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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.

If you are interested in hiring Level 6 or our Meeting Room for an event, you can find more details here.

See the full programme for this summer's Storybox children's and YA festival

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July 2016 - June 2017

The Storybox Podcast – Get involved! The Storybox Podcast – Get involved!
Saturday 23rd July 2016 9am - Sunday 14th August 2016 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

To celebrate this year’s Story Box festival in audio, podcast experts WordPlay are bringing their pop-up studio to Foyles, recording weekly shows hosted by you, the festival goers!

Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy truly magical storytelling with author of Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra, Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon.

Find The Spots! Find The Spots!
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Take part in this Scavenger Hunt inspired by Herve Tullet’s iconic children’s book, Press Here.

Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Saturday 30th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Saturday 30th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

Harry Potter Extravaganza: The Search for Harry Potter’s Biggest Fan Harry Potter Extravaganza: The Search for Harry Potter’s Biggest Fan
Saturday 30th July 2016 9pm - 12 Midnight 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

SORRY FULLY BOOKED. Join our epic search for Harry Potter’s biggest fan to celebrate the launch of the eighth instalment in the Harry Potter odyssey.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 10am - 10pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 10am - 6pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 11am - 5pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 11am - 5pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 12 Noon - 6pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Find The Spots! Find The Spots!
Monday 1st August 2016 11am - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Take part in this Scavenger Hunt inspired by Herve Tullet’s iconic children’s book, Press Here.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Monday 1st August 2016 1pm - 2pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Violet Rose Design Your Own Party Violet Rose Design Your Own Party
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Design your own invitations, cakes and bunting for your very own party.

Where's Wally Party Where's Wally Party
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Come along to our Where’s Wally Party with cakes, games and more!

FREEMAN’s 2: The Best New Writing on Family with Sunjeev Sahota, Joanna Kavenna, HM Naqvi Nadifa Mohamed and John Freeman. FREEMAN’s 2: The Best New Writing on Family with Sunjeev Sahota, Joanna Kavenna, HM Naqvi Nadifa Mohamed and John Freeman.
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event

Join us for the UK launch of FREEMAN’s 2: The Best New Writing on Family with contributors Sunjeev Sahota (author of Man Booker shortlisted The Year of the Runaways), Joanna Kavenna (winner of the Orange Award for New Writing and most recently Field Guide to Reality), HM Naqvi (DSC prize winning author of Home Boy) and Nadifa Mohamed (author of Betty Trask prize winning Black Mamba Boy), chaired by editor, author and critic John Freeman.

Meet the White Rabbit! Meet the White Rabbit!
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 12 Noon - 1pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

You are cordially invited to meet the famous White Rabbit – don’t be late!

Animal Show and Tell Animal Show and Tell
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 2pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

FULLY BOOKED - Oasis Animal Encounters will be bringing our Birmingham store alive with some friendly animal friends.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Thursday 4th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable Hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this Hamster-iffic picnic!

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Meet author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson for an afternoon of storytelling and print-making, and learn the importance of finding just the right place to read!

How to Draw Like a Monster with Daisy Hirst How to Draw Like a Monster with Daisy Hirst
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Hear how Daisy invents characters and stories for picture books, and make your own characters in a monster finger puppet workshop.

The Bear Who Stared: Create Your Own Bear Mask The Bear Who Stared: Create Your Own Bear Mask
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join author Duncan Beedie as he reads his debut picture book The Bear Who Stared, followed by a bear mask-making session.

Discuss Witches and YA with debut author Irena Brignull Discuss Witches and YA with debut author Irena Brignull
Thursday 4th August 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Meet brilliant debut YA author, Irena Brignull and learn all about the creative process of writing teen fiction.

Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama
Friday 5th August 2016 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy scripting a radio play in a group, and then perform it live on the radio, even making your own sound effects!

Hugless Douglas Appearance with Free Lemonade Hugless Douglas Appearance with Free Lemonade
Friday 5th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

Hugless Douglas is in need of a hug and we want you to help. The huggable, loveable brown bear will be visiting our London Waterloo store to hand out free delicious lemonade to all of his fans.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Friday 5th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this hamster-iffic picnic!

Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama
Friday 5th August 2016 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy scripting a radio play in a group, and then perform it live on the radio, even making your own sound effects!

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Friday 5th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra
Saturday 6th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy truly magical storytelling with author of Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra, Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon.

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

Letts Wild About Animals Experience Letts Wild About Animals Experience
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy quizzes and games and pet live animals with this Letts Animal Experience.

Viviane Schwarz Illustration Workshop Viviane Schwarz Illustration Workshop
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Draw animals, crocodiles and creatures on a GIANT scale with talented writer, illustrator and performer, Viviane Schwarz.

Circus Crafts with Kate Hindley Circus Crafts with Kate Hindley
Sunday 7th August 2016 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Make circus finger-puppets with Birmingham-based children’s illustrator and designer, Kate Hindley.

Meet the Gruffalo! Meet the Gruffalo!
Sunday 7th August 2016 12 Noon - 1pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

He’s the most huggable monster in fiction and he wants to meet you!

LEGO® City: Build Your Own Adventure LEGO® City: Build Your Own Adventure
Sunday 7th August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Assemble at Foyles this summer for the chance to build, play and learn about the thrilling world of LEGO® City.

Steve Smallman Illustration Class Steve Smallman Illustration Class
Sunday 7th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join Steve Smallman's Illustration Class to learn how to draw dragons, Vikings and more!

How to Draw Professor Astrocat with Ben Newman How to Draw Professor Astrocat with Ben Newman
Monday 8th August 2016 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take a step into the unknown with designer and illustrator Ben Newman.

