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The World of Norm: May Need Rebooting!

One for the wee ones, as they hear about the latest exploits of Jonathan Meres' down-trodden hero, Norm.

Buckhaven Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 715577

Burntisland Library

Thu 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 583203

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Thu 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 611101

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

Michael Palin At You Magazine Book Day

The comedian, actor and travel journalist - best known for his role in The Monty Python - signs copies of his latest book.

The Lancaster Hotel, London WC1B

Sat 1 Nov

£64

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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

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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.

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 31 Oct

£16.50 (£15) / 01293 553636

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

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

£16; £14 pensioners ( £14) / 01342 302000

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Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

WHSmith, Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

0161 834 8300

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Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence II

A review of the work of Alasdair Gray as seen through the prism of work by other artists, but also featuring a selection of pieces from Gray's personal archive.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 23 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 24 Nov

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

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Diane Von Furstenberg: Journey Of A Dress: Talk

Talk and book-signing with the designer about her 40 years as a groundbreaking designer and fashion icon and the dress that started it all.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Thu 6 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

Why Does The Period 1400-1450 Matter In World History?: Talk

Chaired by Dora Thornton Curator of Renaissance Collections at the British Museum this discussion will examine the early 15th century from eastern and western perspectives and will include expert panellists.

British Museum, London WC1B

Fri 21 Nov

BP Lecture Theatre

£5 ( £3) / 020 7323 8181

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2014

A poetry festival featuring over 60 events across 10 venues, with poets including Finuala Dowling, Thomas Lux, Adelia Prado, Brian Patten, Selima Hill, Dan O'Brien, and Tom Pickard.

Various Venues, Aldeburgh

Fri 7 Nov

Free-£20

Sat 8 Nov

Free-£20

Sun 9 Nov

Free-£20

Curating Conflicts: Disobedient Objects: Conference

A conference which brings together academics, social activists, artists, museum staff and designers to explore how to archive and curate objects relating to political conflict. Speakers include Josh McPhee, Jen Hoyer, Michael MacMillan, Pogus Caesar, Jonathan Barnbrook, Ruth Morrow and Carrie Reichardt.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Sat 8 Nov

Seminar Room Three

£25 (£20; £15) / 020 7942 2000

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Food & Farming: Talk

Hear the actions to be taken following the Land Use Review, hear an update on work towards the Food and Farming strategy and meet tenants who work on the estate.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Wed 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 01803 847 070

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0843 208 1144

Arthur Wakerley

Illustrated talk about Leicester's great architect and visionary Arthur Wakerley. Wakerley has been called the man who "has left the greatest impression on the face of Leicester" and is responsible for some of the city's most distinctive buildings.

Clarendon Park Congregational Church, Leicester

Fri 31 Oct

£5

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Arthur Wakerley Clarendon Park Congregational Church, Leicester

Building for The Silver Screens of Belfast

A flavour of the days when over 40 cinemas were

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 028 9097 1097

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 028 9097 1097

'Dylan Thomas Day' Off The Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield

John Goodby will be talking about the forthcoming reissue of 'Dylan Thomas's Collected Poetry' as well as Thomas in a wider context.

Various Venues, Sheffield

Sat 1 Nov

Prices vary

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An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

The Glasgow Comic Mart

Get your paws on comics, memorabilia, collectibles and original artwork.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

EPIC Studios, Norwich

Sat 15 Nov

£27.50 adv / 01603 766400

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John Hegley

Performance poetry, stand-up, musical comedy and audience participation from the wordsmith and prolific writer.

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London N16

Thu 6 Nov

£12; £10 adv / 020 7254 4097

  • 20:00 – 23:00 John Hegley The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London

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

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