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Joanna Rossiter, author of The Sea Change, on the route from Istanbul to India trodden by a generation of 20-somethings.
Matt Rudd, author of The English: A Field Guide, finds out if any of the stereotypes about the English - queueing, binge-drinking, leylandii hedges - are actually true.
At this exclusive children's event you can hear Jon read from I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, watch as he gives a live demonstration of his inimitable drawing style, and get your books signed by the man himself.
Calling all bibliophiles! If you've ever wanted to make your own books but haven't known where to start, this is the class for you
CANCELLED Can we cross from the new world to the old? How does the past shape the future? In TransAtlantic National Book Award-winning Colum McCann has achieved an outstanding act of literary bravura.
In keeping with their roots in Southern Italy, Amanita Jazz's music is permeated with Mediterranean sounds, accompanied by a restless feeling of melancholy and an asymmetrical and energetic rhythmic texture. Tonight the trio will be performing material from their debut album, Gente A Sud.
Bike doctors, pedal-powered refreshments, competitions, talks, games, book signings and more!
To celebrate their 21st birthday, Foyles presents an evening of TRIPWIRE 21 with a panel that includes Michael Moorcock (Mother London), Peter Milligan (Hellblazer), Mike Carey (The Unwritten, X-Men), Roger Langridge (The Muppets, Fred The Clown) and Christopher Fowler, creator of the popular Bryant & May book series in discussion with TRIPWIRE editor-in-chief Joel Meadows.
This year renowned comics magazine TRIPWIRE celebrates its 21st anniversary, and this specially commissioned exhibition marks the occasion with a selection of the magazine’s best-known and most eye-catching cover designs and photographs.
Join us to hear some of the shortlisted authors for this year's Authors' Club Best First Novel Award read from and discuss their work. If you're looking to discover the next big thing in fiction, this evening is a great place to start.
Imagine a (loud!) four-way cage match between Frank Zappa, Loose Tubes, Stravinsky and Meshuggah.
The teen horror sensation joins us for a special London event, in conversation with Sarah Rees Brennan, to give her fans a glimpse behind the scenes of her wildly popular Morganville novels.
'Creativity is contagious. Pass it on' said Albert Einstein. But is creativity simply a skill that can be imparted and acquired, like conjugating a verb or wiring a plug? Or are its origins much more mysterious than that - a strand of DNA or perhaps a divine gift? Bring both sides of your brain and join us for a glass of wine and a revealing look at the very essence of the creative process.
Inspired by the bluesy and punchy sounds of 50s and 60s jazz, the Christian Miller Trio brings together three groove conscious young musicians, aiming for the classic clarity and crisp swing of the classic Prestige and Blue Note era.
The Banner of the Passing Clouds vividly describes life in Tbilisi and gives an extraordinary insight into living under communism in Georgia. Anthea talks about and reads from this work.
What did you want to be as a child? Fire fighter, astronaut... celebrity dragon known for magical deeds? Well, let Literary Dinners take you back, as we get childish and act out at the Rag Factory with Sheila Heti. For one night only, small talk and mundanity will be put aside in favour of 'got got need', lofty dreams and squabbling over the last flump.
Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti has crafted a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual and part bawdy confessional. Tonight she is in conversation with writer Nikesh Shukla.
Join the Vintage Podcast for an intimate and exclusive live event of the finest literary entertainment.
As you may have heard by now, in the spring of 2014 we move our shop along the road. Even though we have over a year until the move, the planning happens now, and we'd like your help to make sure it's right
In this fun-packed workshop budding artists and storytellers will have the chance to allow their imaginations to run wild, conjuring-up and then creating a collection of curious creatures and magical monsters under the expert guidance of noted illustrator Emily Hughes.
Exclusive children’s workshop from cult graphic novel publisher Nobrow, celebrating the launch of their new imprint Flying Eye Books
A graphic art exhibition from Nobrow Press, celebrating the launch of their children’s imprint Flying Eye Books
Happenstance brings together an unlikely blend of tastes and skills: the well-honed jazz virtuosity of Chris Biscoe finds a rougher edge here; Noel Taylor brings rapid melodic counterpoint spiced with flavours from contemporary music; Guillaume Viltard's luminously beautiful yet quirky bass adds attack and layers of evocative sound, and all is improbably stitched together with the punkish beats of Tom Greenhalgh.
SOLD OUT! Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro, co-founders of cult graphic novel publisher Nobrow Press, join us tonight for an exclusive talk to launch their children's picture book imprint Flying Eye Books.
Cofounder of the peace group CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange, Medea Bejamin's new book Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest-growing - and most secretive - fronts in global war: the rise of robot warfare.
Laydeez Do Comics' social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.
Foyles and Ray's Jazz are delighted to announce we are once again taking part in this year's Record Store Day, an international celebration of all that's great about independent music shops.
Greta's best friend is her cat Boris. However, little does she realise her be-whiskered buddy is actually the Prince of the Kingdom of Cats... Join us in Foyles at Quakers Friars for this exclusive children's event, as Sian reads from her new book and then answers questions.
SOLD OUT Join us and meet past winners and members of this year's judging panel and discover more about the competition, and how you can become the next Undiscovered Voices Success story.
Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey's best-known journalists and political commentators and is also a bestselling novelist. Appearing in conversation in London, Ece will discuss the how her work as a journalist has informed her novel writing.
Join the Best Young Novelists for a literary crawl around four venues in Soho. At each venue, writers from the 2013 list will read their work and be interviewed by a Granta editor. Each event will last 45 minutes, leaving enough time to walk to the next venue. We'll end the night at the Phoenix Artist Club for drinks and mingling.
Jasper Fforde will be in conversation with bestselling novelists from Turkey, Bariş Müstecaplıoğlu and İnci Aral discussing innovation and the novel.
Join American presenter Jess Indeedy of Musical Bingo fame for London's new list-making night at I Love Lists! You'll define what you love and loathe, and you'll learn interesting facts about yourself and your friends. The night concludes with an awards ceremony for your listing skills.
As illustration becomes ever more varied and diverse in its output and working methods, does it outgrow attempts to impose rules on it? To launch Varoom Issue 21: Rules, three distinguished panellists from different areas of the industry will discuss illustration work that is exploring new areas and challenging rules across publishing, advertising and design.
Amanda James is a Bristol-based author, who left a teaching career last year to write her debut novel, a historical romance, with award-winning publishers, Choc-Lit. Join her as she celebrates the launch of her novel at Foyles.
Ray's regular Zhenya Strigalev brings another incarnation of his Uranium Quartet to the Café for an evening of dazzling instrumental virtuosity and improvisational
high-jinks. Expect the unexpected!
Laydeez Do Comics is the UK's leading women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus is on domestic and autobiographical narratives and the drama of the everyday, and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.
Join our children's booksellers as they regale you with some of our favourite stories for little ones.
Fabulously funny and insightful, Becky has a regular stand-up comedy show where she gives live intuitive readings on members of the audience from unusual and sometimes utterly bizarre objects.Join Becky for an informal night of intuition as she celebrates the launch of her fourth book, You Do Know: Learning to Act On Your Intuition Instantly, and enjoy complementary drinks, nuts and nibbles.
Lee Jones is a Nu Jazz/Americana guitarist and composer from the UK. He is currently recording a third solo album and will be performing throughout 2013 with his own group.
We have a whole heap of egg-sellent activities for kids this Easter Monday, as well as the chance to win lots of egg-citing prizes courtesy of Usborne Books!
Take a break from your shopping and join us to decorate some truly egg-quisite eggs, yours to take home and keep or give to your loved ones this Easter.
Join our children's booksellers for some egg-sellent Easter activities during the holidays! On Good Friday, we'll be making beautiful baskets for storing all your Easter eggs, before embarking on our Easter Egg Hunt in the store. Can you find all the eggs hidden amongst the book shelves?
The brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti has crafted a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. Sheila is in conversation with writer Nikesh Shukla.
Join SilverWood Books and Foyles as we celebrate the launch of this captivating new biography from Sarah LeFanu.
We're delighted to have a return visit from Ant Law, this time playing material from his acclaimed new album, backed by a selection of some of the finest jazz musicians in the country. One not to miss.
As you may have heard by now, in the spring of 2014 we move our shop along the road. Even though we have over a year until the move, the planning happens now, and we'd like your help to make sure it's right.
Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 21 March, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of acting talent.
SOLD OUT! Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 21 March, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of acting talent.
A return visit from the Uranium quartet. As ever expect dazzling technical skills, avant garde deconstruction of standards, wit and just a hint of chaos!
Foyles are pleased to play host to Peter James and Michael Marshall, who between them have published bestselling novels across the spectrum of crime, horror, SF and fantasy.
This evening's guest speakers will be comics artists, Elliot Baggott, Nina Burrowes and Annie Lawson
All are welcome - men and women, those with no knowledge of comics and those already immersed. Wine and home-baked cakes are served too!
If you've ever fancied getting in touch with your musical side - or even finding out if you have one - then join us as we celebrate the second National Play Day, an initiative organised by Music for All to encourage people to discover, or rediscover, the joys of playing a musical instrument.
The Happy Couple play a meandering and highly melodic blend of folk/jazz, just the thing to ease you into Friday night.
CANCELLED - Join American presenter Jess Indeedy of Musical Bingo fame for London's new list-making night at I Love Lists! You'll define what you love and loathe, and you'll learn interesting facts about yourself and your friends. The night concludes with an awards ceremony for your listing skills.
The Book of My Lives is a love song to Sarajevo and to Hemon's adopted Chicago. It is driven by passion but built on fierce intelligence, devastating experience and sharp insight. And like the best narratives, it will leave you a different reader - a different person.
