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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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

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September 2016 - August 2017

The Partners : A Smile in the Mind Exhibition The Partners : A Smile in the Mind Exhibition
Friday 16th September 2016 9am - Sunday 6th November 2016 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

Part of the series curated by Futurecity, this exhibition explores witty thinking in design and branding - allowing you to experience wit first hand. Based on the new version of ‘A Smile in the Mind’, a seminal graphic design book by Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Celebratory Reception with Jeffrey Archer Chelmsford Opening Festival: Celebratory Reception with Jeffrey Archer
Friday 30th September 2016 11:30am - 1pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

We are delighted to welcome you to a Celebratory Reception in our brand new Chelmsford Store with special guest, global literary phenomenon, Lord Jeffrey Archer.

Yazz Ahmed group presents Alhaan Al Siduri Yazz Ahmed group presents Alhaan Al Siduri
Friday 30th September 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

Inspired by the songs of the Bahraini pearl divers and the wedding songs of the women drumming groups of Bahrain, join us for a very special music performance by the Yazz Ahmed group.

Ray's Jazz Presents: Bahla Ray's Jazz Presents: Bahla
Monday 3rd October 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

Channelled through the rich traditions of jazz, Bahla sonically paints a picture of the past, present and future of Jewish identity.

Concise Advice Student Series: Storytelling and Presentations Masterclass Concise Advice Student Series: Storytelling and Presentations Masterclass
Wednesday 5th October 2016 3pm - 4:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We’ve teamed up with LID Publishing to host a series of self-improvement events led by experts in business, finance and well-being. Storytelling and Presentations is the first of those masterclasses.

Cookbook Confidential: How to Break into the Restaurant Industry Cookbook Confidential: How to Break into the Restaurant Industry
Wednesday 5th October 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty, Bone Daddies’ Ross Shonhan and The Palomar’s Zoe Paskin as they share their top tips (and a few industry secrets) on how they got to where they are today.

Ray's Jazz Presents: Maisha Ray's Jazz Presents: Maisha
Friday 7th October 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

Inspired by artists such as Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane Maisha's original music is a fusion of West African and Afro Beat Grooves.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: How To Train Your Dragon Party with Cressida Cowell Chelmsford Opening Festival: How To Train Your Dragon Party with Cressida Cowell
Saturday 8th October 2016 2pm - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We are super excited to announce that multi-million bestselling author-illustrator Cressida Cowell will be officially opening the Children’s Section of Foyles Chelmsford on Saturday 8th October.

PETER HOOK - Substance: Inside New Order PETER HOOK - Substance: Inside New Order
Saturday 8th October 2016 7:30pm - 9:15pm Symphony Hall Literary Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to present an evening in the company of one of the most iconic musicians of the 70s and 80s, whose role in not one but two seminal bands gives him a unique insight into the groundbreaking music of that era, and the extraordinary personalities behind it.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: What's So Special About Dinosaurs? Chelmsford Opening Festival: What's So Special About Dinosaurs?
Sunday 9th October 2016 2pm - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Help Nicky Dee tell the story of how dinosaurs came to rule the world using the Scary Scale, the Speed O-Meter and the Braininess Ladder.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Toddler Hour Chelmsford Opening Festival: Toddler Hour
Monday 10th October 2016 9am - 10am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our first weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Chelmsford.

Chris Hadfield: Lunchtime signing Chris Hadfield: Lunchtime signing
Monday 10th October 2016 12:30 Noon - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

You won't want to miss your chance to meet Chris Hadfield on his latest expedition to London at this exclusive to Foyles event.

What Belongs to You: Garth Greenwell in conversation What Belongs to You: Garth Greenwell in conversation
Monday 10th October 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Don't miss this intimate conversation with acclaimed novelist Garth Greenwell, whose debut What Belongs to You has been described as ‘the year’s publishing sensation’ (BBC Arts).

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Book Club Launch Chelmsford Opening Festival: Book Club Launch
Tuesday 11th October 2016 6pm - 7pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

Join us for our first ever Foyles Chelmsford Book Group at our brand new store on Bond Street.

