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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Hush Hour

Read books and drink cocktails – what more could you want?

The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 226 3976

  • 19:00 Hush Hour The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh

Multilingual Poetry Group

Regular poetry group meeting.

Idea Store Whitechapel, London E1

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7364 4332

How I Accidentally Became A Supervillain: Lecture

It started innocently, but using computers to store data and to track his morning commute soon led Dr Matthew Leeke to start plotting to take control of drones and other dastardly deeds.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 02476 524524

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt Performance Extravaganza

Come along and celebrate Edinburgh's literary community, as teams who participated in the scavenger hunt bring their collections to be officially recorded. After this comes the performance extravaganza, with writers and musicians performing live. The event concludes with a prize giving ceremony for the top scavenger hunt…

The Forest Café, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 229 4922

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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21 Revolutions: Exhibition of Writings

Glasgow Women's Library celebrates its 21st birthday by commissioning 21 women writers to make new work inspired by GWL’s library, archive and museum artefacts.

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Wed 26 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Thu 27 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Fri 28 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Platform, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

…and 12 more dates until 7 Dec

The Original Oatly BREAK-FEST

A series of philosophy events scheduled for early morning.

DASH, London N1

Mon 24 Nov

Free

Oval Space, London E2

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 7033 9932

Gino D'Acampo: Book Signing

The chef and media personality signs copies of his book A Taste of the Sun.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

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

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.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£17) / 01403 750 220

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£16 / 01392 665938

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Thu 27 Nov

£17 (£16) / 01656 815995

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Finance for Hotel Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe

Join your peers at this essential annual briefing on: what's available, from where, for what purposes and on what terms. Direct - hard facts and well informed opinion.

Le Méridien Piccadilly, London W1J

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0207 734 8000

Injectable Drug Delivery

This event will address current market trends in the development of injectable drug delivery systems, injection devices and technology.

Le Méridien Piccadilly, London W1J

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£1399 conference; £1799 conference & seminar; £1799 conference & workshop; £1000 seminar & workshop; £2300 conference, seminar & workshop / 0207 734 8000

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£1399 conference; £1799 conference & seminar; £1799 conference & workshop; £1000 seminar & workshop; £2300 conference, seminar & workshop / 0207 734 8000

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

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01475 715624

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 01475 715624

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01475 715624

…and 17 more dates until 20 Dec

Author Book Signings

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

WHSmith, Sheffield

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 18 more dates until 13 Dec

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 9 Dec

£6 / 0131 556 9579

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Merlin

  • Written by: Ella Hickson (adaptation)

This world premiere production by Ella Hickson (Wendy and Peter, RSC) will combine exquisite storytelling with atmospheric folk music to convey the magic, mythology and wonder of the ancient Arthurian legends.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 26 Nov

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Thu 27 Nov

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 28 Nov

£8.50–£19; £9–£21.50; £10–£23 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:15 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton
  • 19:45 Merlin Royal and Derngate, Northampton
…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Geoff Lee

The author signs copies of his book Two Seasons, which has a Northern background of work, family, old friends and rugby league.

Waterstones, Leeds

Fri 28 Nov

Phone for prices / 0113 244 4588

  • 11:30 – 13:30 Geoff Lee Waterstones, Leeds

Monty Don: Talk

Monty Don speaks about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world, what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Fri 28 Nov

Phone for prices / 01600 719401

Sally Magnusson: Where Memories Go – Living With Dementia

Sally Magnusson talks about her mother's long struggle with dementia.

Town House, Haddington

Wed 26 Nov

An Audience With Everton Legends: Talk

Kevin Ratcliffe and Neville Southall talk to John Keith and take questions from the audience.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 12 Dec

£14 / 01704 533333

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Celebrating fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Mon 24 Nov

Free tbc / 01592 611101

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Waterstones, London W1J

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 7851 2400

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 26 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

First Wednesday Club (Over 50s)

Social activities for the over fifties, with a guest speaker.

Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

Wed 3 Dec

£1 / 0121 429 2039

Frank Lampard: Book Signing

The Manchester City and England football star will be signing copies of his children's books in the series Frankie's Magic Football.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0161 749 8623

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