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The 900 Club

In The Works Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fi and Mac reunite to celebrate his life. Reprising their annual camping trips, they take the 900 bus to Edinburgh, where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise. Join them on their journey and eavesdrop on the…

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Aug

Mezzanine Level

£5 / 0131 557 2876

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Mezzanine Level

£5 / 0131 557 2876

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Mezzanine Level

£5 / 0131 557 2876

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

'About the Place' Poetry Brunch

*With Jo Burns, Maureen Boyle and Una Mannion. * Following on from last years' highly successful Poetry Brunch in the Eel Fishery, do not miss this year's chance to join us for a very special afternoon of poetry and music. Jo Burns, originally from Maghera, lives in Germany with her husband and three children. Jo…

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

Sat 10 Aug

£15 / 028 7938 7444

Adam Zamoyski - Napoleon

Manipulation and demonisation of the media by power-hungry leaders is nothing new: If I give free rein to the press, I wont survive in power for two months, said Napoleon, shortly after declaring himself Emperor of France. Within days, he had shut down 60 out of 73 newspapers.Yet at the same time he created thousands of…

Marlborough Town Hall

Sat 28 Sep

£10 / 01672 512487

Adder Adventure

Adders are shy, but we know of some places in the Park where they can be seen if we are lucky! Includes a talk about British reptiles.

National Trust: Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham

Thu 22 Aug

£3 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £5 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01263 820550

Tue 27 Aug

£3 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £5 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01263 820550

Adult Book Group- All Welcome!

We are relaunching our Adult book group after much demand. We'll be starting off with discussing VOX by Christina Dalcher. Free wine or juice on the night and a lovely informal chat. Come Along!

Waterstones, Welwyn Garden City

Thu 27 Jun

Adult Book Group- All Welcome!

This will be our second meeting this year and we'll be discussing Educated by Tara Westover. Free wine or juice on the night and a lovely informal chat. Come Along!

Waterstones, Welwyn Garden City

Thu 25 Jul

Adult Book Group- All Welcome!

This will be our fourth meeting this year and we'll be discussing If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Free wine or juice on the night and a lovely informal chat. Come Along!

Waterstones, Welwyn Garden City

Thu 26 Sep

Africa Writes Bristol - Namwali Serpell

Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new genre-bending epic novel with Billy Kahora. The Old Drift traces three Zambian families across centuries and borders, taking readers on a playful journey through history, fairytale, romance and science…

Waterstones Galleries, Bristol

Wed 3 Jul

£8 / 0117 925 2274

Agatha Christie literary dinner

Guests will be able to enjoy bubbly and canapés on arrival, followed by a tour of Agatha Christie's holiday home. A five course dinner with white wine and soft drinks will be accompanied by a chaired discussion of Agatha Christie's literary works, including 'Dead Man's Folly' which Agatha based at Greenway.

National Trust: Greenway, Brixham

Thu 12 Sep

£100 Booking essential, admission applies / 01803 842382

Ainsley Harriott Caribbean Kitchen

Ainsley Harriott will be in store signing copies of his new cook book Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen on Saturday 27th July at 2pm. Ainsley will be here with his new cookbook full of delicious feel good cooking from the sunshine islands that will include all the recipes from his new ITV series.

Waterstones Meadowhall, Sheffield

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 0114 256 8495

Akala - In Conversation

Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award winning hip hop artist, writer and social-entrepreneur, as well as the co founder of The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide. Akala has also appeared…

Gilded Balloon @ Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 2 Aug

£18

Sat 3 Aug

£18

Sun 4 Aug

£18

…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

One Inch Badge One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide. His online lectures, views and…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Great-grandson Peter Barratt with Sister Suffragette Ruth Pownall Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother's hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago. A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six, Alice Hawkins formed her city suffragette…

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

The Helen Duncan Room

£8 (£7) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

The Helen Duncan Room

£8 (£7) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

The Helen Duncan Room

£8 (£7) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Alice In Wonderland Activity Afternoon

On Saturday 17th August we will be celebrating the wonderfully weird world of Wonderland with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party inspired arts and craft afternoon. There will be colouring sheets from the world of Lewis Carroll and we will also be designing Teapots and cups fit for a Wonderland Dormouse to live in. Children of…

Waterstones, Bolton

Sat 17 Aug

Free / 01204 522 588

Alice in Wonderland Garden Party

We are holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party to celebrate the world of books!

