Afternoon events, Books

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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

Back to Books: 50 Ways to Get Your Teen Reading Again

A two hour workshop teaching parents how to get their teens page turning.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£19 / 0131 529 5665

Literary Afternoon Tea With David Nobbs & Helen Lederer

Scones and stories… enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with TV writer and novelist David Nobbs, creator of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, and comedian Helen Lederer (Absolutely Fabulous), whose first novel Losing It, is published in 2015.

Huddersfield Golf Club

Sun 8 Mar

£15 inc afternoon tea (£12 inc afternoon tea) / 01484 430528

Penelope Curtis: Talk

The Tate Britain Director discusses Hepworth's engagement with architecture and exhibition design in the post-war period.

The Hepworth, Wakefield

Fri 15 May

£5 (£4) / 01924 247360

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Soup And A Story

Enjoy a sandwich or bowl of soup whilst listening to modern and classic short stories.

The Story Museum, Oxford

Fri 6 Mar

£7 / 01865 790 050

Fri 13 Mar

£7 / 01865 790 050

Fri 20 Mar

£7 / 01865 790 050

Fri 27 Mar

£7 / 01865 790 050

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.

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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

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

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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

Afternoon Poems: King Arthur: The Enduring Legend

A reading which explores how the ancient British legend of King Arthur has been presented over the centuries.

Keats House, London NW3

Sat 14 Mar

Free, plus admission £5.50, child free, concs £3.50 / 020 7332 3868

An Afternoon With Bobby Crush At The Paino

A performance by the legendary piano entertainer, star of stage, TV, Royal Variety Shows and the London Palladium.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 1 Apr

£13.50 (£12.50; £12.50) / 01892 530613

An Afternoon With Monty Don: Down To Earth

The gardening writer and BBC television presenter talks about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world, plus what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 2 Mar

£18 / 01284 758000

Alice Foster: The History Of Great Collections: The National Gallery: Talk

Art historian Alice Foster explores aspects of some of the greatest art collections worldwide starting with the history of the National Gallery in London.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Thu 12 Mar

Lecture Theatre

£5 (£4) / 01865 278002

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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

Frenchay Campus, University of The West of England, Bristol

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0117 965 6261

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Alison Wray: Talk Frenchay Campus, University of The West of England, Bristol

Alt Cab

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

Canal, London N1

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 07866 063663

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

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 07866 063663

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

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00 Alt Cab Canal, London
…and 4 more dates until 14 Mar

Andrew Robinson: Genius: Reality Or Myth: Talk

The author considers talent, heredity, parenting, education, intelligence, versatility, mental illness, luck and other factors, in the making of genius.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Sat 14 Mar

Lecture Theatre

£5 (£4) / 01865 278002

Antonia Fraser

Biographer and historian Antonia Fraser discusses her recent publication My History, an account of her youth and the development of her love of history.

Oxford Martin School, University Of Oxford

Sun 29 Mar

£12

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Antonia Fraser Oxford Martin School, University Of Oxford
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