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An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 8 Oct

£21 / 0191 261 2606

Haruki Murakami: Book Signing

Haruki Murakami signs his latest book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage which is due to be released in August.

Waterstones, London W1J

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 020 7851 2400

  • 11:00

Meet Miffy

Storytelling and colouring in for wee ones with a visit from the little bunny rabbit Miffy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 332 9105

  • 13:00 – 14:30

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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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

  • 14:30 – 16:00
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MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime and more.Guest of honour is anime director Shingo Natsume.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 08443 954000

Singing for Inanna Workshop

Discover the influence of praise poems on Arabic and English poetry with British poet Jenny Lewis and Iraqi poet Adnan al Sayegh. Enjoy the lyricism of this vibrant tradition and write your own poems and songs of praise in response to it.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7332 3868

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 16 Nov

£32 / 0844 800 0400

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 8 Nov

£28.50 / 029 2087 8444

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Inky Fingers After(noon) Party

Ease yourself back in to post-Fringe life with this evening of reading, writing, storytelling and music. P.S. – It's BYOB, FYI. K.

The Forest Café, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 229 4922

  • 16:00 – 23:00
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Life Lines: Intergenerational LGBT and Storytelling

Poetry and storytelling from a diverse range of LGBT+ people across the generations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£3 (£2) / 0131 556 9579

  • 17:00

Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Feelgood Theatre Productions presents Stephen MacDonald's drama, which uses First World War poetry, letters and autobiographical writings to reconstruct the famous meeting between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Craiglockhart War Hospital.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Wed 22 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 13:00

Thu 23 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 10:30

Sat 25 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 14:00

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 13:00

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 10:30

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 14:30

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 6 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Tue 7 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Wed 8 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

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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

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 31 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Cio Event Uk

Join over 100 CIO's and IT leaders at this years most exclusive and influential business technology meeting.

Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0871 423 4876

  • 09:00 – 15:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0871 423 4876

  • 09:00 – 15:00
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Deborah Harkness: The Book of Life

Best-selling author Deborah Harkness introduces the final instalment of her All Souls Trilogy.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 0141 248 4814

Book signing.

  • 13:00 – 14:00

High Frequency Trading Conference

High Frequency Trading: Challenge and Controversy A One-Day Conference London 28th October 2014 USE BOOKING CODE 'HFT1EVT' FOR A 20% DISCOUNT (when booking online)

Ashurst, London EC2A

Tue 28 Oct

£595

  • 08:45 – 16:30

Patient First

Patient First is a new event aimed specifically at bringing together theoretical and practical advice to help improve Patient Safety across the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

ExCel, London E16

Wed 26 Nov

£399 / 020 7069 5000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 27 Nov

£399 / 020 7069 5000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

The Writer's Key With Claire Steele

Claire Steele leads a creative writing course. Participants will take part in writing exercises to explore the pleasures of writing. Part of the creative programme Unbound.

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Sun 12 Oct

£15 ( £12) / 01296 424332

  • 10:00 – 16:00

101 Ways To Die On Lark Hill Place: Tour For Heritage Open Days

Learn about the life and death in Victorian Salford, and how public health changed over the century.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0161 778 0800

  • 10:30
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16th Flora Of Thailand: Conference

A conference building upon 100 years of Thai-European botanic cooperation and issues related to the flora of Thailand.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Sun 7 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8332 5655

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 8 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8332 5655

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 9 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8332 5655

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet: Talk

Quilt historian Bridget Long discusses the unique item, which is the oldest signed and dated patchwork in Britain.

Quilt Museum And Gallery, York

Sat 6 Sep

Bailey Gallery

£6 (£5; £3) / 01904 613242

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 14:00 – 14:30

1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium

Talks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition, which look at the themes of the display in more detail.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Sat 15 Nov

£40 (£35; £20) / 020 7379 6344

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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
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