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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.

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August 2019 - July 2020

Foyles Chelmsford Summer Treasure Hunt! Foyles Chelmsford Summer Treasure Hunt!
Thursday 25th July 2019 9am - Monday 2nd September 2019 6pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Summer? We’ve got the answer!

Foyles Stratford Summer Treasure Hunt! Foyles Stratford Summer Treasure Hunt!
Monday 29th July 2019 10am - Sunday 1st September 2019 9pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Summer? We’ve got the answer!

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent
Wednesday 21st August 2019 9am - Sunday 1st September 2019 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent, curated by Futurecity and organised in parallel with Pluto Press’ new publication of the same name, celebrates the visual power of Kennard’s collective works from the past decades.

The Dragon in the Library The Dragon in the Library
Friday 23rd August 2019 11am - 12 Noon Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

There's a Dragon in the Library, there's also one in Foyles Chelmsford.

Alphonse, There's Mud On the Ceiling!: Drawing and Storytime with Daisy Hirst Alphonse, There's Mud On the Ceiling!: Drawing and Storytime with Daisy Hirst
Friday 23rd August 2019 1pm - 2pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author-illustrator Daisy Hirst and hear her new Natalie and Alphonse story, Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling!

Paint Play: Watercolour Activities with Katie Rose Johnston Paint Play: Watercolour Activities with Katie Rose Johnston
Friday 23rd August 2019 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn the basics of watercolour painting during a playful workshop with illustrator Katie Rose Johnston based on her book Paint Play. You'll be introduced to two key watercolour techniques—salt collage and wet-on-wet—before creating a beautiful watercolour painting to take home with you.

Dragons, Unicorns & Narwhals Dragons, Unicorns & Narwhals
Saturday 24th August 2019 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

We love wonderful animals at Foyles Chelmsford, just as much as you! This storytime hour, we'll explore some real and some 'not so real' animals.

Top Marks for Murder with Robin Stevens Top Marks for Murder with Robin Stevens
Saturday 24th August 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us in store for a special signing with head detective herself, Robin Stevens, as we celebrate another exciting Daisy and Hazel adventure in Top Marks for Murder!

Keiko Takemiya in conversation in partnership with Japan Foundation Keiko Takemiya in conversation in partnership with Japan Foundation
Sunday 25th August 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet legendary Japanese Manga artist Keiko Takemiya as she talks to comics historian Paul Gravett in a rare and exclusive UK event in partnership with Japan Foundation.

The Sun on My Head: Geovani Martins in conversation with Misha Glenny The Sun on My Head: Geovani Martins in conversation with Misha Glenny
Tuesday 27th August 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Brazilian literary sensation Geovani Martins on a rare visit to the UK, as he sits down with journalist Misha Glenny (McMafia) to discuss his powerful new collection of stories The Sun on My Head.

A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals: Activities with Millie Marotta A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals: Activities with Millie Marotta
Wednesday 28th August 2019 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

View the animal kingdom like never before in this afternoon of activities with illustrator Millie Marotta as she introduces some of the world’s most remarkable and endangered wild animals featured in her book A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals. Draw your favourites and make your own animal masks to take home. Perfect for Wild Children!

The Offing: Benjamin Myers in conversation The Offing: Benjamin Myers in conversation
Wednesday 28th August 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

***Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that this event has now been cancelled***

Flight School: Activities with Mike Barfield Flight School: Activities with Mike Barfield
Thursday 29th August 2019 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take to the skies in this gravity-defying workshop with cartoonist and entertainer Mike Barfield. Learn to make your own flying animals and machines using simple household materials and discover some amazing facts about flight and human aviation taken from Mike’s book Flight School. No flying license required!

Meet The Gruffalo! Meet The Gruffalo!
Thursday 29th August 2019 3pm - 3:30pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome the one and only Gruffalo to the store!

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Zeñel Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Zeñel
Friday 30th August 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature electronic Jazz trio Zeñel.

Stories and Postcards Stories and Postcards
Saturday 31st August 2019 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

The Summer holidays are almost over, so why not come and make a postcard to your favourite book character, telling them what you've been up to?!

Original Flava: Caribbean cookery with Craig and Shaun McAnuff Original Flava: Caribbean cookery with Craig and Shaun McAnuff
Saturday 31st August 2019 1pm - 2:30pm Westfield Stratford City Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome South London brothers Craig and Shaun McAnuff for a signing of their new book Original Flava, all about bringing the joy of Caribbean cooking to the modern kitchen.

Crusaders: Dan Jones in conversation Crusaders: Dan Jones in conversation
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet bestselling chronicler of the Middle Ages Dan Jones on the first London event for his new book Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

My Name Is Why: Lemn Sissay in conversation My Name Is Why: Lemn Sissay in conversation
Wednesday 4th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening in the company of beloved poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay as he talks about, and reads from his frank and timely new memoir My Name Is Why.

Literary Friction Podcast Live: Deborah Levy in conversation Literary Friction Podcast Live: Deborah Levy in conversation
Thursday 5th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're delighted to welcome acclaimed author and firm Foyles favourite Deborah Levy for a live Literary Friction podcast recording, discussing her 2019 Booker Prize-longlisted new novel The Man Who Saw Everything.

