734

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Britten War Requiem

Ely Cathedral provides the majestic setting for the closing concert of the Festival: Britten's War Requiem. The massed choirs, orchestras and soloists perform movements of the Mass for the Dead interwoven with Wilfred Owen's poetry.

Ely Cathedral

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£32 / 01353 660349

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 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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Nobody Puts Hadley In The Corner

25 years after Dirty Dancing was made, the Guardian's star columnist Hadley Freeman revisits the film we all secretly love to explain why it was one of the most subversive films of the 1980s. With film clips and maybe even some watermelons.

Trouble Club, London W1F

Wed 10 Dec

£10

Facilities Management 20

Facilities Management is at the heart of the facilities industry.

NEC, Birmingham

Tue 24 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Jo Caulfield Presents … The Speakeasy

A relaxed evening featuring a diverse bill of artists (magicians, comedians, writers and more) telling true stories from the haunting to the hilarious live on stage, giving some unexpected insights into their worlds.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

£6 / 0131 556 9579

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Thu 11 Dec

£5 ( £2) / 01249 701628

Next Generation Poets 2014 Tour - Foyles, London

Join us at Foyles, Charing Cross Road for an evening celebrating the Next Generation Poets 2014. Featuring readings from Kate Tempest and Mark Waldron from the Next Generation Poets list, plus special guest poets Patience Agbabi and Warsan Shire.

Foyles, London WC2H

Wed 10 Dec

£5

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Pete Atkin

The lyrics and poetry of Clive James set to music.

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Fri 21 Nov

£12 / 01506 630085

  • 19:30 – 10:30 Pete Atkin Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Seven Stories Winter Wonderland

Join us for Christmas story favourites before heading down to the Seven Stories Cafe to enjoy a warm drink, a mince pie and a Christmas treat.

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Sign and Digital UK 2015

More than 180 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of products and services of interest to the sign-making, display solution and digital-printing communities.

NEC, Birmingham

Tue 24 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Free / 0121 780 4141

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence II

A review of the work of Alasdair Gray as seen through the prism of work by other artists, but also featuring a selection of pieces from Gray's personal archive.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 23 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 24 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

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