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The Tolerance Trap - What Happened To The Kick-Ass Gay Rights Movement? With Suzanna Danuta Walters

Housmans welcome Suzanna Danuta Walters on a rare visit from the USA to discuss her latest book 'The Tolerance Trap', a call to arms for the gay rights movement not to settle for complacency, and regain its radical agenda.

Housmans Bookshop, London N1

Thu 30 Apr

Advanced Manufacturing Show

Advanced Manufacturing Show will showcase world-class advanced manufacturing technologies to professionals looking to benchmark the best advanced technologies on the market.

NEC, Birmingham

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 0121 780 4141

Wed 3 Jun

Free / 0121 780 4141

Thu 4 Jun

Free / 0121 780 4141

After Hours

Our ever popular free open-mic night with our compere Annette returns on the first Thursday of the month from February to December!

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 7 May

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 4 Jun

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Thu 2 Jul

Free / 023 9277 8080

  • 19:00 – 21:00 After Hours Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
…and 5 more dates until 3 Dec

Alex Norton

The actor and founder member of 7:84 talks about his work.

Dalmuir Library, Clydebank

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 562 2425

Part of Booked Festival.

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Alex Norton Dalmuir Library, Clydebank

Dirk van Zyl Smit: Death In America, Life In Europe: Two Approaches To Ultimate Penalties: Lecture

Professor van Zyl Smit talks about the different ways the American and British justice systems hand out punishments to the worst offenders.

Leeds University

Mon 27 Apr

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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

Magnus Mills Book Signing

Magnus Mills will be at the Owl reading from his new novel The Field of the Cloth of Gold.

Owl Bookshop, London NW5

Mon 27 Apr

Free ticketed / 020 7485 7793

Mansfield Town FC Business Academy

Monthly Business networking event at the famous One Call Stadium.

Mansfield Town Football Club

Tue 6 Oct

Free / 01623 482495

Pre-Election Q&A: Grant Shapps

JW3 is hosting Welwyn Hatfield Candidate for Parliament and Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps for a pre-election Q&A in partnership with The Jewish News.

JW3, London NW3

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7433 8988


Discover tips and techniques for remembering and enhancing public speaking, storytelling or acting.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sat 9 May

Free, donations welcome / 0151 702 5324

Sat 23 May

Free, donations welcome / 0151 702 5324

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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

30th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Blessed Are The Hypocrites ?

The Reverend Lucy Winkett speaks in memory of Eric Symes Abbott, exploring the Christian ideal of mercy as a public value in the era of trial by Twitter.

Westminster Abbey, London SW1P

Thu 21 May

Free / 020 7222 5152

5 Skills of Listening

Listening is a skill - requiring us to truly listen and understand the other person. Join us for the 5 skills of listening.

Dalston C.L.R. James Library, London E8

Sat 9 May

Free / 020 8356 2539

Above The Parapet: Women In Public Life: Talk

Dr Purna Sen talks about the project's research on women in public life.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 20 May

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Adam Strickson: Author’s Event

The author and theatre director reads from his own work to provide an insight into the themes of George Morland's paintings.

Leeds University

Sat 30 May

Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Free / 01133 432 778

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Adult Reading Group

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Bacup Library

Mon 4 May

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 01706 873 324

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 01706 873 324

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

Africa Writes 2015

Annual literature festival of the Royal African Society, featuring talks, readings, book launches and signing, workshops and discussions.

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 3 Jul

Free / 0843 208 1144

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 0843 208 1144

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 0843 208 1144

'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

Agile Cymru

A two day conference with talks and debates from industry experts, designed to present a more flexible way of working.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 029 2063 6464

  • 09:00 – 17:00 Agile Cymru Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 029 2063 6464

  • 09:00 – 17:00 Agile Cymru Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Ahmet Ogut Exhibition Event: In Conversation

An in-conversation with Ahmet Ogut and Annie Fletcher, co-curator of Ogut's exhibition, Forward, at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (7 March-14 June 2015).

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Tue 26 May

Free / 020 8981 4518

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Ahmet Ogut Exhibition Event: The Rule, The Protocol And The Self-Replicating Open Source Future

The Rule, The Protocol and The Self-Replicating Open Source Future: a conversation event organised by Ben Vickers (initiator, unMonastery) and commissioned for How to work together's Think Tank research archive.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Thu 14 May

Free / 020 8981 4518

AIIM Forum UK 2015

Discover how latest innovations in information management can help you Improve customer service Reduce process costs Support business integration Minimise risk Gain competitive advantage.

Hotel IBIS Earls Court, London SW6

Wed 24 Jun


Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 26 more dates until 25 May

Alex Bellos

The Guardian maths-blogger and curator in residence at the Science Museum talks about his passion for numbers.

Henrietta Barnet School, London NW11

Sat 20 Jun

Free / 020 8458 8999

  • 14:00 – 15:00 Alex Bellos Henrietta Barnet School, London

Alexander Reid: The Scottish Durand-Ruel: Talk

An informative talk given by the Reader in History of Art and Senior Curator of French art at the Scottish National Gallery, Dr Frances Fowle.

The National Gallery, London WC2N

Mon 27 Apr

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Free / 020 7747 2885

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