Awesome Comics with Neill Cameron from The Phoenix Comic Awesome Comics with Neill Cameron from The Phoenix Comic
Monday 8th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Artist and illustrator Neill Cameron, from The Phoenix Comic will guide you through the art of designing comics at this hands-on workshop.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Tuesday 9th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer
Tuesday 9th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an interactive talk and illustration workshop with children's author Yuval Zommer.

Create a Story with Captain Pug Author, Laura James Create a Story with Captain Pug Author, Laura James
Wednesday 10th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come along and meet author Laura James and find out all about her brand new series, The Adventures of Pug.

My Brother is a Superhero My Brother is a Superhero
Wednesday 10th August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

David will be introducing his new book, talking all about the creative process of writing such hilarious fiction and keeping the audience giggling throughout.

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Wednesday 10th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

This Book is Funny with Alex Milway, Robin Etherington, Gareth P Jones and Mark Lowery This Book is Funny with Alex Milway, Robin Etherington, Gareth P Jones and Mark Lowery
Thursday 11th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join a stellar line-up of authors for a LOL-filled session in partnership with This Book Is Funny!

YA Reception with Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema YA Reception with Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema
Thursday 11th August 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate established teen writing as well as being at the forefront of new fiction with our first YA Reception in Birmingham in partnership with Walker Books.

Faber Digital Storytelling Space Faber Digital Storytelling Space
Friday 12th August 2016 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Get cosy with your little ones and listen to some of Faber’s most popular children’s books read by the authors and illustrators who created them.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Friday 12th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this hamster-iffic picnic!

Our Blue Planet with Ella Bailey Our Blue Planet with Ella Bailey
Friday 12th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Engage little conservationists with an interactive workshop based around Ella Bailey's One Day on Our Blue Planet series.

Witch Wars with Sibéal Pounder Witch Wars with Sibéal Pounder
Friday 12th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Prepare to un-learn everything you thought you knew about witches as we invite you to Ritzy City – Sibéal Pounder’s magical world of witches!

It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph
Saturday 13th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

It’s a dog’s life in the big city… come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world!

Comedy Rap Battle with Ben Smith and Sav Akyüz Comedy Rap Battle with Ben Smith and Sav Akyüz
Saturday 13th August 2016 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

See this brand new, hilarious picture book brought to life by the creators, Ben Bailey Smith (actor, comedian and rapper Doc Brown) and illustrator Sav Akyüz as they keep young mischief-makers entertained with the cheeky trickster Bear.

Chris Russell: Songs About A Girl Chris Russell: Songs About A Girl
Saturday 13th August 2016 5pm - 6pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Music Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Meet Chris Russell, the musician and author and learn how to follow your own individual passion.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Sunday 14th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Get Creative with Doodle Girl Get Creative with Doodle Girl
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Spend an hour with the creators of Doodle Girl for a reading, a 'giant doodle' which you can all join in with, colouring and drawing activities.

It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

It’s a dog’s life in the big city…come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world!

Lonely Planet Kids: Bristol City Trails with Moira Butterfield Lonely Planet Kids: Bristol City Trails with Moira Butterfield
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come on an adventure with Lonely Planet Kids and author of Lonely Planet Kids City Trails, Moira Butterfield.

Creative Writing and Illustration Workshop with the creators of Maggie McGee in conjunction with The Big Read Creative Writing and Illustration Workshop with the creators of Maggie McGee in conjunction with The Big Read
Saturday 20th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Creators of The Unstoppable Maggie McGee, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator, Dave Gray are running an interactive creative writing and illustration workshop in our Birmingham store during the Summer Holidays.

Cookbook Confidential: An Evening with Diana Henry Cookbook Confidential: An Evening with Diana Henry
Wednesday 7th September 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Perhaps no other food writer today has captured the imagination and heart like Diana Henry. Since her first book Crazy Water Pickled Lemons was published, she’s built a loyal following who crave both her recipes and writing. To celebrate the publication of her tenth book, Simple, you’re invited to join her as she talks about what she loves (and loathes) about cooking and writing and the inspiration behind her new book – a superb collection of fuss-free recipes, all packed with flavour that will become friends for life.

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

An exhibition exploring witty thinking in design and branding allows you to explore wit within the creative process.

Gollanczfest - Saturday Morning Ticket Gollanczfest - Saturday Morning Ticket
Saturday 17th September 2016 10am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Come and join esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz and a host of their authors for a morning of discussion and debate.

Gollanczfest The Writer's Day – Saturday Morning ticket Gollanczfest The Writer's Day – Saturday Morning ticket
Saturday 17th September 2016 10am - 1pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Chargeable Event

Join science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz, in the cosy Phoenix Artist Club (just across the road from Foyles, Charing Cross Road) for a morning of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer.

Gollanczfest - Saturday Afternoon Ticket Gollanczfest - Saturday Afternoon Ticket
Saturday 17th September 2016 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Come and join esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz and a host of their authors for an afternoon of discussion and debate.

Gollanczfest The Writer's Day – Saturday Afternoon ticket Gollanczfest The Writer's Day – Saturday Afternoon ticket
Saturday 17th September 2016 3pm - 6pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Chargeable Event

science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz, in the cosy Phoenix Artist Club (just across the road from Foyles, Charing Cross Road) for a morning of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer. writers of genre.

Gollancz Festival Party – Saturday Evening ticket Gollancz Festival Party – Saturday Evening ticket
Saturday 17th September 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Ten years ago four of the biggest names in modern fantasy were published. Science fiction and fantasy publisher, Gollancz, celebrates this landmark achievement with special editions of these four novels:

Gollanczfest – Sunday Ticket Gollanczfest – Sunday Ticket
Sunday 18th September 2016 10am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Come and join esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz for a morning of intimate conversations between authors. This ticket grants all holders access to four morning discussions in the Foyles auditorium including:

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).

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