This exhibition presents a magical collection of fairy tale and design illustrations alongside sketches, drafts and experimentations that invite the viewer into Daniela's creative world.
Foyles welcomes three of the brightest stars in Faber's firmament for an evening of drinks and discussion. Amity Gaige tells us about her latest novel, the lyrical and deeply affecting Schroder; poet Emily Berry introduces her dramatic and darkly witty first collection Dear Boy; and journalist Susie Steiner makes her literary debut with the Yorkshire family saga A Homecoming.
This month we're reading The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño, one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century.
Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient and primal landscapes. In Gossip from the Forest brings the two together in a magical and unique blend of nature writing, history and imaginative fiction.
On VE Night, 1945, the teenaged princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were allowed to leave Buckingham Palace incognito and join their subjects in street parties and festivities, an incident Peter Bradshaw has fashioned into a comedy thriller full of priceless moments.
Acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll breaches the walls of Miraflores Palace to tell the inside story of Chávez's life and his political court in Caracas. Blending the lyricism and strangeness of magical realism with the brutal, ugly truth of authoritarianism, Rory Carroll has written a cautionary tale for our times.
This month's book club pick is Ann Patchett's Orange Prize nominated State of Wonder:
SOLD OUT - As one half of Everything But The Girl, Tracey Thorn's voice and music provided an iconic soundtrack to much of the 80s and 90s. She's now chronicled her thirty-year pop career in a candid, perceptive and very funny life story, which she'll be dipping into at Foyles.
This threesome's free-improvising music draws upon an exploration of their respective instruments, informed both by each other and by the physical space in which they play.
SOLD OUT! Twisted, gritty, spiked with mordant wit, Gun Machine is the latest bullet from the brain of Warren Ellis. It's the kind of dark detective thriller you won't have read before, but exactly what you'd expect from the award-winning creator of Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Red. Come and hear more from Ellis at Foyles in conversation.
SOLD OUT! - As you may have heard by now, in the spring of 2014 we move our shop along the road. Even though we have over a year until the move, the planning happens now, and we'd like your help to make sure it's right.
Listen to our children's booksellers as they read some of our favourite fairy tales, and then help us to write a completely new one together!
Our children's booksellers are bringing one of our favourite fairy tales to life this half term, with a puppet show based on Little Red Riding Hood. Follow Little Red Riding Hood into the woods as she travels to meet her grandmother, and watch out for the crafty wolf!
Craft your very own fun and fabulous sock puppet to take home, with help from our children's booksellers.
The undisputed master of the epic love story Nicholas Sparks, makes a rare visit to the UK to celebrate the release of his new film Safe Haven. Joining Nicholas will be two of the stars of Safe Haven, Josh Duhamel & Julianne Hough.
What better place to learn about music than in the iconic and world-famous Royal Festival Hall? Join us as our children's booksellers introduce children to the basics of musical instruments, and be prepared to make some noise as we help them make their own instruments.
Meet author Salihah Agbaje as she reads from her magical yet cuationary play, and join in with questions, improvisation and songs as you hear the story of Justice and his adventures.
Talented clarinettist and Ray's regular Giacomo Smith is a multi-faceted player who dabbles in everything from Bechet/Django influenced Gipsy jazz to avant-garde material. Tonight he joins up with promising young pianist Reuben James.
Jim Crace, author of the Whitbread Novel Award-winning Quarantine and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award-winning Being Dead, amongst many more, is at Foyles to talk about his final novel, Harvest.
Ahoy there! Calling all land-lubbers - we're bringing the adventures of the high seas to life with storytelling and a treasure hunt, so bring your little urchins and prepare for jolly japes and tales of treasure, plunder, sail and seas!
Lynn discusses the secret life of the Shelleys, offering shocking new answers to the unexplained mysteries of the lives of two of Britain's most famous authors.
Hear some fun stories from one of our favourite children's authors, Nick Sharratt, read by our children's booksellers, and then join in with creative colouring.
Enjoy some storytelling from our children's booksellers, and become a little monster or a little goblin as we help you make a fun - and scary - mask!
Listen to some of our favourite bear stories and come with us as we go on a bear hunt in the shop.
One of the best live discoveries of 2012 for us was vocalist Frances Wise, who we are proud to say performed her first jazz gig on the Ray's stage back in August, backed by pianist Bernard Gabony. We're even prouder to announce a return performance from the talented duo, who will be unveiling a new set for us.
Join American presenter Jess Indeedy of Musical Bingo fame for London's new list-making night at I Love Lists! You'll define what you love and loathe, and you'll learn interesting facts about yourself and your friends.
It's another return to Rays by Giovanni Cacioppo! This time he's joined by fantastic Ethiopian vocalist Haymanot Tesfa and the drumming skills of Federico Rios.
In conversation with writer and critic Alex Clark, both writers will examine what it means to write about place, discussing the challenges involved in showing familiar cities anew.
Showcasing winning entries from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (British Isles) Competition
SOLD OUT! Brain on Fire is the story of how Susannah Cahalan woke up in hospital one day with no memory of how she got there. Susannah will discuss her terrifying descent into madness, her desperate hunt for explanation or cure, and her eventual diagnosis.
FREE exhibition: In partnership with Cambridge School of Art’s prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, the Gallery at Foyles presents an exhibition of some of the most inspirational and imaginative new talent in the field today.
The latest issue of Granta explores the sting of betrayal by a loved one, our leaders and from within our own hearts. Join Granta, Samantha Harvey and John Burnside for readings and conversation that mark the launch of Granta 121. A drinks reception will follow.
This evening Giovanni Cacioppo, a Ray's regular who has appeared on the Cafe stage in several ensembles, presents his new modern jazz guitar trio, who explore the jazz idiom through original compositions by Giovanni himself.
A panel discussion on the past, present and future of literary magazines to mark the release of The White Review no.6.
The prestigious poetry magazine Poetry London returns to the Gallery at Foyles to launch their spring issue. Join them for an evening of readings featuring Sean O'Brien, Helen Mort, Jamie McKendrick and Deryn Rees-Jones.
We are delighted to present this new duo, consisting of accomplished guitarists Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona, both from rich musical backgrounds and with a shared passion for acoustic world-music rhythms. Expect an evening full of beautiful and touching melodies, intricate Latin rhythms played with passion and fire.
Since its launch in 2009 by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's leading women-led graphic novel forum and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.
In discussion at London Art Fair, Saumarez Smith, the present-day Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and painter and treasurer, Paul Huxley RA, will examine the role of this independent, privately-funded, artist-led institution in today's changing world of public art and patronage.
Do you know your Manet from your Van Gogh? Who designed the Shard? Do you know who designed the Apple logo? Join us for a special one-off arts quiz designed for aficionados and novices alike.
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Wild is a brutal memoir of survival, grief and redemption: a searing portrayal of life at its lowest ebb and its highest tide. Cheryl Strayed talks about her journey.
Some of the leading lights of the current London jazz scene, and some familiar faces to regulars at Ray's, get together for a session to blow away the post-festive blues and kick off 2013 in style!
Jonathan Fenby joins host Austin Williams to discuss his study of China past and present, Tiger Head, Snake Tails.
An exhibition showcasing the work of artists and collaborators from the launch issue of GEEKED Magazine
Artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the beauty of natural illustrations and over the last two years she has created an incredible body of artwork focusing on exotic and commonplace birds.
Simone Lia, author of Please God Find Me A Husband!, will be signing at the Foyles Goldsmith Row Stall on Sunday 23rd December.
Foyles gets festive with late night Christmas shopping at our Charing Cross Road branch. Join us between 6pm and 8pm to enjoy a mince pie and glass of mulled wine while you browse for the perfect Christmas gift.
Come at 6.30pm for some traditional caroling on Charing Cross Road, then join Stile Antico upstairs from 6.45pm in the Gallery for a concert and Q&A, including complementary mulled wine.
What is the greatest book in the world? In this year's Bookshop Barnie Christmas Balloon Debate a prestigious panel of contestants, including some of the biggest names in present-day writing and academia, will attempt to answer this momentous question, each championing their own title.
Meet Maisy the Mouse at Foyles at Westfield London, and enjoy some free storytelling and activities with Foyles and Save the Children, from Maisy colouring-in to Christmas bauble decorating.
Imagine a world where it's perpetually Christmas. A peculiar world where the geography has been adapted to the constant festivities that take place there, with forests of Christmas trees, snowman-shaped islands, candy cane condominiums and present-shaped houses.
Owing to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
Glyn Dillon, author and artist of the acclaimed new graphic novel, The Nao of Brown, will be signing copies and sketching at our stall at Goldsmith's Row Book Market.
We are thrilled to welcome to our store the Clifton Singers, a Bristol-based choir, who will be regaling us with some classic Christmas Carols.
Christmas shopping just got more exciting at Foyles, as we welcome the Penguin Pop Up Shop to Westfield London.
Tonight we mark the centenary year of the great English lyric contralto Kathleen Ferrier with the editor of her Letters and Diaries, Dr Christopher Fifield, as he traces her life and work and discusses her unmistakable voice.
A former couture dress maker, Louise has brought her years of experience to the world of felt character design. She mainly works collaboratively with her partner - illustrator and toy designer Jonathan Edwards and the two will be in conversation with Creature Couture's editor and designer, Woodrow Phoenix,
A former couture dress maker, Louise has brought her years of experience to the world of felt character design. This December she's celebrating the launch of her new book Creature Couture with an exclusive Christmas exhibition at Foyles. Come and meet the felt stars of the book as they give us an insight into their world, including their biographies, who's buying Christmas presents for who, who wants what from Santa, and what habits they're giving up or starting for New Year.
