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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

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Sun 31 May

£26 (£24) / 01805 624 624

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

Luke Wright: Stay At Home Dandy

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

Cleckheaton Library

Fri 8 May


Rogue Writers Sundays

A weekly group for creative writer types. Bring something to read, be it flash fiction, poetry, or that short story you've been working on.

The White Horse, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 3512

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 3512

Sun 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 3512

…and 37 more dates until 27 Dec

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

Steve Backshall's Wild World

Steve Backshall talks about his adventures, expeditions, his new novel Tiger Wars and hsi last book, Looking for Adventure.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 1 Nov

£16–£18 / 0121 345 0600

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

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

Binky Bear Storytelling

Listen to the tales of the wonderful Binky Bear.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Tue 7 Apr

£2 / 01962 873603

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Fri 10 Apr

Children £7 / 0845 271 0777

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Emma Bridgewater: Toast & Marmalade

Emma Bridgewater reminisces about her life and work.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Fri 5 Jun

£10 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

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

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

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Not Just Tired All The Time: Lecture

Talk about an illness affecting an estimated 250,000 people in the UK providing a general account of the history, epidemiology, suggested cause, disease mechanisms and current treatment approaches for ME/CFS.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Tue 5 May

Waterstones, Leeds

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0113 244 4588

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