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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

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Free, adv booking essential / 0116 225 4900

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Ron Athey: Talk New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 553 1876

The End of Year Bash with Honeyblood (solo), Kirsty Logan, Loki with Becci Wallace, Duglas T Stewart (spoken word slot) and Moon Hop (DJ Whisky Stephen with FOUND).

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

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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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

The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society Lecture: Alfred Russel Wallace And Natural Selection: The Real Story

The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society present a lecture by Dr George Beccaloni from The Natural History Museum on Alfred Russel Wallace and Natural Selection The Real Story.

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Mon 1 Dec

£3 ( £1) / 0116 225 4900

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.

David Shrigley: An Evening of Words and Images

David Shrigley chats about his new book, Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto, along with a screening of his animations.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

Prices vary / 0141 332 6535

Alwyn James: The Malta Job

The launch of Alwyn James' new novel, The Malta Job.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3327

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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

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18 / 01992 531500

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The XX Factor

Women vs men? Not that old chestnut again. Explore the growing divide between women vs women - that is, those who work and those who don't as Dr Alison Wolf explains the 'XX Factor': how working women are creating a new society unto themselves.

Trouble Club, London W1F

Thu 27 Nov

£10

Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank. Featuring Adam Stafford, CD Shade, Samuel Best, Hannah Fyfe, Stephen Watt and more.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk

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.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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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

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

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

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

Chris Packham: Talk

The naturalist and TV presenter gives an illustrated talk about our wildlife and conservation.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01202 499199

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Theatre

£15 / 0121 704 6962

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Tue 2 Dec

Gaiety Theatre

£19.89 / 01624 686801

Hammer And Tongue

Spoken word artists and poets perform their work.

Komedia Brighton

Thu 4 Dec

£7 (£5) / 08452 938480

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tue 9 Dec

£7 (£5) / 01865 263980

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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

Jonny Woo's East London Lecture

Woo presents his newest performance piece which is in collaboration with writer/director Douglas Rintoul.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Thu 27 Nov

£12

Fri 28 Nov

£12

Sat 29 Nov

£12

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Madam Scarlet's Speakeasy

In a world where poetry has been prohibited, admirers of ribald rhymes and soul-stirring stanzas must huddle together in 'speakeasies' - clandestine clubs with a cast of characters who will perform just for them. Get the secret password & join them!

Secret Venue, London SE11

Fri 28 Nov

£6; £10 cocktail included

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 Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Fri 5 Dec

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

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

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Owen Jones:Talk

The critically acclaimed author of Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class talks about his journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

Black Box, Belfast

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£7

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