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FLTWe are delighted to announce the launch of Foyles Literary Tours. Working alongside leading and long-established escorted tours specialists, we have created the first in a unique series of tours especially for book lovers.

Foyles Literary Tours International is currently offering a VIP trip of a lifetime to the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2015, in the company of prize-winning novelist Marcel Theroux.

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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.


If you are interested in hiring our Auditorium or Meeting Room for an event, you can find more details here.

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October 2014 - September 2015

David Levene: Eyewitness David Levene: Eyewitness
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 9:30am - Sunday 26th October 2014 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event More Info »

10 photographs taken by David Levene for The Guardian's Eyewitness series have been blown up to over 1.5m across, allowing viewers to experience these powerful and monumental images on a scale at which they have never been seen before.

Ray’s Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev’s Uranium Ensemble Ray’s Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev’s Uranium Ensemble
Wednesday 1st October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

Ray's regular Zhenya Strigalev is back with his Uranium Ensemble and their newest line-up. Expect blistering solos, free-jazz hi-jinks and witty repartee.

Exclusive Signing: Sandy and Sandra sign The World According to Gogglebox Exclusive Signing: Sandy and Sandra sign The World According to Gogglebox
Wednesday 1st October 2014 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event More Info »

Striding into its fourth series with millions of regular viewers, BAFTA-winning Channel Four favourite Gogglebox is a phenomenon that just keeps on growing. To celebrate the publication of the official companion to the show, we're giving you the chance to say hello to Brixton best friends Sandy Channer and Sandra Martin.

Social Enterprise: Its Importance, Influence and Impact on Society Social Enterprise: Its Importance, Influence and Impact on Society
Thursday 2nd October 2014 5:45pm - 7:45pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Join us for a quasi-political debate in a relaxed atmosphere, accompanied by live music and a free copy of The Honesty Pot for all attendees.

Ray’s Jazz: Taeko Kunishima Trio Ray’s Jazz: Taeko Kunishima Trio
Thursday 2nd October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

Based in Tokyo, Kunishima stops at Foyles on a flying visit to the UK. Playing material from her latest album 'Late Autumn' as well as a selection of brand-new work, she will be accompanied by longtime collaborators Clive Bell and Paul Moylan.

Battle of Ideas at Foyles: Do we need a British Bill of Rights? Battle of Ideas at Foyles: Do we need a British Bill of Rights?
Monday 6th October 2014 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

The Magna Carta turns 800 in 2015. While the build-up to its anniversary has been dominated by arguments about whether it should be taught in schools as part of lessons on 'British values' aimed at tackling 'Trojan Horse' extremism, others have strongly suggested Britain needs a contemporary equivalent.

 Peter F Hamilton - The Abyss Beyond Dreams Peter F Hamilton - The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Wednesday 8th October 2014 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event, Literary Event, Signing More Info »

Discover new worlds with the UK's biggest selling science fiction author Peter F Hamilton, in this pre-publication event to launch The Abyss Beyond Dreams.

Ray’s Jazz: Tomorrow’s Warriors present Nérija Ray’s Jazz: Tomorrow’s Warriors present Nérija
Friday 10th October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

Nérija was borne of a Tomorrow's Warriors initiative to hold sessions for young women in jazz, specifically with the aim of fostering a comfortable, ungendered space for their creative development. Come along as these Ray's regulars present their latest project.

Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum
Saturday 11th October 2014 11:30am - 12:30 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

As part of the Books Are My Bag 'Big Bookshop Party', we've invited the phizz-whizzing storytellers of the Roald Dahl Museum to perform in our children's department.

Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum
Saturday 11th October 2014 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

As part of the Books Are My Bag 'Big Bookshop Party', we've invited the phizz-whizzing storytellers of the Roald Dahl Museum to perform in our children's department.

Southville Writers and Bristol Women Writers Literary Workshop Southville Writers and Bristol Women Writers Literary Workshop
Saturday 11th October 2014 2pm - 7pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

As part of this year's Books Are My Bag national campaign, Southville Writers and Bristol Women Writers will be hosting a day of readings, talks and workshops celebrating the work of local novelists, poets and short story writers.

Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum
Saturday 11th October 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

s part of the Books Are My Bag 'Big Bookshop Party', we've invited the phizz-whizzing storytellers of the Roald Dahl Museum to perform in our children's department.

Lucy Porter Loves Books Lucy Porter Loves Books
Saturday 11th October 2014 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Join award-winning comedian, writer and actress Lucy Porter for this stand-up show about the joy of reading as part of this year's Books Are My Bag shenanigans at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Robin Ince's Bad Book Club Robin Ince's Bad Book Club
Saturday 11th October 2014 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

CANCELLED Cult favourite and 'darling of the indie comedy scene' (The Independent), comedian Robin Ince presents this acclaimed show about the worst books on the planet.

Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum Storytelling with the Roald Dahl Museum
Saturday 11th October 2014 4pm - 5pm Westfield White City Children's Event, Free Event More Info »

As part of the Books Are My Bag 'Big Bookshop Party', we've invited the phizz-whizzing storytellers of the Roald Dahl Museum to perform in our children's department.

My Life In Books with Jenny Eclair, Sara Pascoe and guests, hosted by BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop. My Life In Books with Jenny Eclair, Sara Pascoe and guests, hosted by BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop.
Saturday 11th October 2014 5pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Grumpy Old Woman Jenny Éclair joins Channel 4's Stand Up for the Week Sara Pascoe and other guests in conversation with BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop to talk about their favourite books, the moment in life that reading saved them -- and the books they really could have done without.

Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 12th October 2014 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info »

Come along to our monthly jam session with solos from members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. The jam is also open to the floor - that's you! - so feel free to bring your instruments and talents along.

Making Moviemakers – with Little White Lies Making Moviemakers – with Little White Lies
Tuesday 14th October 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

To celebrate the release of What I Love About Movies - the first book by the makers of movie magazine Little White Lies - Foyles presents an evening of illustration and design talk hosted by Little White Lies' creative director, Timba Smits.

The Reverend Richard Coles – Fathomless Riches: From Pop to Pulpit The Reverend Richard Coles – Fathomless Riches: From Pop to Pulpit
Wednesday 15th October 2014 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Former member of The Communards, an openly gay Anglican clergyman and a regular television and radio personality, the Reverend Richard Coles swaps his Northamptonshire pulpit for the Foyles stage to deliver an evening of his much-loved wit and wisdom.

James Meek - Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas James Meek - Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Thursday 16th October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

James Meek explores the human stories behind the incremental privatisation of the nation over the last three decades and the impact it has had on us all.

Ray’s Jazz: NoName Trio Ray’s Jazz: NoName Trio
Friday 17th October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

NoName Trio fuse jazz, traditional Iranian music and more to produce original compositions as well as fresh takes on tunes you know and love.

Laydeez Do Comics
Monday 20th October 2014 6pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Since its launch by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman in 2009, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's foremost women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus 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.

Foyles Book Club Foyles Book Club
Tuesday 21st October 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

SORRY- FULLY BOOKED! We launch our Book Club, with DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover -a significant book in Foyles' history - as the first title under discussion.

Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Suzie Grogan, writer on women's issues, health, family and social history, will be examining the shift in mental health treatment in the decades following the Frist World War and discussing her new book, Shell Shocked Britain.

Junko Mizuno: Comica Conversation with Jason Atomic Junko Mizuno: Comica Conversation with Jason Atomic
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

In her exclusive London speaking engagement as part of Comica Festival 2014, Junko Mizuno will be in conversation with comics artist, publisher and curator Jason Atomic. Mizuno will also be drawing live during the event and available for signing afterward.

Jacqueline Rose - Women in Dark Times - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Jacqueline Rose - Women in Dark Times - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Thursday 23rd October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Recognised for her writing in psychoanalysis, feminism and literature, Jacqueline Rose explores and draws parallels between the lives of three remarkable women.