Come along to Foyles and make the perfect hand-made present for your loved ones this Christmas, under the guidance of the Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans - a former couture dress maker who has brought her years of experience to the world of character design.
Robert Sellers and JAKe, author and illustrator of Hellraisers, will be visiting our stall at Goldsmith's Row to sketch and sign copies of their graphic biography of four of history's 'greatest boozers': Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed.
This will be a special Christmas edition of I Love Lists, featuring the ever-popular Christmas List.
With Christmas less than three weeks away, it's the perfect time to find those special presents for the ones you love. And what better way to do that than with a glass of hot, Foyles-recipe mulled wine in your hand? Join us as we serve some up for free, along with some delicious mince pies to really get you in the festive spirit.
Join us in Foyles at Quakers Friars as we get all festive, serving mulled wine and mince pies to our customers between 5pm and 8pm. Enjoy a hot drink while you browse - plus why not have a go on our tombola to win one of our fab festive prizes?
Come along to hear Genevieve discuss her book of scrumptious and mouth-watering marshmallow recipes, and sample some of her delicious treats for yourself.
Join legendary underground comics artist Hunt Emerson as he signs copies of his latest graphic novel, which tackles Dante's epic poem, The Divine Comedy.
Gennaro Contaldo, the chef who inspired Jamie Oliver and brought us Two Greedy Italians, will be sharing some of his favourite family recipes from his childhood in Amalfi, taking inspiration from the past and present.
Taeko Kunishima is a Japanese-born London-based pianist who plays melodic jazz with a thoroughly contemporary
sound. In this evening's performance she'll be teaming up with Clive Bell, Europe's leading performer on the shakuhachi
(Japanese bamboo flute), for a set featuring original compositions from Taeko's new album Late Autumn.
After years of buying second-hand books, writer Wayne Gooderham began to notice he was accidentally accumulating an intriguing sub-collection: second-hand books inscribed with personal messages. Now he has selected the very best examples from his collection and will be displaying these in a special exhibition in the Café.
SOLD OUT Magic may be nothing more than an ancient superstition, but it still exercises a powerful fascination for us today. Tonight, internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic and novelist Marina Warner shares her ground-breaking research and startling analysis and tells some wonderful stories.
Drawing on archival research and extensive interviews with key figures, Daniel Trilling shows how previously marginal characters from a tiny neo-Nazi subculture successfully exploited tensions and steepening economic inequality. He argues that mainstream politicians have consistently underestimated the far right in Britain while pursuing policies that give it the space to grow.
Christmas Comes Early at Westfield Stratford City this Thursday, with great deals across the whole centre to help you start your festive shopping in style. Join us instore between 6pm and 9pm for free mulled wine and mince pies, to warm you up while you browse our extensive range of books and gifts.
The first ever collection of Grimm's fairy tales, entitled Children's and Household Tales, was published in December 1812; two centuries later it is still thrilling children and adults alike. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the tales seven of the illustration world's brightest young stars will be interpreting these wonderfully dark stories in a very special Christmas exhibition at Foyles.
TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE Join the Vintage Podcast for an intimate and exclusive live event of the finest literary entertainment.
Monk's definitive portrait, which has been longlisted for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world.
James Lascelles and his quartet bring their World Music grooves to Foyles for what
will undoubtedly be an eclectic and fascinating set.
Foyles are proud to host this exhibition for the second year in a row in our Gallery on the first floor - entry is free to all during our usual opening hours.
Now in its ninth issue, literary anthology The Mechanics' Institute Review (MIR) continues to promote new writing, with an emphasis on the power fiction has to surprise, inspire and entertain.
Milne reaches from 9/11 to beyond the Arab uprisings, covering the crisis in neoliberalism; Western military interventions; the rise of China; and Latin America embracing social and economic alternatives that were said no longer to exist. He writes against the grain, providing a perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to today's crisis.
Hsiao-Hung Pai is a freelance journalist whose report on the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian was made into the film Ghosts. For two years she travelled across China to uncover the exploitation of workers in the largest human migration in history - 'scattered sand' - and the most marginalized and impoverished group of workers in the country.
Gypsy swing from the talented 3 piece led by virtuoso clarinettist Giacomo Smith. Their first gig at Ray's back in
September was such a roaring success we've decided to have them back almost immediately!
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Christmas shopping at St Pancras International with our own shopping evening. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the shop between 5 and 8pm,
Spend an intimate evening with international jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard as he discusses his new Autograph Series Saxophone, from its initial conception through the prototype stages to the final hand built product. Includes demonstration, solo performance and q&a session,
In this exhibition of her paintings - her third at the Gallery at Foyles - Carol Owen continues to explore her favourite themes: landscape and coastal scenes. Carol is interested not just in topographical views but in the subtle differences in the quality of natural light at different times of day.
In a rare opportunity to explore the worlds of Urban Fantasy and beyond, authors Tom Pollock, Kate Griffin and Mark Charan Newton speak to London Calling editor Tom Hunter about their inspirations and experiences of writing for a once maligned genre that is now soaring to ever greater heights.
One of the UK's most popular television chefs brings his passion for
food to Foyles in this cooking demo at Westfield Stratford City.
At this special event the internationally renowned pianist brings a taste of 1920s Paris to the Gallery at Foyles as he performs an intimate recital and discusses the heady times and incredible characters that inspired his new Virgin Classics CD.
Join us as we celebrate the turning on of Southbank Centre's bigger and better-than-ever Christmas lights, plus mulled win and mince pies and free prize draw courtesy of Penguin.
In a rare appearance, Frey (also known as Zack) talks about his life and work with Sina Shamsavari.
Posy is our undisputed Grande Dame of graphic novels. She talks and draws in conversation with Paul Gravett, co-director of Comica Festival and curator of her first major one-woman retrospective in Brussels.
The Cancer Survivors Club is a collection of truly inspirational, uplifting and assuring survival stories, submitted from readers of Chris's regular newspaper columns. This invaluable read, featuring poignant personal accounts from normal people, demonstrates an extraordinary determination to survive against the odds.
Celebrate the launch of Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists with visiting authors Vinicius Jatobá , Michel Laub, Tatiana Salem Levy and Carola Saavedra, who will join Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey for readings and conversation.
Laydeez Do Comics and Comica Festival are delighted to welcome Alison Bechdel for a very special evening. She will be talking about and reading from her compelling graphic memoirs.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is one of the leading novelists of his generation, and The Sound of Things Falling, which tackles what became of Colombia in the time of Pablo Escobar, is his best book to date.
Ray's Jazz at Foyles are excited to announce that between Monday 12th and Friday 16th November we will be hosting
free nightly shows at 6pm as part of the London Jazz Festival, featuring LJF acts and artists.
The Badger is back! Tonight Comica Festival at Foyles proudly presents the world premiere of the third episode in Bryan Talbot's phenomenal Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk romance thrillers starring Inspector Le Brock. Bryan will be joined by his wife Mary Talbot, writer and co-creator of Dotter of Her Father's Eyes.
Writer and film-maker Stephen Trombley discusses great thinkers with Christopher Bertram, Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Bristol and philosophy writer Julian Baggini.
Wry, humorous and insightful, A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi is an unforgettable portrait of an invisible man in his invisible city, and an extraordinary human story. One of the very best young journalists in India, Aman Sethi brings Ashraf vividly alive and illuminates the lives of countless others like him.
League of Gentlemen artist and co-creator, Kevin O'Neill discusses this insanely ambitious, multi-referential trilogy and gives the first sneak peaks of next year's League graphic novel, Heart of Ice, starring Captain Nemo's daughter. He will be interviewed by acclaimed author Toby Litt.
To launch Varoom magazine’s Taste issue, panelists from across the industry discuss how illustration is expanding and defining taste in all its manifestations.
Hear this celebrated saxophonist who 'plays from the heart'.
Tonight Alexander McCall Smith shares his own stories, of his life in Africa, his long and varied career, and the inspiration for his delightful tales.
Foyles is honoured to welcome back one of crime fiction's greatest and most complex writers for Standing in Another Man's Grave, the novel that marks Rebus' return.
From chic Italian fumetti to uncensored San Francisco undergrounds, the liberated Sixties and Seventies opened new opportunities for uninhibited adult comics about women and by women. Vanguard American comic artists Aline Crumb and Melinda Gebbie and novelist Evie Blake reflect on the erotic in their work with host Karrie Fransman.
Currently exhibiting in the Comica, Manga & Co show at the Goethe-Institut London, Feuchtenberger is interviewed by Andrzej Klimowski, professor of illustration at the Royal College of Art and author of the visual narratives The Depository and The Secret.
Top comics creators from Korean and the UK meet and share their projects and experiences in an interactive cultural and creative exchange.
Making their only public appearance in the UK to launch their 264-page compendium Drawn Together (Knockabout), Aline and Robert Crumb discuss their lives and loves both on and off the page with Comica Festival Co-Director Paul Gravett.
Join Phaidon and Foyles as we celebrate the re-launch of Phaidon's iconic Art Book with the world's largest game of almost-Boggle (possibly) in St Pancras International Station,
Once again, Comica Festival are partnering with the Observer and Jonathan Cape to run their prestigious Graphic Short Story Prize, with the Gallery at Foyles hosting an exclusive exhibition of entrants' work. Discover art from Britain's newest graphic novel geniuses, and find out the incredible ways in which comic artists are pushing the boundaries of their genre.
Join us for the exhibition opening and announcement of the winner of the 6th Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize and the world premiere of the live performance version of The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone.
