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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.

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May 2017 - April 2018

R E M A I N S R E M A I N S
Friday 5th May 2017 9am - Thursday 25th May 2017 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

R E M A I N S is an exhibition of collage works in paper and wood. This show sees the work of long time friends, Mark Murphy and John Bennett, come together in a visual conversation about the possibilities, skill and joy of producing analogue collage.

Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group
Thursday 25th May 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free 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.

Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things
Thursday 25th May 2017 6pm - 7pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the publication of Arundhati Roy’s Man Book Prize-winning and iconic debut, The God of Small Things. To celebrate this milestone, we’re dedicating the month of May to reading Arundhati Roy.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Great Thinkers with Alain de Botton Foyles//School of Life Minis: Great Thinkers with Alain de Botton
Thursday 25th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for our first mini session where owner and founder of The School of Life, Alain de Botton, will be discussing Great Thinkers, the book that provides the framework for the school’s intellectual project.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 26th May 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Nikki Yeoh 'Solo Gemini' Nikki Yeoh 'Solo Gemini'
Friday 26th May 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Foyles are honoured to host Nikki as she performs selections from her 2016 debut solo album 'Gemini' amongst other material.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 27th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

The Lumberjack's Beard with Duncan Beedie The Lumberjack's Beard with Duncan Beedie
Saturday 27th May 2017 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Make your own lumberjack's beard (as well as the animals to live inside it!) with author and illustrator Duncan Beedie as he introduces his latest book, The Lumberjack’s Beard.

Birmingham Blogger Brekkie with Gillian McAllister Birmingham Blogger Brekkie with Gillian McAllister
Sunday 28th May 2017 10am - 11am Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

Join our local blogger community by coming along to one of our monthly meetings and get together with like-minded people.

Knit and Natter Club Knit and Natter Club
Sunday 28th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event

Love to knit? Love to natter? We’ve got the answer!

John Barrowman Lunchtime Signing John Barrowman Lunchtime Signing
Tuesday 30th May 2017 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

John Barrowman, famous for his roles in Doctor Who and Torchwood, will be signing copies of Nephilim, a gripping new YA fantasy novel.

Spring Cake Decorating and Story Hour Spring Cake Decorating and Story Hour
Tuesday 30th May 2017 1pm - 2pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event

Join us for a special half term activity hour with cupcake decorating and Story Time, where we will be reading from some of our favourite spring-themed stories.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Varaidzo of gal-dem Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Varaidzo of gal-dem
Wednesday 31st May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In this exclusive pre-publication event, Reni Eddo-Lodge will be discussing the many varying subjects covered in her book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, and examining what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

Rhyannon Styles in conversation with Laura Jane Williams Rhyannon Styles in conversation with Laura Jane Williams
Thursday 1st June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Ryannon Styles and Laura Jane Williams join us for this revealing event where they'll be discussing the importance of being true to yourself and what it means to document your life for the public eye.

Ray's Jazz presents: Henry Spencer & Juncture Ray's Jazz presents: Henry Spencer & Juncture
Friday 2nd June 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event

Henry Spencer and Juncture is a multi-award winning quintet performing original compositions from the pen of leader and trumpet player Henry Spencer.

Lectura Literaria: Pasos Pesados de Gunter Silva Passuni (event held in Spanish) Lectura Literaria: Pasos Pesados de Gunter Silva Passuni (event held in Spanish)
Friday 2nd June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Professor Carlos Fonseca from the Centre of Latin American Studies of Cambridge University, opening and conducting the talk; the author will read an extract from Pasos Pesados, followed by a Q&A session.

Foyles x ELCAF: The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous Foyles x ELCAF: The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous
Saturday 3rd June 2017 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Invent your own elephant guests and create your own rooms at The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous!

New Writing: Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney New Writing: Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney
Monday 5th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Grab a beer and a slice of pizza and join two new voices in literary fiction for this month’s New Writing event. Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney will be discussing their experiences writing a novel and the process of getting published for the first time.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Club in partnership with Grazia The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Club in partnership with Grazia
Tuesday 6th June 2017 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come help us celebrate on the eve of the big announcement with this special panel event, where key figures in the Baileys Prize will be discussing this year’s shortlist and the books by women that have real meaning to them.

THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Arundhati Roy THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Arundhati Roy
Tuesday 6th June 2017 7:30pm - 9pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Birmingham THSH and Foyles are proud to present An Evening with Arundhati Roy. Two decades after her debut, Arundhati Roy returns this year with her long-awaited second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

Foyles Book Club: All That's Left to Tell Foyles Book Club: All That's Left to Tell
Wednesday 7th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Once a month, Foyles customers and staff get together to discuss a book chosen by its members. It's an opportunity to share our different interpretations on what we're reading, to adamantly disagree, and to meet people united by books.

