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Events logo Wherever possible we make our events at all of our branches free of charge so that everyone can experience the joy of hearing an author talk about or read from their work.

Whether free or charged we ask you to order these tickets via this website to reserve your place. If you are unable to attend an event for which you have booked please contact us. You can use the filters below to select events of most interest to you based on type, date and location.

The Gallery space at Foyles, Charing Cross Road is available to hire for exhibitions, launches and other events. Click here for further information.

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April 2014 - March 2015

Easter Monday Easter Egg Hunt Easter Monday Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 21st April 2014 3pm - 4pm Westfield White City Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

Join in with the Easter Egg Hunt, as well as loads of great activities!

How to Catch a Star 10th Anniversary Celebrations How to Catch a Star 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Thursday 24th April 2014 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Oliver Jeffers' modern classic, How To Catch A Star, we will be hosting an afternoon of space-themed crafts and colouring, as well as revisiting some of Jeffers' other books for some storytelling.

Sam Watts Octet Sam Watts Octet
Thursday 24th April 2014 6pm - 7pm Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info »

The Sam Watts Octet were formed in late 2012, drawing inspiration from artists such as Tom Waits, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, and Duke Ellington amongst others.

Westfield London Book Club: Scoop - Evelyn Waugh Westfield London Book Club: Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
Tuesday 29th April 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm Westfield White City Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverent satire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of how news.

Uranium Quartet Uranium Quartet
Wednesday 30th April 2014 6pm - 7pm Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info »

Russian saxophonist Zhanya Strigalev returns for another set of inspired improvisational lunacy, original composition and deconstructed standards with his changing Uranium ensemble comprised of top British jazzmen.

Launch of the new World Bookshelf Launch of the new World Bookshelf
Wednesday 30th April 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Join English PEN and Foyles Bookshop for the launch of the new World Bookshelf, an online gateway to the most exciting international literature in publication with profiles of PEN award-winning books as well as news and blogs from translators around the world.

Robert Mayhew: Malthus - The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet Robert Mayhew: Malthus - The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet
Thursday 1st May 2014 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol Signing, Free Event More Info »

Thomas Robert Malthus's 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' was an immediate succes de scandale when it appeared in 1798. By opening a new door onto Malthus' arguments, Robert Mayhew gives historical depth to our current planetary concerns. Join him as he talks about his thought-provoking new study, followed by a Q&A and signing.

Foyles - The First 111 Years Foyles - The First 111 Years
Friday 2nd May 2014 9am - Friday 30th May 2014 5pm Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event More Info »

At this pivotal moment for Foyles we have an irresistible opportunity to take a look back at the earlier chapters in the company's story, and as such we've delved into our archives to put together an exhibition of some of our most memorable and long-forgotten moments

Renaud Capuçon – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing his new Erato album Distant Light: Violin Concertos by Bach and Vasks Renaud Capuçon – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing his new Erato album Distant Light: Violin Concertos by Bach and Vasks
Friday 2nd May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info »

Join us in the intimate surroundings of Gallery at Foyles as Renaud Capuçon performs a short recital and discusses his remarkable career and the unique challenges of his new album.

Foyles Festival Chorus needs you! Foyles Festival Chorus needs you!
Tuesday 6th May 2014 6:30pm - 8:45pm Charing Cross Road Free Event More Info »

A bookshop is a place full of voices and this Spring Foyles is going to make them sing. To celebrate the opening of the brand new flagship shop at 107 Charing Cross Road, and as part of the three week Grand Opening Festival, Foyles invites you to come and join the first ever Foyles Festival Chorus.

Suzannah Dunn - Historical fiction: Let’s Keep It Real Suzannah Dunn - Historical fiction: Let’s Keep It Real
Thursday 8th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Too often novels set in the past are distracted by the 'props' of history. Suzannah Dunn discusses her belief that it's not about staging the drama of history, but rather sharing insights into people's emotional lives, their relationships and what they might have thought.

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing their new Warner Classics Album Love Duets Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing their new Warner Classics Album Love Duets
Thursday 8th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info »

In the middle of their hotly anticipated run as ill-fated lovers Alfredo and Violetta in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, we are delighted that Stephen and Ailyn will join us in the rather more intimate venue of the Gallery at Foyles to perform songs from their new album and share their experiences of working together and apart on the world's great stages.

Cara Hoffman - Be Safe I Love You: War and Family Cara Hoffman - Be Safe I Love You: War and Family
Tuesday 13th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Cara Hoffman talks about the lives of military families, the bond between siblings, trauma and resilience and the possibility of healing.

Andrew Collins- Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods Andrew Collins- Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods
Tuesday 13th May 2014 7pm - 8:30pm Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

The best-selling author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden, Andrew Collins joins us to celebrate the publication of his new book Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods.

Kamila Shamsie - A God in Every Stone: Fiction and the Chaos of History Kamila Shamsie - A God in Every Stone: Fiction and the Chaos of History
Monday 19th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Kamila Shamsie talks about the relationship between fact and fiction, and about finding inspiration in history.

Sadie Jones - Fallout: Writing about Love and Obsession Sadie Jones - Fallout: Writing about Love and Obsession
Tuesday 20th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Set in 1970s theatre-land London, Fallout explores obsessive love, the desire to write and the politics of theatre against a backdrop of shifting male and female relationships. Sadie Jones talks about her writing and what draws her to damaged characters.

Edmund White - Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris Edmund White - Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
Thursday 22nd May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Edmund White is a master memoirist. In Inside A PearlWhite turns his attention to his 15 years in Paris, the sexiest and most exciting times in his life.

Book Launch: The Kraals of Ulundi - David Ebsworth Book Launch: The Kraals of Ulundi - David Ebsworth
Friday 23rd May 2014 6pm - 7pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Join SilverWood Books as they celebrate the launch of The Kraals of Ulundi, the new historical novel by David Ebsworth.

Westfield London Book Club: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Westfield London Book Club: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Tuesday 27th May 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm Westfield White City Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

The Foyles at Westfield London Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month in the Old Library at the Bush Theatre. This month's title is The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Richard J Evans - Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History Richard J Evans - Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History
Wednesday 28th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

The question what if? has always fascinated historians, but recently it's become the centre of a new vogue for 'counterfactual' history. Richard J Evans charts its seemingly inexorable rise and casts a critical eye over some of its products.

Siri Hustvedt - The Blazing World and Other Writings Siri Hustvedt - The Blazing World and Other Writings
Friday 30th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Admired for her lyrical prose and ability to capture a life-changing moment in one perfect phrase, this is a unique chance to hear the writer, novelist, essayist and poet talk about her work.

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