With a wealth of iconic prints on show, come and discover the very best in 1960s and 1970s classic cover art in the Café at Foyles this November.
Salon, London's leading cultural fest showcases the UK's leading lights in science, arts and psychology. Salon covers everything from beat boxing to quantum mechanics to extreme survival skills, all within easy walking distance of a well-stocked bar and a large helping of gung ho.
Two bestselling crime writers. One room of eager crime readers. As what seems like a perfectly ordinary evening at Foyles begins with Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham reading from their new novels, soon the audience find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue, as the authors' dark secrets are slowly - and shockingly - revealed...
Calling all aspiring witches and wizards to our Lego activity session and storytelling.
This event is free and all can attend.
Calling all ghouls, monsters and witches! Dress in your ghoulish best and join us to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with Trick or Treating, face painting and storytelling.
Everyone's favourite witch is flying down to the Southbank and will be joining us for a Halloween party. Come and listen to her favourite stories, and get crafty with colouring in and activities.
It's Halloween and we have some spooktacular fun in store for your little monsters. Come along for some spine-chilling storytelling with our children's booksellers, and follow it up with some atrocious activities. We'll also be giving a petrifying prize to the child in the most ghoulish garb, so get dressed up for a chance to win!
Join us for ghoulish badge making and seriously spooky storytelling.
This event is free and all can attend.
This trio play in a medley of styles, blending modal and monodic traditions from Africa, North India and the Mediterranean basin.
This half term, why not come down to our cosy shop on the Thames and enjoy some stories read by our children's booksellers? Storytelling is recommended for ages 4 - 8 years and the session will last for approximately half an hour. No need to book - just come along!
In this three-hour workshop, bestselling novelist and Valentina author Evie Blake invites you to explore the craft of writing erotic fiction. Throughout the afternoon, Evie will provide an insight into writing the ‘erotic’ voice, the art of seduction through language, narrative devices and character. With her expert advice you'll be able to flex your literary muscles, as she suggests ways to improve your prose and understand more about what makes your reader tick.
oin us for an afternoon celebrating all things fearful and frightening in YA with authors Gareth P Jones, Karen Mahoney, Ruth Warburton, Caroline Green, James Dawson, C J Daugherty, Laura Powell and Sarah Mussi.
Winnie the Witch flies into Foyles for a spook-tacular afternoon of story telling, activities and Halloween goodies. Join us in store and meet everyone's favourite witch before she flies off into the night!
Since it was first published in 2009 Martin Jacques' treatise on economic change has garnered as much controversy as it has acclaim, and tonight Jacques defends his claims in what promises to be one of the most engaging Bookshop Barnies of recent times.
Tonight Kate talks about her new novel, Citadel, where history, mystery and Nazis collide in the finale to her thrilling Languedoc trilogy. So book yourself a seat, and prepare to be on the edge of it.
Tom Reiss introduces one of history's most dashing forgotten heroes - perhaps the greatest unknown soldier ever, General Alexandre Dumas, whose legacy would live on in the novels of the son who adored him.
As Hallowe'en approaches, Foyles conjures up an all-star panel to bewitch without bothering or bewildering. Hear from three of the extraordinary contributors to Jonathan Oliver's Magic anthology of the esoteric and arcane, led by Audrey Niffenegger.
After Stonewall and the removal of Section 28, has coming of age really got easier for gay teenagers? Join us for readings from Love Me As I Am, a discussion on the anthology's context and a chance to put forward your own questions and contributions.
Jonny takes his inspiration from Stan Getz, Lester Young and Warne Marsh and his band plays music influenced by the West Coast School with a strong emphasis on melody and swing.
A new form of Chinese nationalism is rising. Many Chinese are angry about perceived past injustices and fear a loss of identity to commercial forces and foreign influences. So, will China's attraction to world society dwindle, or will China continue to engage? Be part of this compelling debate.
Renowned Italian graphic novelist Guido Crepax became a household name in Europe during the 60s and 70s thanks to his Louise Brooks-inspired creation. Valentina is the epitome of European chic – oozing creativity and sensuality with confidence and flair. The exhibition gives an insight into the man that Crepax was, his inspirations and what his work has inspired.
Crime fiction is the next big thing in YA literature, and tonight authors Gregg Olsen, Chris Ould, and Niall Leonard will converge in the Gallery to discuss their work, their inspiration and their journeys to publication.
A truly remarkable panel takes the temperature of Jamaican creative words as 'the islands' turn 50. Through performance and debate we look back at landmark moments, and ahead to future challenges.
The Bat, the highly acclaimed book that launched the Harry Hole series, is appearing in English for the first time, and Jo will mark its release at Foyles with his exclusive London signing.
Join us for a fascinating and diverse evening of discussion as a panel of authors shortlisted for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction talk about their books.
What is the relationship between these three critical parts of making a good book? Literary agent Lucy Luck is joined by her client Catherine O'Flynn, author of prize-winning What Was Lost and Luke Brown, who commissioned the novel for inspiring indie publisher Tindal Street Press.
Explore the best way to embark on your publishing project and how to avoid common, expensive pitfalls, with experts Alison Baverstock (The Naked Author); Clare Christian (co-founder of Harper Collins' The Friday Project) and Helen Hart (Silverwood Books).
From blockbuster gallery exhibitions to cinematic opera, the global appetite for art has never been greater. But will today's emerging artists manage to inspire the same level of reverence as those of the past few centuries? Is greatness conceivable in local or national terms, or global ones? Can art still aspire to be universal, or simply globalised?
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford talks about Canada, a visionary novel of vast landscapes, complex identities and fragile humanity which
questions the fine line between the normal and the extraordinary, and the moments that haunt our settled view of the world.
This quartet aim to keep the traditions of jazz alive whilst having their own say on the matter throughout. Expect a set that mixes original compositions with new arrangements of some favourite jazz standards.
CANCELLED Susan Hill will discuss Ian Fleming's work and her love of the Bond books with Fleming's niece Kate Grimond and acclaimed novelist and biographer Alan Judd, chaired by Barry Forshaw.
Pakaw! are an opinionated and international all-female combo who push the boundaries of tradition. With Greek music as a base, their sound is a blend of sultry vocals and versatile musicianship.
Join our panel of speakers - Michael Church (Independent and Classical Music), Christopher Fox (composer and writer), Ed McKeon (Third Ear) and John L. Walters (Guardian), chaired by composer Peter Wiegold (Director of Institute of Composing) - who will debate the state of new music writing, on and off line, and also what are the key ingredients of quality writing about music.
A towering figure in American literature, Paul Auster joins us tonight to discuss his new book, Winter Journal, which promises to be a landmark in literary memoir.
SOLD OUT! A Foyles favourite returns to our Gallery to discuss his novel Telegraph Avenue, the intimate yet epic tale of two families, a midwifery and a record store under threat. Whether you're a diehard music lover or simply a fan of Chabon's inimitable style, join us to hear from one of American fiction's true masters.
There is a growing sense that Europe's young people risk being doomed by the current economic crisis unless they unite and fight back. And yet, last summer's riots in the UK and the spectre of a far-right renaissance across the continent offer a warning of where ill-directed anger can lead. Should we be looking forward to a European Spring, or is it more a case of hope springs eternal?
New kids on the publishing block, Hot Key Books and Strange Chemistry, have just launched their new YA imprints, bringing a thrilling and varied list of authors to the genre. Tonight, emerging talents Sean Cummings, Kim Curran and Sarah Mussi discuss their new books and more in this event for avid fans, aspiring scribes and anyone looking for something new.
Poetry London launch their Autumn issue with an evening of readings featuring Michael Symmons Roberts, Frances Leviston, Neil Astley and Liz Berry. This event will also see the presentation of prizes for the Poetry London Competition 2012, with readings from the winners, including Liz Berry, Amali Rodrigo and Ellen Cranitch.
A must for all graphic novel lovers, come along to our Charing Cross Road store and peruse never-before-seen art from Luke Pearson's Hilda books, character profiles and concept sketches.
Lavie will be in conversation with Sophia McDougall, discussing his novel, and how 9/11 and the figure of Bin Laden have shifted our perspective on the world and how fiction can respond to it, in what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking evening.
Is good science always ethical science? Come along to discuss a range of real-life cases and the ethical dilemmas they pose, and give your views on whether entering new scientific territory means jettisoning all existing moral sense.
After years of work together in larger ensembles, the two return to the duo formation in which they first met. Expect a hip selection of old standards and new originals.
SORRY - SOLD OUT! In his new book, Unknown Pleasures, Hook relays the inside story of life with Joy Division with eye-opening candour and reflection - which he'll give us a taste of at tonight's event.
Join popular philosopher and author of How to Be an Agnostic Mark Vernon as he looks at contemporary attitudes to God through the lenses of philosophy, literature, science, theology and psychology. An event for the staunch believer, the New Atheist, the undecided and everyone in between.
Join us for a unique encounter with a legend of contemporary classical music.
Comica presents India's first woman graphic novelist Amruta Patil in her only UK speaking event in conversation with writer Neel Mukherjee about her acclaimed debut Kari and her ambitious new book, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean.
SOLD OUT On 14 February, 1989, Salman Rushdie was 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini, for writing The Satanic Verses. He was forced underground, moving from house to house under armed protection. To mark the release of his memoir of the fatwa, one of our greatest living novelists tells this remarkable story for the first time, in conversation with David Aaronovitch.
Oliver James can be credited with opening up the world of psychology to a whole new audience. In his new book he sets out a radical new method to help parents raise healthy, happy children. In this eye-opening event he discusses his findings with Professor Brett Kahr, chair of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors.
