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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 6 Oct

Free / 0131 622 8201

  • 18:00

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Balerno Library, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

  • 10:30

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

  • 10:30

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

  • 10:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Nov

Blackhall Library, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

  • 10:30

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

  • 10:30

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

  • 10:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Nov

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 10:30

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 14:15

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 10:30
…and 9 more dates until 11 Nov

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Book Launch & Signing: A Thousand Years Of Coventry's Pubs

The authors John Ashby, Fred Luckett and David McGrory and guests launch the book A Thousand Years Of Coventry's Pubs, which features 200 photographs and thorough research. Includes book signing.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Dreams Of London

Don't expect a stiff reading from behind a ledger! Explore the theme of dreams and watch Literature come to life through eccentric performances from intense, original works: The Road to London, Queer Poems and Ybo' and Other Lies.

The White Lion, London SW16

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 020 8677 3341

  • 19:00 – 20:30

History in the Pub

A new monthly event looking at all aspects of history with talks from academics, authors, journalists and interested laypersons. This event is open to all and is aimed at anyone with an interest in the past.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00
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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

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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Mindfulness for Depression: Theory and Practice

Public lecture exploring studies behind psychological methods of treatment in depression and how mindfulness may help.

Lasswade High School Centre

Thu 9 Oct

Free

Refreshments from 6.30pm

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Free, adv booking essential / 0116 225 4900

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Voices Of War

Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this story starts with the voices of WW1, including poets Sassoon and Owen and their pioneering psychiatrist Capt WHR Rivers, and uncovers their lasting legacy on how we work with today’s veterans. Wi

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 9846

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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

Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club

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

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 22:00
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Edinburgh Gay Men's Book Group

A book club for gents with a lust for reading. All types of books considered.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Emily Dodd: Can’t Dance Cameron

Cameron the capercaillie can't dance, but his friend Hazel the is Squirrel things otherwise. For ages 3–6.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

Free but ticketed / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Frank Pudney: Talk

Exhibiting artist Frank Pudney discusses his painting People 69104. Suitable for adults.

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Tue 7 Oct

John Moores Painting Prize exhibition space

Free / 0151 478 4199

  • 10:00

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Free / 01382 223181

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Mackintosh Architecture Book Reading: Esther Freud – 'Mr Mac and Me'

Freud's latest novel Mr Mac and Me features Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 14:00 – 15:15
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Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Poet Carol Ann Duffy hosts the event where secondary school students who entered into the Routes Into Language East Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition present their works.

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Mon 20 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:30

The Pharmacy Show

An exciting opportunity to discuss mergers and acquisitions in the pharmacy sector with market leaders, BCMS, plus a talk from James Pugh, one of BCMS' most experienced deal leader in the pharmaceutical sector.

NEC, Birmingham

Sun 5 Oct

Free registration required / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free registration required / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Play Time

Get to know a different short play each time in this group for non-performing theatre lovers.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00 – 20:00

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 30 Oct

Old Theatre, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Renfrewshire Book Club

Local book club with a new read every month.

Renfrewshire House, Paisley

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 840 3667

  • 12:30 – 13:15
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