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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.

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

What If Lance Armstrong Had The Right Idea?

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas / Fair Pley Every four years we marvel at the feats of human endeavour at the Olympic Games, but imagine a world where doping was allowed. How fast, higher and stronger could human performance attain? This talk explores what the limits of human performance could be with the aid of a range of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Aug

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

2015 Frow Lecture - Frances O'Grady

Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary, will give the sixth annual Frow Lecture. Her topic is 'The future of the left - where next for Labour, trade unions and the working class?'

The University Of Salford

Sat 16 May

Free / 0161 295 5223

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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The Choreography Of Translation

The panel of professionals examine how literature from small European nations can cross cultural borders through translation.

The British Library, London NW1

Wed 13 May

Conference Centre

Free / 0843 208 1144

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

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

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


Antony Sher: Author Event

Actor Antony Sher talks to Sue MacGregor about his experience of playing Falstaff and the Year of the Fat Knight.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Mon 27 Apr

£5 / 0844 800 1110

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Danny Dorling: Economic Inequality and Our Grandchildren’s Future

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd. Did Scotland vote the wrong way on independence? Predicting the future is hard, but if we carry on the path we’re on what becomes of our grandchildren? There is no way that everyone can be rich. Only 1% of people can be in the best-off 1%. As the UK becomes more unequal, the future for…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

The Music Hall

£12 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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.

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

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
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How To Collect: An Insider’s Guide To Buying Contemporary Art: Course

Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford explains in detail over five sessions how the art market works and how to buy strategically.

Modern Art Oxford

Sat 23 May

£275 / 01865 722733

In The Crowd: Rick Buckler

Rick Buckler talks about his autobiography, The Jam and his life behind a drum kit.

The Fleece, Bristol

Sat 20 Jun

£10 / 0117 945 0996

Maggie Ritchie: Paris Kiss

Maggie Ritchie launches her novel, Paris Kiss.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 242 8100

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.

The Paper Trail

Former journalist Alexander Monro talks about his highly acclaimed book The Paper Trail at the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

Asia House, London W1G

Fri 8 May

£8; £6 adv

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Philosophy In Pubs

A philosophical debate about life's bigger questions. All welcome.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0151 702 5324

Tue 12 May

Free / 0151 702 5324

Reading The World

With writer Ann Morgan who set herself the challenge of reading one book from every one of the world's 196 countries.

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Sat 16 May

£15 / 01425 612393

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


An informal meeting for people interested in creative writing to read their own work and give each other constructive feedback.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Thu 21 May

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 13:00 – 14:30 Scrips The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Stop Brushing Your Teeth!

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas / Fair Pley The common phrase 'an apple a day, keeps the doctor away' sounds quite sensible in promoting healthy living, doesn’t it? However, a quick internet search suggests that eating an apple a day will: keep the doctor away if you’re a woman, over 50; not keep the doctor away; send you…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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