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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Whether the event is free or charged, we ask you to order your ticket(s) via this website to reserve your place. If you are unable to attend an event for which you have booked, please contact us. You can use the filters below to select events of most interest to you based on type, date and location.

If you are interested in hiring Level 6 or our Meeting Room for an event, you can find more details here.

For a consolidated list of all upcoming Ray's Jazz music events click here.

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November 2017 - October 2018

CITY : David Levene CITY : David Levene
Thursday 16th November 2017 9:30am - Thursday 7th December 2017 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

Over half of the world's population now lives in cities, but how do we live, what kind of places are we creating, and how are these stories being told?

Foyles Literary Supper in association with A-Canteen - Giovanna Fletcher: Some Kind of Wonderful - SOLD OUT Foyles Literary Supper in association with A-Canteen - Giovanna Fletcher: Some Kind of Wonderful - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 6:30pm - 9pm A-Canteen Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event has now SOLD OUT We are delighted to be hosting our first Foyles Literary Supper in association with A-Canteen with bestselling novelist, actress, TV presenter and vlogger, Giovanna Fletcher. The evening celebrates Some Kind of Wonderful, Giovanna’s delightful new novel. It tells the story of Lizzie, who has been loved up with her boyfriend Ian since their first day in university. On a romantic escape in Dubai, just when Lizzy thinks that Ian is going to propose, Ian reveals he’s not sure if he even wants her anymore.

Here We Are: a signing with Oliver Jeffers Here We Are: a signing with Oliver Jeffers
Thursday 23rd November 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Come and meet award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers for an in store book signing as he introduces his new title Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

Jazz Layer Cake - John Harvey & John Lake: Going Down Slow Jazz Layer Cake - John Harvey & John Lake: Going Down Slow
Friday 24th November 2017 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

John Lake and his band dish out a delicious serving of modern jazz and poetry created by award-winning author of the best-selling Charlie Resnick series John Harvey.

Polari: Tenth Birthday Party Polari: Tenth Birthday Party
Friday 24th November 2017 7:30pm - 9pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of Being A Man festival at the Southbank Centre. Hear stories of Queer masculinity as Being A Man festival and Paul Burtson’s long-standing literature and spoken-word residency Polari combine for a tantalising showcase.

Matt Haig: Father Christmas and Me Matt Haig: Father Christmas and Me
Saturday 25th November 2017 10:30am - 12 Noon Town Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are delighted to welcome to the Town Hall bestselling author Matt Haig for an enchanting Christmas adventure to celebrate the third book in his festive children’s series, Father Christmas and Me.

Robert Webb: How Not To Be A Boy Robert Webb: How Not To Be A Boy
Saturday 25th November 2017 2:30pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of the Being A Man festival at the Southbank Centre. Join award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity.

Reggie Yates in Conversation Reggie Yates in Conversation
Saturday 25th November 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of the Southbank Centre's Being a Man Festival. In his first book, Unseen, Reggie Yates takes us behind the scenes on his journey from TV presenter to documentary storyteller.

Simon Amstell in Conversation Simon Amstell in Conversation
Saturday 25th November 2017 5pm - 6pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of the Being A Man festival at the Southbank Centre. Laugh with Simon Amstell as he talks about his hilarious and heartbreaking new book Help, contemporary masculinity and his compulsion to reveal his entire self on stage.

Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair
Sunday 26th November 2017 12 Noon - 1pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of the Being A Man festival at the Southbank Centre. See Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst present his long-awaited sixth novel, The Sparsholt Affair. The book chronicles the intimate lives of a family across three generations, and explores changing attitudes towards gay men from the 1940s to the present.

Les Troyens: John Nelson, Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato in conversation Les Troyens: John Nelson, Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato in conversation
Sunday 26th November 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for an exclusive evening with the creative cast of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens as James Jolly, Editor in Chief at Gramophone magazine interviews John Nelson, Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato.

Tender Buttons with John Butcher Tender Buttons with John Butcher
Monday 27th November 2017 6pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

The sound of Tender Buttons occupies a post-New York School sound-space, very much in the spirit of Cage, Feldman, and Wolff. Their music is both composed and improvised, often performed with video projection.

Eight Ghosts: Mark Haddon, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie, Max Porter and Stuart Evers in conversation Eight Ghosts: Mark Haddon, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie, Max Porter and Stuart Evers in conversation
Tuesday 28th November 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an all-star fright night with authors Mark Haddon, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie, Max Porter and Stuart Evers as we celebrate the release of the haunting new English Heritage collection, Eight Ghosts.

Nicola Rowley Storytelling Nicola Rowley Storytelling
Saturday 2nd December 2017 3pm - 4pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Chelmsford.

Picture Book Club South West: Sean Taylor in conversation Picture Book Club South West: Sean Taylor in conversation
Monday 4th December 2017 6:15pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Chargeable Event

Foyles Bristol are delighted to be hosting the Picture Book Club South West - a book group for grown-ups who love picture books - as they welcome prolific children's author Sean Taylor to their December meeting.

Capturing the city: Guardian photographer David Levene in conversation Capturing the city: Guardian photographer David Levene in conversation
Monday 4th December 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Guardian photographer David Levene will discuss his new book City and the accompanying exhibition at Foyles Charing Cross Road. Joining Levene will be editor of Guardian Cities Chris Michael, and former Guardian head of photography Roger Tooth.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Sunday 10th December 2017 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a magical afternoon as Eric Carle’s classic creations spring off the page with the help of the cast of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

Discussing the British - Foyles Debut Author Showcase Discussing the British - Foyles Debut Author Showcase
Monday 11th December 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Take another look at our small island with this showcase of new talent. From the humble handshake to what it means to be a man, the nature of nationalism to the contents of your umbrella stand - these new authors are delving deep into our cultural history and asking, what does it mean to be British?

Stewart Lee, Tania Chen & Steve Beresford perform John Cage’s ‘Indeterminacy’ Stewart Lee, Tania Chen & Steve Beresford perform John Cage’s ‘Indeterminacy’
Thursday 14th December 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Once upon a time, Steve Beresford played Tania Chen the Folkways CD of Indeterminacy, by John Cage. Tania liked the recording very much and immediately suggested performing the piece. Steve suggested Stewart Lee to read the stories. Stewart agreed.

The Testament of Mary: Colm Tóibín The Testament of Mary: Colm Tóibín
Saturday 16th December 2017 1pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This event is part of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival at the Southbank Centre. Author Colm Tóibín discusses writing from Mary’s perspective in his novel The Testament of Mary.

Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group: January Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group: January
Thursday 25th January 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event

Whether you’re a young adult yourself, or just love YA fiction, this is the perfect opportunity to get your teeth stuck into literary debate and meet likeminded people.

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