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John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£24.20 / 01738 860066

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Lincoln City FC Business Academy

The monthly networking event offers professionals the chance to meet and create relationships.

Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln

Tue 21 Jul

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

Tue 18 Aug

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

Tue 15 Sep

£10–£30 / 01522 88052

…and 2 more dates until 17 Nov

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

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

David Mitchell

Meet David Mitchell (no, not the Peep Show fella), the author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Thu 18 Jun

£10 includes a paperback copy of The Bone Clocks, drinks and canapés / 0131 225 3436

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Thirst For Knowledge: The General Election Special

Representatives from the six main political parties take audience questions ahead of the 2015 general election.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Tue 28 Apr

£1

Dr David Starkey: The Magna Carta 800 Years On: Lecture

The leading historian explores the history, legacy and local connection of this famous document in an event to support the Cumbria County History Trust.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Thu 11 Jun

£25 / 01768 868000

London Pop-Up Rare Book Fair

The UK's first ever pop-up rare book fair, open for just 2 hours 12-2pm on 23rd April in the Middle Temple Library. Part of the global ILAB initiative to raise awareness of rare books, and support UNESCO literacy projects.

Middle Temple Library, London EC4Y

Tue 28 Apr

Free

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

£6–£10

Re-Wilding The Human: Talk

An evening exploring ways to reconnect with our wild and earthly selves through talk, story and imagination.

Hamilton House, Bristol

Thu 28 May

Free

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Stuart Maconie: The People's Songs

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about his new book and epic radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Wed 29 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£19 (£17) / 0845 330 3565

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 17 May

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Sun 3 May

£10–£15 ( £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01768 774411

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

2015 MMA London Forum: Mobile Acceleration

MMA London Forum will focus on Mobile Acceleration and showcase how mobile has played an innovative role in brands customer experience, product development and advertising market effectiveness.

Etc Venues, London EC2M

Mon 8 Jun

£550 ( £450)

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

David Starkey: Magna Carta and Us: Talk

The historian tells the story of the famous charter from its origins, it's unfolding impact in Britain and around the world and its present-day relevance.

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 22 May

Conference Centre

£15 ( £12; £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 18s) / 0843 208 1144

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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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

Granta 131: The Map Is Not The Territory - With Janine di Giovanni And Charles Glass

Looking at the human realities behind the topographies of war, Janine di Giovanni and Charles Glass will be in conversation with Granta magazine editor Sigrid Rausing about their contributions to the issue.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Tue 5 May

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7479 8960

Guardian Live Event: Between The Lines: Jeanette Winterson And Helen Macdonald

Between the Lines is a new series of events presented by Guardian Live and VINTAGE: two writers discuss one theme.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Wed 3 Jun

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7527 2000

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Russell Brand: Trew Musings

A series of readings, musings and talks of the unexpected, hosted by Russell Brand.

The Proud Archivist, London N1

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 020 7749 6852

Mon 4 May

£10 / 020 7749 6852

Mon 11 May

£10 / 020 7749 6852

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jun

The Tobolowsky Files

Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd Hollywood character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares some of his hilarious, moving, and profound stories about life, love and the entertainment industry. The Tobolowsky Files has been a podcast sensation since 2009, and now he brings his wild and crazy adventures to Edinburgh for the first…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Claire Freedman

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 10 Jul

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Sat 11 Jul

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 25 Oct

£12.50 / 0121 345 0600

Mon 26 Oct

£12.50 / 0121 345 0600

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 25 Jul

£15 / 01223 357851

Sun 26 Jul

£15 / 01223 357851

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