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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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February 2018 - January 2019

The Future of the Workplace The Future of the Workplace
Saturday 10th February 2018 9:30am - Wednesday 21st March 2018 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

The office of 2035: what will it look like and how will it support the way we will work?

Creative Writing Workshop: Fantasy for Children Creative Writing Workshop: Fantasy for Children
Wednesday 21st February 2018 11am - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

We're incredibly excited to host a fantasy workshop this half-term exclusively for children.

Paul Graham - a shimmer of possibility Paul Graham - a shimmer of possibility
Wednesday 21st February 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

a shimmer of possibility is regarded as one of the defining photography books of the 21st century. To celebrate the book's re-issue we welcome photographer Paul Graham for an evening of conversation and insight into his work.

Foyles Chelmsford YA Book Group: February Foyles Chelmsford YA Book Group: February
Thursday 22nd February 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.

War Primer 2 - Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in conversation War Primer 2 - Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in conversation
Friday 23rd February 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the re-issue of the award-winning War Primer 2, we are proud to welcome Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin for an evening of conversation.

SFX Book Con SFX Book Con
Saturday 24th February 2018 1pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

SFX, the UK's biggest selling sci-fi and fantasy magazine, has teamed up with Foyles to bring you an afternoon with some of the UK’s most exciting genre writers. Set coordinates for a bookish celebration with spaceships and sorcery, death rays and dragons, powered by author panels and signings!

A Spoonful of Murder with Robin Stevens A Spoonful of Murder with Robin Stevens
Saturday 24th February 2018 1pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be welcoming special detective Robin Stevens to the store to tell us all about the latest book in her thrilling Murder Most Unladylike series, A Spoonful of Murder.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone and Alycona Micks NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone and Alycona Micks
Sunday 25th February 2018 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

February’s Jam brings the amazing talents of saxophonist Tori Freestone and pianist Alycona Micks.

Westworld Screening with Ryan Lambie and The Electric Westworld Screening with Ryan Lambie and The Electric
Sunday 25th February 2018 2:30pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Foyles at The Electric Cinema for a special screening of Westworld introduced by Ryan Lambie, author of The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema.;

YOGA at Foyles with Yogi Rakhee YOGA at Foyles with Yogi Rakhee
Monday 26th February 2018 7:45am - Monday 9th April 2018 7:45am 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Kick off your morning at Foyles with Yogi Rakhee and her unique style if teaching, Superari. From beginners to those who have practised yoga for decades, these classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

World Book Day - School Visits at Foyles World Book Day - School Visits at Foyles
Monday 26th February 2018 9:30am - Sunday 25th March 2018 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Take a trip to Foyles in celebration of this year's World Book Day and inspire outside of the classroom as we open up our flagship bookshop to school groups!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 - a signing with Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 - a signing with Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
Thursday 1st March 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

This World Book Day, meet the authors of the Foyles Children's Book of the Year, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli as they inspire once again with the release of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2.

The Monk of Mokha: An evening with Mokhtar Alkhanshali The Monk of Mokha: An evening with Mokhtar Alkhanshali
Monday 5th March 2018 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

The Monk of Mokha, the new book from author Dave Eggers, is the true story of Yemeni American entrepreneur, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Divided - Tim Marshall in conversation Divided - Tim Marshall in conversation
Tuesday 6th March 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Journalist, broadcaster and author of the best-selling Prisoners Of Geography and Worth Dying For, Tim Marshall joins us for an evening looking at the separations shaping our world with his new book, Divided.

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain
Wednesday 7th March 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Author and investigative journalist James Bloodworth joins us for an examination of low-wage Britain to coincide with the release of his new book, Hired.

WOW Three Day Pass WOW Three Day Pass
Friday 9th March 2018 9:30am - Sunday 11th March 2018 10pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come along to WOW and spend Friday to Sunday with hearing from thought leaders, world-class speakers, and women you may have never heard of but are changing the world.

No More. No More.
Friday 9th March 2018 8pm - 9:30pm Royal Festival Hall Chargeable Event

Hear from the woman behind Black Lives Matter and those transforming the future.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Reni Eddo-Lodge in Conversation Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Reni Eddo-Lodge in Conversation
Saturday 10th March 2018 8pm - 9:30pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Hear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation, as the two bestselling authors touch on today’s most pressing cultural issues.

Mother's Day Card Making Mother's Day Card Making
Sunday 11th March 2018 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Show your mum just how much she means to you by creating your own home-made Mother’s Day card.

THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Brett Anderson - Coal Black Mornings THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Brett Anderson - Coal Black Mornings
Monday 12th March 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles present an evening with Brett Anderson, the founder and lead singer of the alternative rock band, Suede and one of the most iconic musicians of the 90s.

Canongate New Fiction Evening Canongate New Fiction Evening
Tuesday 13th March 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We’ve teamed up with Canongate to bring you another showcase of new fiction. So grab a drink and a slice of pizza as we tuck in to some of the most hotly anticipated titles of 2018.

Maurizio Pollini, piano Maurizio Pollini, piano
Tuesday 13th March 2018 7:30pm - 9:20pm Royal Festival Hall Music Event

Maurizio Pollini is revered worldwide as today's towering elder statesman of the piano.

The Hollow Tree Launch Party The Hollow Tree Launch Party
Saturday 17th March 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're terrified to welcome horror writer James Brogden to Foyles GCB to celebrate the release of his latest spine-chilling novel, The Hollow Tree.

The Line Becomes A River - Francisco Cantú and Misha Glenny in conversation The Line Becomes A River - Francisco Cantú and Misha Glenny in conversation
Wednesday 21st March 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Former US border patrol agent and award-winning writer, Francisco Cantú is joined by the best-selling author of McMafia, Misha Glenny to celebrate the release of his debut memoir of his time on the Mexican border, The Line Becomes A River.

NYJO Final Recitals NYJO Final Recitals
Saturday 24th March 2018 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

It's time once again for the NYJO end of term concert and the academy band's final recitals showcasing the best young talent!

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst
Saturday 31st March 2018 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

The hugely successful Kate Pankhurst returns to the store for a workshop and reading with the Fantastically Great Women Who Made History!

Story Hour with Karl Newson Story Hour with Karl Newson
Friday 6th April 2018 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We're very excited to be joined by local picture book author and illustrator Karl Newson!

Yanis Varoufakis: Globalisation Vs Internationalism Yanis Varoufakis: Globalisation Vs Internationalism
Monday 9th April 2018 7:30pm - 9pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Exhibition

Join economist and Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) co-founder Yanis Varoufakis for a keynote talk on the economic force that has shaped our world: globalisation.

NYJO Jazz Jam NYJO Jazz Jam
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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