Updating the rich lineage of the Indo-jazz sound with 21st-century attitude and energy, Ghosh and his live band perform hypnotic music from his albums Primal Odyssey and Northern Namaste, as well as fresh new material.
September's Book Club pick is The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin. The latest instalment of Ian Rankin's new Malcolm Fox series, this is a tale of kidnapping and murder told with Rankin's trademark gritty and rapid-fire style.
Ziauddin Sardar uses classical sources and original research into pre-Islamic Mecca to shed new light on the Prophet Muhammad's early life, and discovers a vibrant, complex character driven by justice and equality.
Based on actual events, The Story of my Assassins is a thriller that takes us from the lavish, hedonistic palaces of India's elite, to its seediest slums. Tarun Tejpal will be in conversation with Director and founder of the Institute of Ideas and BBC commentator, Claire Fox.
Today only, aspiring novelists have the chance to pitch their book ideas directly to award-winning literary agents, Curtis Brown. They are in search of new talent, and the full team will be out at Foyles to meet authors one-to-one throughout the day. Is publication in your future? Find out from the people who know.
Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapuscinski was one of the most dauntless and important eyewitness reporters of the twentieth century. In his major new biography, Artur Domoslawski shines new light on the personal relationships of this intensely charismatic, highly private man, and the intractable issue at the heart of Kapuscinski's life and work: the question of where journalism ends and literature begins.
Join one of the most exciting young pianists of her generation for this intimate Spotlight event as she demonstrates that her performance is every bit as bold and refreshing as her choice of repertoire, and discusses her fearless passion for Beethoven.
SOLD OUT It's not often a Grand Master of Horror visits Foyles, so an event with James Herbert OBE is an unmissable treat for fear fans. Tonight the UK's No.1 bestselling horror writer delves into the shadows of his new novel Ash.
London-based artist-photographer Roelof Bakker documented vacated spaces at Hornsey Town Hall and invited authors to write short stories inspired by the photographs
China has often been inscrutable to Westerners but new research is opening up aspects of Chinese history hidden for decades and centuries. Tonight, these two historians will talk about the hidden China of the past and what that has to tell us about China today.
Gypsy swing from the talented three-piece led by the virtuoso clarinettist Giacomo Smith.
An end-of-summer extravaganza of contemporary poetry on our lawn at Foyles at Southbank Centre, with poetry for sale in all shapes and sizes, plus readings, workshops and an 'Indian Summer' poetry competition.
SORRY, SOLD OUT! Grab this rare opportunity to see the self-described 'shit Dickens or Orwell, with tits' at this special event at the Bloomsbury Theatre, complete with readings and Q&A.
Tom Syson, currently studying jazz trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire, follows up his album of original compositions, Chapter One, with this performance, featuring a young and talented line-up drawn from the country's major music colleges. With a combination of different sounds and textures this looks set to be an enthralling hour.
How do you capture London's urban oddities on the page? Two novelists inspired by our quirky capital unearth the secrets of fusing crime, romance, history, mystery and magic to produce dark visions of our fair city.
Why is there no end to our appetite for books that tie our brains in knots with their twisting plots, make our pulses race and turn our stomachs with their grisly descriptions? John Connolly, Laura Wilson and Martyn Waites shed ight on our eternal fascination with the darker side of life.
The White Review, a new arts and literature quarterly, launches its latest issue featuring new fiction, essays, reportage, poetry, artwork and interviews. Join us to celebrate the launch, as novelist Ned Beauman (The Teleportation Accident and Boxer, Beetle) and poet Sam Riviere (81 Austerities) discuss and read from their work at this evening of drinks and discussion moderated by White Review editors Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard.
Have your picture taken in a massive urinal!
Come and meet Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts Editor, to celebrate the publication of his new book What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye.
Join Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey and contributors Ike Anya, M.J. Hyland and Suzanne Rivecca to launch the Medicine issue with readings, conversation and drinks.
Do fish philosophise? Do cows contemplate? One of our foremost philosophers, Julian Baggini leads a provocative and accessible tour of everything from ethics and metaphysics to science and religion.
Splatter explore their shared sensibilities through improvisation - their experiments leading to a blend of propulsive rhythms, out-of-kilter tunes, snatches of metal and pools of languorous ambient tranquillity.
This exhibition is a chance to view the original works by Adrian, commissioned for the relaunch of Lonely Planet's City and Pocket guidebook ranges, alongside a selection of other city-inspired images from Lonely Planet's wider travel community.
In her ground-breaking new book of investigative reporting, the celebrated journalist Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK, to expose thesex trade's hidden links with the tourist industry, internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs, money laundering and even terrorism.
Paddington's final stop on his tour of Foyles is at our shop in Westfield White City, where our booksellers are throwing a party to celebrate the end of the Great British Summer. Come along for storytelling and activities, and of course to meet the bear himself!
CANCELLED Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Shaun Tan talk about his work and inspiration for his books The Arrival and The Lost Thing.
Dress up as your favourite sea creature - Mermaid, Pirate, even a Squid - to hear sea shanties and look for treasure with Hannah, our Queen of the Seven Seas.
Jazz vocalist and songwriter Joanna Wallfisch released her debut album Wild Swan earlier this year and has performed in prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex and the Barbican. This evening's performance will showcase Joanna's unique voice and highly original songwriting style.
SORRY - SOLD OUT! Diaz has been described by The New York Times as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible voices, and tonight is your exclusive chance to hear why.
Join author and illustrator Eileen Browne as she reads and draws from her new book, Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe, and helps you to draw your very own baby!
Paddington takes a detour from London and stops off at our lovely store in Quakers Friars. Come and meet him, and join in the fun with storytelling and activities.
Are you an aspiring young fashion designer aged 8 - 16? Why not come down to these workshops and get some design tips from the experts! You'll also have the chance to enter your work into a competition to win a free Young Fashion Designer book, plus a certificate and the chance to have your designs displayed on the Julie Angel & Co. website.
Frances Wise and Bernard Gabony make their London debut as a duo. Their set will mix jazz standards with some lesser-known songs that deserve a wider audience.
Our secret artist in residence, Dimitri Dzneladze has been capturing the colourful characters who populate our Soho coffee house in his signature style. Now Dimitri reveals all in a fascinating show that transforms the Café into an incredible living sketchbook of his work.
Foyles booksellers are already renowned for their love of literature, but beneath those bookish exteriors also lies a wealth of artistic talent. Now for the first (though not the last) time, we're putting that talent on display, showcasing the original work, from painting to illustration, photography to design, of your favourite booksellers.
See your favourite characters and stories come to life, learn new skills to impress your friends and discover brilliant new stories to read. All this and much more.
Jill Keating, daughter of legendary composer and arranger Johnny Keating, will be showcasing tracks from her new Big Band album I'm A Dreamer (Aren't we all?). Jill will sing a collection of classic songs and jazz standards such as Let's Fall in Love, Old Devil Moon, The Very Thought of You and Autumn in New York.
Paddington's third stop on his Foyles tour is at the grand and bustling St Pancras International. Come and meet him and look out for goodies on the day!
Paddington continues his tour of our Foyles stores with a visit to the Southbank. Come and meet him at our shop on the riverside, and join in the fun and games as we celebrate the summer in style!
How much to do you know about your city? Find out where to have lunch with a pelican, how to throw and catch a whisper and discover the heart of London. Join us for colouring, puzzles, storytelling and much, much more!
Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, for one day only Foyles will once again be hosting a circus of literary delights to spook even the bravest amongst you. Come and meet authors Michelle Harrison, Zoe Marriott, L.A.Weatherly and Karen Mahoney, plus many more.
When love and fame converge all that's left is the longing. That, and the solace of ping pong. Set in the 1990s, The Adult tells the story of Jim Thorne and the Albright sisters; the art, the love and the mess that they made. To celebrate the launch of Joe Stretch's third novel, we're going ping pong crazy at Foyles; come down and play for free on our lawn, and maybe even challenge the author to a game or two!
Paddington's tour of Foyles to celebrate the Great British Summer begins at the iconic Charing Cross Road store, where you can enjoy storytelling and activities, plus get the chance to meet the bear himself.
In this next instalment of the ever-popular Bookshop Barnie, we ask is there anything wrong with the desire to be wealthy? Join host Austin Williams tonight in a lively encounter with Robert Sidelsky.
Nick Haward and Bruno Heinen have played together on the London jazz scene for more than a decade, but tonight is their first performance as an acoustic duo.
This month, we will be discussing Such a Long Journey by Rohiton Mistry. It's the story of an Indian bank clerk in 1970s Mumbai who slowly sees his life unravel around him.
Steve Backley is Britain's only athlete to win a medal at three consecutive Olympic Games, and broke several world records during his career as a javelin thrower. Today we proudly welcome him to our Stratford City branch for an exclusive pre-Olympic signing of his new book, The Champion In All of Us.
A repeat performance by two highly-respected figures on the British jazz scene.
Jasper Fforde makes his first visit to Foyles in Bristol to meet his fans and give us the lowdown on this dramatic new chapter in the life of Thursday Next.
The Urban Sketchers (USk) is a collective of artists based all over the globe whose London correspondents have combined prints from their new book The Art of Urban Sketching with original artwork to capture the capital this summer.
Dine in the unparalleled setting of the Islington Metal Works, as Literary Dinners and Foyles join forces to celebrate the epic achievement that is Craig Taylor's Londoners.
Alex will be in conversation with Time Out's Editor, Tim Arthur, about making the transition from a leading light of the Britpop movement in the 1990s, to gentleman farmer, artisan cheese-maker and father of five.
