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Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Arbroath Library

Fri 22 May

Free / 01241 872248

Part of Bookbug Week.

Broxburn Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01506 775600

Part of Bookbug Week.

Buckie Library

Fri 22 May

Free / 01542 832121

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Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests include John Higgins, David Lloyd, Mark Millar, Sean Phillips, Cameron Stewart, John Wagner…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

Renfield Centre

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

Cosplay Hub (Sat only)

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Join Bookbug on a bear hunt from Rutherglen Library to Overton Park. Suitable for ages 0–5

Rutherglen Library

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 613 5380

Part of Bookbug Week.

BookWood: Launch Event for Scotland's Nature Festival

Inspiring books about nature are hung from a holly oak tree in Princes Street Gardens (East) to peruse and take away for free. Read them and leave them in another public place for someone else to enjoy.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free

On the bottom level of the Gardens, a few yards away from the Scottish National Gallery café. Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Sat 23 May

Free

On the bottom level of the Gardens, a few yards away from the Scottish National Gallery café. Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking

The rock star-turned-writer signs copies of her bestselling book, The Art of Asking.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 0131 226 2666

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Eddie Argos: I Formed A Band

One man show with Eddie Argos (Art Brut) who grew up fantasising about being the singer in a band that would tour the world, despite the fact he can't really sing.

The Globe, Cardiff

Thu 28 May

£8 / 07590 471888

Komedia Brighton

Tue 16 Jun

£10 / 08452 938480

The Musician, Leicester

Sun 31 May

£6 / 0116 251 0080

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The Hot Feminist

Come and listen to Polly Vernon.

The Book Club, London EC2A

Tue 30 Jun

Free / 020 7684 8618

Meet Terry Deary

The author of the beloved Horrible Histories series stops by for a book signing.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 226 2666

Croydon Till I Die: John Grindrod, Andy Miller And Bob Stanley In Conversation

The authors talk about the cultural life of the suburbs, accompanied by readings.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 020 8688 9291

Rough Trade East, London E1

Thu 28 May

Free / 020 7792 3490

Dangerous Times Festival

Left-wing speakers, activists and authors discuss the creation of a real alternative society, with Marxist scholar David Harvey, Lindsey German, journalist Owen Jones, dissident writer Tariq Ali, the Green Party's Natalie Bennett and anti-racist comedian Ava Vidal.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sat 27 Jun

£25; £20 (£20; £15) / 020 7613 7498

Sun 28 Jun

£25; £20 (£20; £15) / 020 7613 7498

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Accounting For Project

A comprehensive guide to best practice approaches to project finance accounting.

Radisson Blu Kenilworth Hotel, London WC1B

Mon 9 Nov

£2518.80 / 02076 373477

ACEPA Executive Assistant Week

LONDON - 15 - 19th June 2015 - Grange Wellington Hotel Intensive One Week Training Programme International Qualification The ACEPA(TM) course addresses the increasingly diverse and demanding roles expected of the modern Executive Assistant.

Grange Wellington Hotel, London SW1P

Mon 15 Jun

£1699

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

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 24 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

The Death Zone: Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson was only the fifth British climber to scale Everest's North face when he ascended its peak in 1996. His book and films provide an insight into the difficulties and challenges he faced when he went to film a documentary for Channel 4 and National Geographic television.

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Fri 29 May

£6 (Concessions £4) / 01224 273874

Part of May Festival 2015.

K2 - The Tragedy And The Triumph

Record-breaking British polar explorer and adventurer, keynote speaker and business coach Adrian Hayes presents his powerful story of his 2013 tragic failure and 2014 stunning success summiting the world's second highest mountain, the notorious K2.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Thu 25 Jun

£13 / 0115 846 7777

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Killer Girl's Night In: Talk

With thriller writers, Cal Moriarty, Alex Hourston and Rebecca Whitney in conversation.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Wed 10 Jun

£5 / 01962 873603

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Jun

£5 / 0131 558 8844

Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye … End of Season show, with Ross Sutherland, Dan Willson (Withered Hand), Hannah Silva, Ryan Van Winkle and Caro Bridges.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 31 May

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Mental Health Foundation: Because The Night! (50th Show Special) featuring Caroline Bird, Alan Bissett, The Last September, Marianne Macrae and Hailey Beavis.

Sun 28 Jun

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye … End of Season show, with A L Kennedy, Findlay Napier, Michael Pedersen, Kirsty Logan and Maud The Moth

Accounting For Project Finance

A comprehensive guide to best practice approaches to project finance accounting.

Venue TBC, London WC2N

Mon 9 Nov

Free

Tue 10 Nov

Free

Wed 11 Nov

Free

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 19 Jun

£8–£12.50 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 20 Jun

£8–£12.50 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 21 Jun

£8–£12.50 / 020 8369 5454

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 10 Jul

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Sat 11 Jul

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 25 Oct

£12.50 / 0121 345 0600

Mon 26 Oct

£12.50 / 0121 345 0600

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The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair

The Big Glasgow Comic Page presents a day of assorted geekery complete with 17 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more. Cosplay/fancy dress encouraged with a competition for under and over 16s.

The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 565 1035

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 0141 565 1035

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 31 Oct

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Thu 5 Nov

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

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Bookbug Big Bedtime Story

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special Bookbug Session. Pyjamas optional and teddies welcome.

Clarkston Library, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 577 4972

Part of Bookbug Week.

Cowdenbeath Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01383 602363

Part of Bookbug Week.

Dalry Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01294 833196

Part of Bookbug Week.

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Bookbug Rhymetime

Songs rhymes and stories for the youngest readers.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Part of Bookbug Week.

Ratho Library, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 333 5297

Part of Bookbug Week.

Sighthill Library, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 529 5571

Part of Bookbug Week.

Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book

The first major UK exhibition to explore the history of the printed book, this features treasures from the University of Glasgow collection and focuses on themes such as the transition from vellum to paper, the identity and role of the first printers, the content of the earliest printed books and book ownership and…

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sun 24 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£24.20 / 01738 860066

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Meet Joey Essex

The reality TV star sign copies of his latest book, The Book of You and Me.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Thu 28 May

Free / 0151 709 9820

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