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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

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

Hull New Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£20 / 01482 226655

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Listen With Alexei: Author Event

Author, comedian and actor Alexei Sayle reads excerpts from his memoirs and short stories, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£13 (£11) / 01373 465949

The London Modernist Literary Event

An afternoon of Mod related authors talking about their books and inspirations behind their work.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15 / 020 7258 2925

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

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17 (£15) / 0151 666 0000

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15 (£13) / 01476 406158

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Gay Byrne Live On Stage

The veteran broadcaster from Dublin talks about his career and some of his greatest interviews with senior clergy and Hollywood stars.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£20 / 028 6632 5440

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20 / 028 8224 7831

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3 Day MBA in Floating

Get to grips with floating LNG projects and technology in just three days.

Terrapinn Holdings, London EC1M

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£3145–£3845

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£3145–£3845

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£3145–£3845

Book Club

An informal reading group.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01278 422700

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£5 / 01296 424332

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Book Club Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Cambridge Storytellers: The Grateful And The Dead, By Ben Haggarty

The world-renowned Ben Haggarty recounts a fairy tale for grown-ups, and then converses with fellow storyteller Kevin Crossley Holland.

Cambridge Junction

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 (£8) / 01223 511511

An Evening of Murder with Dr Lucy Worsley

An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder. Dr Lucy Worsley is a BBC TV presenter, renowned historian and Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17 (£14.50; £14) / 01962 840440

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.

Bingley Arts Centre

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.50 / 01274 567983

The Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£20

With Mike Garry.

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

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The Real Stories Behind The Most Intriguing Cases Of Nazi Looted Art: Lecture

Speaker Shauna Isaac talks about some of the most famous works of art that were looted by the Germans during the Second World War, their provenance and the journeys from their wartime owners to where they are now, including Vincent van Gogh's Portrait Of Dr Gachet and Pablo Picasso's Portrait Of Angel Fernandez De Soto.

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£10 / 0121 414 7333

Stuart MacBride: Book Signing

The crime author signs copies of the next novel in his Logan McRae series, The Missing And The Dead.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 0151 709 9820

War Requiems: Remembering The Dead: Talk

Dr Timothy Bowers explores three very different incarnations by British composers of the traditional requiem form.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Free / 020 7873 7300

Andrew Motion - The Customs House

The Customs House is a stunning new collection from the former Poet Laureate. The book is in three sections, and opens with a sequence of war poems, Laurels and Donkeys, draws on soldiers' experiences from the World Wars, through to recent conflicts.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£8–£13 / 0115 846 7777

Christopher Brookmyre: Dead Girl Walking

Celebrating the launch of Christopher Brookmyre's new book, Dead Girl Walking, which sees the much-awaited return of the character Jack Parlabane.

The Caves, Edinburgh

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 557 8989

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George The Poet

George Szirtes TS Eliot prize-winner 2005 and shortlisted 2009 is just the absolute bees knees. Kayo Chingonyi - With beat-style poetry about the likes of Sheffield and Roots Manuva, how could you resist? The MeMeMes - This Cardiff duo rather rock. Not just a little, but a lot. Anna Mae Selby - Returning to wordPLAY by…

Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£5.50–£7.50 / 07809 444950

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 0141 237 3235

The Haunt, Brighton

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£8

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£8

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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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Multilingual Poetry Group

Regular poetry group meeting.

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

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Ofsted Criteria and Lesson Observation for Secondary Schools

A course to help Secondary Schools make sense of the latest 2014/15 Observation Criteria and to help ensure that their own observation judgments are in tune with Ofsted's current expectations.

Jury's Inn, Birmingham

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£275 / 01216 069 000

Thu 14 May 2015

£275 / 01216 069 000

Picture Of The Month: Talk

A member of staff gives a talk about a selected painting from the collection.

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0191 232 7734

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0191 232 7734

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 15 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free

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

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0845 271 0777

…and 2 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Winter Words Festival

The eleventh Winter Words Festival focuses on journalism and the outdoors, with BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner talking about the Middle East, and Kirsty Wark and James Naughtie discussing their recent novels. Huw Lewis-Jones gives an illustrated talk on Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition, and Alan Rowan…

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£0–£23.50 / 01796 484 626

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