Guitarist Jules Faife has just recorded his first solo album, which brings together his influences of the past 15 years. The album's sound is based around Spanish guitar, complemented by a range of other instruments in a blend of arranged and improvised jazz.
International performance legend, former Warhol Superstar and cultural icon of the New York Underground, Penny Arcade brings the essence of her current London sex and censorship show B!D!F!W! to Foyles, as she discusses Bad Reputation, the gorgeous hard cover book on her performance writing, with journalist and theatre critic Mark Shenton.
In the first London event for his new book, the day before its national publication date, Jasper Fforde makes a welcome return to the Foyles Gallery to meet his fans and give us the lowdown on this dramatic new chapter in the life of his most enduring character.
This Gallery exhibition demonstrates the visual potential that lies within the apparent simplicity of sketching. The effects are often breathtaking and portray just what can be achieved when you pick up some paper and a pencil and allow your imagination to run wild.
Guitarist Ant Law began his training on classical piano before going on to win scholarships to both Edinburgh University and Berklee College of Music. His recent performances include gigs in NYC at Joe's Pub and the Luesther Hall and a show at the Camden Roundhouse, as well as regular appearances on the jazz festival circuit.
Local collective, Drawn in Bristol, has teamed up 11 of their own illustrators with 11 Argentine artists and illustrators to create this artwork, which meditates on the theme of distance. The exhibition previewed in Argentina in January 2012, and this is the Bristol leg of its journey.
Come along to the Café at Foyles and see for yourselves how the city's budding young artists have depicted the Olympic Games in an array of intimate, sometimes quirky, and often thought-provoking sketches.
This evening Michael discusses, with journalist and author Joseph Connolly, how his journey towards national treasure status, from his early fame with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns through his award-winning film and television career, has influenced his latest foray into fiction.
Since December 2007, Spark London have heard stories told live by hundreds of Londoners. Tonight, Spark celebrates the release of the National Trust's Soho Stories app, with live readings from Soho legends Clayton Littlewood, Radcliffe Royds and Tony Hickson.
As an aspiring author, getting that first draft from your desk to the bookshelves is no easy task. How can you make your voice stand out from the crowd and navigate the maze of pitfalls and opportunities?
Their appearance at Foyles will see The Icecreamists explain their controversial rise to fame and reveal some closely-guarded recipes, as well as an exclusive tasting session. God save the cream!
Whether it's the ever-charming folk tunes of British artist Nancy Wallace or the tangy beats of all-female Greek ensemble Pakaw, the Café at Foyles will see a parade of musicians throughout the afternoon.
This afternoon, self-styled Urban Birder David Lindo provides a fascinating insight into the birds that share our city, and points out some of the nesting sites along the way.
For anyone who aspires to write Young Adult fiction, or who simply wants to hear from masters of the craft, this session promises to delight and inspire.
In this workshop (part of the Foyles Sketching the City season), ticket holders will receive everything they need to start making their very own quirky character under the expert guidance of the
Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans.
LUNCHTIME DISCO is London's only daytime dance party, featuring a fun, upbeat and danceworthy set of tunes, perfect for a little midday grooving, delivered by DJ HELIX and JESS INDEEDY of musical bingo fame.
Gatz, the show that took New York by storm, is coming to London. John Collins, artistic director of the production, along with a lead actor from the show, will be in conversation with Robert McCrum, the Associate Editor of The Observer at this exclusive London event.
Experienced jazz singer Peter Miles and his excellent trio perform a superb selection from the Great American Songbook, interlaced with beautiful bossa novas by Jobim, and maybe a lively samba or two thrown in.
In our first inaugural comedy evening in the Cafe, Chris Coltrane presents a friendly, smart, and literate comedy experiment, with stand-up stars Bridget Christie, Nat Luurtsema, Tiernan Douieb and John-Luke Roberts.
For one week only, illustrator Jonathan Edwards will be taking over the Gallery at Foyles, painting monsterised versions of colourful London literary characters onto the Gallery walls.
To mark Refugee Week, the Bristol Migrants' Rights Centre in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas presents Phillip Cole and Christien van den Anker in conversation.
Author of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, Carlos is a global phenomenon. This evening Foyles plays host to Carlos in conversation with blogger and journalist Suzi Feay to mark the publication of the next instalment in the series, The Prisoner of Heaven.
The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops. Now, in collaboration with Vintage Books, they are taking the show on the road, so join us for an evening of truly unique literary lyrics.
Vive bring rich, diverse harmonies with a fresh, contemporary sound, taking inspiration from the legendary Take 6 and the Real Group. Their music comprises mainly original arrangements and compositions, with a focus that fuses pop, harmony, jazz, and spiritual.
After captivating performances of Strauss, Wagner and Britten, we are delighted to welcome acclaimed pianist Robert Hunter back to the Gallery as he teams up with Iwona Boesche, former leader of the Krakow Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Over the course of 13 years, Stephen Roche has recorded 58 professional career wins, including the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the World Road Racing Championship. Today the beloved road racing cyclist signs copies of his revealing new autobiography, Born to Ride.
In this full day of demonstrations, talks and workshops (part of the Foyles Sketching the City season), ticket holders will have the chance to meet and work alongside some of the illustration world’s most inspirational and well-known names.
To launch Varoom issue 18: The Entertainment Issue, Emma Hayley, Grant Orchard and Adam Simpson will discuss illustration work that in the age of 'fast food' media has taken the idea of entertainment in bold new directions.
Chris is regarded as one of the UK's finest contemporary jazz guitarists and composers, and is the first choice of many top artists. Joining him on stage tonight will be in-demand pianist Ross Stanley.
Martin talks to us about his brand new novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, about a violent young criminal who wins the lottery from within the confines of his prison cell. You can expect it to be as raw as previous material, as he deconstructs the fickle role of capitalism in western society.
POSTPONED Mark Ford's anthology of London poetry offers a broad and enthralling selection, ranging from Chaucer to the present day. he will be joined for drinks and readings from the anthology by equally acclaimed poets Maura Dooley, Christopher Reid and Ahren Warner.
Since 2009, street artist Matt Sewell's pop-art watercolours of Britain's favourite garden birds have been achieving cult status on the internet. To celebrate the pubication of Our Garden Birds, the Café at Foyles presents an enchanting exhibition of Matt's original work.
This evening, the award-winning Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital will discuss his work at the cutting edge of genetic research and how it informs Identically Different's radical challenge to traditional views.
Banjo gives us new psychological insight into the lives of the early Antarctic pioneers, as well as an extraordinary account of the role played by music in surviving the long Antarctic winters. Foyles welcomes Samantha for a performance of her work, followed by a signing and drinks.
Our Jubilee celebrations continue with more crafting as we make our own crowns. Feel like a King or Queen by creating your own special headpiece
- then relax with storytelling!
Renowned illustrator and designer David Gentleman launches the Foyles Sketching the City season with this exhibition of prints from his new book London, You're Beautiful.
Chris Cleave, author of the Costa Novel Award-shortlisted bestseller The Other Hand, talks about his new novel, Gold, which explores the private life of athletes in the run up to the Olympics.
Matt is one of the top drummers on the UK jazz scene today. He will be at Foyles to deliver some of his favourite standards with an original personal touch.
All the characters in Lauren Binet's novel HHhH are real. All the events depicted are true. It is a panorama of the Third Reich told through the life of one outstandingly brutal man, a story of unbearable heroism and loyalty, revenge and betrayal. It is improbably entertaining and electrifyingly modern, a moving and shattering work of fiction.
We're decorating our shop to celebrate the Jubilee, and you can join in by making your own piece of bunting! This crafty fun will be followed by storytelling with our Children's Booksellers.
Join us to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in our cosy bookshop on the Southbank, where we will be celebrating this very special occasion with a series of free children's events, featuring colouring, activities and storytelling.
If you're feeling trapped in a career or relationship, or simply looking to make that long-awaited, life-affirming change, join us for an exclusive evening with ground-breaking life coaches Martha Beck and Suzy Greaves.
Our choice for this month's book club is Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. A thriller within a thriller, this shocking, tense novel is as gripping as it is intelligent.
SOLD OUT Join us for this unmissable exclusive event at the Shaw Theatre, as John Irving discusses his work with the Irish author and New York Times bestseller John Boyne.
Stephen Cave's book Immortality shows how the quest to live forever has driven the development of human civilisation, and how that quest is now coming to a climax through modern science. Tonight, he is in discussion with philosophy writer Julian Baggini and Havi Carel, author of Illness.
Join us for interactive superhero storytelling with a Discover Children's Centre Story Builder and create your own amazing superhero insignia to take away with you on your missions.
Cassandra will be discussing the recent release of City of Lost Souls with the inimitable Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Little Blue Envelopes and the Shades of London series.
Celebrate the paperback launch of Erin Morgenstern's stunning debut novel as we're joined by stilt-walkers and a contortionist in our Westfield Stratford City branch.
The Macmillan Prize is among the most prestigious awards in children's book illustration, comprising some of the most innovative, imaginative and outstanding new talent working in the field today.
New York Times-bestselling author Rachel Caine returns to the Gallery to discuss her life, work and inspiration, and of course her much-awaited new book Black Dawn, the 12th novel in the Morganville Vampire series.
This exhibition aims to create a vision of London by those who know it best - you. We'll be displaying as many personal sketches of the capital as possible and will select and frame some of our favourite examples to showcase in the space.
A panel discussion discussing the phenomenal rise of science fiction in Children's and Young Adult fiction, hosted by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, featuring Moira Young, Steve Cole and Kim Lakin-Smith, preseneed in association with the Society of Authors and the Kitschies Awards.
