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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 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

>erasure

This collaboration between poet/artist Kevin Reid, poets Jo Bell and George Szirtes, and artists Sonja Benskin Mesher, Dean Pasch, Michael Powell and Dave Kirkwood takes the 1910 crime novel ‘Lying Lips’ by William Le Queux as its source. A process of erasure, added text and visual art creates a tale that explores truth…

Town Hall, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

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

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar

Free, ticketed / 0161 837 3000

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Antonia Fraser: My History

Antonia Fraser at Bath Literacy Festival.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 7 Mar

£10; £23.50 inc lunch / 01225 448844

Waterstones New Street, Birmingham

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 0843 290 8151

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

Retail Business Technology Expo

Retail solutions and talks by guest speakers.

Olympia, London W14

Tue 10 Mar

Phone for prices / 02073 851200

Wed 11 Mar

Phone for prices / 02073 851200

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

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

Exotic Botany: The Paintings Of Marianne North: Talk

An informative talk about the 19th-century artist Marianne North who travelled the world painting plants.

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 01302 734293

The Power of Poetry

A ranger-led walk which focuses on discovering your creative abilities.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0141 276 0924

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Dance While The Sky Crashes Down, with Utopiapocalypse (Sam Small & Bram Gieben), No More Tiger, Hannah Jane Walker, Calum Rodger and Josephine Sillars

Sun 26 Apr

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Can't Buy Me Love: With Luke Wright, Jonnie Common, Kirstin Innes, Katy Hastie and The Creative Martyrs

Tiny Tales

Different tales every time, followed by a creative play session. Ages 6 months to 2 years.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Little Lost Dinosaur

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Women And Our Power In Society

The conference will look at the power systems that women live in - includes guests speakers and a post-event reception at Stormont. As part of International Women's Day.

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 028 9024 6609

Capital Comic Con

A chance to indulge in the world of comics, superheroes and graphic novels with stalls offering back issues, books and merchandise as well as a number of special guests.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

£5–£15 / 0131 560 1581

Waterstones Liverpool One

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0151 709 9820

Grove

Commissioned for StAnza 2009, Thomas A. Clark's text interventions have been kept on show as a semi-permanent installation in The Byre Theatre.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 22:00 Grove Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 22:00 Grove Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Sun 8 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 22:00 Grove Byre Theatre, St Andrews

John Hegley

Performance poetry, stand-up, musical comedy and audience participation from the wordsmith and prolific writer.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 4 Apr

£10; £27 group of four (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Sat 2 May

£8.50 / 01628 788997

  • 14:00 John Hegley Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead
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Bonar Hall, Dundee

Tue 25 Aug

Free but ticketed / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Ruth Bubb: Talk

An informative talk by Ruth Bubb, Conservator.

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 13:10 Ruth Bubb: Talk The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Seriously Possessed - A Demonology Debate

If science points to psychological reasons for belief in demons, why do people still conduct exorcisms? Psychologists, historians, occultists, priests and mediums will discuss the 'truth' at Goldsmiths, University of London on Saturday 7th March.

Goldsmith's, University Of London, SE14

Sat 7 Mar

£30; £15 adv / 020 8692 1406/7919 7171

20:20 Customer Experience: Financial Services

Gain insight into the FCA's priorities for increased customer satisfaction.

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1H

Tue 17 Mar

£995–£1465