The Rise of Riso The Rise of Riso
Thursday 8th June 2017 9am - Monday 10th July 2017 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

This exhibition explores the riso printing process and its rise in popularity as a low-cost medium for self-publishers and illustrated publications.

Foyles x ELCAF: Springboard 2017 Foyles x ELCAF: Springboard 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Now in its second year, the Springboard meetings provide the chance for young creatives to meet industry experts, show their work, ask questions and gain insight into the professional creative industries.

In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize panel event In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize panel event
Monday 12th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize winner on Wednesday, 14 June, join some of the finest international translators for a discussion of their craft with poet, novelist and non-fiction author Ruth Padel.

Radical Technologies Radical Technologies
Tuesday 13th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Autonomous drones, driverless cars, 3d printing, bitcoin, smartphones: join Adam Greenfield to discuss how these radical technologies shape our perceptions, condition the choices available to us, influence how we move through our cities, and remake our experience of space and time.

Threads: Kate Evans for Refugee Week Threads: Kate Evans for Refugee Week
Monday 19th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for this eye opening event where author and graphic novelist Kate Evans takes a look at the refugee crisis in Calais and beyond for National Refugee Awareness Week.

Lisa McInerney, Claire Fuller and Ros Barber Celebrate 10 Years of The Desmond Elliot Prize Lisa McInerney, Claire Fuller and Ros Barber Celebrate 10 Years of The Desmond Elliot Prize
Thursday 22nd June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Now in its 10th year, Foyles is delighted to be partnering with the Desmond Elliot Prize to commemorate the impact the prize has had on the publishing industry over the past decade. To celebrate we’re bringing together a panel of past winners to discuss the personal impact the prize has had on them and their careers.

Cookbook Confidential for London Food Week Cookbook Confidential for London Food Week
Sunday 25th June 2017 11:30am - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join us for a day of fine dining and discussion as we once again partner up with Octopus Publishing to bring you a very special Cookbook Confidential event as part of London Food Week.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Relationships Foyles//School of Life Minis: Relationships
Wednesday 5th July 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This installment of our Foyles//The School of Life mini series equips you with a crucial set of insights to help you make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love.

Matt Haig in conversation Matt Haig in conversation
Thursday 6th July 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Author of bestselling Reason to Stay Alive, The Humans and The Radleys, Matt Haig, joins us at Foyles to launch his latest novel How to Stop Time.

Natasha Pulley in conversation Natasha Pulley in conversation
Thursday 13th July 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Following the huge success of her debut novel, The Watchmaker of Fillgree Street, we're delighted to have Natasha Pulley join us at Foyles to discuss her latest book, The Bedlam Stacks, a story of a profound friendship that grows in a place that seems just the right side of magical.

Greg James and Chris Smith: 'Kid Normal' Greg James and Chris Smith: 'Kid Normal'
Sunday 16th July 2017 10:30am - 12 Noon Symphony Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to welcome Radio 1 stars Greg James and Chris Smith, as they present their debut children's book, Kid Normal.

Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2017
Thursday 27th July 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain.This year marks 100 years since the birth of Arthur C. Clarke and we're delighted once again to be hosting the award ceremony, at which this year's winner will be revealed by the Director of the Clarke Award, Tom Hunter.

Iain Sinclair and Will Self in conversation Iain Sinclair and Will Self in conversation
Wednesday 6th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for this exclusive event with critically acclaimed writer and esteemed Londoner, Iain Sinclair, and award-winning novelist and journalist, Will Self.

ROBERT WEBB ROBERT WEBB
Wednesday 6th September 2017 7:30pm - 9pm The Glee Club Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Following nine series of Peep Show, and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm
Wednesday 13th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class invites you to look more carefully and slowly at your own agitated experiences with the aim of clarifying your underlying concerns. It teaches you a toolkit of how to approach your panicked moments of distress and to triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.

Hollie McNish: Plum Hollie McNish: Plum
Sunday 15th October 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to be joined by Hollie McNish at Town Hall to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her new collection, Plum, as well as performing some favourites from previous books.

Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Morning Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Morning
Saturday 4th November 2017 10am - 1pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz, in the cosy Phoenix Artist Club (just across the road from Foyles, Charing Cross Road) for a morning of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer.

Gollancz Festival 2017 - Morning Gollancz Festival 2017 - Morning
Saturday 4th November 2017 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz hosts a large selection of their authors for a morning of panel discussions and signing in the Foyles auditorium.

Gollancz Festival 2017 - Afternoon Gollancz Festival 2017 - Afternoon
Saturday 4th November 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz hosts a large selection of their authors for an afternoon of panel discussions and signing in the Foyles auditorium.

Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Afternoon Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Afternoon
Saturday 4th November 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz, in the cosy Phoenix Artist Club (just across the road from Foyles, Charing Cross Road) for an afternoon of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love
Wednesday 8th November 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class provides a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to understand our career potential and then how to align it with the opportunities of the professional world.

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