South African bassist Gregori Hofmann leads this trio made up of the explosive Jamie Murray on drums and Ronan McCullagh on guitar.
Come and Join us for a morning of storytelling from Me, the Queen and Christopher read by Giles Andreae and illustrated live by Tony Ross.
The bestselling author of Yes Man and presenter of The XFM Breakfast Show, Danny Wallace will be signing copies of his book Charlotte Street at the Marquis of Granby pub on Charlotte Street - the inspiration behind his debut novel.
Caitlin Moran, author of the no.1 bestseller How to be a Woman, joins us in the Gallery to talk about her life, her writing and discussing vajazzling with Jeremy Paxman.You simply MUST see this!
In Prince William: Born to be King, Penny Junor, who has written previously about both Princess Diana and Prince Charles, looks at how the women in Prince William's life - his mother, grandmother, nanny and wife - have influenced him. She also evaluates what kind of a king he will make and the all-important relationships with his father and brother.
As part of the launch of Granta 119: Britain, contributors Cynan Jones and Rachel Seiffert provide an evening of readings and conversation.
Come and meet the authors shortlisted for this year's Authors Club debut novel prize. Alice Albinia, Padrika Tarrant, Clare Morgan and Patrick McGuinness will read from their novels and discuss their work with Suzi Feay, chair of the judging panel.
A real treat for audiences as two highly respected figures on the British jazz scene come together on the Ray's Jazz stage.
The Gallery at Foyles proudly presents a collection of mesmerising aerial pictures of the UK, taken from photographer Jason Hawkes' new book Britain From Above Month by Month.
A chance to hear Bristol-based poet, playwright and author A C H Smith, whose memoir WordSmith is to be launched at this event.
In the second of a new showcase series, emerging YA authors Kimberly Derting, James Dawson, Tanya Byrne and Cat Clarke discuss their work, their inspiration and their journeys to publication.
Running is highly addictive, life-changing and full of drama - but who are the true fanatics and what makes them tick? Coach Helen Summer recounts her interviews with the oldest, the youngest and the craziest runners in the 100 Marathon Club, Whether you were born to run or simply love a good story, join us for this evening's event.
Led by talented bassist and writer Hedi Pinkerfeld, and already making a name for themselves on the London circuit, Olivia's Owls play impassioned, original compositions which fuse elements of modern, electric and avant-garde jazz with rock into a strong cohesive whole.
Already an award-winning actor and comic, Miles Jupp now makes his triumphant writing debut with a cautionary tale which will delight cricketing fans and non-fans alike. Join Miles at Foyles to hear more of how his machinations land him in cricketing heaven - and how reality eventually catches up with him.
This evening, Man Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri joins us to discuss Wild, his first new book of poetry in a decade.
An exhibition of work by photographer Jeremy Freedman celebrating the traders in Spitalfields Antiques Market and the launch of a handsome new book, Spitalfields Life.
In the first of a new showcase series, emerging YA authors Amy Plum, Sara Grant, C J Daugherty and Ruth Warburton discuss their work, their inspirations, and their journeys to publication.
This fantastic exhibition celebrates the publication of A First Book of Nature, written by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld. Come along to the Foyles Gallery to see paper-cut pigeons flying through the sky, collaged fish swimming in a rock pool and an exquisite array of original artwork from the book.
Join us for this fun spin on the classic tale of Oliver Twist. Story Builders from the Discover Children's Story Centre will lead interactive storytelling, followed by the chance to do some creative writing using fountain pens and parchment.
In his first UK event in seven years, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks joins us in the Foyles Gallery to discuss his novel The Lucky One, recently adapted for film.
On the 50th anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth's arrival on British soil, its author Norton Juster makes a rare visit to the UK. Juster will be discussing his life, work and inspiration, plus his much-awaited new book Alberic the Wise with writer, journalist and broadcaster Nicolette Jones.
Pianist and percussionist James Lascelles has played with an impressive cast of characters throughout his career, from Frank Zappa to Lee Perry and Steve Harley. Now he and his quartet bring their World Music grooves to the Café for what will undoubtedly be a set to remember.
Our choice for this month's book club is The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurty, a delicately drawn classic coming-of-age tale in which two teenage boys navigate love and sex in small-town Texas.
What treasures are hiding in your attic? Come and share a glass of wine with experts from the Spitalfields Antiques Market who will give free valuations and tell the history behind your mysterious treasures, and have your book signed by the author.
A quiz about Charles Dickens and Victorian London, in association with Londonist.com
Join us for this rare opportunity to meet legendary artist David Shrigley as he signs copies of David Shrigley: Brain Activity and his illustrated libretto Pass the Spoon: A Sort-Of-Opera about Cookery.
To celebrate Record Store Day 2012, Foyles is stocking three exclusive Classical vinyl singles from Decca and EMI, available for the first time from today.
Sheng Keyi's Northern Girls explores the difficulties faced by women moving from the countryside in the hope of finding work in China's growing cities. Join us tonight as she discusses how her own experiences helped her create such a resonant account.
Guitarist and composer Maciek Pysz draws influences from flamenco, Latin, jazz, Brazilian and classical music forming a style all his own. Join us tonight for an opportunity to hear his compositions and witness his technical brilliance first hand.
One of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation,Tine Thing Helseth signed to EMI Classics in 2011 and tonight marks the release of her debut album, Storyteller, with an exclusive evening at Foyles.
It's Peter Rabbit's 110th birthday, join our party and celebrate with an afternoon of storytelling, crafts and much, much more!
An exhibition celebrating the launch of Spitalfields Life, a distinguished body of portraiture, recording the diverse personalities who come together to create London's pre-eminent weekly antiques market.
We've partnered with our friends at Books for Breakfast to bring you the first in a series of social morning events. Join renowned historian Jerry White for breakfast in our cafe, as he discusses the third instalment of his bestselling London trilogy over coffee and croissants.
SOLD OUT! Acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation, Iain Banks returns with Stonemouth, a tough, funny, fast-paced and touching novel. Join Iain at Foyles to learn more about this remarkable rite of passage story.
Birthday madness with Babar! Come join the fun with a special appearance from Babar himself!
Come along for storytelling and hear some of our favourite stories.
Gail will be at Foyles to sign copies of Timeless, at an informal evening including surprise guests in celebration of all things steampunk.
Help Peter celebrate his 110th birthday with cake, an egg hunt, story telling and much, much more!
This evening, Lee brings his talented quintet to the Café to perform material from his new album, Songs From The 13th Hour.
Join us for storytime and Easter crafting fun! Things may get messy so remember to come dressed ready for painting!
Join award-winning journalist Lindsey at Foyles to hear how her new book, Sandstorm traces the strange history of the former Libyan regime and its dramatic end, exploring the country's past, present and future through stories previously untold.
Join us for Easter crafting fun! Things may get messy so remember to come dressed ready for painting!
We have joined forces with the Museum of London to mark the opening of their Dickens and London exhibition. This month, as the capital celebrates City Read London, join Dickens and London curator Alex Werner, to discuss Oliver Twist.
If you've ever fancied getting in touch with your musical side - or
even finding out if you have one - then join us as we celebrate the
first National Play Day, a new initiative organised by Music for All to
encourage people to discover, or rediscover, the joys of playing a
Our Foyles Book Bug is dressed up as the Easter Bunny and is hiding in our store. Find a book with a Book Bug bunny sticker, purchase it and WIN a chocolate Easter egg!
CANCELLED Two accomplished practitioners of the essay, Adam Mars-Jones and Dennis Marks, discuss the pleasure, the craft and the future of the essay with Notting Hill Editions' director, Lucasta Miller.
'What Are Universities For?' offers a compelling argument for rethinking the way we see our universities. If universities are losing their identity as spaces for intellectual reflection, should we be defending them? Have universities dumbed themselves out of existence? Come join Stefan Collini and Austin Williams at this challenging debate.
ringing together musicians from different corners of the globe, this trio has entertained and delighted audiences with their skill at combining the gypsy jazz approach of Django Reinhardt with contemporary influences to create a delicious melting pot of joyous sounds.
This month's book club book is The Tin-Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke, a gritty, angry crime novel set against the backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, written by one of the modern masters of the genre.
At this exclusive, intimate event, Xuefei Yang will demonstrate her prodigious talent in a short performance, after which she will take questions from the audience on her fascinating career and the challenges of adapting some of Bach's greatest works.
The age of paper money and metal coins is coming to a close. David Wolman believes that physical cash will soon cease to be and his new book, The End of Money, shines the spotlight on this revolution - and the people, technologies, and trends that are powering it.
Come in during the day our first birthday weekend on 24-25 March and take a free spin - you'll have the chance to win any number of prizes, including discounts, gift cards and more!
Andrew Miller will be discussing his recent Costa Book of the Year-winning novel Pure, set in the years just prior to the French Revolution.
Michael Grant, author of Gone follows up his New York Times bestselling saga, with Bzrk, the first in an incredible new action thriller series. These are no ordinary soldiers. This is no ordinary war. Welcome to the nano, where the only battle is for sanity. Have your copy signed today.
Launch of the fourth issue of The White Review, a new arts and literature quarterly, featuring new fiction, essays, reportage, poetry, artwork and interviews.
Andrew Miller will be discussing his recent Costa Book of the Year-winning novel Pure, set in the years just prior to the French Revolution, with blogger and literary journalist Suzi Feay.
Vocalist and keyboardist Charlie Wood gives a solo concert performance of selections from his new album Lush Life. This evening will showcase Wood's earthy, roots-based approach to jazz standards, featuring classics from the Great American Songbook repertoire along with a few surprises.
