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The Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam

The annual poetry slam competition where participants, old and new, have three minutes to share their works.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 13 Jun

£4 / 028 9024 2338

The Big Idea: Violence And Son: Gary Owen In Conversation

The playwright talks about his challenging new work Violence And Son with Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie.

The Royal Court Theatre, London SW1W

Thu 25 Jun

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Free with a ticket to this performance of Violence And Son / 020 7565 5000

Cloud World Forum

Cloud World Forum is EMEA's most trusted and well attended event for CIOs, senior IT decision makers, data architects, developers and the vendor community.

Olympia, London W14

Wed 24 Jun

£995 two day pass; £495 one day pass / 02073 851200

Thu 25 Jun

£995 two day pass; £495 one day pass / 02073 851200

Derek Florey

Spooky storytelling featuring a reading of The Shadow by Edith Nesbit.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Thu 4 Jun

£5 / 01344 484 123

The Funfair: Panel Discussion

Jackie Stacey chairs a discussion about the play with Walter Meierjohann, Petra Jane Tauscher, David Alderson, Ian Parker and Steve Parker.

Home, Manchester

Thu 4 Jun

Free, ticketed / 0161 200 1500

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Family

Join writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris as he battles the country's most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Thu 30 Jul

£10 (£8) / 020 7419 4841

Fri 31 Jul

£10 (£8) / 020 7419 4841

Inspirational Poetry Evenings

An opportunity to socialise and be inspired by poetry and music.

The Barge, Gillingham

Thu 16 Jul

Free / 01634 850485

The Insurance Fraud Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce the return of Post's Insurance Fraud Awards for their 7th year! Bringing the anti-fraud community together for an evening of celebration and networking.

The Brewery, London EC1Y

Thu 1 Oct

Price TBC / 020 7638 8811

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions London, 1888. Jack the Ripper is killing Whitechapel prostitutes. One hundred and twenty-seven years later, all most people know about the most infamous serial killer of all time is myths and legends. The truth is far more sordid. Hutchinson is a world-renowned author, guide and historian…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

International 3

£9 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

International 3

£9 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

International 3

£9 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

International 3

£9 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jack The Ripper: Facts, No Fiction: Talk

Lecturer Philip Hutchinson talks about the murderer.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Sat 4 Jul

The Sitting Room

£10 / 01584 878 141

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Loud Poets

This is slam-style, make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Featuring the best spoken word artists from Scotland and beyond. Performing with a live band, meaning an exciting, different show every night. Age…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent: Book Launch

The politically astute stand-up and activist launches the book based on his 2013 show, which has seen him campaign successfully for trade union recognition for cinema workers and compel a multinational to change its practices.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Fri 12 Jun

£10 (£8) / 028 9024 9276

Matt Abbott is Skint and Demoralised

Matt Abbott Fusing witty anecdotes, kitchen sink realism and a sharp political bite, this is above all else accessible poetry from the Wakefield street poet. His tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating humour provides a constant giggle throughout an otherwise refreshingly honest show. Sometimes bleak, sometimes poignant: one…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

International 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

International 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

International 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Purely Poetry Open Mic Night

Readers and writers present a variety of poetry styles and subjects in a laid back and supportive environment.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Fri 5 Jun

£4 / 028 9024 2338

Fri 3 Jul

£4 / 028 9024 2338

Ramadan Night

Musicians, poets and story tellers perform for the breaking of the fast, featuring an ensemble led by Najib Coutya, exploring the mosaic of Arab Maqamat, Muwashahat and Qudud.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sat 20 Jun

£15; £12 adv (£10) / 020 7613 7498

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Ray Davies: Talk

The author discusses his book Americana.

Market Hall, Brecon

Fri 7 Aug

£37.50

Secret Arcade

A showcase of unique arcade games posters, plus DJ sets, a secret arcade, a zine launch and more.

Secret Location: Glasgow

Sat 30 May

Free

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift/ Seven of Scotland's most dynamic, provocative and lyrical spoken word artists: Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small – present original solo shows, blending poetry, music and theatre in a different performance every night of the week. From drone warfare to…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£3 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 28 Aug

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival: Poetry Reading

Eminent stage actor and director Michael Pennington presents a selection of English poetry inspired by The Sixteen's concert programme including works of John Donne, Christopher Fry and WH Auden.

Spitalfields, London E1

Wed 3 Jun

Tithonus: Waiting For The Dawn

Commissioned by the London Literature Festival at the South Bank Centre, Alice Oswald performs her retelling of Tithonus, who was made immortal by Zeus.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Tue 4 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (Children £4 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Wed 3 Jun

Free / 0871 902 5726

Wed 1 Jul

Free / 0871 902 5726