Evening events, Books, Book signing

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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

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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Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Veteran DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw signs copies of new autobiography No Off Switch and answers questions about a colourful life that's taken him from driving vans for Billy Bragg, to reporting from war zones around the world, to presenting a pioneering late-night music show.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May


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

Andy Kershaw: Top Ten Musical Moments!: Talk

The broadcaster converses with Gerry Foley about the highlights of his long career and signs copies of his book No Off Switch.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sat 2 May

£10 ( £8) / 01434 652477

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Antonia Fraser

Biographer and historian Antonia Fraser discusses her recent publication My History, an account of her youth and the development of her love of history.

Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Fri 1 May


Book Launch For The Emma Press Anthology Of Dance

Join the Emma Press for a big old knees-up to celebrate the publication of The Emma Press Anthology of Dance. With drinks, poetry readings and a little bit of dancing.

Rambert, London SE1

Thu 14 May


Carol Ann Duffy And Friends

The Poet Laureate hosts an evening of poetry reading, with new writers from Manchester Metropolitan University and a variety of established poets offering a medley of Jazz, Poetry and Conversation.

Brighton Dome

Tue 5 May

Concert Hall

£10 / 01273 709709

Caroline Criado-Perez: Author's Event

City Books present the launch of the author's new book Do It Like A Woman, a celebration of women's rights activists around the world and a call to arms.

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wed 10 Jun

£8 / 01273 464440

An Evening with David Nicholls, Author Of Us

Chorleywood Bookshop is delighted to be hosting an evening with bestselling novelist, David Nicholls, whose novel 'One Day' has sold over five million copies internationally. His most recent work 'US' was long-listed for The 2014 Man Booker Prize.

Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

Tue 2 Jun


Hidden Prologues Literary Salon

A monthly literary salon to get your book-loving self all in a tizzy. Email to book. Booking is essential.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 3047 2037

Andrew O’Hagan takes to the sofa with journalist Sam Leith, discussing the insights and inspiration behind his latest novel, 'The Illuminations'

Mother Ambition: Kate Grenville On One Life

Hear one of Australia's finest novelists discuss her latest book One Life - an intensely moving homage to her mother Nance Russell, an exceptional woman whose intriguing life spanned a century of tumult and change.

Waterstones Hampstead, London NW3

Thu 28 May

£5 / 0843 290 8361

Rob Cowen: Common Ground

The nature writer talks about his new book.

Balloch Library

Sat 16 May

Free / 01389 608989

Martin Parr And Wassinklundgren: Author Event

Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren discuss their experience of curating The Chinese Photobook.

The Photographers' Gallery, London W1F

Thu 21 May

£7 (£4; £4) / 0845 262 1618

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Paul Koudounaris: Author's Event

The author and art historian talks about the cultures that summon the dead for magical purposes and to gain knowledge and how the remains of the dead are used to create sacred and liminal spaces. Followed by a book signing.

Treadwell's, London WC1E

Thu 4 Jun

£7 / 020 7419 8507

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Tue 5 May

£10 (£9) / 01793 524481

Simon Armitage: Author Event

The award-winning poet reads from Paper Aeroplane and other new works, with the opportunity to have books signed after the performance.

Deda, Derby

Thu 4 Jun

£12 / 01332 370911

Frenchay Campus, University of The West of England, Bristol

Thu 4 Jun

Room 2B020, B Block

Free / 0117 965 6261

Wild Swimming Walks - Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association At Keats Community Library

The famous swimming ladies of London's Hampstead ponds share their favourite walks with a dip.

Keats Community Library, London NW3

Tue 16 Jun