BAMB Bookshop Day Celebrations BAMB Bookshop Day Celebrations
Wednesday 12th October 2016 11am - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

Books Are My Bag – the annual celebration of books and bookshops – is back for a fourth year, and we want you to help us get involved…

Concise Advice Student Series: How to Make the Best Impact Concise Advice Student Series: How to Make the Best Impact
Wednesday 12th October 2016 3pm - 4:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This masterclass is all about making the biggest and best impact you can. Whether it’s in a seminar, at a job interview or even just amongst peers, Simon Tyler will guide you on how to start making an impact now to ensure you’re a success in the future.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Get Your Notebook Personalised Chelmsford Opening Festival: Get Your Notebook Personalised
Thursday 13th October 2016 11am - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Free Event

Purchase a notebook from our store and you can get it personalised by an instore stamping machine right there and then for free!

Chelmsford Opening Festival: The Apple Orchard Cider Tasting Chelmsford Opening Festival: The Apple Orchard Cider Tasting
Thursday 13th October 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Think you know your Scrumpy from your Bulmers and your Pink Ladies from your Granny Smiths? Here’s your chance to find out.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Rick Stein Book Signing Chelmsford Opening Festival: Rick Stein Book Signing
Friday 14th October 2016 1pm - 2pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We are thrilled to announce that chef, restauranteur, cookery book author and television presenter, Rick Stein OBE will be helping us to celebrate the launch of our latest store, with an exclusive Chelmsford book signing.

London Exclusive: Rick Stein Book Signing London Exclusive: Rick Stein Book Signing
Friday 14th October 2016 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We are thrilled to announce that chef, restauranteur, cookery book author and television presenter, Rick Stein OBE will be appearing at our Charing Cross Road store for a London exclusive book signing.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Adult Craft Day with Carlton Books - Floral Paper Crafts Chelmsford Opening Festival: Adult Craft Day with Carlton Books - Floral Paper Crafts
Saturday 15th October 2016 11am - 12 Noon Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Journalist and designer, Lisa Hughes will guide you through exciting colour palettes to produce some beautiful designs including decorating your own vase.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Martina Cole Shop Opening Chelmsford Opening Festival: Martina Cole Shop Opening
Saturday 15th October 2016 2pm - 4pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We are delighted to welcome you to the official opening of the newest addition to the Foyles family situated on Bond Street, Chelmsford. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are going to be joined by special guest, bestselling crime fiction author and Essex local, Martina Cole.

Chelmsford Opening Festival: Adult Craft Day - Make Your Own Pom-Poms Chelmsford Opening Festival: Adult Craft Day - Make Your Own Pom-Poms
Saturday 15th October 2016 4pm - 5pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Paper crafter, Paula Pascual will guide you through the art of making pom-poms whilst exploring how to use them as decoration in your home.

JO MALONE: My Story JO MALONE: My Story
Sunday 16th October 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm Town Hall Literary Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to present Jo Malone: My Story. Jo Malone MBE is an inspirational British business woman and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our age.

Concise Advice Student Series: The Art of Success Concise Advice Student Series: The Art of Success
Wednesday 19th October 2016 3pm - 4:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come along to this Art of Success Masterclass to learn about how you can achieve success in your every-day life and also achieve true happiness at the same time from coach and mentor, Tim Johnson.

The Bookshop Band with Kate Mosse, William Fiennes and Dave Shelton The Bookshop Band with Kate Mosse, William Fiennes and Dave Shelton
Wednesday 19th October 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They have worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction and tonight are releasing their 5th album of the year.

Foyles Book Club - The Night Manager Foyles Book Club - The Night Manager
Thursday 20th October 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

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

Friday Lunchtime Recital: Philip Tebb and Robert Hunter Friday Lunchtime Recital: Philip Tebb and Robert Hunter
Friday 21st October 2016 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

Put the work week behind you and relax into the weekend with our Friday Lunchtime Recital. For this month's instalment, Robert Hunter will be joined by solo vocalist Philip Tebb.

New Writing: Sports Writing and Football Journalism with George Rinaldi, Adam Digby and Gabriele Marcotti New Writing: Sports Writing and Football Journalism with George Rinaldi, Adam Digby and Gabriele Marcotti
Friday 21st October 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join three new voices in sports writing for a beer, a slice of pizza and plenty of football chat.

Edible Walk with John Rensten Edible Walk with John Rensten
Saturday 22nd October 2016 12 Noon - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join us for an inner city foraging adventure with John Rensten.

The Wide Awake Hedgehog Arts and Crafts The Wide Awake Hedgehog Arts and Crafts
Saturday 22nd October 2016 2pm - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

This half-term, we’ll be joined by author of The Very Helpful Hedgehog, Rosi Wellesley who will be telling the story of her latest creation, The Wide Awake Hedgehog, and showing us how to make our very own collage hedgehogs.

