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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.

 

Storybox 2017 logoTo see the full programme for this year's Storybox—our free children's and young adult festival—just click here.

 

 

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Find Upcoming Events:

July 2017 - June 2018

Rob Biddulph Sunk! Rob Biddulph Sunk!
Sunday 23rd July 2017 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Rob Biddulph, the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator for a fun story and draw-along session as he brings his stories to life.

Pirate Party with Jonny Duddle Pirate Party with Jonny Duddle
Sunday 23rd July 2017 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Yo Ho Ho! Meet Jonny Duddle and hear him read from his hilarious books as well as joining in with live drawing.

Build a Giant Brio Train Set Build a Giant Brio Train Set
Monday 24th July 2017 9am - Wednesday 26th July 2017 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Visit our giant Brio train set and get building in our auditorium at our Charing Cross Road shop.

Chelmsford Toddler Hour Chelmsford Toddler Hour
Monday 24th July 2017 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Chelmsford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour
Tuesday 25th July 2017 10:30am - 11:30am Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Cabot Circus. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Fantastically Great Women with Kate Pankhurst Fantastically Great Women with Kate Pankhurst
Thursday 27th July 2017 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

SOLD OUT! Learn about the history of great women in this fun storytelling session with Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Live Jazz in Foyles Bristol – Andrew Kinsman and duo Live Jazz in Foyles Bristol – Andrew Kinsman and duo
Thursday 27th July 2017 5pm - 7pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Music Event

Join us for an informal evening of live jazz sessions on the last Thursday of every month. Saxophonist Andrew Kinsman will assemble the duo each month from a selection of hugely talented musicians.

Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2017
Thursday 27th July 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain.This year marks 100 years since the birth of Arthur C. Clarke and we're delighted once again to be hosting the award ceremony, at which this year's winner will be revealed by the Director of the Clarke Award, Tom Hunter.

Explore the Wonderful World of Beasts with Yuval Zommer Explore the Wonderful World of Beasts with Yuval Zommer
Friday 28th July 2017 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come along to an interactive storytelling and illustration workshop with children's author, Yuval Zommer who will be introducing his latest book, The Wonderful World of Beasts.

Foyles Westfield Story Hour Foyles Westfield Story Hour
Friday 28th July 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Stratford City. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Bloco Lates Showcase Bloco Lates Showcase
Friday 28th July 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge.

Comic Book Strips with Kate Scott and Alexandra Gunn Comic Book Strips with Kate Scott and Alexandra Gunn
Saturday 29th July 2017 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Create your own comic book strips with author and illustrator Kate Scott and Alexandra Gunn.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 29th July 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Adventures in Wonderland Adventures in Wonderland
Saturday 29th July 2017 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Foyles invites you to fall down the rabbit hole once more and join us for a magical snapshot of the 5* smash hit interactive production, Adventures in Wonderland, which returns by popular demand to The Vaults, Waterloo from 13th May – 3rd September.

Story Writing with Lorraine Hellier Story Writing with Lorraine Hellier
Saturday 29th July 2017 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Children’s author, Lorraine Hellier will be introducing her latest novel, Elf King at this hands-on creative writing workshop.

Chelmsford Toddler Hour Chelmsford Toddler Hour
Monday 31st July 2017 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Chelmsford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour
Tuesday 1st August 2017 10:30am - 11:30am Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Cabot Circus. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

MT Tape Mask Making Workshop MT Tape Mask Making Workshop
Tuesday 1st August 2017 2pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Use MT ‘Washi’ Masking Tape to design your own fun animal masks at this entertaining craft session.

Interactive Story Time with Sam Usher Interactive Story Time with Sam Usher
Thursday 3rd August 2017 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join Sam Usher and his characters for a wonderfully interactive event. Sam Usher, author and illustrator of the Snow, Rain and Sun books will encourage children to interact with his characters as he draws them live on a visualizer.

