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SohoCreate - Music And Emotion

A discussion between Tracey Thorn and Carol Morley on their recent collaboration and the process of compiling a soundtrack.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 7 Jun

£75 adv / 020 7478 0100

The Electric Garden Of Our Minds: Paolozzi's Space Age Cut Outs: Talk

Discover more about the work of the artist with Craig Hartley, Senior Assistant Keeper (Prints).

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 29 Apr

Seminar Room

Free / 01223 332900

Lincoln City FC Business Academy

The monthly networking event offers professionals the chance to meet and create relationships.

Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln

Tue 21 Jul

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

Tue 18 Aug

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

Tue 15 Sep

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

…and 2 more dates until 17 Nov

Sarah Forbes & James Brown: Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs

The new Elspeth Hart series is launched by author Sarah Forbes and illustrator James Brown.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 9 May

Free / 0131 226 2666

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

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

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 25 Jul

£15 / 01223 357851

Sun 26 Jul

£15 / 01223 357851

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Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings

Emma Brunjes Productions Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, hero of the historic 2005 victorious Ashes England team, is hitting the road celebrate the 10 years anniversary and share his memories of that long hot summer, as well as some behind the crease insights to the game. Freddie is joined on stage by comedy writer and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

The Grand

£20 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

The Grand

£20 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

The Grand

£20 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

London Pop-Up Rare Book Fair

The UK's first ever pop-up rare book fair, open for just 2 hours 12-2pm on 23rd April in the Middle Temple Library. Part of the global ILAB initiative to raise awareness of rare books, and support UNESCO literacy projects.

Middle Temple Library, London EC4Y

Tue 28 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

Glastonwick 2015

Three days of entertainment from 21 bands, musicians and poets alongside beers, cider and food.

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sat 30 May

£12; £20; £10 / 01273 464440

Sun 31 May

£12; £20; £10 / 01273 464440

Helen Skelton: Author Event

The TV presenter talks about and signs copies of her first children's book, Amy Wilde: Amazon Summer.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Sun 10 May

£6.90 book / 01768 868000

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The Business

Go through all the aspects of publishing with a selection of industry professionals. Figures appearing include Neil Astley, (Publisher Bloodaxe Books), Francis Bickmore (Editor, Canongate Books), Stuart Kelly (Aye Write, Man Booker), Peggy Hughes (Dundee Book Festival) and Nelle Andrews (Agent at Peter, Fraser &…

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

Exhibition Tour: Test Run: Performance In Public

An informative talk with the Curator at Modern Art Oxford Ben Roberts.

Modern Art Oxford

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 01865 722733

Fragile? In Conversation: Discussion

Artist Julia Manser in conversation with curator Andrew Renton about the contemporary ceramics exhibition Fragile.

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 1 May

Free, adv booking essential / 029 2039 7951

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.

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Hidden Sexology

Walk through Glasgow, complete with poetry inspired by sexology themes.

The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 565 1035

Please note: This tour meets outside The Arches' Argyle Street entrance

  • 14:00 – 15:00 Hidden Sexology The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Jatinder Verma: Who Owns Shakespeare?: Panel Discussion

A discussion asking: who owns Shakespeare? Do we need a multicultural Shakespeare?

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Wed 29 Apr

National Grid Room

£6 (£4.50) / 02476 524524

The London Literary Pub Crawl

Nothing goes together better than booze and books! Visit a number of watering holes from Fitzrovia to Soho that inspired generations of writers such as Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Virgina Woolf, George Orwell and others. Drinks not included with ticket.

Fitzroy Tavern, London W1T

Sat 26 Sep

£25 (group £18; Students £12) / 020 8090 5082

Luke Wright: Stay At Home Dandy

Funny, political and poignant poetry about ordinary people experiencing extraordinary events.

Cleckheaton Library

Fri 8 May


Maggie Ritchie: Paris Kiss

Maggie Ritchie launches her novel, Paris Kiss.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 242 8100

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Mansfield Town FC Business Academy

Monthly Business networking event at the famous One Call Stadium.

Mansfield Town Football Club

Tue 6 Oct

Free / 01623 482495

Mark Thompson's A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd. Is it possible for one person to journey around the solar system in the space of a human lifetime? This show is as much about the alien worlds in our planetary neighborhood as it is about the experience of travelling in space. Mark Thompson, TV astronomer and author, uses some fun…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

The Music Hall

£12 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Patrick Gale And Val Hennessy: Talk

The novelist talks about his searching and poignant historical new novel based on a true story in his family, featuring love, relationships, secrets and escape.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sat 16 May

£5 / 01227 281174

Poetry Book Launch: House Arrest & Disobedience

Author Sumeet Grover will read from his new poetry collection, answer questions and discuss his work. The poems in the book centre around violence against women in India, along with poems on poverty, nonviolent resistance and alternate sexuality.

The Poetry Cafe, London WC2H

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 020 7420 9880

Roderick Kedward & Caroline Moorhead: Resistance

Prof Martin Evans chairs a discussion between historian Roderick Kedward, author of Resistance In Vichy France, and Caroline Moorhead, who wrote Village Of Secrets: Defying The Nazis In Vichy France.

Brighton Dome

Sun 10 May

Studio Theatre

£10 / 01273 709709

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