NYJO London Jazz Jam NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 23rd October 2016 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with a guest performer to be announced and the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

New Writing: Daisy Johnson & Sara Taylor New Writing: Daisy Johnson & Sara Taylor
Monday 24th October 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join us for a drink and a slice of pizza as we settle down to listen to two new authors, Daisy Johnson and Sara Taylor, as they discuss the development of their work and how they secured industry support.

Concise Advice Student Series: Financial Wellbeing Concise Advice Student Series: Financial Wellbeing
Wednesday 26th October 2016 3pm - 4:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Chargeable Event

As a student, managing finances can feel like a never-ending task. Chris Budd will show you how to achieve financial wellbeing through five essential components.

Sticker Dolly Dress-Up Party Sticker Dolly Dress-Up Party
Thursday 27th October 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Do you have a mini artist at home? Well, we’ve got just the thing to keep them busy this half-term.

Trans: Juliet Jacques in conversation with Nina Power Trans: Juliet Jacques in conversation with Nina Power
Thursday 27th October 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We need to talk about sexual identity. Here at Foyles we’re pleased to have Juliet Jacques making her contribution to this important discussion.

Ray's Jazz: Tomorrow's Warriors Showcase Event Ray's Jazz: Tomorrow's Warriors Showcase Event
Friday 28th October 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Get together with fellow Tomorrow’s Warriors friends and family to learn about some of our plans for the future, and of course to enjoy some fantastic live jazz.

Spooky Mask Making with Ben Newman Spooky Mask Making with Ben Newman
Saturday 29th October 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Come and join author, illustrator and co-creator of Professor Astro Cat, Ben Newman, as he introduces brand new picture book, BOO! just in time for Hallowe’en.

Hallowe'en Search and Find Hallowe'en Search and Find
Sunday 30th October 2016 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate Hallowe’en and keep your little ones entertained this half-term with a spooktastic Search and Find in our Westfield store.

Homo Deus: An evening with Yuval Noah Harari Homo Deus: An evening with Yuval Noah Harari
Monday 31st October 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event

To celebrate the launch of Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari, a dynamic speaker and genuine polymath, presents his vision of the future, drawing on his formidable knowledge of science, history, philosophy to examine the issues that the 21st-century human will face.

Cookbook Confidential: Hugh Johnson on Wine Cookbook Confidential: Hugh Johnson on Wine
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Join the world’s pre-eminent and most popular writer on wine, Hugh Johnson and help celebrate the 40th anniversary year of his bestselling Pocket Wine Book.

Phil Meadows Project - EFG London Jazz Festival Event Phil Meadows Project - EFG London Jazz Festival Event
Monday 14th November 2016 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event

Phil Meadows is recognised as one of the UK’s most distinctive, creative and talented young musicians.

Ezra Collective - EFG London Jazz Festival Ezra Collective - EFG London Jazz Festival
Tuesday 15th November 2016 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event

Ezra Collective push the boundaries of live music creating a unique blend of Afro Beat, Hip Hop and Reggae, tied together with a love of Jazz.

Maria Chiara Argiro Group - EFG London Jazz Festival Maria Chiara Argiro Group - EFG London Jazz Festival
Wednesday 16th November 2016 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event

Blending classical music and folk traditions with their own approach to harmony and melody, the Chiara Argiro Group's compositions call strongly upon the sounds and aesthetics of contemporary jazz.

Nerija - EFG London Jazz Festival Nerija - EFG London Jazz Festival
Thursday 17th November 2016 - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event

Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life.

Tomorrow's Warriors & Denys Baptiste present The Late Trane: A Jazz Salon special Tomorrow's Warriors & Denys Baptiste present The Late Trane: A Jazz Salon special
Friday 18th November 2016 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event

Kevin Le Gendre and a very special Jazz Salon House band will revisit Denys Baptises’ arrangement of John Coltrane’s compositions from 1963-67.

The Last Poets The Last Poets
Friday 25th November 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Christine Otten, author of the literary biopic The Last Poets, talks to the group’s founders Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and Baba Donn Babatunde about their lives, art, and the writing of the book.

An Evening with Graham Norton An Evening with Graham Norton
Sunday 4th December 2016 7:30pm - 9pm Symphony Hall Literary Event

Graham Norton is well known as a brilliant broadcaster and comedian but he has now turned his hand to writing fiction. Join him for an evening ‘In Conversation’ discussing his debut novel, Holding, which has already been described as a surprising, compelling and gripping read, weaving black humour, acutely observed characters and emotional clout.

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