Maisy the Mouse Picnic Maisy the Mouse Picnic
Thursday 3rd August 2017 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Meet Maisy the Mouse and enjoy stories, activities and some picnic treats. We will be serving sweet and savoury treats, taking part in Maisy-themed activities and reading a selection of Maisy titles.

The Gruffalo at Foyles Storybox Festival The Gruffalo at Foyles Storybox Festival
Friday 4th August 2017 3pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join in with the story as we celebrate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's modern classic The Gruffalo - with a special purple-prickled guest appearance!

Foyles Westfield Story Hour Foyles Westfield Story Hour
Friday 4th August 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Stratford City. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 5th August 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Through The Mirror Door: Story Making with Sarah Baker Through The Mirror Door: Story Making with Sarah Baker
Saturday 5th August 2017 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Author, Sarah Baker will be running an interactive story writing and drawing workshop. Help Sarah write the end to her cliff-hanger by drawing what you would like to see ‘through the mirror door’.

Beast Quest: Magic, Games, Role Play and more! Beast Quest: Magic, Games, Role Play and more!
Saturday 5th August 2017 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

A fun, interactive event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Beast Quest with a sneak peek of Adam Blade’s new series, Team Hero.

Chelmsford Toddler Hour Chelmsford Toddler Hour
Monday 7th August 2017 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Chelmsford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour Foyles Bristol Toddler Hour
Tuesday 8th August 2017 10:30am - 11:30am Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Cabot Circus. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Maisy the Mouse Picnic Maisy the Mouse Picnic
Wednesday 9th August 2017 1pm - 2pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Meet Maisy the Mouse and enjoy stories, activities and some picnic treats. We will be serving sweet and savoury treats, taking part in Maisy-themed activities and reading a selection of Maisy titles.

Bob Man on the Moon Bob Man on the Moon
Thursday 10th August 2017 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Simon Bartram, author and illustrator of the Bob Man on the Moon series, will be giving a talk on the creative process of writing and illustrating a novel including as well as discussing the existence of aliens!

The Unfolding Journey: A Lonely Planet Workshop The Unfolding Journey: A Lonely Planet Workshop
Friday 11th August 2017 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Journey down the mighty Amazon River with Lonely Planet Kids. Author of the Lonely Planet Kids Unfolding Journeys series, Stewart Ross will be telling fascinating stories to inspire young explorers and writers whilst children have the opportunity to colour in and add detail to a giant floor map - making the Amazon come alive!

Foyles Westfield Story Hour Foyles Westfield Story Hour
Friday 11th August 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Stratford City. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

YA Reading Group: This Book is Gay YA Reading Group: This Book is Gay
Friday 11th August 2017 7pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

For the last weekend of Storybox, we’re celebrating teen fiction with a YA Weekender. As part of this, we’re hosting our first ever Young Adult Reading Group in our Birmingham shop where we will be discussing Juno Dawson's This Book is Gay.

A Change is Gonna Come: Stripes BAME YA Panel A Change is Gonna Come: Stripes BAME YA Panel
Friday 11th August 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Change your Friday night up with a panel of brilliant YA authors who will be introducing Stripes’ latest YA masterpiece, A Change Is Gonna Come.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 12th August 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

YA Feminism Panel: A Faber Takeover YA Feminism Panel: A Faber Takeover
Saturday 12th August 2017 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

As part of our YA Weekender, we’re hosting a Faber takeover with authors Alwyn Hamilton and Laure Eve who will be discussing the role of feminism in Young Adult fiction.

Bloomsbury YA Panel with Jenny McLachlan, Karen Gregory and Orlagh Collins Bloomsbury YA Panel with Jenny McLachlan, Karen Gregory and Orlagh Collins
Saturday 12th August 2017 7pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

For the last weekend of Storybox, we’re celebrating teen fiction with a YA Weekender. As part of that, we’re hosting an intimate YA Reception Evening in our Bristol store.

