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Holly Smale: Book Signing

The writer signs copies of her book All That Glitters, part of the Geek Girl series of comic novels.

Waterstones, Bluewater West, Greenhithe

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 01322 624831

Guardian Live Event: John Gray And Will Self - Is Free Will An Illusion?

The author John Gray discusses his latest novel, The Soul Of The Marionette and the issues it raises.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Wed 18 Mar

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7527 2000

Elegies From Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

An evening of free verse set to blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, celebrating the lives of AIDS victims.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Sun 31 May

£30–£40 / 0844 847 1778

Monty Don: Talk

The gardening writer and presenter talks about his life and work, including his travels to gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar

£16 / 01392 665938

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar

£18 / 01992 531500

Invisible Bookshop Monthly Shop

A temporary bookshop, filled with art books, magazine and other such earthly wonders.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 222 2254

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Societea: Sara Sheridan

Drink champagne, enjoy afternoon tea and hear from author Sara Sheridan.

The Pompadour by Galvin, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Mar

£50 / 0131 222 8777

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01553 764864

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

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Waterstones, York

Fri 17 Apr

£3 / 01904 620784

Jewish Book Week 2015

Speakers will include award-winning author Howard Jacobson, economist Mervyn King, novelist Tracy Chevalier, food critic Jay Rayner and actress Maureen Lipman.

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 28 Feb

£0-£40 / 020 7520 1490

Sun 1 Mar

£0-£40 / 020 7520 1490

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair and After Party

There ain't no party like a Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair after party, right? Cosplay and fancy dress is encouraged – there's a competition to win, after all.

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 332 8209

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Can Can

Kick your legs and indulge in some spoken word and poetry at this Shindigs Scottish Artspace event.

Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Mar

Free donations welcome / 0131 538 9374

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Can Can Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

Anthony Trollope Treasures Display

A display dedicated to the English author including items from his archive and personal effects and the library's manuscript copy of Trollope's autobiography,

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0843 208 1144

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0843 208 1144

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0843 208 1144

…and 94 more dates until 7 Jun

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair

The Big Glasgow Comic Page presents a day of assorted geekery complete with 17 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more. Cosplay/fancy dress encouraged with a competition for under and over 16s.

The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 565 1035

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 0141 565 1035

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 2 May

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

…and 2 more dates until 5 Nov

Dr David Starkey: The Tudors And Us: Talk

The historian talks about the dramatic twists and turns of 16th England, with its colourful leaders and unstable politics.

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Wed 15 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01253 658666

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Mon 9 Mar

£14 / 01206 573948

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Dr Jilleen Nadolny: The Art Of Detection Lecture

An introduction to the forgery of paintings and the methods for detection; past, present and future.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Sun 15 Mar

£5 (£4) / 01865 278002

Germaine Greer: The Disappearing Woman: Talk

Talk by the feminist icon and public figure, with an opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Wed 27 May

£15 (£13) / 01902 321321

Isle Of Man: TT Press Launch: Talk

Interviews with selected TT competitors including some high-profile newcomers to the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course.

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Wed 1 Apr

£5 / 01624 686801

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 22 Mar

£15 (£13) / 01476 406158

The Harlequin, Redhill

Fri 20 Mar

£13–£15 / 01737 276 500

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Mon 23 Mar

£27 / 01753 853888

Prof Ian Brooks: Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Centre Talk

The Leeds University professor delivers an informative talk about meteorological measurements In extreme environments.

Leeds University

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 01133 432 778

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An Audience with Lucy Worsley

A discussion on the world of the Georgian court.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 15 Mar

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 578933

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Thu 5 Mar

£16.50 / 01283 508100

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 6 Mar

£17.50 / 01476 406158

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

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From Skye To Smithfield By Drove Road

An illustrated presentation by the adventurer, writer, long distance rider, cyclist and walker, with proceeds to cancer research and countryside access.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Tue 17 Mar

£12 / 01434 652477

Gayle Forman: I Was Here

The award-winning YA author Gayle Forman introduces her latest novel I Was Here.

Foyles, London WC2H

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7437 5660

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