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Indie Author Fair 2015 @Foyles

A chance to meet over 50 indie authors, chat with them and buy their books. This free event is part of the London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Festival.

Foyles, London WC2H

Fri 17 Apr


An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Sun 31 May

£26 (£24) / 01805 624 624

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.

Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet

Sun 19 Apr

£5.95–£8.94 / 01557 814099

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Can't Buy Me Love: With Luke Wright, Jonnie Common, Kirstin Innes, Katy Hastie and The Creative Martyrs

Alan Johnson: Please, Mister Postman

The former home secretary discusses the second instalment of his autobiography.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 30 May

£10 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

Alexander McCall Smith

Novelist Alexander McCall Smith talks to David Robinson about his Edinburgh writings.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 242 8100

Part of World Book Night.

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American Presidents Since 1900: The Good, The Bad & The Plain Disastrous

The President of the USA during the 20th century was important not only to America but to the wider world.

JW3, London NW3

Thu 23 Apr

£192 / 020 7433 8988

Thu 30 Apr

£192 / 020 7433 8988

Thu 7 May

£192 / 020 7433 8988

…and 10 more dates until 16 Jul

Anne Shooter: Sesame and Spice

A session with food writer, recipe columnist and Daily Mail blogger, Anne Shooter, who discusses her book, Sesame & Spice.

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Sun 31 May


Bob Sinfield: Author's Event

Jazz FM presenter Bob Sinfield is the author of Gentleman Of Jazz, the fascinating story of trombonist and comedian George Chisholm.

Whitehall, Cheam, Sutton

Tue 14 Apr

£7 ( £6) / 020 8643 1236

Charleston Festival 2015

Charleston Festival 2015: Peter Carey, Andrew O'Hagan, Antony Beevor, Shami Chakrabarti, Monty Don, Antonia Fraser, Michael Frayn, Maggi Hambling, Neel Mukherjee, David Nicholls, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Amartya Sen, Ali Smith, Tom Stoppard, Colm Toibin.

Charleston House, Lewes

Fri 15 May

£14–£20 / 01323 811626

Sun 17 May

£14–£20 / 01323 811626

Wed 20 May

£14–£20 / 01323 811626

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From The Archives: Reformers To Performers: Influential Women At The Royal Albert

Royal Albert Hall Archivists Liz Harper and Suzanne Keyte discuss the great women and women's organisations who have appeared at the Hall; from entertainers to activists and historical icons.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 7 May

Elgar Room

£5.08 / 020 7589 8212

Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald talks with Tom Pow about her acclaimed meditation on grief and falconry, H is for Hawk.

Crail Parish Church

Sat 27 Jun

£8 (Students ) / 01333 312631

Part of East Neuk Festival.

Jean Michel Basquiat: A Matter Of Life And Of Death: Talk

Art historian and senior Jungian analyst Irene Cioffi Whitfield presents a lecture on the psychological life and work of the artist.

ICA, London SW1Y

Sat 25 Apr

Cinema 1

£10 (£8; £7) / 020 7930 3647

Joanne M Harris: The Gospel of Loki

The author of Chocolat introduces her first fantasy fiction novel, centring on Norse trickster god Loki.

Cleckheaton Library

Sat 9 May


The Legacy Of Learning: Talk

Open discussion with the opportunity to contribute your opinion to how institutions like Tate can create a different future.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Sat 30 May

£8 / 020 7887 8888

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Literary Lunch With Jessie Burton

An unmissable opportunity to meet Jessie Burton, author of best-selling novel The Miniaturist!

Ognisko Polskie, London SW7

Wed 29 Apr

£60 / 020 7589 4670

Literary Lunchtimes: Poetry Picnic - Lunch With Bowie

An hour of music, prose and poetry inspired by David Bowie.

Ulster Hall, Belfast

Wed 22 Apr

£4 / 028 9032 3900

Modern Buddhism Free Talk

'Living Fearlessly' with international speaker Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.

The Camden Centre, London WC1H

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 7974 5633

Modern Jewish History

The last 200 years have seen unprecedented crises for the Jews as they faced issues of emancipation, identity and huge demographic movements. Trudy Gold's renowned course, analyses and provides in-depth commentary on the last two turbulent centuries.

JW3, London NW3

Tue 21 Apr

£176 / 020 7433 8988

Tue 28 Apr

£176 / 020 7433 8988

Tue 5 May

£176 / 020 7433 8988

…and 9 more dates until 7 Jul

Professor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In Conversation

The psychiatrist and contemporary artist discuss Hambling's latest exhibition, entitled War Requiem & Aftermath.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7845 4600

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Sonia Purnell: First Lady The Life And Wars Of Clementine Churchill: Talk

The biographer talks about the life of Winston Churchill's wife.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Fri 12 Jun

£23.50 inc lunch; £10 / 01225 448844

Steve Backshall's Wild World

Steve Backshall talks about his adventures, expeditions, his new novel Tiger Wars and hsi last book, Looking for Adventure.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 1 Nov

£16–£18 / 0121 345 0600

Story Time

A storytelling session for under 5s. Older brothers and sisters are welcome.

Peterborough Central Library

Fri 3 Apr


  • 14:15 – 14:45 Story Time Peterborough Central Library

Sat 4 Apr


  • 14:15 – 14:45 Story Time Peterborough Central Library

Fri 10 Apr


  • 14:15 – 14:45 Story Time Peterborough Central Library
…and 78 more dates until 8 Jan 2016

Wedlock: A Talk With Wendy Moore

The author talks about the marriage of Mary Eleanor Bowes to adventurer Andrew Robinson Stoney.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Apr

£10 adv booking essential / 01207 541820

The Who Writer's Literary Event

The Who, Mods, Books, Rock, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, The High Numbers.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 21 Nov

£15 / 020 7258 2925

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