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Absent Voices: Sugar Archive

A collection of work featuring everything from paintings and photography to poetry and film, reflecting on Scotland and the sugar industry. The likes of Liz Lochhead, Alan Carlisle and Alastair Cook are just some of the artists involved in the collective.

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01475 715624

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01475 715624

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 01475 715624

…and 13 more dates until 20 Dec

Author Book Signings

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

WHSmith, Sheffield

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 12 more dates until 13 Dec

Germany’s Sense Of Itself And The World’s Sense Of Germany: Panel Discussion

The panel will explore how Germany's sense of itself and the world's sense of Germany are changing, looking at its interventions in the Euro crisis and its new willingness to deploy its army abroad.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 23 Jan 2015

BP Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8; £8) / 020 7323 8181

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

Peter Ranscombe: Hare

Peter Ranscombe's debut novel follows William Hare's life after William Burke was hanged for murder in 1829.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Dec

Free / 0131 622 8218

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Bloomsbury Cooks Christmas Signing With Heston Blumenthal

The experimental chef and TV personality will discuss his unusual recipes and sign copies of his latest book, Historic Heston.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Fri 5 Dec

£5–£25

Jonny Woo's East London Lecture

Woo presents his newest performance piece which is in collaboration with writer/director Douglas Rintoul.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Sat 29 Nov

£12

Thu 4 Dec

£12

Fri 5 Dec

£12

Sat 6 Dec

£12

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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Inside/Out

Waverley Care, which provides support services for people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, organises this exhibition of words and images from their users.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
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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 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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The Portobello Poetry Circus

Wordsmithery from poets and spoken word performers, plus a few open mic slots.

Dalriada, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£3 / 0131 454 4500

Chris Packham: Talk

The naturalist and TV presenter gives an illustrated talk about our wildlife and conservation.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01202 499199

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Theatre

£15 / 0121 704 6962

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Tue 2 Dec

Gaiety Theatre

£19.89 / 01624 686801

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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Meet Chris Hadfield

Grab a signed copy of You Are Here from the astronaut.

Glasgow Science Centre

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0141 420 5000

Waterstones, London W1J

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 020 7851 2400

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0131 226 2666

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End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That Angel

The artist presents writings and performances that explore the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall : River Cottage Light & Easy: Healthy Recipes for Every Day

A talk and book-signing session with the award-winning chef and broadcaster who introduced us to the delights of cooking the River Cottage way.

Foyles, London WC2H

Wed 3 Dec

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

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Merlin

  • Written by: Ella Hickson (adaptation)

This world premiere production by Ella Hickson (Wendy and Peter, RSC) will combine exquisite storytelling with atmospheric folk music to convey the magic, mythology and wonder of the ancient Arthurian legends.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 29 Nov

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 13:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton
  • 17:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Tue 2 Dec

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton
…and 26 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Murder at The Fruitmarket Gallery

An evening of crime in the gallery. Hear readings from Tartan Noir author Doug Johnstone and enjoy live music alongside a private viewing of Canadian artist, Stan Douglas, whose use of technologies, narratives and realities both virtual and actual, examine the intersection of history and memory in evocative, mesmerising…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free tbc / 0131 225 2383

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Another Athens

An artistic exchange between artists and writers in Edinburgh and in Athens, Greece.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Book Club

An informal reading group.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01278 422700

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01278 422700

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Tue 2 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 8778 4109

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Wed 3 Dec

£4.50 inc a glass of wine / 01628 788997

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Book Club Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

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Café Voices

A relaxed session of oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Dec

£5 / 0131 556 9579

'Midwinter Tales' with author Donald Smith.

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Café Voices Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

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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