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The British Magical Renaissance 1888-1910: Talk

Oxford University graduate PR Jennings discusses the ideas in his book WB Yeats And The Secret Masters Of The World, exploring the magical subcultures that flourished during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

Treadwell's, London WC1E

Mon 5 May

£7 / 020 7419 8507

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Show’N’Tell: Okavango

Luca Marazzi will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to find his object. Find out more about Luca's research on the diversity of life in one of Africa's largest wetlands, the Okavango delta.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Show'N'Tell: Mangroves

UCL PhD student Clare Duncan will be joining us to discuss her research on one of the planet's most ecologically and economically important habitats, mangroves.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher

A performance by the poet and ex-English teacher who rose to prominence following a rap battle against a teenage grime artist.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 10 May

Studio Theatre

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

  • 20:00

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Fri 16 May

£14.50 (£13; Children £10 under 10s) / 01235 515144

  • 20:00

Derby Assembly Rooms

Fri 23 May

Darwin

£12 (£10) / 01332 255529

  • 20:00

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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.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 20 Jul

£18 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Gala, Durham

Sat 26 Apr

£18 ( £16) / 0191 332 4041

  • 19:30

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

Main House

£16.50 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

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Mike McGear McCartney: Sex, Drugs & Rock'N'Roll (I Wish!): Talk

The performing artist, musician and rock photographer talks about his life and career.

The Cut, Halesworth

Sat 17 May

Phone for prices / 0845 673 2123

  • 19:30

The Elgiva, Chesham

Thu 22 May

£16 (£14) / 01494 582900

  • 20:00

Plaza, Stockport

Thu 1 May

£13–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:30

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Stuart Maconie: The People's Songs

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about his new book and epic radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Sat 31 May

£15 / 01793 614837

  • 20:00

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 17 May

£15 / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 7 Jun

£15 / 01539 725 133

  • 20:00

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An Evening With Gervase Phinn: Talk

An Evening with Gervase Phinn promises to leave the audience in stitches as he shares his hilarious tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Dubbed The James Herriot Of Schools this best-selling author, radio and TV personality offers a varied evenings entertainment. One of Britain's most popular…

Buxton Opera House

Fri 13 Jun

£16 / 01302 745716

  • 20:00

Gala, Durham

Wed 23 Apr

£15 / 01302 745716

  • 19:30

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

£17.50 / 01302 745716

  • 19:30

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Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 02392 737370

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Tettenhall Library, Wolverhampton

Sat 3 May

Free / 01902 556308

  • 10:30 – 12:30
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Iain Macwhirter: The Road to Referendum

The political columnist presents his new book, a companion to the three-part television series of the same name.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Over-18s only

£10 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 29 May

£10 (£8) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:00

Crofton Community Centre, Fareham

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01329 662821

  • 11:00

Fri 2 May

Phone for prices / 01329 662821

  • 11:00

Fri 9 May

Phone for prices / 01329 662821

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 May

Tyldesley Library, Manchester

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01942 404738

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 01942 404738

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Otter Feeding And Talk

Meet Escot's own family of otters and learn more about their habits, as well as watching them feed.

Aquarium Of The Lakes, Newby Bridge

Mon 21 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 10:30
  • 15:00

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 10:30
  • 15:00

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 10:30
  • 15:00
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary

Mon 21 Apr

Phone for prices / 0871 220 0260

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 0871 220 0260

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 0871 220 0260

  • 11:00
  • 15:00
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 2 May

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 27 Apr

£15 / 01392 665938

  • 19:30

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sat 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

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Paul Richards: Getting Lost In My Hometown

Anecdotal humour from the Edinburgh Fringe veteran as he tells the story about how moving back to his old town left him feeling bewildered.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Mon 7 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

Tue 6 May

£5 / 0113 262 6777

  • 20:00
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Sir Andrew Motion: The Customs House

The English poet, novelist, biographer and former poet laureate reads from the selection of poems The Custom House as well as The Cinder Path, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award For New Work In Poetry.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Wed 25 Jun

£10 / 02392 828282

  • 20:00

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Mon 7 Jul

£15 in advance; £17.50 on the door / 01373 465949

  • 20:00

Illicit Ink Underground

Illicit Ink keeps things dark and playful at this bimonthly, themed writers' performance night.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£5 (£3) / 0131 558 8844

More sinister stories on the Illicit Ink stage under the theme 'Word Games'.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ discusses his controversial life and career.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£12

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Thu 29 May

£10 (£14) / 01278 422700

  • 20:00

An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 8 Oct

£17.50–£21 / 0191 261 2606

  • 19:30

Towngate Theatre, Basildon

Wed 17 Sep

£19.50 / 01268 465465

  • 19:30

Gaie Sebold: Book Signing

The author signs copies of her latest book, Shanghai Sparrow, a tale of espionage, warring empires and thrilling exploits with a dynamic heroine, which takes Steampunk out of England and into the Far East.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Thu 8 May

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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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 13 May

Over-14s only

£6 / 0131 556 9579

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Tue 10 Jun

Over-14s only

£6 / 0131 556 9579

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Morecambe Bay Talks

Discover a variety of species including cod, pollock, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse and turbot which inhabit the Bay.

Aquarium Of The Lakes, Newby Bridge

Mon 21 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 11:30
  • 13:45

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 11:30
  • 13:45

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 01539 530153

  • 11:30
  • 13:45
…and 38 more dates until 31 May

Grub Markets Crawls

Sample architecture, food and local history in the walk around three London markets with Sandra Shevey.

Various Venues, London E1

Mon 21 Apr

£25 excl fares, book by emailing sandra_shevey@yahoo.com

  • 11:00

Tue 22 Apr

£25 excl fares, book by emailing sandra_shevey@yahoo.com

  • 11:00

Wed 23 Apr

£25 excl fares, book by emailing sandra_shevey@yahoo.com

  • 11:00
…and 429 more dates until 26 Jun 2015

Spring Lamb Talks

Learn about rearing sheep and how they are essential to the estate.

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

Mon 21 Apr

Free, plus admission £8.80, child £4.45, family £13.90 & £22.70 / 01271 850296

  • 15:00 – 15:30

A Squash And A Squeeze: Sharing Stories With Julia Donaldson

Interactive installations and drawings providing an insight into how the former Children's Laureate wrote modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Troll.

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Mon 21 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Tue 22 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Wed 23 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00
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