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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.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

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Guardian Reader Event With David Mitchell

Join the bestselling author for the first UK event for his brand new novel The Bone Clocks.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 3 Sep

£20 / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean: The Great Book of Skye

Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean launch their work, The Great Book of Skye. Compiled almost entirely from original sources and research, this is a comprehensive study of the famous Scottish isle.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Thu 4 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01478 613750

Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Greg Moodie: Versus the Union

Cartoonist Greg Moodie launches his new book, * Greg Moodie Versus the Union*. Plus a special appearance from Lady Alba.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free (Q&A is ticketed) / 0141 204 2372

MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime and more.Guest of honour is anime director Shingo Natsume.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

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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Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 22 Oct

Theatre

£18.50 / 01970 623 232

  • 19:30

Buxton Opera House

Thu 18 Sep

£18.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Fri 10 Oct

£18.50 / 08456 128128

  • 20:00

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SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Sat 20 Sep

Pay what you can

Guided tour for blind visitors.

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

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An Evening With Cassandra Clare And Holly Black

The author of The Mortal Instruments series is joined by Holly Black, award-winning author of the Spiderwick series, to discuss their jointly written book Magisterium: The Iron Trial.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 7 Oct

£6; £16 inc copy of magisterium / 0151 709 9820

  • 18:30

Waterstones, Manchester

Tue 16 Sep

£6 (£4) / 0161 832 8563

  • 18:30

Guardian Reader Event With Naomi Klein

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She will be in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

£20; £31.50 inc/ copy of the book

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Luminate Poetry Slam Workshop

Get your feet wet at this intro to slamming. Booking is essential.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 668 8066

Part of Luminate.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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.

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 31 Oct

£16.50 (£15) / 01293 553636

  • 19:30

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 5 Oct

Studio

£6 (Children £4 under 16s) / 01527 577330

  • 14:00

Andrew Davies and Bryan McLaughlin: Glasgow Gangsters

Learn more about an intriguing time in Glasgow's history – back when it was renowned for its gang life, with former detective McLaughlin and crime historian Davies.

Stirling Highland Hotel

Sat 20 Sep

Academy Suite

£7.50 (£6.50) / 01786 475444

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Ban This Filth!

Bissett plays 'himself' telling stories from his own life, and Andrea Dworkin, one of the most controversial women in history, who has a few things to say to him.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 22 Sep

£7 (£6) / 01786 471917

Part of Stirling Fringe Festival.

  • 19:30
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Blackwell's Book Quiz

Test your literary credentials in teams of up to five members. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 622 8201

  • 18:30

Blinkbox Books Presents Clare Balding With Kate Mosse And Caitlin Moran

The popular broadcaster and television presenter will be in conversation with the co-founder of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Clare Mosse, discussing her forthcoming novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, and the journalist and writer Caitlin Moran.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sat 4 Oct

£45 includes 2 hardcover copies of the authors books and Clare's latest novel on ebook from blinkbox Books, booking required / 020 7730 4500

  • 19:30

Brigid Allen: Talk

Brigid Allen introduces her latest biography Peter Levi, Oxford Romantic. Levi was Oxford Professor Of Poetry from 1984 to 1989.

The Woodstock Bookshop

Mon 15 Sep

Phone for prices / 01993 812760

  • 19:00

Caesura

An eclectic and experimental night of poetry, performance and spoken word, held on the second Friday of each month.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

£5 (£4) / 07719 481092

  • 18:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

£5 / 07719 481092

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 07719 481092

  • 20:00 – 22:00

National Trust: Sudbury Hall & The National Museum Of Childhood, Ashbourne

Sat 13 Sep

£10 plus admission £13.50, child £6.75, family £20.25 & £33.75 / 01283 585337

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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