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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

  • 14:30

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 16 Nov

£32 / 0844 800 0400

Milton Keynes Theatre

Sun 25 May

£29.50 / 0844 871 7652

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Show'N'Tell: Mangroves

UCL PhD student Clare Duncan will be joining us to discuss her research on one of the planet's most ecologically and economically important habitats, mangroves.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Show’N’Tell: Okavango

Luca Marazzi will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to find his object. Find out more about Luca's research on the diversity of life in one of Africa's largest wetlands, the Okavango delta.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Jo Nesbo: Author Event

The Norwegian crime author signs copies of his novel The Son.

Waterstones, York

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01904 628740

  • 13:00

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Tue 29 Apr

£4.50 / 020 7220 7882

  • 13:00

Book Club

An informal reading group.

Dillington House, Ilminster

Tue 6 May

£24 / 01460 258613

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Tue 3 Jun

£24 / 01460 258613

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Exeter Central Library

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01392 384225

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 01392 384225

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Grangetown Library, Cardiff

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 029 2023 0526

  • 14:30
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Historical Tours

Join a tour of all the public rooms to hear secrets and stories.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Sun 27 Apr

£5 / 020 7736 8140

  • 14:00

Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 028 9266 3377

  • 08:00 – 20:00
…and 33 more dates until 31 May

Peterborough Museum And Art Gallery

Sun 27 Apr

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00

Sun 4 May

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3) / 01733 343329

  • 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 May

Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne

Paintings by Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne, who also performs some of his poems and songs accompanied by Mark Mulholland on guitar.

The Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 07760 669011

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 17 more dates until 17 May

Gozo Yoshimasu: As Though Tattooing On My Mind

Photography, engravings, videos and writings by the Japanese poet and visual artist, spanning 50 years and featuring works in response to the Fukushima disaster.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London NW1

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 020 7486 4348

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 13 May

Hard At Work For The Wordsworths: Talk

A 20-minute talk about working for the Wordsworths as a maid or manservant, delivered in character.

National Trust: Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Tue 22 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Sat 26 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

Tue 29 Apr

£2 plus admission £6.70, child £3.35, family £16.75, adv booking essential / 01900 824805

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30

The Pastel Society Of Ireland Exhibition

The exhibition will mark the 25th anniversary of the Society. Started in 1988, the Pastel Society of Ireland was founded by a number of dedicated artists who felt there was a clear need to establish a forum where artists could meet to discuss and promote their works.

Titanic Belfast

Mon 21 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Tue 22 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 23 Apr

£14.75; £14.75 (Children £7.25; Children £7.25; £9.75; £9.75; £10.50; £37; £9.75; £9.75; £12.50; £37) / 02890 766399

  • 09:00 – 19:00
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Cars and Girls

Alexis Dubus The award-winning UK comedian's poetic tales of travel and heartbreak. Contains traces of UFOs, truckers, bean festivals and the Dutch. From the creator of international hit show A R ddy Brief History Of Swearing. ‘An hour of compelling raconteurship… a series of finely drawn escapades and rich characters…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Stand Comedy Club V

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Don't Tell Him Pike

Ian Lavender and Steven McNicoll …but maybe he will! Enjoy an afternoon with Ian 'Stupid Boy' Lavender in conversation with Edinburgh's Steven McNicoll. Dad's Army was Ian's first professional job and he found himself thrown into a group of some of the best and funniest actors in the business. Dad's Army became one of…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Finding Me (Take Me As I Am) - Free

Carol Robson / Free Festival Amazing journey of discovery, coming to terms with her gender and sexuality. Carol uses spoken word/ poetry which includes poems from her first collection, Words of Darkness and Light, plus new work specially written for this show, along with her humour as she puts it, Just Saying How It…

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 10 Aug

How A Steam Engine Works: Talk

An introductory talk about the mysteries of a steam engine, on one of the sectioned locomotives.

National Railway Museum, York

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 815 3139

  • 16:30

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 815 3139

  • 16:10

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 815 3139

  • 16:10
…and 39 more dates until 31 May

Lauren Gault & Lauren Printy Currie with Spike Associates: When two or more are together and Three short works

Artists Lauren Gault and Lauren Printy Currie explored the notion of collaborating on a work, and the work is continued here by Spike Associates.

SWG3, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0141 357 7246

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0141 357 7246

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Owen O’Neill: Red Noise

Owen O'Neill Red-headed fiery poet Owen O’Neill would like to meet affluent professional audiences with GSOH for an afternoon of bittersweet poetry and funny stories. ‘O’Neill is a master of the poetry performance because he is not only a poet, but also a stand-up comedian and actor, and uses these skills to great…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Fri 8 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 85 more dates until 2 Nov

Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Tubespotting

Geoff Marshall / PBH's Free Fringe Does Geoff have an unhealthy obsession with the London Tube? He likes to think so, but please don’t call him a train spotter. Instead, revel in the story of this metrosexual’s passion with the Tube and how over 12 years of Tube challenging has led him to struggle to understand why he…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Isabel Burt: Author Event

The local author signs copies of the first novel in her series, Toxics.

Waterstones, Market Harborough

Sat 24 May

Free / 01858 410957

  • 11:00

Jasper Cooper: Book Signing

The author signs copies of his children's book Gordo.

Waterstones, Southampton

Sat 3 May

Free / 023 8023 2118

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Joanne Hall: Book Signing

The fantasy author signs copies of the latest book in the The Art of Forgetting series about Rhodri.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Sat 24 May

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Katherine Swynford Study Day: Author Event

A talk on the marriage of Katherine Swynford to John of Gaunt and its consequences for the Plantagenet and Tudor dynasties. With Professor Linne Mooney, Dr Estelle Studd and Dr John Ashdown-Hill.

Lincoln Cathedral

Sat 26 Apr

£16.50 / 01522 561600

  • 10:30 – 17:00
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