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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

Bloomsbury Cooks Christmas Signing With Heston Blumenthal

The experimental chef and TV personality will discuss his unusual recipes and sign copies of his latest book, Historic Heston.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Fri 5 Dec

£5–£25

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

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

Bookmark at ECA

A celebration of the huge variety of ways the book form is used by staff, students and alumni at Edinburgh College of Art. Meet the makers, browse and buy zines, comics and artists books, or debate the future of the book over a coffee in the college's grand Sculpture Court.

Edinburgh College of Art

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 221 6000

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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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

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

Geoffrey Whitworth Strolling Players Concert

Celebrate the Festive Season in the company of the Geoffrey Whitworth Strolling Players. A miscellany of songs, carols and literary gems to get you in the mood for Christmas plus mulled wine and mince pies in the interval.

Bexley Hall Tourist Information Centre

Sun 7 Dec

£12 / 01322 526574

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

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 623 3734

…and 50 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

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

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Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On

Master baker Paul Hollywood cooks live on stage and shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 30 Nov

£28.50 / 01256 844244

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sat 6 Dec

Butterworth Hall

£28.50 / 02476 524524

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

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Blackbird Quadralogue: In Conversation: Ron Geesin And Peter Holden

Artist and composer Ron Geesin talks to writer and broadcaster Peter Holden (MBE) about blackbirds and birdsong.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 01424 229111

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
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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.

Holly Hagan: Book Signing

Geordie shore lass Holly signs her tell-all autobiography.

Waterstones, Belfast

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 0843 290 8143

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

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 23:00 Inside/Out 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
…and 12 more dates until 13 Dec

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.

Our Life On Ice: In Conversation With Torvill And Dean: Talk

The ice skating duo talk about their fascinating career and give their own side to the stories that have been reported in the press over the years.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 7 Dec

Sheffield City Hall

Sat 29 Nov

£40 / 0114 278 9789

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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

Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

TMT M&A Forum 2015

Join the leading telecom, media and tech executives, financiers, investors and advisers. Find out how mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures are transforming the communications sector globally.

Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London W1K

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£695–£1095 / 020 7629 9400

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

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

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