Come along and enter the world of Illusionology, and meet the amazing Sav the deceptionist, who will amaze and astound you with impossible acts of close-up magic.
We are delighted to welcome the award-winning pianist back to the Gallery, as he performs Tchaikovsky's charming and ever-popular The Seasons.
Ray's Jazz welcomes the debut appearance on its stage of Robert Mitchell's critically acclaimed Panacea, featuring the vocals of Deborah Jordan, Tom Hanson on bass, and Laurie Lowe on drums.
SOLD OUT! We have joined forces with the Museum of London to mark the opening of their Dickens and London exhibition. Curator Alex Werner examines how Dickens used and described London and how his writings have shaped the way we view the 19th century city today.
In a career spanning over 35 years, Joanna Trollope has written over two dozen books, becoming one of Britain's best-loved writers. Join us for dinner at the elegant St Pancras Grand Hotel Restaurant where Joanna will be discussing her life in writing and her latest novel.
Anna Wilson will be meeting her fans and signing copies of her new book, The Poodle Problem, the follow-up to her hugely popular novel, Monkey Business.
Join us as the Department of Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol launches A Companion to Catherine of Siena. Editors Carolyn Muessig and George Ferzoco offer insight into the saint's considerable role in shaping and reflecting 14th-century spirituality.
The performance this evening will blend original compositions with reinvented standards by renowned pianist and composer, Bruno D'Ambra and leading saxophonist, Giulio Martino.
Love reading? Come and chat about your favourite books. This month's book is the brilliant Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
This month we're reading a dark, gothic tale, Susan Hill's contemporary classic, The Woman in Black, tells the story of a young Edwardian solicitor sent to a house to sort through the recently desceased owner's estate.
An opportunity for writers who want to be published to see the National Academy in action, meet the Director, Administrator and members of the NAW Board and chat to 2011 NAW writers.
To mark the bicentenary of Dickens' birth Vintage Classics and Ebury Publishing have joined forces to host a Dickens Day at Foyles. A host of celebrated writers, including acclaimed authors and historians Deborah Moggach, David Kynaston, Sarah Wise and Alex Werner, screenwriter Sarah Phelps and Michael Rosen, discuss their love of Dickens’ writing, London in the 19th century and the power that Dickens continues to hold today.
SOLD OUT In tonight's panel, contributors to the collection of essays Regeneration will discuss the question of intergenerational justice and how today's young are best placed for creating a better future for all.
We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life - and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg, whose new book is The Atheist's Guide to Reality, will be in conversation with Professor Samir Okasha and the philosopher Julian Baggini.
As London celebrates the Dickens bicentenary, beloved actor, director and writer Simon Callow will discuss his biography of the literary legend in our first supper of 2012.
Come along for your chance to meet one of contemporary British art's most talked about figures, as Jeremy Deller signs copies of his new book Jeremy Deller: Joy in People.
With Spring London Fashion Week comes a flurry of concern about size, body image and the media portrayal of women. Jo Swinson MP and our panel of experts discuss the issues of the moment.
Featuring a young and talented line-up drawn from the country's major music colleges, and a style combining jazz, classical and hip hop influences, this is set to be a fascinating evening of music.
The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. Its co-author, Avner de-Shalit will be in conversation Sunder Katwala, director of the new think tank British Future, which looks at identity, integration, migration and opportunity.
Someone has stolen Bear's hat. Bear is not happy about it. Whodunnit?! Come and help Bear and Rabbit by making hats for everyone!
Charles Dickens is one of Britain's best-loved authors, and the vivid imagery of his writing has a unique capacity to stir up dark, magical and intense pictures. To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, Foyles Gallery will be hosting a very special photographic exhibition centred round the author's work and life.
As his translation of Joseph Roth's letters are published, Michael Hofmann talks about the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest writers.
Historian and novelist Kate will be in conversation with Suzi Feay, literary journalist and blogger, as they discuss the challenges of turning from fact to fiction and the enduring literary appeal of the slums, smogs and scoundrels of 19th century London.
Calling all wannabe sleuths and spies. The letter A is missing, help find him in our Top Secret Alphabet Rescue Mission...
Join us to hear your favourite stories read aloud this half term!
Award-winning foreign correspondent,Lloyd Parry, and writer on Italy and crime novelist Jones, will be in conversation with philosophy writer Julian Baggini about crime, evil and justice.
Author Bruno Vincent will read deliciously spooky extracts from his darkly comic book, Grisly Tales From Tumblewater, while Edward Jaspers performs some of these stories as songs, in extracts from Teasel Theatre Company's hit stage adaptation, coming to Bristol Old Vic this February half-term.
Taking inspiration from a variety of cultures, Blam! Quartet combines fresh melodies with intense rhythms to create a unique musical blend characterised by colour and creativity.
Foyles' Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of some of the most inspirational and imaginative new talent in the field of children's book illustration.
We have joined forces with the Museum of London to mark the opening of their Dickens and London exhibition. This month, on the eve of the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth, join Dickens and London curator Alex Werner, to revisit Bleak House.
This trio plays wide-ranging and eclectic music and see entertainment as an essential part of every performance. We are honoured to be hosting the launch of their brand new album Crackerbarrel Music.
Join Granta contributors and editors to celebrate the launch of Granta 118: Exit Strategies, with drinks and a dramatic reading of Anne Tyler's 'The Beginner's Goodbye', an extract from her forthcoming novel.
SOLD OUT! Fans of award-winning author Patrick Ness, the creator of the bestselling Chaos Walking trilogy, will have the chance to meet the author himself as he talks about his latest novel A Monster Calls with the book's illustrator, Jim Kay.
The Andre Canniere Group specialises in a blend of heavy grooves and sophisticated melodies, showcasing the best of contemporary jazz.
Chris Biscoe's work embraces many elements. This quartet features the dramatically physical bass playing of Guillaume Viltard, the perversely punkish drum style of Tom Greenhalgh, and a touch of oddball melodicism from fellow clarinettist Noel Taylor.
This special event brings together two of Britain's most acclaimed writers as their latest books are released.
This month's book club book is 20,000 Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton. A melancholy, wintry novel, its characters frequent the backstreets, pubs and brothels of 1930s London, trying to connect. The perfect book to curl up with on a dark night!
NoName Trio fuse jazz, traditional Iranian music and other influences to produce both new compositions and fresh takes on classic jazz standards.
Foyles Gallery is delighted to present this truly unique exhibition, celebrating the art work of artist and illustrator Jim Kay, among whose credits are the illustrations for Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls.
Missak Baghboudarian, Principal Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, in conversation with Peter Wiegold and Oliver Butterworth, directors of the Brunel Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music
Join the award-winning Bryant & May creator as he discusses Hell Train, his first novel for Solaris, a classic tale set in the halcyon days of British horror cinema, brimming with bizarre creatures, satanic rites and terrified train passengers.
Join us for a celebration of the English language release of the award-winning Danish thriller The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis published by Soho Press.
Ray's Jazz are proud to kick off the 2012 event programme with Tournesol, a band who emphasise interaction in their playing and display an open rhythmic feel.
Evan Davis argues that we shouldn't worry so much about UK's decline... Come along and hear him explain why we should whistle while we work.
The festive lights are on in London, and we have evenings ahead of mulled wine and late night shopping to ease the pain of Christmas shopping and get you in the mood!
It's a glittering line-up for the last Barnie of the year,including, amongst others, journalist and author Shiv Malik and The Sunday Times' Nicolette Jones.
Founders of great Bristol success story, Pieminster, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, have now brought together their classic and new recipes in Pieminister: A Pie for All Seasons. They talk about pies and give us some to sample, and there are Christmas drinks too.
This evening we take a step away from the hectic rush of Christmas to revel in the rhythms and rhymes of the holidays. Four of the UK's leading poets will take to the stage to read their favourite seasonal stanzas, plus more from their own collections, all accompanied by mince pies and mulled wine.
Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator, the inimitable Jane Ray.
Take a free spin of the Foyles tombola for a chance to win any number of prizes, including discounts, gift cards and more!
Foyles Gallery is delighted to present this truly unique exhibition, celebrating the designs of the iconic bicycle manufacturer Condor.
Drawing on his own deep connection with Cornwall, award-winning author Philip Marsden writes unforgettably about the power of the sea and its unparalleled ability to produce greed, dizzying corruption, and both grand and tragic aspirations. Philip will be in conversation with writer and broadcaster Jeremy Seal, presenter of Channel 4's Wreck Detectives.
Fans of bestselling author Philip Reeve, the creator of the 'Mortal Engines' series will have the chance to meet the author himself as he signs copies of his novels.
Ben Fogle talks about his autobiography, The Accidental Adventurer and the taste for adventure has since taken him to the South Pole, across the Atlantic in a rowing boat, running across deserts and exploring many of the world's most hostile and remote places.
Staff and students from the University of the West of England, will be displaying prints at the 26th Annual Miniature Print exhibition at Foyles Bookshop in Bristol, from 3 December through to February 2012 and prints are available to view and buy at Foyles, Cabot Circus.
Bristol-based James Russell is an acknowledged authority on the life and work of English water colourist and designer Eric Ravilious, having written widely and given illustrated talks on the artist's life and work to audiences across the UK.
We have joined forces with the Museum of London to mark the opening of their Dickens and London exhibition. This month, join Dickens and London curator, Alex Werner, to discuss the much-loved festive classic, A Christmas Carol.
This evening sees the Bristol launch of poetry collection The Art of Wiring, a sparky selection of poems, all wired into a beautiful new multi-circuit pamphlet. Join us for readings from these award-winning poets.