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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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Find Upcoming Events:

April 2018 - March 2019

Ray's Jazz presents: Zhenya Strigalev Ray's Jazz presents: Zhenya Strigalev
Friday 27th April 2018 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Ray's Jazz welcomes Russian born sxophonist Zhenya Strigalev for a mix of jazz and bues including tunes from his new album Blues For Maggie.

Brush Lettering Workshop Brush Lettering Workshop
Saturday 28th April 2018 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

We've teamed up with Tombow to bring you a 101 in brush lettering with artist, author and founder of Betty Etiquette, Rebecca Cahill Roots.

The Order of Time: a signing with Carlo Rovelli The Order of Time: a signing with Carlo Rovelli
Saturday 28th April 2018 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Free Event

Meet best-selling author and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli as he stops by to sign copies of his brand new book The Order Of Time.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Ivo Neame NYJO Jazz Jam: Ivo Neame
Sunday 29th April 2018 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Another instalment of Ray’s fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam.

Fifty Poems from Five Decades Fifty Poems from Five Decades
Sunday 29th April 2018 7pm - 9:30pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event

Join ten of the finest poets writing in the UK today to celebrate the opening anniversary of the Southbank Centre's spaces.

Celebrating Narrative Non-Fiction: The Portobello Prize Celebrating Narrative Non-Fiction: The Portobello Prize
Tuesday 1st May 2018 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We've teamed up with Portobello Books, an imprint of Granta which has long been invested in publishing great narrative non-fiction, on the inaugural Portobello Prize - a new prize for new writers, and a search for a great untold story of our times.

Mozart in London - Ian Page and James Jolly in conversation Mozart in London - Ian Page and James Jolly in conversation
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Music Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of The Mozartists’ Mozart in London on Signum Classics we have joined with Gramophone Magazine to host an exclusive London pre-release event with Ian Page, the conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists.

The Wizards of Once: Cressida Cowell signing The Wizards of Once: Cressida Cowell signing
Thursday 3rd May 2018 5pm - 6pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Calling all young heroes and adventurers! Meet How to Train your Dragon author Cressida Cowell as she signs copies of the first book in her brand new fantasy series The Wizards of Once.

Virago Modern Classic’s 40th: Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Donna Coonan and Carmen Callil in conversation Virago Modern Classic’s 40th: Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Donna Coonan and Carmen Callil in conversation
Thursday 3rd May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics we welcome best-selling authors Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Editorial Director Donna Coonan and founder Dame Carmen Callil.

Jake Shears: Boys Keep Swinging Jake Shears: Boys Keep Swinging
Saturday 5th May 2018 - 7pm Symphony Hall Literary Event

Ribald, witty, entertaining, out and proud – an evening with Jake Shears should not be missed. Discussing his memoir, Boys Keep Swinging, Jake will touch on fame, success, music, sex and sexuality in his own inimitable and honest, style.

Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing
Saturday 5th May 2018 7:45pm - 9:15pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Preti Taneja and Mona Arshi discuss subverting well-worn literary paths, and creating a new trailblazing legacy for literature.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya and June Sarpong MBE in conversation The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya and June Sarpong MBE in conversation
Tuesday 15th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Storyteller and human rights advocate Clemantine Wamariya will be discussing her new memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads with TV presenter, social campaigner and author of Diversify June Sarpong MBE.

The Klaus Flugge Prize with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child The Klaus Flugge Prize with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child
Wednesday 16th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, Foyles is proud to host this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize announcement awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.

In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize panel In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize panel
Thursday 17th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 22nd May, join some of the finest international translators working with the English language today for a discussion of their craft.

Criminally Good Fiction with Raven Books Criminally Good Fiction with Raven Books
Monday 21st May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Take a stab at three up-and-coming crime writers from Raven Books with this new fiction evening to die for.

The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

There is a new revolution occurring in health today. That revolution is you. In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, superbugs, and the accelerated aging process, the significance of achieving optimum health has never been more crucial – and the burden to achieve it now rests on individuals making the right lifestyle choices every day.

Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch
Thursday 24th May 2018 6pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an exciting evening of Egyptian fun to help raise money for the charity, Partnership for Children.

White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation
Thursday 24th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome the critically acclaimed author of Lucky Us, Amy Bloom, for an evening of conversation around her latest novel White Houses and the powerful true story that inspired it.

NYJO Jazz Jam NYJO Jazz Jam
Sunday 27th May 2018 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Another instalment of Ray’s fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam.

Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening
Wednesday 30th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for a night on the town as we showcase three debut authors each with a fresh take on life in our city.

How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation
Thursday 31st May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity.

The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer
Saturday 2nd June 2018 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us this half-term as we dive into the deep blue sea with author and illustrator, Yuval Zommer!

Yoga with Yogi Rakhee Yoga with Yogi Rakhee
Monday 4th June 2018 7:45am - Monday 9th July 2018 8:45am 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Yoga at Foyles is back for another 6 week stretch! Kick off your mornings with Yogi Rakhee and her unique style of teaching Superari.

The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
Friday 15th June 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm Town Hall Birmingham Literary Event, Chargeable Event

He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets.

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