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Charlotte & The Charlatan

Performance-exhibition using dance, spoken word, theatre, illustration, costume and textiles.

The Community Space, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£5 including a glass of wine or alternative drink

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Wed 29 Jul

£23 / 01484 430528

Lichfield Garrick

Thu 14 May

£23 / 01543 412121

Fri 15 May

£23 / 01543 412121

Palace Theatre, Redditch

Thu 21 May

£23 / 01527 65203

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One Day in May Book Festival

Book festival from the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring appearances from Jeremy Strong, Alasdair Gray, Alexander McCall Smith and more.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May


In/visible Bookshop Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up bookshop with a range of arts books, magazines and more.

Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

07512 592806

Wed 22 Apr

07512 592806

Thu 23 Apr

07512 592806

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Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Dive is back with a little help from London’s finest purveyors of decadent performance parties – Abattoir.
Expect the usual weirdo cabaret, live acts, art installations and dirty disco with a little extra blood and guts thrown in.
With your host, singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.
Live performance from: London’s sordid pop superstar Krista Papista, rope/aerial from Torture Garden’s Skinnyredhead, drag superstars Miss Fedora Veronica Homburg and Alice Rabbit.
Music by Dive resident Modifier, Rufus&Bambi – expect House/Italo/Space/Deep/Acid/Electro/Techno/Tropical/Ambient.

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Wellcome Book Prize 2015 - Authors In Conversation, Sunday 26th April 2015, 15:00-16:30, Wellcome Collection NW1 2BE

Join four of the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 shortlisted authors as they discuss the creative process behind their critically acclaimed books while exploring the broader context of medicine and literature.

The Wellcome Collection, London NW1

Sun 26 Apr

Exploring The Archives: Spotlight On Rupert Erlebach And Ivor Gurney: Talk

Dr Richards from the Open University talks about the work of the composers and how archival resources can help to shed light on the works of English composers.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Wed 6 May

Free / 020 7591 4300

Jane Hawking: True Story Behind The Theory of Everything

Janice Forsyth chairs this chat with Professor Stephen Hawking's ex-wife.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

'After the Witch Trials of Islandmagee': A Talk And Reading

Georgia Rhoades talks about her new play about the witches of Islandmagee and is joined by Denis Bohr, Mary Murphy and Maeve Connelly.

The Playhouse, Londonderry

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 028 7126 8027

Between the Lines: Irvine Welsh and Jesse Armstrong

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and comedy writer Jesse Armstrong (who is best known for his work on Peep Show) discuss the art of comedy writing, at this event chaired by stand-up comedian and writer, Viv Groskop.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Tue 21 Apr

£20 / 020 3108 1000

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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 2 May

Over-18s only

Free / 0141 332 8209

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 31 Oct

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Thu 5 Nov

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules: Lecture

David Graeber discusses his recent publication and asks questions about technology, bureaucracy and the need for rules.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 21 Apr

£5 / 020 7437 5660

Edwin Morgan: The Midnight Letterbox

Discussing the life and work of Edwin Morgan through his letters, which are collected in a new volume.

The Saltire Society, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0131 556 1836

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

An Evening of Murder with Dr Lucy Worsley

An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder, with Dr Lucy Worsley, BBC TV presenter, renowned historian and Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Loughborough Town Hall

Fri 5 Jun

£18 / 01509 231914

Malvern Theatres

Sat 9 May

Forum Theatre

£16 / 01684 892 277

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Tue 30 Jun

£18 / 01793 524481

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 28 Jun

£17.50 / 01553 764864

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Fri 22 May

£19.50 ( £18.50) / 01630 654444

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Thu 21 May

£17.50 / 01785 254653

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Fashion Africa Conference 2015 - An African Revolution

Africa Fashion Guide will host a full day conference consisting of SIX PANELS, 36 industry leaders, 3 Rooms - our Fashion Africa Conference 2015 is back on a big scale and is titled An African Revolution and discussing ethical fashion in Africa.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 24 Apr

£49; £35 adv ( £25) / 020 7613 7498

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

Jean Michel Basquiat: A Matter Of Life And Of Death: Talk

Art historian and senior Jungian analyst Irene Cioffi Whitfield presents a lecture on the psychological life and work of the artist.

ICA, London SW1Y

Sat 25 Apr

Cinema 1

£10 (£8; £7) / 020 7930 3647

Matthew Crawford On Flourishing In An Age Of Distraction

Matthew Crawford on the challenge of mastering one's own mind.

Mary Ward House, London WC1H

Tue 21 Apr


The School Of Life, London WC1H

Tue 21 Apr


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Mini Austin

Creative Social bring an overview of SXSW Interactive to London at DigitasLBi. Whether or not you made it to Austin this year, we bring you a selection of keynote talks from key players in the industry alongside panel discussions around the festival.

Digitas LBi, London E1

Tue 28 Apr

£38; £28 adv; £76 group ( £15)

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.

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 29 Apr

£18 / 01276 707600

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

Watford Filmfair Comic-Con

A host of guest stars – John Challis (Only Fools and Horses), Paul Blake (Star Wars), Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf) – plus you can pick up memorabilia, listen to guests talk and get your photo taken with the stars.

Watford Leisure Centre

Sun 7 Jun

prices vary

World Book Night: Reading Hurts: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Presented as part of the 2015 Oldham Bookmark Festival, Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards, provides a unique insight into the world of the books from a feminist perspective, placing the novels in social and political contexts.

Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre

Thu 23 Apr


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