Add some Glitter to your Writing: Workshop with Olivia Levez Add some Glitter to your Writing: Workshop with Olivia Levez
Sunday 13th August 2017 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

YA author, Olivia Levez, will be leading an interactive workshop based around her latest book, The Circus.

STIK and Sheila Chandra present a Masterclass in Organising for Creative People STIK and Sheila Chandra present a Masterclass in Organising for Creative People
Wednesday 30th August 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Come along and workshop your creative career issues with mentor/author/World Music pioneer Sheila Chandra and internationally reknowned street artist STIK.

Iain Sinclair and Will Self in conversation Iain Sinclair and Will Self in conversation
Wednesday 6th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for this exclusive event with critically acclaimed writer and esteemed Londoner, Iain Sinclair, and award-winning novelist and journalist, Will Self.

ROBERT WEBB ROBERT WEBB
Wednesday 6th September 2017 7:30pm - 9pm The Glee Club Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Following nine series of Peep Show, and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb.

Marcel Theroux: The Secret Books Marcel Theroux: The Secret Books
Tuesday 12th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Writer and broadcaster, Marcel Theroux, joins us to launch his breathtaking new novel The Secret Books.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm
Wednesday 13th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class invites you to look more carefully and slowly at your own agitated experiences with the aim of clarifying your underlying concerns. It teaches you a toolkit of how to approach your panicked moments of distress and to triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.

MT Tape Family Workshop for London Design Week MT Tape Family Workshop for London Design Week
Saturday 16th September 2017 11am - 12:30 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Go wild with washi and join in the fun with our MT ‘washi’ Masking Tape workshop to celebrate London Design Week.

Alec Soth on Sleeping by the Mississippi Alec Soth on Sleeping by the Mississippi
Monday 18th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join us for this exclusive event where the award winning Alec Soth will be discussing his latest work and the process of capturing the loneliness, longing, and reverie of America's iconic yet oft-neglected ‘third coast’ with writer and photography critic Sean O'Hagan.

MT Tape Workshop for London Design Week MT Tape Workshop for London Design Week
Friday 22nd September 2017 6:30pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Explore the patterning possibilities of MT ‘washi’ Masking Tape by creating your own colourful tape artwork.

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris: The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris: The Lost Words
Thursday 5th October 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join best-selling author and logophile, Robert Macfarlane, and illustrator, Jackie Morris, for a discussion of the lost words of our childhood and the irreplaceable magic of language.

MATT LUCAS Little Me - My life from A-Z MATT LUCAS Little Me - My life from A-Z
Saturday 14th October 2017 2pm - 3:30pm Town Hall Literary Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to present the hilarious, heart-warming and tear-jerking memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and actors, Matt Lucas, Little Me: My Life From A-Z.

Hollie McNish: Plum Hollie McNish: Plum
Sunday 15th October 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to be joined by Hollie McNish at Town Hall to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her new collection, Plum, as well as performing some favourites from previous books.

Armistead Maupin: Logical Family Armistead Maupin: Logical Family
Monday 23rd October 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Armistead Maupin reflects on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life and shares his candid search for his Logical Family for this exclusive event.

Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Morning Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Morning
Saturday 4th November 2017 10am - 1pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, 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.

Gollancz Festival 2017 - Morning Gollancz Festival 2017 - Morning
Saturday 4th November 2017 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz hosts a large selection of their authors for a morning of panel discussions and signing in the Foyles auditorium.

Gollancz Festival 2017 - Afternoon Gollancz Festival 2017 - Afternoon
Saturday 4th November 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Esteemed science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz hosts a large selection of their authors for an afternoon of panel discussions and signing in the Foyles auditorium.

Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Afternoon Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Afternoon
Saturday 4th November 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, 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 an afternoon of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love
Wednesday 8th November 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class provides a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to understand our career potential and then how to align it with the opportunities of the professional world.

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