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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Mascariciul

A satirical comedy performance in Romanian.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 29 Mar

£12.50–£30 / 0844 873 3433

Invisible Bookshop Monthly Shop

A temporary bookshop, filled with art books, magazine and other such earthly wonders.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 222 2254

Scribble

Weekly writing and theatre skills workshops for budding playwrights aged 14–17, led by professionals from the Traverse.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 1404

Please note: This is a ten-week course from 16 Feb to 2 Mar.

  • 16:30 – 18:30 Scribble Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Creating Style And Individuality In Your Home: Talk

Find out about the latest trends for your home with Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood of BBC2's Great Interior Design Challenge.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Sun 1 Mar

£10 / 01768 868000

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 24 May

£12.65–£14.06 / 01424 229111

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Fri 26 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Alt Cab

A celebration of the history of alternative comedy, featuring performances and discussions.

Canal, London N1

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00 Alt Cab Canal, London

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00 Alt Cab Canal, London

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00 Alt Cab Canal, London
…and 6 more dates until 14 Mar

Cantor's Infinities

Professor Raymond Flood discusses Georg Cantor's contribution to science.

Museum Of London, EC2Y

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 020 7001 9844

An Evening With Monty Don - Down To Earth

Hear Monty Don speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sun 1 Mar

£10.25 / 01206 573948

Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar

Free, ticketed / 0161 837 3000

Waterstones Liverpool One

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0151 709 9820

In/visible Bookshop Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up bookshop with a range of arts books, magazines and more.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 07512 592806

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 07512 592806

PunkPunk! - Spizzology - Live Music And Live Literature

"punkPunk!" book launch with two bands and seven author readings.

Hope And Anchor, London N1

Sat 28 Feb

£10 / 020 7354 1312

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18th Century Drawing Collections And Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 To 1784)

Michael Liversidge explores the live of the artist Charles Rogers and the collection of drawings he assembled in the later past of the 18th Century.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 18 Mar

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

This meeting will focus on first disclosures and new strategies in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical research. The theme of the conference will be 'Drugging the undruggable'

Churchill College, Cambridge

Sun 13 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Mon 14 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Tue 15 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

Wed 16 Sep

£550; £460 early bird (£445; £370 early bird; £235 NUS; £195 early bird NUS) / 01223 336000

5 O'Clock Verses

This year’s series of Five O’Clock Verses events will be opened by poets Anne Stevenson and Sheenagh Pugh. Anne Stevenson is an American-British poet. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, she has written literary criticism and essays. She gained a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded an Honorary…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

5 O'Clock Verses

StAnza’s final Five O’Clock Verses for 2015 brings together acclaimed poets from the US and the UK. Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former USSR and arrived in America in the early nineties, where his family was granted asylum. His collection ‘Dancing in Odessa’ received numerous honours and was translated into over a dozen…

Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

£5.75 (£3.75)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

50 Years On The Long Mynd Talk

Enjoy a talk by the countryside manager about how the hill has transformed since the National Trust acquired it 50 years ago.

National Trust: Carding Mill Valley And Long Mynd, Church Stretton

Sat 14 Mar

£10 plus normal admission charges, adv booking essential / 01694 722631

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An A-Z Of The Beaney: Lecture

Canterbury Museums and Galleries' Learning Officer Martin Crowther talks about the museum's collections.

The Beaney, Canterbury

Thu 23 Apr

£6 ( £4) / 01227 862162

The Acousmetre: Listening Beyond The Screen: Panel Discussion

Curator Sam Belinfante and artists Neil Luck, Amalia Pica and Imogen Stidworthy consider the role of the acousmetre.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sat 21 Mar

Free, ticketed / 0151 702 5324

Adult Reading Group

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Bacup Library

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 4 May

Free / 01706 873 324

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Afternoon Poems: Edward Thomas: Goodbye Old World

A reading of the poetry of First World War poet Thomas.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 020 7332 3868

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