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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

My Scotland With Val Mcdermid

Join us as Val McDermid returns to her home town to launch My Scotland, with photographs by Alan McCredie. Val takes us to the landscapes she has known all her life, and the places where her stories and characters reside. Tickets are £2 available in store

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 01592 583206

Pie & Mash London: Photography Exhibition

Permanent exhibition installed at Noted Eel & Pie House that documents the remaining pie and mash shops in London.

Noted Eel & Pie House, London E11

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 020 8539 2499

  • 11:00

200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Don Juan

Byron's Don Juan is one of the wittiest and most entertaining poems in the language. This exhibition celebrates its 200th anniversary with display of unique material from the archive of its original publisher, John Murray.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

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

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)

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

An Evening With Mountaineer Adrian Hayes

Mountaineer and polar explorer Adrian Hayes discusses his experience climbing K2.

SeaCity Museum, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

£7 / 023 8083 3007

An Evening With Nathan Filer

Waterstones Brighton are delighted to welcome award-winning writer Nathan Filer to discuss The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by this most…

Waterstones, Brighton

Tue 25 Jun

£4.00 general admission / 01273 206017

Harry Potter Book Club


Waterstones Finchley Road O2 Centre, London NW3

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 020 7433 3299

Mike Cawthorne 'walking Through Shadows'

We are very excited to welcome Mike Cawthorne who will be talking about his new book 'Walking Through Shadows'. Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author's friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks…

Waterstones, Oban

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 01631 571455


Join our lovely bookshop storyteller upstairs in the cafe on Tuesday mornings for stories, colouring and activities galore! The first storytime session will be on the 25th of June, and we will be reading Six Dinner Sid so come and join the fun!

Waterstones, Hastings

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 01424 722253

Baby Book Club

Weekly reading sessions for parents and their babies aged 3–12 months.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Tue 25 Jun

£40 for ten sessions / 0151 702 5324

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Batsford: 175 Years of a Bloomsbury Publisher

Exhibition on the history of Batsford, the publisher of specialist-non fiction books.

Holborn Library, London WC1X

Tue 25 Jun

020 7974 6345


Rhythm, song and rhyme workshops for children under 4 years old.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Tue 25 Jun


  • 13:45 – 14:15

Children's Storytime At Hodges Figgis Bookstore

Join us every Saturday morning at 11.30am as we read from some of our fantastic range of books. From treasured classics and modern favourites, to the latest titles from talented new authors and illustrators!

Hodges Figgis, Dublin

Tue 25 Jun

The Collected Schizophrenias: Esmé Weijun Wang In Conversation

Esmé Weijun Wang will be joining us to discuss her New York Times-bestselling memoir, The Collected Schizophrenias. **'Dazzling … in her kaleidoscopic essays, memoir has been shattered into sliding and overlapping pieces … mind-expanding' *The New York Times Book Review*** Written with immediacy and unflinching…

Waterstones, London W1J

Tue 25 Jun

£12 Book and Ticket

Colm O'regan: Ann Devine, Ready For Her Close-Up

It will be a fun night when Colm O'Regan comes to read from his new novel Ann Devine, Ready for her Close-up. Meet Ann Devine, a riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia. Now that her youngest has flown the nest, Ann finds herself at a loose end. Until, that is, she is put forward for the Kilsudgeon Tidy…

Waterstones, Cork

Tue 25 Jun

Creative Writing For Well Being - Grief And Loss

The first of our Libraries Connected (Yorkshire and Humber) funded courses will be starting in our libraries soon.These six week writing courses will explore the therapeutic benefits of creativity, specifically writing, and connecting with the self and self expression.This will be a creative space to share thoughts and…

Keighley Library

Tue 25 Jun


'The Edge of Things'

The Edge of Things will once again draw inspiration from Blickling’s nationally important book collection. Responding to language, natural history, astronomy and the work of the first scientist to use microscopes, the artists will showcase a series of installations and live projects in the house and Orangery.

National Trust: Blickling Hall, Norwich

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01263 738030

Exploring the trauma of combat through the World War One heritage of Overbeck's

Supported by The National Lottery heritage Fund. This project will share the stories and experiences of soldiers affected by the trauma of World War One and their convalescence at the VAD Hospital at Overbeck’s. Through partnership work with veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress we will explore how the experiences…

National Trust: Overbeck's Museum And Garden, Sharpitor, Salcombe

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01548 842893

Free Author Event

Free Author Event, local author M R Mackenzie discussing his debut novel, set in Glasgow “In the Silence”.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun


Free / 0141 287 3050

Glynis Peters

Glynis Peters talks about her experience of self-publishing.

Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre

Mon 24 Jun


  • 15:00 – 14:00

Helen Moore: The Mother Country

Eco-poet Helen Moore reads from her book The Mother Country, which explores notions of justice, forgiveness and ecological restoration.

October Books, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 023 8058 1030

I Am The Seed outdoor nature poetry

This spring take some time to enjoy all the new surprises that nature has in store at this time of the year. Our spring nature trail will take you out and about in the garden to discover more about the natural world around us.

National Trust: Bateman's, Etchingham

Tue 25 Jun

Admission applies / 01435 882 302