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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, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

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Diane Von Furstenberg: Journey Of A Dress: Talk

Talk and book-signing with the designer about her 40 years as a groundbreaking designer and fashion icon and the dress that started it all.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Thu 6 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

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

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

WHSmith, Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

0161 834 8300

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Ian Stephen: Death and Fish

Ian Stephen weaves material from his new book Death and Fish with a collection of traditional stories.

McDonald Road Library, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5636

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 556 9579

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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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 553 1876

The End of Year Bash – line up TBC.

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

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

Library at GoMA Writers' Group

A weekly evening meet-up for local creative writers.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 6 Nov

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 13 Nov

Library at GoMA

Free / 0141 287 3050

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Mick Middles' Frank Sidebottom: Out Of His Head

Mick Middles and Mark Radcliffe come to the Portico Library for the launch of Mick Middles' new authorised biography on Chris Sievey. Books will be for sale on the evening by Chorlton Bookshop.

The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester

Thu 6 Nov

£8 (£5) / 0161 236 6785

Charles P Sharkey: Dark Loch Launch

The launch of Charles P Sharkey's debut novel, Dark Loch.

Sweeney's on the Park, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 632 6741

Gifted Children Or Pushy Parents?

Dr Clementine Beauvais talks about parenting practices that often result in child prodigies.

Faculty Of Education, Cambridge University

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01223 767 736

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


Poppy Fields Performence

A special performance in the Lighthouse Gallery, to run alongside the Poppy Fields exhibition which marks the centenary of the First World War in Poole.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Tue 11 Nov

£5.75 / 0844 406 8666

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The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2

Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible which is still in the cathedral where it was commissioned, doubtless by Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester 1129-71. This year the manuscript is being rebound in preparation for exhibition in New York and eventual installation in a new display gallery in Winchester…

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

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.

The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 22 Nov

£20 / 0191 454 1234

Dickens Book Group

A book club especially for those wanting to get their Dickens on. No previous Dickensian experience necessary, and new members are always welcome.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Wed 5 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Wed 12 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Wed 19 Nov

£3 / 01786 471917

This session's book is The Old Curiosity Shop

Doug Allan

Nature photographer Doug Allan gives an illustrated talk about his travels and experiences working on nature programmes.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Mon 24 Nov

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 665 2240

Discussing his latest book Freeze Frame – The Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman on Ice.

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 418141

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Pint Of Poetry

Listen to a performance of poems written by a variety of different poets and members of the group or perform some of your own.

Stamford Arts Centre

Wed 26 Nov

Cellar Bar

Free / 01780 763203

Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

50 Years Of Wexford: Talk

Literary talk with Ruth Rendell in conversation with Alison Joseph, chair of the Crime Writers' Association about her character, Chief Inspector Wexford, who features in 24 of Ruth Rendell's novels,

Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M

Thu 30 Oct

£12 (£10) / 020 7392 9200

Blackwell's Book Quiz

Test your literary credentials in teams of up to five members. Arrive early to secure a seat.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8201

Dr John Bevan: Book Launch

Launch of Dr John Bevan new book, Commander Crabb What Really Happened? with conversation and signing.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 08456 035 631

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