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Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 13 more dates until 13 Dec

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

Absent Voices: Sugar Archive

A collection of work featuring everything from paintings and photography to poetry and film, reflecting on Scotland and the sugar industry. The likes of Liz Lochhead, Alan Carlisle and Alastair Cook are just some of the artists involved in the collective.

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01475 715624

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01475 715624

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 01475 715624

…and 13 more dates until 20 Dec

James Bowen: A Gift From Bob

James Bowen, author of A Gift From Bob stops by to sign some books.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 332 9105

Lauren Child: Book Signing

Lauren Child will be here at Waterstones Oxford signing copies of all her books but especially the new Ruby Redfort book Feel the Fear.

Waterstones, Oxford

Sat 13 Dec

Free / 01865 790212

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Beyond Endurance

An exhibition commemorating 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance sailed to Antarctica. On display is the personal collection of books and papers of expedition geologist Sir James Mann Wordie.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

…and 49 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 557 1050

Broth, Breid and Bannocks

Can’t Dance Cameron

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

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 28 Nov

Free tbc / 01383 739272

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Inside/Out

Waverley Care, which provides support services for people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, organises this exhibition of words and images from their users.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 11 more dates until 13 Dec

Seeds of Thought

Diverse live performance and spoken word night, including everything from traditional African 'mbira' music to comedy, dramatic sketches and visual presentations. Open mic for those who want to share in the easy-going spirit of the evening. Ages 18+.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

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SWC Christmas Party

A Christmas party with plenty of poetry. There's open recitals from the floor (with an emphasis on performance poetry and its influences), plus work from Chris Young, Liam McCormick, Calum Rodger and music from Indigo Cell.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

2|1|4|1 Members' Show

Member's show and end of year party from the artist-led collective: Alexander 'Twig' Champion, Brian Cheesewright, Catriona Meighan, Frances Lightbound, Jack Farrell, Kirsty Macleod, Kenneth Davidson, Lauren McGlaughlin, Rachael Gallacher, Rachel Sharpe, Rosie Roberts and Silja Strom.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Blackwell's Book Group

Share the reading experience with a group of fellow booklovers, with an evening of friendly discussion.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0131 622 8218

Reading Cider House Rules by John Irving

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 8218

Reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book Day

A selection of Scottish authors sell their books and participate in book readings and signings. Present are authors from a number of genres, such as entertainment, history, photography, poetry, comics and graphic novels. Guests include Judith Bowers and Louise Welsh.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 553 0840

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Book Day Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Dermot O'Leary: Book Signing

A chance to meet popular broadcaster, presenter and radio DJ Dermot O'Leary as he signs copies of his book The Soundtrack To My Life.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

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Holly Hagan: Book Signing

Geordie shore lass Holly signs her tell-all autobiography.

Waterstones, Belfast

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 0843 290 8143

Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon History

The editor of the news and current affairs magazine, Ian Hislop, is joined by other editorial team members, signing copies of the Private Eye Annual 2014 and Private Eye, A Cartoon History.

Selfridges, London W1A

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0800 123 400

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 7220 7882

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixes funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

Joseph Roberts: A Grocer of Distinction - A talk by Brian Johnson

Joseph Roberts became the largest wholesale grocer in the Midlands. Had he been born a hundred years later he would probably have opened a chain of supermarkets.

Leicester Adult Education College

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Lady Crabtree Talk

How To Grow Old Disgracefully.

St Martha Church, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01323 731451

St Saviour's And St Peter's Church, Eastbourne

Fri 5 Dec

Free

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Lucy Jones: Literary Edinburgh – Works on Paper

Collage portraits of buildings made using relevant texts and images.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 556 9579

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 556 9579

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Meet Chris Hadfield

Grab a signed copy of You Are Here from the astronaut.

Glasgow Science Centre

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0141 420 5000

Waterstones, London W1J

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 020 7851 2400

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 0131 226 2666

The Potter Trail

A tour of Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Dec

Free

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

…and 2 more dates until 21 Jan 2015

Storytelling: Legends of China

An afternoon of storytelling to transport you back to ancient China. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Writers Arcade: Writing On The Wall

Chris Goode leads a writing-for-performance workshop which looks at the wilder fringes of performance writing and alternative approaches to generating theatre scripts.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 01642 525199

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