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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

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Indie Author Fair 2015 @Foyles

A chance to meet over 50 indie authors, chat with them and buy their books. This free event is part of the London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Festival.

Foyles, London WC2H

Fri 17 Apr

Free

Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Wed 15 Apr

£22–£25 / 020 8985 2424

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 14 Apr

£28 / 08432 086000

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 13 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 1846

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Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sat 20 Jun

£15 (£13.50) / 01235 515144

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Thu 16 Apr

£16 / 0115 846 7777

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

A Taste of Outlander

Mary's Meanders host this evening of Outlander -themed entertainment, featuring readings from the books, a three-course meal inspired by food from the series and live traditional music from local band Boorach.

The Star & Garter Hotel, Linlithgow

Thu 7 May

£55

Thu 14 May

£55

Thu 21 May

£55

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John Niven

The author in conversation with Jenni Fagan.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 0131 229 2902

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

The Art Of The Domestic Thriller: Joanna Briscoe & Harriet Lane In Conversation

Join us on All Fools' Day for an evening of toxic friendships, ambivalent motherhood and uncanny environments as Joanna Briscoe and Harriet Lane discuss their latest psychological thrillers, 'Touched' and 'Her'.

Waterstones Hampstead, London NW3

Wed 1 Apr

£3–£5 / 0843 290 8361

In Conversation With Simon Reeve: Talk

The author and TV presenter talks about his travels to the Caribbean.

Manchester Art Gallery

Thu 23 Apr

£8 adv booking essential (£5 adv booking essential) / 0161 235 8888

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Waterstones, London W1J

Wed 1 Apr

£5 ( £3) / 020 7851 2400

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

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Tue 14 Apr

£19 (£17) / 0845 330 3565

Out-Spoken

A night of poetry and live music.

The Forge, London NW1

Tue 31 Mar

Sold out / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Alexander McCall Smith

Novelist Alexander McCall Smith talks to David Robinson about his Edinburgh writings.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 242 8100

Part of World Book Night.

Bob Sinfield: Author's Event

Jazz FM presenter Bob Sinfield is the author of Gentleman Of Jazz, the fascinating story of trombonist and comedian George Chisholm.

Whitehall, Cheam, Sutton

Tue 14 Apr

£7 ( £6) / 020 8643 1236

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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

Alexander Mccall Smith: The Novel Habits Of Happiness: Talk

The renowned novelist discusses his latest addition to the Isabel Dalhousie series as well as dropping in on old favourites like Mma Ramotswe. Chaired by Claire Malcolm.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Tue 28 Apr

£10 ( £8) / 01434 652477

American Presidents Since 1900: The Good, The Bad & The Plain Disastrous

The President of the USA during the 20th century was important not only to America but to the wider world.

JW3, London NW3

Thu 23 Apr

£192 / 020 7433 8988

Thu 30 Apr

£192 / 020 7433 8988

Thu 7 May

£192 / 020 7433 8988

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Ash Dykes: Breaking Mongolia: The Lonely Snow Leopard: Talk

The record breaking walker talks about his experiences, the challenges he faced, and the determination he summoned, to achieve this feat, using complimentary audio-visual.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 24 Apr

Pavilion Arts Centre

£13 / 0845 127 2190

The Lights, Andover

Wed 29 Apr

£13 / 01264 368368

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Fri 24 Apr

£13

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Irvine Welsh: A Decent Ride

The renowned Scottish author returns with his latest novel, A Decent Ride, which follows one his most popular characters – hustler cabbie Terry Lawson (Juice).

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Sun 12 Apr

£12.50 / 01382 434940

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 18 Apr

£13.75 / 01224 641122

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 / 0131 248 4848

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The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 23 May

£10 / 01284 758000

Sunday Scratch Sessions

An opportunity to see new work being scratched and developed in the atmospheric and chilled setting of our Living Room installation.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Sun 31 May

Dorfman Hub

Free / 0844 482 8008

Frenchay Campus, University of The West of England, Bristol

Thu 4 Jun

Room 2B020, B Block

Free / 0117 965 6261

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

Book Club

An informal reading group.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 01278 422700

Wed 6 May

Free / 01278 422700

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Sat 4 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8778 4109

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