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Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

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

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 Sep

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

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

WH Smith, Glasgow

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 0141 204 0636

  • 12:00

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0115 947 0772

  • 12:00

WHSmith, Liverpool

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0151 709 3383

  • 12:00

Anatomy Minis

Variety show for families with babies and toddlers ages 0–3.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 12:00

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

  • 19:00
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An Evening With Simon Napier-Bell

An evening with legendary music manager of The Yardbirds, T.Rex, Marc Bolan, Japan, Wham! Simon Napier-Bell will be performing live at The New Rose to promote his brilliant new book Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay (the dodgy business of popular music).

The New Rose, London N1

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7226 1082

  • 19:00 – 23:30

The Arts & Humanities Festival 2014: Underground

A host of guests will give talks and performances as part of the festival. Highlights include author and IT Crowd actor Richard Ayoade discussing his latest film, comedian Rob Newman presenting his latest show, and theologian Dr Rowan Williams discussing excerpts from the four gospels.

King's College, London WC2R

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

  • 13:00 – 00:00
…and 7 more dates until 24 Oct

Book Club

An informal talk about the selected book of the month.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7437 5660

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 020 7364 4332

  • 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 28 Oct

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 9 Oct

Foyer Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

  • 18:30

Book Signing: Peter F. Hamilton

Sci-Fi author signs new hardback which is the first part of the Chronicle of Fallers, set in the same fictional Universe as his Void Trilogy.

Waterstones, Colchester

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 01206 561307

  • 13:00
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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 15 Oct

Gallery 13

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00

Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish)

HOWL(ish) is HOWL(ing) in progress. Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan present snippets of ideas for their epic poem for post referendum Scotland using beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal piece ‘HOWL’ as a basis.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

  • 20:10 – 20:30
…and 6 more dates until 11 Oct

Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club

Writers are invited to read their work at this weekly group meeting.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00
…and 11 more dates until 30 Dec

Flipside Family: Book Reading With Socorro Acioli

Family book reading in relation to the Brazilian themed festival Flipside.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sun 5 Oct

Free

  • 11:00

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

  • 13:00

Overgate, Dundee

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 16:30

Waterstones, London E14

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8209

  • 12:30

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Liability, Proportionality And The Number Of Aggressors: Talk

A talk with author of The Ethics Of Killing: Problems At The Margins Of Life And Killing In War, Jeff McMahan.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Poetry Market Place

If you're in the market for a poetic verse or two, then dig into the piggy bank to buy the pamphlets from poets of merit. This unique market place also features books and broadsheets.

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0845 166 6039

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Rich Dad Workshop

Learn to be Rich is a FREE 2-hour workshop from Rich Dad Education that puts the lessons of the best-selling Rich Dad Poor Dad book into action.

Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2B

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 020 7405 7811

  • 10:30

Stuart Hillard

The Great British Sewing Bee-finalist will be signing copies of Sew Fabulous: Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home.

Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 13:00
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WordPlay

Gallery-based writing sessions inspired by the works of Generation. All materials provided.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6410

  • 17:30 – 18:45

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6410

  • 17:30 – 18:45

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6410

  • 17:30 – 18:45

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths And The Arts: Lecture

Book launch supported by the publishers Bodley Head with a talk about mathematics and the arts. Refreshments are available.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7831 0575

  • 18:00

The Guildhall, Leicester

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0116 253 2569

  • 14:00

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 5 Nov

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

  • 13:15 – 14:00

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:15 – 19:30
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