National Trust: Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech

Fri 23 Aug

£10–£18 Booking essential (Children £6–£12 Booking essential) / 01945 583463

Alison Weir: Anna of Kleve

Alison Weir is the United Kingdom’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. Rich in detailed research, Alison’s engaging prose has captured the interest and imagination of countless people, instilling a love of history that has influenced the career paths of…

Topping & Company Booksellers, St. Andrews

Tue 13 Aug

01334 585111

All Writers Great and Small

Northern writers have found fame around the world for their bold stories, unique humour and brilliant writing. All Writers Great and Small is a celebration of Northern authors, from the Brontes to James Herriot (and a lot of other good ones in between). Historian Lucy Adlington links costumes and stories in this lively…

National Trust: Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Burnley

Thu 4 Jul

£12 Booking essential / 01282 771004

Allan Beswick

The BBC broadcaster shares tales of life and the Universe as seen through the eyes of a working class lad from a council estate in Warrington.

The Edge, Manchester

Fri 15 Nov

£10–£12 / 0161 282 9776

The Amber Seeker With Mandy Haggith

Fans of Historic Fiction should come join us for a fascinating evening with author Mandy Haggith as she discusses her latest novel 'The Amber Seeker' The follow-up to The Walrus Mutterer, longlisted for the Highland Book Prize, 2018. Northern Britain, Iron Age. Pytheas of Massalia, the famed Greek explorer, roves the…

Waterstones, Kirkcaldy

Thu 11 Jul

Free / 0843 290 8429

The Amber Spyglass Bookclub

The Secret Commonwealth is out October 3rd. Join us as we count down the days to discuss the first four books! Meet us at the store at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Waterstones, Kettering

Fri 30 Aug

Free / 01536 481575

The American's Dream

Jack Finnegan Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. At first glance they could not seem more dissimilar. But dig deeper, and you'll find that they are fraternal twins: testaments to human ambition and extraordinary destinations for people engaged in the pursuit of…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Andrew Roberts on Leadership in War

Taking us from the French Revolution to the Cold War and the Falklands, Andrew Roberts presents us with a bracingly honest and insightful look at nine major figures in modern history. Each of these leaders fundamentally shaped the outcome of the war their nation was embroiled in. How were they alike, and in what ways did…

Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

Mon 18 Nov

01225 428111

Andrew Ziminski Stonemason: A History of Building Britain

Andrew Ziminski is a stonemason living and working in what was ancient Wessex. He has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country and has worked on some of the greatest and most interesting monuments in Britain; from using his skills to create a Stonehenge megalith, to the restoration of…

Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

Thu 26 Mar 2020

£8 / 01225 428111

Andy Hamilton - The Perfect Pint : Sponsored By Hiscox (Sponsored By Marlborough.news)

A brave title for a book, but if anyone can identify the brew par excellence, this man can. Andy Hamilton (his website is called theotherandyhamilton.com to distinguish him from the comedian, the saxophonist and the darts player, among others) has spent years researching and writing about gin, wild cocktails, foraging and…

Marlborough Town Hall

Sat 28 Sep

£8 / 01672 512487

Angel Dyson Book Signing

Angela Dyson, author the Love Detective, is back in Hemel to host a book signing on Saturday 29th June! After selling out a record number of books here last time, we're thrilled to have her back!

Waterstones, Hemel Hempstead

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01442 270680