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March 2015 - February 2016

Inferno: Alexander McQueen Inferno: Alexander McQueen
Friday 20th March 2015 9am - Sunday 3rd May 2015 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

A collection of previously unseen, backstage photographs from Alexander McQueen's seminal show 'Dante', form the basis of this new exhibition curated by Olly Walker and Futurecity for the Gallery at Foyles.

The Extreme Centre: Tariq Ali in conversation with Danny Dorling The Extreme Centre: Tariq Ali in conversation with Danny Dorling
Tuesday 31st March 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We welcome prolific writer, journalist and filmmaker Tariq Ali to Foyles for another evening of provocative debate courtesy of Verso Books.

Belle & Boo Belle & Boo
Thursday 2nd April 2015 11am - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Take a journey into the enchanting world of Belle & her bunny-friend Boo in a whimsical day of interactive storytelling, games and craft activities.

Walker Books Easter Trail Walker Books Easter Trail
Saturday 4th April 2015 11am - 11:45am 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Walker Books on a festive hunt around the bookshop looking for all your favourite characters, including Where’s Wally, Shaun the Sheep and Julius Zebra with some chocolate treats along the way.

Walker Books Easter Trail Walker Books Easter Trail
Saturday 4th April 2015 1pm - 1:45pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Walker Books on a festive hunt around the bookshop looking for all your favourite characters, including Where’s Wally, Shaun the Sheep and Julius Zebra with some chocolate treats along the way.

Walker Books Easter Trail Walker Books Easter Trail
Saturday 4th April 2015 3pm - 3:45pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Walker Books on a festive hunt around the bookshop looking for all your favourite characters, including Where’s Wally, Shaun the Sheep and Julius Zebra with some chocolate treats along the way.

Noel Taylor – Steve Beresford – Beibei Wang Noel Taylor – Steve Beresford – Beibei Wang
Saturday 4th April 2015 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Long-standing figures on the British and international free improvl and avant-garde scenes, Noel Taylor and Steve Beresford are joined by world-renowned Chinese percussionist Beibei Wang for an exclusive collaboration that is definitely worth getting excited about.

Peter Rabbit's Easter Egg Hunt Peter Rabbit's Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 6th April 2015 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate the Easter holidays with storytelling from Beatrice Potter's cherished Peter Rabbit stories and a delightful Easter egg hunt around our shop.

Zoe Williams: Get It Together Zoe Williams: Get It Together
Tuesday 7th April 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Celebrated Guardian columnist Zoe Williams introduces her latest book, Get It Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics. Collating the disparate arguments that occupy our contemporary political landscape, Williams puts forth this spirited call-to-arms of a book as she considers the legacy our way of life is in danger of leaving.

Reif Larsen in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger Reif Larsen in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger
Wednesday 8th April 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Following on from his dazzling, genre-busting 2009 debut The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, American author Reif Larsen returns with his second novel, the hotly anticipated I Am Radar. In conversation with writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time-Traveler's Wife, Her Fearful Symmetry), this is a chance to encounter an author destined for greatness.

Secluded Bronte Secluded Bronte
Friday 10th April 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Secluded Bronte is a three-person avant-garde music theatre collective. Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman and Richard Thomas perform using an array of sound-producing devices - from cutlery and toast racks to hypoproslambanomenotic actuators, mixing it with poetry, speech and various impromptu gags.

Shh! We Have a Plan Shh! We Have a Plan
Saturday 11th April 2015 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join our booksellers for a celebration of Chris Haughton's newest picturebook Shh! We Have a Plan where we'll be getting stuck into craft activities inspired by Haughton's unique illustration style and performing readings from his hilarious picturebooks.

Inferno: McQueen – Kent Baker in Conversation Inferno: McQueen – Kent Baker in Conversation
Saturday 11th April 2015 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

To accompany our Gallery exhibition, photographer Kent Baker will be in conversation with curator Olly Walker and fashion editor and journalist Melanie Rickey for an hour-long conversation on McQueen, the Dante show, and his heretofore unseen backstage photos.

NYJO London Jazz Jam  NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 12th April 2015 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free 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.

Sarah Hall: The Wolf Border Sarah Hall: The Wolf Border
Tuesday 14th April 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Tackling fundamental questions of identity and the sway of love, sex and conflict in all human lives, Sarah Hall's The Wolf Border is another outstanding novel from the author described by The Bookseller magazine as "the best young writer in Britain". Sarah will be in conversation with journalist and author Sam Leith.

Rainbow Storytelling! Rainbow Storytelling!
Saturday 18th April 2015 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

We'll be reading from our favourite budding authors, including 'On Sudden Hill' by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies, who have sprouted an inspiring new picture book that's teeming with emblems of friendship and imagination, inspired by the great outdoors.

Foyles Film Club: Classe Tous Risques Foyles Film Club: Classe Tous Risques
Sunday 19th April 2015 2:30pm - Monday 20th April 2015 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Come along for a screening of Claude Sautet's Classe Tous Risques, the 1960 French-Italian gangster movie starring Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo that sees mobster Abel Davos (based on real-life Gestapo henchman Abel Danos) pull one last job before fleeing to Paris to rejoin his wife and children. Somewhat overshadowed by the then-nascent Nouvelle Vague, Classe Tous Risques has since been reclaimed as an overlooked masterpiece.

David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules
Tuesday 21st April 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Don't miss this opportunity to hear a contemporary great as he shares his diagnosis of the status quo, and shows us how best to proceed.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 6:30pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of talent courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings
Thursday 23rd April 2015 6:30pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of talent courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

Afuriko Afuriko
Friday 24th April 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Infectious improvisational world grooves crafted together into full-fledged arrangements and compositions, mostly derived from the vast and spellbinding traditional repertoire of West Africa. The project was formed in Paris in 2010 and is co-led by percussionist Akiko Horii and pianist Jim Funnel.

Venus: Grace Vane Percy in conversation with Suzan Antonowicz, David Fletcher & Jeremy Musson Venus: Grace Vane Percy in conversation with Suzan Antonowicz, David Fletcher & Jeremy Musson
Wednesday 29th April 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event, Free Event

In conversation with Suzan Antonowicz, Head of International and Beauty at The Independent, David Fletcher, fine art and antiques valuer and regular on BBC show Flog It, and author and broadcaster Jeremy Musson, this is an insight into the work of a contemporary art practitioner and an exploration of the representation of women today.

Foyles Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  Foyles Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Thursday 30th April 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 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.

Anne Enright: The Green Road Anne Enright: The Green Road
Thursday 7th May 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Her only London event for publication, this is a chance to discover what goes into Enright's exquisite writing and to hear the author's own story on how she came to be, amongst so many other things, one of today's premier Irish authors.

Foyles Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Foyles Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Tuesday 19th May 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 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.

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