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Big Bugs On Tour 'read, Wriggle And Rhyme Time' - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is the first of many story, rhyme and crafts sessions that we will be running in connection with the Big Bugs On Tour installation around the Trafford Centre throughout July! The same session will be repeated at 10am and 11am. We will start off with a 50 year celebration of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'! Come…

Waterstones Trafford Centre, Manchester

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 0161 749 8623

Black Sea Bookshop Supper: Caroline Eden

Celebrated travel journalist, Caroline Eden’s award-winning Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes Through Darkness and Light is a feasting journey between three great cities – Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon. From…

Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

Fri 28 Jun

01225 428111

Book Signing With International Netball Player Geva Mentor

We are delighted to welcome Geva Mentor to our Liverpool store. She will be signing her autobiography, 'Leap: Making The Jump To Take Netball To The Top Of The World'. The event is free and all are welcome! Geva Mentor is the best netballer in the world. In her honest, open and inspiring autobiography,* Leap*, she…

Waterstones, Liverpool

Tue 16 Jul

Free / 0151 709 9820

Bookbug

Join some of the North Berwick Library staff for a special Bookbug session in the Spiegeltent. The songs, rhymes and stories are intended for under 5's, but older siblings are very welcome to come along and help us sing!

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Thu 8 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Books at the Botanics Book Fair

Stalls selling a wide variety of second hand, vintage and antiquarian books. The sale is located in The Hopkirk Building. Wheelchair accessible, buggies welcome, dog friendly.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Fri 12 Jul

Free / 0141 334 2422

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Jul

Free / 0141 334 2422

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Jul

Free / 0141 334 2422

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 15 Jul

Free / 0141 334 2422

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Build a Football Club, IRL!

Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club Have you taken your team to the Champions League Final in Football Manager? Is this all it takes to go pro? Mason Robbins (University of Edinburgh – FC Barcelona partnership) reckons it might be. You’ll get to make all the decisions involved with building a €1 billion football club.

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 13 Aug

Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker… and the Commentator

Merryn Somerset Webb Confused about money? Concerned about the economy? Join editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek and FT columnist Merryn Somerset Webb and/or financial writer and comedian Dominic Frisby as they interview, talk over and argue with a well-known group of economics, politics and finance gurus (with a few…

Panmure House, EH8 8BL

Sat 3 Aug

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 25 Aug

Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters

Uncover the story of Sizergh’s 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters.

National Trust: Sizergh Castle, Kendal

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 560951

…and 15 more dates until 14 Jul

A Celebration Of Middle Grade Publishing And The Launch Of The True Colours Of Coral Glen By Juliette Forrest

The True Colours of Coral Glen launch will be a dazzling celebration of all things Middle Grade (S2 / year 9) with readings from Barbara Henderson, Louise Peterkin, Victoria Williamson and Juliette Forrest – some of the most exciting voices in Scottish children’s writing and poetry. After a chat about Juliette Forrest’s…

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jul

Free / 0141 332 9105

Chinese Cuisine: Does Cultural Authenticity Matter?

An expert range of panellists discuss what constitutes 'authentic' when it comes to Chinese cuisine.

Asia House, London W1G

Tue 25 Jun

£10 (£8; Members £5; Students free)

Clare Mackintosh: After the End

The number one Sunday Times bestselling author discusses her newest book.

Jaffe and Neale Bookshop, Chipping Norton

Thu 27 Jun

£5 / 01608 641033

Composition Workshop With Eleanor Cully

Drawing on Japanese Haiku poetry, we will imagine many different sounds (real and make-believe) and set them down on paper with colours, volumes, textures, temperatures and speeds. These pieces will become our new musical scores that could be interpreted by singers and played on musical instruments, or simply displayed as…

Huddersfield Library And Art Gallery

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 01484 221964

Dada, Surrealism, Bowie and Pop: The Puzzle of Avant-Garde Art

Mighty Fine Theatre Expect the unexpected at the Scottish Arts Club. Is David Bowie an out-of-this-world star? Is Barry Humphries upside down? Will the audience have a clue? The Dada Surrealist Appreciation, Re-Enactment and Preservation Association will continue to solve the puzzle of the avant-garde, why Dada…

Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

Debi Gliori

Max had lots of ideas for what would be his ideal pet. A cat? A dog? A penguin? A shark? A dragon? For some reason, Max's parents weren't quite so keen. Join Debi Gliori to hear the story of The Bookworm and draw your own idea of what happened next. Debi, creator of the Bookbug mascot, has written and illustrated so…

North Berwick Library

Fri 2 Aug

£2.50 / 01620 820700

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Dinosaur Day

Come along and join the fun. Crafting activities available from 11am - 3pm in the children's section.

Waterstones, Banbury

Thu 29 Aug

Free / 01295 270498

Dinosaur Origami And Storytime

Do you know the difference between a Diplodocus and Triceratops? Join us for a Dinosaur themed storytime and origami making session. You may also learn some fun Dinosaur facts! The origami session is suitable for Primary School age children but there will be colouring activities available for younger children if…

Waterstones, Renfrew

Thu 11 Jul

Free / 0141 885 9333

Dinosaur Story Time

Today we will be hosting a dinosaur themed story time session from 11.00am until 12.00 noon. All children are welcome and our story time session is located in the mall just outside the shop.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Tue 16 Jul

Free / 0141 616 3933

Dinosaur Story Time

Today we will be hosting a dinosaur themed story time session from 11.00am until 12.00 noon. All children are welcome and our story time session is located in the mall just outside the shop.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 19 Jul

Free / 0141 616 3933

Dinosaur Story Time

Today we will be hosting a dinosaur themed story time session from 11.00am until 12.00 noon. All children are welcome and our story time session is located in the mall just outside the shop.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 2 Aug

Free / 0141 616 3933

Dinosaur Storytime And Crafts!

Come along for some Dino fun at 11.30am! We will be reading a dinosaur story and then creating our own dino crafts! This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Waterstones, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Jul

Eco Storytime And Crafts!

There's no Planet-B! Join us for a fun storytime all about how we can look after our planet and the environment, followed by activities and crafts! This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Waterstones, Dunfermline

Sat 27 Jul

The Edinburgh Bookshop Speakeasy: A Literary Swally

Get literary on the last Friday of the month with the Edinburgh Bookshop, who'll be serving up gin (or juice) and bookish delights to the masses.

The Edinburgh Bookshop

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0131 447 1917

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 0131 447 1917

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Fri 30 Aug

Free / 0131 447 1917

  • 17:30 – 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£14 / 0131 225 445

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 6 Jul

£14 / 0131 225 445

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 13 Jul

£14 / 0131 225 445

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 37 more dates until 28 Mar 2020

Elizabeth Day: How To Fail

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail *is Elizabeth Day’s latest book: part memoir, part manifesto, this is a book for anyone who has ever failed i.e. EVERYONE. Based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger, *How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us;…

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 23 Oct

Quays Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Elmer Story Time And Crafts!

Elmer the elephant's statue will be taking pride of place in The Bridges Shopping Centre! Join us at Waterstones to celebrate with story time and crafts every morning at 10.30am. We will be enjoying some Elmer stories and making our own Elmer masks!

Waterstones, Sunderland

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0191 567 4331

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0191 567 4331

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0191 567 4331

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0191 567 4331