New Writers Evening New Writers Evening
Thursday 23rd October 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Ever on the hunt for new literary voices, in this first of a new format event we bring together a panel of up-and-coming authors and an audience of readers to explore the road to publication and what lies beyond.

Ray’s Jazz: Costi & Janes Project Ray’s Jazz: Costi & Janes Project
Friday 24th October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

Costi & Janes Project is a recent collaboration between Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi and London guitarist Tal Janes. Drawing on influences from the Israeli folk songs of the 1950s with which they grew up, the pair have been exploring new compositions and arrangements all the while tinged with inflections of contemporary jazz.

Ray’s Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev’s Uranium Ensemble Ray’s Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev’s Uranium Ensemble
Wednesday 29th October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event More Info »

Ray's regular Zhenya Strigalev is back with his Uranium Ensemble and their newest line-up. Expect blistering solos, free-jazz hi-jinks and witty repartee.

Matt Parker: Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension Matt Parker: Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Thursday 30th October 2014 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Matt Parker's Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension opens up some of the big mysteries of mathematics via puzzles, activities and anecdotes specially designed not to make your head explode. Join Matt for an event that promises to be lively, enlightening and just a little bit mind-boggling.

Supercrash: A Comica Conversation with Darryl Cunningham and Danny Dorling Supercrash: A Comica Conversation with Darryl Cunningham and Danny Dorling
Monday 3rd November 2014 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Join us for this special Comica Festival event with leading graphic journalist Darryl Cunningham as he discusses his latest work Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy (Myriad Editions) - a study of the origins of the 2008 financial crash and the philosophy that caused it to happen.

Hackers and Hoaxers: Inside Anonymous with Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow & James Bridle Hackers and Hoaxers: Inside Anonymous with Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow & James Bridle
Tuesday 4th November 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Anonymous, a group of hackers, activists and technologists, have slammed onto the global stage with a series of high-profile operations. But how much do we know about who they are and what motivates them?

Boualem Sansal - Harraga - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Boualem Sansal - Harraga - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Wednesday 5th November 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Boualem Sansal is considered one of Algeria's most important writers. This evening he talks about his work and his new novel Harraga.

Joanna Bourke - Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Joanna Bourke - Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Thursday 6th November 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

With the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War comes a deluge of books, documentaries, feature films and radio programmes. Historian Joanna Bourke explores the history, culture and politics of warfare in an increasingly violent world.

Graham Hancock - War God: Return of the Plumed Serpent Graham Hancock - War God: Return of the Plumed Serpent
Thursday 6th November 2014 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event More Info »

Return to a world of Aztecs and conquistadors, of politics, action and magic - the world of Graham Hancock's War God. Delve into the mysteries of our ancient past, in the company of an accomplished and ever-provocative writer and speaker.

What Makes a Cult Comic? - A Comica Conversation in Association with Broken Frontier What Makes a Cult Comic? - A Comica Conversation in Association with Broken Frontier
Friday 7th November 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

Join us for this Comica panel event discussing small press and cult comics to launch The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics, with editor Ilya and a host of practising artists and critics.

Goddamn This War! Comica Present Jacques Tardi in conversation with Pat Mills Goddamn This War! Comica Present Jacques Tardi in conversation with Pat Mills
Monday 10th November 2014 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event More Info »

To reflect on the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, Tardi, author of masterworks such as It Was The War Of The Trenches and Goddamn This War!, undertakes his first ever public interview in Britain.

Game of History
Wednesday 12th November 2014 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Delve into the mystical world of historical fantasy with a panel of acclaimed authors as they discuss the rising popularity of the emerging sub-genre.

Ann Oakley - Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender and Social Science - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Ann Oakley - Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender and Social Science - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Wednesday 19th November 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info »

Ann Oakley, a sociologist and best-selling writer, draws on her own life and that of her father, Richard Titmuss, a policy analyst and defender of the welfare state, to offer a view of the connections between private lives and public work.

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