Great Goddesses: Nikita Gill Book Launch Great Goddesses: Nikita Gill Book Launch
Saturday 7th September 2019 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet the UK’s most followed poet Nikita Gill (@nikita_gill) for the launch of her new book Great Goddesses. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

Stolen: Grace Blakeley in conversation with Ash Sarkar Stolen: Grace Blakeley in conversation with Ash Sarkar
Thursday 12th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Take a frank look at our current political climate with journalist, economist and rising voice of the political left Grace Blakeley as she discusses her searing new book Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

Hub Talks: We Need New Stories Hub Talks: We Need New Stories
Thursday 12th September 2019 7pm - 8:30pm Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're excited to welcome Nesrine Malik to the Impact Hub to discuss the need for new narratives.

A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie In-Store Signing A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie In-Store Signing
Sunday 15th September 2019 12:30 Noon - 1:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome British fantasy powerhouse Joe Abercrombie to meet fans and sign copies of his new book, A Little Hatred.

The Confession: Jessie Burton in conversation with Elizabeth Day The Confession: Jessie Burton in conversation with Elizabeth Day
Tuesday 17th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore the power of secrets and storytelling with Jessie Burton—international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Miniaturist—in conversation with acclaimed author, journalist and podcast host Elizabeth Day at the London launch of her dazzling new novel The Confession.

The Art of Making Memories with Meik Wiking The Art of Making Memories with Meik Wiking
Wednesday 18th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover the tools you need to make lasting memories with bestselling Danish author of The Little Book of Hygge Meik Wiking as he explores The Art of Making Memories..

Outspoken: JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes in conversation Outspoken: JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes in conversation
Thursday 19th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore masculinity and sex education during an evening with Pluto Press authors JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes as they launch the new Outspoken series

A Spotlight on Mental Health: Nathan Filer & Michelle Thomas in conversation A Spotlight on Mental Health: Nathan Filer & Michelle Thomas in conversation
Thursday 19th September 2019 7:30pm - 9pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join authors Nathan Filer (The Shock of the Fall) and Michelle Thomas for a discussion on the vital importance of mental health and the need for honest and open ways of speaking to each other about it.

A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill
Friday 20th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear acclaimed fantasy author Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill on his new novel A Little Hatred—the first in the much-anticipated Age of Madness series.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Big Bad Wolf NYJO Jazz Jam: Big Bad Wolf
Sunday 22nd September 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with East London based 3-piece Big Bad Wolf.

Mother: Paul Graham in conversation Mother: Paul Graham in conversation
Tuesday 24th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening with multi-award winning photographer Paul Graham as he returns to Foyles to introduce his powerful new collection Mother.

Index on Censorship Presents: Banned Book Club Index on Censorship Presents: Banned Book Club
Thursday 26th September 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We’ve teamed up with Index on Censorship once again, this time marking Banned Books Week by celebrating some of the most taboo-busting, sordid, and sensational books around.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Xhosa Cole Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Xhosa Cole
Friday 27th September 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature saxophonist and 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year Xhosa Cole.

Tell Me The Truth About Life: Cerys Matthews in conversation Tell Me The Truth About Life: Cerys Matthews in conversation
Thursday 3rd October 2019 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day with songwriter, singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, curator of this year's companion anthology Tell Me the Truth About Life, as she discusses the extraordinary range of the collection alongside a panel of special guests.

Steal As Much As You Can: Nathalie Olah in conversation with Luke Turner Steal As Much As You Can: Nathalie Olah in conversation with Luke Turner
Wednesday 16th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Fight the homogenisation of culture with journalist and editor Nathalie Olah as she sits down with author and co-founder of The Quietus Luke Turner (Out of the Woods) to talk about her new book Steal As Much As You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity.

The New Statesman and Foyles present: The Booker Prize 2019 Winner in conversation The New Statesman and Foyles present: The Booker Prize 2019 Winner in conversation
Thursday 17th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet the winner of the Booker Prize 2019 three days after the announcement, as they read from their acclaimed novel and open up on the experience of winning the prize.

Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Writer’s event at the Phoenix Arts Club.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 10:30am - 1pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Morning-Only Writer’s event at the Phoenix Artist's Club

Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 11am - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look at the schedule for the Morning-Only Reader’s events at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 11am - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Reader’s event at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 2pm - 4:30pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Afternoon-Only Writer’s event at the Phoenix Artist's Club.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 2019 3pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the schedule for the Afternoon-Only Reader’s events at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate 20 years of New York Review Books with a distinguished panel of special guests including classicist and historian Mary Beard (Women & Power), critic, cultural historian and author Marina Warner (Once Upon A Time) and novelist Nadeem Aslam (The Golden Legend), chaired by NYRB founder and editor Edwin Frank.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly
Sunday 27th October 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with singer/songwriter Juliet Kelly.

Things No One Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation Things No One Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation
Monday 11th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening with spoken word artist, rapper and social media sensation Humble the Poet as he talks about his new book Things No One Else Can Teach Us. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio
Monday 18th November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Discover the Arthur O’Hara trio—a fresh London-based jazz, funk and rock trio drawing on influences such as Thundercat, Sons of Kemet and Kneebody. The trio look to experiment with the relationship between baselines, melody and rhythm.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo
Wednesday 20th November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Get ready for some out and out free improvisation with Binker Golding on the saxophone and Elliot Galvin on the piano.

EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice
Thursday 21st November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us in welcoming back Ms Maurice—the incredible trumpeter and vocalist whose unique sound delighted the Foyles audience earlier this year.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone
Sunday 24th November 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with saxophonist, flautist, violinist and composer Tori Freestone.

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