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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

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

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 29 Mar

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Dance While The Sky Crashes Down, with Utopiapocalypse (Sam Small & Bram Gieben), No More Tiger, Hannah Jane Walker, Calum Rodger and Josephine Sillars

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

Vanessa Kisuule

A solo appearance from the multiple-slam winning performance poet.

Bristol Old Vic

Sat 2 May


Free / 0117 987 7877

Agnes Varda: Screen Talk

On a rare appearance to the UK, the French film director and professor talks about working in cinema, with an illustrated exploration of her career complimented with extracts from her work.

Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton

Sun 3 May

£10 phone for availability / 0871 902 5728

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The Market For Impressionism: Lecture

Informative talk about the rise of the art form with Philip Hook, including a discussion about the role of Paul Durand-Ruel.

The National Gallery, London WC2N

Mon 30 Mar

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Free / 020 7747 2885

Carol Bove/Carlo Scarpa Gallery Discussion

Artist Bove and exhibition curators Lisa Le Feuvre and Pavel Pys talk about the exhibition.

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0113 246 7467

Don't Leave Me Now

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company presents Don't Leave Me Now Directed by Jeni Draper Exploring the impact of young onset dementia on two very different families, Don't Leave me Now is inspired by two real life stories.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 8770 6990

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


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A satirical comedy performance in Romanian.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 29 Mar

£12.50–£30 / 0844 873 3433

Stories On The Move

Enjoy fun storytelling as museum objects are brought to life through imaginative tales and activities. Ages 7 and under.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2720

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


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

Art Lunchtime Talk: Art, Love And War: The Davies Sisters Of Wales

TV presenter and author Trevor Fishlock talks about the lives of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, followed by a book signing.

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 029 2039 7951

Brazil: Order And Progress: Lecture

Talk about progress in Brazil including the environment, exploration and discovery and sustainable business.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Thu 21 May

Free / 020 7831 0575

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Civil Society, Liberalism And The Role Of The State (Lecture 1)

Talk about the changing roles of the voluntary sector, civil responsibility, the welfare system and the appropriate role for the state.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7831 0575

Civil Society, Liberalism And The Role Of The State (Lecture 2)

Talk about what should be seen to be the appropriate role for the state, voluntary sectors and the church as society changes.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Tue 12 May

Free / 020 7831 0575

Connect With Literature: Talk

Frank Foley talks about Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevesky.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Wed 1 Apr

Phone for prices, adv booking essential / 01227 281174

Wed 8 Apr

Phone for prices, adv booking essential / 01227 281174

Wed 15 Apr

Phone for prices, adv booking essential / 01227 281174

…and 6 more dates until 27 May

Culture Now: Adrian Clark Discusses Peter Watson

Biographer Adrian Clark and writer Charlie Porter discuss the life and work of philanthropist, collector and ICA founder Peter Watson.

ICA, London SW1Y

Fri 10 Apr

Cinema 1

£5 / 020 7930 3647

David Attenborough: Wild Neighbours: Talk

The Environment Trust annual talk given by the patron Sir David Attenborough, with guests Elly Berry and Judy Puddifoot from BBC2's Young Vets.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 16 May

Sold out / 0844 482 1556

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Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 10 Apr

Children £7 / 0845 271 0777

The Guitar And The Fair Sex

The discussion will broach the question of whether the guitar was the subject of a campaign to control the potency of musical art in a domestic context by associating it with the narrowed social and intellectual sphere.

St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, London EC1A

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 020 7236 1145

How The Koala Learned To Hug: People's Theatre Company (Over 3s)

  • Written by: Steven Lee

Children's story based on the book by Steven Lee, includes sing along songs, games and the opportunity to have your book signed by the author.

The Castle Cinema, Builth Wells

Wed 1 Apr

£8.50 (£7.50; £28) / 01982 552555

John Hegley

Performance poetry, stand-up, musical comedy and audience participation from the wordsmith and prolific writer.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 4 Apr

£10; £27 group of four (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Komedia Brighton

Sun 3 May

£8.50 (£6) / 08452 938480

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Sat 2 May

£8.50 / 01628 788997

  • 14:00 John Hegley Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Kate Williams At 65th Hull And East Yorkshire Literary Lunch

Kate Williams will be speaking and signing copies of her latest book, The Storms of War, at the 65th Hull and East Yorkshire Literary Lunch.

Willerby Manor Hotel, Hull

Wed 22 Apr

£20 / 01482 325413

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