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Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

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


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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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The Art And Science Of Acoustic Recording: Nikisch, Beethoven And The Wax Record: Panel Discussion

Amy Blier-Carruthers, Aleks Kolkowski and Robin O'Neill discuss the recent RCM re-enactment of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's landmark 1913 recording of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Thu 4 Dec

Free, ticketed / 020 7591 4300

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct


Sat 25 Oct


Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

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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

Harizanos And Bartok: Collaborations For Unaccompanied Violin: Bartok

  • Written by: Bartok

George Zacharias presents the premiere performances of five preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin by Nickos Harizanos. Composer and performer will discuss their creative collaboration in these works, each one of which explores different instrumental and compositional techniques.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

Recital Room

Free / 020 7873 7300

Ben Okri In Conversation

The award-winning author discusses his career with lecturer Tim Cribb.

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 330033

Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty

Author Anthony Horowitz talks about his new book Moriarty, set after the death of Sherlock Holmes.

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free (ticketed) / 0131 527 1600

City Showcase: Finding The Future

City Showcase announces 'Finding the Future' music seminar at Apple Store, Regent Street, London, 13-15 November 2014.

Apple Store, London W1B

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7153 9000

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Down at the Farm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck shares some animal tales amid the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 337 4202

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

Freemasons: Port Sunlight: Talk

This talk will tell the story of the Port Sunlight Lodges and William Hesketh Lever's personal involvement in Freemasonry.

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0151 478 4136

Borderlands And Boundaries: Forms Of Identity At The Frontier: Talk

Dr Sunil Purushottam, Dr Berenice Guyot-Rechard and Dr Jagjeet Lally discuss how geographical restrictions affect the people who live with in them.

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free, ticketed / 01223 354 790

A Climate Of Conspiracy: A Heated Debate

Professor David Runciman and Dr Alfred Moore discuss two different climate change conspiracies.

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01223 338 094

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Douglas Skelton: Crow Bait

Author Douglas Skelton on his new crime novel, Crow Bait.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

Stalin's Team: Lecture

Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick delivers a lecture discussing Stalin.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Tue 11 Nov

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Storytelling Live, Sussex Folk Tales Michael O'Leary

Discover more about the hidden horrors of Sussex and learn about the thirty different names for the kind of mud you find under foot, with story-teller Michael O'Leary.

Waterstones, London W1J

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 7851 2400

Allen Jones RA: The Curator’s View: Talk

Curator Edith Devaney leads an introductory tour of the first major UK retrospective of the celebrated British pop artist, Allen Jones.

Royal Academy Of Arts At 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S

Mon 17 Nov

Free, plus £8, OAP/disabled/Art Fund/NADFAS £7, NUS £5, ages 12-18/unwaged £4, disabled carer/under 12s free / 020 7300 8000

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Book Launch - Caboose

Sticky Books invite you to the Book launch of Caboose by Mark Howell.

The Victoria Inn, Doncaster

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01405 741 594

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

First World War Series: Nursing On The Home Front In The First World War

For the centenary of the first Zeppelin raid on London (19 January 1915), Stuart Wildman will explore the often forgotten story of nursing at home during the First World War.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Hallowtide National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Hallowtide National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Hallowtide National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton
…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Free, adv booking essential / 0116 225 4900

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Ron Athey: Talk New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester
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